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Company Information:

Company Name: Frontier Technology, Inc.
City: Goleta
State: CA
Zip+4: 93117-
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: http://www.fti-net.com
Phone: (805) 685-6672

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $7,103,838.00 85
SBIR Phase II $30,653,990.00 45
STTR Phase I $869,904.00 11
STTR Phase II $2,985,349.00 4

Award List:

STRATEGIC PLANNING INNOVATIONS FOR ASD/XR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Edward P Jordan
Award Amount: $49,680.00

STRATEGIC PLANNING INNOVATIONS FOR ASD/XR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Edward P Jordan
Award Amount: $273,000.00
Abstract:
The overall program goal is the development, implementation, and sustainment for asd/xr of an innovative strategic planning process, designed to correlate those planning processes internal and external to asd which are directed toward technology and system development. in phase i, asd/xr strategic… More

BEAM SYNCHRONIZATION AND COHERENCE TECHNIQUES FOR A DISTRIBUTED SPARSE ARRAY (DSA) OF SPACECRAFT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: John ballantine
Award Amount: $49,934.00
Abstract:
The proposed research program will define and analyze techniques for maintaining synchronization and coherence of a distributed sparse array (dsa), will identify the most promising technique or techniques, and will provide a plan for further evaluation and demonstration of the most promising… More

MARV EVASIVE TRAJECTORY OPTIMIZATION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Robert g uttley
Award Amount: $49,804.00
Abstract:
The objective of this proposal is to develop a sound theoretical basis for the selection of marv evasion and interceptor pursuite trajectory optimization by (1) providing confidence that the expected engagement outcome is offense-enforceable (i.e. the defense cannot make better use of its… More

UNMANNED AIR VEHICLES DEVELOPMENT PLAN

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Edward p jordan
Award Amount: $49,986.00
Abstract:
The overall objective is to prepare a comprehensive asd/xr development plan for usaf unmanned air vehicles (uavs), recommending: uav new starts or modifications as solutions to mission deficiencies; enabling technology programs; and programmatic actions, technology demonstrations, and decision data… More

INNOVATIVE CONCEPTS FOR SATISFYING SPECIAL OPERATION FORCES (SOF) REQUIREMENTS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Tim ringler
Award Amount: $49,965.00
Abstract:
Special operations forces (sof) provide the united states a highly flexible, specialized capability to pursue national objectives during peace or war, either independently or in conjunction with conventional forces. there are serious deficiencies projected in the u.s. air force's capbility to… More

THEATER STRATEGY GAME TACAIR C2 TRAINING SYSTEMS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Edward P Jordan
Award Amount: $50,035.00

SRT AREA LIMITATION MODEL DEVELOPMENT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Joseph S Hashem
Award Amount: $49,957.00

THEATER STRATEGY GAME TACAIR C2 TRAINING SYSTEMS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Edward P Jordan
Award Amount: $285,000.00
Abstract:
An operational problem exists in a lack of means to train top-echelon tactical air commanders and their staffs in the complex dynamics of two-sided air campaigns such as may be fought in europe, korea, or elsewhere. wining campaign strategies must be based on good understanding and insight into… More

METHODOLOGY DEVELOPMENT FOR VERIFICATION OF FLIGHT CRITICAL SYSTEMS SOFTWARE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Ron Braet
Award Amount: $51,059.00
Abstract:
The overall objective of this program is to develop and demonstrate an integrated verification methodology which focuses on highly coupled flight critical systems software. the applications of advanced control on integration technologies are bring about the development of on-board systems that are… More

INNOVATIVE SPACE SYSTEMS SURVIVABILITY CONCEPTS (METHODOLOGY FOR DETERMINING SATELLITE SURVIVABILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR COMBAT SUPPORT)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Robert G Uttley
Award Amount: $51,188.00
Abstract:
Present and future u.s. space systems will support strategic and combat forces by providing surveillance, communications, navigation aid, weather data, etc. well-founded quantitative assessments of how combat force effectiveness decreases as satellites are lost are generally lacking. phase i of this… More

COMPLEMENTARY OPERATIONS CONCEPTS AND REQUIREMENTS FOR THE NEXT MULTI-ROLE FIGHTER

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Edward P Jordan
Award Amount: $52,188.00

OPERATIONAL AIR COMMAND SIMULATION TECHNOLOGIES: ATAF/TACC PLANNING AND OPERATIONS GAME

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Jonathan Southard
Award Amount: $51,213.00

SRT AREA LIMITATION MODEL DEVELOPMENT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Joseph S Hashem
Award Amount: $130,000.00
Abstract:
The proposed research effort will develop and demonstrate the methodologies used to rationally reduce and prioritize the expected deployment areas for srts of interest. this limitation/prioritization scheme will take into consideration the availability of roads, the off road mobility of the srt and… More

OPERATIONAL AIR COMMAND SIMULATION TECHNOLOGIES: ATAF/TACC PLANNING AND OPERATIONS GAME

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Jonathan Southard
Award Amount: $151,210.00
Abstract:
There is a need for technologies to develop easy-to-use simulation games with which highand intermediate-echelon tactical air commanders and their staffs can develop insights and understanding of campaign dynamics and decision problems. moreover, there is a need for technologies to evaluate the… More

COMMAND CONTROL AND COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS/SUBSYSTEM-INNOVATIVE C3 CONCEPTS FOR SRT ATTACK

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Joseph S Hashem
Award Amount: $50,887.00

INNOVATIVE VULNERABILITY ASSESSMENT TECHNIQUES FOR CONCEPTUAL AIRCRAFT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Russ Cramer
Award Amount: $51,312.00

COMPLEMENTARY OPERATIONS CONCEPTS AND REQUIREMENTS FOR THE NEXT MULTI-ROLE FIGHTER

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Edward P Jordan
Award Amount: $135,690.00
Abstract:
By about 2003, deliveries of a new multi-role fighter to replace the f-16 will be needed. it will require much superior combat capabilities and survivability to the f-16, but must cost no more. one approach to improve cost effectiveness is through "complementary" operations between the multi-role… More

