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Company Information:

Name: RNET TechNologies, Inc.
Address: 240 W Elmwood Drive
Suite 2010
Dayton, OH 45459-4248
Located in HUBZone: No
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
Phone: (937) 433-2886

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $2,326,968.00 22
SBIR Phase II $6,092,365.00 8
STTR Phase I $1,697,985.97 13
STTR Phase II $2,200,934.00 3

Award List:

Modeling and Simulation for the Accelerated Development of Materials

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Ram Balasubramanian, VP for Government Projects
Award Amount: $99,998.00
Abstract:
AF04-155 proposes a reduction in the maturation time between the identification of a novel material and its entry into service, in part through improved experimental characterization and evaluation. The development of a monitoring system capable of acquiring and processing full-field data from the… More

Data Compression

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Ram Balasubramanian, VP for Government Programs
Award Amount: $99,992.00
Abstract:
The AF04-101 topic solicitation states that the objective of this SBIR is to develop image and video compression techniques that will significantly increase the transmission capability of current data links by providing greater compression ratios without additional degradation relative to current… More

Data Compression

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Ram Balasubramanian, VP for Government Program
Award Amount: $749,999.00
Abstract:
The AF04-101 topic solicitation states that the objective of this SBIR is to develop image and video compression techniques that will significantly increase the transmission capability of current data links by providing greater compression ratios without additional degradation relative to current… More

FPGA-Based Multiprocessor Architecture for LQCD Computations

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Ram Balasubramanian, Mr.
Award Amount: $99,994.00
Abstract:
79377S The Department of Energy (DOE) requires the development of mesh-communication-optimized cluster interconnects, scalable to thousands of nodes at modest cost, to perform theoretical calculations of Lattice Quantum Chromo Dynamics (LQCD). Supercomputer architectures has been the solution of… More

Interoperability Between Ultra High-Speed Networks and Traditional IP Networks

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Ram Balasubramanian, Mr.
Award Amount: $99,991.00
Abstract:
79373S Today, scientific endeavors are increasingly being pursued by large-scale collaborative research teams that jointly investigate areas, such as, computational climate modeling, nano-scale science (both experimental and computational), and high-energy physics. The shared use of… More

High Speed Readout for Photodiode Focal Plane Arrays

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Ram Balasubramanian, VP for Government Programs
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
Recent progress in the development of high energy laser pulse sources and advancements in detector array technology has enabled single LADAR systems that can generate range and image data based on the target reflection from a single pulse. Accuracy of the system depends on precise temporal data to… More

PASH ROIC

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Ram Balasubramanian, President
Award Amount: $749,923.00
Abstract:
Recent progress in the development of high energy laser pulse sources and advancements in detector array technology has enabled single LADAR systems that can generate range and image data based on the target reflection from a single pulse. Accuracy of the system depends on precise temporal data to… More

Interoperability between Ultra High-Speed Networks and traditional IP Networks (SmartNIC)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Gerald M. Sabin, Mr.
Award Amount: $749,974.00
Abstract:
Emerging, large-scale distributed-science applications increasingly depend on ultra-high-speed lambda-based networks to securely deliver end-to-end throughputs of 10-100 gigabits per second. However, in order to achieve high levels of end-to-end performance, it will be necessary to match the… More

STTR Phase I: Accelerator for Offloading Services of Next Generation Data-Centers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Research Institution: OH State Univ
Principal Investigator: Gerald A. Sabin, Dr
Award Amount: $148,037.00
RI Contact: Todd K. Grimes
Abstract:
This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I Project investigates the design of a data-center functionality off-load engine (DCFOE) based on a field-programmable gate array (FPGA)-based accelerator to off load common data center services. This DCFOE engine is intended to interact with both… More

PAVO: Petascale Storage for High Resolution Wide Area Video

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Gerald Sabin, Project Manager
Award Amount: $99,000.00
Abstract:
Gigapixel cameras can generate petabits of data every hour, requiring vast bandwidth and storage in order to store the entire video sequence for offline forensic analysis. Realtime compression techniques will be developed to greatly reduce the storage requirements. Key requirements of the… More

Creating Scalable Petascale File Systems using Application-Aware Network Offloading

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Research Institution: Ohio State University
Principal Investigator: Gerald Sabin, Dr
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: Angela Maupin
Abstract:
Many DOE applications are becoming more data intensive, and petascale computing systems are being developed to respond to this need. As these larger computing machines are developed, it is crucial that their file systems do not become the primary bottleneck. In order to meet the demand of such… More

