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  1. 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
  2. Innovations in Physical Modeling and Statistical Exploitation of Electromagnetic Target Signatures

    SBC: Five Focal LLC            Topic: AF12BT06

    ABSTRACT: Feature extraction and target recognition suffer from a lack of a reliable model for both exploitable target features and the electromagnetic signature they possess. Signature data are often hard to interpret and invert to recover the target robustly. Bayesian learning approaches to statistical pattern recognition are based on the use of training sets of inputs and outputs, a data mode ...

    STTR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Intra-Subaperture Adaptive Optical (ISAO) System

    SBC: NUTRONICS, INC.            Topic: AF12BT13

    ABSTRACT: Current and projected limitations on the maximum power from a high power single mode fiber laser amplifier impose architectural limitations on a high power phased array laser weapon system. Prior studies strongly indicate that when faced with this limitation the optimal approach is (to borrow the term for Paul McManamon) a Phased Array of Phased Arrays (PAPA) geometry wherein large(r) ...

    STTR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Standoff Coherent Optical Detection of Acoustic Signals (SCODAS)

    SBC: Intelligent Automation, Inc.            Topic: AF12BT02

    ABSTRACT: Detection of clandestine tunnels and underground facilities is a continuing interest of the US DoD and Customs and Border Protection. Research continues in an attempt to find functional and reliable sensing methods, including seismic methods. Dynamic activity in tunnels emits mechanical energy that propagates away in seismic waves. Resulting ground vibrations can be measured at offset d ...

    STTR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. SANDGT: a Stochastic Adaptive Nonlinear Differential Game Tool for Persistent and Risk-Averse Space Situation Awareness

    SBC: INTELLIGENT FUSION TECHNOLOGY, INC.            Topic: AF12BT09

    ABSTRACT: Space defense analysis and mission trade studies are vital for the success of space-borne military operation. In this proposal, Intelligent Fusion Technology, Inc (IFT) and its partners propose a decision support tool called stochastic adaptive nonlinear differential game tool (SANDGT) for persistent and risk-advert space situation awareness. The main idea of our approach is to design a ...

    STTR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Robust Decision Tool for Persistent Space Self Defense Systems

    SBC: Intelligent Automation, Inc.            Topic: AF12BT09

    ABSTRACT: Intelligent Automation, Inc. (IAI) proposes to apply a game theoretic approach to design a robust decision making tool for self defense space systems that integrates realistic system models, distributed sensor management, advanced estimation, and tracking techniques. Our approach uses innovative game models to track space objects, analyze their orbits, and provide decision tools for the ...

    STTR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. SLACA: Self-Learned Agents for Collective Aerial Video Analysis

    SBC: Intelligent Automation, Inc.            Topic: AF18BT002

    For this STTR Intelligent Automation, Inc. teams with researchers from University of Maryland, College Park to develop SLA, a self-learned agent system for collective human activities and events in aerial videos. Aerial video analytics often faces challenges such as low resolution, shadows, varied spatio-temporal dynamics, etc. The traditional methods depending on the object detection and tracking ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. Low-Energy Adiabatic Circuits for Space Applications

    SBC: SIGNAL SOLUTIONS, LLC            Topic: AF18BT013

    Adiabatic logic-based energy-conserving circuits have potential to significantly improve energy efficiency. Adiabatic circuits recycle charge stored in load capacitance resulting in lower power dissipation as compared to conventional CMOS. However, these circuits have only targeted low-frequency operations. Research is needed to develop adiabatic logic circuits for high performance applications wi ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Optimization of Sodium Guide Star Return using Polarization and/or Modulation Control

    SBC: Applied Optimization, Inc            Topic: AF19AT008

    The research objective of the proposed work is to increase the efficiency of the laser return of a Sodium Guide Star Laser (SGSL) reflected off the sodium layer for increased reliability and applicability of the artificial guide star technique. During Phase I, we will demonstrate the concept of maximizing the SGSL signal returns using numerical simulations that account for the effects of atmospher ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Tunable bioinspired spatially-varying random photonic crystals

    SBC: Applied Optimization, Inc            Topic: AF19AT017

    The research objective is to develop a tunable spatially-varying photonic crystal (SVPC) to achieve the optical propagation properties (reflection and transmission) of the light through the designed structure for the visible and near IR-bands. The light from this SVPC will be able to focus and bend as a function of the spatial variation of the refractive index, input angle, and state of polarizati ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
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