COMMAND CONTROL AND COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS/SUBSYSTEM-INNOVATIVE C3 CONCEPTS FOR SRT ATTACK

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Joseph S Hashem
Award Amount: $320,000.00
Abstract:
The ultimate objective of this research activity is to develop a c3 master plan to support the srt attack mission. this plan will be developed in the context of a mid/far term srt attack architecture currently being developed by frontier for the aeronautical systems division/deputy for development… More

TOWED DECOY COUNTER-COUNTERMEASURES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Walter Eshepherd , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $52,133.00
Abstract:
The proposed phase i research program will define and evaluate techiques and tactics intended to counter the towed decoy electronic count-measure (ecm) threat to airbonre radars, in the study candidatetechniques will be evaluated as to their performance capabilities and their feasibility.… More

RESETTABLE-PRESSURE HYDROCEPHALIC SHUNT W/REMOTE READOUT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: William Elliot
Award Amount: $49,717.00
Abstract:
The ultimate objective of this effort is to develop a hydrocephalic shunt that incorporates a resettable-pressure valve mechanism and an intracranial pressure (icp) sensor with remote read-out display. the purpose for this device is to provide neurosurgeons with a shunt that can be adjusted at any… More

INTEGRATING A COST ARCHITECTURE METHODOLOGY WITHIN A DYNAMIC WORK STATION ENVIRONMENT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: John Denelsbeck , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $55,068.00

INNOVATIVE VULNERABILITY ASSESSMENT TECHNIQUES FOR CONCEPTUAL AIRCRAFT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Russ Cramer
Award Amount: $904,854.00
Abstract:
Survivability is a major factor in determining this effectiveness. one of the primary inputs for aircraft survivability evaluations are estimates of the aircraft's vulnerability. during the course of the design and evaluation process, many aircraft designs will be generated and a need exists to be… More

INTEGRATING A COST ARCHITECTURE METHODOLOGY WITHIN A DYNAMIC WORK STATION ENVIRONMENT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: John Denelsbeck , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $513,700.00
Abstract:
The proposed project will design a soup-to--nuts cost analysis methodology automated within a user-friendly computer work station environment. the tools available via the workstation will be capable of assessing the impact that dod budgets and force structure decisions have on system costs and… More

CONCURRENT PROBABILISTIC SIMULATION OF HIGH TEMPERATURE COMPOSITE STRUCTURAL RESPONSE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Ronald L. Braet
Award Amount: $49,186.00

TACC IMBEDDED TRAINING (ESD)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Edward P. Jordan
Award Amount: $49,995.00

TACC IMBEDDED TRAINING (ESD)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Edward P. Jordan
Award Amount: $298,373.00
Abstract:
Effective employment of air power requires both planning and skillful management of current (ongoing) operations. operational-echelon tactical air commanders and their staffs at the tactical air control centers (taccs) require simple, top-level wargaming tools for deliberate planning and contingency… More

Active Expendable Electronic Counter Countermeasure (ECCM)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Joseph Leo Nolan
Award Amount: $98,948.00
Abstract:
The proposed Phase I research program will define and evaluate techniques and tactics intended to counter active expendable electronic countermeasures (ECM) threats to air-launched radar-guided weapon systems. Performance will be measured in terms of the missile seeker's ability to discriminate… More

Evaluation Methodoloty for Hypersonic Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: John Denelsbeck
Award Amount: $74,017.00
Abstract:
To develop an evaluation aid for Hypersonic Technologies, it will be necessary in this effort to achieve three technical objectives. First, a traceability from our national security objectives to the specific regional military objectives and tasks under Defense Planning Guidance Scenarios. This… More

CONCURRENT PROBABILISTIC SIMULATION OF HIGH TEMPERATURE COMPOSITE STRUCTURAL RESPONSE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Ronald L. Braet
Award Amount: $499,701.00

Pattern Theory Extensions for Vector Quantization

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Mr. Terry Keller
Award Amount: $80,315.00
Abstract:
Pattern Theory is an engineering theory of algorithm design which provides a robust characterization of all types of patterns. Given a problem description in terms of a truth table and a special measure of pattern-ness, called Decomposed Function Cardinality (DFC), the theory conjectures that the… More

A New Tabular Algorithm for Rapid Vector Quantization Encoding and Nearest Neighbor Classification

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Gary Key
Award Amount: $59,613.00
Abstract:
We offer an approach to a multiple-order-of-magnitude processing speed/efficiency improvement in vector quantization (VQ) data/image compression, automatic target recognition/classification, and time signal/signature classification. We base our approach on an algorithmic breakthrough, the TABULAR… More

Automated Methodology for Balancing Avionics Requirements and LCC

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Jack Houchard
Award Amount: $79,938.00

Automated Methodology for Balancing Avionics Requirements and LCC

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Jack Houchard
Award Amount: $836,836.00
Abstract:
Technical planners are required to prioritize the development of new systems technologies relative to user needs. Designs for these new systems typically only exist at the conceptual or preliminary design level, yet trade studies must be performed to assess cost and effectiveness, as well as… More

Data Extensions for Imaging Sensors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Terry Keller
Award Amount: $99,220.00
Abstract:
In discussions with Lloyd Clark during September 1995, FTI learned that the needs of WK/AARA as announced in the AF96-123 solicitation are evolving. While there is still interest in "Data Extensions for Imaging Sensors" as expressed in the solicitation, WL/AARA's emphasis is shifting toward… More

Innovative C3I Technologies CFOR and AOC Applications for Synthetic Battlefield Development Environment

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: W.r. Wisehart
Award Amount: $150,803.00

Innovative C3I Technologies CFOR and AOC Applications for Synthetic Battlefield Development Environment

