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Company Information:

Company Name: Cybernet Systems Corporation
City: Ann Arbor
State: MI
Zip+4: 48108-2247
Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: N/A
Phone: (734) 668-2567

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $14,236,719.93 175
SBIR Phase II $42,598,079.00 69

Award List:

TESTING EMBEDDED AND PARALLEL SYSTEMS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Charles J Jacobus
Award Amount: $49,374.00
Abstract:
Software systems for many military and spacecraft embedded and parallel (distributed) systems applications are extensive and highly complex, making design, safety analysis, verification and testing difficult. similar problems have plagued vlsi hardware developers, and like in space and military… More

A COMPACT ROBOTIC COMMAND CENTER PHASE II: IMPLEMENTING A HARDENED COMPACT UNIT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Brian t. mitchell , PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
Award Amount: $49,374.00

DEVELOPMENT OF A COMPACT 6 DEGREE OF FREEDOM FORCE REFLECTING HAND CONTROLLER WITH CUEING AND MULTIPLE OPERATING MODES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Dr Charles J Jacobus
Award Amount: $49,374.00

WHAT IS AN INTUITIVE COCKPIT DISPLAY

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Heidi N Jacobus
Award Amount: $49,937.00

WHAT IS AN INTUITIVE COCKPIT DISPLAY

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Heidi N Jacobus
Award Amount: $499,802.00
Abstract:
Along with tremendous advances in the technology supporting graphical and heads-up displays comes a dizzying array of options for the display of complex static and dynamic information to pilots in modern aircraft. to date, research on the effectiveness of graphical display formats as aids to… More

DEVELOPMENT OF A COMPACT 6 DEGREE OF FREEDOM FORCE REFLECTING HAND CONTROLLER WITH CUEING AND MULTIPLE OPERATING MODES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Dr Charles J Jacobus
Award Amount: $488,800.00
Abstract:
Tele-autonomous control of manipulator(s) presupposes the employment of some type of physically activated or actuated controller at the human infterface. the research proposed herein addresses the design and prototyping of a six degree of freedom cartesian coordinate hand controller. the… More

A COMPACT ROBOTIC COMMAND CENTER SIMULATOR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr Charles J Jacobus
Award Amount: $49,991.00
Abstract:
To construct an emulation capability for existing or planned robotic command centers (rccs) we propose to apply technology developed for simulation and control of teleoperated servicing robotic systems to the problem. as part of a collaboration with in the center for autonomous and man-controlled… More

A COMPACT ROBOTIC COMMAND CENTER PHASE II: IMPLEMENTING A HARDENED COMPACT UNIT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Charles j. jacobus , PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
Award Amount: $49,991.00

VISION-BASED DECISION SYSTEMS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Brian T Mitchell , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $49,992.00
Abstract:
A pipeline strategy for man-machine decision modules has been developed. it has higher overall decision performance than the single decision module strategy, and is more computationally efficient than the multiple module approach. it provides a framework for controlled construction of orthogonal… More

A TECHNOLOGY CLASSIFICATION AID FOR ARTIFICAL INTELLIGENCE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr Brian T Mitchell , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
Artificial intelligence research has progressed to the point where it has produced a wide range of applications, tools and techniques. to assure that these systems will reliably perform will require the development of advanced testing procedures. this proposal details a plan for organizing… More

KNOWLEDGE BASE DEVELOPMENT FOR ROTORCRAFT PILOT-VEHICLE INTERFACE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Heidi N Jacobus , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
A significant level of effort has been dedicated to the development of sophisticated decision aids for the advanced cockpit of the 1990's and beyond. the goal of much of this work has been to equip the future pilot of a multi-mission aircraft with the level of tactical, avionics, and mission support… More

A COMPUTER BASED INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM FOR JPL IMAGE DATA IN EDUCATION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
Using the data from planetary exploration now available through nasa and jpl, this effort targets elementary and secondary school students, meeting the needs of young peopleof all learning abilities. at its heart is a computer system that will access, search, and manipulate data from such sources as… More

ROBOTIC GUIDANCE SYSTEMS USING SPECIALIZED AND GENERALIZED TARGETS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $49,982.00
Abstract:
Robotic guidance requires sensing and control in three dimensions. this can be accomplished through the use of external sensors that measure robot location relative to target object locations. a robot guidance system will be developed based on hybrid laser illumination and video sensors, that can… More

COMMAND, CONTROL, AND COMMUNICATIONS (C3) SYSTEMS/SUBSYSTEMS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Michael P Whalen , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $49,978.00

A HIGH ACCURACY ABSOLUTE NAVIGATIONAL SYSTEM FOR RAPID RUNWAY REPAIRERS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Charles J Jacobus Phd , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $50,000.00

INTELLIGENT NEXT GENERATION CONTROLLER/SENSOR OPERATIONS PLANNING SYSTEMS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Heidi Jacobus , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $50,000.00

A GENERALIZED VIDEO DATA COMPRESSION MODEL

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Brian T Mitchell Phd , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $50,000.00

INTELLIGENT ROBOT/SENSOR OPERATIONS PLANNING SYSTEMS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $50,000.00

COMMAND, CONTROL, AND COMMUNICATIONS (C3) SYSTEMS/SUBSYSTEMS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Michael P Whalen , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $499,956.00
Abstract:
High speed target tracking is a crucial component is advanced military and civilian surveillance systems. these next generation systems must be capable of accurately tracking multiple targets maneuvering in larger surveillance areas. this is a complicated problem due to the sensitivity and bandwidth… More

INTELLIGENT NEXT GENERATION CONTROLLER/SENSOR OPERATIONS PLANNING SYSTEMS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Heidi Jacobus , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $246,937.00
Abstract:
We propose the development of a machine controller/sensor planning system which combines mature vision-based guidance technology, standardized robotic machine platform interfaces, and an interactive planning system integrated into a graphical robotic visualization system. to support advanced… More

INTELLIGENT ROBOT/SENSOR OPERATIONS PLANNING SYSTEMS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $495,269.00
Abstract:
A telerobot-sensor planning system will be developed by combining mature vision-based guidance technology, standardized robotic platform interfaces, and an interactiverobot planning system integrated into a graphical robotic visualization system. to support advanced robotic servicingoperated from… More

Standardizing Control Unit/Robotic Vehicle Controls and Interfaces

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Charles J. Jacobus
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
The DOD operates logistics, defensive, and assault operations in the most hazardous environment constructed by man, namely the modern battlefield. In the 21st Century, the battlefield environment will become so deadly that any exposure of personnel will have high lethality. Applying battlefield… More

APPLICATION OF ADAPTIVE AND MODEL-BASED DIAGNOSIS TECHNOLOGY TO SATELLITE SYSTEMS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Charles J. Jacobus
Award Amount: $47,879.00

A THREE-DIMENSIONAL MAPPING AND INSPECTION SYSTEM FOR INSIDE-TANK ROBOTICS APPLICATIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr. Charles J. Jacobus
Award Amount: $50,000.00

A COMPACT ROBOTIC COMMAND CENTER PHASE II: IMPLEMENTING A HARDENED COMPACT UNIT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Brian t. mitchell , PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
Award Amount: $448,632.00

A COMPACT ROBOTIC COMMAND CENTER PHASE II: IMPLEMENTING A HARDENED COMPACT UNIT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Charles j. jacobus , PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
Award Amount: $503,364.00

A HIGH ACCURACY ABSOLUTE NAVIGATIONAL SYSTEM FOR RAPID RUNWAY REPAIRERS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Charles J Jacobus Phd , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $379,901.00
Abstract:
Navigation of field mobile robotic systems requires a means for the robotic system to determine its absolute location. the ususal means is to use a vehicle intertial guidance system which is periodically updated by a gps or loran c receiver. unfortunately, gps and loran can only provide absolute… More

A THREE-DIMENSIONAL MAPPING AND INSPECTION SYSTEM FOR INSIDE-TANK ROBOTICS APPLICATIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr. Charles J. Jacobus
Award Amount: $500,000.00
Abstract:
Mobile robot system navigation is a difficult problem under any circumstances. outside navigation using computer vision-based methods requires recognition of variable terrain features or the use of a radio location system such as a global positioning system. indoor navigation is typically… More

Personal Navigation and Reporting

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Cyril S. White
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
Due to the increasing use of technology to plan and implement modern day combat, it is imperative that troop and vehicles deployment and position be known as precisely as possible. Furthermore, the unit commander must be able to quickly plan, transmit, and display friendly and adversarial troop and… More

PERFORMANCE ENHANCEMENT OF OPERATOR IMAGE INTERPRETATION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOT
Principal Investigator: Brian T. Mitchell , Director Of Technology Dev
Award Amount: $72,954.00
Abstract:
This research project is directed at developing an operator perception model based on insight from empirical perception data combined with knowledge of how the human vision system processes information. as a first step in this direction, we are prosposing to collect perceptual data and use this data… More

Whole Arm and Hand-Finger Force Reflecting Masters

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Charles Jacobus
Award Amount: $48,639.00

Concept to Control -- Using Virtual Reality to Test UGV Man-Machine Interfaces and to Control UGV Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Charles J. Jacobus, Ph.d.
Award Amount: $50,000.00

Reducing Teleoperated System Data/Image Bandwidth Requirements using a Quantitative Model of UGV Operator Focus of Attention

