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Company Information:

Company Name: Scientific Systems Company, Inc
City: Woburn
State: MA
Zip+4: -
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: http://www.ssci.com
Phone: (781) 933-5355

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $18,624,281.42 222
SBIR Phase II $65,951,883.00 100
STTR Phase I $2,784,705.00 31
STTR Phase II $6,598,917.00 12

Award List:

AND PROCESSOR DEVELOPMENT FOR SELF CONTAINED MUNITIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1983 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
The technical objective of phase i is to demonstrate the feasibility of using inndvitive statistical pattern recognition algorithms to perform the target identification function appicable to automatic target cueing for fiber optic guided munitions and autonomous target acquisition for self-contained… More

EMPLOYED TO DATE FOR DEVELOPING APPLICATION SOFT- WARE FOR DISTRIBUTED PROCESSING CONFIGURATIONS.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1983 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $48,033.00
Abstract:
Employed to date for developing application soft- ware for distributed processing configurations. the basic concept is to derive a computational data flow graph from the initial prodcedural code produced by the programmer. the data flow graph is yhen analyzed for inherent parallelism and potential… More

KINEMATICALLY REDUNDANT ROBOT MANIPULATORS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1983 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $59,000.00

HVAC SYSTEM FAULT DIAGNOSIS AND ENERGY OPTIMIZATION USING STATE SPACE METHODS AND MODERN CONTROL THEORY

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1983 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Drs. W.e. Larimore/r.k. M
Award Amount: $35,000.00

INVESTIGATE AIR-TO-SPACE INTERCEPT GUIDANCE LAWS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1983 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $51,464.00

COMPUTER AIDED CONTROL SYSTEM DESIGN USING THE STABLE FACTORIZATION APPROACH

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1983 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Dr. Ramine Rouhani
Award Amount: $35,000.00

FASTBUS SEGMENT EXTENSION AS A CRATE COUPLING TECHNIQUE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1983 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Donald R. Machen
Award Amount: $19,000.00

INVESTIGATE AIR-TO-SPACE INTERCEPT GUIDANCE LAWS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1984 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $451,507.00
Abstract:
This investigation will devise guidance laws for the interception of low-earth-orbiting (leo) targets by interceptors originating in the atmosphere. suitable regimes for both high and low energy intercepts will be discussed, as well as strategems for encounter, attack, and surveillance activities in… More

KINEMATICALLY REDUNDANT ROBOT MANIPULATORS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1984 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $305,000.00
Abstract:
Because nonminimally articulated (or kinematically redundant) robot manipulators have extra degrees of freedom with which to move and orient end effectors in the workspace, they offer a number of advantages over currently available designs. from the viewpoint of programming and control, however,… More

FASTBUS SEGMENT EXTENSION AS A CRATE COUPLING TECHNIQUE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1984 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Donald R. Machen
Award Amount: $89,899.00
Abstract:
The fastbus (modular, high-speed data acquisition) system specification for high-energy physics and other data systemsapplications has detailed a segment interconnect concept that allows a user to expand a fastbus system beyond the 26 slot basic segment. this proposal describes the development of a… More

RECENT RESEARCH IN LINEAR MULTIVARIABLE CONTROL THEORY BASED ON THE STABLE FACTORIZATION APPROACH NOW MAKES IT POSSIBLE TO DEVELOP A SYSTEMATIC APPROACH TO THE DISIGN OF ROBUST DECENTRALIZED CONTROL SYSTEMS.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1984 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr. john baillieul
Award Amount: $59,932.00
Abstract:
Recent research in linear multivariable control theory based on the stable factorization approach now makes it possible to develop a systematic approach to the disign of robust decentralized control systems. especally, currently available results include, (1) condi tions to determine when there… More

THE PURPOSE OF THIS RESEARCH PROJECT IS TO COMPLETE THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE PRESENT SSI AUTOMATED HOLTER ECG ANALYSIS SYSTEM WHICH IS BASED ON ARTIFICIAL LEARNING METHODS USING STATISTICAL MODELS.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1984 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Donald e. gustafson
Award Amount: $47,422.00
Abstract:
The purpose of this research project is to complete the development of the present ssi automated holter ecg analysis system which is based on artificial learning methods using statistical models. the present system has been tested on a standard annotated data base and found to give superior… More

