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  1. AF212-D009: Adaptive Filtering for Anti-Jamming of GPS, Wireless and Spread Spectrum

    Release Date: 04-21-2021Open Date: 05-19-2021Due Date: 06-17-2021Close Date: 06-17-2021

    TECH FOCUS AREAS: Network Command, Control and Communications TECHNOLOGY AREAS: Sensors OBJECTIVE: This is a Direct to Phase II topic. Air Force tactical communications provide information and dataflow between various airbases involved in conflict and these airbases require communication back to central commands in the United States and in Europe. Tactical satellite communications play an impor ...

    SBIRPhase I/Phase IIDepartment of DefenseAir Force
  2. AF212-0003: Advances in Infrared Target Scene Projection for Munition Testing

    Release Date: 04-21-2021Open Date: 05-19-2021Due Date: 06-17-2021Close Date: 06-17-2021

    TECH FOCUS AREAS: Autonomy; Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning; General Warfighting Requirements (GWR) TECHNOLOGY AREAS: Sensors; Electronics; Battlespace OBJECTIVE: Scene projectors are used in military test facilities to provide stimulus to seekers/sensors used by flight control and surveillance systems. The objective of this topic is to advance scene projection capabilities within gov ...

    SBIRPhase I/Phase IIDepartment of DefenseAir Force
  3. AF212-0007: Algorithms for MIMO Techniques to Enable a Coherent Distributed Array from Multiple Airborne Platforms

    Release Date: 04-21-2021Open Date: 05-19-2021Due Date: 06-17-2021Close Date: 06-17-2021

    TECH FOCUS AREAS: Microelectronics; Autonomy; General Warfighting Requirements (GWR) TECHNOLOGY AREAS: Sensors; Electronics; Air Platform; Battlespace OBJECTIVE: Develop a set of algorithms to use sub-wavelength time and phase synchronization to increase performance of multiple, cooperating airborne sensors for multi-function RF applications. DESCRIPTION: The ability to use Precision Naviga ...

    SBIRPhase I/Phase IIDepartment of DefenseAir Force
  4. AF212-D003: Applications of AI/ML Pitch Day for Trusted Artificial Intelligence

    Release Date: 04-21-2021Open Date: 05-19-2021Due Date: 06-17-2021Close Date: 06-17-2021

    TECH FOCUS AREAS: Cybersecurity; Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning TECHNOLOGY AREAS: Information Systems OBJECTIVE: The objective of this topic is to apply existing AI/ML solutions to operational Air Force problems. This topic will reach companies that can complete a feasibility study and prototype validated concepts in accelerated Phase II schedules. This topic is specifically aimed at l ...

    SBIRPhase I/Phase IIDepartment of DefenseAir Force
  5. AF212-0002: Artificial Intelligence Tool for Background Database Generation

    Release Date: 04-21-2021Open Date: 05-19-2021Due Date: 06-17-2021Close Date: 06-17-2021

    TECH FOCUS AREAS: Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning; General Warfighting Requirements (GWR) TECHNOLOGY AREAS: Sensors; Space Platform; Air Platform; Battlespace OBJECTIVE: Scene Generation tools are used to create synthetic image data representative of what a sensor on a weapon system would measure. Creating synthetic data is limited by lack of available models or lack of measured datab ...

    SBIRPhase I/Phase IIDepartment of DefenseAir Force
  6. AF212-0011: ASCENT Based Thruster Component and System Characterization and Optimization for Lifetime Extension

    Release Date: 04-21-2021Open Date: 05-19-2021Due Date: 06-17-2021Close Date: 06-17-2021

    TECH FOCUS AREAS: Network Command, Control and Communications TECHNOLOGY AREAS: Space Platform OBJECTIVE: Mature advanced spacecraft energetic non-toxic (ASCENT), formerly referred to as AF-M315E, technology to meet or exceed the performance of state of the art chemical propulsion systems for air and space platforms requiring thrust levels from 1 N through 44.5 kN. DESCRIPTION: The intent of ...

    SBIRPhase I/Phase IIDepartment of DefenseAir Force
  7. AF212-D002: Assurance of Trusted AI/ML Systems Pitch Day for Trusted AI

    Release Date: 04-21-2021Open Date: 05-19-2021Due Date: 06-17-2021Close Date: 06-17-2021

    TECH FOCUS AREAS: Cybersecurity; Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning TECHNOLOGY AREAS: Information Systems OBJECTIVE: The objective of this topic is to explore the design of tools, techniques and methods necessary to support the development of trusted AI systems at speed and scale within modern development pipelines. DESCRIPTION: A key element of trust in AI is our ability to impart and as ...

    SBIRPhase I/Phase IIDepartment of DefenseAir Force
  8. AF212-D005: Behavioral Models, Methods & Metrics for Trust Establishment, Maintenance, and Repair in Human-Machine Co-Training Pitch Day for Trusted AI

    Release Date: 04-21-2021Open Date: 05-19-2021Due Date: 06-17-2021Close Date: 06-17-2021

    TECH FOCUS AREAS: Autonomy; Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning TECHNOLOGY AREAS: Information Systems; Battlespace OBJECTIVE: The objective of this topic is to explore the development of simultaneously training humans and machine partners to facilitate the establishment of trust, its maintenance, and its repair when failures occur. In particular, the proposed solutions should present some e ...

    SBIRPhase I/Phase IIDepartment of DefenseAir Force
  9. AF212-D007: 3D EO/SAR Reconstructions from Single and Limited Viewing Perspectives

    Release Date: 04-21-2021Open Date: 05-19-2021Due Date: 06-17-2021Close Date: 06-17-2021

    TECH FOCUS AREAS: Autonomy; Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning TECHNOLOGY AREAS: Sensors; Space Platform; Air Platform OBJECTIVE: Improve three-dimensional electro optical/synthetic aperture radar (3D EO/SAR) reconstructions of both single objects of interest and 3D scenes from limited 2D input images at varying viewing perspectives from airborne and/or space borne EO and SAR sensors for s ...

    SBIRPhase I/Phase IIDepartment of DefenseAir Force
  10. AF212-0009: Design Tool for Multiple Electromagnetic Radome Problems

    Release Date: 04-21-2021Open Date: 05-19-2021Due Date: 06-17-2021Close Date: 06-17-2021

    TECH FOCUS AREAS: Microelectronics; General Warfighting Requirements (GWR) TECHNOLOGY AREAS: Sensors; Materials; Information Systems OBJECTIVE: Develop a software tool for designing next generation military radomes that accounts for all aspects of the radome performance. DESCRIPTION: Modern military radomes have many electromagnetic requirements. A holistic approach must be taken when design ...

    SBIRPhase I/Phase IIDepartment of DefenseAir Force
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