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Company Information:

Company Name: IC TECH, INC.
City: Okemos
State: MI
Zip+4: 48864
Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: N/A
Phone: (517) 349-9000

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $906,768.00 11
SBIR Phase II $2,258,912.00 4
STTR Phase I $339,993.00 4

Award List:

Smart CCD Camera for Real-time Programmable Image Processing using cellular Neural Networks

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Gamze Erten
Award Amount: $69,495.00
Abstract:
In spite of the rapid advances in the speed and density of electronic components, a compact hardware package providing a complete real-time solution to vision problems remains beyond the capabilities of currently available technology. This project proposes to develop a smart CCD camera using a… More

Real-Time Temporal Signals Separation and Identification in Noisy Environments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Gail Erten
Award Amount: $60,000.00
Abstract:
This proposed project combines ideas from neuro-biological modeling of the cochlea, engineering designs of optimal filters, the theoretical formulation using the calculus of variations, and optimal filtering and control. Several competing formulations will be developed. A potential breakthrough… More

Sensor-Based Intelligent Adaptive Control for Plasma ProcessManufacturing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Gamze Erten
Award Amount: $64,550.00

Programmable Hybrid Co-Processor for Real-Time Image Understanding

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Gamze Erten
Award Amount: $64,515.00

Cellular Pixel Array for Real Time Image Processing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Gail Erten, Ph D
Award Amount: $69,986.00
Abstract:
In spite of their high speed and precision, contemporary computing platforms fail to deliver the computational density required for real- time image processing towards the realization of truly intelligent and autonomous behavior in today's weapons systems and computers. And yet the simplest… More

Cellular Light Sensing Array with Built in Programmable Image Processing Function

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr. Gail Erten
Award Amount: $148,456.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research project will investigate the feasibility of a programmable image processor with on-chip light sensing capability The architecture of the processor is based on cellular neural networks, which can be employed to perform many types of temporal and spatial image… More

Adaptive Signal Conditioning and Calibration of Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Gail Erten, Ph.d.
Award Amount: $99,825.00
Abstract:
A strong analogy exists between today's MEMS device and the first prototypes of the transistor. Research and development in semiconducto devices made the integration of millions of transistors into a single chip possible. It is anticipated that similar market forces will deman the integration of… More

Cellular Light Sensing Array With Built-In Programmable Image Processing Functions

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr. Gail Erten
Award Amount: $698,820.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research project will investigate the feasibility of a programmable image processor with on-chip light sensing capability The architecture of the processor is based on cellular neural networks, which can be employed to perform many types of temporal and spatial image… More

Cellular Pixel Array for Real Time Image Processing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Gail Erten, Ph D
Award Amount: $260,092.00
Abstract:
In spite of their high speed and precision, contemporary computing platforms fail to deliver the computational density required for real- time image processing towards the realization of truly intelligent and autonomous behavior in today's weapons systems and computers. And yet the simplest… More

Adaptive Signal Conditioning and Calibration for Microelectromechanical System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Gail Erten, Ph.d.
Award Amount: $700,000.00
Abstract:
A strong analogy exists between today's MEMS device and the first prototypes of the transistor. Research and development in semiconducto devices made the integration of millions of transistors into a single chip possible. It is anticipated that similar market forces will deman the integration of… More

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Gail Erten, President
Award Amount: $64,987.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Gail Erten, President
Award Amount: $64,956.00

Hidden Markov Model (HMM) Topologies for Visual Object Recognition

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Gail Erten, President
Award Amount: $600,000.00
Abstract:
This Phase II SBIR project will design and implement visual object recogniton modules based on Hidden Markov Models (HMM). HMM is a technique that has worked very well for speech recognition and genetic discovery. HMM's success with these problems can beattributed to its flexibility and ability to… More

SBIR Phase I: Signal Processing Techniques for Neural Discovery and Communications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Gail Erten
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project aims to develop custom signal processing algorithms and embedded software for arrays of tiny neural probes that are currently being manufactured for simultaneously recording the activity of multiple neurons. Most of the effort expended to date… More

Acoustic direction finding using biologically inspired techniques

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Research Institution: Michigan State University
Principal Investigator: Gail Erten, President
Award Amount: $99,996.00
RI Contact: Dan Evon
Abstract:
The ability to determine the direction and characteristics of sounds they hear is one many birds and mammals are endowed with. This biological ability evolved over millions of years, and if one can understand the mechanisms, one expects, we can copy and mimic the capability to some extent in… More

Speech recognition with built in noise and chatter immunity

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: Michigan State University
Principal Investigator: Gail Erten, President
Award Amount: $69,999.00
RI Contact: Dan Evon
Abstract:
Two obstacles to expanding speech technology application domains are the limited discrimination of intentional speech from (i) background noise, and (ii) incidental interfering speech, or background chatter. Since 1997, our company IC Tech has been engaged in developing technologies and… More

Modulating Vocal Effort Levels of Speech Signals for Distance Cueing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: MICHIGAN STATE UNIV.
Principal Investigator: Gail Erten, President
Award Amount: $99,999.00
RI Contact: Sue Morgan
Abstract:
Auditory displays that encode spatial audio cues have advanced significantly in recent years, yet, their ability to convey the distance between a sound source and the listener remains limited. This Phase I SBIR project proposes to investigate algorithms capable of adding distance cues to natural… More

Global Visibility Command and Control Logistics Technology for BMDS System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Gail Erten, President
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) maintenance costs are high, making up as much as 60-70% of the total system life-cycle cost. Moreover, inefficient maintenance policies and procedures can have adverse national security ramifications. We propose a Global visibility and Central Command… More