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Company Information:

Company Name:
Harmonia Holdings Group
Address:
2020 Kraft Drive, Suite 1000
Blacksburg, VA 24060-6491
Phone:
N/A
URL:
EIN:
432103421
DUNS:
556397615
Number of Employees:
115
Woman-Owned?:
Yes
Minority-Owned?:
Yes
HUBZone-Owned?:
Yes

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $1,943,464.71 20
SBIR Phase II $9,798,289.54 12
STTR Phase I $249,042.00 3
STTR Phase II $749,977.00 1

Award List:

Using Semantic Recommendation, End-User Programming, and an Ecosystem to Radically Shorten DHS Adoption Time

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,997.71
Agency:
DHS
Principal Investigator:
Marc Abrams – (540) 951-5901
Abstract:
This work contributes to the transition from visualization tools to the integrated environment envisioned in DHS S&T`s Precision Information Environment (PIE). We seek to enable DHS operating components and first responders to rapidly access and deploy new products from DHS Centers of Excellence… More

Coupling Collaboration to SOA Services and Decision Support for the Warfighter via Navy Wave

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,079.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Research Institution:
Virginia Tech
RI Contact:
Eli Tilevich
Abstract:
Collaboration between Navy warfighters at the Operational Level of War is essential. In the Navy today collaboration to achieve Commander's Control Actions is done ashore and on large deck afloat platforms with video teleconferencing and voice over IP. But only those platforms have sufficient… More

Architecture X: End User Computing with Shadow Environment in a Provably Assured Manner

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$95,751.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Marc Abrams, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Given the volatility of the commercial markup tool market, with Microsoft and Google recently withdrawing products, and the fact that other mashup tools require mashup code and data to reside on public servers (e.g, Yahoo Pipes), we instead use a Harmonia-developed mashup tool called XpditeIt from… More

LiquidAppsr: Consistent Battle Command System Visualization through a Second Generation Model Based Approach

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,982.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
We propose a comprehensive system to support the definition and governance of user interface (UI) standards, and to simplify compliance with standards across diverse platforms as designers create new UIs. However, we also allow platform-specific features to be exploited, so the consistency is in… More

Global Missile Defense Battle Management

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$999,364.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Marc Abrams, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Using our 50+ person-years of experience with business process (BP) modeling, BPEL, SOA, and HCI design, we developed a proof-of-concept of a real-time battle management solution for MDA that will coordination with multiple dispersed and disparate weapon platforms in achieving accurate and reliable… More

Redescription, Malleable Visualization, and Storytelling for Causal Data Mining

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,991.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
Harmonia proposes creating a dynamic Bayesian networks and redescription/story telling (DBN-RS) tool to help solve problems such as the problem of condition-based maintenance for vehicles. DBN-RS offers two means of data mining. The first is DBN which is used in an automated mode on discrete event… More

Designing Large Data Handling Architectures

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$95,112.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator:
Marc Abrams, President
Abstract:
We focus on a solution for ultra-scale data handling, into the terabyte range and beyond. Our solution leverages the latest advances in storage technology, and can be used in a cloud, to exploit cloud-native features. We address the following functional requirements: discoverability of data… More

Navy Cash Next Generation

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,998.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Jai Saboo, PI – (571) 435-1300
Abstract:
The Navy currently uses a Smart Card based stored value system to provide sailors with the ability to make purchases on board a ship This system, called Navy Cash, has been implemented on a majority of the ships but the Navy is encountering problems of cost and maintenance is looking for an… More

Business Process Transformation Tool for Rapid Reconfiguration of Navy Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$599,527.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
We propose a comprehensive solution to dynamically compose command and control components in semi- and even fully- automated fashion. We can create FORCEnet Engagement Packs (FnEPs) that combine weapons, sensors, mission threads, business process definitions, and simulations via a 4-layer model.… More

Automated Analysis and Verification of Application Program Interfaces (APIs)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$64,891.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
The Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) program has defined a set of standard application programming interfaces (APIs) to facilitate construction of software-defined radios. The standards define how an Operating Environment and Waveforms interact with each other. The APIs are defined in the… More

Software Engineering Tools for Scientific Models

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,984.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Marc Abrams, Principal Investigator – (540) 951-5901
Abstract:
We design and demonstrate the feasibility of extending the open source Eclipse integrated development environment (IDE) to support the full range of capabilities now available to Java developers but for Fortran. We have experience in this process from having done analogous SBIR work for the Ada… More

STOC: Secure, Tactical On-Demand Cloud

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,988.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Marc Abrams, PI – (540) 951-5901
Research Institution:
Virginia Tech
RI Contact:
Edwina Lamm
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: We present a novel architecture for on-demand clouds, which means creating a cloud computing environment when needed that opportunistically takes advantage of available processors. The processors are located on mobile computers at the tactical edge of a network and connect via wireless… More

