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Company Name:
DECISIVE ANALYTICS Corporation
Address:
1235 South Clark Street
Suite 400
Arlington, VA 22202-
Phone:
(703) 414-5024
URL:
EIN:
541785147
DUNS:
36593457
Number of Employees:
165
Woman-Owned?:
No
Minority-Owned?:
No
HUBZone-Owned?:
No

Commercialization:

Has been acquired/merged with?:
N/A
Has had Spin-off?:
N/A
Has Had IPO?:
N/A
Year of IPO:
N/A
Has Patents?:
N/A
Number of Patents:
N/A
Total Sales to Date $:
$ 0.00
Total Investment to Date $
$ 0.00
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Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $5,089,127.00 53
SBIR Phase II $21,869,153.00 25
STTR Phase I $1,053,595.00 11
STTR Phase II $600,000.00 1

Award List:

Multi-Sensor Information Fusion and Information Visualization

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,999.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Mike Colony, Senior Engineer
Abstract:
"In general, time-critical decision processes require advanced data fusion techniques and innovative visualization capabilities to support the decision making process. It is our position, however, that systems involving complex environments, such as thecockpit of a tactical aircraft, require much… More

Multi-Sensor Information Fusion and Information Visualization

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,929.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Mike Colony, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Achieving system-level optimization across all sensor/weapon system functions with subsystems that are designed to perform optimally on a specific function is a difficult challenge. In Phase I of this SBIR we demonstrated the utility of applying advancedBayesian network techniques to perform… More

Distributed Battle Management Techniques

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$70,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Mark Frymire, Senior Engineer
Abstract:
In the future Ballistic Missile Defense system, it will be necessary to coordinate the operations of many geographically dispersed system components to create an architecture with the best chance for defeating the threat. Though challenging, it is desiredthat this architecture be implemented in a… More

Distributed Battle Management Techniques

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$741,639.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Mark E. Frymire, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
The Decisive Analytics Corporation (DAC) Team has a unique combination of skills, technology, and experience that allows us to demonstrate an advanced approach for distributed sensor data fusion in Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) engagements using Bayesian Networks. We seek to extend the success of… More

Innovative Approaches to Fusion 2+

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,999.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
David Lee, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Fusion 2+ as it relates to air-to-air engagements involves pressing real time constraints and very large amounts of imperfect data. Real-time data acquired under an air-to-air engagement will have different types of imperfection; two representative classes of imperfection are vagueness and ambiguity… More

Agent-Based Knowledge Enablers for the Unit of Action

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$119,845.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Jim Nolan, Sr. Engineer
Abstract:
The Army's Unit of Action (UA) is part of a joint team that is decisive in any operation, against any level threat, in any environment. This team must be strategically and operationally responsive, and be able to change patterns of operations faster than the enemy can respond. To meet these goals,… More

Agent-Based Knowledge Enablers for the Unit of Action

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$719,357.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
James Nolan, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
The Army's Unit of Action (UA) is part of a joint team that is decisive in any operation, against any level threat, in any environment. This team must be strategically and operationally responsive, and be able to change patterns of operations faster than the enemy can respond. To meet these goals,… More

DECISIVE ANALYTICS Corporation Response to Cross-Domain Attack Correlation Technologies

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,999.00
Agency:
DHS
Principal Investigator:
James J. Nolan, Sr Scientist/Engineer, Sys Analy Div
Abstract:
The DECISIVE ANALYTICS Team presents a suite of novel technique to perform distributed event correlation across distinct administrative domains while preserving privacy. Our approach for detecting attacks is based on the facts, prerequisites, and consequences of an attack. Such an approach allows us… More

Innovative Approaches to Fusion 2+

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$738,918.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Mike Colony, mike.colony@dac.us
Abstract:
Tactical aircraft pilots are provided with ever increasing amounts of information about the battlefield and the threats they face, providing the opportunity for achieving overwhelming information superiority over our adversaries. This potential faces two difficult challenges: 1) each aircraft must… More

Course-of-Action Forecasting

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,999.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
James Nolan, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
The Army Commander is currently overwhelmed with data and lacks techniques to turn this information into actionable intelligence. This "data rich, knowledge poor" environment requires the appropriate set of tools to parse the incoming data stream, identify concepts and their relationships, and turn… More

Modeling the Impact of Technology Transition on Ship Operational Capabilities

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,999.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
James Holt, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
The Navy's DD(X) program is the centerpiece of a family of three surface combatant ships, including a destroyer, a cruiser and a smaller craft for littoral operations. The scope and complexity of the design work, which includes development and integration of new hull and ship systems as well as… More

Battle Damage Assessment Information Fusion

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,999.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
David Lee, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
The operational commander must interpret large amounts of real-time, imperfect data from multiple heterogeneous sources in order to perform Battle Damage Assessment (BDA). The challenge is to develop a semi-automated BDA system that will provide the commander with accurate, relevant and timely… More

Battlefield Learning

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,999.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Richard Adleson, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
The DECISIVE ANALYTICS Corporation (DAC) Team will develop a prototype system that will demonstrate how the BMDS can utilize battlefield learning technologies to support both non-real-time and real-time adaptability throughout the course of the BMDS mission. Our approach, called a Work Centered… More

Cooperative Decision and Control with Intermittent Asynchronous Communication

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,999.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Nick Anderson, Senior Engineer
Research Institution:
GEORGE MASON UNIV.
RI Contact:
Patricia Carcamo
Abstract:
Communication rates in UAV operations can be poor, intermittent, and asynchronous due to mitigating factors within the operating environment such as equipment limitations, equipment configurations, terrain effects, and weather conditions. The objective of this research effort is to demonstrate the… More

Innovative Intelligent Agent and Cognitive Decision Aids Component Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$119,997.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Mike Colony, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
The Army's Future Combat System (FCS) initiative aims to enable the army's transformation into a more strategically responsive force, capable of rapid deployment and effective operations in all types of military operations. Enabling this initiative is the concept of Net-Centric Warfare (NCW). The… More

Smart Battle Command Information Discovery and Filtering Agents

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$70,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
James Nolan, Director, Intelligent Systems
Abstract:
The GIG and other tactical networks are highly dynamic and contain an unknown number of data sources at any point in time. The number of data sources on these networks is growing at a much faster pace than our ability to discover them and process the information they provide into usable… More

Innovative Intelligent Agent and Cognitive Decision Aids Component Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$729,997.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Michael Colony, Deputy Director, Intellig
Abstract:
Effects Based Operations (EBO) is defined as "a process for obtaining a desired strategic outcome or "effect" on the enemy, through the synergistic, multiplicative, and cumulative application of the full range of military and nonmilitary capabilities at the tactical, operational, and strategic… More

Battlefield Learning

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$750,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Rick Adleson, Vice President
Abstract:
Battlefield Learning (BL) is the process of understanding what is observed (enemy & own actions) in the command center and correctly adapting our actions to lead to a positive outcome. The character of BL is the coherent union of man & machine that will best provide adaptability to off-nominal and… More

Advanced Data Fusion

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,999.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Jessica Bradley, Senior Sofware Engineer
Abstract:
The Missile Defense Agency's (MDA) Project Hercules has been charged with developing advanced algorithms for the Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS). Under the Decision Architecture task, a Battle Manager (the DABM) has been developed to model the end-to-end BMDS. This simulation testbed… More

Interfacing the Paramesh Computational Libraries to the Cactus Computational Framework

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,994.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
David R. Fiske, Principal Investigator
Research Institution:
Louisiana State University
RI Contact:
James Bates
Abstract:
We will design and implement an interface between the Paramesh computational libraries, developed and used by groups at NASA GSFC, and the Cactus computational framework, developed primarily by scientists at Louisiana State University, the RI on this proposal. Our innovation falls in the domain of… More

Obsolescence Management Decision Making and Planning Tool

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$70,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Mike Colony, Deputy Director
Abstract:
The scope and complexity of the DD(X) design, which includes the integration of new advanced combat systems in a Total Ship Computing Environment (TSCE), is unprecedented for the U.S. Navy. The intent of the DD(X) program is to incrementally insert new technologies into each block build of DD(X)… More

Advanced Algorithms for Distributed Fusion (A2DF)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$70,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Mike Colony, Manager, Intelligent Fusion Systems
Abstract:
Over the last several years, the United States Military has been undergoing a radical transition from a traditional "platform-centric" force to one capable of performing in a state-of-the-art "Network-Centric" environment. With this transformation comes the challenge of creating and maintaining a… More

