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Company Information:

Company Name: Intelligent Systems Technology, Inc.
City: Los Angeles
State: CA
Zip+4: -
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: N/A
Phone: (310) 581-5440

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $4,576,230.00 51
SBIR Phase II $17,276,574.33 26
STTR Phase I $70,000.00 1

Award List:

COMPUTER AIDED SOFTWARE ENGINEERING (CASE) TOOLS FOR TOTAL-INTEGRATION AVIONICS (TIA) SYSTEMS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr Azad M Madni
Award Amount: $49,936.00
Abstract:
Advanced avionics development programs such as icnia, inews, pave pillar and pave pace are heavily based on the concept of resource sharing known as total-integrated avionics (tia). the success of these programs is highly dependent on the extent to which tia can be successfully implemented in… More

A Scalable, Cutomizable MCM Design Process Manager

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Azad Madni
Award Amount: $98,408.00

A Scalable, Cutomizable MCM Design Process Manager

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Azad Madni
Award Amount: $737,587.00
Abstract:
Despite the fact that multi-chip modules (MCMs) are a critical dual use technology, the rapid commercialization of MCM-based systems depends on achieving an order of magnitude reduction in NRE costs and development time as well as assuring first pass success in MCM design. Hoever, data collected by… More

Modeling And Simulation Toolkit for Virtual Prototyping

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Azad Madni, Ph.d
Award Amount: $69,976.00
Abstract:
The SC-21 Modeling and Simulation Master Plan states that Modeling and Simulation must lead the way in investigating cost/performance estimates of alternative joint task force structure concepts. That policy is particularly important to the SC-21 program, because of its aggressive approach to… More

Intelligent Agents for Education and Training Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Azad M. Madni
Award Amount: $99,935.00
Abstract:
Recent advances in intelligent agent technology, wide-area distributed system architectures and multi-user syntehetic environments have created a whole new opportunity for delivery of adaptive training within synthetic environments. The Phase I effort is concerned with: (1) evaluating agent… More

Process Enabling Design and Assessment of Complex Computer based systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Azad M. Madni, Ph.d
Award Amount: $69,770.00
Abstract:
The DoD has an ongoing need to improve its capability to develop and assess complex computer-based systems. Recent developments in process support technologies, in general, and process modeling, in particular, have brought this technology area to the forefront in system engineering. However,… More

Process Support for IPPD-Enabaled Engineering and Training Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Azad M. Madni, Ph.d
Award Amount: $449,720.00
Abstract:
The DoD has an ongoing need to improve its capability to develop and assess complex computer-based systems. Recent developments in process support technologies, in general, and process modeling, in particular, have brought this technology area to the forefront in system engineering. However,… More

Intelligent Agents for Education and Training Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Azad M. Madni
Award Amount: $743,877.00
Abstract:
Recent advances in intelligent agent technology, wide-area distributed system architectures and multi-user syntehetic environments have created a whole new opportunity for delivery of adaptive training within synthetic environments. The Phase I effort is concerned with: (1) evaluating agent… More

Robust GPS/INS Solution to Launch Vehicle Guidance, Navigation, and Range Safety Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Quang M. Lam
Award Amount: $98,262.00
Abstract:
An integrated MEMS GPS/INS design architecture is proposed for the launch vehicle (LV) navigation solution and range safety applications. The proposed concept consists of three major elements: 1) GPS/INS hardware architecture, 2) GPS/INS software architecture, and 3) robust filtering scheme. The… More

Forecast/ABC: A Predictive Activity-Based Cost Modeling and Analysis Agent Network

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr. Azad Madni
Award Amount: $99,971.00
Abstract:
The Phase I SBIR effort is concerned with development an Activity-Based Cost (ABC) modeling and analysis tool based on autonomous agent technology to improve cost forecasting for complex manufacturing systems. Historically, ABC has been employed as a descriptive mechanism for understanding the… More

Intelligent Process and Information Management (IPIM): The Key to Managing Change with Zero Latency

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Azad Madni
Award Amount: $98,934.00

Integration of Manufacturing Applications Through Next Generation Process Exchange Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOC
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $74,955.00

Adaptive Learning in Web-Based Instructional Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOC
Principal Investigator: Azad Madni, President
Award Amount: $299,878.00

Intelligent Process and Information Management (IPIM): The Key to Managing Change with Zero Latency

