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Company Information:

Name: ENSCO Inc
Address: 5400 Port Royal Rd
Springfield, VA 22151
Located in HUBZone: No
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
URL: N/A
Phone: N/A

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $2,202,315.00 36
SBIR Phase II $6,454,127.00 14

Award List:

THE FEASIBILITY OF UTILIZING CEPSTRAL ANALYSIS (POWER AND/ORCOMPLEX) IN HELICOPTER GEARBOX BEARING DIAGNOSTICS IS EXAMINED.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1985 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Dr robert c kemerait , DIVISION MANAGER
Award Amount: $39,000.00
Abstract:
The feasibility of utilizing cepstral analysis (power and/orcomplex) in helicopter gearbox bearing diagnostics is examined. vibration signatures are examined for determination of wear over time. data to be processed are from two different helicopters, the th-1l and the h-53. analysis will include… More

A FEASIBILITY STUDY FOR A SEISMIC EARLY WARNING SYSTEM FOR NUCLEAR POWER PLANT SHUTDOWN

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr douglas r baumgardt
Award Amount: $48,214.00
Abstract:
A feasibility study will be conducted of a seismic scram-processing system in which p waves from large earthquakes are detected and analyzed in time to initiate a nuclear power plant core shutdown before the arrival of large, damaging shear wave phases. a prototype seismic scram-monitoring system… More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER ATMOSPHERIC BOUNDARY LAYER EXPERIMENT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Gregory E Taylor Ph D
Award Amount: $474,000.00
Abstract:
Since the kennedy space center (ksc) is located in a coastalenvironment with several different land/water interfaces, complex and unique low-level circulation patterns are observed throughout the year. conventional meteorological data (i.e., surface tower network, once or twice daily rawinsonde… More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER ATMOSPHERIC BOUNDARY LAYER EXPERIMENT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Gregory E Taylor Ph D
Award Amount: $50,000.00

STATISTICAL PROCEDURES FOR DETERMINING COMPLIANCE WITH YIELD THRESHOLD NUCLEAR TEST LIMITATIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Dr Zoltan Der
Award Amount: $48,953.00

STATISTICAL PROCEDURES FOR DETERMINING COMPLIANCE WITH YIELD THRESHOLD NUCLEAR TEST LIMITATIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Dr Zoltan Der
Award Amount: $245,411.00
Abstract:
In view of the recent development of unified magnitude measures for seismic estimation of the yields of nuclear explosions the statistical procedures for verifying compliance with test ban treaties will be recast in a multivariate framework. this will be done by considering yield clustering, data… More

CHARACTERIZING SEISMIC EVENTS USING ARTIFICIAL NEURAL SYSTEMS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Dr Douglas R Baumgardt
Award Amount: $49,990.00
Abstract:
This study will investigate the feasibility of applying neural network methods for the extraction of seismic waveform characteristics and the identification of seismic events. the specific objectives in this initial study will be to develop a neural network which will recognize the seismic signal… More

KNOWLEDGE BASED SEISMIC EVENT IDENTIFICATION USING SEISMIC ANALYSIS CASE KNOWLEDGE AND EXPLANATIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Dr Douglas R Baumgardt
Award Amount: $49,992.00
Abstract:
This study will investigate the applicability of case-based reasoning to the domain of seismic event identification for monitoring testban treaties. a seismic identification decision support tool will be developed to utilize case knowledge from previous events which have been identified to identify… More

NEW CONCEPTS FOR DETECTING CLASSIFYING OR LOCATING MOBILE OBJECTS USING LOW COST ACOUSTIC SENSORS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Alan Bell
Award Amount: $49,969.00
Abstract:
Our proposal effort defines an approach to developing a family of low-cost expendable atmospheric acoustic sensors. during phase i we propose to identify the hardware components and on-board processing requirements for an advanced acoustic sensor package. our goal is to define a package that may be… More

