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Company Information:

Company Name: Knowledge Based Systems, Inc.
City: College Station
State: TX
Zip+4: 77840-
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: http://www.kbsi.com
Phone: (979) 260-5274

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $11,377,711.00 130
SBIR Phase II $48,056,086.00 70

Award List:

COMPUTER BASED TESTING AND TRAINING IN INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Sue Wells
Award Amount: $49,684.00
Abstract:
The goal of this project is to develop a methodology for specification of student's models that will both allow accurate asessment of a student's capabilities in a particular domain as well as providing a knowledge representation frame work for an authoring system. trainingsituations are specialized… More

FORM FEATURE BASED DESIGN KNOWLEDGE REPRESENTATION FOR ULCE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Patricia G Friel
Award Amount: $49,596.00

FORM FEATURE BASED DESIGN KNOWLEDGE REPRESENTATION FOR ULCE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Patricia G Friel
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
In large, long life, complex products such as modern weapons systems the original design team is long since gone when the product exhibits the design problems. the only way to provide the new design team with visibility into the correlation between the design decisions and their implications is to… More

INTELLIGENT ASSISTANT FOR QUANTITATIVE SIMULATION MODEL GENERATION FROM IDEF3 PROCESS DESCRIPTION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Dr. Paula S.d. Mayer , Research Scientist
Award Amount: $49,550.00
Abstract:
Recent advances in the area of simulation modeling have focused on improving simulation modeling languages. these advances have addressed the semantic gap between simulation model design and an executable simulation program. they represent important advances for improving the productivity of… More

AUTOMATED SUPPORT FOR CREATION AND MAINTENANCE OF LARGE SITUATION BASED ONTOLOGIES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Arthur Keen , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $60,029.00
Abstract:
In the context of information management, ontology is the task of extracting the nature and structure of a given eingeering, manufacturing, business, or logistical domain and storing it inan expressively rich, usable, computationally feasible representational medium. an array of ontology databases… More

RELIABLE OBJECT BASED ARCHITECTURE FOR INTELLIGENT CONTROLLERS (ROCS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Paula Mayer , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $59,642.00
Abstract:
Reliable object-based control software (rocs) isa programming technology that can be combined with both industrial programmable controllers and powerful risc based processors to constructflexible control components of general purpose machine tools. rocs also supports the combination of those… More

A KNOWLEDGE-BASED AUTOMATED PROCESS PLANNING SYSTEM (KAPPS) WITH ASSUMPTION-BASED TRUTH MAINTENANCE SYSTEM AND GEOMETRIC

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Paula Mayer , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $59,516.00

KNOWLEDGE BASED INFORMATION MODEL INTEGRATION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Dr. Paula S.d. Mayer , Research Scientist
Award Amount: $49,686.00

KNOWLEDGE BASED INFORMATION MODEL INTEGRATION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Dr. Paula S.d. Mayer , Research Scientist
Award Amount: $249,778.00
Abstract:
The development of integrated design and manufacturing systems is widely recognized as a critical component in the effort to improve the competitive posture of american industries. a key to the success of these computer integrated manufacturing systems lies in the robustness of the information… More

A CONCEPTUAL DESIGN ENVIRONMENT FOR MANUFACTURING ENGINEERING

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Neal N. Mccollom, Ph.d. P
Award Amount: $49,829.00
Abstract:
It is a recognized problem that current computer aided design (cad) and computer aided engineering (cae) interfaces(1) limit productivity of human draftspersons, (2) deny concept support to product definers, and (3) inhibit use of these systems for delivery of knowledge based concurrent engineering… More

VIRTUAL FACTORIES AS A MECHANISM FOR CONTINUOUS BUSINESS RE-ENGINEERING

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Perakath Benjamin
Award Amount: $69,554.00
Abstract:
The primary goal of this project is to develop and demonstrate a simulation/factory control capability to (1) simulate products, processes, and factory configurations at multiple levels of abstraction, (2) provide fine grained analysis of product and process designs, and (3) provide a model driven… More

A KNOWLEDGE-BASED AUTOMATED PROCESS PLANNING SYSTEM (KAPPS) WITH ASSUMPTION-BASED TRUTH MAINTENANCE SYSTEM AND GEOMETRIC

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Paula Mayer , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $492,397.00
Abstract:
The goal of american industry looking to the fierce competition of the next decade is to manufacture products (1) at reduced costs, (2) with shorter lead times, and (3) at a higher quality. components that would assist in achieving this goal include (1) automated process planning, (2) design… More

Conversion of Scanned Engineering Drawings to Product Data Descriptions

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Arthur Keen
Award Amount: $88,040.00
Abstract:
Despite the popularity of CAD/CAM systems today, over 90% of all drawings in the U.S. are not computer processable as they exist only in paper or microfilm. Without the development of technology to convert raster drawing to product data model, this situation is like to persist for some tine as over… More

Ontology-Driven Information Integration

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Paula S. Dewitte
Award Amount: $49,904.00

Knowledge-Based Mechanisms for Plan Generation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Benjamin Perakath
Award Amount: $49,673.00

Cost Benefit Analysis Support Environment

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr. Perakath Benjamin
Award Amount: $65,735.00

Re-engineering Legacy Systems to Object Oriented Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Paula S. Dewitte
Award Amount: $59,793.00
Abstract:
The object-oriented (OO) paradigm has demonstrated that it can produce software systems that are more reliable, have greater re-use capabilities, and are easier to understand, maintain, and modify. As the technology matures, the desire to convert large-scale, non-OO systems into OO systems… More

Knowledge-Based Mechanisms for Plan Generation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Benjamin Perakath
Award Amount: $499,680.00

Ontology-Driven Information Integration

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Paula S. Dewitte
Award Amount: $499,865.00

Logistics Information Delivery System (LIDS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Robert Jarynowski
Award Amount: $68,140.00

Cost Benefit Analysis Support Environment

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr. Perakath Benjamin
Award Amount: $451,462.00
Abstract:
The ultimate goal of this project is to develop a production version Cost Benefit Analysis Support (CBASE) environment for C4 applications. The objectives of the Phase I project are: (i) establish viability of IDEF0 and IDEF3 for ABC-based cost analysis, (ii) investigate integration of IDEF0 and… More

Logistics Information Delivery System (LIDS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Robert Jarynowski
Award Amount: $599,994.00
Abstract:
The purpose of this SBIR effort is to develop a Logistics Information Delivery System (LIDS) enabling single-point access to logistic data maintained in varying formats, media, and storage locations; supporting efficient logistics data management; and supporting graceful migration toward a digital… More

Integrated Product Data Environment

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Arthur A. Keen, Ph.d.
Award Amount: $98,724.00
Abstract:
In Phase I of the Integrated Product Data environment (IPDE), KBSI proposes a concept study that integrates product data and provides easy access to this data across a network for engineers whose tasks-have-been reengineered for the IPDE. KBSI will identify the legacy data sources, establish… More

Human/Subsystems Research: "Raster to 3D Solid Conversion (R23D)"

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr. Arthur A. Keen
Award Amount: $99,772.00
Abstract:
Over 90% of all drawings in the U.S. are not computer processable, existing only on paper or microfilm. Without technology to convert raster drawings to 3D product data models, this situation is likely to persist for some time as over 50% of all new drawings are still being produced on… More

A Method and Automated Support Tool for Model Correlation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Florence Fillion
Award Amount: $59,949.00
Abstract:
Enterprises today rely heavily upon a wide variety of modeling methods and modeling technologies for the development of requirements for complex, software intensive systems. In general, however, (i) the different modeling methods provide very different perspectives on system information, (ii)… More

AN INTELLIGENT ASSISTANT FOR OPTIMIZATION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Satheesh Ramachandran , Research Scientist
Award Amount: $65,732.00

Automatic Generation of VR Scripts from IDEF3 Behavior Descriptions

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Tien-lung Sun, Ph.d.
Award Amount: $70,017.00
Abstract:
This project will apply virtual reality (VR) technology, in the context of system engineering, to develop a more effective, convenient, and realistic virtual prototyping technology that will improve the capacity to develop and assess complex computer-based systems. An intermediate goal of this… More

Sustainment Principles and Technologies for Aircraft Depot Maintenance

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Michael Graul
Award Amount: $99,971.00
Abstract:
This project will identify and characterize the principles governing operations in the sustainment domain for end items undergoing maintenance and repair with minimal disassembly, define requirements for sustainment-oriented planning and scheduling systems, and produce a candiddate implementation… More

A Generalized Event Representation Modeling and Analysis Tool

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Satheesh Ramachandran
Award Amount: $92,835.00
Abstract:
This SBIR Phase I project will create an event representation framework and generate a catalogue of reasoning mechanisms for transforming domain specific events into a convenient representational framework. The choice of the representation scheme used to model a domain for analysis by the neural… More

