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Company Information:

Company Name:
Metron, Inc.
Address:
1818 Library Street
Suite 600
Reston, VA
Phone:
(703) 326-2834
URL:
EIN:
541280776
DUNS:
107939233
Number of Employees:
135
Woman-Owned?:
No
Minority-Owned?:
No
HUBZone-Owned?:
No

Commercialization:

Has been acquired/merged with?:
N/A
Has had Spin-off?:
N/A
Has Had IPO?:
N/A
Year of IPO:
N/A
Has Patents?:
N/A
Number of Patents:
N/A
Total Sales to Date $:
$ 0.00
Total Investment to Date $
$ 0.00
POC Title:
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POC Name:
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Narrative:
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Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $5,143,276.00 64
SBIR Phase II $20,828,799.00 34
STTR Phase I $599,253.00 6
STTR Phase II $1,240,054.00 2

Award List:

THE APPLICATION OF PARALLEL PROCESSING TO COORDINATE ASW OPERATIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,603.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Dr lawrence d stone
Abstract:
The problem area we propose to investigate is the application of parallel processing algorithms and technology to coordinate antisubmarine warfare (asw) operations. our technical objectives are two-fold: 1) to consider a specific example of discrete nonlinear filtering, analyze the parallelism in… More

AUTOMATED OBJECT ORIENTED CODE GENERATION USING CASE TOOL OUTPUTS TO ASSIST IN THE WSA&E ARCHITECTURAL EVALUATION PROCESS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1989 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$500,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Dr W K Stevens
Abstract:
The proposed research has the general objective of investigating innovative ideas which could lead to improvements in the navy's wsa&e process. in particular, the aim of this effort is the development of an automated code generation program which can be used in support of spawar architectural… More

AUTOMATED OBJECT ORIENTED CODE GENERATION USING CASE TOOL OUTPUTS TO ASSIST IN THE WSA&E ARCHITECTURAL EVALUATION PROCESS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$76,246.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Dr W K Stevens
Abstract:
N/a

DISCRETE NON-LINEAR ASW DATA FUSION FOR SHALLOW WATER TRACKING AND SURVEILLANCE

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1991 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$499,818.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Lawrence D Stone , Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Contingency and limited objective warfare operations may require naval forces to operate close to enemy shores in shallow waters with adverse acoustic environments. the objective of the proposed work is the development of a data fusion system that provides tracking and surveillance in this… More

DISCRETE NON-LINEAR ASW DATA FUSION FOR SHALLOW WATER TRACKING AND SURVEILLANCE

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$50,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Lawrence D Stone , Principal Investigator
Abstract:
N/a

New Techniques for Map/Sequence Pattern Recognition

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,959.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Terence R. Thompson
Abstract:
Due to both the rapid growth of genomic data and the inherent complexity and variability of its biological significance, automated pattern recognition is critical for efficiently identifying structural and functional relationships in the genomic databases that can be used to develop effective… More

NEW SPACE AND ELECTRONIC WARFARE (SEW) SYNTHETIC ENVIRONMENT

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$65,695.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Dr. William K. Stevens
Abstract:
Current and future Navy and Joint Warfare systems must operate within an architecture of surveillance; battle management; command, control, communications, computer, and intelligence (C4I) systems which cover an entire theater and all warfare areas simultaneously. This composite warfare environment… More

Semi-Active Shock and Vibration Isolation for Tactical Aircraft UsingMagnetorheological Fluid Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$22,450.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Michael D. Mcpartland
Abstract:
The objective of this proposal is to demonstrate the feasibility of using Magnetorheological (MR) fluid based dampers for both shock and vibration isolation for the E-2C Hawkeye. Metron has previously developed a prototype system to accomplish this objective in a laboratory demonstration. This… More

Combat Control Performance Accounting

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$98,977.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Terence Bazow PhD
Abstract:
Not Available A new type of miniature and light weight, 100 GHz Radio Frequency (RF), optical interconnects and free space data links are proposed. To achieve this goal, we will use our advanced, InGaAs / InP detector - amplifier MMIC Opto-electronic Integrated Circuits (OEICs). In Phase I, we… More

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,691.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Terence Thompson, Senior Analyst
Abstract:
N/a

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,795.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Christopher Brinton, Senior Analyst
Abstract:
N/a

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,985.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Samuel T. Osofsky
Abstract:
N/a

Combat Control Performance

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$1,249,210.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Lawrence Stone, Chief Operating Officer
Abstract:
In Phase I, Metron developed a mathematical approach to tactical decision making based on Bayesian inference and control theory. This theory was demonstrated on three, related one-on-one, submarine engagement problems. The tactics developed in Phase Iare one-sided. The target does not react to… More

Combat Control Performance

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$0.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Lawrence Stone, Chief Operating Officer
Abstract:
In Phase I, Metron developed a mathematical approach to tactical decision making based on Bayesian inference and control theory. This theory was demonstrated on three, related one-on-one, submarine engagement problems. The tactics developed in Phase Iare one-sided. The target does not react to… More

