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  1. Carbon Nanotube-Based Heater Coatings for Processing of Thermosetting and Thermoplastic Composites

    SBC: MAINSTREAM ENGINEERING CORP            Topic: N18BT031

    For this research program, Mainstream will collaborate with Colorado State University (CSU) to develop a nanostructured heater capable of curing aerospace grade composites out-of-autoclave (OOA). The use of autoclaves is the primary cost driver in composite manufacturing due to size limitations, long processing times, and inefficient energy usage. Therefore, the Navy is looking to develop a nanost ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseNavy
  2. Blending Classical Model-Based Target Classification and Identification Approaches with Data-Driven Artificial Intelligence

    SBC: TOYON RESEARCH CORPORATION            Topic: N18BT033

    Toyon Research Corp. and the University of California propose to develop innovative algorithms to perform automatic target recognition (ATR), localization, and classification of maritime and land targets in EO/IR, LiDAR, and SAR imagery. The proposed algorithms are based on recent developments made at the University of California, which outline a strong mathematical framework for naturally blendin ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseNavy
  3. Lasers Based on Gas Filled Hollow-Core Photonic Crystal Fibers

    SBC: IRFLEX CORP            Topic: AF18BT015

    Current continuous wave (CW) and pulse mid-wave infrared (MWIR) lasers have design and performance limitations that constrain their usability in some critical Air Force applications. There is an important need to create a new class of MWIR laser sources with less drawbacks and higher pulse energies and CW powers. The proposed work will demonstrate the technical feasibility of an innovative MWIR la ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Lasers Based on Gas or Liquid Filled Hollow-Core Photonic Crystal Fibers

    SBC: SA PHOTONICS, LLC            Topic: AF18BT015

    We propose a compact, monolithic, power scalable, hollow core fiber-gas laser emitting in the atmospheric transmission region in the mid-IR. The proposed optically pumped fiber-gas laser system is efficient, has a small footprint as well has a broad spectral coverage in the mid-IR. Due to the unique approach employed, the proposed technology allows generation of mid-IR output with varying pulse re ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Advanced Command and Control Architectures for Autonomous Sensing

    SBC: TOYON RESEARCH CORPORATION            Topic: N18BT030

    We propose to develop an innovative open architecture for the semi-autonomous command and control (C2) of teaming Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). The proposed architecture, based upon Toyon’s Decentralized Asset Management system, supports both centralized and decentralized fusion and control autonomy solutions as well as hybrids approaches. Leveraging STANAG-4586, TCP/IP, UPD, Google™ protob ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseNavy
  6. Collective Meta-Reasoning Runtime Assurance of Machine Intelligence for Unmanned Autonomous Vehicles

    SBC: BARRON ASSOCIATES, INC.            Topic: N18BT032

    Barron Associates has teamed with a prominent researcher in the field of formal verification of cyber physical systems to propose a new paradigm in runtime assurance for complex autonomous systems controlled and operated by artificial machine intelligence. A two-stage approach is considered in which formal verification processes are first performed offline at algorithm design time. Online, during ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseNavy
  7. Wave-Optic Propagation Computation Enabled by Machine Learning Algorithms (WOPA)

    SBC: Luminit LLC            Topic: AF18BT004

    To address the U.S. Air Force need for Developing innovative wave-optics Propagation methods to model laser systems that are faster, efficient and more accurate, Luminit, LLC, and University of Southern California (USC) propose to develop Wave-Optic Propagation Computation Enabled by Machine Learning Algorithms (WOPA). The proposed algorithms will be based on cutting off redundant frequencies upon ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Integrated learning-based and regularization-based super resolution for extreme MWIR image enhancement

    SBC: OPTO-KNOWLEDGE SYSTEMS INC            Topic: N17AT016

    OKSI and Northwestern University propose to develop a single-image super-resolution (SR) methodology for mid-wave infrared (MWIR) imagery that combines learning-based and regularization-based approaches to produce extreme enhancement of low-resolution images. We will also develop a detector-limited imaging system specifically designed to be used with the SR methodology for which even higher levels ...

    STTR Phase II 2019 Department of DefenseNavy
  9. Learner Engagement and Motivation to Learn Assessment and Monitoring System

    SBC: Design Interactive, Inc.            Topic: AF17AT009

    Training can now be delivered on a large scale through emerging platforms, but training must be engaging to be effectively utilized. Key to providing training that makes a difference in the field is an understanding of how to induce high levels of engagement during learning and the ability to objectively assess engagement in real-time so that interventions can be tailored during training to optimi ...

    STTR Phase II 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Thin Film Deposition of Highly Conductive Metals for Sensor Applications- Phase II

    SBC: SUMMIT INFORMATION SOLUTIONS, INC.            Topic: A17AT001

    Deposition of highly conductive, continuous thin film metals has proven to be a significant challenge. There are several techniques that allow deposition of these metals, but their application is limited to planar surfaces and only offer complete line of sight deposition. During a recent Phase I STTR project, Summit Information Solutions, Inc. (Summit), in partnership with University of Alabama in ...

    STTR Phase II 2019 Department of DefenseArmy
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