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Company Information:

Name: Pacific Science & Engineering Group, Inc.
Address: 9180 Brown Deer Road
San Diego, CA 92121-2238
Located in HUBZone: No
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
Phone: (858) 535-1661

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $1,610,160.00 18
SBIR Phase II $4,775,106.00 9
STTR Phase I $399,836.00 5
STTR Phase II $388,546.00 1

Award List:

HOME MEDICAL DEVICE DESIGN FOR THE ELDERLY

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Richard T Kelly
Award Amount: $41,389.00
Abstract:
The aging american population is exerting increasing demands on the health care system. home health care is a rapidly growing alternative to institutionalized care. it involves patients directly in their own health care, which also reduces costs. medical devices utilizing advanced technology will be… More

Modeling and Simulation of Cultural Differences in Human Decision-Making

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Holly A. Handley, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $69,977.00
Abstract:
While much research has been completed on the different elements of human decision-making, Pacific Science and Engineering is in the unique position to develop a model that incorporates variables from three components: culture, organization, and individualcognitive processes. The model will create… More

Modeling and Simulation of Cultural Differences in Human Decision-Making

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Holly A. H. Handley, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $449,165.00
Abstract:
Phase II will implement the integrative algorithm and modified knowledge bases developed in Phase I to produce the Integrative Decision Space Analytical System (I-DecS AnSys). This includes not only the software and hardware implementation of the system, but also understanding how the user will… More

Knowledge Flow in Command and Control (C2)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Ronald Moore, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,000.00
Abstract:
Although incremental improvements have been made in command and control and decision making theories, practices, and supporting technologies over the past several decades, true innovation has been lacking. Three major problem areas exist that preclude revolutionary progress in military command and… More

A Human-Centric Architecture for Net-Centric Operations

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: Board of Governors, Colorado State
Principal Investigator: Ron Moore, Senior Analyst
Award Amount: $69,999.00
RI Contact: Mary Selby
Abstract:
To be effective, modern military command and control requires an enormous amount of communication, coordination, and collaboration among the various forces, services, and coalition partners involved. Many tools have been developed or adopted from industry to meet this need; however, these same tools… More

Shared Intelligence Evaluation VisualizEr (SIEVE): Web-based threat assessment for cross-cultural intelligence analysis

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Harvey Smallman, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Accurate cross-cultural intelligence analysis of rapidly developing threats is extremely difficult when the environment is characterized by dispersed and fragmentary data, cross-cultural differences, and inherent cognitive predispositions to exhibit biased information integration. The objective of… More

Joint Intelligence Graphical Situation Awareness Web (JIGSAW): Web-based Threat Assessment for Cross-Cultural Intelligence Analysis

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Harvey S. Smallman, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $450,030.00
Abstract:
Accurate cross-cultural intelligence analysis of rapidly developing threats is extremely difficult when the environment is characterized by dispersed and fragmentary data, cross-cultural differences, and inherent cognitive predispositions to exhibit biased information integration. In Phase I,… More

A Human-Centric Architecture for Net-Centric Operations

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: COLORADO STATE UNIV.
Principal Investigator: Ronald A. Moore, Senior Analyst
Award Amount: $388,546.00
RI Contact: C. Smith
Abstract:
To be effective, modern military command and control requires an enormous amount of communication, coordination, and collaboration among the various forces, services, and coalition partners involved. Many tools have been developed or adopted from industry to meet this need; however, these same tools… More

Enhancing Tactical Decision-Making in Navy Seal Operations

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Mark F. St. John, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $69,999.00
Abstract:
Two clear trends in the U.S. military's ongoing transformation are the increasing reliance on Special Operations Forces for agile operations in the War on Terrorism and the revolution in networked information tools that can be deployed to the field. Harnessing the potential of these networked tools… More

Knowledge Flow in Command and Control (C2)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Ron Moore, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $382,601.00
Abstract:
The volume and complexity of information available to decision makers by modern information technology presents both unprecedented challenges and great opportunities. Unfortunately, many information technologies intended to assist military decision-makers acquire, filter, manage, and integrate… More

Enhancing Tactical Decision-Making in Navy Seal Operations

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Mark StJohn, Director, Cognitive Syste
Award Amount: $461,089.00
Abstract:
Two clear trends in the U.S. military's ongoing transformation are the increasing reliance on Special Operations Forces for agile operations in the War on Terrorism and the revolution in networked information tools that can be deployed to the field. Harnessing the potential of these networked tools… More