Foundations for Product Realization Process (PRP) Knowledge Sharing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOC
Principal Investigator: Florence Tissot
Award Amount: $49,985.00
Abstract:
Recent years have seen a great increase in the use of a variety of computer applications for modeling enterprise processes, notably, in the areas of simulations, planning, scheduling, and workflow. Currently, however, there are no robust mechanisms to support the exchange of the information in those… More

AN INTELLIGENT ASSISTANT FOR OPTIMIZATION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Satheesh Ramachandran , Research Scientist
Award Amount: $275,000.00

SBIR Phase I: An Efficient Data Structure for R-Set Solids

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Jyh-Chen Hwang
Award Amount: $74,962.00

Sustainment Principles and Technologies for Aircraft Depot Maintenance

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Michael Graul
Award Amount: $748,242.00
Abstract:
This project will identify and characterize the principles governing operations in the sustainment domain for end items undergoing maintenance and repair with minimal disassembly, define requirements for sustainment-oriented planning and scheduling systems, and produce a candiddate implementation… More

A Generalized Event Representation Modeling and Analysis Tool

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Satheesh Ramachandran
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
This SBIR Phase I project will create an event representation framework and generate a catalogue of reasoning mechanisms for transforming domain specific events into a convenient representational framework. The choice of the representation scheme used to model a domain for analysis by the neural… More

Sample Data Expert System(SDES)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr. Arthur Keen , Vice President
Award Amount: $74,954.00
Abstract:
50742-98-I Sample Data Expert System(SDES)--Knowledge Based Systems, Inc., P.O. Box 9930, , College Station, TX 77842-7930; (409) 260-5274 Dr. Arthur Keen, Principal Investigator Mrs. G. Renee Hisaw, Business Official DOE Grant No. DE-FG03-98ER82606 Amount: $74,954 Well drilling units have… More

Multimedia Interactive Drilling Assistant Systems (MIDAS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr. Arthur Keen , Vice President
Award Amount: $74,252.00
Abstract:
50218-98-I Multimedia Interactive Drilling Assistant Systems (MIDAS)--Knowledge Based Systems, Inc., P.O. Box 9930, College Station, TX 77842-7930; (409) 260-5274 Dr. Arthur Keen, Principal Investigator Mrs. G. Renee Hisaw, Business Official DOE Grant No. DE-FG03-98ER82605 Amount: $74,952 Oil… More

A Framework for Building Information Translators

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOC
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $74,999.00
Abstract:
Today's manufacturing companies are concentrating their energy towards breaking the barriers between firms all along the supply chain to create a virtual enterprise whose goal is to operate as if the chain was a single entity. Breaking these barriers involves facilitating collaboration and… More

Raster to Parametric CAD (R2P)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Arthur Keen
Award Amount: $99,912.00
Abstract:
The on of CALS Type I raster mechanical drawings to parametric vector format, and to parametric 30 solid models by leveraging KBSI's 30 k bandwidth, have a… More

Integrated Data Experimentation and Fusion System (IDEFS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Dr. Dursun Delen
Award Amount: $64,868.00
Abstract:
Adaptive data fusion techniques offer widespread potential for application in defense and space arena, ranging from computer vision based target recognition, coastal ocean sensing to geographical information systems. In an intuitive level, data fusion reflects human perception and decision-making… More

Integrated Framework for Engineering Decision Support (I-FEDS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Perakath Benjamin
Award Amount: $98,984.00
Abstract:
The goal of this project is to develop and demonstrate an innovative process-driven approach for information integrated management of the Product Realization Process (PRP). The product of this research, the Integrated Framework for Engineering Decision Support (I-FEDS) will support… More

WORKFLOW-ENHANCED ROLE-BASED ACCESS CONTROL

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOC
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $74,992.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr Arthur Keen , Vice President
Award Amount: $749,847.00

Knowledge Discovery Wizard (KDWizard)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Madhav Erraguntla PhD
Award Amount: $99,067.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr Arthur Keen , Vice President
Award Amount: $749,991.00

XML/IDEF3 Based Training

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Ronald Fernandes
Award Amount: $99,905.00
Abstract:
Not Available The goal of this project is to develop an entirely new polymer/inorganic nanocomposites. New polymer melt processing technology which incorporates conventional extrusion processes will be developed for producing these new polymer/inorganic nanocomposites. The new process will involve… More

Multi-Sensor Fusion and Mitigation of Crevice Corrosion Using ICCP

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Jayakumar Muthusami
Award Amount: $99,627.00
Abstract:
Not Available This proposal concerns the development of a large area, high speed infrared sensitive photodetector with wide dynamic range and high gain needed for the development of microwave modulated lidar systems operating at near-infrared (NIR) wavelengths of >1 micron. The project will be in… More

A Framework for Building Information Translators

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOC
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $299,759.00
Abstract:
Not Available Today's manufacturing companies are concentrating their energy towards breaking the barriers between firms all along the supply chain to create a virtual enterprise whose goal is to operate as if the chain was a single entity. Breaking these barriers involves facilitating collaboration… More

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr Arthur Keen
Award Amount: $749,986.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Dr Dursun Delen
Award Amount: $749,790.00

Change Management and Analysis Tool

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Madhav Erraguntla, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $69,925.00

Autonomous Agent Based Mixed-Initiative Planning, Monitoring, and Re-planning System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Madhav Erraguntla, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $69,982.00

Knowledge Discovery Wizard (KDWizard)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Madhav Erraguntla
Award Amount: $749,974.00

XML/IDEF3 Based Training

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Ronald Fernandes
Award Amount: $749,281.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Perakath Benjamin
Award Amount: $69,618.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Madhav Erraguntla, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $0.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Madhav Erraguntla, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $596,845.00

Prognostic Enhancements to Diagnostic Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Jayakumar Muthusami
Award Amount: $500,000.00
Abstract:
The ultimate goal of this Phase II SBIR project is to develop state-of-the-art software that performs Multi-Sensor Fusion on crevice corrosion detection sensors. These sensors are used on Navy ship seawater system to mitigate corrosion using ImpressedCurrent Cathodic Protection with advanced… More

High Power, High Power Density Packaging Technique

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Perakath Benjamin, Director, R&D
Award Amount: $730,000.00
Abstract:
We propose to develop, build, and validate a hybrid decision support toolkit that utilizes a combination of common sense reasoning, domain knowledge based reasoning, and soft computing techniques to support intelligent decision making. The main product ofthis project will be the Hybrid Decision… More

Toolkit for Enabling Analysis and Modeling of Adaptive Work (TEAMWORK)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Perakath Benjamin, Vice President
Award Amount: $68,458.00
Abstract:
We propose to design, build, and validate a novel architecture for designing and managing human-centered work systems. Key innovations include (i) novel enabling technology for human-centered work system design, (ii) adaptive architecture for life-cycle integrated work management, and (iii)… More

Virtual Spaceport Prototyping Environment (VSPE)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Dursun 1. Ph.D., Research Scientist
Award Amount: $69,752.00
Abstract:
The ultimate goal of this SBIR initiative is to conceptualize, design and prototype an advanced software architecture towards a Virtual Reality (VR)-enabled, distributed, collaborative simulation modeling and analysis environment. Once realized, this capability will help NASA to design and operate… More

Dynamic Sensor/Weapon Alignment Algorithms

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Jayakumar Muthusami, Researcher
Award Amount: $69,776.00
Abstract:
The ultimate goal of this effort is to develop state-of-the-art software that performs data fusion on ship hull sensors including reference cell voltage, hull polarization voltage, hull current, salinity, temperature, etc. This research will lead to theoptimal control of the Impressed Current… More

Agent Based Toolkit for Integrated Planning and Execution of Coalition Operations (ATIP)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dursun Delen, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $99,053.00
Abstract:
Changes in the political, economical, and technological environment (especially the effect of internet in bringing the world closer) is rapidly affecting the nature of military operations of U.S and NATO countries. These changes have lead to focus oncoalition operations.

