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SBC: SCIENTIFIC SYSTEMS CO INC Topic: AF18AT014
The introduction of computer vision in precision-guided ammunition will potentially increase their targeting capabilities, in particular for moving targets such as tanks, vehicles and mobile command posts. EO/IR cameras offer a relatively inexpensive, low-SWaP payload solution which, combined with latest advances in SIMD hardware (GPUs), are finally starting to allow running sophisticated visual g ...STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
SBC: Intelligent Automation, Inc. Topic: AF18AT014
Target detection and recognition is a challenging problem because of changes in appearance, viewing direction, occlusion and other covariates. Systems that can accurately and efficiently detect and track objects can provide several benefits in surveillance, monitoring and other applications. As part of this effort, we propose to develop a robust learning-based approach to detect, track and recogni ...STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
Orientation-patterned Semiconductor Crystals with Low Insertion Loss and High Resistance to Laser DamageSBC: PHYSICAL SCIENCES INC. Topic: AF18AT016
The Air Force needs tunable laser systems with high average power in the mid-infrared region of the spectrum for military applications including defense against heat-seeking missiles.Currently-fieldedlaser systems, based on nonlinear frequency conversion in periodically poled lithium niobate (PPLN), have limited optical power at wavelengths between 4 m and 5 m because of intrinsic absorption in th ...STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
SBC: INTELLIGENT FUSION TECHNOLOGY, INC. Topic: N18AT009
This effort proposes to develop situational awareness methodologies for mission critical ship system based on the state-of-the-art probabilistic knowledge graph (KG) and deep learning. The proposed KG approach can incorporate various data fusion technologies for analysis of unstructured data (text, images, etc.) and structured data (signal feeds, database items, etc.) for automated decision suppor ...STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseNavy
SBC: Intelligent Automation, Inc. Topic: N18AT011
Materials for thermal protection are required to protect structural components of space vehicles during the re-entry stage, missile launching systems, and solid rocket motors (SRMs). Polymer resins that have high char retention (e.g., phenolic resins) are the most common matrices in the composite materials for rigid thermal protection systems (TPSs) due to their tunable density, lower cost, and hi ...STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseNavy
SBC: Intelligent Automation, Inc. Topic: N18AT013
Additive manufacturing (AM) systems, especially metal AM, bring revolutionary capabilities, but suffer from a lack of understanding of the defects that exist within the components. In this research, based on selective experimental study and numerical simulations, we will develop an empirical database of defects and their effects on mechanical properties using Laser Powder Bed Fusion (LPBF) technol ...STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseNavy
An Integrated Materials Informatics/Sequential Learning Framework to Predict the Effects of Defects in Metals Additive ManufacturingSBC: Citrine Informatics, Inc. Topic: N18AT013
In this project, Citrine Informatics and the ADAPT Center at the Colorado School of Mines propose to build an informatics-driven system to understand the effects of defects in additive manufactured parts. The entire history of each sample will be captured on this system; from specific printing parameters and details of precursor materials through to part characterizations and performance measureme ...STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseNavy
Mentoring and Responsive Learning through Intelligent Nautical Skill-modeling, Prompting, Intervention, and Feedback during Instructor-Controlled ExerSBC: CHARLES RIVER ANALYTICS, INC. Topic: N18AT014
The safety and operational success of the U.S. Navy (USN) depends on expert navigation, seamanship, and shiphandling skills. Tragically, the Navy experienced four major incidents in 2017. The resulting USN Comprehensive Review identified lapses in basic seamanship and safe navigation skills as contributing factors, reinforcing the critical need for rigorous shiphandling training and proficiency as ...STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseNavy
SBC: QUALTECH SYSTEMS, INC. Topic: N18AT015
Qualtech Systems, Inc. (QSI), in collaboration with VU proposes to develop a state-of-the art HMS system featuring: (1) Low Hardware cost by leveraging industrial-grade computers ruggedized to military specifications (2) Low Software cost by leveraging QSI’s COTS TEAMS software with real-time monitoring and diagnosis capabilities (3) Vibration and Shock Analysis and its impact on vehicle and cre ...STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseNavy
SBC: ATA ENGINEERING, INC. Topic: N18BT029
Traditional approaches to accelerated fatigue testing rely on heuristic methods with thresholds based mostly on experience and engineering judgment. These methods generally do not apply to the multiaxial dynamic loading situations characteristic of most aerospace applications and often result in uncharacteristic fatigue damage and failure modes during testing. To overcome the limitations of tradit ...STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseNavy