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Company Information:

Name: Quantum Signal LLC
Address: 200 N. Ann Arbor St.
Saline, MI 48176-1139
Located in HUBZone: No
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
URL: N/A
Phone: (734) 994-0028

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $729,135.36 8
SBIR Phase II $3,189,237.00 4
STTR Phase I $299,854.00 3
STTR Phase II $1,499,940.00 2

Award List:

PointCom: Semi-Autonomous UGV Control with Intuitive Interface

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Mitchell M. Rohde, Chief Operating Officer
Award Amount: $69,942.00
Abstract:
Unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) will play an important role in the nation's next-generation ground forces. Unmanned systems will perform a wide variety of roles, including robotic mule applications, unarmed/armed reconnaissance, and EOD/IED (improvised explosive device) inspection and disposal. … More

PointCom: Semi-Autonomous UGV Control with Intuitive Interface

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Mitchell M. Rohde, Chief Operating Officer
Award Amount: $729,904.00
Abstract:
Unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) will play an important role in the nation's next-generation ground forces. Current plans call for unmanned systems to perform a wide variety of roles, including robotic mule applications, unarmed/armed reconnaissance, and EOD/IED (improvised explosive device)… More

DRIVER: Data-Rich Interface for Vehicle Remote Operation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Mitchell Rohde, Chief Operating Officer
Award Amount: $69,972.00
Abstract:
Unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) will play an important role in the nation's next-generation ground forces. Control of UGVs is accomplished remotely, through a command system that allows an operator(s) to receive sensor data from the UGV and send motion commands to the vehicle. Remote control (i.e.… More

ESARR: Enhanced Situational Awareness via Road Sign Recognition

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Mitchell M. Rohde, Chief Operating Officer
Award Amount: $69,916.00
Abstract:
Situational Awareness (SA) systems leveraging Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and Geographical Information Systems (GIS) have become a mainstay for vehicles, troops, and even unmanned systems (such as unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs)). Unfortunately, in urban, semi-urban or canopied terrain GPS… More

Efficient Stochastic Mobility Prediction for Mobile Robotic Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Research Institution: MIT
Principal Investigator: Mitchell Rohde, COO
Award Amount: $99,963.00
RI Contact: Stephen McAlarney
Abstract:
Future Army operations will employ small (i.e. sub-500 kg) autonomous or semi-autonomous UGVs in both cross-country and urban environments. A fundamental requirement of these UGVs is to quickly and robustly predict their ability to successfully negotiate terrain regions and surmount obstacles. … More

A Unified Approach to Sensor-Based Terrain Characterization and UGV Mobility Prediction

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Research Institution: MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLO
Principal Investigator: Mitchell M. Rohde, Chief Operating Officer
Award Amount: $749,992.00
RI Contact: Stephen McAlarney
Abstract:
Unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) will play an important role in the nation's next-generation ground forces. One key limitation on autonomous terrain analysis arises from current approaches to sensor data processing. A significant amount of research in the robotics community has been devoted to… More

ESARR: Enhanced Situational Awareness via Road Sign Recognition

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Mitchell M. Rohde, Chief Operating Officer
Award Amount: $729,723.00
Abstract:
Situational Awareness (SA) systems leveraging Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and Geographical Information Systems (GIS) have become a mainstay for vehicles, troops, and even unmanned systems (such as unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs)). Unfortunately, in urban, semi-urban or canopied terrain GPS… More

DRIVER: Data-Rich Interface for Vehicle Remote Operation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Mitchell M. Rohde, Chief Operating Officer
Award Amount: $729,900.00
Abstract:
Unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) will play an important role in the nation's next-generation ground forces. Control of UGVs is accomplished remotely, through a command system that allows an operator(s) to receive sensor data from the UGV and send motion commands to the vehicle. Remote control (i.e.… More

Spectral Assisted Moving Vehicle Tracking

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Mitchell Rohde, Dr.
Award Amount: $99,977.00
Abstract:
A capability for robust tracking of one or more vehicles of interest ¿ through traffic patterns, across occlusions, and other complicating situations ¿ is needed as a component in the detection of activities related to the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. It has been hypothesized… More

Vision-Based Motion Sensing for Small Unmanned Ground Vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Mitchell Rohde, Chief Operating Officer
Award Amount: $69,622.00
Abstract:
Unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) will play an important role in the nationf?Ts next-generation ground force. As these systems become increasingly autonomous there is increasing need for precise awareness of their absolute position and velocity. Autonomous navigation systems rely on such data to be… More

TerrAdapt: A system for autonomous terrain classification and terrain-adaptive driving

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Research Institution: Massachusetts Institute of Technol
Principal Investigator: Mitchell Rohde, Chief Executive Officer – (734) 429-9100
Award Amount: $99,940.00
RI Contact: Karl Iagnemma
Abstract:
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Quantum Signal LLC propose to research and develop the TerrAdapt system for terrain classification and vehicle driving control. This work will result in fundamental research advances, but will be practical enough for application on today"s COTS… More

VSS+: A NEXT-GENERATION PREDICTIVE VEHICLE STABILITY SYSTEM

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Mitchell Rohde, Chief Executive Officer – (734) 429-9100
Award Amount: $99,952.00
Abstract:
Control of both manned and unmanned (i.e. autonomous or teleoperated) military vehicles is difficult for many reasons. As a result, vehicle accidents (most notably rollover) are one of the leading causes of casualty in Army operations (in manned vehicles) and disabling (in UGVs). While many… More

FieldOps: A Unified Approach to UGV Interface Design, Sensor Data Compression, and Supervisory Control Based on Fields of Safe Travel

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Mitchell Rohde, CEO – (734) 429-9100
Award Amount: $149,779.00
Abstract:
None

VSS+: A NEXT-GENERATION PREDICTIVE VEHICLE STABILITY SYSTEM

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Mitchell Rohde, Chief Executive Officer – (734) 429-9100
Award Amount: $999,710.00
Abstract:
Control of both manned and unmanned (i.e. autonomous or teleoperated) military vehicles is difficult for many reasons. As a result, vehicle accidents (most notably rollover) are one of the leading causes of casualty in Army operations (in manned vehicles) and disabling (in UGVs). Therefore, there… More

LookOut: A Scenario-based Driving Simulator for Enhancing Hazard Detection and Avoidance

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOT
Principal Investigator: Steve M. Rohde, Director – (734) 429-9100
Award Amount: $99,975.36
Abstract:
the goal of driver's education is to provide students with the skills necessary to safely and effectively operate a motor vehicle. While effective training has been implemented since the 1930s, research suggest opportunities to enhance driver hazard anticipation and avoidance, which could in turn… More