BIOMEDICAL (BASIC)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$292,222.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Marc Abrams – 540-951-5900
Abstract:
The purpose of this Phase II effort is to research and develop an innovative approach to empower people who do not have the skills to write programming code or a scripting language, to create simple user interfaces (UIs) to calculation engines written in various programming languages. The… More

SPAA: Software Priority Assurance Assessment

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,974.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Marc Abrams, PI – (540) 951-5901
Abstract:
Harmonia proposes to create"SPAA: Software Priority Assurance Assessment"which is designed to automate software assurance assessment. The final tool will allow for risk assessment of commercial software through a formal risk acceptance approval process enabling the software to be… More

HUMINT Fusion without Coding (HFWC): An Automated HUMINT to Multi-INT Analytic Tool and Scalable Architecture to Support Navy Intelligence Analysts

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,968.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Marc Abrams, PI – (540) 951-5901
Abstract:
HUMINT includes text based message traffic, other text document sources composed by humans, particularly the free-form prose text of these messages/documents that can be processed to produce information of value, and other human-produced media types (e.g., video, pictures). Harmonia proposes a new… More

AIR Framework: Assess, Identify and Remediate the Usability of Graphical User Interfaces

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,935.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Marc Abrams, PI – (540) 951-5901
Abstract:
We present the Assess, Identify, Remediate (AIR) framework to integrate disparate tools and manual non-computer based methods for usability assessment. AIR is integrated into Microsoft Office so that it leverages a familiar user interface, and minimizes the knowledge, skills, and abilities required… More

Designing Large Data Handling Architectures

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$1,246,335.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Marc Abrams, PI – (540) 951-5901
Abstract:
Harmonia proposes to continue development from Phase I of a Large Data Handling Architecture (LDHA). Given sufficient amounts of commodity hardware, its goal is to scale up to ingest a terabyte or more of data per hour from each open source or sensor; store tens of thousands and more of terabyte… More

Using UIML to Automate Generation of Usability Prototypes and Tactical Software

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,965.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Marc Abrams, PI – (540) 951-5901
Abstract:
Harmonia proposes a novel approach to automatically generating tactical human/computer interface (HCI) code and object design data from the user interface design developed through usability prototyping. This approach uses the User Interface Markup Language (UIML), an open specification language… More

STOC: Secure, Tactical On-Demand Cloud

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / STTR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,977.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Marc Abrams, PI – (540) 951-5901
Research Institution:
Virginia Tech
RI Contact:
John Rudd
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: High performance computing (HPC) is moving from the data center to the tactical edge of military networks, an unprecedented change driven by the need for information superiority in every environment in which the Air Force operates. Harmonia extends this trend to the most challenging of… More

HPC Auto-Assistant: Making HPC Software and Tools Easier to Use for the Experienced (Not Expert) User

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,269.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Marc Abrams, Dr. – (540) 951-5901
Abstract:
Our proposal will make high performance computing (HPC) software easier to install, configure, stage data for, and run. This will reduce the need to invest a substantial amount in learning these tools and services and the insurmountable barrier for many organizations, as requested in Topic 2b. Our… More

Who/What/When/Where/How/Why Approach to Designing RHAPSODy for real-time collaboration and coordination

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,996.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Marc Abrams, PI – (540) 951-5901
Abstract:
Harmonia proposes to design a means to provide a thin-client collaboration and coordination environment suitable for use in the real-time environment of the warfighter with a focus on Electronic Warfare (EW) system operators. This will be accomplished through performing thorough analyses of both… More

Automated Creation, Self-Organization, and Adaptation of Multi-Media Tactical System Training Material for Anywhere/Anytime Delivery

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,950.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Marc Abrams, PI – (540) 951-5901
Abstract:
To reduce the effort of ensuring that multi-media training reflects tactical system operation and actual Fleet use, we propose innovative technology to help automate production of training material, based on emerging standards (Sharable Content Object Reference Model [SCORM], User Interface Markup… More

APE: Advanced Prototyping Environment

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$496,020.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Marc Abrams, PI – (540) 951-5901
Abstract:
While the Navy"s transition from stove-piped systems to a net-centric world built around service oriented architecture (SOA) benefits the warfighter in achieving information dominance, it complicates software development and testing because of the substantial infrastructure involved, making it… More

Legacy Software Modernization Service (LSMS) with Application to JTIDS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$629,989.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Marc Abrams, PI – (540) 951-5901
Abstract:
Under MDA07-005, Harmonia is building a Legacy Software Modernization Service (LSMS) that leverages the Rise legacy software conversion tool developed on other SBIR work by Harmonia. The LSMS will be applied to the modernization of the Joint Tactical Information Distribution System (JTIDS), a… More

