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  1. 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
  2. Instrumentation for hypersonic, air-breathing engines

    SBC: LUNA INNOVATIONS INCORPORATED            Topic: AF09BT32

    Luna Innovations Incorporated and CURBC (Calspan – University of Buffalo Research Center) are proposing to develop miniature, high-speed, high-temperature, fiber-optic pressure sensors that will fill the void that currently exists between ground and flight test instrumentation. The sensors small size (ø 0.007”) and high-sensitivity (better than ±0.01 psi) combined with a high-speed fiber-op ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Integrated Quantum Systems Design and Fabrication Technology

    SBC: Guided Particle Systems Inc.            Topic: AF19BT001

    Our proposal is focused on determining the need and feasibility for integrated quantum systems design and fabrication technologies to enable rapid research and development prototyping, and subsequent production, and an industrial base for integrated quantum machines and systems. We focus on the problem of field-able quantum systems for communication networks to support the Air Force as a use case ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Integrated ultra-high performance electro-optic modulators

    SBC: SRICO INC            Topic: AF18AT003

    This proposed project combines advanced thin film materials engineering technology with state of the art photonic integrated circuit device concepts to develop next generation integrated electro-optic modulator devices. The proposed high speed thin film electro-optic modulator technology fills a critical need for compact, low voltage, and high analog bandwidth linear electro-optic modulators in si ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. 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
  6. 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 develop 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 field velocimetry (PFV) and new nonlinear particle tracking methods to resolve dense particle fields. ...

    STTR Phase II 2018 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. 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
  8. Lasers Based on Gas Filled Hollow-Core Photonic Crystal Fibers

    SBC: IRFLEX CORP            Topic: AF18BT015

    Current continuous wave (CW) and pulse mid-wave infrared (MWIR) lasers have design and performance limitations that constrain their usability in some critical Air Force applications. There is an important need to create a new class of MWIR laser sources with less drawbacks and higher pulse energies and CW powers. The proposed work will demonstrate the technical feasibility of an innovative MWIR la ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Learner Engagement and Motivation to Learn Assessment and Monitoring System

    SBC: Design Interactive, Inc.            Topic: AF17AT009

    Training can now be delivered on a large scale through emerging platforms, but training 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 of engagement during learning and the ability to objectively assess engagement in real-time so that interventions can be tailored during training to optimi ...

    STTR Phase II 2019 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Low-Latency Embedded Vision Processor (LLEVS)

    SBC: PERCEPTIVE INNOVATIONS, INC.            Topic: AF15AT13

    High-performance low-latency image processing is needed in next-generation DoD vision systems. In LLEVS Phase II, we bring low-latency digital imaging and future fusion applications to the warfighter, in a scalable small-SWaP product footprint leveraging COTS technology.We have a very detailed LLEVS FPGA design resulting from our Phase I efforts. We understand the entire critical path of the desig ...

    STTR Phase II 2016 Department of DefenseAir Force
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