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Brian T. Mitchell, Phd
Award Amount: $50,000.00

Human-centered, Task-specific Visual Planning For Robotic Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Brian Mitchell
Award Amount: $50,000.00

Intelligent Portable Physiological Measurement and Anal

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Charles Jacobus
Award Amount: $50,000.00

A GENERALIZED VIDEO DATA COMPRESSION MODEL

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Brian T Mitchell Phd , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $362,910.00
Abstract:
This project is directed at producing a generalized compression model for systematically transmission of video information at decreasing data rates while maintaining maximal information. although much is still unknown about the human visual system, major pieces of the puzzle have recently been… More

APPLICATION OF ADAPTIVE AND MODEL-BASED DIAGNOSIS TECHNOLOGY TO SATELLITE SYSTEMS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Charles J. Jacobus
Award Amount: $250,000.00
Abstract:
Much recent work has been focused on elucidating the potential benefits of using fuzzy logic and adaptive network decision making methods. adaptive methods, like back-propagation taught neural networks, can make it possible to build complex decision making system which avoid the "expert systems"… More

A Distributed Test and Evaluation System for Human Performance Evaluation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Brian T. Mitchell
Award Amount: $69,648.00
Abstract:
This proposal advocates the development of a tool to provide the Navy with a mechanism for conducting in depth evaluation of distributed human performance. This tool will produce a truthing, testing, and evaluation environment designed to meet the US Navy's progressively increasing requirements for… More

Virtual Panoramic Vision Blocks

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Russell Watts
Award Amount: $99,199.00
Abstract:
We are proposing to develop Virtual Panoramic Vision Blocks (VPVB) to providing drivers of IVHS sensorized vehicles with a low cost means for gaining full driving situational awareness. This approach combines solid state sensors with advanced display technology and computing to implement an… More

Machine Recognition for Reality Registration in Ordance Fuse Removal

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Brian Mitchell
Award Amount: $59,391.00

Object Representations for Force Feedback Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Thomas Peurach
Award Amount: $60,000.00

A Wireless, Portable Device for Monitoring the Physiological Status of Multiple Remote Patients

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Charles Jacobus
Award Amount: $99,923.00

Whole Arm and Hand-Finger Force Reflecting Masters

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Charles Jacobus
Award Amount: $486,850.00

Human-centered, Task-specific Visual Planning For Robotic Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Brian Mitchell
Award Amount: $366,430.00
Abstract:
The development of an Active-Vision, Task-Specific Planning system is proposed. This scheme is based on a human-centered approach to obtaining insight into task-specific vision control strategies using eye-tracking hardware. This idea is coupled with computer vision and artificial intelligence… More

Reducing Teleoperated System Data/Image Bandwidth Requirements using a Quantitative Model of UGV Operator Focus of Attention

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Brian T. Mitchell, Phd
Award Amount: $599,998.00
Abstract:
The need to transmit video information greatly exceeds the current capability to transmit this information for any many military applications. This statement is absolutely true in the teleoperation of semi-autonomous robotic land vehicles where the remote operator needs advanced video compression… More

Intelligent Portable Physiological Measurement and Anal

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Charles Jacobus
Award Amount: $749,647.00
Abstract:
A portable device capable of monitoring multiple physiological signals in real time, coupled with a robust data manipulation and analysis ability will benefit virtually all areas of the community. This tool will be invaluable for the entire medical arena offering a cost effective method of vastly… More

Machine Recognition for Reality Registration in Ordance Fuse Removal

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Brian Mitchell
Award Amount: $749,946.00
Abstract:
The proposed Phase I research will define a semi-autonomous ordnance fuse recognition and removal system which incorporates graphical to physical world registrations through machine recognition, Cybernet's PER-Force 6 DOF force feedback hand controller and a special purpose end effector. The… More

Object Representations for Force Feedback Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Thomas Peurach
Award Amount: $738,850.00
Abstract:
The proposed Phase I research will define an object representation scheme which can be used to successfully integrate force feedback into synthetic environments and virtual reality applications. Integration of force feedback into existing synthetic environment applications is very difficult… More

Rapid Nondestructive Optical Inspection of Advanced Composite Structures

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Charles J. Jacobus
Award Amount: $69,245.00
Abstract:
Composite structures are lighter, stronger, and have more predictable performance than do components implemented with conventional metal structures. However, defense and industry have been slow to adopt composites components, even in application areas where firm cost justification arguments can be… More

Reconfigurable Space-Based Diagnostic Agent

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Eric S. Yager, Ph.d.
Award Amount: $79,417.00
Abstract:
The complexity and cost of Air Force satellite ground control operations, coupled with current downsizing efforts, point to the need for space-based diagnostic capability for satellite systems. Cybernet Systems proposed the development of an innovative diagnostic architecture. This architecture… More

Active Identify Friend/Foe Intruder System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Russell C. Watts
Award Amount: $79,995.00
Abstract:
Commercial perimeter monitoring systems rely heavily upon visual band CCD surveillance cameras. To enhance monitoring operations at night, the military often adds IR surveillance technology, as well as low light TV capability. In all of these image-based monitoring activities, we expect a human… More

Non-Scanning, No Moving Parts, Computed Tomographic Imaging Spectrometer

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Russell C. Watts
Award Amount: $78,020.00
Abstract:
Conventional imaging spectrometers acquire data within a four dimensional continuum (x, y, lambda, t) in several ways, all of which involve some form of scanning--mirrors must be moved or different filters must be dialed in. We are proposing a highly innovative imaging spectrometer concept that is… More

Multispectral Imaging Comparative Design Study

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Russell Watts
Award Amount: $97,743.00
Abstract:
Conventional imaging spectrometers acquire data within a four dimensional continuum (x,y,l,t) in several ways, all of which involve some form of scanning--mirrors must be moved or different filters must be dialed in. We are proposing to compare the relative costs and benefits of three different… More

A Highly Leveraged Real-Time Pose Determination System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Michael P. Whalen
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Attitude estimation of 3D objects is a necessary component of many of today's most difficult problems. Currently White Sands Missile Range (WSMR) has an application in which they wish to use live imagery from multiple video sources to precisely determine the attitude or pose of missiles, aircraft,… More

The MOST-Monitor for Oxygenation of Surface and Tissue

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Jennifer L. Griffin
Award Amount: $69,102.00
Abstract:
Transmittance pulse oximetry is currently the preferred method of noninvasive oxgenative monitoring. However, this type of monitoring is limited with regards to peripheral probe placement, creating an inability to measure deep-tissue oxygenation to the level desired. Recently reflective methods… More

A Perception - Based Image Rendering System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Brian R. Mitchell Ph. D
Award Amount: $70,000.00

Whole Body Kinesthetic Displays

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Charles J. Jacobus, Ph.d.
Award Amount: $67,567.00

Graphics, Sensors, And Planning For Robotics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Thomas Peurach , Research Engineer
Award Amount: $69,680.00

Micro-Inertial Momentum Sphere Stabilizers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Charles J. Jacobus , Research Engineer
Award Amount: $69,965.00

Perception-Based Image Interpretation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Brian T. Mitchell Phd
Award Amount: $59,946.00

A Miniature Portable Physiological Measurement And Analysis System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Charles J. Jacobus , Research Engineer
Award Amount: $69,938.00

A Virtual Test Range for Real and Virtual Equipment

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Charles J. Jacobus
Award Amount: $67,567.00

Concept to Control -- Using Virtual Reality to Test UGV Man-Machine Interfaces and to Control UGV Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Charles J. Jacobus, Ph.d.
Award Amount: $594,568.00
Abstract:
Many man-machine interface features of the modern unmanned ground vehicle control station require sophisiticated trade-offs be made. For instance, the need to transmit video information from a vehicle for teleoperation greatly exceeds the current capability of military radios to transmit this… More

A Virtual Test Range for Real and Virtual Equipment

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Charles J. Jacobus
Award Amount: $587,853.00
Abstract:
We propose developing a virtual reality environment for the testing of real and virtual equipment. The proposed testbed will leverage Cybernet's experience in building high performance robotic tactile feedback devices, combined with head-mount graphics generation and 3D-audio, to provide a standard… More

A Perception - Based Image Rendering System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Brian R. Mitchell Ph. D
Award Amount: $745,924.00
Abstract:
This proposal advocates the development of perception-based image rendering techniques for virtual reality and simulation applications. These techniques will enable the Army to better understand and evaluate the operational capabilities of vision based task performance. The proposed development… More

Whole Body Kinesthetic Displays

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Charles J. Jacobus, Ph.d.
Award Amount: $597,994.00
Abstract:
Virtual reality-based training systems are becoming a reality. Significant advances in photo-realistic image rendering has made reasonably priced high performance computer generated visuals commonplace. While development of the visual aspect of a virtual world is a significant artistic enterprise,… More

A Wireless, Portable Device for Monitoring the Physiological Status of Multiple Remote Patients

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Charles Jacobus
Award Amount: $374,741.00
Abstract:
We proposal the development of a protable, wireless, addressable device for simultaneously monitoring the physiological status of remotely located patients. The development of this device will facilitate more cost effective medical care, and as such promises to revolutionize the delivery of… More

Safe-to-Load Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Russell C. Watts
Award Amount: $69,931.00
Abstract:
For the Phase I effort we plan to investigate two potential mutispectral sensor solutions a 3 color reticle system and 2 color imaging system. Each of these sensor soncepts will be analytically modeled and evaluated against the best set of target and background data that is available. This process… More

