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Company Information:

Company Name: PLANNING SYSTEMS, INC.
City: Reston
State: VA
Zip+4: -
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: http://www.plansys.com
Phone: (985) 649-7252

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $5,946,110.00 83
SBIR Phase II $19,801,153.00 31
STTR Phase I $239,904.00 3
STTR Phase II $1,088,721.00 2

Award List:

COURSE FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHERS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1983 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: ED
Principal Investigator: Sheila s. newman , SENIOR RESEARCH ASSOCIATE
Award Amount: $40,000.00
Abstract:
Simplifying and improving educational software creation is the goal of a three-phase project that has as its outcome a five- to ten-hour computer-based course that will teach special education teachers to design and develop instructionally sound courseware. planning systems international, inc. (psi)… More

DETECTION\NEUTRALIZATION OF BURIED MINES: PHYSICAL PROPERTIES FROM ACOUSTIC REFLECTIVITY

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1983 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $49,089.00

ACOUSTIC COMMUNICATIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1983 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $49,079.00

ACOUSTIC SEA BOTTOM CLASSIFICATION: A REQUIREMENT ANALYSIS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1984 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Burlie A. Brunson
Award Amount: $47,697.00

DETECTION\NEUTRALIZATION OF BURIED MINES: PHYSICAL PROPERTIES FROM ACOUSTIC REFLECTIVITY

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1985 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $298,596.00
Abstract:
Areas of the ocean floor disposed to mine burial have soft sediments (i.e., low shear strength) or sandy sediments subject to scour. knowledge of seaflower shear strength, porosity, and grain size would aid the hunt for buried mines. normal incidence, acoustic echo sounders are being developed to… More

ACOUSTIC COMMUNICATIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1985 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $166,492.00
Abstract:
Areas of the ocean floor disposed to mine burial have soft sediments (i.e., low shear strength) or sandy sediments subject to scour. knowledge of seafloor shear strength, porosity, and grain size would aid the hunt for buried mines. normal incidence, acoustic echo sounders are being developed to… More

ACOUSTIC SEA BOTTOM CLASSIFICATION: A REQUIREMENT ANALYSIS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1985 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Burlie A. Brunson
Award Amount: $465,545.00
Abstract:
There is considerable evidence that mines bury in many areas where both navy and commercial ships must operate. if these mines are left uncountered, they pose a significant threat to transiting traffic. fortunately, not all sea bottoms are conducive to mine burial, and the buried mine… More

BROADBAND TRACKING ALGORITHM DEVELOPMENT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1985 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: David Jaarsma
Award Amount: $49,980.00

HIGH FREQUENCY FREQUENCY SHIFT/PHASE SHIFT PERFORMANCE INVESTIGATION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1985 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Peter S Tong
Award Amount: $49,960.00

BROADBAND TRACKING ALGORITHM DEVELOPMENT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: David Jaarsma
Award Amount: $252,000.00
Abstract:
Parametric approaches to target tracking are straightfoward and usually implemented via some variation of the kalman filter. however, a parametric approach uses some form of a gradient search algorithm which can become locked onto extraneous or ambiguous solutions. this occurs because the objective… More

HIGH FREQUENCY FREQUENCY SHIFT/PHASE SHIFT PERFORMANCE INVESTIGATION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Peter S Tong
Award Amount: $293,000.00
Abstract:
High frequency (hf) communication is very sensitive to the timevarying nature of the channel and consequently data cannot be transmitted across the channel error free. the channel is inherently limited in performance since the channel uses the ionosphere to reflect the transmitted signal. the… More

THE LACK OF SHIP DEPLOYABLE AND OPERATIONALLY USEFUL MINESWEEPING EQUIPMENT TO COUNTER THE PRESSURE MINE THREAT REMAINS A CRITICAL DEFICIENCY.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr marshall r bradley
Award Amount: $49,962.00
Abstract:
The lack of ship deployable and operationally useful minesweeping equipment to counter the pressure mine threat remains a critical deficiency. this proposed research is to investigate new techniques, new applications, and use of new technology/materials for development of feasible new approaches to… More

CONTROL OF BOUNDARY LAYER TURBULENCE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
The dolphin, as a self-propelled underwater platform, is characterized by unusually smallhydrodynamic drag, except ionally low flow noise, and marked delay of the onset of boundary layer turbulence. dolphins, swinning in biolumines cent open ocean water at speeds up to 10 kts, for example, are… More

SIGNAL PROCESSING: BROADBAND CROSS-CORRELATION TECHNIQUE DEVELOPMENT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: David Jaarsma
Award Amount: $49,996.00

SIGNAL PROCESSING: BROADBAND CROSS-CORRELATION TECHNIQUE DEVELOPMENT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: David Jaarsma
Award Amount: $335,000.00
Abstract:
Narrowband spectral analysis is an important signal processing approach for the detection of targets/objects that may be imbedded in various types of noise backgrounds. however, the spectra emitted by many targets/objects is broadband in nature, and requires a different signal processing approach to… More