STTR Phase I: Network Offloading for Genome Sequence Searching using the SmartNIC

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Research Institution: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Principal Investigator: Gerald Sabin, PhD
Award Amount: $149,950.00
RI Contact: Linda Bucy
Abstract:
This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I research project aims to develop a Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) based co-processing unit that will enable more rapid searches of protein and nucleic acid data by allowing, among other functions, one core of a multicore system to be used… More

Sub-aperture based EO imaging systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: UNIV. OF DAYTON
Principal Investigator: Todd Grimes, Project Manager
Award Amount: $99,999.00
RI Contact: Jon Nieberding
Abstract:
RNET Technologies, Inc., (RNET), a small business located in Dayton, OH, is responding to the STTR in collaboration with Prof. Bradley Duncan and Prof. Joe Haus of the University of Dayton (UD). The solicitation states that the objective of this STTR is to develop sub-aperture based EO imaging… More

Radiation Mitigation Methods for Reprogrammable FPGA

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: V. Nagarajan, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,998.00
Abstract:
One of the needs of NASA is the development of avionic systems and components that have the capability to operate in extreme radiation and temperature environments found in deep space, as well as the lunar and Martian surfaces. As a result, spacecraft electronics will be required to be hardened… More

Highly Integrated Silicon (Si)-based RF electronics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Todd Grimes, Project Manager
Award Amount: $98,999.00
Abstract:
The solicitation indicates that the objective is to develop methods to achieve unparalleled levels of integration for silicon-based RF electronics in support of emerging DoD-critical applications. Example DoD applications include wafer-scale phase array radars, highly integrated warfare systems, or… More

Innovative Approaches to Low Power, Sub-Threshold Electronic Circuits

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Todd Grimes, Project Manager
Award Amount: $98,999.00
Abstract:
Recently, the DoD has become interested in technologies that can maximize processing energy efficiency and power savings, while maintaining reasonable performance. It particular, sub-threshold digital circuit operation is of the up-most interest for ultra-low power (ULP) military processing… More

Optimzation of the PETSc Library for Clusters of MultiCore Processors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Gerald Sabin, Dr.
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
PETSc (Portable, Extensible Toolkit for Scientific) is a software library used in a wide range of science applications, many of which were developed and/or used by the DOE. The stagnation of single core processor performance, and the resulting shift to multicore nodes, requires that the codes in… More

Enhancement of GridFTP Performance Through GMPLS Integration and Hardware Offloading

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Gerald Sabin, Dr.
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Many scientists rely on transport protocols such as GridFTP to transfer very large files, ranging from 10s of Megabytes to Terabytes. These users increasingly use high-bandwidth, high-latency optical networks. The user experience would be improved by the integration of GMPLS scheduling into… More

NIC-Based Ultra-High-Speed Intrusion Detection System (IDS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Gerald Sabin, Dr.
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Office of Science R&D activities are conducted in an open but secure science environment. In this environment, the security systems deployed to protect data flows from cyber attacks must be carefully designed and deployed, so as to not hinder scientific discoveries or impede network traffic flows… More

Development for Radiation Hardened Applications of Advanced Electronics Materials, Processes, and Devices

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Research Institution: Purdue University
Principal Investigator: Todd Grimes, Project Manager
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: Kaushik Roy
Abstract:
The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) seeks technical investigations related to the development and application of advanced electronic materials, processes, and devices to meet its need for radiation hardened, high performance electronics for critical space and missile applications. With the advent of… More

Green Storage for HPC with Solid State Disk (SSD) Technologies

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Research Institution: The Ohio State University
Principal Investigator: Gerald Sabin, Dr.
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: Christa Yandrich
Abstract:
Solid State Drives (SSDs) are emerging as attractive alternatives to traditional HDDs due to there reduced power consumption and potential for increased performance. SSDs have the potential to improve the performance of both Checkpoint Restart (CPR) and the Metadata Server (MDS) for high performance… More

Radiation Mitigation Methods for Reprogrammable FPGA

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: V. Nagarajan, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,997.00
Abstract:
NASA has been tasked to develop new and advanced capabilities to support both future manned and robotic missions to the lunar and Martian surfaces. It is the purpose of this program to develop advanced avionics, software, and information technologies for exploration missions. In particular, NASA… More

Radiation Mitigation Methods for Advanced Readout Array

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Todd S. Grimes, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
NASA is interested in the development of advanced instruments and instrument components for planetary science missions. Specifically, an area of importance in relation to in situ sensors and sensor systems is instrument deployment on a variety of space platforms, which include orbiters, flyby… More