EXPERIMENTAL DETERMINATION OF THE EXCITATION OF SEISMIC REGIONAL PHASES AS A FUNCTION OF EXPLOSION SOURCE DEPTH

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Zoltan Der
Award Amount: $49,981.00

GENERALIZED BEAMFORMING FOR AUTOMATIC ASSOCIATION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr David W A Taylor
Award Amount: $49,958.00

METEOROLOGICAL MONITORING SYSTEM

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Gregory E. Taylor , Staff Scientist
Award Amount: $49,954.00

METEOROLOGICAL MONITORING SYSTEM

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Gregory E. Taylor , Staff Scientist
Award Amount: $499,929.00
Abstract:
Nasa managers and the forecasters at the cape canaveral forecast facility (ccff) have a need for the meteorological monitoring system (mms) for automated real-time monitoring of critical weather elements. such a system serves two purposes: first, timely issuance of weather warnings and advisories… More

GENERALIZED BEAMFORMING FOR AUTOMATIC ASSOCIATION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr David W A Taylor
Award Amount: $248,436.00
Abstract:
The feasibility of using processing and control knowledge to improve the speed and accuracy of automatic seismic event association and location is examined. a prototype system will be developed to evaluate the utility of knowledge based structures for seismic event association and location. all work… More

HIGH LATITUDE METEOR BURST COMMUNICATIONS FOR THE INTEGRATED UNDERSEA SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM (IUSS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Jay M Jacobsmeyer , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $49,700.00
Abstract:
The navy-s anti-submarine warfare forces need a low cost, reliableand survivable long-haul communications system to augment its current high frequency (hf) and satellite connectivity. hf and satellite communications suffer from serious drabacks that are only worsened byoperation at northern… More

SYSTEM FOR LOCATING TANK MOUNTED GUNS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Robert Gray , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $49,998.00
Abstract:
The objective of the proposed effort is to qualify an innovative technique for detecting tank mounted guns using non-imaging (thermal) sensors. two experimental studies will be performed to characterize the induced response of tank mounted guns. the two techniques are quite different, one is… More

AUTOMATED SEISMIC ANALYSIS USING SUPERVISED MACHINE LEARNING

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Zoltan Der , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $49,925.00
Abstract:
The sbir phase i project proposed consists of the testing of the classification performance of several related machine learning methods to seismic discrimination. several other applications of these methods are also suggested. in the application to discrimination, the following data sets will be… More

NEURAL NETWORK-BASED CLASSIFICATION OF VEHICLES FROM LASER RADAR DATA

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr Thomas Gamble , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $49,925.00
Abstract:
Highly reliable vehicle classification via coherent radar vibration data has been demonstrated using parametric classifier techniques. however, parametric classifier development requires extensive, expert human direction. it becomes impractical when the classes are complex, as when there are many… More

FAST-RISETIME DIRECT CONNECT AND MAGNETICALLY COUPLED CABLE DRIVER SYSTEM

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Bob Gray , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $49,932.00
Abstract:
The electromagnetic pulse testing of army systems depends heavily on an ability to excite large, fast risetime currents on system cables. the proposed research will provide a significant advancement in cable excitation via direct connect and magnetically coupled methods. the proposed design is… More

DIGITAL X-RAY IMAGE VIEWING AND ANALYSIS SYSTEM

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: John Perry , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $49,558.00

AUTOMATED OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS SYSTEM

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $49,993.00

SEISMIC DISCRIMINANTS IN EURASIA

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Douglas Baumgardt , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $49,982.00

DIGITAL X-RAY IMAGE VIEWING AND ANALYSIS SYSTEM

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: John Perry , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $470,439.00
Abstract:
The primary objective of this proposed effort is to develop a prototype image viewing system that can recover, duplicate and display archived x-ray imagery and analysis data of munitions items. the system is designed to be extensible so that in the phase ii effort an image analysis option can be… More

AUTOMATED OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS SYSTEM

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $499,996.00
Abstract:
Technical and management personnel at nasa's kennedy space center of nasa need an automated system for the management of operations and maintenance instructions (omi) associated with shuttle transport system (sts) ground processing. currently, omis are generated, used, and maintained largely through… More