VERY-LOW-FREQUENCY HIGH-POWER SONAR PROJECTOR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: James w fitzgerald
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
A vlf high-powered broadband source for active surveillance is proposed, based on a novel, proprietary transducer element: viz, a modified flexure bar with an electrodynamic drive and termed a fitz-gerald flexbar. the combination of the flexbar principles (including true nodal mounts) together with… More

WATERSIDE SECURITY ROBOTICS: A CONCEPTUAL SYSTEM FEASIBILITY STUDY

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: George b dowling
Award Amount: $49,979.00
Abstract:
Waterborne intruder detection and neutralization systems have been unable to keep pace with the technologically advanced weaponry and offensive systems now available to attacking swimmers. of the many factors contributing to the lack of progress in addressing this critical shortfall, two serious… More

LOW FREQUENCY UNDERWATER SOUND CALIBRATION SOURCE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: James w fitzgerald
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
A new and proprietary low-frequency ceramic sonar projector element has been developed, based on a modified flexure bar, and termed a fitzgerald flexbar. a representative design is shown for a flexducer consisting of 4 flexbars encapsulated into a housing 3-1/2"d x 18"h with a nominal resonant… More

APPLICATION OF IMAGE ENHANCEMENT ALGORITHMS AND TECHNIQUES TO MINEHUNTING SONAR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Richard d burgett
Award Amount: $49,972.00
Abstract:
There have been major advances in digital signal processing, from boththe hardware and software standpoint, that allow for the implementation of sophisticated algorithms in small packages to do image enhancement. the mcm community has not made full use of the digital signal processing tools that… More

TACTICAL OCEAN ACOUSTIC ENVIRONMENTS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Eugene molinelli
Award Amount: $49,983.00
Abstract:
An examination of neural network processing as an alternative to heavy use of an expert oceanographer in order to determine gulf stream position is warranted due to recent advance in neural network theory. this proposal presents an innovative approach to the use of these new ideas as they apply to… More

INTEGRATED UNDERSEA SURVEILLANCE EVENT DATA LANGUAGE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: David woollen
Award Amount: $49,933.00
Abstract:
The evolution of threat signature characteristics and the introduction of new equipment into the integrated undersea surveillance system (iuss) have created a need for a more capable event reporting language than the current abbreviated tracking and reporting form (atarf). the work proposed here… More

LOW FREQUENCY TRANSIENT DETECTION/SOURCE LOCALIZATION PROCESSOR FOR SONOBUOYS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr alan friedman
Award Amount: $50,000.00

NEURAL NET SOFTWARE APPLICATIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Allen Barnes
Award Amount: $49,986.00
Abstract:
The interest in building intelligent machines is a centuries old goal of mankind. serious research into building intelligent machines began in the early part of this century. while neural networks have been around for several decades, it has only been in this decade, in particular, the last 2 years,… More

CHAOTIC/FRACTAL PROCESSING AND DISPLAY METHODS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: David S Woollen
Award Amount: $49,962.00

ACOUSTIC PROPAGATION PATH DETERMINATION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Charles Holland
Award Amount: $49,998.00
Abstract:
This proposal presents an innovative approach to determining the propagation path of acoustic data received by a thin line towed array. we make use of the latest developments in seafloor acoustic modeling capability as well as employing the emerging and powerful techniques associated with artifical… More

CHAOTIC/FRACTAL PROCESSING AND DISPLAY METHODS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: David S Woollen
Award Amount: $314,437.00
Abstract:
In this effort we propose to apply certain recently developed algorithms to the problem of characterizing strange attractors reconstructed from acoustic time series data. these algorithms are now in relatively common use in experimental data analysis of chaotic systems and have enjoyed reasonable… More

LOW FREQUENCY TRANSIENT DETECTION/SOURCE LOCALIZATION PROCESSOR FOR SONOBUOYS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr alan friedman
Award Amount: $500,000.00
Abstract:
Development of a capability for exploiting transients emitted by a submarine during an airborne asw search operation will require multiple sonobuoy processing techniques which can: operate in parallel with normal narrowband/broadband processing; provide some degree of automation for transient… More

NEURAL NETWORK FEATURE CLASSIFICATION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOC
Principal Investigator: Dr. Eugene Molinelli
Award Amount: $34,937.00
Abstract:
Given a set of images of sea surface parameters, it is possible to classify land and ocean areas. high chlorophyllconcentrations in estuaries can indicate plankton bloom conditions. by examining such images, wetland, estuary, and coastal resources can be monitored. however, the operational use of… More

Automatic Detection of Acoustic Signals on LOFAR grams Using Image Processing Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: James F. Forren
Award Amount: $48,094.00

