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SBC: SA PHOTONICS, LLC Topic: AF14AT12
ABSTRACT: We exploit recent advances in magnetoelectric/piezoelectric (ME/PE) composite materials to enable the development of efficient sub-wavelength radio frequency (RF) transmitting antennas. With these materials will be possible to achieve high dielectric permittivity and magnetic permeability, slow electromagnetic propagation and low RF loss tangents. Together, these special properties m ...STTR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
SBC: LONGSHORTWAY INC. Topic: AF15AT35
ABSTRACT: LongShortWay Inc and NorthEastern University propose new feature clustering methods that improve performance of motion imagery classifiers. Developed algorithms will be demonstrated on AFRL Minor Area Motion Imagery (MAMI) data; BENEFIT: Enhanced classifier performance, robust feature selectionSTTR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
SBC: Guidestar Optical Systems, Inc. Topic: AF18AT006
Modern Directed Energy (DE) missions require target engagements at low elevation angles and long ranges.These engagement geometries require propagation through distributed-volume turbulence. To correct for distributed-volume turbulence effects, an estimation of the turbulence along the propagation path is required. Correcting for these image aberrations will improve the quality of the target image ...STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
SBC: Third Dimension Technologies LLC Topic: AF16AT07
The Air Force has identified a need for the creation of a common streaming model for 3D data that is agnostic to the display technology. To address this need, Third Dimension Technologies (TDT) and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) propose to form a c...STTR Phase I 2016 Department of DefenseAir Force
SBC: GLOBAL AEROSPACE CORPORATION Topic: AF16AT24
The Air Force is interested in developing technology that would enable long duration hypersonic flight with reusable aircraft. Hypersonic flow presents many design challenges that can be encapsulated into an aerothermoelastic problem, i.e., a complex dyn...STTR Phase I 2016 Department of DefenseAir Force
SBC: SPECIAL AEROSPACE SERVICES Topic: AF18AT009
In partnership with the Colorado School of Mines Alliance for the Development of Additive Processing Technologies and with support from the Johns Hopkins University Energetic Research Group, Special Aerospace Services will provide the Air Force with characterization of fully dense Selective Laser Melted GRCop-84 subjected to a variety of manipulations that affect key performance metrics for regene ...STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
SBC: SA PHOTONICS, LLC Topic: AF18AT010
Free Space Optical (FSO) communication systems provide many benefits for satellite communications, including high data rates and low Size, Weight and Power (SWaP) compared to traditional RF communication systems.Additionally, FSO systems operate without RF emissions and are inherently immune to RF interference and jamming.The narrow optical beams and small Field-of-View of the optical receivers al ...STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
SBC: BUSEK CO., INC. Topic: AF16AT20
Busek Co. Inc. and The University of Notre Dame propose to develop room-temperature ionic liquids (ILs) that are robust, non-volatile, transparent, radiation hard, and atmospherically tolerant for use in electrolytes for reversible electroplating applica...STTR Phase I 2016 Department of DefenseAir Force
SBC: Guidestar Optical Systems, Inc. Topic: AF18AT008
Adaptive optics (AO) system performance is hindered by the mechanical limits of the deformable mirror (DM), namely stroke limits, interactuator stroke limits, and mechanical resonance.The nature of the multi-in multi-out (MIMO) control system does not lend itself well to notch filters to combat the mechanical resonances, and the stroke limits introduce non-linearities to the system.The traditional ...STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
SBC: PHYSICAL SCIENCES INC. Topic: AF18AT011
Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) proposes the development of a composite laminate cathode coating based largely on consumer off the shelf (COTS) industrial materials functionalized to possess a low work function, negative electron affinity surface. The cathode coating is applicable to any surface of a spacecraft, regardless of shape or material, and allows passive one wire operation for spacecraft cha ...STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force