Advanced NDI Techniques using Data Fusion

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Jayakumar Muthusami, Researcher
Award Amount: $99,750.00
Abstract:
The ultimate goal of this effort is to develop state-of-the-art software that performs Data Fusion on NDT techniques such as eddy current, ultrasonic, edge of light detection, Superconducting Quantum Interface Device (SQUID), X-ray and other leading NDTtechniques that is of value to the Airforce… More

Data Display Translation Framework (DDTF)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Ronald Fernandes, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $99,893.00
Abstract:
We propose to develop a neutral XML-based Data Display Markup Language (DDML) that will be generic enough to encompass various vendor-specific data display formats. We will also develop a Data Display Translation Framework (DDTF) for automaticallygenerating translators between arbitrary vendor… More

Flexible, Low-Noise Air Management

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Perakath Benjamin, Vice President
Award Amount: $99,819.00
Abstract:
We propose to design, build, and deploy a Material Identification and Procurement System (MIDAPS). MIDAPS facilitates information-integrated synchronization of construction activities with materials management functions through a rapidly reconfigurable,centralized relational database management… More

Power Scavenging in a Cold, Dark Storage Environment.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Satheesh Ramachandran, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $99,666.00
Abstract:
The aim of this project is to develop a framework to mine the MHS datarepositories to extract and communicate medical knowledge that wouldultimately enhance the delivery of DoD medical services. We proposeto design, develop, and deploy a Medical Health Data Mining Library(M-HDML) tool-kit that… More

e-TEAM: Electronic Enterprise-wide Planning and Management System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Michael Graul, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $99,794.00
Abstract:
The primary goal of this project is to design, develop, and demonstrate an electronic enterprise-wide planning and management system (e-Team). The e-Team system makes the artifacts of the product (or system) development life-cycle available to bothadministrative and technical participants. The key… More

Data Display Translation Framework (DDTF)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Michael Graul, Sr. Research Scientist
Award Amount: $749,363.00
Abstract:
"We propose to design, develop, and deploy an advanced component-based Data Display Translation Framework (DDTF) that uses an XML-based Data Display Markup Language (DDML) as the inter-lingua between vendor-specific data display languages. We will alsodevelop and deploy a Data Display Model… More

Advanced Tools for Process Specification Language

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOC
Principal Investigator: Ronald Fernandes, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $74,946.00
Abstract:
We propose to develop a robust PSL syntax based on XML and RDF that will further its role as an interlingua among various process modeling languages. In addition, we will develop the next-generation translator-generator system based on this format to automate the software development process of… More

Material Identification and Procurement System (MIDAPS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Perakath Benjamin, Vice President
Award Amount: $591,456.00
Abstract:
"The goal of this SBIR project is to develop and deploy a MaterialIdentification and Procurement System (MIDAPS). MIDAPSfacilitates information-integrated synchronization ofconstruction activities with materials management functionsthrough a rapidly re-configurable, centralized relationaldatabase… More

Technology Vulnerability Analysis and Prediction System (TVAPS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Satheesh Ramachandran, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $98,892.00
Abstract:
"The aim of this proposal is to develop, build and validate a Technology Vulnerability Analysis and Prediction System (TVAPS) that integrates intelligent knowledge discovery techniques (for detecting technology vulnerability dimensions), predictive models(for predicting technology trends), model… More

Toolkit for Enabling Adaptive Modeling and Simulation (TEAMS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Perakath Benjamin, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,905.00
Abstract:
We propose to design, build, and deploy a Toolkit for Enabling Adaptive Modeling and Simulation (TEAMS). The proposed solution uses a process-centered approach to automatically reconfigure and optimize space transportation system operations analysis models. Because it operates over the Internet, the… More

Toolkit for Enabling Adaptive Modeling and Simulation (TEAMS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Perakath Benjamin, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,513.00
Abstract:
We propose to design, build, and deploy a Toolkit for Enabling Adaptive Modeling and Simulation (TEAMS). The proposed solution uses a process-centered approach to automatically reconfigure and optimize space transportation system operations analysis models. Because it operates over the Internet, the… More

Active Projectile Course Correction System (APCC)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Ajay Verma, Researcher
Award Amount: $69,806.00
Abstract:
"The main goal of this Phase I project is to demonstrate the feasibility of an Active Projectile Course Correction System (APCC) for a Light Fighter Lethality (LFL) Seeker High Explosive Projectile. An APCC system consists of a control and guidancealgorithm for a projectile seeking an identified… More

Wave Carpet

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Paul Koola, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,725.00
Abstract:
"We propose to conceptualize and design a deep offshore wave-power floating system "Wave Carpet" that will¿ Have overall low life cycle cost due to Integrated design,¿ Be rapidly deployable,¿ Be easier to maintain and have inherent reliability by design,¿ And also ensure better steady… More

Command and Control for Active Intra-Group Co-Operation of UAVs (C-CAGO)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Ajay Verma, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,940.00
Abstract:
"In past, the major thrust of research has been on developing algorithms for cooperative control of a group of entities such as uninhabited aerial vehicles (UAVs), but there has not been any effort for the integrated design of command and control of thegroup and the communication layer. The… More

Leak Identification Quantification and Detection System (LIQDS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Paul Mario Koola, Researcher
Award Amount: $69,980.00
Abstract:
"We propose to develop a sensor system "Leak Inspection, Quantification and Detection System - LIQDS" that will detect fluid leaks, pinpoint the leak location coordinates, identify the type of fluid and quantify the leakage rate and achieve this remotelywithout inserting a sensor at the location of… More

On Demand Depot Shop Process Analysis

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Michael Graul, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,992.00
Abstract:
"Diversity and the changing nature of the product and the process makes MRO management highly complex. Modeling is the only way to understand such complex systems. Decision makers at different levels require different degrees of abstraction. There is no"silver bullet" that serves all purposes. To… More

Advanced Airspace Modeling, Characterization, and Planning

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Michael Graul, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,813.00
Abstract:
"The ultimate goal of this effort is to develop a versatile software system for efficient management of special use airspace (SUA). As a policy, FAA wants the Department of Defense to promote as much as possible joint use of SUA by military and civilianaircraft and the use of inactivated SUA by… More

Medical Materiel Knowledge Discoverer (MMKD)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Satheesh Ramachandran, Research Scientist II
Award Amount: $99,930.00
Abstract:
"Improving responsiveness requires continual innovation, and technology has created the opportunity to use knowledge discovery for innovation and continual improvement in supply chain logistics. DMLSS can use knowledge discovery to increase medicallogistics support effectiveness while reducing costs… More

Military Health Data Mining Algorithms Library (M-HDML)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Satheesh Ramachandran, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
"We propose to develop, build, and validate a Military Health Data Mining Algorithms Library (M-HDML), a set of reusable and extendible knowledge analysis software templates that facilitate the medical knowledge discovery process. Apart from delivering"data-driven" knowledge that is useful from a… More

Military Health Data Mining Algorithms Library (M-HDML)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Satheesh Ramachandran, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $729,800.00
Abstract:
"We propose to develop, build, and validate a Military Health Data Mining Algorithms Library (M-HDML), a set of reusable and extendible knowledge analysis software templates that facilitate the medical knowledge discovery process. Apart from delivering"data-driven" knowledge that is useful from a… More

e-TEAM: Electronic Enterprise-wide Planning and Management

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Michael Graul, Senior Systems Anayst
Award Amount: $749,904.00
Abstract:
The primary goal of this project is to design, develop, and demonstrate an electronic enterprise-wide planning and management system (e-TEAM). The e-TEAM concept relies upon a SDM (System Development Methodology) conceptual architecture, instrumented withartifact management and information… More

Information-Fusion based Indication & Warning Assessment and Recognition System (IIWARS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Perakath Benjamin, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $99,870.00
Abstract:
The aim of this project is to develop, build and validate an Information-Fusion based Indication & Warning Assessment and Recognition System (IIWARS) focused on asymmetric threats. The proposed system would integrate intelligent information processingtechnologies (for detecting and predicting… More

Intelligent Asset Tracking and Management System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Ronald Fernandes, Sr. Research Scientist
Award Amount: $99,985.00
Abstract:
KBSI proposes to develop an Intelligent Asset Tracking and Management System (IATMS), a solution combining hardware and software that leverages existing COTS and legacy systems, in order to continuously locate, track, and manage assets across a largefacility. Lack of adequate asset tracking and… More

On Demand Depot Shop Process Analysis

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Mike Graul, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $749,691.00
Abstract:
We propose to design, build, and deploy an On Demand Depot Shop Simulation System (ODSS). The proposed approach uses a combination of data mining and knowledge discovery methods to automatically reconfigure and optimize systems simulation models. Becauseit operates through the shop portal, the… More

Advanced Airspace Modeling, Characterization, and Planning

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Michael Painter, Senior Systems Analyst
Award Amount: $748,967.00
Abstract:
The primary goal of proposed Phase II effort is to develop a versatile and powerful Software Tool for Efficient Airspace Management (STEAM) that can be used by airspace managers and policy makers for reviewing, analyzing, and assessing the utilization ofspecial use airspace over time and for… More

Advanced Tools for Process Specification Language

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOC / NIST
Principal Investigator: Ronald Fernandes
Award Amount: $299,403.00
Abstract:
This project will (i) extend and harden the PSL Editor and the Ontology-Driven XSLT Generator (ODXG) tools and (ii) extend the process description syntax (PDS) derived from the PSL for both KIF and XML/RDF formats. In addition, we will extend the PSL metatheoretical framework to support the PDS and… More