Bayesian Optimization Battle Command Analysis Tool (BOBCAT)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$729,999.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Jim Nolan, Director-Intelligent Syst
Abstract:
The DDS and other tactical networks are highly dynamic and contain an unknown number of data sources at any point in time. The number of data sources on these networks is growing at a much faster pace than our ability to discover them and process the information they provide into usable… More

Real-time Effects-Based Assessment (REBA) System

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,999.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Micheal Colony, Deputy Director
Abstract:
The US military is rapidly embracing the concept of Effects-Based Operations (EBO), beginning a transformation from current strategies based on attrition and annihilation of opponents through brute military force, to a methodology that employs any and all elements of national power (Diplomatic,… More

Acquiring Probabilistic Knowledge for Information Fusion

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,999.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
David Lee, Senior Engineer
Abstract:
Acquiring probabilistic knowledge for the development of fusion models can prove to be a difficult task. In many applications, the lack of availability of historical data forces the modelers to rely extensively on Expert Judgment techniques which traditionally requires a large amount of manpower… More

Electro-Optical (EO) Sensor Management

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,999.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
David Fiske, Senior Engineer
Abstract:
The DAC Teams proposes to extend to the Space Situational Awareness domain existing sensor resource management algorithms that we have developed and will be deployed on the operational Ballistic Missile Defense System in 2006. Our current algorithms accept warfighter inputs defining the relative… More

Optimization of Sensor Management/Sensor Registration

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,999.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
David Fiske, Senior Engineer
Abstract:
We propose to build a sensor resource management algorithm that builds tasking plans that account for both discrimination and tracking information. This approach, which uses a value of information construct to prioritize tasks based on warfighter-defined value, extends our earlier work in which we… More

Geospatial Temporal Evidential Reasoning System (GEO-STEERS)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,999.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Jessica Bradley, Manager,
Abstract:
Our approach, termed the GeoSpatial Temporal Evidential Reasoning System (GEO-STEERS), is comprised of three key steps termed: Network Formulation, Network Testing, and Network Evaluation. In combination, these three steps provide the capabilities to discover relationships, patterns and connections… More

Sensor Data Fusion

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,999.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Andy David, Senior Engineer
Abstract:
Under this SBIR, the Decisive Analytics Corporation (DAC) team addresses two niche capabilities that are not currently addressed in the Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS). We propose describing the problems of tracking and discrimination within a single, hybrid, dynamic Bayesian network model.… More

PICASA: Predictive IED Combinatorial Analysis and Simulation of Adversaries

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,999.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
James Nolan, Director, Intelligent Systems Div.
Abstract:
Attacks using Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) are the leading cause of U.S. combat deaths and injuries in Iraq. Despite our efforts, the enemy has proven adaptable to our tactics, techniques, and procedures to stop, negate, or minimize the damage of the blast. To overcome this problem we must… More

Acquiring Probabilistic Knowledge for Information Fusion

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$743,055.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Jessica Bradley, Manager, Intelligent Agen
Abstract:
Acquiring probabilistic knowledge for the development of fusion models can prove to be a difficult task. In many applications, the lack of availability of historical data forces the modelers to rely extensively on expert judgment techniques which traditionally requires a large amount of manpower and… More

Advanced Data Fusion

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$2,100,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Jessica Bradley, Manager, Intelligent Agen
Abstract:
In working with our Phase I sponsor, we identified a clear opportunity to develop an advanced BMDS Human Machine Interface (HMI) mockup that can serve as the platform for testing, training, and refinement of advanced algorithms in the BMDS. We will build out the results of our Phase I algorithm… More

Suspicious Network Analysis and Prediction System (SNAPS)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,999.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Mark Frymire, Technical Director
Research Institution:
GEORGE MASON UNIV.
RI Contact:
Karen Cohn
Abstract:
The asymmetric threat poses perhaps the most dangerous risk to US forces and assets both overseas and at home. The sheer amount of data that needs to be analyzed in order to identify suspicious entities and networks is analogous to finding a needle in a haystack. To overcome this problem we must… More