FORCENavigator: Collaboration and Knowledge Interoperability in Net-Centric Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Harvey S. Smallman, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Ongoing naval operations are characterized by rapidly mutating, asymmetric threats and an ever quickening battle tempo. Networked information tools such as FORCEnet and WebCOP show tremendous promise for providing warfighters vistas of real-time, mission-relevant, battlefield knowledge to counter… More

HSI Issues in Composable Information & Service Environments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: James M. Linville, Project Manager
Award Amount: $69,980.00
Abstract:
The product of this research will be the design of the Janus HCI Toolkit and a plan for its operational evaluation during Phase II. Janus will provide a set of composable and modifiable displays to support supervisory control of multitasking and mission reconfiguration. The Toolkit will contain 1)… More

Computational Models for Effects-based Operations in Special Forces Teams: Tool for Effects-based Allocation Modeling (TEAM)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Holly A. Handley, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,961.00
Abstract:
Pacific Science & Engineering Group (PSE) proposes the Tool for Effects-Based Allocation Modeling (TEAM) to address the gap in determining the impact of unit assignment on task outcome effects. The goal of this system is to inform planners on how to shape the operational courses of action (COAs)… More

Automation of Strategic Planning Frameworks: Decision Support System for Stabilization, Reconstruction, and Conflict Transformation (START)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Research Institution: THE UNIV. OF TENNESSEE
Principal Investigator: Holly A. Handley, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,935.00
RI Contact: Robert L. Cargile
Abstract:
Pacific Science & Engineering Group (PSE) and the University of Tennessee Knoxville (UTK) propose the Decision Support System for STAbilization, Reconstruction, and Conflict Transformation (START). This tool will facilitate the Draft Planning Framework for Reconstruction, Stabilization, and Conflict… More

A Mission-Specific Equipment Optimization Toolkit (MEOT) for the Dismounted Infantryman

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: UNIV. OF IOWA
Principal Investigator: David A. Kobus, Project Manager
Award Amount: $69,999.00
RI Contact: Karim Abdul-Malek
Abstract:
The overall objective of this STTR is the development, validation, and delivery of an analysis toolkit based on an advanced integrated physics based virtual model of the dismounted infantryman. This model will include the ergonomic, physical, and cognitive interactions between the warfighter, his… More

Team Knowledge Interoperability in Maritime Interdiction Operations

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Mark St. John, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,928.00
Abstract:
Navy operations such as Maritime Interdiction Operations (MIOs) are increasingly composed of distributed assets that interact and collaborate over great distances. Not only must fielded assets coordinate information and actions, but reach-back assets that perform analysis functions play an… More

Human Performance Modeling in the Naval Capabilities Development Process

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Michael L. Quinn, Senior Analyst
Award Amount: $69,977.00
Abstract:
The overall objective of this work is to create a model of the decision process in C4I that will integrate human decision making analyses into NCDP assessment processes In Phase I, a model of the human decision process will be developed, and algorithms required to use that model to evaluate human… More

Computational Models for Effects-based Operations in Special Forces Teams: Tool for Effects-based Allocation Modeling (TEAM)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Holly A. Handley, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $449,951.00
Abstract:
The Tool for Effects-Based Allocation Modeling (TEAM) has been designed to address the recognized gap in the ability of planners to ascertain the impact of an individual or unit assignment on the outcome effects of mission tasks. TEAM considers factors beyond capabilities when considering… More

Closed-Loop Real-Time Neurophysiologically-Driven Simulation-Based Training System.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: David A. Kobus, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
This project will demonstrate the feasibility of developing an integrated system that monitors and provides feedback on cognitive states to enhance and expedite warfighter training. The system will collect, clean, and process neurophysiologic and performa

Team Knowledge Interoperability in Maritime Interdiction Operations

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Mark StJohn, Principal Investigator – (858) 535-1661
Award Amount: $628,216.00
Abstract:
Navy operations are increasingly composed of distributed teams and reach-back assets that collaborate over time and distance. Better collaboration tools are need to support team situation awareness and coordinate distributed tasking. Our solution, HERMES, consists of two major elements: the SLATE… More

HSI Issues in Composable Information & Service Environments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Mark John, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,997.00
Abstract:
Two important Navy trends are agile, rapid response operations and reduced manning. These trends require fewer warfighters to access and assimilate more information about more tasks, to multi-task, and supervise automated and semi-automated systems. Net-centric systems help by providing access to… More