Advanced Tools for Process Specification Language

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOC
Principal Investigator: Ronald Fernandes
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
This project will (i) extend and harden the PSL Editor and the Ontology-Driven XSLT Generator (ODXG) tools and (ii) extend the process description syntax (PDS) derived from the PSL for both KIF and XML/RDF formats. In addition, we will extend the PSL metatheoretical framework to support the PDS and… More

PSL-based Process Knowledge Integration and Management Framework

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOC / NIST
Principal Investigator: Ronald Fernandes
Award Amount: $74,936.00
Abstract:
We propose to develop a robust framework, called the Process Knowledge Integration and Management Framework (PKIMF), to support the complete lifecycle of enterprise process knowledge that natively use the Process Specification Language (PSL). PKIMF uses a dashboard approach to design, analyze,… More

Intelligent Scenario Management Framework

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Burak Meric, Sr. Programmer Analyst
Award Amount: $99,831.00
Abstract:
KBSI proposes to develop Intelligent Scenario Management Framework (ISMF), a new methodology for performing simulation training. ISMF will also include prototype software for demonstrating the methodology. The methodology and software will address currentneeds in research and development in the… More

Geo-political Ratings and Indicators for Planning System (GRIPS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Randall D. McDougal, Senior Systems Analyst
Award Amount: $69,844.00
Abstract:
Successful long term strategic planning requires a thorough and systematic evaluation of the context, or future conditions, for the plans being developed. We propose to validate and build on the Navy's previous geo-political modeling and estimatingefforts to develop the Geo-political Ratings and… More

Adaptive Toolkit for the Discovery of Threats (ATDT)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Perakath Benjamin, Vice President
Award Amount: $99,817.00
Abstract:
We propose to design, develop, and deploy an adaptive toolkit for automated threat discovery. The toolkit will provide innovative mechanisms to rapidly discover emerging threat situations. The proposed approach integrates intelligent knowledge discoverytechniques with knowledge-based methods to… More

Toolkit for Agent-based Knowledge Extraction (TAKE)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Perakath Benjamin, Vice President
Award Amount: $69,903.00
Abstract:
We propose to research, design, and develop an innovative Toolkit for Agent-based Knowledge Extraction (TAKE). We propose a hybrid approach that combines emerging knowledge discovery techniques with traditional ontology engineering methods to extractknowledge from emerging distributed and disparate… More

Agile, wireless enabled Workflows for Ship Manufacture and repair (AWSM)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Madhav Erraguntla, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $69,623.00
Abstract:
We propose to develop a new paradigm for ship manufacture that is based on reengineering the processes to take advantage of pervasive computing, ubiquitous pull and push of information and optimal delivery of information to every user, work crew, orprocess. The focus of the effort is not just to… More

ATLAS: A Generalized Maintenance Modeling and Simulation Tool Suite

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Michael Painter, Senior Systems Analyst
Award Amount: $119,292.00
Abstract:
The objective of the proposed effort is to develop an ATLAS (Army Transformation in Logistics And Sustainment) environment that provides a unified modeling and experimentation framework for assessing current and future combat systems maintenance concepts,maintenance manpower and capacity planning… More

Cognitive Battlespace Terrain and Intelligence Manager (CBTIM)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Amber Lo, Research Scientist I
Award Amount: $69,965.00
Abstract:
We propose to research, design, and build an innovative Toolkit for INtelligent COmbat Planning and Simulation (TINCOPS). We propose a knowledge-based approach to manage knowledge collected from various sources including combat and geospatial experts anddeploy such knowledge for complex combat… More

Information-Fusion based Indication & Warning Assessment and Recognition System (IIWARS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Perakath Benjamin
Award Amount: $742,922.00
Abstract:
We propose to design, develop, and validate an Information-Fusion based Indication & Warning Assessment and Recognition System (IIWARS) for assessing and discovering asymmetric threats. The proposed approach combines text mining and machine learning techniques with information fusion to facilitate… More

Intelligent Asset Tracking and Management System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Ronald Fernandes
Award Amount: $999,874.00
Abstract:
KBSI proposes to develop an Intelligent Asset Tracking and Management System (IATMS) that will continuously locate, track, and manage assets across a large facility. Lack of adequate asset tracking and management is a significant problem in any MRO organization, where errors in identifying accurate… More

Intelligent Scenario Management Framework

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Mike Graul, Senior Systems Analyst
Award Amount: $749,917.00
Abstract:
Designing simulation-based training scenarios is becoming increasingly complex and instructor-intensive. This is particularly true with the additional goal to leverage the emerging large-scale distributed simulation environments with their inherent complexity. Currently, the technology used in… More

Adaptive Toolkit for the Discovery of Threats (ATDT)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Perakath Benjamin, Vice President
Award Amount: $749,490.00
Abstract:
We propose to design, develop, and deploy an adaptive toolkit for automated threat discovery. The toolkit will provide innovative mechanisms to rapidly discover emerging threat situations. The proposed approach integrates intelligent knowledge discovery techniques with knowledge-based methods to… More

Agile, wireless enabled Workflows for Ship Manufacture and repair (AWSM)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Madhav Erraguntla, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $449,943.00
Abstract:
We propose to develop a new paradigm for ship manufacture that is based on reengineering the processes to take advantage of pervasive computing, ubiquitous pull and push of information and optimal delivery of information to every user, work crew, or process. The focus of the effort is not just to… More

ATLAS: A Generalized Maintenance Modeling and Simulation Tool Suite

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Michael Painter, Senior Systems Analyst
Award Amount: $1,304,795.00
Abstract:
The objective of the proposed effort is to develop an ATLAS (Army Transformation in Logistics And Sustainment) environment that provides a unified modeling and experimentation framework for assessing current and future combat systems maintenance concepts, maintenance manpower and capacity planning… More

Battlespace Superiority Through Better Decision Making (SuperCision)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Perakath Benjamin, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $99,960.00
Abstract:
The goal of this effort is to design and successfully deploy the methods and tools to i) more accurately assess individual decision-making effectiveness, and ii) help train military decision makers to dramatically, and predictably, improve their decision-making skills . The envisioned tool… More

Reliability Centered Maintenance Scheduler (RCMS) Tool

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Michael Painter, Senior Systems Analyst
Award Amount: $99,965.00
Abstract:
The objective of this project is to develop, demonstrate, and successfully deploy a genetic algorithm-based, Reliability Centered Maintenance Scheduler (RCMS) tool and supporting application methodology to help users maximize propulsion system availability while simultaneously minimizing life cycle… More

Adaptive Trajectory Reshaping and Control System for RLVs (ATRC)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Ajay Verma, Researcher
Award Amount: $99,970.00
Abstract:
The ultimate goal of the proposed Adaptive Trajectory Reshaping and Control (ATRC) System is to develop technology that allows autonomous RLVs to avoid catastrophic failure when subjected to performance restricting damages and failures. The main focus in Phase-1 is to develop and demonstrate real… More

Ontology Driven Integration Framework (ODIF)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Perakath Benjamin, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $98,207.00
Abstract:
This project will research, design, and demonstrate an innovative Ontology Driven Integration Framework (ODIF). We propose a hybrid approach that combines knowledge extraction techniques with ontology analysis methods to extract semantic information from distributed, unstructured text sources and… More

Framework for Intelligent support of Smart Transducers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Michael Graul, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $99,950.00
Abstract:
KBSI proposes to develop a Framework for Intelligent support of Smart Transducers (FIST) that will provide intelligent support for a large-scale deployment of clusters of smart transducers that support the IEEE 1451 standard. Composed of various reusable components for GUI and intelligence support… More

3D Topology-based GIS Model (TGIS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Richard Mayer, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $69,948.00
Abstract:
We propose to research, design, and develop a boundary representation based topological representation model for 3D GIS. The representation model provides a theoretically sound foundation for intra-relation 3D GIS query. The intra-relation includes all encoded topological relationships except… More

MSFF: Multi-Spectral Feature Fusion

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Richard Mayer, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $98,334.00
Abstract:
We propose to build a Multi-Spectral Feature Fusion Framework (MSFF): a framework for fusion of data from Multi-Spectral sensors. The ultimate goal of the proposed solution is to improve the probability of target detection and identification. Two major innovations of the proposed effort are: (i)… More

Toolkit for Agent-based Knowledge Extraction (TAKE)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Perakath Benjamin, Vice President
Award Amount: $449,985.00
Abstract:
We propose to research, develop, and validate an innovative Toolkit for Agent-based Knowledge Extraction (TAKE). The proposed research uses (a) a hybrid approach that combines ontology engineering methods with emerging knowledge discovery techniques to extract, analyze, and map ontologies from… More