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: W.r. Wisehart
Award Amount: $749,617.00
Abstract:
The basic problem is stated in a paper by Mr. Alex Sisti of Rome Laboratory entitled "SYNBAD: A Distributed Interactive Simulation (DIS) Envrionment for C3I Capability Assessment" as follows: there is a great need for C3I techniques and equipment to be assessed within the context of… More

Cost Estimating Methodology for Advanced Air Vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Steve Brooks
Award Amount: $99,748.00
Abstract:
Historically, the Air Vehicle Technology industry has developed technologies based upon performance and, to a much lesser extent, the cost of individual technologies. The public and government will no longer justify and support these costs inlight of a perception that the enemy has been defeated. … More

A New Tabular Algorithm for Rapid Vector Quantization Encoding and Nearest Neighbor Classification

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Gary Key
Award Amount: $700,000.00
Abstract:
We offer an approach to a multiple-order-of-magnitude processing speed/efficiency improvement in vector quantization (VQ) data/image compression, automatic target recognition/classification, and time signal/signature classification. We base our approach on an algorithmic breakthrough, the TABULAR… More

Cost Estimating Methodology for Advanced Air Vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Steve Brooks
Award Amount: $1,464,447.00
Abstract:
Historically, the Air Vehicle Technology industry has developed technologies based upon performance and, to a much lesser extent, the cost of individual technologies. The public and government will no longer justify and support these costs inlight of a perception that the enemy has been defeated. … More

COMBAT IDENTIFICATION TECHNOLOGIES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Terry Keller
Award Amount: $99,920.00
Abstract:
Frontier Technology, Inc. and our Consultants Dr. Marvin Cohen (GTRI) and Dr. Steven Gustafson (UDRI) will develop several new Combat Identification and sensing concepts useful for combat air-air and air-ground identification. The sensing technique proposed is related to SAR and is called High… More

Frontier Technology, Inc.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: University of Florida
Principal Investigator: Gary Key
Award Amount: $69,966.00
RI Contact: Sandra Goldstein
Abstract:
Digital surveillance of surface and underwater battlefields is complicated by the complexity of the environment, stealth of various threats, and lack of a comprehensive single imaging sensor technology. Therefore, the fusion of multiple sensors inputs of differing type and response … More

Avionics Collabortive Engineering An Automated Methodology for Affordability Evaluations

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Samuel Boykin
Award Amount: $99,969.00
Abstract:
Technical planners are required to prioritize the development of technologies for new systems relative to user needs. Designs for these new systems or technologies typically only exist at the conceptual or preliminary design level, yet trade studies must be performed to assess cost and… More

Weapon System Integrated Cost Model: An Automated Methodology for Affordability Evaluation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Sam Boykin
Award Amount: $99,936.00
Abstract:
Laboratory developers and planners are required to prioritize the development of technologies for new systems relative to user needs. Designs for these new systems typically only exist at the conceptual level, yet trade studies much be performed to assess cost and effectiveness, as well as overall… More

Species Identification Software

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr. Thomas L. Murdock
Award Amount: $99,498.00
Abstract:
This proposal addresses the detection, identification and measurement of the concentration of molecular species in remote sensing data, from ground-based, aircraft-based or space-based sensors. The serial combination of standard analysis tools increases the sensitivity of the detection and allows… More

Cost Estimating Model for Aircraft Weapons Integration

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Sam Boykin
Award Amount: $69,983.00

Improved Performance 10 Kelvin Refrigerator for Electronic Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Myron Calkins
Award Amount: $69,955.00

Power Generation and Thermal Management

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Sam Boykin
Award Amount: $99,996.00

Web-based Collaborative Warfighting Cost per Flying Hour

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Sam Boykin
Award Amount: $99,999.00

Computationally Efficient Detection of Vehicles in High Clutter Environments in Synthetic Aperture Radar Imagery

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Terry Keller
Award Amount: $98,944.00

Automated Adaptive Task Scheduling for Satellite Network

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Jerry Mehlberg
Award Amount: $91,629.00

System of Systems" Network-Centric Sensors Demonstration Testbed"

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Michael VonPlinsky
Award Amount: $96,227.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Samuel Boykin
Award Amount: $749,975.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Sam Boykin
Award Amount: $746,184.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr Thomas L Murdock
Award Amount: $730,148.00

Multivariate Manpower, Personnel and Training (MPT) Modeling and Management System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: Georgia Tech Research Institute
Principal Investigator: George E Crowder, Jr.
Award Amount: $30,000.00
RI Contact: N/A
Abstract:
The Navy would greatly benefit from a computerized system that identifies environmental variables/personnel characteristics that predict accession, trainability, assignment performance, and retention of potential recruits/current personnel. A Bayesian network (BN) methodology is ideally suited to… More

Digital Signal Processing Technology Transfer

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Terry Keller
Award Amount: $99,520.00
Abstract:
Not Available This SBIR Phase I proposal is responsive to the Navy Precision Automatic Landing System (PALS) requirements for the new class of stealth aircraft carriers, designated as CVX. The PALS system must be at least functionally equivalent to ACLS+ and must meet the signature requirements of… More

Speech Recognition Enhancement through Digital Signal Noise Processing (DSNP)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Gary Key
Award Amount: $69,920.00
Abstract:
Not Available Alameda Applied Sciences Corporation (AASC) proposes to develop a new type of RF and millimeter wave amplifier based on pulse compression. The amplifier is based on the use of a diamond membrane that is turned from an insulating state (thus transmitting RF) to a conducting state (thus… More

Web-based Collaborative Warfighting Cost per Flying Hour

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Sam Boykin
Award Amount: $737,010.00

System of Systems" Network-Centric Sensors Demonstration Testbed"

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Michael VonPlinsky
Award Amount: $749,920.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOC
Principal Investigator: Thomas Murdock, Director, Sensor Operations
Award Amount: $74,994.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Research Institution: UNIV. OF FLORIDA
Principal Investigator: Gary Key, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,987.00
RI Contact: Sandra Goldstein

