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Company Information:

Company Name: Progeny Systems Corporation
City: Manassas
State: VA
Zip+4: 20110-
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: http://www.progeny.net
Phone: (703) 368-6107

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $11,989,508.00 149
SBIR Phase II $55,518,699.00 72
STTR Phase I $667,509.00 9
STTR Phase II $494,836.00 1

Award List:

Interactive Acoustic Analysis Processor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Stephen G. Russick
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
This proposal describes a unique method and system for decomposing a composite acoustic observation into a consistent set of sources. Unlike many current approaches, the emphasis in this method is to maximize the human auditory system's unparalleled ability to associate signal components in a … More

Technology Infusion Methodology for COTS-based Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Stephen G. Russick
Award Amount: $69,995.00
Abstract:
The objective of this proposed effort is to research innovative methods for facilitating COTS technology infusion into embedded computer systems with a focus on affordability and ease of transition. Many of today's systems have become dead-ended due to architecture and hardware evolutions. As… More

Signal Processing Platform-Independent Code Generation from Software Specifications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Stephen G. Russick
Award Amount: $69,995.00
Abstract:
This proposal describes a method for leveraging the advances made by the commercial industry both in technology advancement and in automatic code generation to utilize software design specifications to rapidly migrate signal processing software. Software code generators which utilize a graphical… More

VME bus Reliability/Test Tools

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Stephen G. Russick
Award Amount: $70,000.00

VME bus Reliability/Test Tools

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Stephen G. Russick
Award Amount: $591,371.00
Abstract:
The objective of this proposed effort is to research and develop innovative methods for supporting COTS (VME) architectures independent of their applications, users, or vendors. Great emphasis and priority has been placed on employing Commercial-Off-The- Shelf (COTS) equipment for military… More

Combat System Analysis Tool Kit (Interactive Acoustic Analysis Tool Kit)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Stephen G. Russick
Award Amount: $599,557.00
Abstract:
This proposal describes a unique method and system for decomposing a composite acoustic observation into a consistent set of sources. Unlike many current approaches, the emphasis in this method is to maximize the human auditory system's unparalleled ability to associate signal components in a … More

Technology Infusion Methodology for COTS-based Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Stephen G. Russick
Award Amount: $599,887.00
Abstract:
The objective of this proposed effort is to research innovative methods for facilitating COTS technology infusion into embedded computer systems with a focus on affordability and ease of transition. Many of today's systems have become dead-ended due to architecture and hardware evolutions. As… More

Signal Processing Platform-Independent Code Generation from Software Specifications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Stephen G. Russick
Award Amount: $599,089.00
Abstract:
This proposal describes a method for leveraging the advances made by the commercial industry both in technology advancement and in automatic code generation to utilize software design specifications to rapidly migrate signal processing software. Software code generators which utilize a graphical… More

Low Cost Replacement for Versa Module Europe (VME) Chassis Computing Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Randy Tuene
Award Amount: $68,131.00
Abstract:
This SBIR focuses on researching and selecting a new, better, and cheaper digital processing architecture for inclusion within an existing submarine tactical system. Although VME has already saved the government millions of dollars in development costs compared to the cost of producing full-mil,… More

COTS Approach to Information Security

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Bob Mayer
Award Amount: $69,919.00
Abstract:
The commercial world has tended to focus on the performance of computer systems, and not always on their abilities to control information access. Many of the products and systems being developed today have wider and easier access to their data as their main goal. The precepts behind the… More

Combat System Testing & System Integrity Tools

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Ken Anderson
Award Amount: $68,130.00
Abstract:
With COTS based systems requiring technology upgrades during development and after system delivery, T&I will become a series of perpetual integration periods. T&I for the C3I will occur at each of the development facilities, the COATS, and the platform. T&I at the COATS and the platform present… More

Multi-Disciplinary and Multi-Sensor Integrated Display Development

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Ronald Murdock
Award Amount: $69,966.00

JAVA-Based Automatic Test System (ATS) and Test Program Set (TPS) with ATLAS 2000 Components

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Gary Sikora
Award Amount: $99,942.00

Cost Effective Integration Methods for Large Complex Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Kenneth Anderson
Award Amount: $69,996.00

Improved Sonar Detection Displays and Interfaces

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Ronald Ghen
Award Amount: $69,992.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Bob Mayer
Award Amount: $749,900.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Ken Anderson
Award Amount: $599,920.00

Fibre Channel Bridge to Legacy Instrumentation Standards

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Micheal MacKay
Award Amount: $99,999.00

Cost Effective Integration Methods for Large Complex Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Kenneth M. Anderson
Award Amount: $599,943.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Ronald D. Ghen, Senior Software Engineer
Award Amount: $69,940.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Michael P. MacKay, VP of Technology
Award Amount: $69,986.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Gary J. Sikora, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $98,988.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: William R. Sylvester, Jr., Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $99,415.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Ronald D. Ghen, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $69,981.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Gary J. Sikora, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $99,987.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Gary J. Sikora
Award Amount: $0.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Gary J. Sikora
Award Amount: $599,929.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Michael P. MacKay
Award Amount: $0.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Michael P. MacKay
Award Amount: $749,942.00

Laser Radar (LIDAR) Remote Wind Sensor for LCAC

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Ronald D.Ghen, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $749,544.00
Abstract:
With the advent of the ADAR sonobuoy, new display formats andtechniques are needed to provide an effective Operator-MachineInterface for data interpretation by USW operators. The currentADAR processing is provided by legacy signal processing systems;these systems were not optimized for use with… More

AlN-GaN-InN Based Blue/Ultraviolet Integrated Optoelectronic Devices and Circuits

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Michael MacMay, VP of Technology
Award Amount: $69,977.00
Abstract:
As submarine data processing systems become more complex and are comprised of more and more heterogeneous components, a new compatibility problem has arisen. Use of middleware packages, which broker data between applications using unique protocols andstandards, has caused inter-subsystem… More

Representations and Protocols for Universal Access to the World-Wide Web

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Gary Sikora, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
Information integration and aggregation from a variety of sources, including Command and Control (C2) systems, reconnaissance data, satellite data, unit capability data, logistical data and real-time. Developments have been slow for reasons of fundingpriorities, previous false starts, and the gap… More

Representations and Protocols for Universal Access to the World-Wide Web

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Gary Sikora, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $749,938.00
Abstract:
Information integration and aggregation from a variety of sources, including Command and Control (C2) systems, reconnaissance data, satellite data, unit capability data, logistical data and real-time. Developments have been slow for reasons of fundingpriorities, previous false starts, and the gap… More

TBMD Tactical Telemetry Transmitting System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Ronald Ghen, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
The Battle Force Tactical Training (BFTT) Program is the most widely recognized Navy program for in port netted training. The operational fleet desires to achieve a Netted ASW Training capability for the submarine community during range operations. Throughuse of current underwater communication… More

Autonomous Mobile Cargo Handlers For Carrier Automation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Michael MacKay, VP of Technology
Award Amount: $69,999.00
Abstract:
What is required is to step

Joint Battlespace Infosphere Web Infrastructure

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Gary Sikora, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $723,483.00
Abstract:
The opportunity is to close the gap between commercial Web technology and the Joint Battlesphere Infosphere (JBI) infrastructure. With the forward-looking approach proposed, the technology gap is reduced to a point where a buy-integrate-test developmentcycle is realizable-agents and connectors are… More

Joint Battlespace Infosphere Web Infrastructure

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Gary Sikora, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
The opportunity is to close the gap between commercial Web technology and the Joint Battlesphere Infosphere (JBI) infrastructure. With the forward-looking approach proposed, the technology gap is reduced to a point where a buy-integrate-test developmentcycle is realizable-agents and connectors are… More

Improved Sonar Detection Displays and Interfaces

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Stephen P. Graham, Advisory Engineer
Award Amount: $599,830.00
Abstract:
"The acceptance of COTS by the DoD for military systems has been a key enabler for the accelerated growth of technological capabilities. Systems now exploit computing power that can double or more every eighteen months. Combat system development effortsare able to exploit these resources to… More

Smart Tools to Support Shipboard Network Administrators

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Michael P. MacKay, VP of Technology
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
"COTS initiatives within the DOD over the past decade have resulted in a proliferation of systems comprised of increasingly more diverse and complex components. These systems have been comprised of a heterogeneous fabric of COTS products each of whichrequires not only day-to-day administration but… More

Innovative Signal Processing Concepts for Active Emissions

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Ron Ghen, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $593,972.00
Abstract:
"Progeny Systems proposes the following for Phase II Base Effort:1) Prototype System: To develop a prototype system thatdemonstrates our integrated AE system concept. This prototypesystem will contain and demonstrate the critical design elementsof the AE functionality necessary to assemble a fully… More

Application of JINI Technology to Tactical Systems Integration

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Michael P. MacKay, Vice President of Technol
Award Amount: $748,004.00
Abstract:
"The task of integrating Tactical subsystems with each otherbecomes a challenge when each subsystem uses a different approachto data exchange and management, and these subsystems mustcommunicate to each other to pass data. The challenge thatarises from this architecture is allowing the same… More

Sonar Stimulation for Virtual Targets in Netted, Tactical ASW Training on Legacy Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Ron Ghen, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $597,618.00
Abstract:
"The operational fleet desires to achieve a netted ASW training capability for the submarine community during range operations. Through use of current underwater communication modem technologies, the submarine would be able to communicate in net-centrictraining situations thus creating a synthetic… More

Fiber Optic Interconnect Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Brian Turner, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $99,073.00
Abstract:
"Undersea surveillance systems typically use fiber optic cables on the ocean bottom to bring acoustic and magnetic senor data back to a shore site where it is processed and analyzed. The topology of these fiber optic cable systems can vary and canpotentially be several thousand kilometers… More

