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  1. Unified sensor for atmospheric turbulence and refractivity characterization

    SBC: G. A. Tyler Associates, Inc.            Topic: AF17AT008

    In this effort, tOSC and the University of New Mexico COSMIAC (Configurable Space Microsystems Innovation Applications Center) will combine to generate a Target-in-the-Loop (TIL) system concept that can simultaneously measure the strength of atmospheric turbulence and scintillation, as well as the refractivity occurring at the measurement time. For this system concept, we will leverage existing tO ...

    STTR Phase II 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Cognitive Adaptation and Mission Optimization (CAMO) for Autonomous Teams of UAS Platforms

    SBC: OPTO-KNOWLEDGE SYSTEMS INC            Topic: N17BT035

    The Navy needs cognitive control capabilities that enable an autonomous robotic team comprised of a ground control station node and a team of UAS platforms to operate independently (or with minimal human oversight) while carrying out complex missions. A cognitive control capability needs to be developed that concurrently optimizes the balance of mission risk / performance with respect to the Navy ...

    STTR Phase II 2019 Department of DefenseNavy
  3. Regional Radio Frequency Attenuation and Interference Monitor (RF-AIM)

    SBC: Silvus Technologies, Inc.            Topic: AF18BT005

    Silvus Technologies and the University of California Los Angeles propose a system design and a rapid development path for the Regional Radio Frequency Attenuation and Interference Monitor, or ‘RF-AIM’. RF-AIM is intended to provide continuous wide area awareness of RF spectrum availability in the presence of arbitrary interference and attenuation from natural or man-made causes. The t ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Carbon Nanotube FET Modeling and RF circuits

    SBC: CARBON TECHNOLOGY INC            Topic: AF18BT006

    The proposed work aims at detailed investigation of Carbon Nanotube Field-Effect Transistor (CNTFET) device design and its impact on Radio-frequency (RF) circuit performance in comparison to Si-MOSFETs and related circuits at the same channel lengths. The goal is to establish a geometry scalable CNTFET compact model for RF circuit design and determine its parameters based on characteristics from b ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. Electronically Dimmable Eye Protection Devices (EDEPD)

    SBC: Aegis Technologies Group, LLC, The            Topic: AF18BT003

    Electronically dimmable materials with sufficiently strong visible transmission shift, color neutrality, durability and switching speeds have eluded development since the search began nearly half a century ago. We demonstrate the potential for dynamic optical dimming using plasmonic nanostructures with electrodynamic simulations of promising plasmonic metamaterial architectures. In order to achiev ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Adaptive and Smart Materials for Advanced Manufacturing Methods

    SBC: NEXTGEN AERONAUTICS, INC.            Topic: AF17AT018

    The focus of this STTR program is the development and maturation of a novel, room-temperature process to fabricate multi-layer metal-polymer (including PVDF and other smart materials) composites in an additive approach. This overcomes the limitation arising from the large temperature difference between metal and polymer manufacturing processes, and presents a new technology for additive manufactur ...

    STTR Phase II 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. High Speed High Accuracy Artificial Neural Networks for UAV based Target Identification

    SBC: UHV TECHNOLOGIES, INC.            Topic: AF18BT007

    The machine learning and artificial intelligence community has recently garnered much attention for ground breaking performance of novel neural network architectures for self-driving cars. One of the machine learning methods used in self-driving cars is semantic segmentation. In this fashion each pixel in an image is label with a class, allowing for contour-based image segmentation which is differ ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Reconfigurable / cognitive optical communications

    SBC: VULCAN WIRELESS, INC.            Topic: AF18AT010

    This proposal will outline a bi-directional software defined Free Space Optics (FSO) laser communications testbed with flexible optical elements and reprogrammable waveform and signal processing elements. Vulcan Wireless Inc. currently manufacturers a 1550nm, eye safe, software defined Laser Communications Testbed MD-LC-1 and will use this as a basis for the Phase 1 effort. We will also be teaming ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Passive Spacecraft Coating

    SBC: GLOYER-TAYLOR LABORATORIES INC            Topic: AF18AT011

    The overall objective of this effort is to demonstrate that UTSI’s Nanoneedle array technology can be used to develop a material for application to spacecraft to produce passive electron emission in a space plasma environment. It is envisioned that this spacecraft material will be used as a coating placed upon the spacecraft surface, similar to MLI. UTSI has demonstrated that the Nanoneedle ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Nanomaterials-Enabled Electrochromic Eye Protection Device

    SBC: INNOSENSE CORPORATION            Topic: AF18BT003

    This project will address the U.S. Air Force needs for single-piece, electronically dimmable eye protection device (EDEPD). In Phase I, InnoSense LLC (ISL) will demonstrate feasibility of the approach by incorporating electrochromic layer on curved polycarbonate substrates. Phase I tests will include optical and physical characterizations regarding transmission range, switching speed, haze, unifor ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
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