Reliability Centered Maintenance Scheduler (RCMS) Tool

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Michael Painter, Senior Systems Analyst
Award Amount: $749,927.00
Abstract:
The goal of this effort is to develop, demonstrate, and successfully deploy a genetic algorithm-based, reliability centered maintenance (RCM) optimization technology suite to help users maximize propulsion system availability while simultaneously minimizing life cycle cost. Unlike on-condition… More

Battlespace Superiority Through Better Decision Making (SuperCision)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Michael Painter, Senior Systems Analyst
Award Amount: $749,986.00
Abstract:
The goal of this project is to design and successfully deploy the methods and tools to i) more accurately assess individual decision-making effectiveness, ii) help train military decision makers to dramatically, and predictably, improve their decision-making skills, knowledge, and experience, and… More

Adaptive Trajectory Reshaping and Control System for RLVs (ATRC)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Ajay Verma, Researcher
Award Amount: $749,837.00
Abstract:
The ultimate goal of the proposed Adaptive Trajectory Reshaping and Control (ATRC) project is to develop an online response technology that allows autonomous RLVs to avoid catastrophic failure when subjected to performance restricting damages and failures. The main focus in Phase-II is to develop… More

Ontology Driven Integration Framework (ODIF)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Perakath Benjamin, Vice President
Award Amount: $749,946.00
Abstract:
The main goal of this project is to design, develop, and demonstrate an innovative Ontology Driven Integration Framework (ODIF). We propose a hybrid approach that combines knowledge extraction techniques with ontology analysis methods to automatically extract knowledge from distributed,… More

Transformation in Maintenance and Repair (XFMR)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Michael Painter, Senior Systems Analyst
Award Amount: $99,986.00
Abstract:
The proposed effort will provide the technologies needed to support a transformation in maintenance and repair (XFMR, pronounced "Transformer") toward a warrior-centric sustainment (WCS) enterprise. WCS is the delivery and improvement of ready assets and sustained support to warfighters, valued… More

Framework for Adaptive Modeling and Ontology-driven Simulation (FAMOS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Perakath Benjamin, VP Research, Sr. Research Scientist
Award Amount: $99,991.00
Abstract:
We propose to research, design, and demonstrate an innovative Framework for Adaptive Modeling and Ontology-driven Simulation (FAMOS). We propose a hybrid approach that combines ontology and process analysis methods with ontology-driven translation generation techniques to facilitate (i) robust… More

Reliability Centered Maintenance Costing (RCMC)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Michael Painter, Senior Systems Analyst
Award Amount: $99,975.00
Abstract:
The objective of this project is to develop, demonstrate, and successfully deploy a genetic algorithm-based, Reliability Centered Maintenance Costing (RCMC) tool and supporting application methodology to help users maximize propulsion system availability while simultaneously minimizing life cycle… More

Manpower and Personnel Estimation Methods for Post-Deployment Software Maintenance

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Michael Painter, Senior Systems Analyst
Award Amount: $119,933.00
Abstract:
The goal of this effort is to develop an advanced methodology and supporting tools to facilitate the definition of post-deployment software support staff selection, staffing levels, and training requirements for emerging weapon systems. The resulting capabilities will greatly enhance the Army's… More

Separation Trajectory Analysis Tool (STAT)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Satheesh Ramachandran, Research Scientist II
Award Amount: $99,979.00
Abstract:
We propose to research, design and develop an innovative Separation Trajectory Analysis Tool (STAT) to address the technical challenges faced by a separation engineer while analyzing thousands of trajectories. The main goal of the tool is to aid the user in knowledge discovery and further analysis… More

Intelligent System for Abstraction and Integration of Instrumentation Hardware

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Ronald Fernandes, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $99,991.00
Abstract:
KBSI proposes to design, develop, and deploy technologies to radically re-engineer how instrumentation and flight test engineers perform various design, validation, development, verification, and management of aircraft T&E instrumentation subsystem. Our focus is to use the concept of hardware… More

Blood Reserve Availability Assessment, Tracking, and Management System (BRAMS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Madhav Erraguntla, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $749,927.00
Abstract:
The goal of the BRAMS effort is to develop a Blood Reserve Availability Assessment, Tracking, and Management System that will supplement the Joint Medical Asset Repository (JMAR) by allowing users to manually enter data via a web-based system. The BRAMS Phase I effort successfully developed a web… More

Blood Reserve Availability Assessment, Tracking, and Management System (BRAMS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Madhav Erraguntla, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
The goal of the BRAMS effort is to develop a Blood Reserve Availability Assessment, Tracking, and Management System that will supplement the Joint Medical Asset Repository (JMAR) by allowing users to manually enter data via a web-based system. The BRAMS Phase I effort successfully developed a web… More

Blood Reserve Availability Assessment, Tracking, and Management System (BRAMS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Madhav Erraguntla, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $99,908.00
Abstract:
We propose to design and develop Blood Reserve Availability Assessment, Tracking, and Management System (BRAMS) that will supplement the Joint Medical Asset Repository (JMAR) by allowing users to manually enter data via a web-based system. BRAMS will implement data integrity and access control… More

Framework for Adaptive Modeling and Ontology-driven Simulation (FAMOS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Perakath Benjamin, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $749,975.00
Abstract:
The main goal of this project is to design, configure, and demonstrate an innovative Framework for Adaptive Modeling and Ontology-driven Simulation (FAMOS). We propose a hybrid approach that combines ontology and process analysis methods with ontology-driven information analysis techniques to… More

Manpower and Personnel Estimation Methods for Post-Deployment Software Maintenance

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Michael Painter, Senior Systems Analyst
Award Amount: $729,994.00
Abstract:
The goal of this effort is to develop an advanced methodology and supporting tools to assess post-deployment software maintenance (PDSM) staffing level needs, estimate operations and maintenance costs, and determine training requirements for emerging weapon systems. There are significant gaps in… More

Intelligent System for Abstraction and Integration of Instrumentation Hardware

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Ronald Fernandes, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $749,987.00
Abstract:
KBSI proposes to design, develop, and deploy a language, suite of tools and a methodology to radically re-engineer how instrumentation and flight test engineers perform various design, validation, development, verification, and management of aircraft T&E instrumentation subsystem. In particular, we… More

Spatial and Temporal Threat Prediction System (STTPS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Perakath Benjamin, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $69,988.00
Abstract:
We propose to develop a Spatial and Temporal Threat Prediction System (STTPS) to be used to predict future terrorist incidents. The system will not only predict the estimated time for the attack, but will also predict the location for the attack and will opportunistically include other threat… More

Hybrid Framework for Information Visualization Enablers (HI-FIVE)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Perakath Benjamin, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $99,957.00
Abstract:
This project will research, design, and demonstrate a Hybrid Framework for Information Visualization Enablers (HI-FIVE). We propose a novel, model-based "no-programming required" approach that leverages the proven IDEF family of methods, on web-services, and a proven data display format called Data… More

Scenario Model Interoperability Toolkit (SMIT)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Ronald Fernandes, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $80,000.00
Abstract:
KBSI proposes to design and develop a language, a suite of tools and a methodology to facilitate the syntactic and semantic interoperability of scenarios and simulation models among diverse vendor-specific tools and applications. This effort is motivated by the fact that no scenario definition… More

ProPlan21

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Michael Graul, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $99,998.00
Abstract:
We propose to design, prototype, and validate an advanced maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) based multi-echelon planning and analysis technology (ProPlan21). ProPlan21 will provide technology for rapid definition, creation, and editing of constraint based plans. This will enable advanced… More

Adaptive Toolkit for Pattern Discovery (ATPD)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Perakath Benjamin, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $99,998.00
Abstract:
We propose to research, design, and demonstrate an Adaptive Toolkit for Pattern Discovery (ATPD). We propose a hybrid approach that combines emerging machine learning techniques with advanced rule based methods to (i) automate the discovery of complex system-of-systems data utilization patterns and… More

Framework for Interoperability of Executable Architectures

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Ronald Fernandes, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $99,979.00
Abstract:
KBSI proposes to design, develop, and deploy a language, a suite of tools and a methodology to facilitate the syntactic and semantic interoperability of DoDAF models and artifacts among diverse vendor-specific tools and applications. Though syntactic interoperability may today be achieved through… More

Mission Planning and Operation Director (M-POD) for Space Access Vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Ajay Verma, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $99,985.00
Abstract:
The ultimate goal of the proposed Mission Planning and Operation Director (M-POD) for Space Access Vehicles, is to develop a novel radical approach for mission planning and operation that uses principles of dynamic inversion and constraint orthogonal polynomial basis (COPB) functions for solving a… More