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Gary Key
Award Amount: $69,693.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Michael VonPlinsky, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,991.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Michael VonPlinsky, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,989.00

Digital Signal Processing Technology Transfer

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Terry L. Keller
Award Amount: $744,719.00

Advanced Verification and Validation techniques

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Myron Calkins
Award Amount: $453,346.00
Abstract:
We propose an affordable, compact, reliable, lightweight, andeffi-cient 4K refrigerator for superconducting electronicsapplications. The Phase I Program showed that such arefrigerator is possible, building on advances in refrigeratormaterials technology. The Phase I Program culminated in… More

Biomimetic Information Technology Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Research Institution: UNIV. OF FLORIDA
Principal Investigator: Gary Key
Award Amount: $0.00
RI Contact: Mark Schmalz
Abstract:
Frontier Technology, Inc. (FTI) and University of Florida (UF) propose to validate and demonstrate designs for biomimetic camouflage systems (

Dynamic Operational Re-Tasking of ISR Sensors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: G. Edward Crowder, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,990.00
Abstract:
Improved command and control of ISR assets, to include scheduling and re-tasking those assets in a multi-objective operational environment with multiple resource, spatial, temporal, and operational constraints, will be necessary to realize fully thebenefits of future ISR capabilities envisioned by… More

Comanche Tactics and Survivability Expert Planner

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: G. Ed Crowder, Vice President
Award Amount: $119,586.00
Abstract:
U.S. Army attack helicopters are arguably among the most lethal, responsive and flexible components of U.S. armed forces today, and the Comanche weapon system will see that they remain so for the foreseeable future. To live up to its potential, however,the Comanche must also be survivable on the… More

Real Time Integrated Planner/Player (RIPP)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Michael VonPlinsky, VP-Corp Business Developm
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
Joint Vision 2010 utilizes operational concepts of Dominant Maneuver, Precision Engagement, Focused Logistics and Full Dimensional Protection with Information Superiority for joint warfighting. A key challenge in this accomplishing vision is understandinghow advanced sensors, combined with… More

Real Time Integrated Planner/Player (RIPP)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Michael VonPlinsky, VP-Corp Business Developm
Award Amount: $749,977.00
Abstract:
Joint Vision 2010 utilizes operational concepts of Dominant Maneuver, Precision Engagement, Focused Logistics and Full Dimensional Protection with Information Superiority for joint warfighting. A key challenge in this accomplishing vision is understandinghow advanced sensors, combined with… More

Satellite Communications Systems Simulation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Michael VonPlinsky, VP-Corp Business Developm
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
Joint Vision 2010 promotes operational concepts of Dominant Maneuver, Precision Engagement, Focused Logistics and Full Dimensional Protection with Information Superiority for joint warfighting. A key challenge in accomplishing this vision is understandinghow advanced communications architectures,… More

Satellite Communications Systems Simulation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Michael VonPlinsky, VP-Corp Business Developm
Award Amount: $732,986.00
Abstract:
Joint Vision 2010 promotes operational concepts of Dominant Maneuver, Precision Engagement, Focused Logistics and Full Dimensional Protection with Information Superiority for joint warfighting. A key challenge in accomplishing this vision is understandinghow advanced communications architectures,… More

Comanche Survivability and Tactics Expert Planner (C-STEP)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Jerry Mehlberg, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $729,987.00
Abstract:
"Given the amount and rate of information flow from multiple sensors, other rotorcraft systems, and the complexity of the modern battlefield, the Comanche pilot's ability to accurately correlate these multiple sets of data and make correct decisions will bedifficult if not impossible without… More

Computer Algorithms and Models/Simulations

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Thomas McConnell, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,983.00
Abstract:
"With pressure to shorten acquisition cycles, provide more capability, and reduce costs, the Department of Defense (DoD) has initiated acquisition reforms. One effort that supports these reforms is known as Simulation Based Acquisition (SBA) - a process inwhich DoD and Industry are enabled by… More

Enabling Affordability in Science and Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Sam Boykin, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,961.00
Abstract:
"The environment within the Department of Defense for acquiring weapon systems is rapidly changing. The defense procurement budget has fallen more that 50% from its peak, and DoD and the services are demanding more performance for less cost. Gone are thedays when new systems could be developed and… More

Enabling Affordability

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Sam Boykin, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $749,989.00
Abstract:
"The environment within the Department of Defense for acquiring weapon systems has been rapidly changing. Even with the recent terrorist activities, the defense procurement budget has dramatically fallen from its peak, and DoD and the Military Services aredemanding more performance for less cost.… More

Analysis and Characterization of Pattern Classifiers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Research Institution: University of Florida
Principal Investigator: Gary Key, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: Brian Lane
Abstract:
"Frontier Technology, Inc. (FTI) and University of Florida (UF) propose to develop designs for automatically-generated statistical pattern recognition systems (GASPs) that can classify uncooperative targets among time-varying natural and manmadebackgrounds. We also propose to analyze the performance… More

Dual-Use Visualization Tools For Aircraft System/Subsystem Performance Assessments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Ronald Grider, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,968.00
Abstract:
"Modeling and simulation are being utilized extensively for prediction and analysis of aircraft performance, at both the system and subsystem levels. Primary among the challenges of utilizing M&S is that analysis of simulation data requires substantialtime, manpower, and cost to translate the… More

Passive Terrain Following

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Jerry Mehlberg, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,944.00
Abstract:
"Special Operations Forces (SOF) MH-47E and MH-60K rotorcraft must use the terrain following tactic to minimize their detectability and maximize their survivability when ingressing or egressing on an operational mission. The current terrain following radarfor these rotorcraft can be detected by… More

Automatic Target Detection and Tracking (ATD&T) Algorithms for Small Autonomous Projectiles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Gary Key, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $779,699.00
Abstract:
Given a projectile with an onboard imaging device undergoing smooth motion, we can estimate the displacement between the focal plane cen-troid and the desired aimpoint via models customarily employed in video compression to support target detection andmeasurement within small predicted areas (AOIs)… More

