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Company Name:
Epic Sales, Inc. Dba Epic Systems
Address:
10503 Forest Lane, Suite 140
Dallas, TX 75243
Phone:
(972) 705-9220
URL:
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Number of Employees:
5
Woman-Owned?:
No
Minority-Owned?:
No
HUBZone-Owned?:
No

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Has been acquired/merged with?:
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Has had Spin-off?:
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Has Had IPO?:
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Total Investment to Date $
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Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $2,821,965.00 48
SBIR Phase II $11,308,404.00 24

Award List:

REFINEMENTS FOR EDDY CURRENT TECHNIQUES

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1983 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$50,000.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Ronald J. Reiner
Abstract:
N/a

REFINEMENTS FOR EDDY CURRENT TECHNIQUES

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1984 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$436,045.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Ronald J. Reiner
Abstract:
Eddy current field inspections are presently performed by technicians who must examine and evaluate the output of eddycurrent equipment and manually record the results of such inspections. an investigation into the feasibility of implementing a digital system which automates this processs is the… More

THIS EFFORT WILL ADDRESS THE HUMANFACTORS INFLUENCING WIND TUNNEL PRODUCTIVITY.

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1984 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$50,033.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Denise c. r. benel
Abstract:
This effort will address the humanfactors influencing wind tunnel productivity. the extensive application of automatic data processing (adp) technologies to support operator decision-making and control function has become common place. with the advent of computer-generated displays and process… More

THIS PROJECT STUDY SETS OUT TO ADDRESS A BIOMEDICAL PROBLEM (THE SPACE ADAPTATION SYNDROME) BY COMBINING TECHNOLOGIES AVAILABLE IN PERCEPTUAL PSYCHOLOGY AND HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING.

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1984 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$50,000.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Robert s. kennedy , INVESTIGATOR
Abstract:
This project study sets out to address a biomedical problem (the space adaptation syndrome) by combining technologies available in perceptual psychology and human factors engineering. although motion sickness-like symptoms have occurred in about half of the space travellers in nasa's shuttle and… More

PERFORMANCE IN DYNAMIC VEHICLE/OPERATOR SETTING

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1984 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$46,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Robert s. kennedy
Abstract:
Human performance degradation occurs in military systems for many causes. the tempo of operation, psychological stress and the complexity of weapons systems all take their toll. as operators become more interactive with their systems, they are asked to perform more complicated work even as they are… More

USAFA CADETS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1984 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$48,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Russelo a benel
Abstract:
Each year a number of previously visually-qualified usafa cadets become unqualified on the visual portion of the physical examination and become ineligible for pilot training. the increased myopia is a significant problem for the af academy which is mandated to graduate a minimum number of… More

PORTABLE HUMAN ASSESSMENT BATTERY (PHAB)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1984 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$51,000.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Robert S. Kennedy , Manager
Abstract:
N/a

SURVEY OF VISION TESTS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1984 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$58,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Robert S. Kennedy
Abstract:
N/a

WE PROPOSE TO EXAMINE WHETHER MOTIVATIONAL TEST BATTERIES BASED ON CURRENT THEORIES OF HUMAN MOTIVATION AND STATE-OF-THE-ART ASSESSMENT METHODOLOGIES CAN BE GENERATED FOR PREDICTIONS OF DECISIONS TO (A) JOIN/REENLIST IN THE ARMY; (B) ENROLL/CONTINUE IN

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1985 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,786.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Robert s kennedy
Abstract:
We propose to examine whether motivational test batteries based on current theories of human motivation and state-of-the-art assessment methodologies can be generated for predictions of decisions to (a) join/reenlist in the army; (b) enroll/continue in rotc; (c) be a career army officer. if… More

INTERFACE DESIGNS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1985 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$54,692.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Ronald reiner
Abstract:
The essex corporation recently completed development of an automated tool for predicting time-on-task and probability of success for operators of reprographic devices. the tool, called capra, is currently used by the xerox corporation to evaluate the interface characteristics of proposed copiers and… More

HUMAN-MACHINE INTERFACE IN INDUSTRIAL ROBOTICS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1985 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,990.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Henry M Parsons
Abstract:
N/a

ISOPERFORMANCE FROM DISPARATE COMBINATIONS OF PRACTICE SELECTION AND EQUIPMENT

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1985 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$50,152.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Robert S Kennedy
Abstract:
N/a

BIOCYBERNETIC INDICANTS OF WORKLOAD

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1985 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,091.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Robert S Kennedy
Abstract:
N/a