Departure Noise Avoidance Planner

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$599,835.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Terence Thompson, Senior Analyst
Abstract:
Aircraft noise mitigation is a major issue in the design and establishment of departure procedures in busy terminal areas. Even with the establishment of Noise Abatement procedures, there is a significant need for improvement in the mitigation of noise created by aircraft operations. Some Noise… More

Departure Noise Avoidance Planner

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$0.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Terence Thompson, Senior Analyst
Abstract:
Aircraft noise mitigation is a major issue in the design and establishment of departure procedures in busy terminal areas. Even with the establishment of Noise Abatement procedures, there is a significant need for improvement in the mitigation of noise created by aircraft operations. Some Noise… More

Intent Inference Algorithm

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,940.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Jimmy Krozel,, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
In this Phase II SBIR effort, Metron designs and develops an intent inference algorithm, an algorithm that infers the intent of the pilot of an aircraft that is being tracked by a surveillance system. Data describing the environment around the aircraft, for instance, the location of nearby aircraft,… More

Collaborative Routing Rationing Algorithm

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,949.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Robert Hoffman, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Collaborative Decision Making (CDM) embodies a new philosophy for managing air traffic. The initial implementation of CDM has been aimed at airport Ground Delay Programs (GDPs). However, it has become increasingly evident that very significant delays and throughput degradations have arisen from… More

Collaborative Routing Rationing Algorithm

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$599,994.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Robert Hoffman, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Collaborative Decision Making (CDM) embodies a new philosophy for managing air traffic. The initial implementation of CDM has been aimed at airport Ground Delay Programs (GDPs). However, it has become increasingly evident that very significant delays and throughput degradations have arisen from… More

Reconnecting Subnets in a Decision Architecture

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,926.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Lawrence D. Stone, Chief Operating Officer
Abstract:
"The Decision Architecture (DA) being developed by project Hercules consists of a large Bayes' net designed to combine information from multiple, sources, and systems to help make decisions about the number, kinematic state, and types of targets presentduring all phases of a ballistic missile… More

Clustering for Classification

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,990.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Mark Williams, Senior Analyst
Abstract:
"We propose to develop clustering techniques for classification of BMD targets. Model-based classification is vulnerable to unknown threats and variations on known threats. Unsupervised classification approaches have been given little consideration within BMD research. A system using a combination… More

Intent Inference Algorithm

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$599,878.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Jimmy Krozel,, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
In this Phase II SBIR effort, Metron designs and develops an intent inference algorithm, an algorithm that infers the intent of the pilot of an aircraft that is being tracked by a surveillance system. Data describing the environment around the aircraft, for instance, the location of nearby aircraft,… More

Course of Action Simulation

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,990.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Gary Blank, Senior Software Analyst
Abstract:
Metron proposes to develop a parallel-processing discrete event simulation of the entire National Air Space that can be used to assess courses of action in response to disturbances that impact Air Traffic Management. The innovative thrust is to use the NASA-patented SPEEDES parallel-processing… More

Data Mining Tool for Fleet Management

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,943.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Mark Klopfenstein, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Metron, Inc. builds a data mining tool for fleet management that allows the user, in real time, to identify cost benefit opportunities within large quantities of operational data. Designed for Airlines Operations Control (AOC) personnel, we build a tool that manages large quantities of current time… More

Environmental Data Fusion for Mine Warfare

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,954.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Mark Williams, Senior Analyst
Abstract:
"Effective countermeasures against enemy mines in the littoral require comprehensive knowledge of the undersea environment. To compile an accurate and comprehensive model of the undersea environment these data must be fused effectively. There are manychallenges associated with these data fusion… More

Reconnecting Subnets in a Decision Architecture

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,942.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Lawrence D. Stone, Chief Operating Officer
Abstract:
The Decision Architecture (DA) being developed for MDA within project Hercules consists of a large Bayes' net designed to combine information from multiple sources and systems to help make decisions about the number, kinematic state, and types of targetspresent during all phases of a ballistic… More

High Performance Computing Engine for Predictive Battlespace Awareness

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,994.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Gary Blank, Senior Software Analyst
Abstract:
The increased tempo of future combat operations demands that command and control decisions be based on an accurate common operating picture (COP) of the battlespace plus predictive battlespace awareness (PBA). A fascinating advance in simulation technologyis the concept of using simulations… More

A Tool for the Evaluation of Proposed TFM Initiatives

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,972.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
Metron Aviation, Inc. builds a tool for Traffic Flow Management (TFM) that integrates existing and emerging technologies in the areas of modeling and operations analysis to enable the evaluation of proposed TFM initiatives (Figure 1). The key innovation of this effort is the integration of the Post… More

NAS-Wide Environmental Modeling of Alternative Airspace Concepts

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,997.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
Leveraging extensive experience from major airspace re-design projects, Metron develops a software system to model the NAS-wide environmental consequences of new airspace concepts. The NAS Environmental Impact Model (NASEIM) is innovative in the following ways:(1) It solves the NAS-wide… More