Automatic Target Detection and Tracking (ATD&T) Algorithms for Small Autonomous Projectiles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Gary Key, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $119,086.00
Abstract:
Given smooth motion of a projectile with an onboard imaging device, the displacement between focal plane centroid and desired aimpoint can be estimated via motion models customarily employed in video compres-sion. This supports target detection andmeasurement within a small predicted area of each… More

Computer Algorithms and Models/Simulations

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Sam Boykin, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $749,962.00
Abstract:
The environment within the Department of Defense for acquiring weapon systems has been rapidly changing. Even with the recent terrorist activities, the defense procurement budget has dramatically fallen from its peak, and DoD and the Military Services are demanding more performance for less cost.… More

Lean Techniques for Project Management in the Acquisition Environment

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Sam Boykin, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,959.00
Abstract:
With pressure to shorten acquisition cycles, provide more capability, and reduce costs, the DoD has initiated acquisition reforms, which in part focus on reducing acquisition cycle times. Managers involved in acquisition processes are routinely estimating project task completion dates. In large… More

Advanced Algorithms for Tomographic Imgaging

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Gary Key, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,608.00
Abstract:
Current LIDAR-based ATR systems generally fail to exploit orientation information preserved in multi-view image datastreams. We propose to transition and adapt a novel technique that FTI developed in 1998 for Air Force high-range-resolution (HRR) radar signature classification to the LIDAR ATR… More

Lean Techniques for Project Management in the Acquisition Environment

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Sam Boykin, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $987,372.00
Abstract:
Unrealistic project schedules for system and technology acquisitions leading to poor investment decisions is a significant issue within the Department of Defense and supporting industry. The result of this research will be trained acquisition managers, capable of making effective investment… More

Target Image Transformation and Transfer

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Gary Key, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,991.00
Abstract:
Frontier Technology, Inc. (FTI) and University of Florida (UF) propose to develop and analyze designs and prototype software for a system that will resize, transform, compress, and transfer target imagery and associated reference points from a Fire Control System to an autonomous small caliber… More

Technology for Shipbuilding Affordability

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Sam Boykin, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,983.00
Abstract:
This research project combines Frontier Technology, Inc. and Northrop Grumman Ship Systems together to develop an affordability analysis tool suite tailored for use on important design trades associated with Systems Support Technology Capabilities. The tool suite will be applicable to modifications,… More

Decision Support Technologies for Logistics Readiness Center

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Sam Boykin, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,980.00
Abstract:
This proposed research combines Frontier Technology, Inc.'s AFSPC and decision aide experience along with Synergy's insight and knowledge of the Virtual Space Logistics Readiness Center (VSLRC) to develop and demonstrate a decision support system that predicts ground support failures before they… More

Technology for Shipbuilding Affordability

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Sam Boykin, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,958.00
Abstract:
FTI's research effort will be focused on integrating affordability considerations into the development of systems and technologies for Navy ships. This objective represents a significant opportunity to improve the quality and effectiveness of investment decisions for ship systems. Assessing… More

Decision Support Technologies for Logistics Readiness Center

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Sam Boykin, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $949,980.00
Abstract:
This proposed research combines Frontier Technology, Inc.'s AFSPC and decision aide experience along with Synergy's insight and knowledge of the Virtual Space Logistics Readiness Center (VSLRC) to develop and demonstrate critical, information technology enhancements to provide an added capability to… More

Automated, Intelligent Life-Cycle Cost Modeling

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Sam Boykin, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,968.00
Abstract:
As the longevity of weapon systems continue to increase, operations and support (O&S) costs account for a larger percentage of the total system life-cycle cost. Yet O&S costs are often under estimated, especially early in the development cycle when 80% or more of the total ownership cost is… More

Structured Approach for Business Case Planning of Missile Defense Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Sam Boykin, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,965.00
Abstract:
Current pressures on the Department of Defense (DoD) budget are forcing managers to provide strong business justification for their programs or face serious budget reductions if not cancellations. Programs must prove their value, particularly to the operational elements, both in technical and… More

Product Assurance Readiness Decision Aide

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Samuel Boykin, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,973.00
Abstract:
As weapon system development dollars become scarce, it is imperative that decision makers understand the traditional cost vs performance trades as well as concept maturity and production risks. The objective of this program is to demonstrate the feasibility of a product assurance decision aide that… More

Decision Support Technologies for Weapon System Logistics Investment Decisions

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Sam Boykin, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,994.00
Abstract:
The defense procurement budget has fallen significantly from its peak, and DoD and the military services are demanding more performance for less cost. Credible engineering and logistics analysis tools and methods are needed to assess realistic benefits of proposed investments. The Logistics… More

Advanced Sensor Data Fusion

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Research Institution: UNIV. OF FLORIDA
Principal Investigator: Gary Key, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,972.00
RI Contact: Roslyn Oleson
Abstract:
Frontier Technology, Inc. (FTI) and its research partner, University of Florida (UF), propose to develop designs for innovative discrimination algorithms for fusion of sensor (feature) and contextual information, to provide enhanced acquisition, tracking, and discrimination of threat objects in a… More

Advanced Prognostic and Health Management (PHM) and Model Based Prognostic Useful Life Remaining Capabilities for Aircraft Tactical Information and Co

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Gary Key, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $80,000.00
Abstract:
Frontier Technology, Inc. (FTI) will demonstrate the feasibility of developing prognostic models that can predict current health state, future failure and remaining useful life (RUL) for electronic systems with focus on aircraft communication, navigation and identification systems (CNI) and their… More

Human Performance Modeling in the Naval Capabilities Development Process

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Sam Boykin, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,976.00
Abstract:
As the Department of Defense continues to emphasize the Joint Capabilities Integration and Development System for evaluating material and non-material solutions, the importance of robust modeling tools continues to increase. The objective of this Phase I SBIR is to provide US Navy analysts with more… More