SURVEY OF VISION TESTS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1986 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$496,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Robert S. Kennedy
Abstract:
Vision testing is presently in a stage of flux based on automation and computer implementation of clinical and experimental tasks, and a number of agencies have acknowledged the need for an organized, centralized, and automated battery of vision tests that adequately index the various dimensions of… More

BIOCYBERNETIC INDICANTS OF WORKLOAD

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1986 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$460,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Robert S Kennedy
Abstract:
Gradual progress has been achieved in using as workload indicators a variety of electrophysiological techniques, including eeg and neural evoked potentials. these techniques tend to be intrusive, relatively artificial, and non-portable. there may be more readily obtainable measures that can serve as… More

ISOPERFORMANCE FROM DISPARATE COMBINATIONS OF PRACTICE SELECTION AND EQUIPMENT

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1986 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$398,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Robert S Kennedy
Abstract:
An innovative performance measurement methodology is proposed to permit meaningful analysis of test/evaluation criterial for man/machine combinations. three areas: individual differences (human basic caabilities, aptitudes), practice effects (instruction and training) and criteria for human… More

PORTABLE HUMAN ASSESSMENT BATTERY (PHAB)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1986 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$103,809.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Robert S. Kennedy , Manager
Abstract:
In research involving the effects of chemical substances on humans it is essential to detect changes to the individual in the early stages before irreversible damage has occurred. it is proposed that research be conducted to identify an optimum set of performance tests which are sensitive to subtle… More

HUMAN-MACHINE INTERFACE IN INDUSTRIAL ROBOTICS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1987 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$50,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Henry M Parsons
Abstract:
This is a proposal to conduct a human factors engineering investigation of human-robot interfaces in industry, to describe comprehensively and generically what robot operators and maintainers do on the factory floor, and through analysis to uncover problems in interface design involving both… More

PERFORMANCE RECKONING FOR PROJECTING MANPOWER AND SKILL LEVEL REQUIREMENTS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,745.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Robert s kennedy
Abstract:
An isoperformance model is described which will permit trade-offs between significant people-related elements in military systems and permit human resource managers to answer "what if" questions. since the technique involves estimating in advance the likely consequences of particular combinations of… More

RELEVANCE OF VISUAL ACCOMMODATION FOR PERFORMANCE IN SPACECRAFT

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$54,667.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
"dark focus" is defined as the resting state of visual accommodation yet two general misconceptions exist. first, that the resting point is at optical infinity, and secondly,that the eye accommodates accurately. visual performances required in space entail continuously changing viewing distances and… More

RESEARCH IN SIMULATOR/DEVICE MIX METHODOLOGIES

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,794.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Dr f a muckler
Abstract:
A twelve-task, six-month, technical effort is described to produce design guidelines and resource allocation algorithms to help solve the problem of selecting an appropriate device or mix of devices in training applications. basically, the approach requires a comparison of student characteristics… More

DEVELOPMENT OF A COMBATANT/SQUADRON LEVEL AUTOMATION SYSTEM FOR MANAGEMENT OF READINESS OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$38,862.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Roger p mctighe
Abstract:
The present system of keeping track of the myriad of readiness, operations and maintenance is extremely labor intensive using pencil, paper, grease boards and manually generated reports to higher authority. this research effort will examine the feasibility of automating information needs at the… More

ENHANCING COGNITIVE PERFORMANCE THROUGH BIOCYBERNETIC FEEDBACK

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$52,973.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Robert s kennedy
Abstract:
A threat to man's capability to function effectively and safely as an integral part of military systems is the high mental workload imposed by these systems. this proposed effort is aimed at determining the feasibility of enhancing performance on cognitive tasks or remediating performance decrements… More

CHARACTERIZING SOLDIER RESPONSES TO IRRITANT GASES

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$52,669.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Dr Robert S Kennedy
Abstract:
The most straightforward way to measure operational performance is to measure it on the job. however, when such measures are employed, they are generally insensitive to all but the most powerful stressor effects. one of the contributing problems to this issue is the lack of reliability. insufficient… More

INTEGRATED ON-LINE R&M DESIGN PROGRAM

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,992.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
F Reid Willis
Abstract:
The overall goal of the proposed research is to support the navy system engineering and logistic planning community with a responsive computer-aided r&m design tool that uses computer-aided acquisition and logistic support (cals) compatible data and operates in a work station environment. the… More