ACOUSTIC ARRAY TECHNIQUE FOR WIND TUNNEL APPLICATIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Walter S. Koroljow
Award Amount: $56,958.00

COHERENT PROCESSING FOR LOFARGRAMS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: James F. Forren
Award Amount: $48,706.00
Abstract:
This SBIR is directed to the application of image enhancement techniques to coherent two dimensional transformation of the acoustic time series to enhance low-level, stable signal components from diesel-electric submarines and suppress interference. The transformation are invertable and the final… More

Tactical Oceanography Support of Mining and Mine Countermeasures Operations

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Beverly Bradley
Award Amount: $48,577.00

Automatic Detection of Acoustic Signals on LOFAR grams Using Image Processing Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: James F. Forren
Award Amount: $462,069.00
Abstract:
The LOFARgram has long been a standard means of representing sonar signals in a combined time-frequency presentation. The LOFARgram represents a particular way of casting the time-frequency distribtution of acoustic energy as a 2-dimensional image. Thus it is natural to apply the techniques of image… More

ACOUSTIC ARRAY TECHNIQUE FOR WIND TUNNEL APPLICATIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Walter S. Koroljow
Award Amount: $200,000.00
Abstract:
This is a proposal to produce an acoustic array design suitable for making acoustic measurements of model helicopters in a wind tunnel. this "feasibility design" will demonstrate the theoretical feasibility of such a wind tunnel array, and will quantify the performance of such an array. the work… More

ACOUSTIC DETECTION OF AXLES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOT
Principal Investigator: James F Forren , Senior Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $99,069.00
Abstract:
The objective of this phase i research is to determine the feasibility of utilizing acoustic radiation from vehicle tires to provide a low cost, easy to deploy, unobtrusive, relaible replacement for the current method of collecting vehicle axle passage data. the proposed method will cross-correlate… More

A MULTIMEDIA-AUGMENTED SOFTWARE TUTORIAL FOR THE HIGH ACCEPTANCE RECOIL POLARIMETER DEVICE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr E Scott Baudhuin
Award Amount: $75,000.00
Abstract:
This project will assess the feasibility of using multimedia-augmented sofweare tutorials to support teaching the principles of experimental nuclear physics. the detector system for the photon tagging facility at the continuous electron beam accelerator facility (cebaf) in newport news, virginia is… More

Application of Advanced 3-D Visualization Techniques to Tactical Decision Aids for Naval Warfare

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: David W Diehl, Jr
Award Amount: $85,904.00

Array Design for Ames Wind Tunnel Acoustic Measurements

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Walter Koroljow
Award Amount: $64,961.00

Array Design for Ames Wind Tunnel Acoustic Measurements

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Walter Koroljow
Award Amount: $585,593.00
Abstract:
We propose to determine the feasibility and the benefits ofmaking acoustic measurements in wind tunnels - such as the Ames40-by-80 Foot Wind Tunnel using acoustic arrays. To preventacoustic path distortion due to the in-flow/ out-of-flow shearlayer,

Develop and Demonstrate Active Sonar Target Motion Analysis

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: David Jaarsma
Award Amount: $69,033.00
Abstract:
The objective of this Phase I research is to evaluate existing Fleet target motion analysis (TMA) algorithms, and to explore techniques that can be used to enhance performance. The Fleet TMA algorithms process active measurements of range and bearing as observed relative to an ownship moving… More

Improved Multimicrophone Directional Hearing Aid

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Gary Gibian
Award Amount: $96,943.00

The Detection and Location of Buried Metallic and Nonmetallic Targets

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Marshall Bradley
Award Amount: $69,992.00
Abstract:
We have developed a new ground penetrating radar (GPR) which exploits stepped frequency technology and uses innovative spatial and temporal signal processing techniques to produce detailed, three dimensional images of buried objects. The resulting images are a significant improvement of ver images… More

Advanced Audio and Virtual Human Sensory Interfaces: Improved Algorithm for Controlling Distance in 3-D Audio Displays

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Gary L. Gibian
Award Amount: $99,717.00
Abstract:
The project goal is to produce an algorithm for synthesizing auditory distance which will be accurately perceived with little or no learning required. The algorithm could be added to an existing AF 30D audio system which uses headphones in a noise-reducing helmet. The approach is to… More

Broadband Acoustic Processing Technologies

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Marshall Bradley
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Planning Systems Inc. (PSI) proposes to develop and implement a new approach to active sonar signal processing. The proposed approach encompasses the design and evaluation of a new class of signal, Chaotic Frequency Modulation (CFM), that has properties of a nearly ideal 'thumbtack" magnitude… More

Expendable Small Object Avoidance (SOA) Sonar Detector

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Marshall Bradley
Award Amount: $69,967.00
Abstract:
The objective of our Phase I research is to demonstrate that it is technologically feasible to package an active sonar with operationally useful detection capabilities in an A-sized sonobuoy canister, at a price which will permit adequate spatial coverage of a littoral region during tactical… More