Automated/Simplified Weapons OMI

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Michael W. Redden, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $69,241.00
Abstract:
Consistent with the NAVSEA identified need for reducing the timeline from target acquisition to time of fire, Progeny Systems Corporation is pleased to propose the development of streamlined displays, a knowledge based computing tool kit and remote displayaccess for achieving this goal. By… More

Open Architecture Software Using Middleware Isolation Layers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Gary J. Sikora, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
"The work proposed under this Phase II effort comprises development of middleware components and tools targeted for the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) program, applicable on-going Progeny Systems Corp (PSC) Programs of Records (PoR), and opportunities resultingfrom Operating System (OS) vendor… More

Open Architecture Software Using Middleware Isolation Layers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Gary J. Sikora, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $749,975.00
Abstract:
"The work proposed under this Phase II effort comprises development of middleware components and tools targeted for the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) program, applicable on-going Progeny Systems Corp (PSC) Programs of Records (PoR), and opportunities resultingfrom Operating System (OS) vendor… More

Open Architecture Software Using Middleware Isolation Layers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Gary Sikora, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $99,983.00
Abstract:
"Today's sophisticated aircraft such as the F-22 will have expended billions of dollars on software over the life cycle, constituting a large portion of the TOC (Total Cost of Ownership). Tomorrow as seen in the JSF architecture, the hardware/softwareinterface will move forward to the sensor level… More

Acoustic Canopy MASINT System (ACMS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Seibert Murphy, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $119,978.00
Abstract:
"Increasing performance of signal processing capabilities, sensors, communications links, and unmanned autonomous aircraft (UAVs) make possible a long range, highly accurate, expendable sensor field which allows precision targeting without risk of personnelloss.Acoustic detection in Antisubmarine… More

Fibre Channel Instrumentation Network Architecture

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Michael P. MacKay, Vice Pres of Technology
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
"This SBIR effort will research Fibre Channel Standard (FCS)technology to extend the Phase I effort and create a lab-readydevice that bridges between current NexGenBus technology (FCS)and legacy instrumentation bus standards such as CAIS and 1553.Candidate protocol selections such as SCSI, TCP/IP… More

High Performance Real-Time Synchronization Clock

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: John MacKay, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $99,991.00
Abstract:
Current COTS Real Time Clock Boards barely meet requirements for clock resolution and latency. A high performance RTC board is needed for Hardware In The Loop (HITL) testing. Progeny proposes to develop this board using a rapid prototyping approach thatwill yield a functional prototype at the end of… More

Fibre Channel Instrumentation Network Architecture

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Michael P. MacKay, Vice Pres of Technology
Award Amount: $749,942.00
Abstract:
"This SBIR effort will research Fibre Channel Standard (FCS)technology to extend the Phase I effort and create a lab-readydevice that bridges between current NexGenBus technology (FCS)and legacy instrumentation bus standards such as CAIS and 1553.Candidate protocol selections such as SCSI, TCP/IP… More

Low Cost Compression Techniques Applied To Encrypted Data Distribution System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Kevin Brown, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
In most facets of system development, upgrading a system from last decade's technology to today's to gain processor speed or new services has risk and effort associated with it, but these factors can be planned and funding can be allocated to accomplishlong-term goals for technology refreshment. … More

High Performance Real-Time Synchronization Clock

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: John MacKay, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $728,582.00
Abstract:
Current COTS Real Time Clock Boards barely meet requirements for clock resolution and latency. A high performance RTC board is needed for Hardware In The Loop (HITL) testing. Progeny proposes to develop this board using a rapid prototyping approach thatwill yield a functional prototype at the end of… More

Acoustic Canopy MASINT System (ACMS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Siebert Murphy, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $729,696.00
Abstract:
The ACMS is a remote monitoring system that enables Battlefield intelligence gathering, situational awareness, and precision targeting without risk of personnel loss. Progeny provides a cost effective high performance approach to by designing flexiblesignal processing, sensors, deployment and… More

Advanced Real Time Discrimination Architecture

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Gary J. Sikora, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $69,968.00
Abstract:
We offer the innovated concept of Discrimination Templates that provide target data sources such as radar systems or imagery warehouses a unified method to register their capabilities, information models, and interfaces with the DiscriminationInfrastructure. The idea is to allow units to quickly… More

Logistics Support Systems using Advanced Multimedia Technologies

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Gary J. Sikora, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $69,988.00
Abstract:
This SBIR Phase I effort will use advanced multimedia technology to create logistics assistance for submarine crewmembers. This technology, including standards and methods currently in development, will be applied to a database of technical data to createtraining tutorials, maintenance mentors and… More

System Automation That Will Support Reduced Manning On Submarines (Component-Level Distributed Control System Technology)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Michael P. MacKay, VP of Technology
Award Amount: $99,983.00
Abstract:
An engineering focus on alternative approaches to the unique aspects of shipboard damage control and maintenance that require significantly higher levels of manning. The ideal solution for low cost wireless shipboard automation is comprised of: currentwireless Local Area Network (LAN) technology;… More

H-60 Mission Avionics Technology Insertion

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Kevin Brown, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $69,998.00
Abstract:
The DOD's inordinately long acquisition cycles, the decade-long reduction in defense spending and the resultant dependence on service life extensions have left countless military systems highly susceptible to obsolescence. On average, it takes mostmilitary programs five years just to get through… More

Minimum Bandwidth Distributed Simulations for Warfighter Shipboard Training

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Kevin Brown, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,523.00
Abstract:
The Battle Force Tactical Training (BFTT) Program is the most widely recognized Navy program for in port netted training. The operational fleet desires to achieve a Netted at-sea based team training capability. Progeny Systems has technologies that allowus to propose innovative bandwidth management… More

Innovative Operating Software - Open Architecture Software Using Middleware Isolation Layers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Gary J. Sikora, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $69,984.00
Abstract:
The history of computer technology has shown that future technology trends are impossible to predict. For example, CORBA may fall out of favor by 2020 or take on more functionality that changes its API. Unfortunately, MDA cannot control this evolution.There are many advanced research activities… More

Global Information Grid (GIG)-Enabling Middleware (MW) Portals

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Michael MacKay, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,775.00
Abstract:
To allow affordable technology infusion into the E-2C a GIG middleware portal is required to adapt information semantic meaning and syntactical structure across information producers and consumers. The portal must interface to both commercial andmilitarized middleware products. Once established,… More

Extensible AAR Acquisition, Retrieval, and Storage System (EAARS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Ron Murdock, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,769.00
Abstract:
Current technologies for the Navy's Battle Force Tactical Training system provide tactical communication networks for live audio, but no methods for incorporating and synchronizing wideband data such as sensor streams, video, and imagery. Extensible AARAcquisition, Retrieval, and Storage System… More

Automated/Simplified Weapons OMI

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Michael Redden, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
Consistent with the NAVSEA identified need for reducing the timeline from target acquisition to time of fire, Progeny Systems Corporation is pleased to propose the development of streamlined displays, a knowledge based computing tool kit and remote displayaccess for achieving this goal. By… More

Automated/Simplified Weapons OMI

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Michael Redden, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $595,514.00
Abstract:
Consistent with the NAVSEA identified need for reducing the timeline from target acquisition to time of fire, Progeny Systems Corporation is pleased to propose the development of streamlined displays, a knowledge based computing tool kit and remote displayaccess for achieving this goal. By… More

Multi-disciplinary and Multi-Sensor Integrated Display Development

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Kevin Brown, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $593,048.00
Abstract:
The conclusions derived from the Phase I research topics and their results indicate that adopting the UDDI model and adapting the combat systems to use the UDDI services will provide sufficient capability benefits to the system architecture to make integration of these complex systems easier and… More

Fiber Optic Interconnect Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Brian Turner, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
Progeny's concept provides an approach that has potential to make significant advancements in the field of off-board sensor connectivity technology. In addition, it has direct application to the UUV Program Office's future mine warfare efforts. The concept consists of a deployable neutral density… More

System Automation That Will Support Reduced Manning On Submarines (Component-Level Distributed Control System Technology)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Marsden Davis, Project Manager
Award Amount: $1,205,342.00
Abstract:
This proposal covers adaptation of technology to improve Navy operations in general. An important aspect of a process and approach that facilitates technology infusion is its ability to provide "the right data, anytime, anywhere in the system". Through careful consideration of system… More

Automated On-Board and Off-Board Data Timing and Synchronization

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: John MacKay, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,504.00
Abstract:
Timing synchronization is important to data correlation and intelligent data mining. A time sychronization protocol is needed to obtain very precise synchronization, down to 10nS, and across diverse data networks. Progeny will investigate two new protocols that claim to meet the performance… More

Next Generation Data Fusion Architecture

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Kevin Brown, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,121.00
Abstract:
Combining data from multiple sources into a single coherent "picture" is a fundamental challenge to battlespace management. Today's combat systems are a result of the Department of Defense's historical federated acquisition process. These individual development programs produced individual… More

Airborne Internet Web Services Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOT
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $98,855.00
Abstract:
The Airborne Internet is an information network between aircraft and the ground that enables information exchange experienced with today's internet. This capability will automate the way in which air traffic control monitors and tracks aircraft, significantly improving airspace management and… More

Expendable Array Installation System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Ron Gehn, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,886.00
Abstract:
Rapidly deployable acoustic surveillance in the form of the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) mission modules will significantly extend the tactical horizon of tactical platforms. This will be accomplished with wireless connectivity to the off-board sensor. The Advanced Deployable System is on the brink… More

High Fidelity Data Management and Access

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Ron Murdock, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,883.00
Abstract:
Data collected from modern naval combat systems is increasing at an exponential rate. While these data rates are expected to peak within this decade, the shore infrastructure is ill-prepared to catalog, store, extract, query, or in general to manage this volume of data. Progeny will evaluate… More