Multi-Perspective Decision Making in a Networked Environment

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: Old Dominion University
Principal Investigator: Maia Cook, Senior Sci Principal Inve – (858) 535-1661
Award Amount: $79,903.00
RI Contact: Mary Garrett
Abstract:
Unmanned vehicles (UVs) are transforming the submarines collection and communication capabilities. However, the user tasks needed to employ UVs are not seamlessly integrated into existing submarine tasks and personnel assignments. Further, submarines will have to flexibly coordinate UV employment… More

Real-time Cognitive Readiness Assessment Tool

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: David Kobus, Senior Scientist – (858) 535-1661
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
The primary objective of this proposal is to develop a real-time decision support toolkit to provide mission planners a transparent method for using and interpreting empirical research findings. Such a tool would assist planners in making better educated decisions regarding how various environmental… More

Immersive Scenario Based Training Environments for Intuitive Decision Making

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Erica Palmer, Senior Scientist – (858) 535-1661
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
The Primed Intuition Training (Prime-IT) program combines cognitive and training science with critical domain knowledge, incorporating advances in immersive training and neurocognitive measurement, to develop the foundation for sound, intuitive decision-making. At the heart of Prime-IT are… More

Improving Team Readiness through the Convergence of Team Mental Models

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Harvey Smallman, Principal Investigator – (858) 535-1661
Award Amount: $99,995.00
Abstract:
here is great current interest in improving the contact management of submarines operated in the littorals. Littoral contact management is challenging because the ambiguities inherent in contact localization make accurately reconstructing each contact a hard task. Littoral contact density is high,… More

Visualization Methods and Tools for Human, Social, Cultural, and Behavioral Models

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Ron Moore, Senior Analyst PI – (858) 535-1661
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
Modern warfare takes many forms. A common requirement across this spectrum of conflict is the need to understand and predict combatant and non-combatant goals and actions. OSD directs and oversees the Human Social Culture Behavior Modeling (HSCB) program to develop reliable, validated… More

Team Assessment Grid (TAG): A Coordinating Representation for Submarine Contact Management

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Harvey Smallman, Principal Investigator – (858) 535-1661
Award Amount: $737,231.00
Abstract:
There is great current interest in improving the contact management of submarines operated in the littorals. Littoral contact management is challenging because the ambiguities inherent in contact localization make accurately reconstructing each contact a hard task. High littoral contact densities… More

Team Performance Metrics for Command and Control of Unmanned Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Ronald Moore, Senior Analyst – (858) 535-1661
Award Amount: $79,962.00
Abstract:
In today"s world, unmanned vehicles play ever-increasing roles in the military, firefighting, deep-sea and space exploration, and border defense. There is often a one-to-one ratio between operator and these unmanned vehicles; in some systems, an entire team of humans is required to operate a… More

Contextual Anomaly Management Interface (CAMI) for Autonomous System Supervision

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Maia Cook, Senior Scientist – (858) 535-1661
Award Amount: $149,999.00
Abstract:
Unmanned systems are taking on an increasing role in the U.S. military. Monitoring unmanned vehicles, sensors, and events in dynamic environments is an intense and demanding task. Today"s unmanned systems provide limited support for detecting problems and anomalies, and deliver alerts that are… More

Proactive Contextual Decision Support for Decision Making Under Uncertainty

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: Georgia Tech Research Corporation
Principal Investigator: Harvey Smallman, Director Visual Analytics – (858) 535-1661
Award Amount: $80,000.00
RI Contact: Karen Feigh
Abstract:
Decision making is driven by context. Context can be hard to operationalize and harness to the design of decision support systems. Modern military task displays often omit important context which can lead to singificant errors. This problem is exemplified in undersea warfare and specifically contact… More

HSI in Composable Information&Service Environments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Matt Risser, Project Manager – (858) 535-1661
Award Amount: $616,826.00
Abstract:
During Phase II, Pacific Science & Engineering (PSE) developed a composable, standardized display design called a Janus module to support multi-tasking supervision. Janus enables supervisors to scan multiple modules to quickly determine critical issues. Janus was successfully applied to the PEO… More

Operators Context and Trust in Automation Visualization (OCTAV) Tool

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Heather Oonk, Senior Scientist – (858) 535-1661
Award Amount: $149,994.00
Abstract:
Pacific Science & Engineering Group (PSE) proposes to design, develop, and demonstrate a prototype human-autonomous system tool & #208;Operators Context and Trust in Automation Visualization (OCTAV) & #208; that will support improved transparency, trust, and human-machine team… More