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Azad Madni
Award Amount: $749,089.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Azad M. Madni, President and CEO
Award Amount: $98,963.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Azad M. Madni
Award Amount: $69,917.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Azad M. Madni, President and CEO
Award Amount: $99,953.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Azad Madni
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
Not Available Tri-Space, Inc. and its partner, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp (BATC) propose to design, develop, and test a prototype a system to automatically fuse and register remotely sensed data that differ spectrally, spatially, and temporally, and may also b

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Azad Madni
Award Amount: $599,849.00

Case-Based Planning and Construction of Adaptive Software

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Azad Madni, President and CEO
Award Amount: $375,000.00
Abstract:
Software development continues to be an ad hoc endeavor without much of a plan to guide the development. Nevertheless, software visionaries speculate that one day an engineer will be able to specify the function that a software module is intended toperform, and then a set of agents, each associated… More

Case-Based Planning and Construction of Adaptive Software

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Azad Madni, President and CEO
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
Software development continues to be an ad hoc endeavor without much of a plan to guide the development. Nevertheless, software visionaries speculate that one day an engineer will be able to specify the function that a software module is intended toperform, and then a set of agents, each associated… More

Accurate, Large Bandwidth Underwater Speed and Flow-Angularity Measurement Device

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Azad Madni, President and CEO
Award Amount: $69,998.00
Abstract:
Maintenance and technical skills training is required to build individual proficiency within the U.S. Navy battle groups as well as many of the independent operating units. However, force reduction and budget cutbacks have resulted in the transfer oftraining responsibility for battle groups to the… More

A Novel Serum Biomarker for Cancer Based on Fatty Acid Synthase

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Azad Madni, President & CEO
Award Amount: $99,950.00
Abstract:
There is an identified need within the Military Health System for physicians to spend no more than 15 minutes with each patient during routing outpatient appointments. The collection of administrative and medical data as well as the collection ofinformation for diagnosis and treatment (by the… More

Plastic Lithium Primary Batteries For Missile Health Monitoring Application

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Azad Madni, President & CEO
Award Amount: $99,991.00
Abstract:
In principle, training vignettes hold significant potential in creating instructional

Knowport: Knowledge-Access Portal for Brigade Combat Team and other Knowledge Warriors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Azad Madni, President and CEO
Award Amount: $119,988.00
Abstract:
Brigade Combat Team (BCT) units are expected to accomplish complex, multidimensional tasks in a confusing, often unpredictable environment. To this end, the knowledge warriors within the BCT need to build a knowledge base whose contents can be accessedand exploited as necessary to achieve the… More

MainTrain: Maintenance Skills Training Through Distributed Learning Principles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Azad M. Madni, President and CEO
Award Amount: $450,000.00
Abstract:
"Maintenance skills training is a major activity within the Navy.With advances in web-based technologies, the Navy is looking toexploit the web to offer 7x24 "anytime, anyplace" maintenanceskills training opportunities to its sailors. However, web-basedtraining has yet to deliver on its promise. … More

ProcessTrainT: Cognitive Model-driven Distributed Interactive Training for the C2 Aerospace Operations Center (AOC)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Azad M. Madni, President & CEO
Award Amount: $99,949.00
Abstract:
"The Aerospace Operations Center is a weapon system through which the Joint Forces Component Commander exercises command and control of aerospace forces. The mission of the AOC is to plan, execute, and assess aerospace operations. These functions cutacross multiple aerospace disciplines and… More

Knowport: Knowledge-Access Portal for Brigade Combat Team and other Knowledge Warriors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Azad Madni, President & CEO
Award Amount: $1,129,905.00
Abstract:
"This Phase II SBIR will bring to life the Knowport system concept developed in Phase I. Specifically, a comprehensive working prototype will be developed showcasing the two major capabilities of Knowport: (a) the knowledge gateway; and (b) execution andreplanning decision support. These… More

FasTrainT: A Web-based Training Framework for Accelerated E-learning and Aptitude Evaluation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Azad M. Madni, President & CEO
Award Amount: $99,989.00
Abstract:
"Depots at Air Force bases need to be able to recruit and rapidly qualify potential depot workers so they become "contributing members" of the depot workforce. In response to this overarching need, the proposed effort will create the design and conceptualprototype of a training framework capable of… More

Model for Return on Investment Analysis in the Design of Sharable Content Objects

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Azad M. Madni, President & CEO
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
"The information model for metadata tags in the SCORM standard has several sections that require additional review and consideration before the ADL vision becomes a reality. Educational, testing, and relationship data elements are examples of sections thatcan be extended to provide better… More

