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  1. AF221-0005: Image-based COTS Bidirectional Reflectance Distribution Function (BRDF) Measurement

    Release Date: 12-01-2021Open Date: 01-12-2022Due Date: 02-10-2022Close Date: 02-10-2022

    TECH FOCUS AREAS: Directed Energy TECHNOLOGY AREAS: Space Platform; Materials OBJECTIVE: Develop an image-based system operated by a minimally trained operator for rapid BRDF generation. DESCRIPTION: Generating realistic and radiometrically accurate images of modeled scenes, both for computer graphics and remote sensing applications, requires a complete description of the reflection f ...

    SBIRPhase I/Phase IIDepartment of DefenseAir Force
  2. AF221-0006: Mid-Infrared High Efficiency Broadband Diffraction Gratings for Ultra- Short Pulse Compression

    Release Date: 12-01-2021Open Date: 01-12-2022Due Date: 02-10-2022Close Date: 02-10-2022

    TECH FOCUS AREAS: Directed Energy TECHNOLOGY AREAS: Space Platform; Air Platform OBJECTIVE: This topic addresses the broadband nature of ultrafast optics and increase the efficiency of the diffractive elements in the Mid-InfraRed (MIR). Technological research areas which may enable reaching high efficiencies across broad bandwidths in the MIR include Ultrafast Laser Inscription (ULI) dire ...

    SBIRPhase I/Phase IIDepartment of DefenseAir Force
  3. AF221-0007: RF System Response and Analysis

    Release Date: 12-01-2021Open Date: 01-12-2022Due Date: 02-10-2022Close Date: 02-10-2022

    TECH FOCUS AREAS: Directed Energy TECHNOLOGY AREAS: Electronics; Air Platform OBJECTIVE: Analysis performed under this topic will be used to develop the capability to utilize these detailed predictive models for systems of interest to the Air Force and other DoD entities. The Air Force seeks tools capable of evaluating system performance of an actively tracking RF seeker system subject to ...

    SBIRPhase I/Phase IIDepartment of DefenseAir Force
  4. AF221-0008: Satellite and Debris Discrimination and Identification

    Release Date: 12-01-2021Open Date: 01-12-2022Due Date: 02-10-2022Close Date: 02-10-2022

    TECH FOCUS AREAS: Directed Energy; Network Command, Control and Communications; Autonomy TECHNOLOGY AREAS: Sensors; Information Systems; Battlespace OBJECTIVE: This topic seeks new methodologies to characterize and discriminate between classes of space objects using available sensing and imaging technologies and be compatible with future imaging ground and space-based assets. The proposed ...

    SBIRPhase I/Phase IIDepartment of DefenseAir Force
  5. AF221-0009: Enabling Thermal Solutions for Future Laser Weapon Systems

    Release Date: 12-01-2021Open Date: 01-12-2022Due Date: 02-10-2022Close Date: 02-10-2022

    TECH FOCUS AREAS: Directed Energy TECHNOLOGY AREAS: Electronics; Materials; Air Platform; Battlespace OBJECTIVE: Perhaps the most critical obstacle limiting the scalability of Laser Weapon Systems is rugged, low volume and weight thermal dissipation architectures. Lightweight, compact system thermal management begins in the laser source itself. DESCRIPTION: High Energy Laser Weapon S ...

    SBIRPhase I/Phase IIDepartment of DefenseAir Force
  6. AF221-0010: Innovative Solutions for Laser Weapon Components, Devices, and Subsystems

    Release Date: 12-01-2021Open Date: 01-12-2022Due Date: 02-10-2022Close Date: 02-10-2022

    TECH FOCUS AREAS: Directed Energy TECHNOLOGY AREAS: Air Platform OBJECTIVE: The objective of this topic is to advance the state-of-the-art in beam quality control in high energy lasers for directed energy applications through the development of a functional intra- or extra-cavity hardware/software implementation which would ultimately result in an innovative, robust, and scalable solution ...

    SBIRPhase I/Phase IIDepartment of DefenseAir Force
  7. AF221-0011: Multi-physics Modeling of the Ablation Process for Thermal Protection Systems

    Release Date: 12-01-2021Open Date: 01-12-2022Due Date: 02-10-2022Close Date: 02-10-2022

    TECH FOCUS AREAS: Directed Energy; General Warfighting Requirements (GWR) TECHNOLOGY AREAS: Materials OBJECTIVE: These efforts will develop a high-fidelity predictive capability to assess the ablation response of thermal protection system materials based upon first principles multi-physics models. DESCRIPTION: The Air Force is researching materials with high ablation energies for use ...

    SBIRPhase I/Phase IIDepartment of DefenseAir Force
  8. AF221-0012: Voice Control and Authentication on Mobile Tactical Systems

    Release Date: 12-01-2021Open Date: 01-12-2022Due Date: 02-10-2022Close Date: 02-10-2022

    TECH FOCUS AREAS: Cybersecurity; Network Command, Control and Communications; Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning; General Warfighting Requirements (GWR) TECHNOLOGY AREAS: Bio Medical; Sensors; Electronics; Information Systems; Battlespace OBJECTIVE: This topic seeks hands-off voice/acoustic recognition for increased usability and interoperability with TAK. Additionally, synchronous a ...

    SBIRPhase I/Phase IIDepartment of DefenseAir Force
  9. AF221-0013: Personnel Recovery Search and Evasion Guidance Planning Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning Model Development

    Release Date: 12-01-2021Open Date: 01-12-2022Due Date: 02-10-2022Close Date: 02-10-2022

    TECH FOCUS AREAS: Autonomy; Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning; General Warfighting Requirements (GWR) TECHNOLOGY AREAS: Information Systems OBJECTIVE: The objective of this topic is to research, develop, integrate, and test various models/algorithms for personnel recovery and/or isolated personnel evasion. Personnel recovery goal – given a last known location or area of interest, ...

    SBIRPhase I/Phase IIDepartment of DefenseAir Force
  10. AF221-0014: Cross-Compatible Electronic Kneeboard Integration

    Release Date: 12-01-2021Open Date: 01-12-2022Due Date: 02-10-2022Close Date: 02-10-2022

    TECH FOCUS AREAS: Network Command, Control and Communications; General Warfighting Requirements (GWR) TECHNOLOGY AREAS: Electronics; Information Systems; Battlespace OBJECTIVE: This topic seeks to provide cross-compatible software between iOS flight planning and execution software and Tactical Assault Kit / Team Awareness Kit (TAK), thereby eliminating the need for pilots/aircrew to active ...

    SBIRPhase I/Phase IIDepartment of DefenseAir Force
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