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Company Information:

Company Name: GCAS Incorporated
City: San Marcos
State: CA
Zip+4: -
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: http://www.gcas.net
Phone: (760) 591-4227

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $1,352,903.00 15
SBIR Phase II $5,318,517.00 8
STTR Phase I $100,000.00 1

Award List:

Knowledge Acquisition for Level II/III Fusion

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Maurizo Borsotto, Senior System Specialist
Award Amount: $99,000.00
Abstract:
"This proposal focuses on the development of algorithms and methodologies for the acquisition of probabilistic relational knowledge from subject-matter experts with little or no training in knowledge representation and probability theory.The knowledge representation effort today follows two major… More

Life Sign Decision Support Algorithms for Warfighter Physiological Status Monitoring (WPSM)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Maurizio Borsotto, Senior System Specialist
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
"This proposal focuses on computational algorithms for an Expert System that interprets data from a suite of wearable physiologic sensors to infer a soldier's current clinical state on the battlefield. There is a pressing need in the military for such atool, in consideration of the high level of… More

Decision Theory Research and Development

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Maurizio Borsotto, Senior System Specialist
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Many difficult problems in detection, tracking and intelligence use a Bayesian Network approach to determine produce a hypothesized result. A difficulty with this approach is the interpretation of the belief or likelihood value used to define theuncertainty associated with the final hypothesis. … More

Life Sign Decision Support Algorithms for Warfighter Physiological Status Monitoring (WPSM)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Maurizio Borsotto, Knowledge Engineer
Award Amount: $589,540.00
Abstract:
This proposal focuses on the design and realization of a Rapid Development Environment (RDE) for synthesizing Physiological Diagnostic Systems. A high level of productivity will be reached through the development of libraries of sensors, and of elementaryand complex physiology models. The user will… More

Decision Making under Probability Intervals

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Maurizio Borsotto, Senior System Specialist
Award Amount: $769,355.00
Abstract:
During Phase I we have developed successful algorithms to handle probability interval propagation and second-order uncertainty (SOU) in Bayesian Networks (BNs). Building on this success, we have three goals for Phase II. First, we will refine and extend the algorithms we have developed in… More

Blast and Shock Damage Analysis

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Leland Smith, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $119,954.00
Abstract:
This proposal presents a program for the development of a system that will characterize vehicle blast response in terms of vehicle equipment fragility. This system will interface to the MUVES-S2 modeling suite. Integration of this system will involve several specific tasks. A hardware system will be… More

Blast and Shock Damage Analysis

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Leland Smith, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $729,999.00
Abstract:
During Phase I we have identified the shock data and structural analysis state-of-the-art. We have found it inadequate with regard to structural analysis. We have identified an approach to structural analysis that combines a fully developed circuit board analysis program that does not address… More

A Search method for Scientific Data in Digital Libraries

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Christopher Crick, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,999.00
Abstract:
Unlike the world wide web or general libraries, digital libraries typically serve a specialized community of experts sharing a relatively narrow focus, such as some aspect of law, science, technology, or business. Moreover, these experts are not ?casual users?; they have stringent information… More

A SOFTWARE PRGM TO DEVELOP LOGIC MODS - TOPIC #200

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Gavin Nunns, G
Award Amount: $100,000.00

A Logic Model-based Interactive and Dynamic Planner for Command and Control

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Tuan C. Le, Knowledge Engineer
Award Amount: $96,673.00
Abstract:
In this proposal we present the design of an interactive and continuous planning system based on the Logic Modeling paradigm. The Logic Model based approach allows us to devise the planning system's architecture that supports outcome-based planning and evaluation at multi levels of authority and… More

Model Corrosion Protection System Breakdown Utilizing Existing Data

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Maurizio Borsotto, Knowledge Engineer
Award Amount: $97,290.00
Abstract:
In our Phase I effort we will develop the Expert System framework for the model and a methodology for collection and formatting of data across all Navy sources. In Phase II the full system will be developed for use as a knowledge base repository for the collected data and a prediction simulator for… More

A Logic Model-based Decision Expert Planning Tool for Ship Modernization

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Tuan Le, Computer Scientist
Award Amount: $99,995.00
Abstract:
In this proposal we present the design of an interactive and dynamic Ship Modernization Planning System based on the Logic Modeling paradigm. The Logic Model based approach allows us to devise the planning system's architecture that supports outcome-based planning and evaluation at multi levels of… More

