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Company Information:

Company Name: Fastman, Inc.
City: Austin
State: TX
Zip+4: 78746
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: N/A
Phone: N/A

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $883,825.00 15
SBIR Phase II $1,897,181.00 4

Award List:

PROTOTYPE OF A ROBOT CALIBRATION SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Michael Tucker
Award Amount: $50,000.00

PROTOTYPE OF A ROBOT CALIBRATION SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Michael Tucker
Award Amount: $500,000.00
Abstract:
Fastman, inc. is requesting a phase i grant to fund part of the deve lopment costs of a robot calibration system designed to improve the accuracy and long-term repeatability of robots. our system will improve the performance of online and offline programmed robots which are used in the guidance… More

THE DEVELOPMENT OF A POSE SENSING SYSTEM

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $40,000.00

THE DEVELOPMENT OF A POSE SENSING SYSTEM

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $200,000.00
Abstract:
Fastman, inc. is requesting a phase i grant in order to further development of an inexpensive pose sensor which is apart of their robot calibration and control system designed to improve robot accuracy. the primary goal of this phase ieffort will be to determine the feasibility of operating… More

SIGNAL ANALYSIS USING WAVELET TIME-FREQUENCY TRANSFORMS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Dr Michael Tucker
Award Amount: $50,000.00

ABSOLUTE INTERFEROMETRY FOR THE MACHINE TOOL INDUSTRY

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: D. Michael Tucker , President
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
There is substantial need for new sensors which measure absolute distance for applications in robotic positioning, machine vision, automatic inspection and gauging. with its ability to measure non-continuous changes in position, the sensor could provide feedback measurements for closed loop position… More

A CENTER FREQUENCY/BANDWIDTH DETECTOR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr Michael Tucker , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
The goal of this research is to develop a processor which uses time-frequency transforms to extract the instantaneous frequency of a signal in real time. in the processor, the signal will be split into two paths. in one path the signal will be directed to a delay line and then to programmable… More

ADAPTIVE WAVELET PARAMETERIZATION OF SPEECH SIGNALS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Michael Tucker
Award Amount: $52,895.00
Abstract:
Fastman proposes to utilize the adaptive wavelet transform (awt) to decompose speech signals into their integral, information-bearing components for use as a preprocessor for pattern recognizers. for a given signal, fast-man's adaptive wavelet transform selects the basis which produces the most… More

ADAPTIVE WAVELET SIGNAL PROCESSING

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Michael Tucker
Award Amount: $54,576.00

TACTILE DISPLAYS FOR WHOLE-ARM MANIPULATORS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Dr. Michael Tucker
Award Amount: $47,953.00

Fractal and Wavelet Signal Processing Techniques for Radar Guided Missiles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Michael Tucker
Award Amount: $49,779.00
Abstract:
In this project FASTMAN will determine the feasibility of using fractal and wavelet signal preprocessing in conjunction with neural network pattern classifiers on high-range resolution radar data for detecting cold stationary ground targets in a clutter-rich environment. Previous researchers have… More

ADAPTIVE WAVELET DATA COMPRESSION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Michael Tucker
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
Information is a valuable commodity in today's society and the amount of information is incrasing at a phenomenal rate. as a result, the ability to store, access, and transmit information in an efficient manner is becoming crucial. in the telecommunications industry, newly-emerging voice and image… More

Fractal and/or Wavelet Real-Time Image Compression

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Michael Tucker
Award Amount: $50,000.00

Adaptive Wavelet Data Compression

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Michael Tucker
Award Amount: $70,000.00

ADAPTIVE WAVELET SIGNAL PROCESSING

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Michael Tucker
Award Amount: $599,914.00
Abstract:
Modern sensors produce vast amounts of signal information which must be processed quickly and accurately to perform surveillance and target tracking functions. preprocessing of the sensor data is performed first to remove background signals, detect spikes and peaks, filter the signal, enhance edges… More

Adaptive Wavelet Data Compression

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Michael Tucker
Award Amount: $597,267.00
Abstract:
Many presently fielded weapons systems as well as systems on the drawing boards, must transmit and store large volume sof digital data generated by electro-optic (EO), imaging infrared (IIR), millimeter wave (MMW) and fiber optic guidance systems. Real time data compresson offers the advantage of… More

Adaptive Wavelet Compression for the CEC Network

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Michael Tucker
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
The Navy is developing the Cooperative Engagement Capability (CEC) communications network to allow ships to share air defense radar and fire control data among a battle group. Current problems in the CEC's communication links are: the power required to meet operational specifications is higher than… More

Data Compression Techniques for Portable Computing Environments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Dr. Michael Tucker
Award Amount: $99,311.00
Abstract:
The capability to transmit digitized reports to rear echelon forces during an ongoing battle is a critical command and control component. However, projections of the amount of digital traffic over transmissions links raise the distinct possibility that the demand for digital information tranmitted… More

System Design for Remote Warfighter Assistance

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Michael Tucker
Award Amount: $99,311.00
Abstract:
Just as workers can become more productive when assisted by persons performing administrative or other offline tasks, warfighters can benefit from assistance. The existence of internet services on the Army's telecommunications system can make this possible by providing the infrastructure for these… More