Application of Advanced 3-D Visualization Techniques to Tactical Decision Aids for Naval Warfare

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: David W Diehl, Jr
Award Amount: $582,662.00
Abstract:
This is a proposal to demonstrate the utility of a 3-d display for the assessment of active sonar performance. the prototype display will be composed from a set of 3-d tools which will be developed using the c language and navy standard graphics libraries (x-window x11r5, motif, and others). the… More

Towed Array Technology Communication Link Bandwidth Expansion

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: John Walrod
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
We present an innovative design to achieve full-duplex ATM telemetry over existing single-coax tow cable systems which are used on many Navy ships and submarines for towing arrays. The proposal includes a comprehensive review of wireline standards, semiconductors, and modems from which we… More

Covert Underwater Communications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: James F. Forren
Award Amount: $68,525.00
Abstract:
To evaluate the feasibility of using the VLF acoustic channel to achieve covert point to point communication Planning Systems Incorporated (PSI) uses a broadband Finite Element Parabolic Equation (FEPE) underwater acoustic propagation model. The model generates VLF channel transfer functions used… More

Economical and Reliable Adaptive Disturbance Cancellation for Lightly Damped Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Lawrence D. Davis
Award Amount: $115,564.00
Abstract:
Efforts to apply active noise and vibration control commercially, while intensifying, continue to be hampered by the cost of the computers required to implement the active algorithms. Currently, the cost of wide-band control is prohibitive for lightly damped systems such as precision structures or… More

Wind Noise Reduction Using the Multiple Aperture Sensor System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Scott Morgan
Award Amount: $99,847.00
Abstract:
Wind noise in outdoor measuemetn micropnones can mask an acoustic signal. Windscreens provide some wind noise reduction; however, those typically used for outdoor applications provide noise reductions of approximately 10-15 dB. Planning Systems Incorporated (PSI) proposes to design and test a… More

A Mission Planning Trainer Module for IUSS Deployable Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Robert R. Smith
Award Amount: $66,067.00
Abstract:
The problem is defined as finding a method to leverage application software into computer-based training (CBT) about mission planning, especially when using Deployable IUSS systems. The Phase I research is based on the use of IconAuthor authoring software for IUSS CBT; and the use of X-Windows… More

System and Algorithm Concepts for Automatic Detection and Classification of non traditional signals

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: George Paras
Award Amount: $69,917.00
Abstract:
A technical approach to exploiting a specific type of non-traditional signal is proposed. This method is highly motivated by the signal properties of a class of signals known as C2 signals. A front to back detection and classification processing chain is discussed which exploits four properties… More

High Resolution Atmospheric Data Retrieval

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: John Locklin
Award Amount: $69,361.00
Abstract:
This effort will develop principles and methodologies for remotely collecting high resolution atmospheric data to support simulations with data from live play exercise areas. The principles will be based on analyses of high resolution atmospheric data sets and cloud imagery. The innovative core… More

Improved Multimicrophone Directional Hearing Aid

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Gary Gibian
Award Amount: $730,623.00
Abstract:
Although hearing aids can make signals of interest more audible to people with hearing impairments,intelligibility of speech may not be significantly improved when several talkers are present and/orsuch as in a crowded restaurant. Recent studies have predicted or shown some success in improving… More

3-D Visualization of RF Propagation in Terrain

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: David W. Diehl, Jr.
Award Amount: $96,980.00
Abstract:
3-D visualization of multiple RF fields requires innovative display techniques to overcome a number of technical challenges, including surface polygon reduction for increased graphics speed, and discrimination of multiple overlapping surfaces. The innovation in the present proposal derives from the… More

ANALYSIS, STORAGE, AND TRANSMISSION OF LUNG SOUNDS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Gibian, gary l
Award Amount: $99,008.00

Develop and Demonstrate Active Sonar Target Motion Analysis

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: David Jaarsma
Award Amount: $572,431.00
Abstract:
The objective of this Phase I research is to evaluate existing Fleet target motion analysis (TMA) algorithms, and to explore techniques that can be used to enhance performance. The Fleet TMA algorithms process active measurements of range and bearing as observed relative to an ownship moving… More

The Detection and Location of Buried Metallic and Nonmetallic Targets

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Marshall Bradley
Award Amount: $748,000.00
Abstract:
We have developed a new ground penetrating radar (GPR) which exploits stepped frequency technology and uses innovative spatial and temporal signal processing techniques to produce detailed, three dimensional images of buried objects. The resulting images are a significant improvement of ver images… More

Economical and Reliable Adaptive Disturbance Cancellation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Lawrence D. Davis
Award Amount: $734,653.00
Abstract:
Efforts to apply active noise and vibration control commercially, while intensifying, continue to be hampered by the cost of the computers required to implement the active algorithms. Currently, the cost of wide-band control is prohibitive for lightly damped systems such as precision structures or… More

