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Company Information:

Company Name: Migma Systems Inc.
City: Walpole
State: MA
Zip+4: -
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: N/A
Phone: (508) 660-0328

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $775,869.00 9
SBIR Phase II $5,377,033.99 7
STTR Phase I $439,933.00 6
STTR Phase II $2,599,985.00 4

Award List:

New SVM Hierarchical Classifier Fusion

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Research Institution: CARNEGIE MELLON UNIV.
Principal Investigator: Bo Ling, President & CEO
Award Amount: $99,997.00
RI Contact: David P. Casasent
Abstract:
This proposal is aimed at the investigation, development and implementation of a hierarchical multi-class target classification system suitable for dynamically changing conditions in the battle field. New support vector representation and discriminationmachine (SVRDM) classifiers are proposed. Each… More

A Target Detection and Tracking System with Model-Based Clustering and Discrimination

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Bo Ling, President & CEO
Award Amount: $69,898.00
Abstract:
The mission of the GMD system is to defend all 50 United States against a limited strike of Intercontinental-class Ballistic Missiles by adversaries from rogue nations. The system must perform detection, discrimination, battle management, and interceptfunctions, which require the integration of… More

Data Driven Damage Diagnosis and Prognosis

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Research Institution: UNIV. OF RHODE ISLAND
Principal Investigator: Bo Ling, President & CEO
Award Amount: $69,944.00
RI Contact: David Chelidze
Abstract:
This proposal is aimed at demonstrating the applicability of a method for data-based, online, real-time monitoring of machine health state and predicting imminent failures. The data driven prognostic system will be based on a new, general state-space basedapproach to parameter tracking in dynamical… More

New SVM Hierarchical Classifier Fusion

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Research Institution: Carnegie Mellon University
Principal Investigator: Bo Ling, President & CEO
Award Amount: $749,999.00
RI Contact: David Casasent
Abstract:
This Phase II proposal is focusing on further development of our new SVRDM-based ATR technologies, developed in Phase I, with the capability of rejecting non-objects. In particular, we will develop segmentation algorithms to omit clutter around the object, develop methods to handle more thermal… More

A New Robust Multiple Pedestrians Detection and Tracking System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOT
Principal Investigator: Bo Ling, President
Award Amount: $95,995.00
Abstract:
As part of DOT's Intelligent Vehicle Intiative program, the FHWA is developing advanced vehicle safety and driver information systems. Vision-based pedestrian detection in outdoor scenes remains an open challenge. People dress in very different colors that sometimes blend with the background. They… More

A New Automated Undersea Wireless Sensor Detection and Fusion System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: University of Virginia
Principal Investigator: Bo Ling, President & CEO
Award Amount: $69,999.00
RI Contact: Sang H. Son
Abstract:
Acoustic sensors are the primary sensor of choice to detect threat submarines operating below periscope depth. The increasingly quieter nuclear threat and the diesel-electric-on-battery threat limits traditional narrow-band processing, yielding shorter detection ranges and requires more array gain… More

Data Driven Damage Diagnosis and Prognosis

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Research Institution: University of Rhode Island
Principal Investigator: Bo Ling, President & CEO
Award Amount: $749,993.00
RI Contact: David Chelidze
Abstract:
This Phase II proposal focuses on the development of a data-driven, integrated damage diagnosis and prognosis technology to enable on-line, accurate and useful failure predictions for ABL systems. The developed software system will utilize the advanced nonlinear dynamics based signal analysis and… More

A New Automated Undersea Wireless Sensor Detection and Fusion System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: UNIV. OF VIRGINIA
Principal Investigator: Bo Ling, President & CEO
Award Amount: $499,996.00
RI Contact: Sang Son
Abstract:
In Phase I, we have developed new technologies used for undersea submarine detection. Our system is based on the signal cluster trending analysis for submarine detection and statistical model for false alarm mitigation. We have tested our system with DADS data from six sensors placed in two sensor… More

Multi-Classifier Fusion and Nonparametric Decision for Landmine Detection

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Bo Ling, President & CEO
Award Amount: $69,990.00
Abstract:
Traditional techniques to detect and remove landmines are both dangerous and time consuming. Very little technology is currently employed in the real world for the detection of landmines. Metal detectors are effective against metal-based landmines, but many mines are plastic cased. Landmines are… More

A New Intelligent Data Forwarder with Ontological Agent and Concept Learning

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Bo Ling, President & CEO
Award Amount: $99,997.00
Abstract:
Communication systems within MDA use a variety of message formats such as TADIL J, TADIL K, XML. To facilitate interoperable data communications, the messages need to be converted between the formats. One of the major problems faced during data conversion is data loss. Communication in the tactical… More

A New Robust Multiple Pedestrians Detection and Tracking System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOT
Principal Investigator: Bo Ling, President
Award Amount: $719,999.00
Abstract:
In Phase I, we have developed new pedestrian detection and tracking techniques based on stereo images. Our system comprises a number of key modules including (1) disparity layered thresholding method that can be used to extract the potential pedestrian(s) layer by layer; (2) pedestrian detectiona… More

Robust IED and Landmine Detection Systems Using IR Images

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Bo Ling, President & CEO
Award Amount: $729,998.00
Abstract:
Traditional landmine detection techniques are both dangerous and time consuming. Landmines can be square, round, cylindrical, or bar shaped. The casing can be metal, plastic, or wood. These characteristics make landmine detection challenging. In Phase I, we have developed new methods that improve… More