Automated Risk Assessment Tool to Optimize Missile System Affordability Management

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Sam Boykin, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $69,985.00
Abstract:
In recent years, there has been a strong emphasis on addressing affordability during Army Science and Technology (S&T) efforts to reduce the life-cycle cost of missile systems. Studies have shown that considering technology and manufacturing maturity, in conjunction with affordability principles… More

Decision Support Technologies for Weapon System Logistics Investment Decisions

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Sam Boykin, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $749,973.00
Abstract:
The Air Force Smart Operations 21 (AFSO21) initiative is examining process improvements across the service. With this new evolving culture, it is critical to have detailed process definitions as well as a real understanding of how changes in those processes impact the country's war-fighting… More

Automation of Strategic Planning Frameworks

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Research Institution: FLETCHER SCHOOL, TUFTS UNIV.
Principal Investigator: Samuel Boykin, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,988.00
RI Contact: Eileen Babbitt
Abstract:
As the U.S. Government continues to post-conflict reconstruction and stabilization (R/S) around the globe, the implementation of an automated strategic planning aid is critical to future success. The objective of this program is to demonstrate the feasibility of a strategic planning framework that… More

Health Management Tools for Rocket Engine Turbomachinery

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Gary Key, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,982.00
Abstract:
Frontier Technology, Inc. (FTI) will develop innovative modeling tools, sensors, and signal processing for the prediction of the health of rocket engine turbomachinery. The ultimate goal is real-time health management technology capable of monitoring turbomachinery performance. The benefit is… More

Retrofittable (Aftermarket) Tactical and Non Tactical Vehicle Performance and Fuel Economy Optimization System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Gary Key, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,992.00
Abstract:
Frontier Technology, Inc. (FTI) will demonstrate the feasibility of technology that can improve fuel efficiency and increase vehicle availability for military tactical and non-tactical wheeled vehicles. FTI will combine principles of real-time prognostic health management that analyze vehicle health… More

Automated, Intelligent Life-Cycle Cost Modeling

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Sam Boykin, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $549,656.00
Abstract:
As the longevity of weapon systems continue to increase, operations and support (O&S) costs account for a larger percentage of the total system life-cycle cost. Yet O&S costs are often under estimated, especially early in the development cycle when 80% or more of the total ownership cost is… More

Rapid Ethnographic Assessment Program

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Sam Boykin, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
As the Department of Defense continues to emphasize the importance of more effective stabilization and reconstruction operations, the need is clear for decision support tools that can help troops working day-to-day in different cultures. The objective of this Phase I SBIR is to provide OSD and Human… More

MPICE Simulation Tools and Environment

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Sam Boykin, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,975.00
Abstract:
As the U.S. Government continues to participate in post-conflict Stabilization and Reconstruction Operations (S&RO) around the globe, the ability to measure outcomes accurately as related to projected goals continues to rise in importance. The US Government employs a metrics tool developed though… More

Advanced Prognostic and Health Management (PHM) and Model Based Prognostic Useful Life Remaining Capabilities for Aircraft Tactical Information and Co

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Gary Key, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $597,778.00
Abstract:
Frontier Technology, Inc. (FTI) proposes to expand and demonstrate its successful Phase I research and development of prognostic models for use in the prediction of the health state and future failure progressions for multiple aircraft communication, navigation and identification systems (CNI) and… More

Product Assurance Readiness Decision Aide

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Sam Boykin, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $729,955.00
Abstract:
As weapon system development dollars become scarce, it is imperative that decision makers understand the traditional cost vs. performance trades as well as concept maturity and production risks. The objective of this program is to develop a fully functional prototype of a product assurance (PA)… More

MPICE Simulation Tools and Environment

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Sam Boykin, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $749,993.00
Abstract:
As the U.S. Government continues to participate in post-conflict Stabilization and Reconstruction Operations (S&RO) around the globe, the ability to measure outcomes accurately as related to projected goals continues to rise in importance. The US Government employs a metrics tool developed though… More

Advanced Sensor Data Fusion

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Research Institution: University of Florida
Principal Investigator: Gary Key, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $986,171.00
RI Contact: Roslyn Oleson
Abstract:
Frontier Technology, Inc. (FTI) and its research partner, University of Florida (UF), propose to update and implement theory, algorithms, and software for fusion of multi-sensor (e.g., RADAR and EO) datastreams, to provide enhanced acquisition, tracking, and discrimination of threat objects in a… More

Linking Output Activity to Outcomes/Impacts in Complex Contingency Environments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Research Institution: Fletcher School, Tufts University
Principal Investigator: Sam Boykin, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,995.00
RI Contact: Eileen Babbitt
Abstract:
As the U.S. Government increases participation in post-conflict Stabilization and Reconstruction Operations (S&RO) around the globe, the ability to understand the relationships between task completion and mission completion is critical. The US Government employs a metrics tool developed though the… More

Integrated Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis and Geographic Information System for Environmental Management

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Chris Cooper, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,998.00
Abstract:
Environmental management of military sites and as part of natural disaster recovery operations, such as with Hurricane Katrina, currently requires decision-makers to integrate information from quantitative environmental models, their own judgment, and the values of stakeholders such as the general… More

MPICE Simulation Tools and Environment

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Sam Boykin, Principal Investigator – (937) 429-3302
Award Amount: $1,632,978.00
Abstract:
As the U.S. Government continues to participate in post-conflict Stabilization and Reconstruction Operations (S & RO) around the globe, the ability to measure outcomes accurately as related to projected goals continues to rise in importance. The US Government employs a metrics tool developed… More

Random Number Generation for High Performance Computing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Research Institution: University of Rhode Island
Principal Investigator: Chris Smith, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,999.00
RI Contact: Peter Nightingale
Abstract:
Frontier Technology, Inc. and University of Rhode Island Physics department propose to develop innovative, scalable random number generators for use on multiple parallel computing architectures. Our Phase I effort will include a comprehensive assessment of currently available algorithms for parallel… More