Low Cost Multi-Sensor Suites

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Russell C. Watts
Award Amount: $69,931.00
Abstract:
In the Phase I effort, we will implement a three level modeling approach to provide the basis for an optimized multi-sensor design. The three levels include performance, cost and power. the organization of each level will include provisions for the sensor, processor, transmission and display. the… More

SBIR PHASE I: Hand-Held, Spatially Unrestricted Force Feedback

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Charles Jacobus
Award Amount: $73,909.00

Force Feedback, Virtual Fixtures, and Reality Registration for Mid-Air Refueling

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Thomas M. Peurach
Award Amount: $99,924.00

Rapid Large Area Nondestructive Inspection of Composites by Portable Electronic Speckle Pattern Shearography

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Lou X. Chen, Ph.d.
Award Amount: $99,884.00

A Miniature Portable Physiological Measurement And Analysis System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Charles J. Jacobus , Research Engineer
Award Amount: $599,981.00

Early Warning Aircraft Damage Detection Using Electronic Laser Speckle Pattern Interferometry

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Lou X., Chen, Ph.d.
Award Amount: $99,937.00

Perception-Based Image Interpretation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Brian T. Mitchell Phd
Award Amount: $745,924.00
Abstract:
This research project is directed at developing an operator perception model based on insight from empirical perception data combined with knowledge of how the human vision system processes information. As a first step in this direction, we are proposing to collect perceptual data and use this data… More

Force Feedback, Virtual Fixtures, and Reality Registration for Mid-Air Refueling

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Thomas M. Peurach
Award Amount: $746,284.00
Abstract:
Mid-Air refueling raises many issues including load alleviation, guidance and control, and nozzle docking. Some of these issues have been addressed in the KC-10 designs (automatic load alleviation), but because the fleet of KC-135s is so large (ten times that of the KC-10s), technologies… More

Rapid Large Area Nondestructive Inspection of Composites by Portable Electronic Speckle Pattern Shearography

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Lou X. Chen, Ph.d.
Award Amount: $748,382.00
Abstract:
Cybernetic Systems Corporation (CSC) proposes to develop an easy-to-use and portable nondestructive equipment for rapid detection of defects in complexly shaped aircraft composite components. After extensive literature study and from our experience, this tool will be based on electronic speckle… More

A MEMS Tactile Man-Machine Interface Device for Telemedicine

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Gerald P. Roston
Award Amount: $98,146.00
Abstract:
We propose the application of HEMS technology to the development of a tactile finger tip display device for operation in conjunction with finger force reflective devices. By co~ining high bandwidth finger tip acutation with lower bandwidth, large motion finger force reflection, we hope to gain full… More

Early Warning Aircraft Damage Detection Using Electronic Laser Speckle Pattern Interferometry

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Lou X., Chen, Ph.d.
Award Amount: $746,272.00
Abstract:
Cybernet Systems Corporation (CSC) proposes to develop an easy-to-use, fast, and nondestructive tool to detect areas of damage in aerospace vehicles. After extensive literature study and from our experience, this tool will be based on electronic laser speckle pattern interferometry/shearography… More

Cognitive Capacity Measurement System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Eric Yager
Award Amount: $99,939.00
Abstract:
Cybernet Systems proposes the development of a measurement system for measuring an indivudual's cognitive capacity and detecting cognitive overload. While much research has been done in this area, there remains to be developed a comprehensive system capable of integrating the many different… More

Systematic Interface Design

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Eric Yager
Award Amount: $99,135.00
Abstract:
This research project is directed at developing advanced, high-performance, operator-machine interfaces that can be applied to a wide range of real military and commercial applications. As a first step in this direction, we are proposing to collect interface performance data and use this data to… More

Battlefield Image and Text Distribution using a Personal Communications Systems (PCS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Cyril S. White
Award Amount: $97,370.00
Abstract:
During this effort, Cybernet Systems will study existing Personal Communications System (PCS) concepts which can be used to create an optimal digital video distribution system using PCS technology. In addition, we will provide the design specifications for a system which facilitates wide area… More

Object-Oriented Data Collection and Fusion

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Charles Jacobus, Ph.d.
Award Amount: $59,477.00
Abstract:
This proposal suggests that a basic data collection, management, and fusion framework is ideally suited for integrating distributed data from multiple heterogeneous sources and making it available on a multi-point basis for analysis, viewing, and C**4I applications. The basic framework proposed was… More

Commercial Game Development Using HLA and SEDRIS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Hugo Feugen
Award Amount: $99,000.00
Abstract:
Significant similarities exist between DoD simulation applications and networked simulation games developed for entertainment. To date, however, there has been no compelling reason for commercial game developers to adopt DoD methods and standards. Interestingly, HLA compares favorably to current… More

Integrated Head-Mounted Display Interface for Hands-Free Control

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey C. Braun
Award Amount: $99,966.00
Abstract:
Eye tracking and voice recognition provides a means for hands-free control of information displayed within a head-mounted display (HMD) device. This proposal outlines a program for combining eye tracking, voice recognition, and HMD technology to achieve an integrated hands-free soldier interface. … More

Recognition of Human Gestures for Device Control, Interacting with Virtual Worlds, and Interpreting Human Activities

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Charles Cohen
Award Amount: $98,898.00
Abstract:
We propose the development of a system for visually tracking and interpreting human motion for the purpose of controlling devices, interacting with virtual worlds, and interpreting overhead reconnaissance video data. That is, we intend to implement a gesture recognition and device control system. … More

Portable Physiological Measurement & Analysis System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $749,647.00

Human Performance-Based Measurement System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Eric Yager
Award Amount: $744,085.00
Abstract:
This research project is directed at developing advanced, high-performance, operator-machine interfaces that can be applied to a wide range of real military and commercial applications. As a first step in this direction, we are proposing to collect interface performance data and use this data to… More

Commercial Game Development Using HLA and SEDRIS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Hugo Feugen
Award Amount: $399,977.00
Abstract:
Significant similarities exist between DoD simulation applications and networked simulation games developed for entertainment. To date, however, there has been no compelling reason for commercial game developers to adopt DoD methods and standards. Interestingly, HLA compares favorably to current… More

Integrated Head-Mounted Display Interface for Hands-Free Control

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey C. Braun
Award Amount: $741,100.00
Abstract:
Eye tracking and voice recognition provides a means for hands-free control of information displayed within a head-mounted display (HMD) device. This proposal outlines a program for combining eye tracking, voice recognition, and HMD technology to achieve an integrated hands-free soldier interface. … More

Inflatable Casualty Retrieval Device

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Charles Jacobus, Ph.d.
Award Amount: $99,569.00
Abstract:
The construction of an inflatable robotic tether unit that will allow retrieval of field casualties is proposed. The unit can be teleoperated by the retrieval personnel to grapple objects or casualties at a distance while storing storage in a very compact form. The inflatable tether will require a… More

Recognition of Computer-Based Human Gestures for Device Control and Interacting with Virtual Worlds

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Charles J. Cohen
Award Amount: $99,992.00
Abstract:
We propose the development of a system for visually tracking and interpreting human gestures for the purpose of controlling devices, improving training methods, and interacting with virtual worlds. That is, we intend to implement a gesture recognition and device control system. In many… More

An articulated joint for the High-mobility, Articulated, All-wheel drive, Modular vehicle (Haamer)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Gerald P. Roston
Award Amount: $98,411.00
Abstract:
The United States military's current doctrine calls for the ability to quickly deploy small units to any place on the globe. The two biggest challenges of this new doctrine are providing the airlift capability for the military's vehicles and overcoming the infrastructure that is incapable of… More

HAAM: High-mobility, Articulated, All-wheel drive, Modular vehicle

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Gerald P. Roston
Award Amount: $99,594.00
Abstract:
The United States military's current doctrine calls for the ability to quickly deploy small units to any place on the globe. The two biggest challenges of this new doctrine are providing the airlift capability for the military's vehicles and overcoming the infrastructure that is incapable of… More

Object-Oriented Donor-Transparent Data Collection and Fusion Environment

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Charles J. Jacobus
Award Amount: $99,957.00
Abstract:
This proposal suggests that a data collection, management, and fusion framework under development by Cybernet for distributed testing is ideally suited for integrating a distributed donor-transparent system for data collection from multiple heterogeneous sources and making this data available on a… More

Data Object-Oriented Middleware from Object Descriptions

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Charles J. Jacobus, Phd
Award Amount: $99,144.00
Abstract:
This proposal suggests that a basic data collection, management, and fusion framework is ideally suited for integrating distributed data from multiple heterogeneous source systems and making it available on a multi-point basis to other combat systems for analysis, viewing, and C**4I applications. … More

Content Addressable Graphics, Image and Video Retrieval Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Charles J. Jacobus, Phd
Award Amount: $69,246.00
Abstract:
This proposal addresses development of a distributed image oriented storage and indexing architecture for building content searchable image databases (containing test, graphics, images, and digitize video). This is particularly difficult because computer vision has yet to solve the shape… More

A COTS-based, Highly Mobile, Telerobotic Firefighter

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Gerald P. Roston
Award Amount: $99,967.00
Abstract:
The military has a strong need for telerobotic fire fighting equipment because the current operating procedure for combating fires in hazardous areas is to deploy humans, but once the fire exceeds a predefined level, the people are removed from the scene and the fire is left to burn its course.… More