Accelerated corrosion simulation and Modeling

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Scott Woodson, Senior Knowledge Engineer
Award Amount: $69,995.00
Abstract:
This proposal describes a complete vehicle corrosion simulation and modeling tool called ACES (Accelerated Corrosion Expert Simulator) that has a high degree of correlation to actual accelerated corrosion test. The system will utilize existing 3D Vulnerability models which will be expanded. … More

An expert planning tool for PARM ship modernization

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Rajee Setty, Mngr Commercial Product D
Award Amount: $299,932.00
Abstract:
The PARM-APT product presented in this proposal can best be described as a Modeling and Simulation Tool for use in planning and managing project efforts. It contains all the aspects of scheduling, budgeting, resource allocation and monitoring found in standard commercial project management systems… More

Model Corrosion Protection System Breakdown Utilizing Existing Data

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Maurizio Borsotto, Project Director
Award Amount: $737,753.00
Abstract:
The overall goal of this Phase II effort is to produce an Expert Coating Analysis Tool (ECAT) which will allow Corrosion Engineering, Logistics/Maintenance and Acquisition Planning Specialist within the Navy to make intelligent, educated decisions concerning the integrity of coatings used throughout… More

Accelerated corrosion simulation and Modeling

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Maurizio Borsotto, Senior Knowledge Engineer
Award Amount: $729,995.00
Abstract:
This proposal describes a complete vehicle corrosion simulation and modeling tool called ACES (Accelerated Corrosion Expert Simulator) that has a high degree of correlation to actual accelerated corrosion durability test (ACDT) data. The system imports existing 3-D geometric models of full vehicles.… More

Assessment and Modeling of Shock and Vibration Performance of Lead-Free Alloys

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Lee Smith, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
This proposal describes the development of a specific technology for test-verified shock and vibration susceptibility analysis of lead free solder installations. The thrust of the work will be the development of a dynamic modeling technique for incorpor

Integrated Clinical Environment (ICE) Supervisor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Maurizio Borsotto, Senior Knowledge Engineer
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
In the past years, platforms that integrate medical devices for patient monitoring and care have been developed and fielded. Studies conducted in universities and trauma centers have advanced the capability of forecasting patients' outcomes from their conditions, etiology, pathology, demographics… 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: Penn State University
Principal Investigator: Rajee Setty, Project Director
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: Carey L. Stover
Abstract:
The purpose of this project is to develop innovative methods for monitoring the evolving situation; intervention activities and consequences in a stabilization and reconstruction mission related to conflict, post-conflict or post emergency conditions in a country or region. The goal of our Phase I… More

Prevention of Corrosion for Navy Aviation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Scott Woodson, Senior Analyst
Award Amount: $80,000.00
Abstract:
There is a tremendous need to identify and optimize the factors that affect human performance in maintenance and inspection. Innovative solutions that highlight and track corrosion issues are required in order to enhance the maintainer's ability in the prevention, inspection, removal and treatment… More

Multi-Threaded Missions and Means Framework

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Rajee Setty, Director of Software Development
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
As military planners and analysts rely more on modeling and simulation to provide information on which to base strategic and tactical decisions, simulation credibility becomes more important. Multi agent systems and networks are becoming critical to military missions; this requires a mission-centric… More

Autonomous Tank and Void Inspection Technique

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Maurizio Borsotto, Senior Data Analyst – (760) 591-4227
Award Amount: $79,997.00
Abstract:
Goal of our Phase I effort will be to demonstrate capabilities and perform design for an inspection package comprised of a robot and an inspection software. The robot is intended to be able to move in a tank or void, reach small recesses, climb on walls and move across manholes, while collecting… More

Prevention of Corrosion for Navy Aviation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Scott Woodson, Senior Software Developer – (760) 591-4227
Award Amount: $747,112.00
Abstract:
This proposal describes the development of aircraft simulation and modeling analysis system for predicting the degradation of aircraft structures due to corrosion. This will be achieved by extending the existing ACES software product developed by GCAS under Army contract to NAVAIR aircraft… More

Distributed Missions and Means Framework

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Rajee Setty, Project Director and CTO – (760) 591-4227
Award Amount: $714,831.00
Abstract:
GCAS is designing a Distributed Missions and Means Framework (DMMF) with the key objective to develop a system that will facilitate distributed missions planning and execution in complex dynamic environments with a focus on distributed missions and means planning and mixed-initiative interactions… More