Techniques for Assessing Approach for Migrating to Different Processors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Gary Sikora, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,157.00
Abstract:
The evolution of high performance COTS, combined with continued growth of weapon system and combat system requirements, provides an opportunity to design an architecture more capable of exploiting new technologies than the legacy architecture that has been developed for over two decades. The need… More

Logistics Support Systems using Advanced Multimedia Technologies

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Michael Hertz, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $592,997.00
Abstract:
Progeny's experience in developing a shipboard Learning Content Management System for onboard deployment has led to its recognition of the power of having content, learning or technical, available to the deployed Sailor. Progeny also recognizes the trend towards creating digital content while… More

Extensible AAR Acquisition, Retrieval, and Storage System (EAARS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Scott Beaulieu, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $597,657.00
Abstract:
The Virginia Class Non-Propulsion Electronics Subsystems (NPES) is comprised of twenty-three subsystems integrated by an overarching Architecture Subsystem. The user's community is experiencing problems maintaining this complex networked system. The application of the Phase I EAARS technology… More

Expendable Array Installation System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: John Thornton, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $304,320.00
Abstract:
The U.S. Navy has been working toward rapidly deployable acoustic surveillance as off-board sensors for over thirty years. Wireless connectivity to an off-board acoustic sensor will make this possible. The Advanced Deployable System (ADS) is close to providing this capability, but is in need of an… More

Secure Legacy Application Integration with NCES (SLAIN)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Gary Sikora, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,754.00
Abstract:
Our solution is a gateway, referred herein as "SLAIN", as an "Edge Application" as defined in the NCES architecture, in that it implements the protocols required to communicate with any of the NCES services. A SLAIN Portal mechanism is provided if there is no programmatic method to access a legacy… More

Integrated Shipboard and Shore-based Maintenance Management Decision Tool

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Michael Hertz, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,307.00
Abstract:
The central goal of this topic is to develop the ability to quickly and efficiently determine, prioritize, and optimize maintenance efforts across both individual ships and the Fleet as a whole. We propose to develop a web based application toolset that can be deployed within the Non-Tactical Data… More

Acoustic Data Software "Intelligent Agent" Search Tool

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: John Sevick, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $67,719.00
Abstract:
Sonar operators manually fuse observed historical sonar data to determine not only a target's motion and position, but also to learn patterns of behavior over time which can provide a tactical advantage via prediction of future behavior. Because operators must change watches and there is a… More

Automated Multi-Static Processing Of Off-Board Sensors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Steven Graham, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $68,864.00
Abstract:
Multistatic operation of Navy sonar systems can potentially improve overall ASW effectiveness despite significant improvements in the capabilities of potential submarine adversaries. As enemy submarines become quieter and more capable, utilization of active sonar techniques becomes necessary to… More

Submarine Non-Hull Penetrating (Wireless) Hydrophone

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Ron Gehn, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $64,823.00
Abstract:
Significant detection performance can be achieved in submarine SONAR systems through the development of larger acoustic sensor arrays. For years SONAR sensor array improvements have focused on increasing the number of sensor channels. Programs such as WAA, Flank Array, CAVES, and LVAA have focused… More

Compact Towed Sonar Array

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dave Baird, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,701.00
Abstract:
Towed arrays for unmanned U. S. Navy platforms require engineering breakthroughs in a number of critical components due to the demands of reduced stowage volume, ¿¿ 0.5¿_ OD array diameter, low cost and improved directional and self-noise performance imposed by UUV/USV¿_s in the… More

Talk Through Audio Technologies for Navy Hearing Protection Devices

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Michael Mullen, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $79,733.00
Abstract:
A combination of infrared and Bluetooth RF transmitters is coupled with a directional receiving system to allow situational awareness to individuals in high noise environments. The system allows voice communications with all nearby personnel, and intuitive longer range communications. This system… More

Imaging Acoustic Signature Analyses for Plant Turbo-machinery

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Seibert Murphy, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $98,803.00
Abstract:
Plant machinery, as well as rotating parts within aircraft, vehicles, and ships needs to be monitored for faults for both safety and economic reasons. Performing maintenance based on hours of operation rather than actual condition can lead to high costs by early replacement of good components… More

Smart Hemodynamic Monitoring System for Critical Care Air Transport Team (CCATT)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: John Sevick, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,686.00
Abstract:
Development of a COTS-based, open architecture, ruggedized monitor for use as an "intelligent assistant" for the treating physician in aeromedical evacuation to assist with a critically ill but stabilized patient. The system utilizes direct feeds of hemodynamic data and manual entries of… More

Automated On-Board and Off-Board Data Timing and Synchronization

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: John MacKay, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $589,446.00
Abstract:
Network Centric Warfare (NCW) is being implemented through a concept known as "FORCEnet," that will tremendously extend the capabilities of individual platforms or systems by expanding the knowledge base, extending sensor and weapon reach, and enabling forces to quickly react through decentralized… More

Next Generation Data Fusion Architecture

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Michael MacKay, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $587,146.00
Abstract:
Distributed Real-time Embedded (DRE) systems are increasingly being used in mission-critical domains such as online financial trading, distributed process control, submarine information systems, avionics mission computing, radar processing, and software defined radios. These somewhat disparate… More

Secure Legacy Application Integration with NCES (SLAIN)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Gary Sikora, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $588,322.00
Abstract:
Net-Centric Enterprise Services (NCES) is no longer defining and developing the nine Core Enterprise Services as originally sought, instead they are adopting GOTS/COTS services that are expected to be complete in 2007 and beyond. Navy Program Executive Offices (PEOs) require technologies to be… More

Integrated Shipboard and Shore-based Maintenance Management Decision Tool

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Michael Hertz, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $2,192,700.00
Abstract:
The central goal of this topic is to develop the ability to quickly and efficiently determine, prioritize, and optimize maintenance efforts across both individual ships and the Fleet as a whole. We propose: to develop a web based application toolset that can be deployed within the Non-Tactical Data… More

Acoustic Data Software "Intelligent Agent" Search Tool

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: John Sevick, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $588,520.00
Abstract:
Today's sonar operators are presented with a voluminous amount of acoustic contact data, spanning a multidimensional search space of arrays, bearings, frequencies, and time. Improvement in arrays, signal processing, and computer performance has led to the ability to detect even more contacts. When… More

Submarine Non-Hull Penetrating (Wireless) Hydrophone

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Ronald D. Ghen, Principal Investigator – (703) 368-6107
Award Amount: $3,988,674.00
Abstract:
Significant SONAR detection performance can be achieved through the development and use of new larger acoustic sensor arrays such as WAA, CAVES, and LVAA. However, installation costs required to support the cabling hull penetrations of these arrays often drives the retrofit solution to be cost… More

Compact Towed Sonar Array

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dave Baird, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $824,417.00
Abstract:
A vector sensor with excellent noise performance in a small package will be further developed using the 15 shear mode of single crystal selected due to its outstanding properties that allow broad bandwidth and low noise in a compact sensor design. Our Phase II objectives include prototyping and… More

Sonobuoy - Electronic Function Selector (EFS) Replacement

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Seibert Murphy, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $78,465.00
Abstract:
Design and develop an alternative concept to replace the Electronic Function Selector (EFS) used in sonobuoys. Currently setting buoy operating parameters is a time consuming manual process and misprogramming requires the crewman to restart the program process from the beginning. The new handheld… More

Obsolescence Management Decision Making and Planning Tool

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Michael Hertz, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,430.00
Abstract:
Progeny Systems proposes to create a Bayesian Decision Network (BDN) based simulation that relates program and technical variables and makes projections as to the Total Ownership Cost of a system. This proposal discusses an incremental approach to the creation of a simulation environment that would… More

Adaptive Role-play Exercises for a Leader Development Center.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Michael Hertz, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,804.00
Abstract:
Progeny proposes to use their non-tactical application/e-learning experience from the U.S. Navy to support Army e-learning and simulation for development of leadership in stressful combat situations. Progeny intends to treat simulation components as Shareable Content Object Reuse Model (SCORM)… More

Hybrid Sailor performance and training

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Michael Hertz, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,151.00
Abstract:
The U.S. Navy requires Sailors who can engage in multi-tasking, high stress, team oriented missions without degradation in any of the tasks and with minimal requirements for training. In order to select these Sailors an assessment battery must be developed to provide a method by which to accurately… More

Automation of Equipment/System Isolation and Safety Tag-out for Maintenance Actions

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Michael Dickey, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,276.00
Abstract:
Develop and demonstrate a means of automating the functions inherent in isolating and tagging out a system(s) or component(s) that require maintenance

Software Test Engineering: Analysis of Trace Semantics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Gary Sikora, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,155.00
Abstract:
The Army Future Force will include emerging C2 systems which are far from being compatible with systems currently deployed in the Army, Joint, Multi-National and other government agencies. Our solution is a pluggable connector architecture, referred to herein as Ontological, Application-independent… More

Guaranteed Data Integrity in the GIG-NCES Environment

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Gary Sikora, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $97,549.00
Abstract:
Our approach to the problem is to utilize IO metadata to convey provenance information. The JBI Metadata Repository then becomes the capturing system for provenance data. Reasoning capability becomes trivial following the capture of provenance data. Our pedigree system is modeled to allow for rapid… More

Maintenance Performance Assessment

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Michael Hertz, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $68,966.00
Abstract:
The central goal of this topic is to develop a data infrastructure that supports the performance evaluation of work package completion by using information stored throughout the non-tactical applications already onboard U.S. Navy ships. It proposes to develop a set of web based application tools,… More