Ultra Low Power - Rad-Hard SRAM

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Todd Grimes, Project Manager
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Affordable satellite communications support for tomorrow's warfighter is of utmost importance. As a result, the payloads for military communication satellite are likely to grow in size, weight, and complexity with greater levels of power compensation. Therefore, the Air Force is interested in the… More

Advanced ROICTechnology for Strained Layer Superlattice Photodetectors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Todd Grimes, Project Manager
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
The objective of his topic is to develop an optimized SLS-based Infrared FPA for high temperature operation with considerations for lower cost, size, weight, and power (C-SWAP). Infrared imaging systems in use today come at a high cost, require large amounts of space, are heavy, and consume large… More

HPC Application Energy Profiling for Energy Optimization

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Research Institution: The Ohio State University
Principal Investigator: Gerald Sabin, Dr.
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: Christa Yandrich
Abstract:
Energy consumption is quickly becoming one of the primary bottlenecks of compute clusters and supercomputers. The DOE is a primary developer and consumer of these power hungry supercomputers, however smaller cluster machines are also widely used through other government agencies and industries. Yet,… More

Enhancement of GridFTP Performance Through GMPLS Integration and Hardware Offloading

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Gerald Sabin, Dr.
Award Amount: $1,000,000.00
Abstract:
Many scientists rely on transport protocols such as GridFTP to transfer very large

Rad-Hard and ULP FPGA with "Full" Functionality

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Todd S. Grimes, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
Our vision for this NASA proposal is to develop a rad-hard and ultra low power (ULP) reconfigurable FPGA that will have

HPC Application Energy Profiling for Energy Optimization

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / STTR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Research Institution: The Ohio State University
Principal Investigator: Gerald Sabin, Dr.
Award Amount: $700,935.00
RI Contact:
Abstract:
Energy consumption is quickly becoming one of the primary bottlenecks of compute clusters and supercomputers. The DOE is a primary developer and consumer of these power hungry supercomputers, however smaller cluster machines are also widely used through other government agencies and industries. Yet,… More

Fault Tolerant Mid-Wave Infrared (MWIR) Detector

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Todd Grimes, Project Manager – (937) 433-2886
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
RNET Technologies and L3 Communications Cincinnati Electronics (L-3 CE) are responding to the Air Force SBIR topic"AF103-144: Fault Tolerant Mid-Wave Infrared (MWIR) Detector". It is well recognized that operational optical sensor systems are susceptible to unfriendly laser sources that… More

Readouts for Energetic, High-Speed Event Sensing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Todd Grimes, Project Manager – (937) 433-2886
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
RNET Technologies and Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. (Ball) in Colorado are responding to this SBIR topic"AF103-188: Readouts for Energetic, High-Speed Event Sensing". We are collaborating with Ball because they have tremendous experience in the detection of energetic events and… More

Advanced ROICTechnology for Strained Layer Superlattice Photodetectors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Todd Grimes, Project Manager – (937) 433-2886
Award Amount: $742,474.00
Abstract:
The objective of this topic is to develop an optimized SLS-based Infrared FPA for high temperature operation with considerations for lower cost, size, weight, and power (C-SWAP). Infrared imaging systems in use today come at a high cost, require large amounts of space, are heavy, and consume large… More

Highly-Scalable Computational-Based Engineering Algorithms for Emerging Parallel Machine Architectures

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: The Ohio State University
Principal Investigator: Gerald Sabin, Project Manager – (937) 433-2886
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: Jo E. Scherrer
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: RNET and The Ohio State University propose to use algorithmic modifications and multi-level parallelization techniques and tools to improve the scalability of the CFD/CSD codes relevant to the DoD/AF (e.g., CREATE/Kestrel). The linear system solver is expected to be a primary… More

Rad-Hard and ULP FPGA with "Full" Functionality

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Todd S. Grimes, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $749,999.00
Abstract:
RNET has demonstrated the feasibility of developing an innovative radiation hardened (RH) and ultra low power (ULP) field programmable gate array (FPGA), called the RH/ULP FPGA. The design utilizes an advanced SOI process technology.It is the vision of RNET to develop a family of radiation hardened… More

Catalytic Converter Modeling on Emerging Personal Computers and Small Clusters

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Research Institution: Ohio State University
Principal Investigator: Chekuri Choundary, Dr. – 937-433-2886
Award Amount: $150,000.00
RI Contact:
Abstract:
Numerical simulation of full-scale catalytic converters is a powerful tool for the fundamental understand- ing of their behavior but requires very expensive high performance computing resources and takes days of simulation time. Currently, due to lack of better alternatives, the knowledge gained… More

