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  1. Space-based Passive Night Vision Vibrometer

    SBC: Wavefront            Topic: AF12BT02

    ABSTRACT: Remote sensing of surface vibration is an important modality of measures and signals intelligence (MASINT) with a wide range of military applications including target discrimination, clutter rejection, analysis of engine signatures, and seismic detection of buried threats. Other applications of remote vibrometry include remote acoustic sensing, aerial sonar, structural damage assessmen ...

    STTR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Space-Time Signal Processing for Detecting and Classifying Distributed Attacks in Networks

    SBC: NUMERICA CORPORATION            Topic: AF09BT09

    A mathematical framework for detection and classification of weak, distributed patterns on computer networks is proposed. The framework will provide rigorous methods for understanding performance bounds and optimality of intrusion detection methods, while also providing concrete and implementable algorithms. The algorithms will find immediate application in cyber-security efforts, as well as mor ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Spatiotemporally Resolved Infrared Spectroscopy in High-Pressure Turbulent Combustors

    SBC: TRUVENTIC LLC            Topic: AF16AT15

    The US Air Force requires quantitative spatially and temporally resolved measurements of key rate-controlling intermediate species in reacting flows at elevated pressures for Air Force advanced propulsion systems. Such information is critically needed fo...

    STTR Phase I 2016 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Speckle image processing for conformal sub-aperture arrays

    SBC: Optical Physics Company            Topic: AF08T021

    Future Air Force platforms require electro-optic long range imaging systems conformal to the surface of the aircraft to minimize drag and maximize stealth. The long imaging range often means having to compensate for atmospheric turbulence as well as the boundary layer around the aircraft. During the first phase of this STTR project, Optical Physics Company (OPC) demonstrated the feasibility o ...

    STTR Phase II 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Spectrum Sensing and Sharing by Cognitive Radios in Position, Navigation and Timing (PNT) Systems

    SBC: Echo Ridge, LLC            Topic: AF15AT23

    Echo Ridge proposes to prototype and demonstrate an architecture and key algorithms to support spectrum sharing for Position, Navigation, and Timing (PNT) that focuses on spectrally congested and high likelihood operational scenarios. Four key results are proposed to be delivered: 1) end-to-end Hardware-in-the-Loop (HiTL) lab demonstration of all segments of the solution in Air Force-relevant oper ...

    STTR Phase II 2016 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. ST-ISCAD: an Affordable High Performance Telescope System for Investigating Satellites Cataloged as Debris (ISCAD)

    SBC: SOTER TECHNOLOGY, LLC            Topic: AF16AT04

    This program will develop and analyze a design for a high performance, low cost, one-person-mobile telescope, mount, and camera to track space debris. It will use an innovative optical design, unique optical fabrication technology, and a novel mirror bl...

    STTR Phase I 2016 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Storable Clean Ethane/ethylene Nitrous Engine (SCENE)

    SBC: PIONEER ASTRONAUTICS            Topic: MDA18T005

    he Storable Clean Ethane-ethylene Nitrous Engine (SCENE) is a proposed technology designed to provide upper stages and spacecraft with non-toxic, liquid, non-cryogenic, high-performance propulsion with an Isp on the order of 300 seconds. The propellant components are stored as liquids under their saturated vapor pressures. With the SCENE, nitrous oxide is used as an autogenously pressurized oxidiz ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  8. Subaperture Adaptive Optics for directed energy phased arrays

    SBC: G. A. Tyler Associates, Inc.            Topic: AF12BT13

    ABSTRACT: The proposed research will develop a method of compensating atmospheric disturbances in the transmitting subapertures of a phased array transceiver operating in the infrared. The aero-optical boundary layer and atmospheric turbulence create phase variations within each subaperture. To compensate these variations, an adaptive optical system will be used in each subaperture. The propos ...

    STTR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Supercontinuum Fiber Laser for Multi-Spectral Energy Propagation

    SBC: POLARONYX INC            Topic: AF09BT01

    Based on our success in developing the world first commercial high power femtosecond fiber laser system and our leading technology development in ultrashort pulsed fiber laser and nonlinear fiber optics, PolarOnyx proposes, for the first time, a compact all fiber based high power (>kW) mid-IR supercontinuum source (1-5 micron) to meet with the requirement of the AF solicitation AF09-BT01. The lase ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Surface plasmon enhanced thin-film photovoltaic systems

    SBC: ITN ENERGY SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: AF09BT39

    This Small Business Technology Transfer Research phase I program will develop a new class of surface plasmon enhanced photovoltaic devices that exhibit increased current collection. Photon management, the manipulation of the incident optical field to increase the probability that a photon is absorbed in the active region of the cell, is critical to the development of next generation thin film sol ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
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