ProcessTrainT: Cognitive Model-driven Distributed Interactive Training for the C2 Aerospace Operations Center (AOC)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Azad M. Madni, President & CEO
Award Amount: $749,999.00
Abstract:
AOC operations involve time-stressed decisionmaking in the face of uncertainty, and often, partial information. For AOC teams to excel, they need to acquire the requisite knowledge and skills associated with AOC operations and then practice those skillsin a team environment until the application of… More

FasTrainT: A Web-based Training Framework for Accelerated E-learning and Aptitud

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Azad M. Madni, President & CEO
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
The USAF finds itself for the first time facing two key challenges: an aging fleet of aircraft and a maturing workforce destined for imminent retirement. Recognizing the implications of these challenges, the USAF has proactively sought to capture theknowledge and know-how of its veteran workforce… More

CRUISERT: Cross-domain User Identity and Credential Management Service

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Azad M. Madni, President & CEO
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Current mechanisms for cross-domain management of user identities and the exchange of associated cryptographic user credentials do not provide effective support for establishing unique user identities across organizational boundaries. Today, with coalitionoperations becoming key to the war on terror… More

Dynamic Context Manager for Network-Centric Warfare Operations

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Azad Madni, President and CEO
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
For the Revolution in Military Affairs to be considered an unqualified success, its impact should show up in the bottom line - military force readiness. In large part, force readiness is achieved through

Dynamic Context Manager for Network-Centric Warfare Operations

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Azad Madni, President and CEO
Award Amount: $375,000.00
Abstract:
For the Revolution in Military Affairs to be considered an unqualified success, its impact should show up in the bottom line - military force readiness. In large part, force readiness is achieved through

FastFindT: A Meaning-based, Context-sensitive Search Engine for Electronic Performance Support Knowledge Portal

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Azad Madni, President & CEO
Award Amount: $730,000.00
Abstract:
The ability to rapidly locate and use the most relevant information is a key to success in time-stressed decision-making during the conduct of C2 operations. However, search engines today continue to suffer from poor precision (i.e., retrieve too manyirrelevant items) and/or poor recall (i.e., not… More

FastFindT: A Meaning-based Context-sensitive Search Engine for Electronic Performance Support Knowledge Portal

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Azad M. Madni, President & CEO
Award Amount: $119,933.00
Abstract:
The ability to rapidly locate and use the right information is a key to success in time-stressed decision-making. However, search engines today suffer from poor precision (i.e., retrieve too many irrelevant items) or poor recall (i.e., not enough of theWeb is covered by well-categorized directories… More

COGNITECTURET: Cognition-based, Integrative Architecture for Next Generation Intelligent Agents

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Azad M. Madni, President and CEO
Award Amount: $99,000.00
Abstract:
Computational architectures for intelligent agents and human behavior models have advanced to the point where one can benefit from the other in creating more realistic Intelligent Synthetic Force behaviors. This Phase I effort is directed to analyzing therespective strengths and weaknesses of agent… More

ALSSYST: Multimedia-enabled Advanced Logistics Support System for Shipboard Use

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Azad M. Madni, President & CEO
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
The operational nature of submarines causes personnel to heavily rely on the available training and technical documentation for shipboard equipment. These technical documents are currently being converted from paper to a structured publishable data format(XML/SGML) and then loaded in… More

Application SentinelT: Tool Suite for Software Protection During Development

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Azad M. Madni, President & CEO
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
With recent events on the political scene, the DoD's Software Protection Initiative (SPI) is committed to developing tools and methods for

COGNITECTURET: Cognition-based, Integrative Architecture for Next Generation Intelligent Agents

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Azad Madni, President & CEO
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
This Phase II SBIR effort is concerned with implementing a new architecture for NGUAA and demonstrating its advantages with a representative sample of agent and human behavioral representation applications. This work will also implement development tools within the new architecture and demonstrate… More

DecisionEdgeT: Achieving Decision Dominance In Information Operations

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Azad M. Madni, President & CEO
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Information superiority can be a source of potential advantage in warfare. To realize the benefits of information superiority, data and information need to be rapidly transformed into actionable knowledge, the key to decision superiority in Information Operations. Decision superiority requires a… More