Application of Standard Network Technologies to Surveillance Arrays

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: John Walrod
Award Amount: $69,752.00
Abstract:
Planning Systems Incorporated (PSI) presents an innovative approach to the development and design of a Surveillance Array ATM Network which provides the benefits of open-architecture ATM technology while solving issues such as coherent sample rate clock distribution across sensor nodes. PSI's… More

Migration of Advanced Development and COTS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: David H. Minton
Award Amount: $66,671.00
Abstract:
This effort will provide a Tactical Operating Environment to support migration of advanced development and COTS applications by implementation of a common Network Environment (CNE). The key innovations are using Interface Definition Language (IDL), Internet Inter-Object Protocal (IIOP), Common… More

Distributed Neural Network for Smart Structures Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: John Walrod
Award Amount: $99,998.00
Abstract:
Neural control algorithms have been the subject of intensive study and development over the last ten years. Their chief advantages are their potntial to control many sensors and actuators in a distributed fashion, thus relieving the burden levied on each computational unit; and their ability to… More

Autonomous Far-Field Cancellation of Broadband Noise from Ducted Fans

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $69,450.00

Self-contained Autonomous Vibration Control Actuator

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $69,733.00

Using Adaptive Simulated Annealing to Estimate Ocean Bottom Acoustic Properties from Acoustic Data

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Peter Neuman
Award Amount: $69,992.00
Abstract:
Not Available Recent advances in volumetric display technology have yielded displays capable of presenting full color, three-dimensional images within a transparent medium. The resulting images are also transparent, because there is no means of rendering the solid volume of these images in a… More

Off-board Processing for Air-Deployed-Acoustic ASW Sensors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: James Forren
Award Amount: $69,886.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $599,673.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: John Walrod
Award Amount: $447,281.00

A System to Generate Spatial Auditory Displays

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: University of Michigan
Principal Investigator: Dr Gary L Gibian
Award Amount: $69,956.00
RI Contact: N/A

Near Real Time Visualization of RF Terrain Model

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Pierre Lallement
Award Amount: $69,393.00
Abstract:
Not Available Future naval combat systems will include wideband radars for high range resolution (HRR) target detection and discrimination functions. However, such functions in large arrays cannot be supported by conventional narrowband beamsteering techniques. TSC proposes a new approach to… More

Air Acoustics Tactical Decision Aid

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Pierre Lallement
Award Amount: $68,510.00
Abstract:
Not Available Many military and commercial radar, weapon guidance, and imaging systems require solid state transmitter power sources. IMPATT devices have been serving as the primary transmitter source for applications such as W-band high peak power, short pulse radar and guidance systems.… More

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Marshall Bradley
Award Amount: $69,999.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Larry Davis, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,945.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Scott T. Shaw
Award Amount: $99,723.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: David H. Minton
Award Amount: $0.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: David H. Minton
Award Amount: $598,437.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: John Walrod, Director
Award Amount: $99,999.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: David Minton, Senior C41SR
Award Amount: $69,956.00

Develop Low-Weight/Low-Cost AC/DC Regulated Converter for V-22 Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Peter Neumann
Award Amount: $591,803.00
Abstract:
The effective use of active sonar systems in littoralenvironments relies on the accurate knowledge of the acousticenvironment. Current Navy standard databases for ocean bottomproperties provide a valuable tool for planning but do notcurrently provide the spatial resolution needed. Inversion… More

Control and Pointing of Very Flexible Large Space Structures

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Lawrence Davis, Controls Group Manager
Award Amount: $97,964.00
Abstract:
The extreme flexibility of proposed ultra-lightweight spacecraft, such as the Air Force's PowerSail, will require a new generation of attitude control systems (ACS) that can accommodate low-frequency flexible dynamics within the pointing control bandwidth.In addition, as spacecraft designs continue… More

Tactics, Training, and Procedures for the Warfighter Reacting to

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: David Minton, Senior C4ISR Engineer
Award Amount: $99,733.00
Abstract:
There exists a body of information associated with crowd dynamics. However, much of thisinformation is associated with overall characteristics (e.g., crowd size, motivation, age range, andcultural diversity) or exit behavior at games and concerts. Information concerning interactionsand responses… More

Standoff Landmine Detection

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Marshall Bradley, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $729,999.00
Abstract:
The results of our Phase I have shown that stand off detection of anti-tank mines is possible with a forward-looking ground-penetrating synthetic aperture radar (GPSAR). The design critera outlined in our Phase I report will be used in our Phase II effortto construct a more effective forward… More