Research 3-D Screen Technology Utilizing Autostereographics and the impacts on Tactical Operartors in the Command and Control Center.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: NORTH CAROLINA A&T
Principal Investigator: Michael Redden, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,820.00
RI Contact: Mitzi Bond
Abstract:
In recent years computer displays have underwent a revolution of sorts from the old Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) based displays to more modern LCD and Plasma based flat panel technologies. Additionally, several manufacturers are now offering displays known as Autostereographic, that are capable of… More

Advanced Equipment Maintenance Training Using Revolutionary Video Game Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Michael Hertz, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,681.00
Abstract:
Progeny Systems proposes to provide an effective and fun equipment maintenance training game through the innovative application of brain wave monitoring technology and Edutainment methodologies. Progeny Systems' innovation will utilize current and planned Marine Corps TETS and Huntron operation… More

Maritime Surveillance Sensing Using Underwater High Frequency Acoustic Communication Receivers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / SOCOM
Principal Investigator: Steve Ricks, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $98,486.00
Abstract:
Special Operations Command desires an innovative approach to augment underwater acoustic modems with a passive sensing capability to detect ships and submarines. While providing the existing communications function, it is feasible to take advantage of the existing infrastructure by tapping the… More

Multi-INT Ontology Mediation Services

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Gary Sikora, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $96,653.00
Abstract:
The problem in sharing sensor information is that each platform has a specialized language which has evolved over many years that may be significantly different across platforms. Interface definitions may be as simple as defined structures, perhaps added metadata, or evolved to include a formal… More

Modularized Transliteration Engine

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NGA
Principal Investigator: Daniel Mekonnen, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,540.00
Abstract:
Applications today that serve transliteration provide only a limited number of internally supported systems. The information communities coping with toponymic issues must be able to easily add new systems to a transliteration engine, extend or update an already supported system. These additions,… More

Mounting of Acoustic Vector Sensors on UUVs

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dave Baird, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,136.00
Abstract:
Vector sensors have been shown to operate very effectively in free field applications and are showing promise in the area of towed array configurations. The four channel (combination three axis accelerometers and hydrophone) sensors allow narrower beams to be generated with a smaller number of… More

Naval Device Applications of Relaxor Piezoelectric Single Crystals

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Jim Smith, Director of Business Development
Award Amount: $69,896.00
Abstract:
Single crystal materials in high drive transducers have been shown to provide significant performance enhancements associated with their power density and broader transmit/receive spectrum coverage. As a result, compared to legacy transducers employing conventional piezoelectric ceramic materials,… More

Naval Device Applications of Relaxor Piezoelectric Single Crystals

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Jim Smith, Director of Business Development
Award Amount: $69,831.00
Abstract:
Planned Wide Aperture Array (WAA) sonar sensors for submarines are neutrally buoyant accelerometers embedded in a compliant hull coating that sense the particle motion of a target signal as it passes through the coating. Existing designs of sensors using conventional piezoelectric ceramic materials… More

Ultra Low Frequency (ULF) Sonobuoy

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Michael Mullen, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $79,971.00
Abstract:
The US Navy has a requirement for an affordable A-sized sonobuoy with an Ultra Low Frequency (ULF) acoustic sensor. The ULF acoustic band presents an opportunity to detect emissions from submarines, assuming they exist, would be particularly hard for the target platforms to suppress. ULF detection… More

Common Low Cost Sonar Transmit Capability

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Bill Sylvester, Director of Engineering
Award Amount: $69,977.00
Abstract:
Current cost reduction efforts on Virginia Class are aimed at dramatically reducing recurring expense associated with MF Active by deleting the sonar sphere which requires the function of units now housed there to move inboard. The increased functional density required in the inboard cabinets has… More

Extremely Low Frequency (ELF) for Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Michael Mullen, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $79,987.00
Abstract:
The US Navy has a requirement for an affordable A-sized independent sonobuoy with an Extremely Low Frequency (ELF) magnetic field sensor suitable for operation in both deep and shallow water regions. The 0.5 to 30 Hz ELF band presents an opportunity to detect galvanic current from submarines,… More

The use of Self-Managing Software Agents to Improve Application and Network Reliability and Data Accessibility

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Marsden Davis, Integration Manager
Award Amount: $69,308.00
Abstract:
There is a need to develop and demonstrate the application of certifiably accurate, self-managing software agents to improve continuity of operations of the shipboard application environment. In addition, there is a need to demonstrate how Semantic Web software agents can be employed to improve… More

Natural Language Processing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Gary Sikora, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,435.00
Abstract:
We propose a hybrid NLP solution: a medical ontology system from Mayo Clinic, the Mayo Vocabulary Server (MVS) based on SNOMED- CT, MEDCIN and many other UMLS terminologies; and a machine learning system from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), the Scone semantic knowledge-base that represents… More

Geoacoustic Sea Bottom Characterization Using Passive, Cost-Effective Sensors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: John Thornton, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $68,325.00
Abstract:
The Navy can gain a significant operational advantage by knowing the ocean's seabed properties. It is well known that the seabed type can have an enormous impact on sound propagation and therefore effects detection and classification of underwater targets. Seabed properties often are the unknown… More

Sparse Array Applications for Small Satellites

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: John MacKay, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $98,428.00
Abstract:
DARPA desires to develop innovative approaches for using a sparse array of small satellites to sense radio frequency signals. During our Phase I effort our Progeny Systems Corporation and University of Hawaii team intends to develop a technique to resolve the dynamic position problem of… More

In-Air DIFAR Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Seibert Murphy, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $743,028.00
Abstract:
Progeny Systems has demonstrated the feasibility of an innovative acoustic imaging system using a portable Directional Frequency and Ranging (DIFAR) microphone array. For this Phase II effort we will design, develop, and field test a Engineering Demonstration Model prototype of the DIFAR In-air… More

Smart Hemodynamic Monitoring System for Critical Care Air Transport Team (CCATT)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: John R. Sevick, Sr. Software Engineer
Award Amount: $749,670.00
Abstract:
Physiologic monitors are an essential tool in the care of critically injured military and civilian patients. Typical signals monitored include cardiac rate and rhythm, end-tidal CO2, respiration rate, pulse oximetry, and non-invasive blood pressure. Today's monitors have functional deficiencies… More

Miniaturized Wireless Data Acquisition for Payload Development and Integration

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: UNIV. OF MASSACHUSETTS DARTMOUTH
Principal Investigator: Ronald Murdock, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,639.00
RI Contact: Keith Mackenzie
Abstract:
Submarine operation in the littorals is characterized by high shipping density, technologically current threats, and often limited maneuverability. The development of new acoustic countermeasure technologies is fundamental to survival in this environment. Modifications to the External… More

Modularized Transliteration Engine

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NGA
Principal Investigator: Thomas Burns, Lead SW Engineer
Award Amount: $249,995.00
Abstract:
The eXtensible Transliteration Framework (XTF) is used to automate a system of rules to convert a word or text written in one writing system into another. In a broader sense, the XTF can be utilized for either transliteration by defining complex conventions for dealing with letters in a source… More

Automated Knowledge Structuring of Medical Charts Data

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Gary Sikora, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,322.00
Abstract:
We offer an Environmental Surveillance Framework that will have the ability to quickly run data filters over a consolidated set of medical charts to "raise red flags" and draw attention to anomalies used to help identify the onset or origin of changes in health functionally acting as diagnostic… More

Natural Language Processing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Gary Sikora, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $749,909.00
Abstract:
The effort proposed uses Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Knowledge Base technologies to address Data Entry Automation, E&M coding for billing, and Syndromic Surveillance use cases within the Electronic Medical Record (EMR) field. The approach is to leverage Language and Computing's TeSSI NLP… More

Intelligent Network Traffic Management

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Gary Sikora, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,518.00
Abstract:
We offer to research, design and prototype portions of an intelligent messaging framework that provides a layered approach to the problem, and leverages and integrates with commercial SOA ESB technologies. The first layer applies content filtering on the producer or consumer side based on network… More

Miniaturized Wireless Data Acquisition for Payload Development and Integration

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: UNIV. OF MASSACHUSETTS DARTMOUNIV.
Principal Investigator: Ron Murdock, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $494,836.00
RI Contact: Joanne Zanella-Litke
Abstract:
Submarine operation in the littorals is characterized by high shipping density, technologically current threats, and often limited maneuverability. The development of new acoustic countermeasure technologies is fundamental to survival in this environment. Modifications to the External… More

Automated Entity Classification in Video Using Soft Biometrics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Timothy Faltemier, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,213.00
Abstract:
With the growing concerns surrounding security and terrorism around the world, biometrics has become one of the premier solutions to combat these problems. Traditionally, biometrics has been an academic problem that has been studied from the perspective of optimal environments (good lighting,… More

Command and Control Translation System in a Service Oriented Architecture (SOA)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Gary Sikora, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $67,739.00
Abstract:
Our approach is an Open Architecture (OA) Universal Language Translator (ULT), a C2 translation system to be used by embedded coalition forces and takes full advantage of the benefits of Service Oriented Architecture (SOA). Combining translation software for free text and transliteration software… More

Development of a non-invasive diver monitoring system

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: DUKE UNIV.
Principal Investigator: John Sevick, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,952.00
RI Contact: Neal W. Pollock
Abstract:
Navy and commercial divers are subjected to extreme environmental conditions which can compromise physiological and/or cognitive state. Divers are at risk of various health complications which can ultimately lead to death including barotraumas, hypo/hyperthermia, nitrogen narcosis, oxygen toxicity,… More

Automation of Equipment/System Isolation and Safety Tag-out for Maintenance Actions

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Eric Rustici, Principal Investigator – (860) 449-1273
Award Amount: $2,148,900.00
Abstract:
The system discussed in this proposal aims to overcome the complexity of the tag-out process execution by bringing technical drawings to life with supplementary metadata. This new information will include the identifying information for components on the drawing, and also the relationships between… More