SATS Virtual Market Place Facilitating Traffic Flow Management

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,935.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
The Small Aircraft Transportation System (SATS) concept envisions a dramatic change in demand on National Airspace System (NAS) resources: a significantly increased number of flights operating as needed on Point-to-Point (PTP) routes with smaller aircraft. In addition to the increased demand on the… More

Improved Signal Processing and Detection for Advanced EER Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,953.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Stanley D. Kuo, Senior Analyst
Abstract:
This work will combine the improved signal processing techniques developed by Signal Systems Corporation for use with EER and IEEER sensors with a version of MetronA's Likelihood Ratio Tracker. It will apply this combination to EER data collected at seato test for improvement in detection… More

Environmental Data Fusion for Mine Warfare

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$0.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Mark Williams, Senior Analyst
Abstract:
The proposal centers on environmental data fusion for application to undersea warfare. That is the fusion of environmental data and associated sensor performance estimation with current acoustic sensor measurements in order to better detect and classifytargets such as mines. While the principle… More

Environmental Data Fusion for Mine Warfare

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$445,814.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Mark Williams, Senior Analyst
Abstract:
The proposal centers on environmental data fusion for application to undersea warfare. That is the fusion of environmental data and associated sensor performance estimation with current acoustic sensor measurements in order to better detect and classifytargets such as mines. While the principle… More

High Performance Computing Engine for Predictive Battlespace Awareness

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$735,081.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
A major advance in the application of simulation technology is to use analytical simulations dynamically, helping to predict the future and providing real-time decision support. In military terms, this means using simulations to provide Predictive Battlespace Awareness (PBA) and assistance to… More

A Tool for the Evaluation of Proposed TFM Initiatives

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$599,831.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Dan Rosman, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Metron Aviation, Inc. builds the Pre-Operations Hypothesis Evaluation Tool (PROPHET), a tool for Traffic Flow Management (TFM) that integrates existing and emerging technologies in the areas of modeling and operations analysis to enable the evaluation of proposed TFM initiatives. The key innovation… More

NAS-Wide Environmental Modeling of Alternative Airspace Concepts

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$599,770.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Terry Thomspon, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
NASA, through several technology and concept development projects, is developing simulation/evaluation tools to assess the capacity and efficiency of alternative airspace/operational concepts. Missing from the current tool suite, however, is the ability to evaluate concepts from the perspective of… More

SATS Virtual Market Place Facilitating Traffic Flow Management

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$599,990.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Chris Brinton, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
The Small Aircraft Transportation System (SATS) concept envisions a dramatic change in demand on National Airspace System (NAS) resources: a significantly increased number of flights operating as needed on Point-to-Point (PTP) routes with smaller aircraft. In addition to the increased demand on the… More

Improved Signal Processing and Detection for Advanced EER Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$445,804.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
The Navy uses multistatic acoustic sensors with Air Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) against conventional submarines operating in shallow water as well as all submarines operating in deep water. The purpose of this work is to use improved advanced signal processing techniques in EER and IEER to improve… More

Distributed, Multi-Sensor Search Optimization based on Likelihood Ratio Surfaces

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,773.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Greg Godfrey, Senior Analyst
Abstract:
Metron proposes to develop the mathematical theory and associated algorithms for combining multi-sensor data fusion based on Likelihood Ratio Tracking (LRT) with search optimization based on dynamic stochastic programming. We draw on extensive experience in using LRT in various, successful… More

Environmentally Robust Likelihood Ratio Tracker

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,797.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Lawrence D. Stone, Chief Operating Officer
Abstract:
Under the IASW program Metron has developed a version of the Likelihood Ratio Tracker (LRT) for Distant Thunder and EER multistatic active systems which integrates contacts over time and space to reduce false alarms and increase detection probability. It appears that LRT is a promising method of… More

Distributed, Multi-Sensor Search Optimization based on Likelihood Ratio Surfaces

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$597,269.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Greg Godfrey, Senior Engineer
Abstract:
Metron proposes to extend the mathematical theory and associated algorithms developed under Phase I for combining multi-sensor data fusion based on Likelihood Ratio Tracking (LRT) with search optimization based on dynamic stochastic programming. We draw upon extensive experience in using LRT in… More

Environmentally Robust Likelihood Ratio Tracker

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$395,359.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
For this work we propose to extend the environmentally robust version of LRT developed and tested during phase I to provide field level fusion at TSCs for ONR's Littoral ASW Multistatics Project (LAMP). This version of LRT will be capable of processing contact messages resulting from active… More

Bayesian Multi-Array Search Aid

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,984.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Stephen L. Anderson, Senior Analyst
Abstract:
This work will develop a Bayesian Acoustic Multi-Array Search Aid for IUSS using the multiple-target tracker, Nodestar TMA as its basis. Nodestar TMA is currently used aboard Los Angeles class submarines. It incorporates bearing information from multiple acoustic arrays on board the submarine to… More

Development of a Sensor System for Reliable, Automated Detection of Surfaced Swimmers

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,993.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Chris Husband, Analyst
Abstract:
Metron proposes to develop Likelihood Ratio Tracking (LRT) for available Commercial Off The Shelf (COTS) sensor systems to automatically detect unauthorized swimmers in the water around key instillations and ships. Metron proposes to team with a producer of COTS sensor systems (such as Klein… More