Sensor Registration / Sensor Management

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,999.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
David Fiske, Senior Engineer
Research Institution:
GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
RI Contact:
Paul Hart
Abstract:
Our proposal supports the development and integration of sensor resource management algorithms in the operational BMDS by developing and modeling new network messages required to enable centralized control of sensors. The current message set on the system does not provide sufficient control to… More

Social Networks in Context

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,999.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Jessica Bradley, Manager, Intelligent Agent Systems
Abstract:
The asymmetric threat poses perhaps the most dangerous risk to US forces and assets both overseas and at home. Because of the sheer amount of data available, building dynamic, complex social networks to represent terrorist activities can be very difficult. To overcome this problem, we must identify… More

SRM driven by a Traffic Anticipation and Response Engine (STARE)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$98,329.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Mike Colony, Senior Engineer
Abstract:
Today's threats tend to maneuver in commercial vehicles through dense, cluttered urban streets where detection and tracking become exceptionally difficult. First, the high volume of background traffic makes it difficult to maintain tracks within the clutter of large numbers of confusing targets. … More

Global Sensor Orchestrator

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$999,999.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
David Fiske, Mgr of Battle Management
Abstract:
Decisive Analytics proposes build a executive sensor resource management algorithm that (1) extends the algorithm successfully demonstrated in Phase I to globally task sensors to meet system tracking and discrimination needs; (2) is tailored to work with discrimination fusion engine algorithms… More

Multi-sensor Fusion for Integrating Tracking and Discrimination

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$999,998.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Andy David, Senior Engineer
Abstract:
Under this Phase II SBIR, the Decisive Analytics Corporation (DAC) team proposes two advanced capabilities that are not currently supported in the Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS). Employing ground-breaking techniques developed under Phase I of this effort for describing and solving the… More

Interfacing the Paramesh Computational Libraries to the Cactus Computational Framework

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / STTR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$600,000.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
David Fiske, Principal Investigator
Research Institution:
Louisiana State University
RI Contact:
N/A
Abstract:
Our proposal and the Phase I work completed under it addressed these NASA-identified needs by providing software infrastructure that provides physical scientists a "plug-and-play" architecture in which they can insert their "physics kernels" and exploit very large existing code bases for the… More

Advanced Data Association and Predictive Tracking (ADAPT)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,537.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Chris Smith, Senior Engineer
Abstract:
A high-quality SIAP is the essential foundation of effective air defense, reliable combat identification and is the key to exploiting advanced offensive capabilities. To develop an effective SIAP, the tracking and fusion algorithms must overcome real-world challenges such as high target density,… More

Bayesian Prognostic Failure Model for ASoSC2 using a model-of-models approach

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$70,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Dan Schrimpsher, Senior Engineer
Abstract:
We propose a "model-of-models" approach for building a Bayesian Prognostic Failure Model that will meet Army IAMD requirements for the ASoSC2. The model-of-models approach closely parallels the system-of-systems approach pursued by the Army for fielding its weapon, sensor, and C2 systems. It is… More

Probabilistic Logic for Knowledge Representation and Automated Reasoning

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$98,999.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Chris Smith, Senior Engineer
Research Institution:
MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLO
RI Contact:
Leslie Pack-Kaelbling
Abstract:
Conventional statements of logic (e.g., simple statements of the form "if x then y") allow individuals and machines to make quick and efficient determinations of the state of the world through the rules of deduction. This type of reasoning, however, does not naturally accommodate a fundamental and… More

Multi-Hypothesis Contingency Driven Targeting

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,537.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Peter David, Senior Engineer
Abstract:
Despite significant research, engagement management algorithms have not matured to the point of deployability - even the most advanced algorithms are still considered developmental. One reason for the absence of global engagement management algorithms in the deployed system is that providing good… More

Advanced Algorithms for Distributed Fusion (A2DF)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$728,647.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Mike Colony, Deputy Director
Abstract:
The Global War on Terror (GWOT) has amplified the need for rapid response operations, requiring the ability to support the missions through the formation of ad-hoc joint Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) teams from assets that are on station and available. To provide this… More

Geospatial Temporal Evidential Reasoning System (GEO-STEERS)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$730,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Jessica Bradley, Manager, Intelligence Sol
Abstract:
During Phase I of this research, we developed the GeoSpatial Temporal Evidential Reasoning System (GEOSTEERS) Phase I to III vision. GEOSTEERS provides the necessary capabilities for users to interactively transfer subject matter knowledge and experience into computational probability models. … More