MULTI-RATE TRELLIS-CODED MODULATION FOR MULTIPATH FADING CHANNELS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Jay M. Jacobsmeyer
Award Amount: $49,965.00
Abstract:
Multipath fading on radio channels seriously hampers high speed digital communications. time-varying amplitude and phase force conventional systems to operate at data rates far below channel capacity. diversity and error-correction coding techniques have not solved the problem completely andhave… More

ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY APPLIED TO HARDNESS MAINTENANCE/HARDNESS SURVEILLANCE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Robert Gray
Award Amount: $49,802.00
Abstract:
The need exists for a simple and cost effective method to determine the status of hardness critical items (hci) for a wide variety of systems with e3 survivability requirements. traditional methods of testing and maintaining systems to date have not proven to be effective. recent technology advances… More

INSTRUMENTATION (ADVANCED INSTRUMENTATION FOR STANDARDIZED EMP TESTING)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator: Mr. Robert Gray
Award Amount: $49,405.00
Abstract:
A great deal of effort has been spent in recent years to develop standardized methodologies for accepting and verifying emp hardened military facilities. the first of these standardization efforts to be put into effect applies to fixed site, critical, time urgent c4i facilities. the requirements… More

NUCLEAR WEAPONS EFFECTS SIMULATION (INDUCTIVE COUPLER DEVELOPMENT FOR DIRECT DRIVE SIMULATION)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator: Mr. Robert Gray
Award Amount: $49,405.00
Abstract:
One common nuclear weapons effects cimulation technique simulates the emp response of long cables using direct current injection. direct current injection typically involves the connection of high voltage pulse sources to the cables that are attached to a military system. a recently developed… More

EMERGENCY WARNING SOUND DETECTOR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: ED
Principal Investigator: Dr Thomas D Gamble , Sr Staff Scientist
Award Amount: $29,989.00
Abstract:
The warning sounds utilized by fire trucks, ambulances, and police vehicles are easily characterized by: high volume; narrow band, short-term spectra; frequencies in the most sensitive range of human hearing; and rapid variations in frequency. automatic detection of such sounds from a sequence of… More

GENETIC ALGORITHM (GA) MACHINE LEARNING OF SEISMIC WAVEFORM CHARACTERISTICS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Zoltan Der
Award Amount: $49,976.00

SEISMIC DISCRIMINANTS IN EURASIA

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Douglas Baumgardt , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $243,484.00
Abstract:
This proposed phase i research project provides a unique opportunity to review regional seismic discriminants, developa statistical method for identifying events, develop quality control procedures for allowing for effects of noise and regional propagation effects on discriminants, and to… More

SEISMIC MONITORING SYSTEM FOR LOCAL AND REGIONAL NETWORK

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NRC
Principal Investigator: Dr Hafidh A A Ghalib
Award Amount: $49,986.00
Abstract:
The development of a computerized system for monitoring local and regional seismic events is proposed. this automated system will incorporate many of the advanced seismic analysis techniques that can only be found in specialized and large systems for monitoring underground nuclear explosions… More

Nondestructive Testing from Fuzed Data

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: John Perry
Award Amount: $49,989.00

GENETIC ALGORITHM (GA) MACHINE LEARNING OF SEISMIC WAVEFORM CHARACTERISTICS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Zoltan Der
Award Amount: $248,429.00
Abstract:
The sbir phase i project proposed consists of testing the application of genetics-based machine learning methods (gbml) to two problems; seismic waveform characteristics in the context of seismic discrimination and in identification of seismic arrivals. other applications of these methods may also… More

Nondestructive Testing from Fuzed Data

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: John Perry
Award Amount: $456,529.00
Abstract:
Nondestructive inspection using fused data from diverse inspection sensors has the potential fo characterizing defects within ordnance items which may not be characteriazed properly by one sensor only. Data from different NDI methods are often complementary, therby ading diagnostic information to… More