Linking Output Activity to Outcomes/Impacts in Complex Contingency Environments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Research Institution: Fletcher School,Tufts University
Principal Investigator: Donald Conroy, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $749,991.00
RI Contact: Kim Pachetti
Abstract:
As the U.S. Government increases participation in post-conflict Stabilization and Reconstruction Operations (SARO) around the globe, the ability to understand the relationships between task completion and mission completion is critical. The US Government employs a metrics tool developed though the… More

Adaptive Learning for Stall Pre-cursor Identification and General Impending Failure Prediction

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: Northeastern University
Principal Investigator: Gary Key, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,999.00
RI Contact: Ibrahim Zeid
Abstract:
Frontier Technology, Inc. (FTI) and Northeastern University propose to investigate and develop an innovative approach to predict stall events of aircraft engines prior to occurrence and in sufficient time to allow the FADEC controller to adjust engine variables. The team will utilize vector… More

Improvements in Spacecraft Assembly, Integration and Test

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Tom Murdock, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,983.00
Abstract:
As the scale, cost, and strategic importance of electro-optical (EO) space-based sensor programs continue to increase, the need for efficiency in the Assembly, Integration, and Test (AI&T) phase of production becomes paramount to mission success. MDA has a serious and immediate need to reduce the… More

Responsive, Pre-launch and On-orbit, Electro-Optical Sensor Characterization and Calibration

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Thomas Murdock, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
The On-Orbit calibration process for space-based electro-optical (E-O) sensors historically has required durations much longer than the 24 hours typically needed to meet Operationally Responsive Space (ORS) mission requirements. We can dramatically shorten the on-orbit calibration timelines by… More

Multi-Attribute Reliability and Maintainability Engineering Assessment Methodology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dave Wood, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
The DoD's supply chain provides materiel and logistics services to units throughout the world, and consists of support contractors, retail supply activities, distribution depots, transportation networks, materiel managers, weapon system program offices, commercial distributors and suppliers,… More

Predicting Faults and Determining Life of Electro-Mechanical Actuation (EMA) System for Engine and Aerospace Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Chris Cooper, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,992.00
Abstract:
Frontier Technology, Inc. (FTI) will develop and demonstrate an architecture and conceptual design for an electro-mechanical actuator (EMA) prognostic system that will provide an estimate of remaining useful life (RUL) and predict faults at least two mission profiles prior to failure. FTI will apply… More

Automated Data Processing for System-of-Systems Performance Evaluation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Daniel Bancroft, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,996.00
Abstract:
As the scale, cost, and complexity of Army systems performance tests continue to increase, the need for a streamlined data reduction process becomes critical to making definitive and timely acquisition decisions. Major evaluation efforts produce massive data sets related to system or… More

Health Management Tools for Rocket Engine Turbomachinery

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Gary Key, Principal Investigator – (321) 277-8396
Award Amount: $737,868.00
Abstract:
Frontier Technology, Inc. (FTI), in cooperation with Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne and D & E Power and Propulsion, will develop tools to better understand the current (and projected) health state of liquid rocket engine turbomachinery. The ultimate goal of the research is the ability to provide… More

Decision Support Aiding for Human-Systems Acquisition

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Donald Conroy, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,990.00
Abstract:
As the Navy continues to emphasize the Naval Capabilities Development Process for evaluating material and non-material solutions, the importance of quantifying the effects of Human Systems Integration (HSI) factors continues to increase. The objective of this Phase I SBIR is to provide Navy analysts… More

Linking Output Activity to Outcomes/Impacts in Complex Contingency Environments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Research Institution: Fletcher School,Tufts University
Principal Investigator: Donald Conroy, Principal Investigator – (937) 429-3302
Award Amount: $749,245.00
RI Contact: Kim Pachetti
Abstract:
As the U.S. Government increases participation in post-conflict Stabilization and Reconstruction Operations (SARO) around the globe, the ability to understand the relationships between task completion and mission completion is critical. The US Government employs a metrics tool developed though the… More

Responsive, Pre-launch and On-orbit, Electro-Optical Sensor Characterization and Calibration

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Thomas Murdock, Principal Investigator – (978) 927-4774
Award Amount: $724,347.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Our Phase II approach will further develop a new empirical approach to sensor calibration with the goal of dramatically improving the rapid checkout and immediate usefulness of Operationally Responsive Space (ORS) assets. In Phase I, we demonstrated the concept of non-linear, per-pixel,… More

Human Performance Modeling in the Naval Capabilities Development Process

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Donald Conroy, Principal Investigator – (937) 429-3302
Award Amount: $599,995.00
Abstract:
The objective for the Phase II research is to develop, and integrate computer tools to provide analysis capabilities to examine system acquisition/sustainment issues and address engineering-level and supportability issues quickly, helping fleet managers/operators to prioritize requirements and… More

Decision Support Aiding for Human-Systems Acquisition

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Donald Conroy, Principal Investigator – (937) 429-3302
Award Amount: $423,080.00
Abstract:
As the Navy continues to emphasize the Naval Capabilities Development Process for evaluating material and non-material solutions, the importance of quantifying the effects of Human Systems Integration (HSI) continues to increase. The objective of this Phase II SBIR is to provide Navy analysts… More

Programming Constructs to Enable Formation of Efficient Algorithm Mapping for ExaScale Processors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Research Institution: University of Florida
Principal Investigator: Mark Schmalz, Principal Investigator (Univ of FL) – (352) 505-1561
Award Amount: $99,998.00
RI Contact: Cheryl L. Coleman
Abstract:
Frontier Technology, Inc. (FTI) and its research partner University of Florida (UF) propose to develop new software tools for addressing the requirements of semi-automatically programming emerging classes of computational hardware for Exa-scale computing so as to benefit the DoD through reduced… More

