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  1. AF18A-T016: High damage threshold antireflective treatment for infrared nonlinear materials

    Release Date: 11-29-2017Open Date: 01-08-2018Due Date: 02-07-2018Close Date: 02-07-2018

    TECHNOLOGY AREA(S): Sensors  OBJECTIVE: To develop high damage threshold antireflection surface treatments for nonlinear optical materials to support high pulse energy operation across the mid-infrared (IR).  DESCRIPTION: Nonlinear frequency conversion is a well-established approach for generating coherent radiation in the mid-infrared where direct laser sources are scarce ...

    STTR Air ForceDepartment of Defense
  2. AF18A-T006: Volumetric Wavefront Sensing for the Characterization of Distributed-Volume Aberrations

    Release Date: 11-29-2017Open Date: 01-08-2018Due Date: 02-07-2018Close Date: 02-07-2018

    TECHNOLOGY AREA(S): Sensors  OBJECTIVE: Develop a volumetric wavefront-sensing approach that meets the spatial and temporal requirements needed for directed-energy (DE) missions.  DESCRIPTION: The presence of distributed-volume aberrations tends to be the “Achilles’ heel” to modern wavefront-sensing solutions for air-to-ground and ground-to-air DE mission ...

    STTR Air ForceDepartment of Defense
  3. AF18A-T002: Autonomous Self-Calibration of Sensing Systems and Instrumentation

    Release Date: 11-29-2017Open Date: 01-08-2018Due Date: 02-07-2018Close Date: 02-07-2018

    TECHNOLOGY AREA(S): Sensors  OBJECTIVE: Develop autonomous, NIST traceable calibration methods for embedded sensing systems and instruments.  DESCRIPTION: Modern manufacturing processes have led to the production of new aircraft that are closely integrated, making access to instruments more difficult. As this trend continues with the adoption of Digital Engineering and new ...

    STTR Air ForceDepartment of Defense
  4. AF18A-T005: Metasurface Photonics

    Release Date: 11-29-2017Open Date: 01-08-2018Due Date: 02-07-2018Close Date: 02-07-2018

    TECHNOLOGY AREA(S): Sensors  OBJECTIVE: Develop new ultra-thin devices based on metasurfaces that could enable planar photonics for applications in efficient light modulation, pulse shaping, beam steering, imaging and sensing.  DESCRIPTION: Metamaterials (MMs) are rationally designed artificial materials with versatile properties that can be tailored to fit almost any prac ...

    STTR Air ForceDepartment of Defense
  5. AF18A-T003: Integrated ultra-high performance electro-optic modulators

    Release Date: 11-29-2017Open Date: 01-08-2018Due Date: 02-07-2018Close Date: 02-07-2018

    TECHNOLOGY AREA(S): Sensors  OBJECTIVE: Develop integrated solutions of electro-optic modulators operating at ultra-high speed and low driving voltage.  DESCRIPTION: The exponential scaling up of communication rates in military platforms, data centers, and short-haul and long-haul telecommunication networks requires the development of an integrated electro-optic modulator ...

    STTR Air ForceDepartment of Defense
  6. AF18A-T008: Stable High Bandwidth AO Control with physical DM constraints

    Release Date: 11-29-2017Open Date: 01-08-2018Due Date: 02-07-2018Close Date: 02-07-2018

    TECHNOLOGY AREA(S): Weapons  OBJECTIVE: Develop a Multi-input Multi-output (MIMO) control algorithm that can maximize AO bandwidth by going beyond the physical constraints of the DM such as mirror resonance modes and inter-actuator stroke limits  DESCRIPTION: Mechanical constraints in a deformable mirror (DM) are one of the primary constraints that limits the capability of ...

    STTR Air ForceDepartment of Defense
  7. AF18A-T014: Application of Hierarchical Memory Models to Automatic Target Recognition Modeling and Simulation

    Release Date: 11-29-2017Open Date: 01-08-2018Due Date: 02-07-2018Close Date: 02-07-2018

    TECHNOLOGY AREA(S): Weapons  OBJECTIVE: Leverage industry advances in modeling biological memory functions for robust recognition of targets of interest. Apply state of the art hierarchical pattern matching for vision-based systems that allow for partial occlusion, temporal variation, and signature variation due to due to changes in aspect angle and range.  DESCRIPTION: Bi ...

    STTR Air ForceDepartment of Defense
  8. AF18A-T017: Next Generation Infrared Scene Projector for Testing MWIR Systems

    Release Date: 11-29-2017Open Date: 01-08-2018Due Date: 02-07-2018Close Date: 02-07-2018

    TECHNOLOGY AREA(S): Sensors  OBJECTIVE: Develop new generation high speed dynamic Electro-Optical (EO) Infrared Scene Projector (IRSP)for Hardware in the Loop (HITL) testing of optical systems operating in Shortwave and MidwaveInfrared spectral range.  DESCRIPTION: Developing optical systems operating in Shortwave and Midwave Infrared spectral range, specifically in 2-5 mi ...

    STTR Air ForceDepartment of Defense
  9. AF18A-T004: Multi-Physics Models for Parachute Deployment and Braking

    Release Date: 11-29-2017Open Date: 01-08-2018Due Date: 02-07-2018Close Date: 02-07-2018

    OBJECTIVE: Develop efficient methods of modeling and predicting the behavior of thin, aeroelastic surfaces such as parachutes and their effect on bodies of interest.  DESCRIPTION: Parachutes and other aerodynamic decelerator systems (ADS) are widely used throughout the DoD and are a crucial component of many aerodynamic systems, such as ejection seats, aircraft braking systems, and ...

    STTR Air ForceDepartment of Defense
  10. AF18A-T007: Full Mueller Matrix Characterization of Imaged Samples using Digital Holography

    Release Date: 11-29-2017Open Date: 01-08-2018Due Date: 02-07-2018Close Date: 02-07-2018

    TECHNOLOGY AREA(S): Weapons  OBJECTIVE: Detailed understanding of complex object reflectance is critical in developing realistic computer generated graphics and interpreting target signatures. This project attempts to provide higher fidelity target reflectance information which supports advanced tracking and aero-optic mitigation technologies and techniques for the DoD.  DESCR ...

    STTR Air ForceDepartment of Defense

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