Online Real-Time Tribology Failure Detection System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Research Institution: Louisiana State University
Principal Investigator: Bo Ling, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: James L. Bates
Abstract:
The investigation of the coating friction as a function of time is important to monitor the ball bearing heath. Despite the importance of the subject mater, there is a crucial lack of information in the literature about coating life and friction force in ball bearings as coating wear of… More

Integrated Risk Injure Software (IRIS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Michael Zeifman, Senior Research Engineer
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Migma Systems, Inc. and Professor Cynthia Bir of Wayne State University propose an innovative technology to quickly and accurately predict the probability and severity of potential injuries caused by vehicle crashes, blasts, aircraft ejections and other impact events as appropriate for users… More

Model-Based Study of Rollover Automotive Crashes

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Michael Zeifman, Senior Research Engineer
Award Amount: $69,999.00
Abstract:
Migma Systems, Inc. and Professor Cynthia Bir of Wayne State University propose an innovative technology to gain a better understanding of injury mechanisms and criteria in rollover crashes. In Phase I, we propose to use our expertise in coarse-grained crash modeling and in statistical processing of… More

The Reliability of Embedded Software-Based Systems: Novel Ways to Enhance and Predict

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Research Institution: UNIV. OF PENNSYLVANIA
Principal Investigator: Michael Zeifman, Senior Research Engineer
Award Amount: $99,993.00
RI Contact: Insup Lee
Abstract:
Embedded systems have become increasingly popular over the past years, both in civil and military applications. The probability of an embedded system to perform the required operations during the specified period of time, i.e., the reliability, depends on both the underlying hardware reliability and… More

Online Real-Time Tribology Failure Detection System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / STTR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Research Institution: Louisiana State University
Principal Investigator: Bo Ling, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,997.00
RI Contact: N/A
Abstract:
Under NASA Phase I funding, we have developed a system for the ball bearing fault detection and identification. Our system can effectively identify multiple fault modes related to the evolution of friction within the contact in the coated ball bearings. To detect bearing faulty modes, we have… More

A New Multi-Sensor Hybrid System for Motorcycle Detection and Classification

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOT
Principal Investigator: Bo Ling, President & CEO
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
Detection, classification, and characterization are the key to enhancing motorcycle safety, operations and travel estimation. Motorcycle fatalities are currently estimated at 30 times those of auto fatalities per Vehicle Mile Traveled (VMT). Although it has been an active research area for many… More

A Multi-Pedestrian Counting System Using Fusion of Stereo Camera and Laser Scanner

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOT
Principal Investigator: Bo Ling, President & CEO
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
Automated vehicle counting technology has been in use for many years, but developments in automated pedestrian counting technology have been limited.  Pedestrians are more difficult to detect, track and count, than motor vehicles because their paths are much less constrained.  In Phae I,… More

Knowledge-Based Airborne Hybrid System for Sparse Minefield Detection

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Bo Ling, President & CEo
Award Amount: $69,992.00
Abstract:
Landmines come in a variety of shapes and sizes. They can be square, round, cylindrical, or bar-shaped. The casing can be metal, plastic, or wood. Traditional techniques to detect landmines are both dangerous and time consuming. Airborne-based landmine detection system often uses high resolution… More

A Multi-Sensor Hybrid System for Motorcycle and Bicycle Detection and Classification

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOT
Principal Investigator: Bo Ling, President & CEO
Award Amount: $749,998.00
Abstract:
  In Phase I, we developed a suite of algorithms for the detection and classification of motorcycle and bicycle using IR LED stereo camera, LWIR thermal camera, and microphone.  Test results using real data collected at streets have shown an excellent performance of this system.  In… More

New Robust Multiple Pedestrian Detection and Tracking System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOT
Principal Investigator: Bo Ling, President
Award Amount: $499,828.00
Abstract:
      Large Scale Field Tests of MigmaMidblockTM Under FHWA SBIR Phase I/II funding, we have developed a product, MigmaMidblockTM, using stereoscopic technologies for the pedestrian detection at mid-block crossings and signalized intersections. It has been fielded at a mid-block… More

A Multi-Pedestrian Counting System Using Fusion of Stereo Camera and Laser Scanner

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOT
Principal Investigator: Bo Ling, President & CEO – (508) 660-0328
Award Amount: $999,999.99
Abstract:
In Phase I, we developed a new system for pedestrian detection, tracking and counting. In this system, both IR LED stereo camera and laser scanner were selected for use. We have demonstrated that our pedestrian counting system can count multiple pedestrians walking in a large group, maintain… More

Enhanced IED Detection Using Ontological Knowledgebase with Fuzzy Reasoning

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Bo Ling, President&CEO – (508) 660-0328
Award Amount: $767,182.00
Abstract:
In Phase I, we have developed a suite of algorithms with capabilities including anomaly detection, false alarm mitigator, intelligent target grouping for minefield display to the human operator, and minefield detection. An ontological knowledgebase has also be developed, which provides a unified… More

A Multi-Sensor Hybrid System for Vehicle Classification of Thirteen Classes

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOT
Principal Investigator: Bo Ling, President & CEO – (508) 660-0328
Award Amount: $910,029.00
Abstract:
Image processing methods have been studied and implemented for the vehicle classification over the past decades. The most dominant approach is the use of vehicle dimension, which requires complex processes of sensor calibration as the vehicle dimensions shown in the imagery are heavily dependent on… More