Implementing a Distributed Testing Simulation Space Based on HLA

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Charles J. Jacobus, Phd
Award Amount: $99,891.00
Abstract:
Significant similarities exist between various DoD battlespace simulation applications and distributed testing systems. We know of only one effort which provides an integrated simulation system and testing control center. Under this STRICOM effort the proposers are developing virtual… More

Behavior Recognition System for Identifying and Monitoring Human Activities

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr. Charles J. Jacobus
Award Amount: $98,844.00
Abstract:
Differentiating between normal human activity and suspicious behavior is a difficult task, wether performed by a sensing device or a human observer. Such a human observer would find such a task tedious and costly to perform. Fortunately, a sensing system is not bothered by tedious tasks. Such a… More

Gesture Based Multimedia Information Kiosk to Enhance Science Understanding

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $69,994.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $600,000.00

Omnidirectional Transport Platform

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Terry Cussen
Award Amount: $69,608.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr Charles J Cohen
Award Amount: $749,667.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr Gerald P Roston
Award Amount: $746,326.00

Content Addressable Image Database Architecture

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Charles Jacobus, President
Award Amount: $68,318.00

Onboard Smart Sensors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Gary Siebert
Award Amount: $99,976.00

Parachute Automatic Activation Device (ADD) for Low Altitude Jumps

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Nestor Vornka
Award Amount: $69,487.00
Abstract:
Not Available Among different methods using electomagnetic impact to disable radio-electronic devices the most effective one is the use of a series of video pulses of duration ¿ 10 ns. A series of such pulses with repetition rates of several hundred hertz lowers the sensitivity of protection… More

Dynamic Modelbase from Motion Vision

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Charles Jacobus PhD
Award Amount: $69,635.00
Abstract:
Not Available The bandwidth of current generation communications and adaptive optics is limited by the bandwidth of the either mechanical or electronic systems. There are a number of new applications that would be enabled if this bandwidth could be significantly increased. This includes adaptive… More

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Paul Cobb
Award Amount: $99,703.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Charles J. Cohen, Director of Research
Award Amount: $99,879.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Charles J. Jacobus, Ph.D., President
Award Amount: $69,937.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Nestor Voronka
Award Amount: $69,936.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Charles J. Cohen, Ph.D.
Award Amount: $69,636.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey C. Braun, Research Engineer
Award Amount: $69,943.00

Dynamic Modelbase from Motion Vision

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Charles Jacobus, Ph.D.
Award Amount: $723,537.00

Parachute Automatic Activation Device (ADD) for Low Altitude Jumps

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Nestor Vornka
Award Amount: $729,845.00

Low-Cost Navigation System to Augment GPS Receivers in General Aviation Aircraft

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOT
Principal Investigator: George Paul
Award Amount: $99,663.00

Active Protection Sensor Package

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Charles Cohen, Research Engineer
Award Amount: $729,885.00
Abstract:
The Phase I work demonstrated real-time recognition and automatic learning ofgestures used by the Army. The proposed Phase II effort is focused on enhancingthis system by:1.Enhancing the Gesture Recognition System and creating a Software Development Kit(SDK). The gestures to be recognized include… More

Multi-agent Architecture for Robust Adaptive Decision-aiding (MARAD)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Nestor Voronka, Director of Research
Award Amount: $728,793.00
Abstract:
Today's ground vehicles primarily utilize the NAVSTAR Global Positioning System (GPS) for positioning and navigation (POS/NAV) which produces moderately accurate results. High accuracy POS/NAV is achieved is achieved using integrated systems that arelarge, heavy, and prohibitively expensive for… More

Non-Contact Measurement of Ocean Currents

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Charles Cohen, V.P. of Research & Develo
Award Amount: $599,430.00
Abstract:
This project is to develop a design for a wearable operator control interface for man-portable robotic applications. Typically, the controller will guide small, man-packable robots for tactical missions, such as reconnaissance in enclosed spaces likesewer tunnels. In military parlance, it is a

Astronomy Distance Learning Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: ED
Principal Investigator: Charles Cohen
Award Amount: $59,615.00

SBIR Phase I: Web-Based Collaborative Virtual Model Building for Learning in Astronomy

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Charles Cohen
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project proposes to develop, deploy, and evaluate a virtual reality-based modeling kit that will enable students to collaboratively build, cohabit, and present virtual models of the solar system within a web-based inquiry framework. This system… More

Training Environment for Satellite Command Composition

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Charles Cohen, Vice Preisdent of R&D
Award Amount: $99,828.00
Abstract:
The vast amount of knowledge on human information processing and performance has not been completely utilized for solving real world problems. A typical satellite control system uses 500 to 1000 commandlets (fragmentary commands), which must be optimallyput together efficient and effective satellite… More

Mouse-Like Interface for the Hand/Arm Disabled Individual: Head and Eye Tracking System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: ED
Principal Investigator: Charles Jacobus
Award Amount: $59,832.00

Distributed Crew Interface

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Charles Jacobus, CEO
Award Amount: $99,849.00
Abstract:
The US Air Force requires the capability to control, upload and download management information in order to coordinate crew interactions, even when the crew is remotely located. Because of limitations in communication infrastructure and shared databases,it is difficult for collaborating engineers,… More

Development of a Field-Practical Automated Battery for Assessing and Monitoring Cognitive Readiness

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Eric Lichtenstein, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,896.00
Abstract:
Cognitive readiness is as important a factor in battlefield success as nourishment, hydration, and physical energy. Physical ability and readiness are well known and easily measured qualities. While there exist numerous tests that provide an assessmentof cognitive readiness, these tests are… More

Indications and Warning (I&W) Inference Engine for the Information Warfare (IW) Picture

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Charles Jacobus, CEO
Award Amount: $69,979.00
Abstract:
In the DoD, many systems operate in multiple computer networks. Therefore, if a particular computer goes down, disabling the functions it performs, critical systems would be unavailable. If these functions could be moved to another hardware platform, nodisruption of critical services would ensue. … More

GUI Techniques for Assessing Autonomous Vehicle Behavior

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Charles Cohen, V.P., Research & Developm
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
As autonomous vehicles journey down the path of increasing competence, it is necessary for humans to be able to

GUI Techniques for Assessing Autonomous Vehicle Behavior

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Charles Cohen, V.P., Research & Developm
Award Amount: $749,961.00
Abstract:
As autonomous vehicles journey down the path of increasing competence, it is necessary for humans to be able to

Training Environment for Satellite Command Composition

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Charles J. Cohen, V.P., Research and Develo
Award Amount: $749,537.00
Abstract:
"The vast amount of knowledge on human information processing and performance has been under utilized for solving real world problems. A typical satellite control system uses 500 to 1000 commandlets (fragmentary commands), which must be optimally puttogether for efficient and effective satellite… More

Autonomous Command Generation for Robots

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Charles J. Jacobus, PhD, CEO
Award Amount: $69,659.00
Abstract:
Space robotics technology can provide productivity enhancements for astronauts performing extravehicular activities (EVA). Reducing or avoiding EVA time directly translates to a higher degree of safety and can reduce on-orbit servicing costs. System concept challenges result from (1) safety… More

Advanced Personal Communicator

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Joseph Tesar, Product Development Mngr.
Award Amount: $746,632.00
Abstract:
"The vision of the Advanced Personal Communicator (APC) is a Navyvessel with reduced manning and yet a higher crew efficiency.The device we propose to develop is a maintenance aid andcommunication device that allows the user to communicate with anyother APC user anywhere on the ship through two-way… More

Techniques for Viewing Terrain Data on Handheld Displays

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Joseph Tesar, Product Dev. Manager
Award Amount: $119,486.00
Abstract:
"While the technology is now available to deliver complex graphics files (such as terrain maps) to field-based users using handheld computers, it is difficult to view and navigate a large graphics file through a small viewing screen. The option ofincreasing the size of the display to give greater… More

Pin Array Approach to the Dynamic Sand Table

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Joseph Tesar, Product Dev. Manager
Award Amount: $69,833.00
Abstract:
"Cybernet plans to provide a solution to the dynamic sand table problem by employing an array of pins driven by an arm equipped with a vector of actuators. The pins shall lie at rest upon a board filled with holes for the pins. The array board will besimilar to an optical breadboard with one major… More

Design of a Graphical Interface for Managing Multiple Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Charles J. Cohen, Vice President of R&D
Award Amount: $99,943.00
Abstract:
"This proposal describes the design of an interface for controlling multiple UAVs in a real-time situation. Named the Uninhabited Air Vehicle Management Interface (UAVMI), it is centered on a 3-dimensional graphical representation of the operationalgeographic area. The operator is able to move a 3D… More

Advanced Personal Communicator (APC)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Joseph Tesar, Research Engineer
Award Amount: $99,487.00
Abstract:
"Communication is paramount in nearly all military operations, ranging from tactical operations to the efficient maintenance of equipment. On the battlefront, warfighters are constantly in need of updated information describing the battle zone. To supportthese warfighters, maintenance personnel need… More

Quantum Information Science

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Glenn Beach, Product Dev. Manager
Award Amount: $99,685.00
Abstract:
"Quantum computation would provide a significant speed increase to Cybernet's machine vision algorithms. Much of the core technology behind Cybernet's computer vision system is based on N-dimensional geometric edge matching search. We believe thatquantum computational model for such a system… More