Categorical Logic as a Foundation for Reasoning Under Uncertainty

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,995.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
Categorical logic is a sophisticated mathematical theory which has been successfully applied in computer science, applied mathematics, and in mathematical foundations. Formal languages called logics are interpreted in mathematical structures called categories. Sets, fuzzy sets, probability spaces,… More

A Computerized Third Party to Aid Distributed Logistics

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$98,905.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Greg Godfrey, Senior Engineer
Abstract:
The Metron team, consisting of Metron, Inc and its consultant Mr. John Kettelle, proposes to design and develop negotiation mechanisms to aid in distributed logistics planning involving multiple government, military and commercial parties. In particular, under Phase I, we are interested in the… More

Categorical Logic as a Foundation for Reasoning Under Uncertainty

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$500,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
Critical decisions must often be made in real time and based on imprecise evidence from various sources. In Phase I Metron developed a rigorous mathematical framework in which to construct models of uncertainty and to translate between them. We propose in Phase II to transition this mathematical… More

Simulation Tool to Intercept Multiple Missiles Employing Quick and Random Evasive Flight Path

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,999.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Greg Godfrey, Sr. Engineer
Abstract:
New interceptor control strategies are required to counter threat missiles that are capable of randomly changing their flight paths. This SBIR project will result in a new simulation tool that can be used to compute, analyze, and test cooperative interceptor control strategies. Metron's approach… More

Runtime Integration of NETWARS with Warfare Assessment Models - (MP 54-07)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,903.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Jeff Monroe, Senior Manager
Abstract:
Under the Navy's Programming, Planning and Budgeting System (PPBS), OPNAV conducts simulation-based assessments to provide traceability from systems characteristics and performance (C&P) data at the Program Executive Offices (PEOs) and Program Management Offices (PMWs) to warfighting effects… More

Assessing the Impact of GPS Degradation Using Campaign-level Warfare Modeling - (MP 53-07)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$68,953.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Colleen M. Keller, Senior Analyst
Abstract:
Metron, Inc. proposes a unique solution for combining data from detailed engineering-level simulations of GPS integrity with a mission- and campaign-level model of joint warfare to produce a tool that can be used to illustrate the importance of accurate GPS signals to various warfighting functions. … More

Modeling and Simulation for Information Operations Training (MP 51-07)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$68,697.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Michael Atamian, Sr Manager
Abstract:
Metron, Inc., proposes a unique solution for combining visualization, mission-level modeling, and automatic collection of mission/campaign success metrics, with the goal of improving training of Information Operations (IO) practitioners. The first part of the effort will focus on which elements of… More

Multi-INT data fusion for Soft-Target Identification and Tracking (MP 66-07)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,991.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Christopher Boner, Senior Manager
Abstract:
Countering today's asymmetric threats requires innovative technologies that automatically fuse massive amounts of data from diverse sources to discover and connect related signatures of threat entities, their activities and their support networks. Metron proposes to demonstrate the feasibility of… More

Measuring and Mapping Political Will

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,597.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator:
Jeff Monroe, Sr. Program Manager
Research Institution:
SDSUNIV.
RI Contact:
Jeff Mclllwane
Abstract:
Non-traditional analytical models can help the US Government (USG) improve measurement and mapping of political will as a context for diplomatic, infrastructure, military or economic (DIME) decisions. Today's subjective anti-corruption and governance measurement tools can be enhanced to improve… More

Improved Contact Association - MP 63-08

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,992.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
James Ferry, Senior Analyst
Abstract:
Bayesian Track-to-track association methods have been developed and implemented for the Missile Defense Agency which use both kinematic (position and velocity) and feature information to provide improved track-to-track association. Metron and Adaptive Methods have adapted this technology for use in… More

Radar Periscope Detection using Likelihood Ratio Detection and Tracking - MP 120-07

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,875.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Lawrence D. Stone, Chief Executive Officer
Abstract:
Based on a version of the Likelihood Ratio Detector and Tracker (LRDT) periscope detection system developed for ONR's Uncluttered Tactical Picture program, Metron proposes to develop a PDR LRDT that will provide substantially improved detection performance compared to the ARPDD Slow Target Automatic… More

Intra-Family Track Discrimination Using Supervised and Semi-Supervised Statistical Learning Methods - MP 121-07

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$98,011.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Roy Streit, Senior Scientist
Abstract:
We are proposing to incorporate support vector machines (SVM's) as well as related, but more analytically tractable methods such as proximal SVM's, into a multi-hypothesis tracker (MHT) and to use the combined SVM/MHT algorithm to discriminate launch families into intra-family similarity groups. We… More

Detection and Tracking on Dynamic Random Networks - MP 140-07

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,905.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
James P. Ferry, Senior Analyst
Abstract:
We propose to develop a theory of detection and tracking on dynamic networks which harnesses rigorous mathematics to address the concerns of network analysts. The mathematical and operational communities are currently disconnected -- the network analyst employs unsophisticated technology, and the… More