SYSTEM

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1984 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Judith m. giles
Award Amount: $48,409.00
Abstract:
This research is aimed at establishing a plan for performing iv&v of the software development of the tco system. the approach will be tailored to achieve the goals and objectives established for the iv&v effort, but will also exploit the generic aspects of iv&v in a manner that allows for the plan… More

FACTORIZATION APPROACH

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1984 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: H.c. razavi , INVESTIGATOR
Award Amount: $49,999.00
Abstract:
The problem of control design for large space structures (lss) is very demanding for several reasons: (1) the true description of the flexible modes of lss is infinite dimensional, (2) structural damping is low, (3) tracking and pointing accuracy requirements are very high, and (4) component… More

HVAC SYSTEM FAULT DIAGNOSIS AND ENERGY OPTIMIZATION USING STATE SPACE METHODS AND MODERN CONTROL THEORY

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1985 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Drs. W.e. Larimore/r.k. M
Award Amount: $195,716.00
Abstract:
Recent experience with energy management control systems (ecms) for heating, ventilating and air conditioning (hvac) equipment in large commercial buildings shows significant losses of energy due to temperature sensor drifts and lack of experience on the part of the operators. modern control… More

CONTROL DESIGN FOR BUTOFAN JET ENGINES IS CURRENTLY BASED ONLINEARIZED MODELS VALID AROUND STEADY STATE OPERATING CONDITIONS.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1985 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Rama mehra/h razavi , PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
Award Amount: $49,991.00
Abstract:
Control design for butofan jet engines is currently based onlinearized models valid around steady state operating conditions. the engine dynamics is highly nonlinear and under many conditions such as stall the linear control designs ar inadequate. the objective of proposed research is to investigate… More

MODEL PREDICTIVE CONTROL (MPC) OF INJECTION MOLDING MACHINES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1985 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Tudor Ionescu , Commercial Serv & Prod Div
Award Amount: $40,000.00

THE ENHANCED SEGMENT INTERCONNECT FOR FASTBUS DATA COMMUNICATIONS-

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1985 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Donald R. Machen , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $50,000.00

STATISTICAL METHODS USING PREDICTIVE INFERENCE AND ENTROPY DEVELOPMENT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1985 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Wallace E Larimore
Award Amount: $69,886.00

COMPUTER AIDED CONTROL SYSTEM DESIGN USING THE STABLE FACTORIZATION APPROACH

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Dr. Ramine Rouhani
Award Amount: $190,000.00
Abstract:
A research program is proposed for phase i of a three phase research project whose ultimate aim is to develop a practical design methodology for control system design basedon the stable factorization (sf) approach. the sf approach is a recently developed theory that is capable of solving several… More

THE ENHANCED SEGMENT INTERCONNECT FOR FASTBUS DATA COMMUNICATIONS-

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Donald R. Machen , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $500,000.00
Abstract:
The fastbus system specification for high energy physics and other data system applications defines the segment interconnect (si) as the basic system element for linking backplane segments together. the fastbus specification also describes a buffered interconnect (bi) that would allow the highspeed… More

STATISTICAL METHODS USING PREDICTIVE INFERENCE AND ENTROPY DEVELOPMENT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Wallace E Larimore
Award Amount: $236,000.00
Abstract:
Predictive inference gives a natural and general treatment of many statistical inference problems which are difficult to handle or even formulate using traditional methods. recent results show that negative entropy is the natural measure of model approximation error which follows from fundamental… More

THE MISSILE AUTOPILOT DESIGN PROBLEM IS A NONLINEAR TIME VARYING STOCHASTIC CONTROL PROBLEM.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Donald e gustafson
Award Amount: $59,955.00
Abstract:
The missile autopilot design problem is a nonlinear time varying stochastic control problem. previous approaches based on either classical design or linear multivariable design have provided indequate for the new generation of highly maneuverable air-to-air missiles. the proposed research will… More

APPLICATIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Hamid razavi
Award Amount: $59,985.00
Abstract:
Recent results in linear multivariable control based on the combined stable factorization and h infinity -optimization methodologies (sh/ h infinity) now allow a synthesis-oriented systematic approach to robust controller design. this powerful new approach provides solution to several previously… More

THE LONG TERM OBJECTIVES (PHASE I, II AND III) OF THE PROPOSED EFFORT ARE TO DEVELOP AND MECHANIZED IMPROVED GUIDANCE LAWS AGINST HIGHLY MANEUVERABILITY TARGETS; TO VERIFY THE PERFORMANCE OF SUCH GUIDANCE LAWS USING HARDWARE-IN-THE-LOOP SIMULATIONS AND

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr james v carroll
Award Amount: $59,927.00
Abstract:
The long term objectives (phase i, ii and iii) of the proposed effort are to develop and mechanized improved guidance laws aginst highly maneuverability targets; to verify the performance of such guidance laws using hardware-in-the-loop simulations and flight tests. the specific phase i objectives… More

PATTERN RECOGNITION OF DIGITAL RADIOGRAPHIC IMAGES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Donald e gustafson
Award Amount: $58,851.00
Abstract:
The proposed research is concerned with the use of artificial intelligence techniques for identification and discontinuities within digital radiographic images. the intended application is for medical images in the field, i.e., to aid the physician in locating objects within the image. we review the… More

COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN (CAD) DIGITAL FILTERING/SMOOTHING SCHEMES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Donald gustafson
Award Amount: $59,159.00
Abstract:
Recently canonical variate analysis (cva) theory has been successfully applied to adaptive identification of multi-input multi-output (mimo) systems in open - and closed-loop configuration. the method automatically selects an optimal model order based on an information theoretic criterion known as… More

THE BULK-STORAGE MODULE FOR FASTBUS MEMORY APPLICATIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Mr Donald R Machen
Award Amount: $50,000.00

MODEL PREDICTIVE CONTROL (MPC) OF INJECTION MOLDING MACHINES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Tudor Ionescu , Commercial Serv & Prod Div
Award Amount: $207,000.00
Abstract:
The injection molding machine can be viewed as a highly coupled nonlinear time varying system. modern multivariablecontrol in conjunction with nonlinear identification methodsare applicable to such a system, and are far more advanced than the control methods used today by the injection… More

THE BULK-STORAGE MODULE FOR FASTBUS MEMORY APPLICATIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Mr Donald R Machen
Award Amount: $500,000.00
Abstract:
The fastbus system specification for high-energy physics and other data system applications defines a large address space in which support modules may reside on connected segments. the increasing number of experiments in the physical sciences using fastbus dictates that the spectrum of support… More

THE REDUCED INSTRUCTION SET COMPUTER BASED PROCESSOR MODULE FOR FASTBUS COMPUTATION APPLICATIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $50,000.00

THE REDUCED INSTRUCTION SET COMPUTER BASED PROCESSOR MODULE FOR FASTBUS COMPUTATION APPLICATIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $500,000.00
Abstract:
The fastbus system specification for high energy physics andother data-system applications anticipates the use of multiple, high performance processor modules for data control and event reduction associated with experiments in the physical sciences. existing processor designs will be unable to cope… More

USE OF NEURAL NETWORK TECHNOLOGY IN PREDICTING PERSONNEL ATTRITION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: R Venugopal
Award Amount: $59,606.00
Abstract:
Military loss forecasting is an important problem for several reasons. personnel losses are costly because they increase the number of people who must be recruited and trained. more serious is the prospect of military missions degraded by manpower shortages. there are several different types of… More

REAL-TIME ADAPTIVE IDENTIFICATION AND PREDICTION OF FLUTTER

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Shahjahan Mahmood , Senior Research Engineer
Award Amount: $49,870.00

REAL-TIME ADAPTIVE IDENTIFICATION AND PREDICTION OF FLUTTER

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Shahjahan Mahmood , Senior Research Engineer
Award Amount: $499,820.00
Abstract:
The existing methods for the identification and predication of flutter damping characteristics are not sufficiently accurate or fast for real-time wind tunnel or flight testing. the objective of the proposed phase i research is to demonstrate that recent developments in system identification and… More