Mixed-mode Simulation-based Executable Architectures (MiMoSEA)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Michael Graul, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $99,991.00
Abstract:
KBSI proposes to develop a novel methodology and supporting technology to facilitate the verification, validation and quantitative assessment of DoDAF models for systems specification and subsystem integration using mixed-mode (discrete and continuous) simulation techniques. Currently, there exists… More

Netcentric Operations Defense Environment (NODE)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Arthur Keen, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
Current approaches to security are flawed because they 1) are highly dependent on characterizing known exploits making them vulnerable to new attack variants, 2) use hub-and-spoke centralized architectures that are not scalable and makes them vulnerable to availability attacks, 3) have single points… More

Biosurveillance-based Integrated Outbreak Warning And Recognition System (BIOWARS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Satheesh Ramachandran, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
Seemingly unrelated events occurring over time in different parts of the world may culminate in a biological attack on U.S. Armed Forces overseas or at home. However, having information about these events is like obtaining parts of a million-piece jigsaw puzzle without the underlying picture. To be… More

Parasitic Power Pack (P3)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Paul M. Koola, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $69,700.00
Abstract:
Parasitic Power Pack (P3) is a modular power generation device that will fit into a 3-inch diameter free floating buoy on the ocean surface. P3 will not interfere with the antenna on the upper portion of the buoy and will not occupy more than 20 inches in length producing a steady power output of at… More

SMART - System for MARitime Targets Recognition and Retrieval

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Richard J. Mayer, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $79,994.00
Abstract:
We propose to research and design a System for MARitime Targets Recognition and Retrieval. SMART will significantly advance ISAR/Electric-Optics-based ship detection and identification. Unlike existing solutions which focus on the image processing techniques only, the proposed solution integrates… More

Spectrum Management Optimization and Deconfliction Enhancements (S-MODE)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Michael Painter, Senior Systems Analyst
Award Amount: $99,982.00
Abstract:
Despite the rapid development of innovations supporting advanced communications and other uses of the electromagnetic spectrum, comparatively little progress has been made in the technology base supporting the management and scheduling of limited spectrum resources. The proposed effort will break… More

Universal, Integrated Donor Profile Database (DPD)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Madhav Erraguntla, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
We propose a Universal, Integrated blood Donor Profile Database (DPD) to capture and maintain information about blood donor identity, deferrals, health and travel history, and responses to blood donor eligibility questionnaires across multiple donor visits, different geographic locations and blood… More

Adaptive Toolkit for Pattern Discovery (ATPD)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Perakath Benjamin, VP Research and Sr Resear
Award Amount: $749,994.00
Abstract:
This project will design, configure, and demonstrate an Adaptive Toolkit for Pattern Discovery (ATPD). We propose a novel approach that combines emerging machine learning techniques with advanced rule-based methods to (i) automate the discovery of complex system-of-systems data utilization patterns… More

Framework for Intelligent support of Smart Transducers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Ronald Fernades, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $599,974.00
Abstract:
KBSI proposes to develop a Framework for Intelligent support of Smart Transducers (FIST) that will revolutionize the way in which flight test and instrumentation engineers design, implement, test and manage sensor networks by exploiting the inherent benefits of the smart transducer technology. FIST… More

Framework for Interoperability of Executable Architectures

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Ronald Fernandes, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $749,994.00
Abstract:
KBSI proposes to design, develop and deploy a language, a framework for a suite of tools and a methodology to facilitate the syntactic and semantic interoperability of DoDAF models and artifacts among diverse vendor-specific tools and applications. Syntactic interoperability may today be achieved… More

The Secure NeTcentric INformation Assurance cLassifyer (SENTINEL)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Arthur Keen, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
KBSI proposes the Secure NeTcentric INformation Assurance cLassifyer (SENTINEL), a distributed semantic and data-driven security classifier that has the ability to semantically classify, manage and filter Cross-Domain Solution (CDS) content. The proposed design would integrate ontology-assisted… More

Hybrid Framework for Information Visualization Enablers (HI-FIVE)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Perakath Benjamin, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $399,988.00
Abstract:
This project will research, design, and demonstrate a Hybrid Framework for Information Visualization Enablers (HI-FIVE). We propose a novel, model-based "no-programming required" approach that leverages the proven IDEF family of methods, on Web-services, and a proven data display format called Data… More

Test and Evaluation Metadata Plaza (TEMPL)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Michael Graul, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
KBSI proposes to design, develop, and demonstrate a methodology, a metadata model and suite of tools to unify the storage, transfer, and retrieval of T&E metadata across multiple systems, ranges, test articles and test missions. Our focus is to use state of the art information system engineering,… More

MAINTENANCE, REPAIR, AND OVERHAUL (MRO) PHYSICS AND PRINCIPLES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Mich979ael Graul, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
The purpose of the proposed effort is to assist depot managers in the discovery and application of maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) enterprise policies supporting improved agility, throughput, and system responsiveness amidst ever-changing demands, priorities, and resource constraints. To… More

Framework for Enabling Adaptive Scenario Generation for Training (FEAST)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Michael Graul, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $99,996.00
Abstract:
We propose to design and demonstrate a Framework for Enabling Adaptive Scenario Generation for Training (FEAST). We will design an innovative methodology that enables dynamic scenario generation and adaptation for individual and team learning in simulation-based environments. We propose (i) a… More

Automated Planning Software For A Dynamic Heterogeneous Collection Of Manned And Unmanned Entities

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Michael K. Painter, Senior Systems Analyst
Award Amount: $69,992.00
Abstract:
The objective of the proposed effort is to design, develop, and deploy a goal-directed, automated asset employment and redeployment planning framework to provide commanders and their planning staff with tools to more rapidly and effectively (i) maintain situation awareness of world state conditions,… More

The Secure NeTcentric INformation Assurance cLassifyer (SENTINEL)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Richard J. Mayer, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $749,987.00
Abstract:
SENTINEL is an system for automatically classifying and downgrading information for a cross-domain capability across the range of classifications. SENTINEL semantically analyzes, filters, and extracts data and information at higher classification levels in order to match user's requirements and… More

Environment, Epidemiology, and Etiology Surveillance and Analysis Toolkit (E3SAT)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Madhav Erraguntla, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $99,950.00
Abstract:
The goal of this SBIR initiative is to design and develop an Environment, Epidemiology, and Etiology Surveillance and Analysis Toolkit (E3SAT) that will provide a research data cube and analysis tool suite to enable researchers to collect, integrate and data mine medical records, environmental… More

Entropy-Trust-Homology Operational Security (ETHOS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Ricardo Yepez, Senior Systems Analyst
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
Secure and semi-secure distributed networks rely on static security protocols and certificate authorities to attempt to assure trust between network participants. Trust is based on what others initially think of the participant and not on what the participant actually says or does. Trust should be… More

Spectrum Management Optimization and Deconfliction Enhancements (S-MODE)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Michael Painter, Senior Systems Analyst
Award Amount: $758,129.00
Abstract:
Despite the rapid development of innovations supporting advanced communications and other uses of the electromagnetic spectrum, comparatively little progress has been made in the technology base supporting the management and scheduling of limited spectrum resources. The proposed effort will break… More

Transformation in Maintenance and Repair (XFMR)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Michael K. Painter, Senior Systems Analyst
Award Amount: $749,974.00
Abstract:
The Transformation in Maintenance & Repair (XFMR, pronounced "transformer") technology is designed complement the methods and tools currently used by maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) managers in their application of a Critical Chain Program Management (CCPM) discipline to dynamically adjust… More

ProPlan21

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Michael Graul, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $749,997.00
Abstract:
We propose to design, prototype, and validate an advanced maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) based multi-echelon planning and analysis technology (ProPlan21). ProPlan21 will provide technology for rapid definition, creation, and editing of constraint based plans. This will enable advanced… More

Environment, Epidemiology, and Etiology Surveillance and Analysis Toolkit (E3SAT)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Madhav Erraguntla, Research Scientist II
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
The goal of the Environment, Epidemiology, and Etiology Surveillance and Analysis Toolkit (E3SAT) project is to develop a data analysis infrastructure, models and templates to facilitate environmental, epidemiological and etiological analysis. E3SAT provides a research data cube and analysis tool… More

Cyber Network Attack and Intrusion Detection and Recovery Environment (CYANIDE)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Ronald Fernandes, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $99,997.00
Abstract:
Knowledge Based Systems, Inc. (KBSI) proposes to develop Cyber Network Attack and Intrusion Detection and Recovery Environment (CYANIDE), a customizable environment for developing, testing and deploying sensing and monitoring technology for centralized and distributed cyber attacks on a wide range… More