Multi-Hypothesis Contingency Driven Targeting

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$999,999.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Peter David, Senior Engineer
Abstract:
Missile defense systems will always require a real-time weapon/target pairing capability. Although extensive preplanning can give the defender general guidance for a variety of enemy courses of action, the combinatorial explosion of possible ways an engagement can evolve makes explicit enumeration… More

Advanced Data Association and Predictive Tracking (ADAPT)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,999.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Chris Smith, Senior Engineer
Abstract:
A high-quality Single Integrated Air Picture (SIAP) is the essential foundation of effective air defense, reliable combat identification and is the key to exploiting advanced offensive capabilities. To develop an effective SIAP, the tracking and fusion algorithms must overcome real-world challenges… More

Information Fusion and Prediction for Space Situational Awareness

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,999.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Bruce Swett, Principal Consultant
Abstract:
Under this SBIR, the Decisive Analytics Corporation (DAC) team proposes a novel solution to creating a clear and timely space asset threat picture from available intelligence data by recognizing and anticipating hostile space activities. The DAC solution is a supervised learning approach that mines… More

Discrimination

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,999.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
David Fiske, Senior Engineer
Abstract:
The performance of the Ballistic Missile Defense System depends on a number of factors; one of the most important is the ability to accurately and efficiently discriminate between threats (reentry vehicles) and non-threats (decoys). The DECISIVE ANALYTICS Corporation (DAC) team proposes to develop… More

Video Analysis and Dynamic Event Recognition (VADER) Engine

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$98,999.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Bruce Swett, Senior Scientist/Engineer
Abstract:
The proliferation of the battlefield with UAVs and stationary cameras has created a virtual mountain of video data. Some of that data gets analyzed thoroughly, but most does not. It is simply archived away. Buried within this mountain of video data is a virtual treasure trove of valuable… More

Massively Scalable Themes, Entities and Relationships (MASTER)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Ken Smith, Senior Scientist
Abstract:
Discovering the important evidence in the form of activities, actors and relationships in a sea of open source data requires the ability to extract and correlate seemingly unrelated pieces of data, distinguish that data from the noise of harmless civilian activity and find the hidden attributes and… More

Metadata Databases

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$70,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Peter David, Senior Engineer
Abstract:
Technology to aid in the understanding of intelligence data has not kept pace with the technology used to generate and store the data. This imbalance has led to a situation where the time required for an analyst to understand the content of a data set and mine the relevant information far exceeds… More

CBRN Sensor and Sensor Netting Algorithms

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$70,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / CBD
Principal Investigator:
Chris Smith, Senior Engineer
Abstract:
If given the opportunity, a terrorist organization such as al Qaeda could unleash Chemical, Biological, Radiological or Nuclear (CBRN) material in future attacks. Accordingly, future CBRN combat system requirements include an online network of traditional and non-traditional CBRN sensors to improve… More

Context Oriented Subject Matter Intelligence Capture (COSMIC)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$70,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Jonathan Day, Senior Engineer
Abstract:
In an insurgency - a type of conflict characterized as a "learning contest" due to the extreme flexibility and adaptability of insurgent tactics and operations - the force that is able to perform the most thorough and rapid exploitation of its intelligence data will gain an important advantage. This… More

Army Probabilistic Inference and Decision Engine (Army - PRIDE)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,999.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
David Lee, Senior Engineer
Abstract:
The U.S. Army Natick Soldier Center (NSC) and Army Materiel Systems Analysis Activity (AMSAA) are leading an effort to develop a robust constructive force-on-force simulation that accurately represents individual Ground Soldiers (GS) and dismounted Small Combat Units (SCU). The purpose of the… More

A Multi-Modal State and Measurement Filter for RSO Tracking

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,999.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
David Fiske, Senior Engineer
Research Institution:
The University of Texas at Austin
RI Contact:
Camille Wagner
Abstract:
Joint Space Operations Center under the United States Strategic Command employs a worldwide network of 29 sensors, known as the Space Surveillance Network (SSN), to track more than 17,000 man-made objects in Earth orbit with sizes 10 centimeters or larger. Decisive Analytics Corporation and the… More