A Computerized Third Party for Negotiation: Technologies and Applications - MP 29-08

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$741,768.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Gregory Godfrey, Senior Manager
Abstract:
The Metron team, consisting of Metron, Inc., Mr. John Kettelle and Ketron Optimization, proposes to develop a secure, web-based system, which we call the Computerized Third Party (CTP) system, that would enable multiple government, military and commercial parties to negotiate a set of issues by… More

Active Sonar Automated Clutter Management MP 03-08

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,976.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Robert Zarnich, Senior Manager
Abstract:
The goal is to develop an inexpensive and ubiquitous synthetic sonar operator training environment for Mid-Frequency Active Sonar (MFAS) systems which can be realized on inexpensive hardware. "Display ready data" will be generated as realizations of random fields that are based on statistical… More

Modeling Human Decision Making and Agent-Based Modeling of C3 Architectures in Warfare Assessment Models - MP 113-07

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,986.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Colleen M. Keller, Senior Analyst
Abstract:
Constructive Warfare Assessment Models are used by the OPNAV N81 Assessments to support budget planning decisions for future Navy programs. These models simulate approved Major Combat Operations and Global War on Terrorism scenarios that often span days to weeks, cover multiple warfare areas, and… More

Modeling and Simulation for Information Operations Training (MP 71-08 )

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$556,642.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Michael Atamian, Sr. Analyst
Abstract:
This work will develop and test an Information Operations Training System (IOTS) prototype built upon an HLA federation consisting of the Naval Simulation System (NSS), OPNET Modeler, and 3DNV. The IOTS design philosophy relates IO metrics and effects generated by the NSS and OPNET Modeler… More

Radar Periscope Detection using Likelihood Ratio Detection and Tracking - MP 22-08

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$599,891.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Robert E. Zarnich, Senior Manager
Abstract:
This work will develop and test a laboratory version of the PDR LRDT that will be designed for use in an updated version of the CVN PDR system. PDR LRDT will estimate radar clutter in space and time in real time and use these estimates to provide the parameters for a statistical model of clutter. … More

Compressive Sensing in the Tactical Underwater Environment - MP 45-09

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,948.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Roy Streit, Senior Scientist
Research Institution:
Duke University
RI Contact:
Lawrence Carin
Abstract:
The overall objective of the proposed STTR is to examine the utility of compressive sensing (CS) to simplify the design of arrays for underwater systems. The underlying theory is applicable to arbitrary sensor arrays, but a particular focus will be placed on synthetic aperture sonar (SAS). The… More

Assessing the Impact of GPS Degradation Using Campaign-level Warfare Modeling - (MP 94-08)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$300,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Colleen Keller, Sr. Analyst
Abstract:
Metron, Inc. proposes a unique solution for combining data from Satellite Toolkit (STK), a detailed engineering-level simulation of Global Positioning System (GPS) integrity, with the Naval Simulation System (NSS), a joint campaign-level warfare model. The goal of this effort is to produce an… More

Modeling Human Decision Making and Agent-Based Modeling of C3 Architectures in Warfare Assessment Models - MP 30-09

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$1,499,987.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Jonah Sonnenshein, Sr. Software Analyst – (858) 792-8904
Abstract:
Metron, Inc. proposes a unique solution for developing a methodology to integrate warfare assessment models with agent-based models (ABMs) to enhance the fidelity of human decision making representations in Naval warfare analysis. We will implement the integration of ABMs with the Naval Simulation… More

Runtime Integration of NETWARS with Warfare Assessment Models - (MP 79-08)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$300,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Jeff Monroe, Sr. Analyst
Abstract:
Under the Navy's Programming, Planning and Budgeting System (PPBS), OPNAV conducts simulation-based assessments to provide traceability from systems characteristics and performance (C&P) data at the Program Executive Offices (PEOs) and Program Management Offices (PMWs) to warfighting effects… More

Active Sonar Automated Clutter Management MP 20-09

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$299,583.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Bob Zarnich, Sr. Manager
Abstract:
For the Phase II effort, Metron's objective is to provide a standalone capability providing a training reinforcement environment for the full development, deployment, and revision for Surface ASW Synthetic Training - ''Game Technology'''' SAST-GT. We propose to borrow significantly from the two… More

Distributed Fusion for Sensor Fields - MP 04-09

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,980.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Mark Anderson, Senior Analyst
Abstract:
A new distributed data fusion system design will result from this Phase I SBIR project. The new data fusion system will be tailored to geographically disperse sensor fields that can be formed by a group of manned or unmanned vehicles. Autonomous operation will be emphasized, with prioritization… More

Detection and Tracking on Dynamic Random Networks - MP 129-08

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$369,170.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
James Ferry, Senior Analyst
Abstract:
Under a Phase II effort for group tracking on dynamic networks Metron proposes: (1) to develop an efficient, approximate inference scheme for tracking groups on dynamic networks based on the exact but inefficient scheme developed in Phase I; (2) to use this approximate inference scheme to explore… More