An Optical Health Monitor for High Power Lasers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Joseph Tesar, Product Dev. Manager
Award Amount: $98,357.00
Abstract:
"Research on high energy lasers (HELs) has been taking place in laboratories for several years. As the technology matures, HELs are moving out of the laboratory and into applications such as military weapons, industrial material processing and fusionresearch. HELs make significant demands on the… More

Astronomy Distance Learning Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: ED
Principal Investigator: Dean Christensen
Award Amount: $149,781.00
Abstract:
It is generally acknowledged that in many areas, students are more creative and learn better in collaborative environments. However, there is a difficulty with getting studnets to work together in specific areas in large numbers, as bringing them together is very prohibitive. To encourge students… More

Astronomy Distance Learning Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: ED
Principal Investigator: Dean Christensen
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
It is generally acknowledged that in many areas, students are more creative and learn better in collaborative environments. However, there is a difficulty with getting studnets to work together in specific areas in large numbers, as bringing them together is very prohibitive. To encourge students… More

Moir¿ Interferometry Measurement Device

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Glenn Beach, Product Dev. Manager
Award Amount: $69,762.00
Abstract:
"The Army is continually assessing materiel condition in the field through a process that involves manual gaging of components. This process tends to be slow and prone to operator error. Cybernet proposes to implement a reliable rapid non-contact 3D surfaceshape data acquisition system to facilitate… More

Optical Projectile Identification and Inventory System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Glenn Beach, Product Dev. Manager
Award Amount: $119,471.00
Abstract:
"As armaments are loaded into a magazine, a pair of cameras sits silently by, allowing a computer to dutifully record what type of round-including fuze type and charge setting-goes into each location. An automated armament system now has enough informationto call upon the magazine, index to the… More

Telemaintenance of Future Combat System (FCS) Semi-Autonomous Platforms and Equipment

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Joseph Tesar, Product Dev. Manager
Award Amount: $69,561.00
Abstract:
"Our proposal is to develop a nearly autonomous control methodology for telemaintenance of robotic platforms. At the core of our approach is an expert decision software module that can combine status (or diagnostic) information with possible maintenanceremedies. The expert system executes actions… More

An Instant Communications Network for Dismounted Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Merrill D. Squiers, Product Dev. Manager
Award Amount: $119,141.00
Abstract:
"In order to facilitate all weather communications in areas with dense foliage, we propose to develop an "instant" wireless local area network (WLAN). The WLAN will be deployed into the area where the dismounted team will operate. Nodes combine as relays ina communications network. Each node is an… More

Automatic 3-D Structure Creation and Target Identification

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Glenn Beach, Product Dev. Manager
Award Amount: $99,569.00
Abstract:
"The ability to disable a ballistic missile in flight is a major component of ballistic missile defense. Proper surveillance is the first step in this type of defense. The missile must be identified and recognized before any disabling activity can beinitiated. Due to the size and speed of typical… More

Information Delivery and Intelligent Agents for the Battlespace Environment

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Charles J. Cohen, VP, Research & Developmen
Award Amount: $99,937.00
Abstract:
"The battlespace warfighter environment contains a large amount of constant critical information that needs to be processed and displayed. The level of information varies widely, from pilots, to theater commanders, to situations assessors, and to fieldarmy units. The battlespace environment is… More

Wearable Cognitive Warfighter Evaluation System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Charles J. Cohen, VP, Research & Developmen
Award Amount: $99,804.00
Abstract:
"The modern warfighter has to process a large amount of constant critical information. While cognitive performance evaluation of a warfighter's capabilities can be done in the lab, it has yet to be taken out into the field where the real stresses occur.Fortunately, it is now technologically… More

Quantum Image Processing Toolkit

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Glenn Beach, Director of Technology
Award Amount: $747,870.00
Abstract:
Moore's law states that computing performance doubles every 18 months. While this has held true for 40 years, it is widely believed that this will soon come to an end. Increases in performance coincide with decreases in scale on the computer platform. Dueto the small scale of computer components,… More

Design of a Graphical Interface for Managing Multiple Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Charles J. Cohen, Vice President, R&D
Award Amount: $745,054.00
Abstract:
This proposal describes the design and creation of an interface for controlling multiple UAVs in a real-time situation. Named the Uninhabited Air Vehicle Management Interface (UAVMI), it is centered on a 3-dimensional graphical representation of theoperational geographic area. The operator is able… More

A Tactical Terrain Viewer for Rendering 3D Topographic Data on Field Based Displays

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Douglas Haanpaa, Product Development Manag
Award Amount: $729,275.00
Abstract:
The goal of the Phase II project is to further develop the Phase I graphical software so that field-based soldiers can assimilate topographic information using handheld computers rather than paper topographic maps. This main task is to present topographicinformation in a way that conveys a… More

An Instant Communications Network for Dismounted Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Merrill Squiers, Product Development Manag
Award Amount: $729,102.00
Abstract:
In order to facilitate communications in areas with dense foliage, we propose to develop an

Optical Projectile Identification and Inventory System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Glenn Beach, Product Development Manag
Award Amount: $728,864.00
Abstract:
The U.S. Army constantly plans for the needs of future warfare to retain its technological superiority. FCS is a major effort designed to meet this need. FCS includes multiple automatic fire weapons. One such weapon is the RAMM. The RAMM is an automaticfire mortar turret that can be integrated with… More

Autonomous Rendezvous and Docking Techniques

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Joseph Tesar
Award Amount: $69,762.00
Abstract:
Ongoing logistical repair, maintenance, and resupply of space platforms will become a costly and potentially dangerous activity in the post Space Station era. This is primarily driven by the need for more frequent missions, and as the number of missions increases, so does the cumulative probably of… More

SBIR Phase I: Contagious Disease Modeling Toolkit- Virtual Model Building for Learning

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Charles Cohen
Award Amount: $99,560.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project seeks to develop, deploy, and evaluate a virtual reality-based modeling kit, called Contagious Disease Modeling (CDM) Toolkit, which will enable students to build virtual 3-D models of viruses and bacteria within a web-based inquiry framework. … More

Handheld Computer Architecture for Embedded Training

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Glenn Beach, Product Development Manag
Award Amount: $69,912.00
Abstract:
The Army is building the capability to project a dominant ground force anywhere in the world within days. Part of this process is the development of the Objective Force Warrior (OFW). OFW will demand a higher level of performance from individual soldiersas they perform their tasks. Virtual training… More

Virtual Prototyping Architecture

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Glenn Beach, Product Development Manag
Award Amount: $117,042.00
Abstract:
To continue increasing the capabilities of technology, it is important to develop new materials and components. However, the development cycle of a new material or component can be very time consuming and costly. We propose to explore the concept ofcreating a virtual prototyping simulation that can… More

SBIR Phase I: Virtual Gorilla Construction Kit - Virtual Modeling for Learning

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Charles Cohen
Award Amount: $99,714.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project provides a plan to develop, deploy, and evaluate a virtual reality-based modeling kit that will enable students to build virtual models of gorilla motion and social interaction within a web-based inquiry framework. Using the Virtual… More

A Haptics Probe for Mine Detection

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Joseph Tesar, Product Development Manag
Award Amount: $69,986.00
Abstract:
Cybernet proposes to automate certain aspects of the manual search technique for landmines using robotics and haptics. There are many situations where manual clearing is the most reliable method for demining; however, this technique unfortunately puts thehuman very close to the explosive. Our goal… More

Automated Immersive Display Calibration System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Glenn Beach, Director of Technology
Award Amount: $69,727.00
Abstract:
As the fidelity and resolution of immersive visual systems have increased, problems with alignment of the displays have become more noticeable and disruptive. Additionally, many of the immersive simulators use sophisticated, high field-of-view displaysthat require the proper alignment of multiple… More

Vehicle Tracking and Dynamics Measurement System for Environmental Impact Monitoring with Real-Time Reporting

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Nestor Voronka, Chief Engineer
Award Amount: $729,713.00
Abstract:
To help manage Department of Defense (DoD) administered natural resources, environmental impact models exist that quantify a vehicle's impact on lands based on its dynamics (e.g. speed, turning radius, acceleration). During the Phase I effort, a prototypetracking and monitoring system was developed… More

Enhanced GPS/INS Tracking and Vehicle Dynamics Monitoring System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Nestor Voronka, Product Development Manag
Award Amount: $119,979.00
Abstract:
There is a need to develop a system that will track the location and dynamics of ground vehicles for the purposes of determining their impact on the environment. We propose to use a combination of GPS and inertial sensors to determine the vehicle'slocation, accelerations, and rotations and capture… More

Reconfigurable All Terrain Vehicle

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / SOCOM
Principal Investigator: Eric D. Lichtenstein, Product Manager, Cybernet
Award Amount: $99,969.00
Abstract:
Adaptable soldiers need a highly adaptable, high performance vehicle. The most powerful solution is not to have a single all-purpose vehicle, but rather to have a set of universal modular components that can be configured into whatever vehicle isnecessary for the task at hand. A single vehicle… More

An Optical Health Monitor for High Power Lasers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Joseph Tesar
Award Amount: $375,000.00
Abstract:
This project is developing a real-time software "health monitoring" system for high-powered laser systems. By "health monitoring", we are referring to a system that can independently monitor the status of the laser over time, alerting operators to diminished performance and preventing catastrophic… More