Common Low Cost Sonar Transmit Capability

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Rene Mock, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $598,571.00
Abstract:
Current sonar systems have not taken advantage of technology advances which have made it possible for significant active sonar improvements in size, weight, power and cost. Our phase I effort identified several key technologies to increase the power density (i.e. increased performance in reduced… More

Maintenance Performance Assessment

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Howard Adams, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $246,635.00
Abstract:
This SBIR will be a multi-part effort extending the main goal of the Phase I SBIR collaboration between Progeny Systems and 3eTI in furthering the desire of the DDG 1000 Program Office to establish a software application and platform integrator that will work with the various companies involved in… More

The use of Self-Managing Software Agents to Improve Application and Network Reliability and Data Accessibility

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Eric Rustici, Principal Investigator – (860) 449-1273
Award Amount: $749,026.00
Abstract:
Phase II of N07-064 will pursue a multi- technology approach to optimize the use of resources to address likely fault scenarios in the most cost effective manner. By developing a fault taxonomy, fault resolution strategies will be developed for each fault addressed. Intelligent Agents offer a… More

Tanker Survey Vehicle

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DHS
Principal Investigator: John Thornton
Award Amount: $99,720.00
Abstract:
The Department of Homeland Security is responsible for maintaining the integrity of our borders and preventing attacks within our country through the use of trade and immigration laws coupled with various tools to monitor for the threat of illegal cross-border activity. This includes numerous points… More

Lunar Surface Navigation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Ron Murdock, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,695.00
Abstract:
To support extended lunar operations, precision localization and route mapping is required for planetary EVA, manned rovers and lunar surface mobility units. A process called multilateration is proposed coupled with the use of an IEEE 1588 Precision Time Protocol (PTP). This protocol was created… More

Acoustic Intercept Receiver for Naval Special Warfare Undersea Vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: The Pennsylvania State University
Principal Investigator: Ronald Ghen, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,671.00
RI Contact: Pamela R. Righter
Abstract:
NNaval Special Warfare requires a low-power, light-weight acoustic intercept receiver capable of detecting and identifying the acoustic signals of manned or unmanned undersea vehicles. Traditional acoustic receivers in use on current submarine platforms are large, cumbersome and feature-rich. The… More

Store/Aircraft Interface Force Measurement System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: University of Massachusetts Dartmou
Principal Investigator: Ed Michna, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,931.00
RI Contact: Julie Smith
Abstract:
Naval air platform stores include various payloads including ordinance. Fatigue induced failures can occur without warning at the interface between the payload and the airframe hardpoints. There is currently no systematic means of monitoring, recording, and tracking the forces which lead to… More

Intelligent Net-centric Information Exchange

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Gary Sikora, Principal Investigator – (703) 368-6107
Award Amount: $1,123,191.00
Abstract:
We offer to research, design and prototype portions of an intelligent messaging framework that provides a layered approach to the problem, and leverages and integrates with commercial SOA ESB technologies. The first layer applies content filtering on the producer or consumer side based on network… More

Command and Control Translation System in a Service Oriented Architecture (SOA)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Gary Sikora, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $729,160.00
Abstract:
During the Phase I period of performance (PoP) of this SBIR effort, we teamed with SYSTRAN to build a prototype Universal Language Translator (ULT). The ULT was built using an Open Architecture (OA) approach, which loosely couples the machine translation software from the ULT architecture. This… More

Automated Entity Classification in Video Using Soft Biometrics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Tim Faltemier, Principal Investigator – (703) 368-6107
Award Amount: $942,691.00
Abstract:
With the growing concerns surrounding security and terrorism around the world, biometrics has become one of the premier solutions to combat these problems. Today, even the most sophisticated identification algorithms can take up to 10 seconds to accurately identify a single subject due to the… More

Real-Time, Bandwidth Optimized Collaboration Mission Planning Infrastructure

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Bob Hoeft, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $79,681.00
Abstract:
Progeny Systems Corporation will design a Network Centric Transactional Collaboration Framework which focuses on change detection for existing JMPS-N data transactions, layered on top of communication layers for efficiently sharing these transactions with JMPS-N instances at geographically disperse… More

Compact Vector Sensor for Deployable Autonomous Distributed System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: David Baird, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $98,630.00
Abstract:
"Submarines with improving stealth and attack capability - particularly modern diesel attack submarines - are proliferating world-wide at an alarming rate. Locating these relatively inexpensive but extremely quiet boats presents our Navy with a formidable challenge (CNO statement to SASC sub… More

Electronics Shock Hardening For 40 kG Launch Transient

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Kerry Kisloski, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,450.00
Abstract:
Sea Power 21 represents a vision and roadmap for a transformational process which seeks to optimize Naval force employment through integration into joint global operations and align R&D toward specific current and projected warfighter needs. Sea Strike is one of the concepts behind the Sea Power 21… More

Exercise Torpedo End-Of-Run (EOR) Global Positioning System (GPS) Locator

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Tim Hench, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,701.00
Abstract:
Detection, localization, and recovery of exercise torpedoes at End-Of-Run in an open-ocean environment can be a challenging and expensive evolution for the US Navy. Minimizing the time-on-station for launch, search and recovery craft involved in exercise firings can drastically reduce cost by… More

Design for Survivability Technologies

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: John Thornton, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $79,583.00
Abstract:
Fishing activity remains an ongoing threat to bottom laid undersea instrumentation. We are proposing design concepts for the effective installation and protection of undersea cabled systems against fishing threats and the Mission Planning (MP) process required to install them. The threat environment… More

Single Crystal Transducer Technology for Undersea Tracking Ranges

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: David Baird, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $79,533.00
Abstract:
This NUWC Code 74 project will provide the research and design for application of single crystal lead magnesium niobate-lead titanate (PMN-PT) to undersea current and next-generation tracking range transducer requirements to provide the transmit and receive functionality required to monitor and… More

Advanced Communications at Speed and Depth

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Ronald Ghen, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,678.00
Abstract:
Since the beginning of Naval Warfare, effective communications with the submarine platform has been a significant challenge. By its very nature, submarine warfare succeeds or fails based upon the stealth abilities of the platform. Covert communications at speed and depth are required to fully engage… More

Water Impermeable, Easy Disconnect Electrical Cable Connector for Deep Sea Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Ronald Ghen, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,963.00
Abstract:
Developing an underwater electrical cable connector that completely prevents water intrusion at high and varying pressures, even when the connector is detached and re-attached often requires innovative technology development. To ensure the connector can be disconnected and reconnected while the… More

Power Harvesting Systems for Use with In-water Instrumentation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: John Thornton, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $79,477.00
Abstract:
Energy harnessing technology must be tuned to the environment that they harness. The ocean harnesses energy created by the sun storing most of it in the surface in the form of heat, light, and kinetic energy. The deeper in the ocean you travel, your options become reduced. Near the ocean floor there… More

Novel Methods for Sensor Quieting in Turbulent Flows

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Research Institution: University of Utah
Principal Investigator: Jim Powers, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $98,831.00
RI Contact: Todd Nilsen
Abstract:
The Progeny - University of Utah team proposes a new approach for flow noise reduction to improve acoustic sensor performance. Our proposal is to investigate the ability of controlling the turbulent flow by utilizing acceleration which makes the flow locally laminar. Our proposed method of… More

External Pipe Sound Pressure Level Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: Univ. of Massachusetts Dartmouth
Principal Investigator: Tom Baldasarre, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,891.00
RI Contact: Joanne Zanella-Litke
Abstract:
Stealth is a primary consideration in design and operation of ships and submarines in the Navy fleet. Noise in hydraulic systems and piping is one source of unwanted noise. A method to measure and monitor this noise is essential to controlling and eliminating these noise sources. With the assistance… More

Non-Invasive Ultrasonic Intracranial Pressure Measurement

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: John Sevick, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $98,148.00
Abstract:
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is the leading cause of death and disability for ages 1 to 44. TBI results in 50,000 deaths, 90,000 survivors suffering permanent neurological disabilities, and $40B in health care costs annually. Insurgents' use of suicide bombers and IEDs has sharply increased the… More

Precision Time Protocol Based Trilateration for Planetary Navigation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Ron Murdock, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,632.00
Abstract:
NASA's vision for planetary exploration requires development and field testing of the key technologies required for extended habitation. To support extended lunar operations with technologies directly extensible to the Mars environment, a high fidelity navigation system is needed. Precision… More

C2-ISR Capability-Need Pairing Framework to Support Resource-Task Pairing such as Sensing-Target Pairing and Weapon-Target Pairing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Tom Burns, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,075.00
Abstract:
Within the Air Operations Center (AOC) there are functional teams that focus on the aspects of planning and execution such as Master Air Attack Plan (MAAP) and Air Tasking Order (ATO) Production. As we acquire more multi-role aircraft, capturing domain-specific knowledge will enable teams of… More

Autonomous Distributed Plant Monitoring Network

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Tim Anderson, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,867.00
Abstract:
Develop a system architecture, CONOPS, and small scale demo for a system of self-powered wireless sensors to operate with an integrated operations and maintenance database application for monitoring a distributed set of large plant machines to support condition-based maintenance assessments and… More

Aviation Fuel Contaminant Protection

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Mike Mullen, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,603.00
Abstract:
Aircraft fuel contamination either from water or particulates can interrupt fuel flow leading to catastrophic engine failure. Particulates and ice can plug fuel filters, and slugs of free water can cause engine flameout. Despite careful design of equipment and procedures, technician training and… More

Fatline Towed Array Vector Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Jim Powers, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $1,498,918.00
Abstract:
Vector sensors offer a real advantage for use in towed array applications for submarines. They allow the submarine to determine left right ambiguity with our performing special maneuvers. A vector sensor that can provide the required frequency range of operation and small form factor could allow… More