Topological Data Analysis and Wide Area Detection of Chemical and Biological Contamination MP 39-10

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,972.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Stephen Ahearn, Sr. Analyst
Research Institution:
Stanford University
RI Contact:
Gary Podesta
Abstract:
Metron, Inc. and Stanford University propose to design, develop, test and demonstrate topological data analytic algorithms to analyze hyperspectral imagery. We propose to adapt the topological data analytic techniques, including Stanford's successful Mapper algorithm, to the hyperspectral imagery… More

Compressive Sensing in the Tactical Underwater Environment - MP 45-09 - (MP 34-10)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / STTR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$490,224.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Roy Streit, Sr. Analyst – (703) 326-2894
Research Institution:
Duke University
RI Contact:
Phillip Grosshans
Abstract:
The theory of compressive sensing (CS) will be extended to the design of arrays for underwater systems. The underlying theory is applicable to arbitrary sensor arrays, but the focus will be placed on synthetic aperture sonar (SAS). The proposed research will integrate CS with the closely related and… More

Video Utility for Likelihood-based Change ANalysis (VULCAN)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,925.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Greg Godfrey, Sr. Analyst
Abstract:
Metron proposes to design, develop, test and demonstrate algorithms for automatically detecting and tracking human activity from low contrast, monochrome imagery, such as from airborne mid-wave infrared (MWIR) cameras, in which the human objects of interest may be as small as a single pixel. There… More

MP 38-06 Automated Swimmer Detection via Likelihood Ratio Tracking

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$706,663.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Vinh-Thy Tran, Sr. Anayst
Abstract:
Metron proposes to improve and extend the Likelihood Ratio Tracking (LRT) algorithm developed in Phase I for detecting unauthorized swimmers. We will leverage extensive experience in developing LRT in various, successful Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) applications. The Phase II research and… More

Densely-Packed Target Data Fusion for Naval Mission-level Simulation Systems MP 11-10

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,920.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Richard Zuelsdorf, Sr. analyst
Abstract:
Current Department of Navy (DON) mission-level simulators are not adequate for detection and data fusion (DFF) in target-dense environments for the support of robust determination or evaluation of COAs. This is due to inadequate handling of the ambiguities in track correlation and the subsequent… More

Algorithms for Detection of Near Surface Objects Using Acoustic Synthetic Aperture Sensors - MP 61-09

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,823.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Thomas Giddings, Sr. Analyst
Abstract:
Metron proposes to develop signal processing algorithms that will provide a surface mine hunting capability using existing SMCM UUV hardware technology. Detection and classification algorithms will be designed to meet the challenges of shallow water (SW) and very shallow water (VSW) environments by… More

Network Operations (NetOps) Data Transport Optimization Engine - MP 89-09

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$68,964.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
Given limited network bandwidth and the amount of network operational data that must be transmitted, Metron, Inc. will develop a system that reduces the data into its principal components before transmission. In this proposal, we present a unique expert-system optimization tool that functions both… More

Search Planning System with Environmental Constraints - MP 09-10

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,917.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Lawrence Stone, Senior Manager
Abstract:
The existing route planning and asset allocation algorithms in USW DSS produce plans to maximize a measure such as Cumulative Detection Probability (CDP) for a sensor searching for a target. These algorithms take into account the environment in order to calculate signal excess and the CDP of the… More

Synthetic Elements for Moving Line Arrays - MP 85-09

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,917.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Kristine Bell, Sr. Analyst
Abstract:
Towed arrays provide the potential for creating synthetic elements located at positions a fraction of the distance between the actual elements, thus sampling the spatial field at a higher rate and allowing for operation at higher frequencies without grating lobes. Synthetic elements may also be used… More

Computer Network Defense (CND) for Future Satellite Operations Center (SOC) - MP 91-10

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,993.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Marconi B. Ratonel, Senior Analyst – (619) 727-4111
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Metron, Inc. (Metron) proposes a distinctive solution for the identification of relevant cyberspace characteristics that can lead to early detection of cyber attacks and then couple that identification to an effective mitigation strategy using an expert-system optimization tool. This… More

MAP-PF/LRDT Multitarget Tracking for Next Generation Over the Horizon Radar - MP 88-10

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,825.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Kristine Bell, Sr. Analyst II – (703) 326-2913
Abstract:
Detection, localization, and tracking in over the horizon radar (OTHR) systems is a challenging problem due to the existence of multiple ray mode propagation paths between the transmitter, target, and receiver. Traditional OTHR multi-target tracking techniques use three isolated processes: slant… More

Enabling netted sensor fusion for anti-submarine warfare in uncertain and variable environments - MP 60-10

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,970.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Terence Bazow, Senior Manager – (703) 326-2831
Abstract:
This proposal describes an approach for multi-sensor, multi-target SR & G based on theoretically sound Bayesian probability. A key aspect of our approach is employment of a Rao-Blackwell (marginalized) particle filter to"jointly"track all relevant state parameters and their… More