A MODEL FOR EVALUATION OF AVIATION SIMULATION SYSTEMS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,986.00
Agency:
DOT
Principal Investigator:
Robert S Kennedy , Vice President
Abstract:
To compare costs and training effectiveness of different fidelity options of simulators and training regima, a need exists for a computerized expert system which will permit interrogation of the various determiners. we propose to develop the "isoperformance" model for use by faa and implement it on… More

DEVELOPMENT OF A NON-INTRUSIVE COGNITIVE WORKLOAD MEASUREMENT DEVICE

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,966.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Dr Robert S Kennedy
Abstract:
N/a

DEVELOPMENT OF A FLIGHT SIMULATOR VISUAL SYSTEM RECORDING/EVALUATION DEVICE

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$50,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Dr Robert S Kennedy
Abstract:
N/a

IMPROVING PRODUCTIVITY BY DOSE EQUIVALENCY MODELING

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$48,518.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Robert S. Kennedy , Vice President
Abstract:
N/a

DEVELOPMENT OF A PORTABLE DARK FOCUS INSTRUMENT

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,950.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
N/a

IMPROVING PRODUCTIVITY BY DOSE EQUIVALENCY MODELING

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1992 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$260,668.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Robert S. Kennedy , Vice President
Abstract:
Screening workers for performance impariment may aid in removing drugs from the workplace and improve productivity. the most straightforward way to measure performance would seem to be under actual working conditions. in cases where this is attempted, however, job performance measures are generally… More

PERCEPTUAL SPEED, SWITCHING, AND TEMPORAL ACUITY FACTORS IN COGNITION

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,960.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Robert S. Kennedy
Abstract:
The advent of microcomputer and electronic displays is changing the nature of everyday tasks. many displays make higher demands on switching back and forth between displays than on sustained inspection of a single display. we believe that temporal acuity describes a capability advantage for the new… More

DEVELOPMENT OF A PORTABLE DARK FOCUS INSTRUMENT

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1992 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$492,200.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
Neurobiological research indicates that changes in accommodation are associated with stresses that may occur during space missions (e.g., extended duration flight, variable gravity, long-term confinement, space motion sickness). the consequences of this for the national space program are twofold.… More

SIMULATING THE IMPACT OF MPTF TRADE-OFF DECISIONS BY APPLICATION OF THE ISOPERFORMANCE METHODOLOGY

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,779.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Robert S. Kennedy
Abstract:
Cost-effectiveness methods may proceed in either of two general ways. the more familiar is to fix costs and maximize effectiveness. the alternative is to fix effectiveness and minimize "costs" in terms of dollars, much-sought-after personnel, administrative infeasibility, or other scarce or unwanted… More

ISOPERFORMANCE AS A FRAMEWORK FOR HUMAN SYSTEMS INTEGRATION

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$50,233.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Robert S. Kennedy. Ph.d.
Abstract:
N/a

DEVELOPMENT OF A FLIGHT SIMULATOR VISUAL SYSTEM RECORDING/EVALUATION DEVICE

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1993 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$494,880.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Dr Robert S Kennedy
Abstract:
Technological advances have placed greater demands on ability to maintain tolerances on simulator subsystems (e.g., responses of visual and motion base systems and their interaction). a system to record visual scenes in flight simulators, which includes man-inthe-loop, is needed for rdte and… More

DEVELOPMENT OF A NON-INTRUSIVE COGNITIVE WORKLOAD MEASUREMENT DEVICE

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1993 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$493,934.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Dr Robert S Kennedy
Abstract:
The accelerating tempo of military operations increases the task demands and work related stresses imposed on human operators. as new technological designs are incorporated into military systems, a metric is required to ensure that human cognitive workload limits are not exceeded. some progress in… More

ISOPERFORMANCE AS A FRAMEWORK FOR HUMAN SYSTEMS INTEGRATION

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1993 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$495,940.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Robert S. Kennedy. Ph.d.
Abstract:
Isoperformance methodology is a set of formal relations (trade-off fun ctions) among the determinants of performance; it is derived by fixing a desired level of performance and then solving for combinations of the determinants sufficient to produce that level. the isoperformance idea is not original… More

Augmentation of the Basic Attributes with Tests of Temporal Acuity

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$48,686.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Robert S Kennedy Phd
Abstract:
Our industrialized society places a premium on the visually-based ability to resolve fine-spatial detail in the environment. But the perceptual demands of new aircraft display systems, and indeed the tasks of out-the-window performances (landing, low-level attack, etc.) in aviation may involve… More