BATTLE MANAGEMENT DYNAMIC RESOURCE ALLOCATION USING DECENTRALIZED ROBUST CONTROL THEORY

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Dr Shah Mahmood , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $59,880.00
Abstract:
The sdi battle managment problem is a complex high dimensional dynamic stochastic resource allocation problem. recent developments in decentralized robust control theory provide a means to addressing some of the important aspects of this problem. in this proposal, the higher level problem of… More

NONLINEAR DETECTION OF WEAK SIGNALS IN CLUTTER USING GENERALIZED NEURAL NETWORKS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: R Mehra , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $59,983.00
Abstract:
The major objective of the proposed r&d effort is to investigate the performance of several innovative neural network approaches for the detection of weak signals in clutter. during phase i, different models for signal and clutter will be used to generate simulated data and to compare the… More

CLUTTER REJECTION SIGNAL PROCESSING

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Raman Mehra Shah Mahmood , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $59,964.00

AN ENVIRONMENT FOR CONCURRENT SOFTWARE DESIGN

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: R.k. Mehra
Award Amount: $59,694.00
Abstract:
While computer speeds have been doubling every couple of years, the process of software development tends to proceed in the same way as before, one line of code at a time. concurrent software design attempts to change that several team members, or designers, work simultaneously to develop a single… More

ON-LINE IDENTIFICATION AND CONTROL ALGORITHMS FOR LINEAR AND NONLINEAR SYSTEMS USING SVD'S ON SYSTOLIC ARRAYS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: R.k. Mehra/s. Mahmood
Award Amount: $59,613.00

CLUTTER REJECTION SIGNAL PROCESSING

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Raman Mehra Shah Mahmood , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $162,867.00
Abstract:
Infared sensors used for surveillance must be able to discriminate unresolved targets against a cluttered background which may contain clouds, sea or terrain. one of the important problems associated with this task is temporal processing in which the target movement relative to both background and… More

SYSTEM IDENTIFICATION AND FEEDBACK CONTROL OF MOLD SURFACE TEMPERATURE USING INFRARED IMAGING SENSORS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Raman K Mehra/shah Mahmoo
Award Amount: $49,996.00

TARGET CLASSIFICATION IN HIGH CLUTTER ENVIRONMENT: A SYSTEM IDENTIFICATION BASED TARGET CLASSIFICATION TECHNIQUE IN A HIGH CLUTTER ENVIRONMENT.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Drs Raman Mehra/shah Mah , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $491,760.00
Abstract:
Radar target classification can enable improved allocation of battlefield resources, such as assigning weapons to the most important classes of targets. experiments have shown that ground vehicles and helicopters have distinguishing spectral components in their doppler signatures. these key spectral… More

Automatic Target Recognition for Joint STARS Using Flexible Template Matching and Genetic Algorithms

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr R. K. Mehra/dr S. Mahm
Award Amount: $58,909.00
Abstract:
The success of C3I and battle management systems depends critically on their ability to perform automatic target recognition (ATR) and hostile target identification (HTI). The technologies of sensor data fusion and adaptive signal processing including intelligent imaging are key to the success of… More

Flight Control Optimization Using Genetic Algorithm (GA) and Adapative Partitioned Random Search (APRS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: R. Mehra, Ph.d./s. Mahmoo
Award Amount: $69,049.00
Abstract:
The design of flight control systems involves the solution of several difficult optimization problems. Due to nonlinear dynamics, constraints on states and controls and modeling uncertainities, the flight control optimization problem involves local optima and nondifferentiable cost functions. This… More

C3I Systems/subsystems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr R.k. Mehra/dr S. Mahmo
Award Amount: $60,000.00

ADAPTIVE CONTROL OF HOT ISOSTATIC PRESSING (HIP) FOR METAL MATRIX COMPOSITE FABRICATION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Raman K Mehra
Award Amount: $65,000.00

Neural Nets and Adaptive Reconfigurable Spacecraft Guidance and Control under Failure Conditions

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: R.K. Mehra
Award Amount: $69,970.00