Virtual Prototyping Architecture

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Glenn Beach, Director of Technology
Award Amount: $729,748.00
Abstract:
To continue increasing the capabilities of technology, it is important to develop new materials and components. However, the development cycle of a new material or component can be very time consuming and costly. We propose to implement a modular architecture for a Virtual Systems Integration Lab… More

Intelligent Distributed Decision Management for Avionics Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Charles J. Cohen, Vice President, R&D
Award Amount: $99,820.00
Abstract:
The Air Force requires a system that connects multiple onboard systems and provides a translation mechanism to allow all of them to effectively speak one language. This Intelligent Distributed Decision Management system will be designed to minimize the cognitive load on Decision Makers and… More

Enabling Access to Digital Media for the Profoundly Disabled

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Glenn Beach, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,895.00
Abstract:
The system proposed in this effort will allow the handicapped individual with hand/arm motor impairment to use the computer and access digital libraries on the Internet and in internal networks in a more effective manner. Furthermore, the system allows full use of the actual keyboard and mouse so… More

A Personal Virtual Collaborative Maintenance System (PVCMS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Joseph Tesar, Director of Research & Development
Award Amount: $99,685.00
Abstract:
This proposal describes a Portable Virtual Collaborative Maintenance System (PVCMS) that can support maintenance personnel in austere locations. Efficient communications between personnel is especially important when maintaining the complex machinery currently used by the military. In addition to… More

Full-Body Haptic Simulation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Glenn Beach, Director of Technology
Award Amount: $69,936.00
Abstract:
Current immersive virtual environments provide the participant with realistic representations of many of the senses, including sight, sound, and even smell. However, they do not provide the ability for the participant to feel the environment. There are existing haptic-based products that can solve… More

MEDICATION COMPLIANCE MGMT SYS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Pavan Namineni
Award Amount: $99,796.00

Physics Based Missile Trajectory Discrimination Algorithms

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Charles J. Cohen, Ph.D., Vice President, R&D
Award Amount: $99,946.00
Abstract:
We believe we have an innovative method for discriminating between real incoming missiles and decoys in a cluttered environment. We have developed a method for taking continuous position information and, using a physical model based on Newton's Laws of Motion and advanced mathematics developed in… More

Wearable Wireless Fall Event Detector

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Pavan K. Namineni
Award Amount: $99,523.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): There is a documented need for improved instrumentation for study of falls, loss of balance, and development of early detection and prevention methods. Current approaches to fall detection simply monitor system outputs (most often body segment velocities and/or… More

MANET Optimized to Control Power Emissions

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Charles J. Jacobus, President & CEO
Award Amount: $69,966.00
Abstract:
In this effort we will overcome emissions security and placement issues with current generation wireless networks by implementing adaptive power management into MANET (Mobile Ad hoc Networks) tailored to the Navy's application. Cross-layer protocol optimization in Mantes based on 802.11 x offer the… More

Anti-Ballistic Airbag for RPGs

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Joseph Tesar, Director of R & D
Award Amount: $99,988.00
Abstract:
This proposal describes a protective system for military vehicles that can prevent (or mitigate) damage caused by incoming Rocket Propelled Grenades (RPGs). The system is applied to existing vehicles, and can be removed and reattached with a minimum of effort. A key advantage of this protective… More

3D Haptic Femur Interface for Medical Training

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Charles J. Cohen,, Vice President, R&D
Award Amount: $99,965.00
Abstract:
Medical personnel in training learn by practicing on real patients under supervision. Although effective, this approach is fraught with potential risks for both patient and trainee. Technological success involving other virtual training environments suggests that medical simulation has great… More

NIRS for Deep Brain Tissue Oxygenation Measurement

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Charles J. Jacobus, President & CEO
Award Amount: $99,909.00
Abstract:
A noninvasive physiological monitoring device capable of monitoring from multiple sites to determine surface and deep tissue oxygenation in real time will benefit virtually all areas of the medical community. This tool will be invaluable for the entire medical arena, offering a cost effective… More

Intelligent Distributed Decision Management for Avionics Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Charles J. Cohen, Vice President, R & D
Award Amount: $749,841.00
Abstract:
The Air Force requires a system that is able to connect multiple onboard aircraft systems, providing a translation mechanism to allow all of them to interoperate. During the Phase I effort we demonstrated the feasibility of such a system by developing an Intelligent Distributed Decision Management… More

Modulated Microwave Vehicle Stopping

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DHS
Principal Investigator: Joseph S. Tesar, Director of Research and Development
Award Amount: $99,459.00
Abstract:
Stopping vehicles, which are potential car bomb threats or are simply fleeing a crime scene at high speed allows military and law enforcement personnel added effectiveness. Furthermore, the current option of high-speed pursuit adds almost as much danger as might be avoided if the assailant is… More

HARDWARE-ASSISTED SYSTEM SECURITY MONITOR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DHS
Principal Investigator: Chris Lomont, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,894.00
Abstract:
Rootkits are Trojan horses installed by an intruder that mask changes that have been made in a system after attack. They replace or modify intrusion or other system status detecting applications so that they report a properly functioning system to a systems administrator, when in fact, the system… More

Scalable Geo Telemetry Network

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Charles J. Jacobus, President
Award Amount: $69,674.00
Abstract:
We will develop a scalable low bandwidth network to automatically collect, process, archive, and disseminate information that supports/enhances training and readiness, safety, security, and environmental management. As a common substrate to this network we will develop and demonstrate a Geo… More

Using Machine Vision Techniques to Create a Multi-Resolution Obstacle Database

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Douglas Haanpaa, Research Engineer
Award Amount: $79,815.00
Abstract:
The Navy requires an architecture for acquiring and storing 3-Dimensional obstacle data. An extension of the Terrain Awareness Warning System (eTAWS), the obstacle database must store man-made objects such as buildings, bridges, towers, overpasses, and wires. The system must be able to generate… More

Multi-Modal Hands-Free Interface for Aircraft Maintainers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Charles J. Cohen, Vice President - R&D
Award Amount: $99,170.00
Abstract:
We propose a hands-free data entry system to be used by Air Force aircraft maintenance personnel in noisy environments. To mitigate the noise sensitivity of voice recognition systems, we propose using simultaneous methods of input including voice, non-interfering gestures, facial feature… More

Orientation Invariant Combat Identification

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Glenn Beach, Director R&D
Award Amount: $79,810.00
Abstract:
A primary mission of Naval air assets is to detect and destroy enemy ground targets. In order to accomplish this mission, the weapon systems must be able to detect and classify potential targets to determine which are valid targets. Traditional combat identification has been performed using all… More

Adaptive Decision System for C2BMC Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Charles J. Cohen, Vice President, R & D
Award Amount: $99,920.00
Abstract:
A primary task of resource allocation personnel is making accurate decisions and scheduling control commands in a quick and timely manner using large amounts of data from disparate sources. An intelligent system could help facilitate this decision-making. We propose using an Advanced Decision… More

Mutli-Domain Distributed Mission Simulation Enterprise

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Charles J. Cohen, Vice President, R & D
Award Amount: $99,918.00
Abstract:
The HLA framework has not addressed the significant issues of a heterogeneous operating environment in terms of security and high levels of scalability. Currently, all participants must have a minimum clearance as dictated by the simulated scenario. Even one small piece of a simulation, even a… More

Computer Models and Simulations for Kinetic Energy Weapons

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Chris Lomont, Research Engineer
Award Amount: $99,985.00
Abstract:
Based on data provided by the Government, Cybernet will develop computer models and integrated simulations to assess the effectiveness of Kinetic Energy Weapons (KEW) engaging full threat systems to aid KE-boost weapon design. The effort will collect and organize Government supplied information… More

Modular Agent-Based Component Architecture

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Chris Lomont, Research Engineer
Award Amount: $119,824.00
Abstract:
Cybernet proposes to create a software architecture that will allow off-the-shelf autonomous software agents to make use of artificial intelligence (AI) modules to solve a number of problems in the Army weapons fire domain. This system will be designed for compatibility with Future Combat Systems… More

Enterprise Portal Software for Improved Situation Awareness

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Steven Rowe, Research Engineer
Award Amount: $99,843.00
Abstract:
We propose to develop an enterprise portal architecture for integrating Air Force data sources, making this information accessible through standard web appliances. Our proposed solution is a two-fold approach. First, we will develop an enterprise portal server technology that makes use of and… More

MEDICATION COMPLIANCE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (MCMS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Pavan Namineni
Award Amount: $420,139.00

Automatic HMD Alignment Device

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Glenn Beach, Director of Technology
Award Amount: $749,293.00
Abstract:
The Navy uses helmet mounted displays (HMDs) in both training and operational situations. For pilots, HMDs are used to provide additional feedback such as target designation, heading, etc. In training scenarios, HMDs can also serve as the entire visualization display. While HMDs provide a mechanism… More

Enterprise Portal Software for Improved Situation Awareness

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Steve Rowe, Research Engineer
Award Amount: $749,521.00
Abstract:
We propose to develop an enterprise portal architecture for integrating Air Force data sources, making this information accessible through standard web appliances. Our proposed solution is a two-fold approach. First, we will develop an enterprise portal server technology that makes use of and… More

Modular Agent-Based Component Architecture

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Chris Lomont, Senior Research Engineer
Award Amount: $729,759.00
Abstract:
The goal of this Phase II project is to develop a decision aid tool that provides for the management and arbitration of data flow between fielded assets. Our solution will act as a decision aid to support situational awareness on the battlefield. Assets can be coordinated efficiently since… More

