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Company Information:

Company Name: System Dynamics
City: Gainesville
State: FL
Zip+4: -
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: http://www.sdi-inc.com
Phone: (325) 371-8035

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $1,241,652.00 15
SBIR Phase II $6,407,322.00 10
STTR Phase I $99,956.00 1

Award List:

ALIGNMENT TRANSFER FOR HELICOPTER LAUNCHED INERTIALLY GUIDED MISSILES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr Tushar K Ghosh
Award Amount: $49,922.00

ALIGNMENT TRANSFER FOR HELICOPTER LAUNCHED INERTIALLY GUIDED MISSILES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr Tushar K Ghosh , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $49,922.00
Abstract:
The objective of the proposed program is to design an in-flight transfer alignment scheme for the inertial measurement unit (imu) of a helicopter-launched inertially guided missile. the missile, mounted on a helicopter wing, is subjected to large amplitude vibrations. current transfer alignment… More

ALIGNMENT TRANSFER FOR HELICOPTER LAUNCHED INERTIALLY GUIDED MISSILES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr Tushar K Ghosh
Award Amount: $480,936.00
Abstract:
The objective of the proposed program is to design an in-flight transfer alignment scheme for the inertial measurement unit (imu) of a helicopter-launched inertially guided missile. the missile, mounted on a helicopter wing, is subjected to large amplitude vibrations. current transfer alignment… More

MULTI-SENSOR INTEGRATION FOR HIGH ALTITUDE BOMBING

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: William R. Graham
Award Amount: $56,285.00
Abstract:
The US Navy has identified a need to accurately attack ground targets with weapons delivered from advanced high-altitude aircraft. The high altitude bombing concept affords enhanced aircraft survivability since weapons can be released beyond the range of ground-based enemy air defenses even when… More

Navigation Issues for Low Cost Competent Munitions

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: William R. Graham
Award Amount: $69,401.00
Abstract:
The U.S. Army has identified a need to accurately engage ground targets with low-cost munitions delivered from self-propelled artillery and towed guns. Currently, munitions delivered from these platforms are not equipped with navigation sensors, and thus have no way to measure position, velocity,… More

Nonlinear Estimators for Transfer Alignment/Navigation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: William R. Graham
Award Amount: $79,977.00
Abstract:
The US Air Force has identified a need to quantify the benefits associated with applying nonlinear estimation techniques to air-launched weapon systems equipped with Inertial Measurement Units (IMU). Of particular interest is a new technique recently developed by the Air Force, referred to as the… More

Polymer Based Materials for Additive Processing of High Temperature

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: William R. Grahm , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $491,488.00

Multiple Sensor Inertial Measurement Unit

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: William R. Graham
Award Amount: $99,896.00
Abstract:
The U.S. Air Force has identified a need to develop innovative inertial sensor configurations and algorithms that utilize multiple low-cost, low-performance sensors to produce an inexpensive inertial measurement unit (IMU) with relatively high performance. A multiple-sensor IMU uses several… More

Munitions Flight Mechanics Research

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: William R. Graham
Award Amount: $99,203.00
Abstract:
The U. S. Air Force has identified a need to develop small IMUs for tactical air launched weapon system applications. To this end, the Navigational and Control Branch (AFRL/MNGN) of the Advanced Guidance Division at Eglin AFB is currently sponsoring several efforts to develop innovative… More

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: William R Graham
Award Amount: $516,745.00

Exploiting Evolutionary Algorithms for Improved Automatic Target Acquistion

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Kevin Shortelle, Manager, Integrated Sys.
Award Amount: $99,014.00
Abstract:
The focus of this SBIR Phase I program is to develop and test a feature-based automatic target acquisition (ATA) system exploiting evolutionary algorithm (EA) technology. The ATA system will accept phenomenologically-based target and scene featuresextracted from high resolution LADAR imagery and… More

Exploiting Evolutionary Algorithms for Improved Automatic Target Recognition

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Kevin J. Shortelle, Manager, Integrated Syste
Award Amount: $499,101.00
Abstract:
"The U.S. Army is conducting extensive research involving the development of innovative algorithms for detecting and classifying high-value military targets using LADAR sensors. Many of these designs employ a model-based approach in which targets,background, and target/background interactions are… More

Micro Air Vehicles for Munition Bomb Damage Indication

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Kevin J. Shortelle, Manager, Integrated Sys.
Award Amount: $99,748.00
Abstract:
"The U. S. Air Force has identified a need to develop innovative concepts for gathering timely and accurate bomb damage assessment (BDA) information. This information is used by mission planners to quantify the success of an airborne attack, determine theextent of any collateral damage, and… More

Use of Kalman Filter Residuals for Independent Fuze Safeing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: William R. Graham, Senior Staff Analyst
Award Amount: $99,440.00
Abstract:
"The Air Force has long been aware of the importance of safety devices for the warheads of their air-launched weapons. In fact, all modern air-launched weapons include safety and arming (S&A) subsystems which are designed to prevent the weapon fromunintentionally arming itself. The FZU-48 air… More