Coupled Cluster Theory (CCT)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,999.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Micah Abrams, Senior Engineer
Research Institution:
Virginia Polytechnic Institute
RI Contact:
Katie (Lucas) Reaves
Abstract:
Single-reference coupled cluster (SRCC) methods have revolutionized our ability to accurately predict molecular energies and properties. As new developments in theory and computer science extend the application of SRCC methods to larger and larger systems, advancements in coupled cluster methods… More

Adaptation of the Stuff Algorithm to Realistic Measurement Scenarios

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,999.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Douglas Ratay, Senior Engineer
Abstract:
Identifying non-cooperative and potentially hostile vehicles is of the utmost importance to the operators of manned and un-manned surveillance aircraft. Utilizing ISAR imagery has been one method for performing target identification by many organizations. However, the complicated motions of the… More

Space Threat Automated Reasoning System (STARS)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,457.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Bruce Swett, Senior Engineer
Abstract:
Public reports of the successful test of kinetic kill anti-satellite weapons, "off the shelf" radio frequency (RF) jammers, and high-powered lasers used to blind orbiters demonstrate that both nations and non-state actors have access to effective anti-satellite offensive warfare capabilities. Also,… More

Course of Action (COA) Analysis, Comparison and Selection for Effects Based Space Operations

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,457.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
David Lee, Senior Engineer
Abstract:
A critical capability associated with space C2 is the ability to develop and analyze alternative courses of action (COAs) based on SSA and other intelligence sources and clearly define the cost and benefit associated with each option. However, the current COAs are primarily static or template driven… More

Context Based Data Abstraction

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$70,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Jonathan Day, Senior Engineer
Abstract:
Conflicts in the world have shifted toward asymmetric warfare. As a result, the methodology for attaining situational awareness has been drastically altered as the number of variables directly impacting situational awareness (i.e. behavioral patterns and social networks), their rates of change, and… More

Discrimination

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$1,499,998.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Douglas Ratay, Senior Engineer
Abstract:
We propose to create a discrimination engine for the Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) based on the concept of manifold learning algorithms. Manifold learning algorithms have come to prominence within the computer vision community as a type of feature extraction algorithm which does not… More

Army Probabilistic Inference and Decision Engine (Army - PRIDE)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$361,159.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
David Lee, Senior Engineer
Abstract:
The U.S. Army Natick Soldier RD&E Center (NSRDEC) and Army Materiel Systems Analysis Activity (AMSAA) are leading an effort to develop a robust constructive force-on-force simulation that accurately represents individual Ground Soldiers (GS) and dismounted Small Combat Units (SCU). The purpose of… More

Massively Scalable Themes, Entities and Relationships (MASTER)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,999.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Jonathon Day, Senior Engineer – (703) 414-5015
Abstract:
Discovering the important evidence in the form of activities, actors and relationships in a sea of open source data requires the ability to extract and correlate seemingly unrelated pieces of data, distinguish that data from the noise of harmless civilian activity and find the hidden attributes and… More

Discrimination

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$2,499,997.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Douglas Ratay, Senior Engineer – (703) 682-1514
Abstract:
We propose to create a discrimination engine for the Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) based on the concept of manifold learning algorithms. Manifold learning algorithms have come to prominence within the computer vision community as a type of feature extraction algorithm which does not… More

Story Creation and Inference through Bayesian Extraction (SCRIBE)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$94,608.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Brent Gordon, Sr. Scientist – (703) 414-5086
Research Institution:
Carnegie Mellon University
RI Contact:
Susan Burkett
Abstract:
Without a deep understanding of causes, context, and meaning of the events they observe, Warfighters are unable to reliably develop or execute effective courses of action. Unfortunately, traditional methods of accessing this information require significant effort searching large volumes of… More

Fusing and Integrating Hard and Soft Engines (FISHE) for ASW Situational Understanding

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$80,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Mike Colony, Chief Engineer, Applied M – (703) 414-5106
Research Institution:
CUBRC
RI Contact:
Susan Schock
Abstract:
Previous efforts to improve Anti-Submarine Warfare situational understanding have focused on developing fusion techniques for improving the tactical picture. These fusion processes primarily operate on"hard"sensor data that is amenable to software implementation. The Navy now seeks to… More