Dual Speed Read Out Integrated Circuit (ROIC)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Todd Grimes, Project Manager – (937) 433-2886
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
This SBIR requires the development of an innovative dual speed ROIC (DSROIC) architecture, mated to a detector array within the band of interest and with suitable response speed. According to the solicitation, this effort will establish a DSROIC concept capable of performing conventional staring… More

Ultra-Fast Transfer Techniques to Download Data

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Gerald Sabin, Project Manager – (937) 433-2886
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: RNET Technologies will develop a high-throughput multi-ported SSD drive to enable the usage of the proposed fast download SSD in existing data systems, while enabling ultra-fast post mission data downloading. This will allow existing SATA SSD RAID systems to transfer data to a storage… More

Carriage Life Monitoring Of External Stores

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Tood Grimes, Project Manager – (937) 433-2886
Award Amount: $80,000.00
Abstract:
RNET and Purdue will develop an ultra-low power carriage life monitoring sensor for external stores. The system will use a minimal number of sensors (biaxial linear accelerometers and biaxial gyroscopes) and the power consumption will be optimized by incorporating innovative time and frequency… More

Fault Tolerant Mid-Wave Infrared (MWIR) Detector

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Todd S. Grimes, Principal Investigator – (937) 433-2886
Award Amount: $749,999.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Tactical and reconnaissance platforms rely on high performance, multifunctional optical sensor systems. At the heart of many of these optical sensor systems are mid-wave infrared (MWIR) focal plane arrays (FPA) for their ability to provide high-resolution images regardless of the… More

Simplified Access to Massive Climate Modeling Data Sets for End Users

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Gerald Sabin, Dr.
Award Amount: $149,999.00
Abstract:
The modeling data provides valuable insight into actual and potential climate changes, and has the po- tential to be leveraged by other researchers (e.g., agriculture, water resources, energy) and commercial users (who have requested access to such data). Despite the need for such data, only… More

Virtual Accelerator Support for HPC Clouds

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Research Institution: Argonne National Laboratory
Principal Investigator: Mohammad Rashti, Dr.
Award Amount: $150,000.00
RI Contact:
Abstract:
Due to huge levels of computing parallelism and higher performance per watt, comuting accelerators are crucial for increasing HPC efficiency. This is economically significant for small and medium size manufacturing companies (SMMs) and essential for transition to Exascale computing. However, due… More

OrFPGA: An Empirical Performance Tuning Tool for FPGA Designs

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Research Institution: Argonne National Laboratory
Principal Investigator: Chekuri S. Choudary, Project Manager
Award Amount: $125,000.00
RI Contact: Vaidyanathan Nagarajan
Abstract:
With the capacity and performance of FPGAs suitable for space borne applications continuously increasing, the design of FPGAs is becoming increasingly complex involving trading off or simultaneous optimization of space, speed, and power. RNET and ANL are proposing to develop software infrastructure… More

Highly-Scalable Computational-Based Engineering Algorithms for Emerging Parallel Machine Architectures

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: The Ohio State University
Principal Investigator: Gerald Sabin, Project Manager – (937) 433-2886
Award Amount: $749,999.00
RI Contact: Angela Maupin
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: RNET and The Ohio State University propose to use algorithmic modifications and multi-level parallelization techniques and tools to improve the scalability of the aero-line/aero-elastic coupled CFD/CSD codes relevant to the DoD/AF (e.g., CREATE/Kestrel). The optimizations will address… More

A MapReduce-like Data-Intensive Processing Framework for Native Data Storage and Formats

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Research Institution: The Ohio State University (OSU)
Principal Investigator: Gerald Sabin, Dr.
Award Amount: $149,999.97
RI Contact:
Abstract:
MapReduce is a very popular data analytic framework that is widely used in both industry and scientific research. Despite the popularity of MapReduce, there are several obstacles to applying it for developing some commercial and scientific data analysis applications. The project will develop a… More

Ground Penetrating Radar System and Algorithms for Fine Root Analysis

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Research Institution: University of Dayton Research Institute (UDRI)
Principal Investigator: Gerald Sabin, Dr.
Award Amount: $225,000.00
RI Contact:
Abstract:
Current ground penetrating radar based root analysis techniques have been mainly targeted for coarse root analysis. In order to extend the GPR technology to fine root analysis, it is necessary to design an unconventional GPR system that provides root information in the entire area under observation… More