TARGET CLASSIFICATION IN HIGH CLUTTER ENVIRONMENT: A SYSTEM IDENTIFICATION BASED TARGET CLASSIFICATION TECHNIQUE IN A HIGH CLUTTER ENVIRONMENT.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Drs Raman Mehra/shah Mah , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $49,957.00

Self-Adapative Notch Filter for the V-22 Flight Controls using Stochastic Realization Algorithm (SRA)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: R. K. Mehra, Ph.d./s. Mah
Award Amount: $70,000.00

SYSTEM IDENTIFICATION AND FEEDBACK CONTROL OF MOLD SURFACE TEMPERATURE USING INFRARED IMAGING SENSORS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Raman K Mehra/shah Mahmoo
Award Amount: $299,999.00
Abstract:
Accurate control of the mold interior surface temperature is critical for quality production of plastic parts: currently, most of the injection molding machines use open loop control without any direct measurement of the mold surface temperature. the control variables are water temperature and valve… More

Neural Nets and Adaptive Reconfigurable Spacecraft Guidance and Control under Failure Conditions

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: R.K. Mehra
Award Amount: $600,000.00
Abstract:
Future NASA space missions call for unprecedented levels of precision and reliability. Space Structures like other engineering systems, will suffer from unexpected failures and environmental disturbances. Although a large number of control subsystems are used to nullify or ameliorate the effects of… More

C3I Systems/subsystems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr R.k. Mehra/dr S. Mahmo
Award Amount: $647,959.00
Abstract:
A modern military fighter, such as an F-16, carries a multitude of different external store configurations through its design envelope. For certain configuration, flutter or limit cycle oscillations (LCO) restrict the maximum airspeed or the weapon release. As new weapons are introduced into the… More

ADAPTIVE CONTROL OF HOT ISOSTATIC PRESSING (HIP) FOR METAL MATRIX COMPOSITE FABRICATION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Raman K Mehra
Award Amount: $300,000.00
Abstract:
Fabrication of metal matrix composites (mmc) requires the use of sophisticated manufacturing processes. one such process is hot isostatic pressing (hip) which is becoming a key technology for consolidating mmc airframe structural panels for advanced aircraft. the objective is to develop a… More

Robust Estimation for Target Tracking

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Shah Mahmood
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
In this SBIR proposal, a variety of new and novel innovations are proposed for the target-tracking estimation problem involving large and rapidly changing target accelerations. An essential feature of the tracking problem is that the radar tracker measurements are best modeled in spherical… More

Shape Synthesis Design Automation from Feature - Bond Input.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr. R. K. Mehra
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
We propose a new paradigm for CAD which aims to support the early stages of mechanical design well enough that designers axe motivated to use the workstation as a conceptual design tool. The basic approach is that of shape synthesis - the automated generation of part designs. Many mechanical… More

Robust Nonlinear Model Predictive Control for Agile Interceptor Missiles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Raman K. Mehra
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Future ship defense missiles will be required to intercept highly maneuverable anti-ship missiles at widely varying altitudes. For effective operation of these agile interceptor missiles, the control system design must be nonlinear and robust. The control system design should explicitly take into… More

Adaptive Intelligent Scheduling and Traffic Management for ATM Networks

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: R.k. Mehra
Award Amount: $80,000.00

Kinematic Path Planning For Redundant Manipulators Using A Path Space Approach

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: R.k. Mehra/s. Mahmood , Prin Invest/co-prin Invest.
Award Amount: $70,000.00

ON-LINE IDENTIFICATION AND CONTROL ALGORITHMS FOR LINEAR AND NONLINEAR SYSTEMS USING SVD'S ON SYSTOLIC ARRAYS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: R.k. Mehra/s. Mahmood
Award Amount: $596,911.00
Abstract:
In the proposed study, a new class of algorithms based upon a generalized singular value decomposition (svd) is considered for system identification, statistical model order determination, model order reduction, and predictive control. the extension of these algorithms to non-linear polynomial… More