DecisionEdgeT: Achieving Decision Dominance In Information Operations

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Azad M. Madni, President & CEO
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
Information superiority is potentially a source of tactical advantage in modern warfare. However, the potential benefits of information superiority can only be realized if available data and information can be rapidly transformed into actionable knowledge - the key to decision superiority. … More

STORIEST: Scenario-based Training, Observation and Remediation of Inexperienced Soldiers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Azad M. Madni, President & CEO
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Realtime interactive stories have emerged as an extremely effective and enjoyable tool for learning skills and applying them effectively when needed. The purpose of this effort is to: explore how vignettes (or short story-oriented training scenarios) can be enhanced to provide cognitive realism in… More

AgileTectureT: A Methodology and Toolkit for Agile Design and Dynamic Reconfiguration of C4ISR Architectures

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Azad M. Madni, President & CEO
Award Amount: $120,000.00
Abstract:
C4ISR systems continue to increase in architectural complexity with concomitant increase in development costs. Today, C4ISR architecture development is a labor-intensive predominantly manual process that is supported with limited automation. Commercial tools on the market today fall short of… More

AgileTectureT: A Methodology and Toolkit for Agile Design and Dynamic Reconfiguration of C4ISR Architectures

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Azad M. Madni, President & CEO
Award Amount: $730,000.00
Abstract:
As C4ISR systems continue to grow in size and complexity, the associated systems engineering efforts of architecting, design, integration, and adaptation becomes increasingly more difficult and costly. This is not surprising because the engineering of a C4ISR system is predominantly a manual… More

SoftTraceT: A Toolkit for Documenting, Analyzing, and Maintaining Software Pedigree

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Azad M. Madni, President & CEO
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
As part of its overall charter, the Software Protection Initiative (SPI) Technology Office is interested in maintaining the pedigree of code during the development phase of the software lifecycle to ensure code integrity. Phase I of this effort is concerned with researching the strengths and… More

ContentVault T: Methodology and Tools for Securing Training Objects and Records

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Azad M. Madni, President & CEO
Award Amount: $149,500.00
Abstract:
With the need for learning objects to be shared, reused, referenced, and repurposed by a variety of geographically-dispersed stakeholders, it is imperative to provide access control, authentication and identify management services within Learning Management Systems (LMS) and Learning Content… More

SimuTrainT: Simulation-based Training for Leader Performance Optimization

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Azad M. Madni, CEO & President
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Network-centric warfare (NCW) operations, especially against asymmetric threats requires a high degree of cognitive readiness on the part of warfighters especially leaders. Context awareness, in large part, is essential for cognitive readiness. Simulation-Based Training (SBT) potentially offers an… More

ActionVisualsT: Ontology-enabled, Multi-domain Agile Visualization of System-of-Systems Data

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Azad M. Madni, CEO & President
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
The DoD Net-Centric Data strategy calls for making multi-domain data accessible to and visible for potential users. To this end, new and legacy DoD systems are being integrated into federated system-of-systems to increase the user's reach into distributed, multi-domain data sources. To promote… More

EnterTrainT: Videogame-based Equipment Maintenance Training

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Azad M. Madni, President and CEO
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Computer-based training, while extensively used in the military, tends to be monotonously repetitive in presentation and of questionable value when it comes to material retention. Recognizing this long-standing problem, the U.S. Marine Corps has decided to harness videogame technology to make… More

MaintenanceMateT: An Intelligent Troubleshooting Agent for Advanced Maintenance

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Azad M. Madni, President and CEO
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
As weapon systems continue to grow both in numbers and sophistication, they pose an ever-increasing challenge to the maintainer community in terms of speed and accuracy of problem diagnosis and detection of incipient system failure or degradation. What maintainers need to meet this challenge is the… More

ActionBuilder: Automated Scenario/Script Builder for Simulation-Based Training Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DHS
Principal Investigator: Azad M. Madni, President and CEO
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
PROJECT SUMMARY To make simulation-based exercise development efficient, it is important that scenarios be developed and executed ¿on-the-fly¿ in an automated fashion with minimal reliance on software personnel. To this end, what is needed is an intelligent scenario/script building capability that… More

Cost360T: Enterprise-wide Cost Modeling Tracking and Sensitivity Analyses

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Azad M. Madni, President and CEO
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
The inability of MDA acquisition programs to effectively manage costs and curb cost growth has historically produced cost over-runs. One key reason for this cost escalation is the lack of total visibility into all the sources of cost within the enterprise. What is needed for "total cost knowledge"… More