Advanced Communications at Speed and Depth

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Ronald Ghen, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $748,602.00
Abstract:
Since the beginning of Naval Warfare, effective communications with the submarine platform has been a significant challenge. By its very nature, submarine warfare succeeds or fails based upon the stealth abilities of the platform. Covert communications at speed and depth are required to fully engage… More

Training Cognitive Situational Awareness for Multi-Platform Command and Control

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Michael Hertz, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $98,903.00
Abstract:
Progeny Systems proposes to use a Family of Systems (FoS) to support decision maker situational awareness. The FoS will include hardware that monitors relevant brain activating in real time using non-invasive techniques. The hardware will provide quantitative data on the user's mental state and help… More

Embedded Acoustic Sensors on the Surface of Composite Sonar Domes and Aluminum Hull Sections

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dave Baird, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $79,896.00
Abstract:
As the Navy moves toward composite material solutions for sonar system dome development and non-steel hull materials, there will be an increased need for embedding sensors on the surface of these structures. In particular, as the Navy develops new and improved aluminum hull structures and/or… More

Handheld Sonar Intercept Receiver for Divers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Ronald Ghen, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,589.00
Abstract:
Navy divers face ever increasing risk of encountering diver detection sonar systems during missions. With the growing commercial market of diver detection systems there exists a need for portable devices that alert a diver to the presence of high frequency or ultrasonic acoustic transmissions in the… More

Integrated Communications System-Next

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Will Farnham, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $79,476.00
Abstract:
The existing VA class submarine internal communications system (ICS) while functional is a closed system. The system is difficult and expensive to upgrade, lacks technical innovation, and is nearly impossible to upgrade with the submarine force's technical insertion program. Breaking the larger… More

Advanced Submarine Control

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: John Thornton, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,020.00
Abstract:
Previous generations of secondary propulsion systems have played an insignificant role within the submarine mission profile. Existing systems are relegated to secondary considerations providing a minimal thrust profile supporting limited requirements such as mooring, adding marginal thrust to the… More

Organization, Search and Manipulation of Large Databases of Face Images

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Tim Faltemier, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,336.00
Abstract:
In this proposal, we present a variety of methods that will significantly lower identification time of any face recognition algorithm by reducing the overall number of "possible subjects" through the use of Indexing and Soft Biometrics. Based on our prior academically published experience in this… More

Secure Open Architecture Open System Technologies for Tactical Networks

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Tim Faltemier, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,937.00
Abstract:
Currently Submarines process data at three distinct classification levels, S, TS, SCI. The network is currently based on a floating "periods processing" model that assumes the entire network is classified at the same level and can only float upwards based on the current mission (i.e. S->TS or SCI).… More

At-sea Reliability with Predictive Modeling

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Paul Kessel, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,270.00
Abstract:
The goal of this effort is to develop innovative technologies that focus on avoiding performing planned and unplanned maintenance during tactical operational deployments by predicting when maintenance should be performed on a non-interfering basis. Topics of research to meet this goal include:… More

Cost-Effective PiezoCrystal Transducer Assembly Technologies

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Jim Powers, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,722.00
Abstract:
Devise and demonstrate innovative materials processing methods for the cost-effective fabrication of relaxor piezoelectric single crystals into complex SONAR transducer assemblies. Candidate technologies in the fabrication of PiezoCrystal transducers include, but are not limited to: forming the… More

Shipboard Shock & Vibration Environmental Monitoring and Recording

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Ron Murdock, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,837.00
Abstract:
There is currently no integrated and systemic means of monitoring and recording the forces which lead to fatigue and eventual catastrophic failure of shipboard equipment. Such instrumentation has traditionally been reserved for highly controlled, instrumented sea tests such as shock trials. The… More

Deployable Autonomous Undersea Burial System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: University of California-San Diego
Principal Investigator: John Thornton, Engineering Manager – (858) 653-0177
Award Amount: $79,893.00
RI Contact: Gerald D'Spain
Abstract:
Bottom mounted undersea surveillance systems are required by the Navy to Detect, Classify and Localize (DCL) underwater threats during operations and intelligence gathering. To meet the needs of future naval operations they must be easily deployable from a number of platforms and autonomously… More

Autonomous Maintenance and Health Monitoring of Rechargeable Batteries

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Pete Dahlin, Principal Investigator – (860) 449-1273
Award Amount: $69,469.00
Abstract:
Reduce the logistical costs associated with the deleterious effects of long term storage of rechargeable lithium based batteries. The self discharge characteristics of rechargeable batteries necessitates monitoring to prevent permanent damage and attendant replacement cost. Utilize RFID technology… More

Towed Array Control Module (TACM)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: John Thornton, Principal Investigator – (858) 653-0177
Award Amount: $69,825.00
Abstract:
Progeny Systems teamed with Makai Ocean Engineering will develop a Towed Array Control Module (TACM) which controls the trailing end of short towed arrays using a small module that provides variable buoyancy, variable drag and control surfaces. With this approach depth and tension can be controlled,… More

Acoustic Vector Projector Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Dave Baird, Principal Investigator – (801) 359-4566
Award Amount: $69,296.00
Abstract:
The performance of naval systems for Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) and Counter-Torpedo Detection, Classification, and Localization (CTDCL) is limited by the size, power and detection range of current sensor systems. Although current sensors are adequate for current missions, emerging missions and the… More

Very Low Frequency (VLF) Transducer

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Dave Baird, Principal Investigator – (801) 359-4566
Award Amount: $79,871.00
Abstract:
The Acoustic augmentation Support Project (AASP) provides a temporary system that is used to produce acoustic signals across an operating band of 10Hz to 44kHz. These signals are used by the Navy for team training exercises in anti-submarine warfare (ASW). The AASP system, as it is currently… More

Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) Based Multi-Vehicle Command and Control System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Ron Dostie, Principal Investigator – (703) 368-6107
Award Amount: $79,371.00
Abstract:
Progeny Systems has teamed with Tactical Systems Engineering (TSE) to propose an innovative approach for migrating and architecting the existing submarine UAS command and control systems to a more affordable, agile , flexible baseline that can easily adapt and integrate multiple unmanned vehicles… More

Improved Accelerated Life Testing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Dave Baird, Principal Investigator – (801) 359-4566
Award Amount: $79,416.00
Abstract:
Recent Navy research has indicated that the Accelerated Life Testing (ALT) protocols have in some cases overestimated accelerated aging by a factor of ten, meaning that a component may fail in two years rather than the twenty years certified. This topic involves an investigation of the accuracy of… More

Visualization Framework for Navy Tactical Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Tom Burns, Principal Investigator – (703) 368-6107
Award Amount: $79,790.00
Abstract:
Existing tactical displays attempt to achieve integration and consistency of multiple display subsystems using a static allocation of display space. This type of approach has a number of drawbacks preventing achievement of the goal of a common tactical picture. Our approach is the Geo-Visualization… More

Cloud-Enabled Track Management

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Matthew Fisher, Principal Investigator – (703) 368-6107
Award Amount: $79,859.00
Abstract:
Our proposal looks at an area of Cloud Computing: distributed data storage. We plan on investigating persistent cloud-based methods for storing any type of data but initially focusing on track storage. We"ll perform a trade study on a set of available products and potentially build a proof of… More

Low Frequency Projector for Long Range Acoustic Communications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Jim Powers, Principal Investigator – (801) 359-4566
Award Amount: $79,727.00
Abstract:
Continuous communication is possible only when submarines deploy a receiving antenna while operating at or near the surface. This imposes a restriction upon the submarine's operating depth and its speed, as well as increasing its exposure to detection. Low Frequency Long Range Acoustic… More

Piezoelectric Single Crystal Property Assessment for Cost-Effective Optimized Naval SONAR Transducers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Jim Powers, Principal Investigator – (801) 359-4566
Award Amount: $79,672.00
Abstract:
Develop experimental methods and evaluate the linear and non-linear electromechanical properties of relaxor piezoelectric crystals under temperature-stress-field conditions relevant to naval SONAR systems. The domain of phase stability and property linearity for first generation binary, second… More

Forensic Facial Image Analysis Providing 3D Mapping, Meta-tagging, Comparative Operation and Search System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Tim Faltemier, Principal Investigator – (703) 368-6107
Award Amount: $69,749.00
Abstract:
With the growing concerns surrounding security and terrorism around the world, biometrics has become one of the premier solutions to combat these issues. By extracting unique anatomical features and markings we can not only learn the identity of subjects but also their associations in social groups… More

Long Range, Non-cooperative, Biometric Tagging, Tracking and Location

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Timothy C. Faltemier, Principal Investigator – (703) 368-6107
Award Amount: $99,681.00
Abstract:
With the growing concerns surrounding security and terrorism around the world, biometrics has become one of the premier solutions to combat these problems. Traditionally, biometrics has been an academic problem that has been studied from the perspective of optimal environments (good lighting,… More

Real-Time, Bandwidth Optimized Collaboration Mission Planning Infrastructure

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Gary Sikora, Principal Investigator – (703) 368-6107
Award Amount: $558,858.00
Abstract:
When a system-of-systems is distributed across the Global Information Grid (GIG), cooperative planning is largely achieved through ad-hoc information sharing, using basic network protocol capabilities, including fire-and-forget mechanisms such as email or similar"manual"forms of electronic… More

Single Crystal Transducer Technology for Undersea Tracking Ranges

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dave Baird, Principal Investigator – (801) 359-4566
Award Amount: $408,669.00
Abstract:
This project will provide the research and design for the application of single crystal lead magnesium niobate-lead titanate (PMN-PT) to undersea current and next-generation tracking range transducer requirements to provide the transmit and receive functionality required to monitor and track… More