Micro Air Vehicles for Munition Bomb Damage Assessment

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Kevin J. Shortelle, Manager, Integrated Syste
Award Amount: $749,540.00
Abstract:
The Air Force has identified a need to develop innovative concepts that use low-value assets to gather timely and accurate bomb damage assessment (BDA) information. The focus of the Phase II research is to develop a munition deployed micro air vehicle(MAV) for BDA applications. The concept is to… More

Development and Test of a Guidance-Integrated Fuze for Glide Bomb Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: William R. Graham, Senior Staff Engineer
Award Amount: $725,418.00
Abstract:
The U.S. Air Force is pursuing the development of guided small diameter bombs (SDBs) while imposing challenging requirements for high-altitude launches at relatively slow speeds. Recognizing that such systems and requirements may preclude the use ofconventional fuzes (e.g., the FMU-152), the Air… More

Feature Based Sensor Fusion Using Evolutionary Algorithms

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Kevin J. Shortelle, Manager, Integrated Systems Group
Award Amount: $69,635.00
Abstract:
This SBIR Phase I program is directed at developing and testing a feature-based system that exploits Evolutionary Algorithm (EA) technology to fuse data for several battlefield sensors. The sensor-fused system will accept feature vectors extracted from different sensor images and output a target… More

Miniature Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (MUAV)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / SOCOM
Principal Investigator: Kevin J. Shortelle, Manager, Integrated Systems Group
Award Amount: $99,944.00
Abstract:
The U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) has identified a need to develop a miniature unmanned air vehicle (MUAV) that can be launched from an airborne platform by a single crewman and subsequently transmit real-time video images for gathering intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance… More

Enhanced Detection of Hidden Targets Using Multi-Discriminant Ladar

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Steven P. Smith, Vice President
Award Amount: $99,399.00
Abstract:
Precision weapons using Ladar seekers with automatic target recognition (ATR) will be challenged by an enemy's efforts to hide, and it will be necessary for these Ladar systems to have enhanced target detection capability. The design features that show the most potential for providing enhanced… More

Techniques for Comparison of Actual Target Signatures to Rendered or Synthetically Generated Models

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Steven P. Smith, Vice President
Award Amount: $69,907.00
Abstract:
In the development of modern sensor systems it is necessary to supplement actual performance testing with both digital and hardware-in-the-loop simulations to speed development and offset field test costs. The evaluation of signal/image processing algorithms along with sensor performance is often… More

Feature Based Sensor Fusion Using Evolutionary Algorithms

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Kevin J. Shortelle, Manager, Integrated Syste
Award Amount: $725,842.00
Abstract:
The objective of this SBIR Phase II program is to test and validate a feature-based algorithm for Automatic Target Recognition (ATR) applications that was successfully demonstrated during the Phase I effort. This algorithm exploits Evolutionary Algorithm (EA) technology to fuse data provided by… More

Enhanced Detection of Hidden Targets Using Multi-Discriminant Ladar

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Steven P. Smith, Vice President
Award Amount: $744,161.00
Abstract:
The objective of this work is to develop ATR algorithms that use the spectropolarimetric information in multi-discriminant ladar images to segment, detect and identify hidden targets. Hidden targets using camouflage, concealment and deception are difficult to detect with standard weapons sensors… More

Techniques for Comparison of Actual Target Signatures to Rendered or Synthetically Generated Models

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Steven P. Smith, Vice-President
Award Amount: $724,160.00
Abstract:
Digital and hardware-in-the loop simulations have become essential to the development of modern sensors and weapon systems. The use of these simulations speeds development, offsets field test costs and provides the opportunity to assess system performance for operational conditions that cannot be… More

Aerodynamic Control of Micro Air Weapons

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Kevin Shortelle, President
Award Amount: $99,959.00
Abstract:
The U. S. Air Force has identified a need to develop innovative technologies which will enable overall miniaturization of micro air weapons (MAW) to allow such weapons to be sufficiently compact to accommodate diverse deployment scenarios. Miniaturization of the weapon airframe necessarily requires… More

LADAR Light Reflection Analysis for Target Surface Characterization

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Research Institution: Washington University in St. Louis
Principal Investigator: Steven P. Smith, Vice President
Award Amount: $99,956.00
RI Contact: Dr.Jody O'Sullivan
Abstract:
This Phase I STTR effort develops and tests spectropolarimetric surface characterization algorithms for LADAR based remote sensing. A systematic approach is used which first defines the operational scenarios for which the algorithms are to work. These scenarios are then used to define requirements… More

Aerodynamic Control of Micro Air Weapons

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Kyuho Lee, Senior Design Engineer – (352) 371-8035
Award Amount: $749,931.00
Abstract:
The U. S. Air Force has identified a need to develop innovative technologies that will enable miniaturization of micro air vehicles (MAV), and future micro air weapons (MAW), to allow these platforms to be sufficiently compact to accommodate diverse deployment scenarios. Smaller airframes… More