Cultural Logic Understanding Engine (CLUE)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Tim Hawes, Engineer – (703) 414-5032
Abstract:
Without some way to acquire or access insight into the social dynamics of battlespace populations, Warfighters will operate with a limited or inaccurate understanding of the human terrain and an impeded ability to explain current social behavior and to pr

Structured Probabilistic Attributes, Relationships, and Knowledge (SPARK)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Peter David, Senior Engineer – (703) 414-5009
Abstract:
Terrorist organizations and other covert groups operate in independent units dispersed throughout the battlespace. Their structure and continuously adapting tactics present a complex and subtle profile that can be difficult to detect and track. In operations against such enemies, detailed… More

Social Network Analysis Realization and Exploitation (SNARE)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Jack Davenport, Senior Engineer – (703) 682-1728
Abstract:
Tactical Warfighters demand rapid information fusion capabilities to develop and maintain accurate situational awareness and understanding of dynamic enemy threats in asymmetric military operations. The ability to extract meaning in relationships between people, objects, and locations from a variety… More

Chat Relevance and Targeting (CHART)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,999.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Peter David, Senior Engineer – (703) 414-5009
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Technology to aid in the understanding and exploitation of text has not kept pace with the technology used to generate, record, transmit and store the data. The mismatch between the fire hose of text production and the soda straw of text consumption is particularly severe in systems that… More

Bayesian Failure Prognostics Model (BFPM) for Space Networks

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,999.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Mike Colony, Director, Technology Innovation – (703) 414-5106
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: The Joint Space Operations Center (JSpOC) under the United States Strategic Command employs a network of 29 sensors, known as the Space Surveillance Network (SSN), to track more than 17,000 objects in Earth orbit. Because the number of objects is large compared to the number of sensors,… More

Flexible Multi-sensor Tracking and Fusion Suite

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,999.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Doug Ratay, Senior Engineer – (703) 682-1514
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: We propose to create a multi-sensor, multi-wavelength tracking and fusion algorithm to be used for precise tracking of space objects. The algorithm developed within this work will incorporate overlapping measurements from both Electro-Optical and Radio Frequency sensors. We will base… More

RDF Entity and Association Disambiguation (READ)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Jonathan Day, Senior Engineer – (703) 414-5015
Abstract:
To keep abreast of groups and individuals operating in a particular area, US forces gather vast amounts of intelligence. Extracted from this sea of information are the entities that exist in the data. We have made great leaps in entity extraction technology. The next challenge is to overcome entity… More

Space Threat Response Integer Programming Expert System (STRIPES)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$746,527.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Daliborka Stanojevic, Senior Engineer – (703) 682-1734
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: A critical capability associated with space C2 is the ability to develop and analyze alternative courses of action (COAs) based on SSA and other intelligence sources and to clearly define the cost and benefit associated with each option. However, the current COAs are primarily static or… More

CONtext-Aware Representation of Knowledge (CON-ARK)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$730,000.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Peter David, Senior Engineer – (703) 414-5009
Abstract:
Current information retrieval methods provide an illusion of thorough data exploitation but in reality only consider a fraction of the data that is relevant to the Warfighter"s task. The fundamental reasons for this limitation are existing tools"inability to model the meaning of available… More

Context Based Data Abstraction

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$729,999.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Jonathan Day, Senior Engineer – (703) 414-5015
Abstract:
Today"s military decision makers are drowning in a sea of data, faced with a diverse set of problems to solve and a wide variety of information resources to draw upon. This situation is anything but static, as today"s rapidly evolving asymmetric conflicts generate a continuously changing… More

Enhanced Path Planning, Guidance, and Estimation Algorithms for NASA's GMAT

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$124,996.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Belinda Marchand, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Advanced trajectory design and estimation capabilities in complex nonlinear dynamical regimes represent two of the greatest technical challenges of modern space flight. In addressing these challenges, DECISIVE ANALYTICS Corporation seeks to advance the capabilities of NASA's open source General… More

Multi-Phenomenology Discrimination for Feature Aided Data Fusion

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,998.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
David Fiske, Director, Applied Mathematics – (703) 414-5036
Abstract:
We propose to apply a proprietary discrimination technique rooted in the manifold learning literature to discrimination of object type through radar and through electro-optical/infrared sensors, and to use the features computed by this technique to help correlate tracks between sensors. Our… More