Methodologies for a Partial Frame Correlation of Multiple Sensors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Lauren Mailman, Principal Investigator – (978) 927-4774
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
An integrated picture of the ballistic missile defense battlespace is crucial for properly evaluating posed threats and executing an effective course of action. This integrated picture requires that advanced target identification, data fusion, and image registration techniques be employed to combine… More

Star Background Model

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Thomas Murdock, Principal Investigator – (978) 927-4774
Award Amount: $99,997.00
Abstract:
Frontier Technology, Inc. (FTI) is pleased to provide a solution to SBIR topic MDA11-032 with the proposal of the Encompass software tool. Encompass will consist of three components: the Encompass Catalog, a unified, scientifically rigorous star and celestial background catalog; the Encompass… More

Advanced Algorithms for Next Generation Wide Field-of-View (WFOV) EO/IR Staring Sensor Exploitation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Thomas Murdock, Principal Investigator – (978) 927-4774
Award Amount: $149,999.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Frontier Technology Inc, (FTI) proposes to improve advanced algorithms in hyper-temporal imaging (HTI) to provide new capabilities in target discrimination in challenging environmental conditions. Specifically, we propose to develop a computationally efficient algorithm for target… More

Advanced Algorithms for Space-Based Next-Generation Infrared Sensor Exploitation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Thomas Murdock, Principal Investigator – (978) 927-4774
Award Amount: $149,996.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Discrimination and tracking of low-observable targets within a cluttered viewing environment are major challenges facing the next generation of space-based wide-field-of-view (WFOV) electro optical visible and infrared (EO-IR) sensors. Low observable targets may consist of multiple,… More

Automation of Satellite On-orbit Checkout and Calibration Process

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Thomas Murdock, Principal Investigator – (978) 927-4774
Award Amount: $149,983.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: From the time that they are launched, space-based electro-optical infrared sensors are vulnerable to a wide variety of external threats and changes in on-board operating conditions (either forced by naturally occurring conditions or by man-made interference) that degrade the sensor… More

Detecting, Diagnosing and Predicting Impact of High Priority Faults in Electromechanical Actuation (EMA) Systems for Next-Generation Military Aircraf

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Christopher Doktor, Principal Investigator – (256) 831-0166
Award Amount: $149,998.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Frontier Technology, Inc. (FTI) supported by the Moog Aerospace Group will develop and demonstrate PHM technology that will perform real-time prediction of faults, failures, and anomalies in Electro-Mechanical Actuators. The FTI solution is based on anomaly detection technology that has… More

Automated Data Processing for System-of-Systems Performance Evaluation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Daniel Bancroft, Principal Investigator – (978) 927-4774
Award Amount: $730,000.00
Abstract:
Typical Army performance tests are extremely complex, involving many independent-but-interacting systems. These systems and their individual data sources are inherently variable. Existing geographically distributed test networks, including the four-stage increment Warfighter Information… More

Improvements in Spacecraft Assembly, Integration and Test

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Daniel Bancroft, Principal Investigator – (978) 927-4774
Award Amount: $999,982.00
Abstract:
As the scale, cost, and strategic importance of Overhead Persistent Infrared (OPIR), space-based sensor programs continue to increase, the need for efficiency in the Assembly, Integration and Test (AI & T) phase of production becomes paramount to mission success. Historically, AI & T… More

Decision-Support Technologies for Weapon System Sustainment Processes and Life Cycle Investment

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Joel Luna, Principal Investigator – (937) 429-3302
Award Amount: $149,999.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: The overall objective of this effort is to develop technologies that extend sustainment modeling and simulation capabilities to support improved investment decisions throughout the weapon system lifecycle. Specifically, the main objective of this proposed Phase I research effort is to… More

Automation of Satellite On-orbit Checkout and Calibration Process

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Thomas Murdock, Principal Investigator – (978) 927-4774
Award Amount: $724,745.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: The on-board, real time calibration of EO-IR sensor data is not only essential for rapid production of calibrated data from sensors which are undergoing changes in their operating conditions due to a requirement for early on-orbit operations or through anomalous events, but it is also a… More

Prognostic Health Management (PHM) of Electromechanical Actuation (EMA) Systems for Next-Generation Military Aircraft

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Christopher Doktor, Principal Investigator – (256) 831-0166
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: The topic objective is to demonstrate Prognostic and Health Management (PHM) technology integrated with an aircraft Electro-Mechanical Actuator (EMA) system. The goal is to improve EMA reliability, safety, and maintainability by detecting and diagnosing equipment failure modes and… More

Rapid Ethnographic Assessment Program

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Donald Conroy, Principal Investigator – (937) 429-3302
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
As the Department of Defense continues to emphasize the importance of more effective stabilization and reconstruction operations (SARO), the need is clear for decision support tools that can help troops working day-to-day in different cultures. The objective of this Phase II SBIR is to provide… More

Improved Electronics Maintenance through Tester Prognostics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Christopher Doktor, Principal Investigatior – (256) 831-0166
Award Amount: $79,991.00
Abstract:
Frontier Technology, Inc. (FTI) supported by Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Training (Lockheed Martin) will develop innovative tools and processes required to leverage electronics prognostics and health management in Navy Automatic Test System environments to enhance electronics maintenance.… More

Innovative Data Anomaly Detection and Transformation for Analysis Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Joel Luna, Principal Investigator – (937) 429-3302
Award Amount: $79,998.00
Abstract:
The overall objective of this topic is to develop a software toolset to transform extracted data from different database systems and convert it into data packages that create model specific input files that support future modeling, simulation, and analysis tasks. Specifically, the main objective of… More

Development of Novel and Emerging Technology for the Enhancement of Fault Diagnostics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Christopher Doktor, Principal Investigatior – (256) 831-0166
Award Amount: $79,999.00
Abstract:
Frontier Technology, Inc. (FTI) supported by Boeing Integrated Shipboard Systems will develop innovative methods and tools to optimize maintenance and reduce MMTR for complex equipment by determining the most effective path considering history, likelihood of success, time constraints, and future… More