Near Field Passive Tracking - MP 71-10

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,977.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Bob Zarnich, Subject Matter Expert – (703) 326-2884
Abstract:
Our approach to near field and full field passive sonobuoy detection and tracking employs a two prong approach. The first approach uses Metron's Likelihood Ratio Detection and Tracking (LRDT) couple with our state of the art Data Fusion engine, Nodestar Plus to provide a Bayes Optimal solution… More

EOIR Multi-Sensor Fusion Tracker Algorithm MP 08-11

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,906.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Jeffrey Silver, Senior Analyst – (703) 326-2915
Abstract:
We will employ fine grain registration and Likelihood ratio and detection to fuse multiple wave bands at the sensor level

Runtime Integration of NETWARS with Warfare Assessment Models - (MP 54-07) - Phase II.5 MP 53-11

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$549,197.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Jeff Monroe, Senior Manager – (619) 727-5103
Abstract:
The objectives of the effort are to improve, expand and use the Bandwidth Analysis Toolkit built in phase II in the following ways: Optimize Traffic Processors - Enhance and optimize BAT"s data processing capabilities in order to increase the level of automation in the processing and… More

Distributed Sensor Fusion - Application to MFA Tracking, Classification and Fusion

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,966.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Terence Bazow, Sr. Analyst I – (703) 326-2831
Abstract:
This proposed effort provides a unifying mechanism to allow multiple innovative technologies and advanced information management architecture to be brought forth in an integrated fashion. Expected benefits are enhanced operational capabilities and reduced opportunity costs for modernization of the… More

Algorithms for Detection of Near Surface Objects Using Acoustic Synthetic Aperture Sensors - MP 61-09 (MP 76-10)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$488,409.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Gordon Clark, Senior Manager – (703) 326-2880
Abstract:
The objective of this effort is to develop signal processing algorithms that provide a near-surface object detection capability using existing hardware and data acquisition systems. Such a system would be effective in turbid littoral environments where the performance of electro-optical sensors is… More

Synthetic Elements for Moving Line Arrays - MP 85-09 (Phase II 47-11)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,998.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Kristine Bell, Senior Analyst – (703) 326-2913
Abstract:
Towed arrays provide the potential for creating synthetic elements located a fraction of the distance between the actual elements, thus sampling the spatial field at a higher rate and allowing for operation at higher frequencies without grating lobes. Synthetic elements may also be used to fill in… More

Calibration and Validation of the Naval Simulation System (NSS) for Navy Centers of Excellence

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$499,916.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Jon George, Analyst – (858) 792-8904
Abstract:
As part of SBIR N101-101, Metron proposes to perform calibration and validation of the Naval Simulation System (NSS) in support of mission-level modeling and simulation (M & S) at various USN Centers of Excellence (COEs), beginning with the Naval Mine and Anti-Submarine Warfare Command (NMAWC)… More

MIMO Radar Clutter Modeling - MP 127-11

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,814.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Kristine Bell, Sr. Analyst II – (703) 787-8700
Research Institution:
Ohio State University
RI Contact:
Joel Johnson
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: The goal of this effort is to develop a physics-based model and simulation capability for MIMO radar clutter that accurately characterizes the statistical and spectral properties of the clutter under a variety of operating conditions. Our clutter patch model will be capable of predicting… More

Improved Techniques for Optimistic Modeling - MP 75-11

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,968.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Jim Brutocao, Senior Software Analyst II – (858) 794-3518
Abstract:
Optimistic processing is the key enabling technology for parallel performance of major MDA M & S projects ever since the Synchronous Environment for Emulation and Discrete Event Simulation (SPEEDES) was introduced to the MDA in 1997. However, writing rollbackable models as required for… More

Through the Sensor Active Sonar Enhancement

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,978.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Terence Bazow, Senior Manager – (703) 326-2831
Abstract:
This proposal describes a principled approach based on a proven technology base that unifies DCL Information Processing (IP). Our approach incorporates prior environmental information (e.g., spatial-temporal clutter map, sound speed, etc.) and adapts to in-situ environmental information to account… More

Multi-Target High Probability of Kill Weapons Engagement - MP 129-11

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,981.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Lauren Klak, Analyst I – (619) 727-4113
Abstract:
The torpedo threat to U.S. and coalition naval forces is real and growing. Incorporating machine learning into the fire control piece for the Torpedo Warning System (TWS) can help to increase the probability of kill for the large number of possible torpedo threats. Metron, Inc. proposes a unique… More

Predictive Model for Imaging Underwater Objects through the Air-Sea Interface - MP 61-12

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,890.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Tom Giddings, Senior Analyst – (703) 326-2828
Abstract:
The proposed effort seeks to leverage existing and potential future physical modeling efforts, and to develop new physical models as required, to provide a comprehensive simulation and performance prediction capability for airborne electro-optical imaging of submerged objects. A plan will be… More

Adaptive multi-sensor wide area situational awareness system - MP 85-12

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,929.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Jeff Jones, Senior Manager – (703) 414-3674
Research Institution:
Pennsylvania State University
RI Contact:
Jason Morton
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Existing machine learning algorithms have difficulty using all available data about a problem. This STTR will develop a new algorithm that can make full use of all available data, whether that data is labeled or not, and even when some data types or data resolutions are not available… More

