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Company Information:

Company Name: Parietal Systems, Inc.
City: North Andover
State: MA
Zip+4: -
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phone: (978) 327-5210

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $1,377,863.00 13
SBIR Phase II $6,728,616.00 8
STTR Phase I $99,997.00 1

Award List:

Coalition Shared Database Implementation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: John J. Fox, President
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
TIA Research will develop an approach for supporting the efficient storage, dissemination and retrieval of Ground Moving Target Indicator and Synthetic Aperture RADAR imagery within a distributed database. We will achieve this by a comprehensive research agenda that addresses the key elements of the… More

Innovative Hypothesis Management

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: John J. Fox, President
Award Amount: $98,995.00
Abstract:
TIA Research will develop an approach for optimizing the performance of multi-hypothesis trackers. The work performed will consider primarily mechanisms for improving the association algorithm that is a fundamental element of the fusion process. In the first phase of this research, the proposed… More

Coalition Shared Database Implementation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: John J. Fox, President
Award Amount: $749,998.00
Abstract:
TIA Research will continue the development of an approach for supporting the efficient storage, dissemination and retrieval of Ground Moving Target Indicator and Synthetic Aperture RADAR imagery within a distributed database. We will achieve this by implementing the results obtained during the Phase… More

Constraint Satisfaction Based Techniques for Improved Hypothesis Management

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Thomas G. Allen, VP Engineering
Award Amount: $749,998.00
Abstract:
Parietal Systems Inc. (PSI) proposes to develop an approach for optimizing the performance of multi-hypothesis tracking and fusion systems that will facilitate the incorporation of information in the form of logic-based constraints. The work performed will develop innovative mechanisms for improving… More

Real-Time Resource Optimization of a UAV Network for Continuous Video Tracking

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: BOSTON UNIV.
Principal Investigator: Robert B. Washburn, Principal Scientist
Award Amount: $99,997.00
RI Contact: Michael DiFabio
Abstract:
Networks of UAV's equipped with video sensors promise an affordable capability to keep track of moving ground targets of military interest in an urban environment in the presence of target occlusion, clutter, and other background traffic. But maintaining continuous track on multiple targets that… More

Geo-Statistical Analysis, Modeling and Simulation for Behavioral Motion Patterns

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: John J. Fox, President
Award Amount: $99,997.00
Abstract:
The Air Force has collected a large repository of Ground Moving Target Indicator (GMTI) data from a variety of sensors. This wealth of data offers an unprecedented opportunity to perform comprehensive statistical analyses of surface vehicle motions under a variety of conditions and to better… More

Graphical Analysis for MTI Exploitation (GAME)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Robert B. Washburn, Principal Scientist
Award Amount: $99,997.00
Abstract:
The ability of airborne GMTI radars to observe motion persistently over large regions provides an unsurpassed potential to detect linkages between events or facilities for forensic analysis. However, realizing this potential is currently a time-consuming, manually intensive task requiring days or… More

Motion Pattern Anomaly Detection System (MPADS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Robert B. Washburn, Principal Scientist
Award Amount: $99,000.00
Abstract:
The basic goal of this research is to improve the capability to detect, locate, and characterize emerging abnormal activities in cluttered environments based on motion pattern analysis. Parietal Systems, Inc. (PSI) proposes to do this by developing novel closed-loop pattern detection and sensor… More

Predictive Clustering for IED Defeat

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Robert B. Washburn, Principal Scientist
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
Proliferation of sensors, particularly on board unmanned platforms, is quickly enabling persistent surveillance of areas of military interest. The ability to collect and store such surveillance data over large areas and long time periods provides a rich database to mine for patterns of IED activity,… More

Multi-Sensor Resource Management for Layered Sensing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Robert B. Washburn, Principal Scientist
Award Amount: $99,998.00
Abstract:
The implementation of ISR architectures such as layered sensing will significantly increase the number and types of sensors available for ATR, but at the same time the ISR problem is becoming become more difficult (e.g., thousands of targets, dismounts, urban terrain, extended operating conditions).… More

Graphical Analysis for MTI Exploitation (GAME)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Robert B. Washburn, Principal Scientist
Award Amount: $749,994.00
Abstract:
The ability of airborne GMTI radars to observe motion persistently over large regions provides an unsurpassed potential to detect linkages between events or facilities for forensic analysis. However, realizing this potential is currently a time-consuming, manually intensive task requiring days or… More