Software Validation System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Chris Lomont, Research Engineer
Award Amount: $99,984.00
Abstract:
The solicitation calls for "approaches for providing a safe environment for detecting software vulnerabilities and malicious code. Determine how these approaches might be employed in typical development/sustainment processes and facilities." The approach we believe will return the greatest benefit… More

Awareness and Recognition of Behavioral Threat within Complex Environments: Detection of Intent from Biomotion Signatures

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Charles J. Cohen, Sr. Research Engineer
Award Amount: $69,976.00
Abstract:
Cybernet will develop Behavior Detection Modules for the purpose of detecting, detecting, tracking, analyzing, and interpreting biomotion behaviors, including the prediction of hostile actions and alerting the Army to suspicious events. The final unit will be a portable, battery powered,… More

Robust CCSDS Image Data to JPEG2K Transcoding

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Chris Lomont, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,986.00
Abstract:
Images from space satellites, whether deep space or planetary, are often compressed in a lossy manner to ease transmission requirements such as power, error-rate, and data stream size. These requirements differ from standard computer image processing requirements since storage space, processing… More

Microwave Vehicle Stopping

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DHS
Principal Investigator: Charles J. Jacobus, Dr. – (734) 668-2567
Award Amount: $749,956.00
Abstract:
Cybernet Systems is developing a novel, nonlethal method for disabling an uncooperative vehicle called the MVS, or Microwave Vehicle Stopper. Our system transmits modulated microwave energy to the target vehicle that is tailored to disrupt the computation functions of the vehicle engine controller,… More

Hardware-based Computer Security System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DHS
Principal Investigator: Chris C. Lomont, Ph.D. – (734) 668-2567
Award Amount: $749,937.00
Abstract:
Rootkits are programs that hide pieces of software from the operating system. Rootkits replace or modify intrusion and system status applications, falsely reporting a clean system, when in fact the system has been compromised. A recent McAfee article stated rootkit infections for Windowsbased PCs… More

Battlespace Target Presentation in the Live Training Environment

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Douglas Haanpaa, Research Engineer
Award Amount: $69,892.00
Abstract:
The proposed system creates augmented reality targets for live fire training using novel optical beacons. These optical beacons are easily added to current training facilities and are use to determine the soldiers position in a scene with respect to an environment model of the surrounding… More

Tactile Situational Awareness System (TSAS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Christopher Wagner, Research Engineer
Award Amount: $79,982.00
Abstract:
Cybernet proposes to develop a tactor that can alter its mechanical compliance. This variable-compliance enabled tactor will stimulate a range of frequencies and amplitudes efficiently. We can then tune the device to optimally overcome the damping properties human skin.By improving the efficiency,… More

Intelligent Control System for Soldier Power

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Thomas E. Wilmoth, Research Engineer
Award Amount: $99,993.00
Abstract:
Cybernet proposes to develop a methodology for distributing and managing the power supply voltages required by each electrical load in a soldier's battle environment. Modern man-portable electronics include diverse systems, each having their own power source, which multiplies the battery weight and… More

On the Edge: Hybridized Distributed Storage

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Merrill Squiers, Research Engineer
Award Amount: $69,970.00
Abstract:
In this proposal, we define our approach for researching methods that provide distributed lookup and distribution of files using a variety of existing peer-to-peer networks models. We will need to research and to define the metrics for measuring the relative effectiveness and reliability of the… More

Three-Dimensional Control Panel Simulation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Douglas Haanpaa, Research Engineer
Award Amount: $79,955.00
Abstract:
The Navy requires a virtual haptic instrument panel device that can faithfully replicate the look and feel of aircraft instrument panels. There are a number of approaches that can be explored to develop a workable technology. These range from rather mundane approaches that utilize existing… More

Inverse Synthetic Aperture Radar (ISAR) Imagery Feature Extraction and Database

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Glenn Beach, Research Engineer
Award Amount: $79,979.00
Abstract:
The U.S. military uses a wide range of sensing modalities for collecting data with which to perform automatic target recognition (ATR) and classification. ATR is a crucial capability for today's weapons systems and is used for guiding smart munitions as well as tracking assets or entities of… More

Software to Assess Readiness and Train Medical Support Operations Teams

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Charles J. Cohen, Sr. Research Engineer
Award Amount: $99,943.00
Abstract:
Team medical support operations are in a curious position. Their importance in future emergencies, from natural disasters to military environments, is becoming more and more evident as our reliance on the capabilities that high technological assets give us increases. However, for all this… More

20/20 Immersive Display System Based on Eye Tracking

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Glenn Beach, Research Engineer
Award Amount: $79,632.00
Abstract:
The U.S. military relies heavily on immersive simulations to train pilots and other war fighters. However, it is not currently possible to display immersive environments in a manner that represents a real world scene viewed with 20/20 eyesight. The effect is that pilots train as if they have less… More

Advanced Equipment Maintenance Using Revolutionary Augmented Reality Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Douglas Haanpaa, Research Engineer
Award Amount: $69,980.00
Abstract:
The Terrestrial Augmented Reality Maintenance Assistance (TARMA) will leverage Cybernet Systems existing Shipboard Wireless Maintenance System (SWMA), head mounted display systems, and gesture recognition software to create a portable computing platform for augmented-reality based vehicle… More

Optical Character Recognition for Arabic Ruq

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Glenn Beach, Research Engineer
Award Amount: $69,853.00
Abstract:
In the ongoing efforts in Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), as well as the continuing Global War on Terror (GWOT), U.S. forces gain valuable information from captured documents. While these documents are typically written in Arabic, there are not enough U.S.… More

Robust CCSDS Image Data to JPEG2K Transcoding

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Daniel K. Jarrell, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,836.00
Abstract:
Images from space satellites are often compressed in a lossy manner to ease transmission requirements such as power, error-rate, and data stream size. These requirements differ from standard computer image processing requirements since storage space, processing speed, and power constraints differ… More

Awareness and Recognition of Behavioral Threat within Complex Environments: Detection of Intent from Biomotion Signatures

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Charles J. Cohen, Senior Research Engineer
Award Amount: $729,934.00
Abstract:
The main focus of our proposed research and technology development is to enhance existing security and surveillance operations by increasing the ability to detect threats and decreasing the resources necessary for those operations. The technology will leverage Cybernet's enhanced computer vision… More

Application Coherency Manager

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Glenn D. Beach, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,987.00
Abstract:
This proposal describes an Application Coherency Manager that implements and manages the interdependencies of simulation, data, and platform information. It will also enforce a simulation configuration profile submission that includes the specification of the interdependency requirements. To… More

Real-Time Scalable Emulation of Communication Networks

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Charles J. Cohen, Sr. Research Engineer
Award Amount: $68,572.00
Abstract:
Cybernet Systems Corporation, with the support of Harris Corporation, propose to build a wireless radio network simulator that is capable of scaling to over several thousands of radios. Our goal is an extremely high fidelity simulator to represent not only the interactions among applications,… More

Comms Linking System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DHS
Principal Investigator: Charles J. Cohen, PhD
Award Amount: $99,967.00
Abstract:
numbers and provide automated notification to investigative agents, (d) Graphical interface and statistical (weighted) search methodology, (e) Delinking (i.e. disallowed links) by end user agents, (f) Support for storage and indexing of stored voice associated with telephone information, and (g)… More

Automated System (H/W & S/W) Test and Repair Tool

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Chris Lomont, Research Engineer
Award Amount: $69,999.00
Abstract:
The growing complexity of distributed submarine combat systems has limited the Navy's capability to test and repair software and hardware under a wide range of fault scenarios. As a result, the potential for mission failure due to system faults has risen to an unsatisfactory level. We propose to… More

Augmented Reality Systems for Training Health Care Providers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Ronald Hay, Research Engineer
Award Amount: $99,977.00
Abstract:
During the Phase I period of this contract we will research and develop a Phase II development plan for creating an augmented reality serious game for medic training. Our primary technical research will focus on: Dynamic augmented reality registration of deformable surface. 3D Stereoscopic video… More

Three-Dimensional Control Panel Simulation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Douglas Haanpaa, Research Engineer
Award Amount: $749,966.00
Abstract:
During the past 6 months, Cybernet has researched and develop technologies enabling a virtual haptic instrument panel (VHIP) device that can faithfully replicate the look and feel of aircraft instrument panels for simulation and training. Our approach to conduct an evaluation of candidate… More

MRI Compatible Actuators

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $97,268.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): In intraoperative image guided surgery, the surgeon's view is enhanced by augmenting standard camera views with advanced medical images (e.g., PET, CT, flouroscopy, and MRI). The medical images assist in the execution a nd evaluation of the surgery. Of the… More

Hard Drive Unlocking

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DHS
Principal Investigator: Chris Lomont
Award Amount: $99,998.00
Abstract:
Recovering hard drive data is an integral part of computer forensics and has played a key part of many investigations. However this capability is getting significantly harder as sophisticated encryption and data protection mechanisms become routinely employed. The trend of encrypting data is growing… More

Directed Energy Detection and Characterization Instrumentation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Nicholas Jordan, Research Engineer
Award Amount: $99,891.00
Abstract:
The increasing power, energy, and maturity of DE weapons systems has created an acute need for better measurement capabilities. Systems designed to melt or disrupt electronics cannot be measured by many conventional methods, as they will destroy the diagnostic equipment along with their target. To… More