Safe and Cost-Effective Business Access by Mobiles (BAM)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$78,809.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Marc Abrams, President – (540) 951-5900
Abstract:
Harmonia"s proposal for SBIR Topic N122-149 entitled"Safe and Cost-Effective Business Access by Mobiles (BAM)"analyzes the pros, cons, and risks of different approaches evolving across DoD and commercially that can provide safe and cost-effective access by mobile device to Navy… More

The NetOps/Mission Clearinghouse (NOMC) to Connect Cyber and Maritime Domains

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,956.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Marc Abrams, President – (540) 951-5900
Abstract:
Our work is concerned with solving a growing need to identify and assess the impact of attacks on the U.S. Navy"s vast and heterogeneous networking infrastructure; to report those attacks and impacts to the Maritime domain; and to enable command and control (C2) of those domains as an adjunct… More

Augmenting Inductive Loop Vehicle Sensor Data with SPAT and GrID (MAP) via Data Fusion

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,937.54
Agency:
DOT
Principal Investigator:
Marc Abrams, President and CTO – (540) 951-5901
Abstract:
Our goal is to create a demonstrable software system that we call IntelliFusion, which fuses Connected Vehicle data with data from traditional inductive loop detectors and uses this data to improve traffic control at intersections across the country. Our work will improve the safety of… More

AIR Framework: Assess, Identify and Remediate the Usability of Graphical User Interfaces

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$999,999.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Marc Abrams, PI – (540) 951-5901
Abstract:
We present the Graphical User Interface Test Assess and Remediate (GUITAR) framework to integrate disparate tools and manual non-computer based methods for usability assessment along with providing methods for assisting in the remediation of problems discovered. GUITAR is multifaceted approach to… More

Rise Tool for Updating Legacy Code to Multi-thread, Multi-core Processor Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,972.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Marc Abrams, PI – (540) 951-5901
Abstract:
Central Processing Unit (CPU) chip makers made two advancements in recent years: (1) hyper-threading (e.g., Intel HT technology) to allow a single processor core to execute multiple instructions simultaneously, and (2) fabrication of dies with multiple processor cores. Exploiting those requires new… More

Navy Cash Next Generation

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$1,534,983.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Jai Saboo, PI – (571) 435-1300
Abstract:
The Navy currently uses a Smart Card based stored value system to provide sailors with the ability to make purchases on board a ship This system, called Navy Cash, has been implemented on a majority of the ships but the Navy is encountering problems of cost and maintenance is looking for an… More

Generalized Query Planner for Distribute Fusion

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,967.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Rich Kadel, PI – (540) 951-5900
Abstract:
Our military"s ability to dominate the battlespace depends on the ability to first"see"the battlespacethat is, for our military commanders to have awareness of the environment, entities, activities, and intent of both our adversaries and ourselves. The things we don"t control… More

FIRESTORM: Framework for Information Reasoning and Extraction for STatistical Object Recognition and pattern Matching

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,987.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator:
Marc Abrams, PI – (540) 951-5901
Abstract:
The trend toward storage of data collected by the U.S. military and Intelligence Community (IC) in high performance computing facilities (i.e.,"data clouds") enables historical retrospective comparison of data to new collections to facilitate pattern discovery for prediction. However, many… More

Living Plan

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,970.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Marc Abrams, PI – (540) 951-5901
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: We propose to design OPTIMUS, Optimized Planning Through Iterative Mission Updates and Synthesis, a Command and Control system to provide the capability of continuous Operation Plan (OPLAN) update for use by the Joint Task Force Air Component Commander and in an Air Operations Center… More

Information Technology Analytical Maintenance and MOnitoring (IT-AMMO)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,977.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Rich Kadel, PI – (619) 940-7424
Abstract:
Harmonia is proposing to develop the Information Technology Analytical Maintenance and MOnitoring (IT-AMMO) system, a software application for Condition Based Maintenance (CBM) and Distance Support (DS) for IT systems aboard LCS ships. IT-AMMO will help the LCS Program monitor health and status… More

Operational Console Modernization Tool

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,976.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Marc Abrams, PI – (540) 951-5901
Abstract:
From Harmonia"s long experience on human factors, console design, and usability engineering we learned that we could bring about better HSI design if we could utilize a validated model and associated computer-based tool. Our proposed tool, ImpactModeler, fuses the many factors and data sources… More

COAXIS - Course of Action Extra-Intelligence System

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2014 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,975.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Marc Abrams, PI – (540) 951-5901
Research Institution:
GTRI
RI Contact:
William Underwood
Abstract:
COAXIS (Course of Action Extra-Intelligence System) recommends both information relevant to an operational order and a course of action (COA), where COA is defined as a decision of what action to take given a specific situation. COAXIS performs semantic analysis of natural language of an operational… More