GridSpacesT: Dynamic Spaces for Runtime Composition of Grid Services

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Azad M. Madni, President and CEO
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Despite major technical advances, the ability to "mix and match" disparate complex systems (e.g., live, virtual, constructive simulations) continues to pose a major challenge to DoD in general and MDA in particular. Today MDA believes that transformational advances in interoperability and… More

IO-TrainT: Information Operations Training Using Modeling and Simulation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Azad M. Madni, President and CEO
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Information operations (IO) training is a challenging problem because of the abstract nature of IO tasks. Today, modeling and simulation, augmented with appropriate visualization and animation techniques, is seen as a promising approach to convey abstract IO concepts. Phase I of this project is… More

GATST: A Generalizable Aiding-Training System for Human Performance and Productivity Enhancement

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Azad M. Madni, President and CEO
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
While aiding and training systems developed over the last few decade have created a heightened awareness of the complementary nature of aiding and training, there has been little done to bring aiding and training together within a common rubric with shared reusable, repurposable content. In light of… More

DataSentryT: A Cross Platform Digital Rights Management Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Azad M. Madni, President and CEO
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Cross Platform Digital Rights Management (CP-DRM) is essential for protecting sensitive digital information even after it has been released to a third party. What is needed to achieve this goal is a cross-platform, non-intrusive Digital Rights Management technology that can achieve this end with… More

RAIDERT: Rapid and Accurate Idea Exchange and Retention

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Azad M. Madni, President and CEO
Award Amount: $99,000.00
Abstract:
Current presentation-oriented methods of communicating complex ideas, plans and analysis results are not conducive to rapid idea transfer and retention. In particular, the way office productivity tools such as PowerPoint are used today violate the human's cognitive style, processing limitations, and… More

ContentVault T: Methodology and Tools for Securing Training Objects and Records

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Azad M. Madni, President & Chief Executi
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
The need for learning objects to be shared, reused, transformed, and distributed requires access control, user authentication, and identity management services within distributed learning environments (DLEs). To this end, in Phase I, we specified the overall architectural framework for user… More

MedGamesT: Micro Games for Proactive Preventive Medicine

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Azad M. Madni, President and CEO
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Service members today are exposed to a variety of health hazards associated with military service. The DoD is committed to ensuring the health of service members by harnessing appropriate technologies that allow them to develop and maintain an awareness of risks and exploit that knowledge to take… More

ActionBuilder: Automated Scenario/Script Builder for Simulation-Based Training Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DHS
Principal Investigator: Azad M. Madni, President and CEO – (310) 581-5440
Award Amount: $749,999.80
Abstract:
To speed up simulation-based exercise development, it is important for scenarios to be authored and executed on-the-fly in an automated fashion with minimal reliance on software personnel. To this end, what is needed is an intelligent scenario/script building capability that enables training… More

Cost360T: Enterprise-wide Cost Modeling Tracking and Sensitivity Analyses

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Azad M. Madni, President and CEO
Award Amount: $999,954.00
Abstract:
The inability of acquisition programs to effectively manage costs and curb cost growth has historically produced cost over-runs. One key reason for this cost escalation is the lack of total visibility into all the sources of cost within the enterprise. What is needed for "total cost knowledge" are… More

SimuTrainT: Simulation-based Training for Leader Performance Optimization

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Azad M. Madni, President and CEO
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
With operational missions becoming increasingly more complex, leadership skills development has become a major DoD priority. To this end, the DoD has adopted simulation-based training (SBT) as the preferred approach for leadership skills development. However, despite its manifest advantages,… More

GameSim (tm): Game-based Simulation for Human ,Social, and Cultural Training

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Azad M. Madni, President and CEO
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Game-based simulation is rapidly becoming the preferred strategy for training military planners in handling a variety of missions including insurgencies, small wars, and/or emergent conflicts. What game-based training simulations lack today is: the need for socio-cultural sensitivity in training… More

Game2WinT: Game-based Optimization of BMDS Assets

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Azad M. Madni, President and CEO
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
The sheer complexity of a Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) engagement renders conventional optimization techniques ineffective/inapplicable for sensor and weapon resource management. Game theory, a branch of applied mathematics and economics, provides a promising approach to such problems by… More

EnterTrainT: Videogame-based Equipment Maintenance Training

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Azad M. Madni, President and CEO
Award Amount: $592,281.00
Abstract:
Computer-based training, while extensively used in the military with some success, tends to be monotonous and not especially conducive to material retention. To remedy this problem, the U.S. Marine Corps decided to harness videogame technology to make learning more memorable and fun. On this SBIR… More