Self-Adapative Notch Filter for the V-22 Flight Controls using Stochastic Realization Algorithm (SRA)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: R. K. Mehra, Ph.d./s. Mah
Award Amount: $300,000.00
Abstract:
This proposal addresses the problem of mitigating the effect of unwanted structural modes of the V-22 aircraft on the performance of the flight control system. The current system designed by Bell Textron uses five nonself-adaptive filters in the frequency range of 2.3-5.5Hz on SAHRS and VYROS… More

Nonlinear System Identification and Analysis of Aircraft High Alpha Dynamics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Raman Mehra
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Nonlinear system identification and global analysis techniques are proposed for modeling the high angle-of-attack stability and control characteristics of the new class of fighters such as F-18, F-229 V-22 and JAST. It is expected that large savings in flight testing time will be achieved by using… More

Automatic Target Recognition Using Genetic Algorithms and Stochastically Deformable Templates

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Raman Mehra
Award Amount: $99,000.00
Abstract:
The success of DoD's thrusts in Global Surveillance and Precision Strike depends critically on the ability to perform Automatic Target Recognition (ATR) and Hostile Target Identification (HTI). The technologies of modeling, sensor data fusion and adaptive intelligent image processing are key to the… More

Active Feedback Control of Rotating Stall and Surge in Axial Flow Compression with Inlet Distortions

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: R.k. Mehra
Award Amount: $99,000.00
Abstract:
We propose here new methods for system identification and active feedback control of axial flow compressors under conditions of incipient rotating stall and surge in the presence of inlet distortions. The nonlinear Moore-Greitzer model of rotating stall, which has proven useful for both simulation… More

Multivariable Integrator Windup Protection for Aircraft Flight ControlSystem using Model Predictive Controller.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Raman K. Mehra
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
The Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) program is underway to develop prototypes for the next generation fighter aircraft. The prototypes in all likelihood will entail a CTOL and STOVL configuration. Both confirgurations are expected tohave numerous control effectors to satisfy the mission… More

FOPEN Radar ATR Using Superresolution and Eigentemplates

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: B. Ravichandran
Award Amount: $99,000.00
Abstract:
The detection and recognition of man-made objects under foliage conditions requires the use of VHF/UHF ultra-wideband (UWB) radars such as P-3/SAR system developed by ERIM for NAWC/AD and DARPA. At low frequencies and long wavelengths, most of the scatters are in the Rayleigh scattering region and… More

A Software Tool for ATR performance Characterization

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Raman K. Mehra/b. Rav
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Autonomous surveillance and weapon applications require the ability to perform ATR on data obtained from a number of sources (including infrared, synthetic aperture and inverse synthetic aperture). The algorithms generally employ tuning parameters and it is not evident given the non-linear and … More

Low Cost Fault Tolerant Flight Controls for UAV's Using Neural Networks, System Identification & Robust Control

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: R.k. Mehra
Award Amount: $98,977.00
Abstract:
Modern fligt control systems rely on hardware redundancy to overcome failures of sensors and actuators. This is an expensive approach which does not make use of analytical redundancy present in a flight control system. Analytical redundancy is achieved by comparison of sensor outputs over time and… More

Active Suspension Using Preview Information and Model Predictive Control

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr. S. Mahmood
Award Amount: $70,000.00

AUTONOMOUS CONTOL OF MINIATURE SPACECRAFT USING ADAPTIVE NONLINEAR MODEL PREDICTIVE CONTROL (MPC)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: R. K. Mehra/s. Mahmood , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $70,000.00

A Two-Dimensional Avalanche Photodiode Array Suitable for Near IR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: B. Ravichandran , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $647,959.00

Adaptive Intelligent Scheduling and Traffic Management for ATM Networks

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: R.k. Mehra
Award Amount: $728,244.00
Abstract:
High speed packet switched networks provide numerous challenges for machine learning based control. In this proposal, we address the problem of scheduling the transmission of packets in an ATM switch supporting multiple traffic types with different delay and loss requirements. We propose an… More

Active Suspension Using Preview Information and Model Predictive Control

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr. S. Mahmood
Award Amount: $749,372.00
Abstract:
The objective of active suspension is to minimize passenger acceleration, suspension travel, and tire deflections. Although the work done in preview control for active suspension has advanced a great deal over the last 27 years since the pioneering work of Bender (1968), several important issues… More