INDEXING BEHAVIORAL DECREMENTS BY COMPUTERIZED ASSESSMENT OF STANCE

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$50,000.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Robert S Kennedy
Abstract:
N/a

Cognitive and Performance Readiness of Space Crews

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,000.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Robert S. Kennedy
Abstract:
N/a

Image Synthesis System for Optical Pattern Recognition/Optical Correlation

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$48,318.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
James L. Lafuse
Abstract:
N/a

Methodological Approach to Improving Pre-Flight Adaptation Training

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,000.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Robert S. Kennedy
Abstract:
N/a

Image Synthesis System for Optical Pattern Recognition/Optical Correlation

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1994 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$373,111.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
James L. Lafuse
Abstract:
To avoid li#iitations imposed by conventional spatial light modulators in two-dimensional optical pattern recognition/correlation systems, a hybrid optical-electronic system combining the throughput benefits of optical processing and accuracy of digital processing is proposed. This optical… More

INDEXING BEHAVIORAL DECREMENTS BY COMPUTERIZED ASSESSMENT OF STANCE

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1994 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$289,845.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Robert S Kennedy
Abstract:
Individuals in many occupations and environmental situations can be subjected to conditions that may have adverse effects on subjective well-being, productivity, and performance. these conditions include traditional conditions such as job stress, thermal stress, drugs, and sleep loss, as well as in… More

Methodological Approach to Improving Pre-Flight Adaptation Training

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1994 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$486,096.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Robert S. Kennedy
Abstract:
N/a

Cognitive and Performance Readiness of Space Crews

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1994 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$480,600.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Robert S. Kennedy
Abstract:
N/a

Continuously-Variable Time Delays from Photonics

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$78,859.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Leslie H. Gesell
Abstract:
N/a

Continuously-Variable Time Delays from Photonics

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$350,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Leslie H. Gesell
Abstract:
Proposed is the development of a new innovative photonics concept for high dynamic range, continuously variable, true time delay beamforming. Acousto-optic Bragg cells are not used to obtain the continuum of delays in this approach. Advantages of the proposed concept are high dynamic range… More

An Automated Test Battery for Advanced Aviator Assessment

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,873.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Robert S. Kennedy
Abstract:
We are aware that the full selection battery of the Aviation Selection Test Battery includes the mental, demographic and other tests, and that eventually it will be desirable to computerize the entire battery to operate at remote sites with the prospect of being "...updated to insert prototype… More

Tests of Dynamic and Temporal Acuity

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,919.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Robert S. Kennedy
Abstract:
In Phase 1, we propose to develop a battery of computerized tests to measure temporal acuity abilities in young adults and to determine empirically whether these abilities are independent of static visual acuity and also independent of test scores of higher mental and cognitive functions. Current… More

HUMAN FACTORS SAFETY TESTING FOR VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT MISSION-OPERATIONS TRAINING

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,949.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Robert S. Kennedy , Vice President
Abstract:
N/a

VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT ADAPTATION ASSESSMENT TEST BATTERY

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,945.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Robert S. Kennedy , Vice President
Abstract:
N/a

SBIR Phase I: Screening Users of Virtual Reality Systems for After-effects Such as Motion Sickness and Balance Problems

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$74,794.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Robert Kennedy
Abstract:
N/a

Advanced Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) Waveforms

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$98,865.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Leslie Gesell
Abstract:
SAR systems covering large swath widths suffer from range ambiguities when using high duty cycle radar signals having standard SAR waveforms. Range ambiguities can be eliminated by transmitting nonstandard orthogonal waveforms. Analysis and simulations will be carried out to determine the… More

Development of an Automated Management Information System to Provide Feedback and Optimize Usability/Functionality of Crewstation Simulators

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,943.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Dr. Robert S. Kennedy
Abstract:
The goal of this Phase I proposal is to formalize a concept, utilizing configuration management guidelines and, as approporiate, off-the-shelf software, integrated into a prototype data processing (Management Information System [MIS]) system which utilizes simulator operating parameters to determine… More

VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT ADAPTATION ASSESSMENT TEST BATTERY

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$581,270.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Robert S. Kennedy , Vice President
Abstract:
N/a

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,949.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Leslie Gesell
Abstract:
N/a