Automated PrOduct GEneration and Enrichment (APOGEE)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$150,000.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Tim Hawes, Engineer – (703) 414-5032
Abstract:
Creating information products to answer"Tell Me About"questions requires the ability to identify key pieces of information relevant to a complex set of content requirements. Complicating matters, these key pieces of information are scattered across data stores and buried in huge volumes of… More

SEmantic Context Aware Network Tools (SECANT)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Tim Hawes, Scientist – (703) 414-5032
Research Institution:
Cornell University
RI Contact:
Jeffrey Hancock
Abstract:
Social network analysis has become one of the most powerful analytic tools in both private and government sectors and a key source of information on individuals and groups. Recently, social media arose as an important source for social network data in both sectors. Unfortunately, theoretically… More

Situational Awareness as a Man-Machine Map Reduce Job

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,999.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Jonathan Clausen, Senior Engineer – (703) 414-5020
Research Institution:
University of Maryland
RI Contact:
Katie McKeon
Abstract:
This effort is focused on the development of a system called Situational Awareness via Mixed-initiative Universal Recognition, Analysis, and Inference (SAMURAI). SAMURAI will provide a single cloud-enabled end-to-end workflow covering the full range of data analysis from data ingest to situational… More

Author and Group Insight through Linguistic Expression (AGILE)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$499,995.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Jennifer Carlson, Senior Engineer – (703) 414-5010
Abstract:
A document can express a wealth of information about its author, including potential groups they might sympathize with to the opinions or emotions they convey. This effort advances authorship analysis into deeper inference and understanding about who the author is. Demographic attributes such as… More

Event Attribute Recognition and Labeling (EARL)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$150,000.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Timothy Hawes, Senior Engineer – (703) 414-5032
Abstract:
Today"s intelligence analysts are overwhelmed with textual data in the form of Human Intelligence and open source data from the web. The amount of texts that analysts have access to is far greater than one could ever read. This is a fundamental problem for analysts who have pressing strategic… More

AUDIO-based Cloud-enabled Language and Intelligence Processing (AUDIO-CLIP)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,999.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Mark Frymire, Chief Technology Officer – (703) 414-5139
Abstract:
Military operational tempo requires rapid development of highly accurate intelligence products from massive stores of data. Manual processing of data on this scale is infeasible. Automated processing systems have been developed to help analysts find the most relevant data to their current… More

Discovering Valued Information in a Cloud Environment (DVICE)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$340,000.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Jonathan Day, Senior Engineer – (703) 414-5015
Abstract:
comingIn combating terrorism, Warfighters must monitor at risk individuals and groups. The data sources needed to monitor such entities can consist of military sensors as well as open source literature. Key data types include unstructured text, audio, imagery, and biometric data. Currently, there… More

Automated Concept Map Elicitation (ACME)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,999.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Jonathan Day, Senior Engineer Manager – (703) 414-5015
Abstract:
Rapid response missions to remote, unknown areas are becoming a primary focus for U.S. military forces. These missions require time-sensitive development of intelligence from all available sources including open source data, historic imagery, and live collections. Capabilities currently exist to… More

Resolving Independent Perspectives by Providing Learning-Enabled Enhanced Fusion For Elastic Cloud Technologies (RIPPLE-EFFECT)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$80,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Mark Frymire, Chief Technology Officer – (703) 414-5139
Abstract:
To maintain situational awareness, analysts must sift through and fuse information across multiple documents, data sources, and modalities (text, imagery, and biometrics). The emergence of Big Data has placed an enormous burden on the analyst as the volume of data to examine has increased… More

Automated PrOduct GEneration and Enrichment (APOGEE)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2014 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$499,943.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Timothy Hawes, Senior Engineer – (703) 414-5032
Abstract:
Creating information products to answer"Tell Me About"questions requires the ability to identify key pieces of information relevant to a complex set of information requirements. Complicating matters, these key pieces of information exist in multiple modalities scattered across data stores,… More

Materials Ontology Design and Development (MODD)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$150,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator:
Tim Hawes, Sr. Software Engineer I – (703) 414-5032
Abstract:
Semantically Linked Data is widely seen as a revolutionary approach for maximizing the usefulness of existing and future information. In the materials domain, semantically linked materials data holds considerable promise with the ability to facilitate materials research and product development,… More