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  1. AF212-D004: Explainable Decision-Making 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 OBJECTIVE: The objective of this topic is to explore the development of explainable decision-making algorithms that address the challenges of deriving explanations of autonomous behavior in decision-making systems. In particular, there is (i) the challenge of handling the fact that autonomo ...

    SBIRPhase I/Phase IIDepartment of DefenseAir Force
  2. 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
  3. AF212-D006: Lifecycle Approaches to Transparency in Human-Autonomy Teams (HATs) for Generating Common Ground and Trust Calibration 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 transparency methods to promote common ground and calibrated trust between human and machine partners across a human-autonomy-team’s (HAT) lifecycle. This topic will reach companies that can complete a fe ...

    SBIRPhase I/Phase IIDepartment of DefenseAir Force
  4. 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
  5. AF212-D008: Multi Domain Command, Control, Communications and Situational Awareness (MDC3SA) for Nuclear Missile Field Operations

    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: Information Systems OBJECTIVE: Develop and apply technologies to fuse, analyze, and present new, secure, multi-domain (air, land, space, and cyber/spectrum/electronic), command, control, communications, and situational awareness capabilities for collaborative and efficient conduct of ICBM operations, including status ...

    SBIRPhase I/Phase IIDepartment of DefenseAir Force
  6. 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
  7. AF212-D010: Image Segmentation for Target Attitude using a Priori Knowledge

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

    TECH FOCUS AREAS: General Warfighting Requirements (GWR) TECHNOLOGY AREAS: Air Platform OBJECTIVE: This is a Direct to Phase II topic. Demonstrate contour, shape, optical-flow, or other image segmentation techniques for robust model based test and evaluation of target attitude determination, using perfect a priori knowledge of target geometry, for arbitrary cluttered backgrounds. A successful re ...

    SBIRPhase I/Phase IIDepartment of DefenseAir Force
  8. CBD212-001: Multi-Modal Detection of Chemical Threats Using Deep Learning

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

    KEY TECHNOLOGY AREA(S): Chemical/Biological Defense; Battlespace Environments; Sensors OBJECTIVE: Develop a Deep Learning (DL) threat detection solution using a fusion of imaging sensors and chemical/biological sensors to detect and locate concealed chemical threats (with potential capabilities for both biological and explosives threats). The developed architecture must be deployable on edge com ...

    SBIRPhase I/Phase IIDepartment of DefenseOffice for Chemical and Biological Defense
  9. CBD212-002: Augmented Reality CBRN Threat Display for Mounted Situational Awareness

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

    KEY TECHNOLOGY AREA(S): Chemical/Biological Defense; Information Systems Technology; Human Systems OBJECTIVE: To provide a real-time, geospatially accurate, augmented reality display of various CBRNE sensor data to mounted and dismounted warfighters. DESCRIPTION: CBRN (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear) sensors are present throughout the armed forces. The Stryker Nuclear Biological Che ...

    SBIRPhase I/Phase IIDepartment of DefenseOffice for Chemical and Biological Defense
  10. CBD212-003: Field Portable Bioaerosol Identification via Mass Spectrometry

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

    KEY TECHNOLOGY AREA(S): Chemical/Biological Defense, Biomedical OBJECTIVE: Develop a field portable, mass spectrometry-based system that rapidly identifies aerosolized biological particulate, arising from the breath of a warfighter, or from their surrounding environment and the identification technology must be adaptable to the evolution of pathogens both natural and synthetic. DESCRIPTION: Ae ...

    SBIRPhase I/Phase IIDepartment of DefenseOffice for Chemical and Biological Defense
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