Nonlinear Flying Qualities Criteria for PIO Prediction using Global Nonlinear Analysis

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Raman K Mehra/r K Prasant
Award Amount: $99,928.00
Abstract:
Global nonlinear analysis of pilot-aircraft system using the bifurcation and chaos theory methodology (BACTM) is proposed as a general framework for developing nonlinear flying qualities criteria for prefiction of Pilot Induced Oscillations (PIO). The proposed methodology is expected to augment… More

Automated Detection and Location of Mines using Sensor Fusion

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Rman K. Mehra
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Mine detection technology has not kept pace with the the advances in mine technology and the widespread proliferation of mine usage. The mine/minefield detection problem is complicated by numerous variables which. influence the process. Thus, solutions to problems such as the robust mine detection… More

Robust and Adaptive Algorithms for Backlash and Friction Compensation in Precision Weapon Pointing Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Raman K. Mehra
Award Amount: $99,991.00
Abstract:
Future weapon platforms will require highly precise pointing and tracking capabilities in the presence of unpredictable terrain motions, unmodeled gun barrel flexure, nonlinear and time-varying parasitics such as backlash, friction. saturation and recoil shocks etc. It is thus necessary to develop… More

AWACS Detection of Helicopter Targets

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr Constintino Rago
Award Amount: $628,744.00
Abstract:
The capability for the AWACS radar to detect both hovering and moving helicopters has become increasingly important since many countries now use helicopters in conducting military operations. Improved situation awareness by AWACS crews of helicopters may aid in avoiding repetition of recent… More

Novel ATR Algorithms for FLIR and SAR Sensor Fusion

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Raman K. Mehra
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Automated surveillance techniques for target detection, classification, and identification are critically dependent on information processing based on mnltisensor integration. The full utilization of these various sensor modes requires the development of enhanced information processing algorithms. … More

Design Assistant for Application of System Identification and Adaptive Control to Aircraft Flight Systems.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Raman K. Mehra/dr. S.
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Over the last 30 Years, a great deal of research has been done in the fields of on-ine and off-line system Identification (SI) and Adaptive Control (AC). However, applications of these methods in Flight Control practice have not kept pace with the theoretical developments. A need exists for a… More

Automatic Battle Damage Assessment in Remotely Sensed Imagery

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Raman K. Mehra/ Dr. S
Award Amount: $69,999.00
Abstract:
In the modern warfare, especially in the post cold war era, great effort has been devoted to precision strike to maximize damage on strategic targets while minimizing civilian casualties. Since the strike is limited to a small scale, accurate and rapid assessment of a strike's success is crucial in… More

Satellite Trajectory Optimization and Control Using Advanced Nonlinear Model Predictive Control

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr. S. Seereeram
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Satellite trajectory control and optimization are complicated due to several factors: nonlinear dynamics with time delays, modeling and parameter uncertainties; flexible modes due to fuel slosh and appendages; constraints on propulsive force and torque inputs; and constraints on acceptable angular… More

Fault Diagnosis of Helicopter Gearboxes Using a Neural Network Based Novelty Detector

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Raman K. Mehra
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
The detection of novel or anomalous patterns has a wide range of applications including condition-based maintenance, system monitoring and fault detection, medical diagnosis and the detection of suspicious behaviour such as fraud or computer network intrusion. The objective of the proposed Phase… More

Conformable Multichip Assembly Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Charles W. Eichelberger
Award Amount: $99,799.00
Abstract:
EPIC Technologies proposes to develop a flexible high density multichip assembly technology capable of being bent and twisted to conform to the available space in a constrained military of commercial electronic system. EPIC will adapt its basic chips first multichip assembly technology to meet the… More

Novel Fighter Combat Maneuvers Using Genetic Algorithms and Machine Learning

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Raman K. Mehra/b. Ravicha
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Technological advances have altered the nature of air warfare. In the past, air combat was frequently examined in the context of large scale air battles governed by attrition rates and quantity-quality trade-offs. Modern air combat has changed with the introduction of technologies such as stealth,… More