Training Cognitive Situational Awareness for Multi-Platform Command and Control

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Michael Hertz, Principal Investigator – (703) 368-6107
Award Amount: $748,539.00
Abstract:
Progeny proposes to build off of existing Situational Awareness literature to create an objective, quantifiable Situational Awareness metric. The metric will utilize existing models on Situational Awareness, team mental models and other similar constructs. In addition to creating and validating a… More

Advanced Submarine Control

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: John Thornton, Principal Investigator – (858) 653-0177
Award Amount: $999,673.00
Abstract:
Existing secondary propulsion systems have played an insignificant role within the submarine mission profile. They are relegated to secondary missions and provide a minimal thrust profile. Reliability of these systems is also an issue since they are complicated with many moving parts and driven by… More

Organization, Search and Manipulation of Large Databases of Face Images

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Matthew Fisher, Principal Investigator – (703) 368-6107
Award Amount: $749,946.00
Abstract:
The concept we propose is the development of a new Application Programming Interface (API) available to all USW-DSS developers and Computer Software Configuration Items (CSCIs) for their data storage, retrieval and query needs. This provides value by removing the multiple and redundant storage… More

Secure Open Architecture Open System Technologies for Tactical Networks

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Tim Faltemier, Principal Investigator – (703) 368-6107
Award Amount: $749,262.00
Abstract:
The goal of this SBIR is to develop technologies that will segregate data of various security classification levels using approved hardware and software techniques and simplify data access and usage for the sailor. This effort is designed to increase the productivity of the user by removing or… More

At-sea Reliability with Predictive Modeling

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Mike Redden, Principal Investigator – (703) 368-6107
Award Amount: $749,827.00
Abstract:
The research for this topic examined possible ways to avoid performing planned and unplanned maintenance during tactical operational deployments. The essential thrust being to create a method of predicting when maintenance should be performed based on historical and real-time inputs into a computing… More

Integrated Communications System-Next

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Tim Faltemier, Principal Investigator – (703) 368-6107
Award Amount: $749,830.00
Abstract:
This topic proposes to develop an ICS architecture that will support all current, traditional functions of submarine Interior Communications, add new capabilities based on opportunities afforded by digital signal distribution, and do so with a reduced footprint and significantly improved human… More

Guaranteed Data Integrity in the GIG-NCES Environment

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Matthew Fisher, Principal Investigator – (703) 368-6107
Award Amount: $749,714.00
Abstract:
Our approach is to implement data exchanges through an agent whose task is to optimize data consistency between platforms according to a function maximizing the value of critical data at the expense of secondary or tertiary data. With all elements of exchanged data ranked for their worth to the end… More

Software Test Engineering Analysis

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Matt Fisher, Principal Investigator – (703) 368-6107
Award Amount: $745,571.00
Abstract:
Trace semantics is a technology being used successfully to test and verify software, and has generated much interest and research. As modern software systems get more complex, being made up of multiple components from various vendors, trace semantics gets harder to apply. One way to work around… More

Software Test Engineering Analysis

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Matt Fisher, Principal Investigator – (703) 368-6107
Award Amount: $339,991.00
Abstract:
With evolutionary acquisition the preferred DoD strategy for rapid acquisition of mature technology, an evolutionary approach to easily update requirements validation techniques is required to enable delivering functional capability in increments. This evolutionary validation approach needs to… More

Sensor Data Fusion for Intelligent Systems Monitoring and Decision Making

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Karen Pelletier, Principal Investigator – (860) 449-1273
Award Amount: $99,536.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Systems that use sensors to capture the state of the equipment will generate a large quantity of data over time. The ability to monitor this sensor data and apply that information to predict maintenance issues would increase the value of this data. The system being designed will map the… More

Innovative Approach to Automatically Detect Ground Faults in Shipboard Control System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Geoff Short, Principal Investigator – (401) 846-0111
Award Amount: $79,688.00
Abstract:
The DDG-51 class Machinery Control System (MCS) depends on a ground (hull) isolated, or"floating", power and signal reference system to achieve performance requirements and protect sensitive components. Latent manufacturing defects, high vibration operating environments, component… More

Landing Gear Structural Health Prognostic/Diagnostic System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Edward Michna, Principal Investigator – (401) 846-0111
Award Amount: $79,875.00
Abstract:
For this SBIR, Progeny Systems is proposing a network/node-based, flexible and scalable landing gear structural health prognostic/diagnostic system that employs RF wireless technology to minimize aircraft wire routing. The proposed design includes a secure wireless network of Landing Gear Structural… More

Maritime Airborne SOA Integration

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Michael Mark, Principal Investigator – (703) 368-6107
Award Amount: $79,514.00
Abstract:
Progeny Systems will apply its expertise in SOA design and implementation, and legacy systems integration, to assess and define a feasible integration system architecture and approach that will permit maritime airborne platforms to provide near-real time dissemination of collected maritime airborne… More

Embedded Sensors with Low Power Telemetry for Towed Arrays

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dave Baird, Principal Investigator – (801) 359-4566
Award Amount: $149,176.00
Abstract:
This topic seeks the development of innovative concepts that can increase the number of hydrophones and telemetry channels per unit length while simultaneously achieving a very small form factor (i.e., the length/diameter requirement). This means that the telemetry electronics need to be… More

Data Compression for Bandwidth Constrained Environments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Nik Keapproth, Principal Investigator – (703) 368-6107
Award Amount: $149,369.00
Abstract:
Progeny Systems envisions a robust ship-to-shore communication capability that adds superior compression, allowing for all of today"s and tomorrow"s diagnostic data transport needs to be accommodated using existing shipboard hardware and operating doctrines. Our approach will allow for… More

Affordable Scalable Acoustic Panel Arrays

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Dave Baird, Principal Investigator – (801) 359-4566
Award Amount: $79,811.00
Abstract:
The objective of this topic is to develop an open systems scalable acoustic panel array architecture for Navy submarines that will enable common building blocks across all panel array systems. The Navy seeks technology development to provide common open systems acoustic array panels to reduce the… More

Compact Airborne Acoustic Device (CAAD)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Jim Powers, Principal Investigator – (801) 359-4566
Award Amount: $79,850.00
Abstract:
Develop and demonstrate an innovative compact airborne acoustic source that can be flown on the Fire Scout Vertical Takeoff and Landing Tactical Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (VTUAV) for use as an insonification device. Innovative approaches are sought to develop an acoustic source capable of achieving… More

Humanitarian Assistance/Disaster Relief (HA/DR) Social Media Analytics Tools

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Gary Sikora, Principal Investigator – (703) 368-6107
Award Amount: $149,886.00
Abstract:
We participated in the FEMA National Level Exercise 2011 which staged a New Madrid fault earthquake event. Our role was to support a Crisis Management Decision Support System (DSS) used by NORTHCOM to manage FEMA Mission Assignments. A primary finding was the need to"integrate social media… More

Persistent Active Deployable Systems (PADS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: John Thornton, Principal Investigator – (858) 715-1203
Award Amount: $79,219.00
Abstract:
Persistent Active Deployable System (PADS) consists of an Autonomous Station Keeping Vehicle (ASKV) that features an inflatable hull to maximize packaging efficiency and allows an innovation low drag hull form a passive propulsion device. The ASKV provides the platform, buoyancy and control for the… More

Traffic Prioritization in Tactical Networks Aligned with Commander

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Nik Keapproth, Principal Investigator – (703) 368-6107
Award Amount: $149,121.00
Abstract:
Information exchanges in tactical networks enable coordination, planning, and effective employment of platforms in support of national defense strategies. While spectrum utilization, satellite resources, and compression technologies are growing slowly, bandwidth drivers such as information gathering… More

Survivable Electronics for Control of Hypersonic Projectiles under Extreme Acceleration

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Edward Michna, Principal Investigator – (401) 846-0111
Award Amount: $149,174.00
Abstract:
Sea Power 21 represents a vision and roadmap for a transformational process which seeks to optimize Naval force employment through integration into joint global operations and align R & D toward specific current and projected warfighter needs. Sea Strike is one of the concepts behind the Sea… More

Simple Profiler for Official Information Exchange

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Paul Kessel, Principal Investigator – (703) 368-6107
Award Amount: $79,682.00
Abstract:
Through the Official Information Exchange (OIX) system, organizations within the Department of the Navy (DoN) receive thousands of messages daily. In order to determine what specific personnel need to review each message, human intervention is required to manually analyze the message content, make… More

Secure Legacy Application Integration with NCES (SLAIN)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Matt Fisher, Principal Investigator – (703) 368-6107
Award Amount: $985,542.00
Abstract:
Over the last two years, Progeny has worked with the Office of Naval Research (ONR), Program Executive Office Integrated Warfare Systems (PEOIWS) 1, 5 and 6 as well as Program Executive Office Command, Control, Communications, Computers, and Intelligence (PEOC4I) on a project focused on acquisition… More

Piezoelectric Single Crystal Property Assessment for Cost-Effective Optimized Naval SONAR Transducers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dave Baird, Principal Investigator – (801) 359-4566
Award Amount: $731,768.00
Abstract:
Navy sonar transducer applications need to be developed that will fully exploit the range of improved performance made possible by the new formulations of piezocrystal materials. Similarly, naval transducer applications and requirements should be used to define the specific piezocrystal material… More

Long Range, Non-cooperative, Biometric Tagging, Tracking and Location

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Timothy Faltemier, Principal Investigator – (703) 368-6107
Award Amount: $532,508.00
Abstract:
With the growing concerns surrounding security and terrorism around the world, biometrics has become one of the premier solutions to combat these problems. Traditionally, biometrics has been an academic problem that has been studied from the perspective of optimal environments (good lighting,… More