Control and Pointing of Very Flexible Large Space Structures

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Lawrence D. Davis, Controls Group Manager
Award Amount: $732,048.00
Abstract:
The extreme flexibility of proposed ultra-lightweight spacecraft, such as the Air Force's PowerSail, will require a new generation of attitude control systems (ACS) that can accommodate low-frequency flexible dynamics within the pointing control bandwidth.In addition, as spacecraft designs continue… More

Beam Train Flexible Structure Control for Airborne/Space-Based Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Lawrence D. Davis, Senior Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $99,990.00
Abstract:
"The increasing demands for higher performance optical acquisition, tracking, and pointing (ATP) systems, combined with cost pressures requiring lighter payloads, indicates a need for a new approach to slewing and structural control. The use of lighterweight structures exacerbates the interaction… More

Simulation of Round-the-Clock Polarization-based Target Discrimination by an Airborne Sensor from .4 to 14 microns

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Walton McBride, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
"In response to this Phase I topic, Planning Systems Incorporated (PSI) proposes the development of physics-based algorithms to characterize the effects of the environment on polarization-based imagery collected by an airborne platform over a 24-hour periodanywhere in the world, and the development… More

CODEC (Code/Decode) for Digital Buoys in a Harsh RF Environment

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: David Minton, Senior C4ISR Engineer
Award Amount: $69,092.00
Abstract:
"Recent simulator studies have concluded that significant channel interference and fallout occurwhen interferors occur within the uplink transmission band. Although methods involvingredundancy, encryption, compression, code/decode (CODEC) can address improvements insensitivity, each is also… More

Beam Train Flexible Structure Control for Airborne/Space-Based Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Lawrence D. Davis, Project Manager
Award Amount: $749,982.00
Abstract:
The increasing demands for higher performance optical acquisition, tracking, and pointing (ATP) systems, combined with cost pressures requiring lighter payloads, indicates a need for a new approach to slewing and structural control. The use of lighterweight structures exacerbates the interaction of… More

Phase II: Simulation of Round-the-Clock Polarization-based Target Discrimination by an Airborne Sensor from .4 to 14 microns

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Walton McBride, Principal Scientist
Award Amount: $745,486.00
Abstract:
The goal of PSI's Phase II program is to develop prototype models to enable an improved theoretical understanding of the physics behind measured spectral polarization signatures, both indoors and outdoors, and to use this increased knowledge for militaryand commercial applications. Based on the… More

Modular Deployment Control for Complex Space Structures

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Lawrence D. Davis, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,995.00
Abstract:
As precision space systems evolve to larger sizes, packaged in ever smaller envelopes, the complexity of the mechanical stowage and deployment schemes increase correspondingly. Traditionally, control of deployment is the responsibility, not of thedeveloper of the structure, but of a higher-level… More

Modular, Self-Contained Data Acquisition & Control System for Flight Payloads

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Lawrence D. Davis, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,995.00
Abstract:
The increasing emphasis on the use of smaller satellites for space experiments and operational systems by the DoD and NASA has given rise to increasing standardization of small-sat systems, resulting in reduced costs and acquisition time. However, becauseof inevitable trades between resources and… More

A Redundant Deployment Controller for Small Satellite Experiments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Lawrence D. Davis, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,998.00
Abstract:
The prominence of launch costs in the implementation of space flight experiments has fueled the development of small-, mini-, and micro-sats that are tasked with hosting experiment capabilities of increasing complexity. As the deployed size ofexperimental space payloads grows, while holding stowed… More

Advanced Physics-Based Modeling of Discrete Clutter and Diffuse Reverberation in the Littoral Environment

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: ARL/PSU
Principal Investigator: Peter D. Neumann, Principal Staff Member
Award Amount: $69,973.00
RI Contact: Pamela R. Righter
Abstract:
The performance of active Navy sonar systems in littoral environments is often limited by strong reverberation, typically from the seabed. Reverberation can be subdivided into discrete clutter events and diffuse bottom reverberation, with discrete clutterevents being the most serious problem for the… More

Total Ship Management System (TSMS) Operator Assistant

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Eric Todd, Assistant Vice President
Award Amount: $69,804.00
Abstract:
We propose integrating COTS data mining software and available supporting acoustic databases to create the TSMS Operator Assistant. COTS data mining software such as NCR's TERADATA or CA's CleverPath will perform data analysis, association, and predictionto detect acoustic faults using TSMS… More

Modular, Self-Contained Data Acquisition, Optical Metrology, and Control System for Flight Payloads

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dan Cohen
Award Amount: $1,498,709.00
Abstract:
The increasing emphasis on using smaller satellites for space experiments, technology demonstration, and operational systems by DoD, NASA, and private industry has given rise to increasing standardization of small-sat components and systems, resulting in reduced costs and acquisition time. However,… More

A Redundant Deployment Controller and Experiment Computer System for Small Satellite Experiments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dan Cohen
Award Amount: $1,492,768.00
Abstract:
The prominence of launch costs in space flight experiments has fueled the development of small satellites with payloads of increasing complexity. As the deployed size of payloads grows without increasing stowed volume, the complexity of the mechanical deployment schemes increase correspondingly. … More