Message Epidemiology Resource for Counter insURgencY (MERCURY)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Arthur Keen, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Knowledge Based Systems Incorporated (KBSI) proposes Message Epidemiology Resource for Counter insURgencY (MERCURY). MERCURY will provide reliable techniques to optimize influence operations campaigns on insurgencies. Influence operations applied to insurgencies are complicated by the fact that… More

Test and Evaluation Metadata Plaza (TEMPL)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Michael H. Graul, Senior Research Scientist – (979) 260-5274
Award Amount: $834,618.00
Abstract:
Knowledge Based Systems, Inc. proposes to design, develop, and demonstrate a methodology, metadata model and suite of tools to unify the storage, transfer, and retrieval of T & E metadata across multiple systems, ranges, test articles and test missions. At the heart of the T & E metadata… More

Open Source Information Tactical Exploitation (ONSITE)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Dan Corlette, Systems Analyst
Award Amount: $98,979.00
Abstract:
We propose to design and demonstrate the ONSITE Natural Language Processing technology. ONSITE uses innovative approach to NLP focused on achieving state of the art processing throughput in the presence of noisy input data which achieving semantically rich extractions from unstructured open source… More

Biosurveillance-enabled Outbreak WARNing (BIOWARN)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Michael Painter, Program Manager
Award Amount: $1,290,000.00
Abstract:
The impacts of disease, whether caused by natural phenomena or through deliberate bio-attacks, can be devastating, both in human lives and in disruption to society as a whole. Given the mobility of today's society, a contagious agent can be spread for miles in a matter of hours and become a… More

Ships Lifecycle Affordability Model (SLAM)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Patrick Cahill, Senior Systems Analyst
Award Amount: $69,964.00
Abstract:
Early design stage cost modeling tools in use by the Navy typically ignore lifecycle and sustainment costs, as the acquisition community functions separately from the operations community and with a completely separate budget. Recently, congressional committees and Navy senior management (civilian… More

Entropy-Trust-Homology Operational Security (ETHOS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Ronald Fernandes, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
Secure and semi-secure distributed sensor networks often rely on static security protocols and certificate authorities to attempt to assure trust between network participants. Trust is based on what others initially think of the participant and not on what the participant actually says or does. … More

Framework for Enabling Adaptive Scenario Generation for Training (FEAST)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Michael H. Graul, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
This project will design and demonstrate a Framework for Enabling Adaptive Scenario Generation for Training (FEAST). The FEAST approach is founded on an innovative methodology that enables dynamic scenario generation and adaptation for individual and team learning in simulation-based environments.… More

MAINTENANCE, REPAIR, AND OVERHAUL (MRO) PHYSICS AND PRINCIPLES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Michael Graul, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $749,993.00
Abstract:
The purpose of this Phase II SBIR initiative is to assist depot managers in the establishment of an organic, institutional Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISEN) capability that will apply sound engineering principles and practices to the discovery and application of maintenance, repair, and… More

Open Source Information Tactical Exploitation (ONSITE)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Dan Corlette, Systems Analyst – (979) 260-5274
Award Amount: $749,999.00
Abstract:
This Phase II SBIR effort will design and demonstrate enabling technology for fast text processing in the presence of noisy inputs while achieving semantically rich extractions of actionable knowledge from unstructured text data. The successful Phase I project demonstrated the ability to process… More

Parasitic Power Pack (P3)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Paul Koola, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $599,999.00
Abstract:
Knowledge Based Systems, Inc.'s (KBSI) ultimate goal is to design a robust maintenance free Parasitic Power Pack (P3) that could be modularly inserted into "free floating" buoy systems deployed in Distributed Sensor Networks by the submarine fleet of the U.S. Navy to increase situational awareness… More

Efficient Sensor Management for Optimal Multi-Task Performance (ES-MaTe)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Ajay Verma, Research Scientist – (979) 260-5274
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Knowledge Based Systems, Inc. (KBSI) proposes to investigate innovative methodologies and algorithms for Efficient Sensor Management for Optimal Multi-Task Performance (ES-MaTe), The goal of the proposed research is to investigate an efficient sensor resource management method for sensor scheduling… More

Multi-Source Network Pulse Analyzer and Correlator (MinPAC)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Timothy Darr, Senior Research Scientist – (979) 260-5274
Award Amount: $99,990.00
Abstract:
Knowledge Based Systems, Inc. (KBSI) proposes to develop, build and validate a Multi-Source Network Pulse Analyzer and Correlator (MiNPAC) that is capable of: (a) sensing emerging themes, trends and patterns of beliefs, sentiments, rhetoric, etc., from multi-source data covering large social… More

High Output Training With INtegrated Gaming Support (HOTWINGS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Michael Graul, Senior Research Scientist – (979) 260-5274
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: The Air Force utilizes live, virtual and constructive (LVC) training systems to train personnel. Many of these systems are larger full-scale simulation systems, but many are also lighter-weight, game-based systems. Two common protocols are in use for networking larger training systems… More

Framework for Airspace Situation-awareness Training (FAST)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Michael Graul, Senior Research Scientist – (979) 260-5274
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Knowledge Based Systems, Inc. (KBSI) proposes the design and demonstration of a simulation-based training system to improve Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA)-operator airspace situation awareness (SA). A key innovation in our proposal is the use of simulation-based training to increase and… More

Mission-aware Trusted Sensor Networks for Distributed Electronic Warfare (MTNDEW)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Ronald Fernandes, Senior Research Scientist – (979) 260-5274
Award Amount: $99,992.00
Abstract:
Knowledge Based Systems, Inc. (KBSI) proposes to develop the Mission-aware Trusted Sensor Networks for Distributed Electronic Warfare (MTNDEW) simulation framework to support the modeling, development, testing, and deployment of monitoring, detection, recovery, exploitation and attack technology… More

Technical Support and Professional Engineering in Real-Time (TechSPERT)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Michael K. Painter, Senior Systems Analyst – (979) 260-5274
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
KBSI"s goal for this project is to develop and deploy a high velocity engineering technical support (HV-ETS) capability referred to as Technical Support and Professional Engineering in Real-Time (TECHSPERT), reflecting the delivery of critical engineering knowledge and technical expertise at a… More

Process Mining for Entity Association Disambiguation (PMEAD)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Timothy Darr, Research Scientist II – (979) 260-5274
Award Amount: $69,986.00
Abstract:
Knowledge-Based Systems, Inc. (KBSI) proposes to design and demonstrate an innovative"Process Mining for Entity Association Disambiguation"(PMEAD) capability in response to the Navy SBIR solicitation titled"Disambiguation of Entity Association Statements."PMEAD will employ… More

Real-time Assessment, Planning, and Integrated Decision Support (RAPIDS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Michael Painter, Senior Systems Analyst – (979) 260-5274
Award Amount: $79,994.00
Abstract:
The objective of the proposed effort is to design, develop, and deploy a real-time, effects-directed, collaborative planning capability to help commanders and their planning staff to more rapidly and effectively (i) maintain situation awareness of world state conditions, constraints, and goals… More

Cyber Network Attack and Intrusion Detection and Recovery Environment (CYANIDE)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Ronald Fernandes, Senior Research Scientist – (979) 260-5274
Award Amount: $749,999.00
Abstract:
Knowledge Based Systems, Inc. (KBSI) for this project will be developing the Cyber Network Attack and Intrusion Detection and Recovery Environment (CYANIDE), a customizable framework to support the modeling, development, test, and deployment of cyber sensing, monitoring and recovery technology for… More

Ontology Driven Integration Framework (ODIF)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Perakath Benjamin, Vice President – (979) 260-5274
Award Amount: $1,399,991.00
Abstract:
The main goal of this project is to design, develop, and demonstrate an innovative Ontology Driven Integration Framework (ODIF). We propose a hybrid approach that combines knowledge extraction techniques with ontology analysis methods to automatically extract knowledge from distributed,… More

Mobile Application for Healthcare, Epidemiology, and Safety (MAES)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Madhav Erraguntla, Senior Research Scientist – (979) 260-5274
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
The goal of this initiative is to develop a mobile application that provides location-based alerts and advice on healthcare, epidemiology and safety. The proposed Mobile Application for Healthcare, Epidemiology, and Safety (MAES) collects data from multiple sources and data formats; extracts… More

Framework for Adaptive Learning CONtent Management Delivery (FALCON)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Michael Graul, Senior Research Scientist – (979) 260-5274
Award Amount: $149,995.00
Abstract:
Knowledge Based Systems, Inc. (KBSI) proposes to research, design, and demonstrate a Framework for Adaptive Learning CONtent Management Delivery (FALCON). FALCON will include the following innovative capabilities (1) training content management and content delivery using multiple training modes and… More