Deep Vector Sensor System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Mike Mullen, Principal Investigator – (717) 938-4433
Award Amount: $147,204.00
Abstract:
The US Navy has a requirement for a Reliable Acoustic Path A-sized sonobuoy system. The major challenge is to reduce sensor electronic noise to exploit the environment. Additionally, A-size introduces numerous technical challenges for flow and vertical motion induced noise mitigation, for data… More

Cost-Effective Technologies for Fabrication of PiezoCrystal Vector Velocity Sensors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Dave Baird, Principal Investigator – (801) 359-4566
Award Amount: $149,473.00
Abstract:
Arrays of vector velocity sensors provide major system gains over legacy arrays of omnidirectional hydrophones in bottom moored and submarine/unmanned undersea vehicle (UUV) towed applications. For example, the left-right ambiguity of legacy devices is eliminated and an array sensitivity null can be… More

Compact High-Power Broad-Band Spherical PiezoCrystal Acoustic Source for Countermeasures

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Jim Powers, Principal Investigator – (801) 359-4566
Award Amount: $79,265.00
Abstract:
Acoustic countermeasures, deployed from ships and submarines, serve as decoys by mimicking the acoustic signature of the vessel. These autonomous devices require a highly efficient, high-power, broadband, compact acoustic source to achieve their goals. The combination of the most effective acoustic… More

Expendable Conductivity, Temperature and Depth (ExCTD)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: John Thornton, Principal Investigator – (858) 715-1203
Award Amount: $79,767.00
Abstract:
Progeny will design the Expendable Real Time Conductivity, Temperature and Depth Sensor (ExCTD) using our proven approach of incorporating Commercial Off the Shelf (COTS) sensors into a low cost expendable undersea buoyancy driven device. ExCTD will be launched from the submarine, notionally from… More

Low Noise Torpedo Power Supply

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Geoff Short, Principal Investigator – (401) 846-0111
Award Amount: $79,633.00
Abstract:
The MK48 Heavyweight Torpedo broadband sonar system performance is limited by the current power supplies used to power to the electronics in the torpedo. The broadband sonar system cannot operate to its full potential due to noise and ripple from these power supplies. Progeny Systems will leverage… More

Shipboard Software Deployment Tools for Complex Heterogeneous Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Jim Covington, Principal Investigator – (860) 449-1273
Award Amount: $79,713.00
Abstract:
Naval Combat Systems have evolved into complex systems, based on networked collections of heterogeneous software from different vendors. As a result of these efforts, combat systems have become a pinnacle of complexity in terms of software deployment activities. This issue is exacerbated when ships… More

Shipboard SW Deployment Tools for Complex Heterogeneous Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Kevin Brown, Principal Investigator – (703) 368-6107
Award Amount: $79,513.00
Abstract:
Our approach toward the successful completion of the task is to design a best of breed software management architecture that addresses innovative techniques for the Install, Activate, and Deactivate activities. Install activity covers the transfer from producer to consumer and the installation at… More

Shock Tolerant, Solid State, Submersible, Emergency Transmitter

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: George Anderson, Principal Investigator – (508) 828-9800
Award Amount: $79,780.00
Abstract:
The Navy has identified the need for an improved and reduced cost Emergency Buoy Transmission System for the Ohio Class Submarine Replacement Program. Challenging reliability, maintainability, environmental, cost, and space weight and power (SWaP) objectives require innovations in several key design… More

Check Range Sensor Pod

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Mike Mullen, Principal Investigator – (717) 938-4433
Award Amount: $79,358.00
Abstract:
The US Navy has a requirement for a disposable sensor pod to autonomously assess signature levels for in-situ tactical awareness that can be deployed from a submerged submarine utilizing existing platform capabilities. Progeny Systems Corporation proposes to develop an innovative Check Range… More

Traffic Prioritization Aligned with Commander's Intent

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Matt Fisher, Principal Investigator – (703) 368-6107
Award Amount: $497,122.00
Abstract:
Proposed effort is focused on effective management of Commander"s Intent, where this intent is a concise expression of the purpose of the operation and the desired end state. In addition, it is supporting intent across multiple operations and missions. Including intent as a quantitative and… More

Simple Profiler for Official Information Exchange

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Paul Kessel, Principal Investigator – (703) 368-6107
Award Amount: $728,216.00
Abstract:
Progeny proposes the development of a TRACKER prototype: 1) Design an enterprise system for Navy Records and Task Management. Progeny will establish the TRACKER software design by analyzing required functionality, decomposing the system into a set of modular components, and determining component… More

Humanitarian Assistance/Disaster Relief (HA/DR) Social Media Analytics Tools

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Gary Sikora, Principal Investigator – (703) 368-6107
Award Amount: $489,715.00
Abstract:
The staggering velocity of digital data creation combined with a shortage of human analytical resources creates a significant demand for automated systems that can efficiently discover, process, and visually display information in an organized manner. Using NLP technology to enable automated… More

Inertial Measurement Unit for Hypervelocity Projectiles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Ed Michna, Principal Investigator – (401) 846-0111
Award Amount: $742,889.00
Abstract:
Sea Power 21 represents a vision and roadmap for a transformational process which seeks to optimize Naval force employment through integration into joint global operations and align R & D toward specific current and projected warfighter needs. Sea Strike is one of the concepts behind the Sea… More

Text Analytics from Audio

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Gary Sikora, Principal Investigator – (703) 368-6107
Award Amount: $148,846.00
Abstract:
Audio transcription, translation and Natural Language Processing (NLP) capabilities are required to automate the extraction of actionable information from foreign language audio files. The problem is that these language processing components are traditionally stand-alone and pipelined together… More

Common Software Foundation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Jonathan Felmey, Principal Investigator – (703) 368-6107
Award Amount: $99,617.00
Abstract:
Under the Common Operating Environment (COE) the Army is executing a number of efforts targeting collapse of solutions from dozens of hardware and software foundations to a handful of Computing Environments (CEs). This is being done in order to realize cost savings through reduced redundancy and… More

The use of Self-Managing Software Agents to Improve Application and Network Reliability and Data Accessibility

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Paul Kessel, Principal Investigator – (703) 368-6107
Award Amount: $739,432.00
Abstract:
Non-tactical information systems utilized by Navy commands include substantial amounts of data in support of personnel management, maintenance, operations, and training. However, in today's environment, many of these information systems are closed in nature, which prevents data reuse and limits… More

Embedded Sensors with Low Power Telemetry for Towed Arrays

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Dave Baird, Principal Investigator – (801) 359-4566
Award Amount: $387,080.00
Abstract:
This topic seeks the development of innovative concepts that can increase the number of hydrophones and telemetry channels per unit length while simultaneously achieving a very small form factor (i.e., the length/diameter requirement). This means that the telemetry electronics need to be… More

Data Compression for Bandwidth Constrained Environments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Nik Keapproth, Principal Investigator – (703) 368-6107
Award Amount: $749,237.00
Abstract:
Progeny Systems will prototype a robust ship-to-shore communication capability that adds superior compression, allowing for all of today"s and tomorrow"s diagnostic data transport needs to be accommodated using existing shipboard hardware and operating doctrines. Our approach, demonstrated… More

Command and Control of Dynamic Traffic Prioritization (C2DTP) to Enable Mission-Responsive Crypto-Partitioned Networks

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Guy Shepherd, Principal Investigator – (703) 368-6107
Award Amount: $149,367.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Today"s data prioritization structures are designed to meet the needs of the mission as well as the technology permits a single"stack"of priorities is implemented and used to evaluate traffic relative to its competitors in the queue. But the missions of today"s Air… More

Innovative Velocity Sensors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dave Baird, Principal Investigator – (801) 359-4566
Award Amount: $79,764.00
Abstract:
The Navy has identified needs to improve performance of submarines to decrease vulnerability and increase maneuverability. Currently, the Navy is developing technologies for building and installing large SONAR arrays external to the hull of a submarine. These technologies allow for a lightweight,… More

Submarine Combat Systems Advanced Processor Build (APB) Operations Learning Environment

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Michael Hertz, Principal Investigator – (703) 368-6107
Award Amount: $79,299.00
Abstract:
Progeny proposes to utilize industry best practices to transition stand-alone physical training environments into virtualized environments that are integrated to existing and fielded Learning Management Systems (LMS). The virtualized training environments allow for the decoupling of training systems… More

Advanced Submarine Monitoring with Improved Diagnostics and Prognostics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Michael Mullen, Principal Investigator – (703) 304-2402
Award Amount: $79,540.00
Abstract:
Progeny Systems will develop a low power wireless sensor system that enables high bandwidth transient capture and analysis, which will create actionable conditioned based maintenance (CBM) information at the node. Since the capture of high bandwidth transients and synchronized data acquisition… More

Automated Ultrasonic Fuel and Lube Oil Sensors (UFLOS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: John Sevick, Principal Investigator – (703) 368-6107
Award Amount: $79,861.00
Abstract:
Effective on-board testing of fuel and lube oil quality is critical to maintaining equipment condition and preventing operating machinery shutdowns. Primary concerns are contaminants such as particulates (dirt, rust and metallic flakes, catalyst fines), water, and microbiological material and… More

System-agnostic Mission Data Recording and Reconstruction for Surface Combatants

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Athena Caul, Principal Investigator – (703) 368-6107
Award Amount: $79,742.00
Abstract:
Progeny Systems will design an architecture for a recording, playback and reconstruction system to meet Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) requirements. The system will employ data agnostic interfaces to record heterogeneous data with a scalable and modular architecture to support mission reconstruction and… More

Intelligent Information Algorithm for Electronic and Computer Network Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Nik Keapproth, Principal Investigator – (703) 368-6107
Award Amount: $79,876.00
Abstract:
Progeny Systems proposes to develop and test an innovative system to enable sharing and collaboration of maintenance and operations documentation. Our approach integrates collaborative crowd-sourcing techniques and fault recognition / pattern identification algorithms into logistics product… More