Geo-Statistical Analysis, Modeling and Simulation for Behavioral Motion Patterns

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: John J. Fox, President
Award Amount: $749,995.00
Abstract:
The Air Force has collected a large repository of Ground Moving Target Indicator (GMTI) data from a variety of sensors. This wealth of data offers an unprecedented opportunity to perform comprehensive statistical analyses of surface vehicle motions under a variety of conditions and to better… More

Multi-Sensor Resource Management for Layered Sensing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Robert B. Washburn, Principal Scientist
Award Amount: $749,997.00
Abstract:
Layered sensing concepts will significantly increase the number and types of sensors available for ATR, but at the same time the ISR problem is becoming become more difficult (e.g., thousands of targets, dismounts, urban terrain, extended operating conditions). To exploit fully these new sensing… More

Distributed Satellite Resource Management for Space Superiority

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: John J. Fox, President
Award Amount: $99,995.00
Abstract:
Dynamic tasking of constellations of satellites is subject to bottlenecks caused by uncertainties in the outcome of tasking and in the time required to complete tasks. The situation is exacerbated in situations where an adversarial force may be intentionally threatening the satellites, attacking… More

Threat Indications for Guiding an Effective Response (TIGER)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: John J. Fox, President
Award Amount: $737,198.00
Abstract:
The ability to collect and store such surveillance data over large areas and long time periods provides a rich database to mine for patterns of IED and other threat activity, but current data mining is human-intensive and limited to non-real-time forensic analysis of threat events. We propose to… More

Distributed Satellite Resource Management for Space Superiority

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: John J. Fox, President – (978) 327-5210
Award Amount: $741,576.00
Abstract:
Emerging sensor concepts for extending the Space Surveillance Network will significantly increase the number and types of sensors available for maintaining the space catalog. Concurrently the same time the space situational awareness problem is becoming become exponentially more difficult (e.g.,… More

GEM: Graphical Exploitation Models

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: John J. Fox, President / CEO – (978) 327-5210
Award Amount: $99,892.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: PSI will apply a novel form of unsupervised learning to the problem of detecting and identifying coordinated threats. Particular emphasis is placed on detecting motion based leading indicators of impending"swarming"attacks of small, low cost adversaries. The developed system… More

Hierarchical Nonparametric Tracking (HINT)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Robert B. Washburn, Principal Scientist – (978) 327-5210
Award Amount: $99,997.00
Abstract:
The development of full motion video sensors on board unmanned platforms is quickly enabling persistent surveillance of areas of military interest in dense urban environments. Although the high resolution and update rate of persistent sensors facilitates tracking ground targets, serious tracking… More

RASTA: Rapid Assessment of Spatio-Temporal Algorithms

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: John Fox, President – (978) 327-5210
Award Amount: $79,998.00
Abstract:
Recently, there have been significant theoretical advances in the fields of geo-statistics and spatio-temporal statistics. Unfortunately, the rapidly evolving technology has not yet resulted in off-the-shelf commercial toolkits, so the vast majority of the tools exist only as standalone, file based… More

Autonomous Satellite Threat Processing and Response

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: John Fox, President – (978) 327-5210
Award Amount: $149,996.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: The proposal considers a model based approach to detecting anomalous events and/or emerging threats to a satellite. The basis of the approach is the development of non-parametric Bayesian techniques for learning a model of satellite health. This model can then be used as the basis for… More

GEM: Graphical Exploitation Models

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: John Fox, President – (978) 327-5210
Award Amount: $1,499,860.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: PSI will apply a novel form of unsupervised learning to the problem of detecting and identifying coordinated threats. Particular emphasis is placed on detecting motion based leading indicators of impending"swarming"attacks of small, low cost adversaries. The developed system… More

ABISynthe: A Test and Evaluation Suite for Activity Based Intelligence

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: John Fox, President – (978) 327-5210
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: The development of exploitation algorithms for detecting and identifying activities from streams of ISR sensor data has outstripped the ability of existing evaluation tools and techniques. The work proposed here will result in two key products: (1) a sophisticated simulator capable of… More