General Purpose Payload Mount for Structural System Identification and Isolation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dan Cohen, Program Manager
Award Amount: $99,982.00
Abstract:
The Air Force has an operational need to launch satellites on demand for a variety of missions. One critical capability required to achieve this goal is the rapid fabrication and integration of satellites. As spacecraft designs increasingly emphasize small buses and large deployable payloads, it… More

Modular Rapid Response Spacecraft Integration Using an Open Standard Network Architecture

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dan Cohen, Program Manager
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
The current state of the art methodology for satellite development and integration relies on highly customized payload designs. The Air Force has identified an operational need for the capability to launch spacecraft on demand for a variety of DoD missions. A critical missing enabling technology… More

Search Optimization for Multiple Airborne and Air-Deployed Sensors using the Adaptive Simulated Annealing (ASA) Algorithm

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Peter D. Neumann, Principal Staff Member
Award Amount: $69,986.00
Abstract:
The challenge presented in this SBIR topic is to create a tool that allows an operator to create near-optimal search plans for a given environment, suite of sensors and threat types. Sensor performance, often expressed in terms of a probability of detection, for each sensor type is predicted using… More

A Statistical Approach to Advanced Space Technology Cost Estimation: Modeling the Stochastic Component of the Projected Cost

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dan Cohen, Program Manager
Award Amount: $99,975.00
Abstract:
The advancement of space systems and technology to a large extent depends on our ability to cost-effectively progress from early technology conceptualization to development, maturation and implementation. While advanced space technology development is almost always a risky endeavor, it is critical… More

Remote Sensing of Coastal Phenomena

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOC
Principal Investigator: Walton McBride, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $74,952.00
Abstract:
Planning Systems, Inc. (PSI) proposes to demonstrate through modeling and simulation, that polarization technology can be exploited to enhance the remote detection of coastal phenomena relevant to NOAA¿s mission. PSI proposes to adapt an existing toolkit developed under Air Force research and… More

Total Ship Management System (TSMS) Operator Assistant

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Eric Todd, Assistant Vice President
Award Amount: $598,587.00
Abstract:
This task will develop a software prototype of the TSMS Operator Assistant and demonstrate its feasibility on TSMS data with known noise sources. TSMS is a submarine system that contains a network of acoustic and vibration sensors and centralized analysis. Ship personnel analyze the TSMS data to… More

Advanced Physics-Based Modeling of Discrete Clutter and Diffuse Reverberation in the Littoral Environment

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: ARL/PSUNIV.
Principal Investigator: Peter D. Neumann, Principal Staff Member
Award Amount: $497,166.00
RI Contact: Pamela R. Righter
Abstract:
The performance of active Navy sonar systems in littoral environments is often limited by strong reverberation and discrete, target-like clutter events. An accurate, physics-based model for the prediction of clutter and diffuse reverberation is needed in order to shape the development of new sonar… More

Experiment Computer System for Spaceflight Payload Command & Control, Laser Metrology System for Deployed Structure Verification, and General Purpose

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Larry Davis, Program Manager
Award Amount: $1,500,000.00
Abstract:
The goal of the Phase II program is to expand the development of the fault-tolerant, general-purpose Experiment Computer System (ECS) and Laser Metrology System (LMS) from the feasibility study of Phase I and concurrent Phase II activities to Engineering Development Unit (EDU) level applicable to… More

Remote Sensing of Coastal Environment

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOC
Principal Investigator: Walton E. McBride, II, Principal Scientist
Award Amount: $300,000.00
Abstract:
Planning Systems, Inc. (PSI) proposes to demonstrate through modeling and simulation, that polarization technology can be exploited to enhance the remote detection of coastal phenomena relevant to NOAA¿s mission. PSI proposes to adapt an existing toolkit developed under Air Force research and… More

Modular Rapid Response Spacecraft Integration Using an Open Standard Network Architecture

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dan Cohen, Program Manager
Award Amount: $1,311,407.00
Abstract:
The increasing emphasis on using smaller satellites for space experiments, technology demonstration, and operational systems by DoD, NASA, and private industry has given rise to increasing standardization of small-sat components and systems, resulting in reduced costs and acquisition time. However,… More

An Active Noise Reduction Communication Earplug for Helicopter Crew

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Gary Giban, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,990.00
Abstract:
Helicopter crewmembers must function in an environment with high background noise that can cause hearing damage. With current hearing protection, excessive noise exposure may still occur in 30% of the aviation environments. We propose to extend the capabilities of the standard passive… More