Through the Sensor Active Sonar Enhancement

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$742,563.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Terence Bazow, Senior Manager – (703) 326-2831
Abstract:
This Through the Sensor Active Sonar Enhancement SBIR aims to develop algorithms for in-situ adaptive sonar performance prediction. These algorithms will provide spatially and temporally varying estimates for terms in the sonar performance prediction equation such as clutter, signal-to-noise ratio… More

Using Features to Reduce LFA and CFLA Clutter - MP 14-13

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,869.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Lawrence Stone, Chief Scientist – (703) 326-2840
Abstract:
Metron has developed a detector-tracker for Mid Frequency Active (MFA). This detector-tracker computes likelihood functions and likelihood ratio surfaces from the un-normalized matched filter output of the MFA system. While doing this we have discovered a number of features that significantly reduce… More

Fully Adaptive Radar - MP 115-12

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,972.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Kristine Bell, Senior Analyst – (703) 326-2913
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: The goals of this project are to (i) develop a theoretical framework for a fully adaptive radar (FAR) system that includes specification of the feedback mechanism from the receiver to the transmitter and specification of performance metrics to assess FAR system performance, and (ii) to… More

Near Field Passive Tracking - MP 71-10 (SBIR Phase II Propsoal MP 83-12)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$710,243.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Bob Zarnich, Subject Matter Expert – (703) 326-2884
Abstract:
In this Phase II we extend the applicatioin of the intensity Likelihood Detection Ratio (iLRT) methodology to the problem of detection and tracking of submarines, by primary means of a distributed field of passive sonobuoys, for ship based Helicopters. The system software is developed and targeted… More

Mine Drift Prediction Tactical Decision Aid (TDA) - MP 65-13

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$80,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Lawrence Stone, Chief Scientist – (703) 326-2840
Abstract:
The goal of the proposed work is to use real-time environmental observations, wind and ocean current models, and other sources of information to predict the drift of mines. The predicted trajectories of the mines will be used as inputs to modules that will be developed to recommend (1) search plans… More

Advance Tracking Algorithms to Meet Modern Threats - MP 14-14

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,954.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Kristine Bell, Senior Analyst – (703) 326-2913
Abstract:
Modern UAVs and fifth-generation aircraft are capable of supermaneuverability that includes rapid changes in acceleration, high-G turns, and rapid changes in radar cross-section (RCS) and/or low RCS profile. These traits pose problems to conventional Kalman-based trackers (including the extended… More

Advanced Analytics for Discovering Areas of Interest - MP106-13

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,938.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator:
Greg Godfrey, Senior Manager – (703) 326-2897
Abstract:
Metron and Next Century propose to design, to develop, and to demonstrate a proof-of-concept pattern recognition capability using open source data types ported to a spatial grid structure. The capability would identify areas of interest from the data and display the results as heat maps showing both… More

Predictive Model for Imaging Underwater Objects through the Air-Sea Interface - MP 51-13

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2014 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$497,274.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Tom Giddings, Senior Analyst – (703) 326-2828
Abstract:
The objective of this project is to develop high-fidelity, computationally efficient, physics based models for electro-optical imaging systems that operate from an above-water platform and are used to detect underwater objects. The goal is to accurately simulate the output of such systems and… More

Adaptive, Immersive Training to Counter Deception and Denial Tactics, Techniques and Procedures (TTPs) for C4ISR Networks

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,930.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Marconi Ratonel, Sr. Manager – (619) 727-4020
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Metron, Inc. (Metron) proposes a unique cyber security training environment which will be overlaid on training networks as a set of distributed host and network-based agents. These agents will communicate with an automated cyber war gaming engine to conduct mock cyber attack and defense… More

Fully Adaptive Radar - MP 36-14

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2014 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,934.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Kristine Bell, Senior Analyst – (703) 326-2913
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: The concept of fully adaptive radar (FAR) seeks to exploit all available degrees of freedom on transmit and receive in order to maximize radar system performance. Of key importance is the concept of closed loop radar operation via feedback from the receiver to transmitter for guiding the… More

Expendable Direct Sensing for AUV Based Geotechnical Survey Operations

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2014 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,993.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Martin Siderius, Associate Professor – (503) 725-3223
Research Institution:
Portland State University
RI Contact:
Martin Siderius
Abstract:
There is a documented high priority Navy need to substantially reduce Mine Countermeasures (MCM) tactical survey mine hunting and neutralization timelines in support of relevant Operational Plans (OPLANs) and Concept of Operation Plans (CONPLANs). Hence there is also a need to minimize the time and… More

MIMO Radar Clutter Modeling - MP 98-12

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2014 / STTR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,830.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Kristine L. Bell, Senior Scientist – (703) 326-2913
Research Institution:
The Ohio State University
RI Contact:
Joel T. Johnson
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: The goal of this project is to develop a site-specific physics-based model and simulation capability for MIMO radar clutter and to perform an extensive and exhaustive validation of the model through statistical and experimental data analysis. The foundation of our model is a… More