Procedure Execution and Projection System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Marcus J. Huber, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,971.00
Abstract:
There is a persistent pressure upon NASA crew members to achieve very high productivity during their missions. Significant challenges exist to maintaining manageable workload while the crew is performing their many and varied tasks allotted for each day while ensuring the crew maintain situation… More

Small Sat Analysis Laboratory

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Glenn Beach, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,956.00
Abstract:
The NASA Low-Cost Small Spacecraft Program is focused on the technologies, subsystems, methodologies, and mission concepts for space missions which lower the over-all cost for scientific exploration. We propose to support these effort through building a "simulation-of-simulations" software suite… More

High-Speed FPGA Image Decoder

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Chris Lomont, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,823.00
Abstract:
NASA space imagery is gathered and transmitted back to earth in many formats. One of the newer formats is the lossy/lossless image format CCSDS (CCSDS 122.0-B-1), which uses wavelet decomposition combined with a bitplane encoder to achieve good data rates while keeping visual fidelity. It was… More

Automated Behavior and Cohesion Assessment Tools

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Marcus J. Huber, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,939.00
Abstract:
An important consideration of long duration space flight operations is interpersonal dynamics. The crew will be working very closely for extended periods of time and the distance between the spacecraft and earth-bound flight surgeons will prevent real-time communication. Breakdown of morale or the… More

Grasp Algorithms For Optotactile Robotic Sample Acquisition

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Katherine Jordan, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,961.00
Abstract:
Robotic sample acquisition is basically grasping. Multi-finger robot sample grasping devices are controlled to securely pick up samples. While optimal grasps for perfectly modeled objects are known, grasping unmodeled objects, like a surface sample, is an open research problem. A major source of… More

Battlespace Target Presentation in the Live Training Environment

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Douglas Haanpaa, Research Engineer
Award Amount: $364,941.00
Abstract:
Cybernet Proposes to create a pre-production prototype of a live training augmented reality play (LARP) training system. Augmented reality, or the superposition of correctly orientated 3D models into the field of view using a head mounted display, could provide a way of bringing the realistic… More

20/20 Immersive Display System Based on Eye Tracking

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Glenn Beach, Research Engineer
Award Amount: $749,882.00
Abstract:
The U.S. military relies heavily on immersive simulations to train pilots and other war fighters. However, it is not currently possible to display immersive environments in a manner that represents a real world scene viewed with 20/20 eyesight in a cost effective manner. The effect is that pilots… More

Real-Time Scalable Emulation of Communication Networks

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Charles J. Cohen, Sr. Research Engineer
Award Amount: $356,680.00
Abstract:
Cybernet Systems Corporation proposes to enhance the capabilities of the Army to test wireless equipment by expanding the test process to include simulation technology that allows a large number of radio assets to be simulated through the development of a new radio behavior model. Coupled with this… More

Autonomic Knowledge Representation Construction for Software Protection Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Chris Lomont, Research Engineer
Award Amount: $99,979.00
Abstract:
Leveraging our current thrust of research into novel modes of computer, this project will focus on characterizing the state of the system using low-level descriptors abstracted with machine learning and processed to identify normal operation from varying levels of suspicious behavior. With this, we… More

Telecommunications Linking System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DHS
Principal Investigator: Charles J. Cohen, PhD
Award Amount: $749,948.00
Abstract:
Cybernet Systems Corporation will provide a system of hardware and software that will provide advanced data mining capability to the DHS analyst. This system is an add-on to existing DHS, not a replacement. It is intended to interface to the existing systems, provide additional capability for the… More

Grasp Algorithms For Optotactile Robotic Sample Acquisition

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Katherine Jordan, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $598,464.00
Abstract:
Robotic sample acquisition is essentially grasping. Multi-finger robot sample grasping devices are controlled to securely pick up samples. Equations have been developed to provide optimal grasps for perfectly modeled objects, but grasping unmodeled objects like a random sample on planetary… More

Medical Capability Simulator Interface Tool for OneSAF

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Ron Hay, Research Engineer
Award Amount: $99,956.00
Abstract:
OneSAF is rapidly becoming a centerpiece for many training simulations in the Army, amongst other reasons, for its ability to interoperate with many different protocols and packages. It only makes sense, given this central position, to examine the possibility of connecting the myriad of medical… More

Automated Behavior and Cohesion Assessment Tools

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Marcus Huber, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,441.00
Abstract:
An important consideration of long duration space flight operations is interpersonal dynamics that effect crew cohesion and performance. Flight surgeons have stated the need for unobtrusive monitoring to help detect if crews are having difficulties with coping with long duration spaceflight… More

Automated NDE Flaw Mapping System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Ryan O'Grady, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,953.00
Abstract:
The prevailing approach to non-destructive evaluation (NDE) of aircraft components is to set an inspection schedule based on what is generally known about the component in question. Engineers perform tests on samples, get field reports, and include a safety factor based on criticality. Then, when… More

Automated Autonomy Assessment System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Marcus J. Huber, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,900.00
Abstract:
NASA has expressed the need to assess crew autonomy relative to performance and evaluate an optimal level of autonomy that maximizes individual and team performance. For this project, we propose to leverage our Automated Behavior and Cohesion Assessment Tools (ABCAT) system, which we designed for… More

Small Sat Analysis Laboratory

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Glenn J. Beach, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $598,688.00
Abstract:
Develop Small Satellite Analysis Laboratory (SatLab): A simulation-of-simulations framework to integrate component and engineering simulations into a single larger simulation capable of full satellite system trade analysis and optimization, in order to reduce the cost and increase the quality of… More

Multispectral Desert Fauna Surveillance and Recognition System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Charles J. Cohen, Sr. Research Engineer
Award Amount: $99,987.00
Abstract:
We propose the creation and deployment of an automated machine vision based sensor, tracking, and identification system for monitoring wildlife in support of managing natural resources. However, far more is needed beyond basic tracking. Our proposed solution is twofold - software and hardware. The… More

Enabling End User Computing Environments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Chris Lomont, Research Engineer
Award Amount: $99,739.00
Abstract:
The High Assurance Platform Workstation (HAPWS) offers affordable and easy-to-manage multi-level and cross-domain capabilities to end-users in a desktop or console form-factor. It allows the end-user to have multiple windows of entire operating systems running in different security domains. The… More

Automatic Artificial Diversity for Virtual Machines

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Chris Lomont, Research Engineer
Award Amount: $99,547.00
Abstract:
Large scale adoption of homogeneous computing environments presents serious risk of automated attacks due to the unified nature of the computing environments. Botnet and computer virus attacks are successful due to widespread unification of computing systems, presenting a uniform attack surface so… More

USB Firewall for Direct Connect USB Cyber Warfare Protection

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Chris Lomont, Research Engineer
Award Amount: $69,910.00
Abstract:
Malware spreading from unprotected USB ports has been increasing for several years, resulting in a complete ban on using USB external devices on Army computers. As administrators have locked down auto-execute on Windows and other OSes, attackers have changed to spoofing hardware components, opening… More

Closed-Loop Fire Control (CLFC) for Small Caliber Weapons

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Charles Jacobus, President
Award Amount: $69,950.00
Abstract:
A good method for improving the survivability of soldiers on the ground is to help ensure that threats can be eliminated quickly before posing a significant threat. One way to accomplish this is to ensure that shots fired by soldiers hit targets quickly and efficiently. A soldier's preference is to… More

Automated System (H/W & S/W) Test and Repair Tool

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Chris Lomont, Research Engineer
Award Amount: $593,809.00
Abstract:
The growing complexity of distributed submarine combat systems has limited the Navy''s capability to test and repair software and hardware under a wide range of fault scenarios. The rapid deployment of networked systems has not yet led to an equally advanced plan for the maintenance community to… More

Hand-Held Nondestructive Inspection (NDI) Scanner for Composite Missile Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Glenn Beach, Research Engineer
Award Amount: $79,991.00
Abstract:
Future missile systems will use composite materials to enable higher performance. These composite materials produce higher strength and lower weight than traditional metal cases, but are susceptible to defects that are not present in the metal cases. Furthermore, defects in these composite materials… More

Terminal Guidance for Autonomous Aerial Refueling

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Glenn Beach, Sr Engineer
Award Amount: $69,835.00
Abstract:
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) are serving an ever increasing role in U.S. military operations. There are many reasons why UAVs are becoming the platform of choice over manned air assets for many missions. UAVs can be used to perform dangerous missions that would be too risky with a human pilot and… More

IP Hopper (for Moving Target Defense)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DHS
Principal Investigator: Merrill Squiers
Award Amount: $99,939.00
Abstract:
The IP Hopper is a moving target defense system that will use available network data and hopping algorithms to allow for constant IP address changing of both source and destination IP addresses. The use of "hopping" IP addresses will severely diminish an attacker's ability to attack any one target… More

Ruggedization of Commercial-Grade Handheld Electronics for First Responders

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DHS
Principal Investigator: Charles J. Cohen
Award Amount: $99,925.93
Abstract:
Ruggedized electronics can be costly; utilizing commercial-grade hand-held computing/communication device and combining with well-designed case can provide ruggedization (impact, temperature, moisture) and extend capabilities such as integrated inclusion of smartcard/CAC readers, biometrics, and… More