Surf Zone Mapping and Sensor Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Marshall D. Earle, Asst. Vice President – (985) 649-7252
Award Amount: $663,872.00
Abstract:
A Surf Zone (SZ) Mapping and Sensor System based on bottom drifters that are relatively invulnerable to effects of breaking waves and that are moved by near bottom currents without using their own power will be further developed. Each drifter will be large enough to incorporate multiple sensors… More

CURVE (Coordinated UV Routing in Variable Environments)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: UNIV. OF NEW ORLEANS
Principal Investigator: Donald R. DelBalzo, Sr. Scientist
Award Amount: $591,555.00
RI Contact: Xiao-Rong Li
Abstract:
The objective is to determine the best algorithmic approach to optimally select unmanned vehicle flight paths that maximize mission success for attached sensors. That involves trade-offs between a) active emissions and passive collections, b) high and low altitudes, c) high and low speeds, d) day… More

Geoacoustic parameter estimation from bistatic and multistatic Fleet Air ASW acoustic reverberation data using Navy standard models, algorithms and databases

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Peter D. Neumann, Principal Staff Scientist
Award Amount: $79,867.00
Abstract:
The ability to estimate the geoacoustic properties of the ocean bottom from measured acoustic data has progressed rapidly with advances in non-linear inversion algorithms and with improvements in computing hardware. The current approaches based upon the inversion of measured transmission loss data… More

Automated Techniques to Reduce Operator Workload at the Passive ASW and Human-System Interface

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Eric Todd, Assistant Vice President
Award Amount: $69,585.00
Abstract:
DD(X) will require reduced manning of the sonar watch stations to meet its goal of overall reduced manning. However, passive sonar analysis is manpower intensive, particularly in analysis of broadband, narrowband, and LOFAR data. We propose to utilize the technique of Case Based Reasoning to… More

SPEAR (Search Planner with Environmentally Adaptive Response)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Donald Delbalzo, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $69,867.00
Abstract:
Since the Second World War, increased performance has been acquired by investing heavily in expensive new sensor hardware, including advanced off-board sensors, at the near exclusion of developing new algorithms and tactics to optimize use of sensors in complex environments. The shift toward… More

SEA-LOG A Sustainably Energized, Adaptive, Littoral Ocean Grid

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Donald Delbalzo, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $68,930.00
Abstract:
We propose a distributed underwater sensor grid for covert and persistent monitoring and environmental characterization of ocean physical properties, ambient noise, and the seabed in littoral regions. Each node consists of a single-point, catenary moored sub-surface float that harvests wave energy,… More

Enhanced Radar Metrology by Means of Miniature Angle Sensors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: James Carter, Principle Engineer
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
The physics of future space-based radar systems that are capable of tactical-grade target tracking require very large apertures operating at high orbital altitudes. It is essential to develop a system for locating the critical RF antenna components in response to thermal and dynamic inputs if the… More

Acoustic Data Software "Intelligent Agent" Search Tool

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Eric Todd, Assistant Vice President
Award Amount: $69,718.00
Abstract:
Frequent ARCI system upgrades, the addition of new sensors, new classes of targets, and operations in congested areas combine to make the sonar operator's job busier. While sonar data is stored on board during tactical operations, operators do not have time to review it for missed contacts. A tool… More

Low Cost, Rapid Response Deployment of Reentry Vehicle Targets for Ground Based Radar Tracking & Callibration

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Dan Cohen, Program Manager
Award Amount: $99,995.00
Abstract:
One of the limiting factors for the development of advanced MDA related radar systems technology is the ability to test new concepts in an operational environment. Simulations, advanced modeling and range tests all provide valuable insight into the expected behavior of these systems during… More

Plug and Play Compatibility Enhancements for the Network Data Acquisition System (NDAS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Joseph Wieber, Program Manager
Award Amount: $99,995.00
Abstract:
The Air Force has an operational need to launch satellites on demand for a variety of missions as well as to provide last minute tailoring for dynamic mission requirements. One of the critical capabilities required to achieve this goal is the ability to rapidly integrate all the necessary satellite… More

Antenna Design, Modeling, and Space Flight Validation Enabling Operational Systems that Enhance Scattering of Trapped Energetic Electrons in the Inner Magnetosphere

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dan Cohen, Program Manager
Award Amount: $99,993.00
Abstract:
DoD has identified the potential posed by a hostile nation detonating a nuclear device at high altitude as a very damaging asymmetrical threat. Such a high altitude nuclear detonation (HAND) event can result in severe damage to our nations' critical space assets, as well as to our commercial space… More

Low-Cost Wave Data Buoys for Offshore Monitoring

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOC
Principal Investigator: Marshall D. Earle, Assistant Vice President
Award Amount: $74,997.00
Abstract:
Ocean waves are well-known to be the most hazardous of ocean environmental conditions affecting vessel operations. The vast majority of incidents responded to by the U.S. Coast Guard, injuries and fatalities, and damage to or sinking of vessels (particularly small craft) are wave-related. … More