Semantic Framework for Collaborative Analysis and Knowledge Exploration (CAKE)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Perakath Benjamin, Senior Research Scientist – (979) 260-5274
Award Amount: $149,984.00
Abstract:
Knowledge Based Systems, Inc. (KBSI) proposes to design and demonstrate a semantic framework for Collaborative Analysis and Knowledge Exploration (CAKE). CAKE will provide the following innovative capabilities (1) Automation support for semantic tagging from multi-source text, image, and geospatial… More

Cyber-to-Physical Domain Mapping Toolkit for Vulnerability Analysis and Critical Resource Identification Enablement (CEPHEID VARIABLE)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Perakath Benjamin, Senior Research Scientist – (979) 260-5274
Award Amount: $149,972.00
Abstract:
Knowledge Based Systems, Inc. (KBSI) proposes to develop a Cyber-to-Physical Domain Mapping Toolkit for Vulnerability Analysis and Critical Resource Identification Enablement (CEPHEID VARIABLE) that enables military analysts and enterprise infrastructure management stakeholders to perform… More

Advanced Visualizations and User Interfaces for Cyber Situational Awareness (ADVICE)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Ronald Fernandes, Senior Research Scientist – (979) 260-5274
Award Amount: $149,968.00
Abstract:
Knowledge Based Systems, Inc. (KBSI), along with their research partner SA Technologies, Inc. proposes to design, assemble and demonstrate an innovative experimental framework to develop capability for Advanced Visualizations and User Interfaces for Cyber Situational Awareness (ADVICE). The ADVICE… More

After-action Review and Debrief Intelligent Support (AARDIS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Michael Painter, Senior Systems Analyst – (979) 260-5274
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: The goal of the After-action Review and Debrief Intelligent Support (AARDIS) project is to successfully develop and deploy advanced electronic warfare (EW) training methods and tools to: (i) reduce the cognitive workload of instructors, (ii) improved training effectiveness, (iii)… More

Essential, Closed-Loop Planning, Scheduling, and Execution support tools (ECLiPSE)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Michael Graul, Senoir Research Scientist – (979) 260-5274
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Knowledge Based Systems, Incorporated (KBSI), proposes to transform aircraft depot maintenance by providing Essential, Closed-Loop Planning, Scheduling, and Execution support tools -- ECLiPSE. ECLiPSE is comprised of the following elements: collaborative task planning (scripting)… More

Information DiscovEry Assistant that Learns (IDEAL)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Perakath Benjamin, Senior Research Scicentis – (979) 260-5274
Award Amount: $149,997.00
Abstract:
Traditional keyword search fails to adequately meet the needs of the modern intelligence analyst. If analysts were able to express their information needs in plain terms, understood by a search engine as guidance or examples, documents and other information artifacts might be brought to light that… More

Framework for Airspace Situation-awareness Training (FAST)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Michael Graul, Senior Research Scientist – (979) 260-5274
Award Amount: $749,999.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Knowledge Based Systems, Inc. (KBSI) proposes to design and demonstrate a simulation-based training framework to improve RPA-operator airspace situation awareness. A key innovation is the use of simulation-based training methods to increase and maintain airspace situation awareness with… More

Information DiscovEry Assistant that Learns (IDEAL)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Perakath Benjamin, Senior Research Scientist – (979) 260-5274
Award Amount: $482,560.00
Abstract:
Knowledge Based Systems, Inc. (KBSI) proposes to establish innovative enabling methods that target the challenge of semantic information analysis to facilitate iterative and adaptive discovery of information content associated with imprecisely specified information needs. The resulting new… More

Multi-Source Network Pulse Analyzer and Correlator (MinPAC)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Timothy Darr, Research Scientist II – (979) 260-5274
Award Amount: $749,999.00
Abstract:
Knowledge Based Systems, Inc. (KBSI) proposes to design, build, and validate a Multi-Source Network Pulse Analyzer and Correlator (MiNPAC) that is capable of (a) sensing emerging themes, trends and patterns of beliefs, sentiments, rhetoric etc. from multi-source data covering large social networks;… More

Query Language for Analytic Product Support (Q-LAPS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Timothy Darr, Research Scientist II – (979) 260-5274
Award Amount: $79,999.00
Abstract:
The tremendous amount of information available to the analyst is both an opportunity and a problem. Clearly, more information provides analysts with a better foundation for their analyses. However, as the amount of information increases, analysts are finding it more and more difficult to take… More

iSee

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Paul Koola, Research Scientist – (979) 260-5274
Award Amount: $79,997.00
Abstract:
iSee (IC the augmentation of intuitive decision making using Computation) is a framework that will enable accelerated, accurate intuitive Decision Making (iDM). Knowledge Based Systems, Inc. (KBSI) will model iDM based on the functioning of our brains to improve decision-making performance by… More

Cohort Development and Analysis Toolkit (CDAT)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Madhav Erraguntla, Senior Research Scientist – (979) 260-5274
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
We propose to design and develop a Cohort Development and Analysis Toolkit (CDAT) that will assist clinicians, practice administrators and public health professionals in comparing the effectiveness of different clinical practices, including preventive and treatment modalities. The overall goal of… More

Efficient Sensor Management for Optimal Multi-Task Performance (ES-MaTe)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Ajay Verma, Research Scientist – (979) 260-5274
Award Amount: $1,000,000.00
Abstract:
The vision of the Efficient Sensor Management for Optimal Multi-Task Performance (ES-MaTe) initiative is to develop technology that will enable C2BMC to plan and manage multiple sensor resources in order to support dynamic planning for defense against hostile multi-raid missile attack. BMDS uses… More

TraceLogic; Automated Rule Learning from Data Traces

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Paul Koola, Research Scientist – (979) 260-5274
Award Amount: $79,980.00
Abstract:
KBSI proposes to research the development of methods, process and algorithms to decipher the hidden rules or logic of complex traffic patterns"traces of aircraft, people and equipment on Aircraft Carriers. We call this system that performs automated rule learning from data traces - TraceLogic.… More

Framework for Adaptive Learning CONtent Management Delivery (FALCON)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Michael Graul, Senior Research Scientist – (979) 260-5274
Award Amount: $502,650.00
Abstract:
Knowledge Based Systems Inc. (KBSI) will research, design, and demonstrate a Framework for Adaptive Learning CONtent Management and Delivery (FALCON), that provides the following functions: (i) authoring, assembly, and delivery of MEC-driven"hybrid"training that combines Computer Based… More

Advanced Visualizations and User Interfaces for Cyber Situational Awareness (ADVICE)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Ronald Fernandes, SENIOR RESEARCH SCIENTIST – (979) 260-5274
Award Amount: $500,000.00
Abstract:
KBSI proposes to develop an innovative experimental framework for an Advanced Visualizations and User Interfaces for Cyber Situational Awareness (ADVICE). The ADVICE framework is a suite of tools in an extensible framework to maximize the situational awareness (SA), individual and team performance,… More

Semantic Framework for Collaborative Analysis and Knowledge Exploration (CAKE)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Perakath Benjamin, Senior Research Scientist – (979) 260-5274
Award Amount: $500,000.00
Abstract:
Knowledge Based Systems, Inc. (KBSI) proposes to design, build, and validate a semantic framework for Collaborative Analysis and Knowledge Exploration (CAKE). CAKE provides the following innovative capabilities (1) Automated ontology-driven semantic tagging of multi-source text and image data; (2)… More

Environment, Epidemiology, and Etiology Surveillance and Analysis Toolkit (E3SAT)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DHP
Principal Investigator: Madhav Erraguntla, Research Scientist II – (979) 260-5274
Award Amount: $250,000.00
Abstract:
The goal of the Environment, Epidemiology, and Etiology Surveillance and Analysis Toolkit (E3SAT) project is to develop a data analysis infrastructure, models and templates to facilitate environmental, epidemiological and etiological analysis. E3SAT provides a research data cube and analysis tool… More

Toolkit for Agent-based Knowledge Extraction (TAKE)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Perakath Benjamin, Vice President, Sr. Resea – (979) 260-5274
Award Amount: $1,251,749.00
Abstract:
The goals of the proposed TAKE Phase II.5 project are to (i) enhance and refine the TAKE methods and tools and (ii) demonstrate the practical benefits of the TAKE innovation by building, testing, and validating a focused iRPG Navy transition application. The incremental Navy transition application… More

Verification and Validation of Metadata for Test&Evaluation (VIVALDI)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Timothy Darr, Research Scientist II – (979) 260-5274
Award Amount: $149,960.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: KBSI proposes to develop a Verification and Validation of Metadata for Test & Evaluation (VIVALDI) method and supporting toolkit to enable test and instrumentation engineers and T & E stakeholders to define rules and support the verification, validation, de-confliction and… More