HUMAN PRESENCE DETECTION IN VEHICLES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr Thomas A Gamble
Award Amount: $74,998.00
Abstract:
An existing system has demonstrated, in quiet conditions, very reliable detection of humans hidden in vehicles. seismic vibrations are the major, unavoidable limitations. measurement of the seismic vibrations and coherent analyses will be utilized to compute and subtract the effect of the seismic… More

RELIABLE INTRUSION DETECTION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr Thomas A Gamble
Award Amount: $74,998.00
Abstract:
Reliable intrusion detection may be achieved by combining generalized potential function (gpf) neural net construction and multiple sensor data fusion. traditionally, reliable intrusion detection can be difficult because noise levels change with time and location, and an intrusion may produce a… More

Anti-Jam Adaptive Antenna Array

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Mark A. Jones
Award Amount: $79,991.00

"Sensor Systems for Hazardous Conditions in High Speed Rail"

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOT
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $99,981.00

Anti-Jam Adaptive Antenna Array

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Mark A. Jones
Award Amount: $690,455.00
Abstract:
Ensco will determine the feasibility of incorporating an adaptive antenna array in a GPS receiver for use on air-to-surface weapons. The array will be used to null interference such as that produced by intentional jammers. To date, little, if any, research has investigated the feasibility of using… More

Modeling of Multisensor Signatures From Underground Facilities

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Alan Bell
Award Amount: $98,989.00
Abstract:
Project will demonstrate the feasibility of combining signatures from multiple sensor domains to the problem of detecting, localizing and characterizing an underground facility. The Phase I effort will focus on establishing, integrating, and validating models for the source and propagation… More

The Development of An Internal Flow Code Containing Reaction Kinetics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey J. Piotrowski
Award Amount: $99,938.00

AUTOMATED ADAPTIVE SIGNAL PROCESSING ALGORITHM (AASP) FOR ELIMINATING INTERFERENCE SIGNALS FROM DOPPLER RADAR WIND PROFILERS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Gregory E. Taylor , Staff Scientist
Award Amount: $69,999.00

"Sensor Systems for Hazardous Conditions in High Speed Rail"

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOT
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $299,387.00

The Development of An Internal Flow Code Containing Reaction Kinetics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey J. Piotrowski
Award Amount: $735,003.00
Abstract:
The attack scenario of interest to Eglin involves a conventional fragmenting munition that enters a fixed above-ground or hardened underground structure and explosively detonates. As a result of weapon detonation, liquid chemical or dry biological agent is released inside the structure, either as a… More

Ground Vehicle CLassification by Acoustic Emission Exploitation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Thomas D. Gamble
Award Amount: $99,954.00
Abstract:
Acoustic signals provide characteristic information about vehicles. However, those characteristics vary with engine speed, load, range, gearing, and acoustic environment. The complexity of these variations makes standard parametric classifiers either excessively tedious to construct or unreliable… More

Detection of natural, variable objects

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: John L. Perry
Award Amount: $99,993.00
Abstract:
Detection of natural, variable objects requires general features that can be extracted from any image. Human vision is capable of segmenting images and recognizing objects in radiographs despite the summation of all objects in the inspection volume in the image plane. Thus, the features important… More

Computed Tomography Algorithms for Helical Scanned Data

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: John L. Perry
Award Amount: $743,098.00
Abstract:
The revolution in digital processor and memory technology is making it feasible to execute Computed Tomography, CT, at much higher rates. Use of multiple fixed sources eliminates the rate limitation of mechanical scanning. The final limit to accurate CT scanning of objects in rapid continuous… More

AUTOMATED ADAPTIVE SIGNAL PROCESSING ALGORITHM (AASP) FOR ELIMINATING INTERFERENCE SIGNALS FROM DOPPLER RADAR WIND PROFILERS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Gregory E. Taylor , Staff Scientist
Award Amount: $599,531.00

Computed Tomography Algorithms for Helical Scanned Data

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: John L. Perry
Award Amount: $139,933.00