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  1. 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
  2. Innovative Combat Simulation to Craft Tomorrow’s UAV Operational Doctrine

    SBC: John Tiller Software, Inc            Topic: AF09BT31

    This proposal is for the use of state-of-the-art computer wargames to be used in the research on the impact and optimal use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in realistic combat scenarios. High fidelity, historically calibrated wargames ranging from sub-tactical ground-centric game engines through operational, strategic, air campaign, and naval-centric game engines will be used to address the fu ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Innovative Wound Regeneration Support Approaches to Enable Rapid Treatment of Wounded Warfighters

    SBC: Zetroz Systems LLC            Topic: A14AT016

    Ultrasound is a therapeutic modality which has been used clinically for 60 years, but has been limited in practice by the complexity of the technology. Recent research has allowed for the development of a portable, wearable, long duration, low intensity therapeutic ultrasound system. The system is powered by battery, and can be applied by a user to deliver up

    STTR Phase II 2016 Department of DefenseDefense Health Agency
  4. 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
  5. KHz-MHz Rate Laser-Based Tracking of Particles and Product Gases for Multiphase Blast

    SBC: SPECTRAL ENERGIES LLC            Topic: AF17AT020

    The overall goal of the proposed research program is to design a ruggedized imaging system capable of visualization and analysis of the particle field and product gases in a multiphase blast. This will be accomplished by combining kHz-MHz-rate burst-mode laser technology with tomographic particle image velocimetry (PIV) and new nonlinear particle tracking methods to resolve dense particle fields. ...

    STTR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Laser Induced Surface Improvement for Superior Wear Resistance in Extreme Conditions

    SBC: CFD RESEARCH CORPORATION            Topic: AF09BT19

    The objective of this Phase I project is to evaluate the use of novel Laser Induced Surface Improvement (LISI) techniques to provide surface modification to substrate materials which will provide superior wear resistance in extreme conditions. The specific application of interest is the hypersonic metal-to-metal contact that occurs at high speed test track facilities that can and has lead to catas ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Learner Engagement and Motivation to Learn Assessment and Monitoring System

    SBC: Design Interactive, Inc            Topic: AF17AT009

    Training can now delivered on a large scale through platforms, but must be engaging to be effectively utilized. Key to providing training that makes a difference in the field is an understanding of how to induce high levels or engagement during learning, and the ability to objectively assess engagement in real-time so that interventions can be tailored during training to optimize engagement and m ...

    STTR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. LWIR Fiber Bundle for Thermal Imaging in Gas Turbine Systems

    SBC: CREARE LLC            Topic: AF17AT016

    Improved temperature measurements of thermal barrier coating (TBC) components are needed for gas turbine research and development.Imaging pyrometry systems are preferred because they are non-contact and can measure the complex spatial temperature distribution on components.Measurement in the long-wave infrared (LWIR) band is required for accurate temperature measurements of modern TBCs.Fiber coupl ...

    STTR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Massively Parallel Micromachining with Ultrafast Lasers

    SBC: Kapteyn-Murnane Laboratories, Inc.            Topic: AF08T029

    We are proposing to develop a highly parallel, rapid prototyping system for the manufacture of microfluidic devices. In this phase II proposal we will build a complete system for making such devices for continued research on fieldable microfluidic systems for use in the military, and in hospitals. The project will also allow manufacturing in widely different materials, and structures, without an ...

    STTR Phase II 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Measurement and Modeling of Surface Coking in Fuel-Film Cooled Liquid Rocket Engines

    SBC: CFD RESEARCH CORPORATION            Topic: AF15AT21

    Designing an efficient and effective film cooling system to protect critical components of modern rocket engines requires a significant number of problems and challenges to be addressed. Complicating the already difficult hydrodynamic challenges, thermal and/or catalytic cracking of hydrocarbon fuels is always accompanied with coke formation. Coke deposits on combustor and nozzle walls reduce heat ...

    STTR Phase II 2017 Department of DefenseAir Force
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