Multiband Multi-resolution Synthetic Aperture Radar

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$118,019.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Louis Phillips PhD
Abstract:
Not Available We propose to develop ultra broadband Er3+-doped tellutrite glass fiber amplifier for the 1.54 ¿m optical communication networks. Our goal is to demonstrate a flat gain bandwidth greater than 75nm in this special glass fiber. The effect of glass composition on spectral, thermal and… More

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$0.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Terri Lillis
Abstract:
N/a

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$599,996.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Terri Lillis
Abstract:
N/a

Multiband Multi-resolution Synthetic Aperture Radar

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,814.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Fred F. Froehlich
Abstract:
N/a

Holographic 3D ISAR Imaging for Improved Discrimination of Ballistic Targets

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$63,705.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Louis Phillips, Engineering Manager, P.I.
Abstract:
The goal of this project is to define and pursue novel ISAR-based coherent processing techniques to advance discrimination techniques and improve the performance of NMD radars against the emerging C2 and C3 threats. Essex plans to augment traditional ISARprocessing capabilities by extending the… More

Optical Processor Architectures for Increasing the Range Extent and Range Bins in Range-compressed Radar Images

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,899.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Fred F. Froehlich, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
"The missile defense mission will require wideband radars to perform target imaging, discrimination, and kill assessment of incoming vehicles. Such radars generally produce range-compressed images with fine range resolution (< 1m), a small range extent,and a relatively small number of range bins… More

Ultra-High Density Data Links

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,903.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Keith Frampton, Project Manager
Abstract:
"Advances in radar processing technology have greatly increased the need for ultra wideband data links from the transmit/receive arrays to the processing centers. RF cabling is expensive, bulky and heavy for data distribution. The size and cost of thetransceivers is also an issue for increased… More

Innovative Manufacturing Processes: Advanced Optical Processor Insertion

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,934.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Keith Frampton, Manager Product Developme
Abstract:
The projected ballistic missile defense (BMD) threat environment is extremely challenging. The linear frequency modulation (LFM) waveforms used by current radars have limitations in these projected environments. The use of advanced waveforms is desiredfor these imaging tasks, but they require both… More

SAR Tomography for Target/Feature Detection in Foliated Regions

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,993.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NGA
Principal Investigator:
Louis Phillips, Technical Director/Princi
Abstract:
SAR target/feature detection can be divided into to separate aspects: 1) achieving sufficient energy on target for detection; and 2) discriminating the target from the clutter. Let's assume that there is sufficient target return to overcome the thermalnoise floor. Then target detection is solely… More

Holographic 3D ISAR Imaging for Improved Discrimination of Ballistic Targets

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$740,343.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Jerry Davieau, Technical Director
Abstract:
The missile discrimination problem requires rapid target discrimination precisely locating the reentry vehicle (RV) within a ballistic cloud consisting of RVs, decoys, debris, clutter, and countermeasures. The Phase-I study demonstrated that a Volumetric Inverse Synthetic Aperture Radar (VISAR)… More

Optical Processor Architectures for Increasing the Range Extent and Range Bins in Range-compressed Radar Images

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,975.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Keith Frampton, Manager Product Developme
Abstract:
The missile defense mission will require wideband radars to perform target imaging, discrimination, and kill assessment of incoming vehicles in real time. Wideband radars generally produce range-compressed images with fine range resolution (< 1m), a relatively small number of range bins (1000 to… More

Innovative Manufacturing Processes: Advanced Optical Processor Insertion

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$725,934.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Keith Frampton, Manager of Product Develo
Abstract:
The projected ballistic missile defense (BMD) threat environment is extremely challenging. The linear frequency modulation (LFM) waveforms used by current radars have limitations in these projected environments. The use of advanced waveforms is desired for these imaging tasks, but they require… More

SAR Tomography for Target/Feature Detection in Foliated Regions

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$249,995.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NGA
Principal Investigator:
Louis C. Phillips, Project Manager
Abstract:
Tomographic SAR is a data collection and processing technology that produces true 3-D volumetric imagery. This approach offers significant benefits for enhanced imagery through clutter rejection, enhanced target definition, and better resolution. Tomographic SAR has been demonstrated at UHF… More

Ultra High Efficiency Silicon Carbide Based Hid Electronic Ballast With Dimming and Quick Restart Service Functions

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,523.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
Electronic ballasts for high intensity discharge (HID) lamps have achieved significant improvements over magnetic ballasts by increasing efficiencies from ~80-85% to ~90-93%, while improving power factor, lamp re-start, and the avoidance of acoustic resonance. In order to further improve the… More