MaintenanceMateT: An Intelligent Troubleshooting Agent for Advanced Maintenance

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Azad M. Madni, President and CEO
Award Amount: $600,000.00
Abstract:
As weapon systems continue to grow in numbers and sophistication, they pose an ever-increasing challenge to the maintenance community. Compounding the problem is the fact that seasoned maintainers are continuing to retire in large numbers. This leaves junior maintainers having to fend for themselves… More

GATST: A Generalizable Aiding-Training System for Human Performance and Productivity Enhancement

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Azad M. Madni, President and CEO
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
While aiding and training systems developed over the last few decades have created a heightened awareness of the complementary nature of aiding and training, there has been little done to bring aiding and training together within a common rubric with shared reusable, repurposable content. In light… More

TRAnalyst(tm): Terrorism Risk Analyzer for CBRN Threats

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DHS
Principal Investigator: Azad M. Madni
Award Amount: $99,952.00
Abstract:
The analysis of CBRN terrorism risks is a national priority and a DHS imperative. To enable such analysis, requires tools that facilitate decision making based on identified risks. The tools available address risk assessment but not risk management. Furthermore, these tools do not model intelligent… More

AdapTrainT : Individual and Team Learning through Adaptive Simulation-based Training

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: UCLA/CSE CRESST
Principal Investigator: Carla C. Madni, Executive Vice President
Award Amount: $70,000.00
RI Contact: Bill Bewley
Abstract:
As the Navy continues to reduce personnel to perform in multiple roles in at-sea environments, traditional training approaches that rely on extensive "on-the-job" training no longer suffice. The need today is to maximize cognitive readiness on the part of shipboard personnel while compressing the… More

Rel360T: Continuous Reliability Assessment for Enhanced Mission Assurance

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Azad M. Madni, President and CEO
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Mission assurance across MDA weapon systems requires ongoing assessment of material and component reliability issues as well as manufacturing and material process advances. To this end, the proposed effort is concerned with developing a prototype framework that supports: reliability and… More

TRANSMetT : Human Network Behavior Analysis and Prediction

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Azad Madni, President and CEO
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Human network analysis using traditional network metrics tends to be impoverished when it comes to understanding or predicting the behavior of the human network. To overcome this limitation, requires the addition of behavioral semantics to the human nodes in the network. Specifically, there is a… More

TRAnalyst(tm): Terrorism Risk Analyzer for CBRN Threats

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DHS
Principal Investigator: Azad M. Madni
Award Amount: $464,437.53
Abstract:
Protecting against CBRN attacks requires an understanding and identification of the aspects, assessment of vulnerabilities, determination of potential impacts, and development and allocation of the most cost-effective, productive countermeasures and defense. Conducting such analyses requires tools… More

TRANSMet(tm) : Human Network Behavior Analysis and Prediction

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Azad Madni, President and CEO
Award Amount: $500,000.00
Abstract:
The DoD in general, and the Navy in particular, are interested in identifying, analyzing and predicting the behavior of human networks from network-derived novel metrics. Phase I of this effort established proof-of-feasibility of a behavioral theory-inspired, stochastic model-based approach to… More

GameSim(tm): Game-based Simulation for Human, Social, and Cultural Training

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Azad Madni, President and CEO
Award Amount: $749,998.00
Abstract:
Game-based simulations are rapidly becoming the preferred approach for training military planners and commanders in conducting both military and non-military missions. Phase I of this effort will produce an HSCB modeling approach and the system concept and technical architecture of a game-based… More

SYSEME/HSIT: Software and Systems Engineering Methodology for Human System Integration

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator: Azad M. Madni, President and CEO
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
OBJECTIVE: Current Software and System Engineering (SSE) methodologies for Human System Integration provide a process or sets of processes by which to develop a SSE-HSI scheme of how one integrates humans, operations, systems, and technical perspectives with requirements, analysis, and verification… More

VisualAnalytix: Identification and Visualization of Interactions and their Consequences within Complex Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Azad M. Madni, CEO and Chief Scientist – (310) 581-5440
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
In complex systems there tends to be greater likelihood of interactions and dependencies between components. These interactions and dependencies can give rise to unpredictable and often detrimental behaviors. To ameliorate this problem, there is a need for methods and tools that enable: detection,… More