High Resolution Tracking of Distributed Targets

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Raman K. Mehra
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
The new Phase Array Radars have range and angle resolutions capable of resolving multiple scattering centers of a single target. This capability produces multiple returns from a single target, creating a new problem for the tracking algorithms, viz. tracking a target that has multiple (resolved)… More

Multipurpose Advanced Tilt Rotor Control System Design Using Model Predictive Control

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: R. Prasanth , PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
Award Amount: $70,000.00

Compressor Stall Warning System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Christiaan Van Schalkwyk , PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
Award Amount: $70,000.00

AWACS Detection of Helicopter Targets

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr Constintino Rago
Award Amount: $80,000.00

AUTONOMOUS CONTOL OF MINIATURE SPACECRAFT USING ADAPTIVE NONLINEAR MODEL PREDICTIVE CONTROL (MPC)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: R. K. Mehra/s. Mahmood , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $666,000.00

Active Gun Mounts and Robust Nonlinear Controllers for Precision Weapon Pointing and Stabilization

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Raman K. Mehra
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
Future weapon platforms will require highly precise pointing and tracking capabilities in the presence of unpredictable terrain motions, unmodeled gun barrel flexure, nonlinear and time-varying parasitics such as backlash, friction. saturation and recoil shocks etc. It is thus necessary to develop… More

Fault-tolerant Satellite Trajectory Optimization and Control using Advanced Nonlinear Predictive Controls

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr. S. Seereeram
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
Satellite trajectory control and optimization are complicated due to several factors: nonlinear dynamics with time delays, modeling and parameter uncertainties; flexible modes due to fuel slosh and appendages; constraints on propulsive force and torque inputs; and constraints on acceptable angular… More

Novel Fighter Combat Maneuvers Using Genetic Algorithms and Machine Learning

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Raman K. Mehra/b. Ravicha
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
Technological advances have altered the nature of air warfare. In the past, air combat was frequently examined in the context of large scale air battles governed by attrition rates and quantity-quality trade-offs. Modern air combat has changed with the introduction of technologies such as stealth,… More

Investigation of Active Networking Components

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Raman K. Mehra
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
It has long been known that different data applications have different service requirements. Active Networks offer the opportunity to provide applications and users lored explicitly from user and application instructions to precisely fit user and… More

Intelligent Control Algorithms and PC-Based Software Tool Development for Multiple Effector Control Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Raman K. Mehra/m. Gopinat
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
The main objective of the proposed work is to develop systematic control design procedures and simulation modules for complex uncertain multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) systems. Scientific Systems proposes to integrate these modules within a highly flexible and user-friendly Intelligent Control… More

Learning and Adaptation for Intelligent Control of Rapidly

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: Yale University
Principal Investigator: Dr. Jovan D. Boskovic
Award Amount: $70,000.00
RI Contact: Dr. Suzanne Polmar
Abstract:
SSCI and Yale University (Prof. Narendra) propose to develop new practically viable intelligent control algorithms based on the Multiple Models, Switching and Tuning (MMST) methodology for rapidly-varying nonlinear systems, and apply these to the reconfigurable flight control design for… More

Intelligent Control Architectures and Testbed Development f

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: University of California
Principal Investigator: Dr. Vikram Manikonda
Award Amount: $70,000.00
RI Contact: Linda Rutkowski
Abstract:
Autonomous control of multiple UAVs and UCAVS offers special advantages for reconnaissance,surveillance and precision strike. Such missions call for unprecedented levels of autonomy, reliability, precision and fault tolerance over long periods of time, especially for missions with communication… More

Advanced Multiscale & Multiresolution Image Enhancement and

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: Yale University
Principal Investigator: Joao B. D. Cabrera
Award Amount: $70,000.00
RI Contact: John J. Olender
Abstract:
The proposed STTR project (Phases I and II) will develop multiscale and multiresolution algorithms and software, as well as produce a simulation testbed for evaluating advanced techniques for image enhancement and classification using sensor data from multiple UAVs and UCAVs. For development and… More

Robust Adaptive Target State Estimation for Missile Guidance using Interactive Multiple Model Kalman Filter

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Raman K. Mehra / Constant
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
The accuracy and robustness of target state estimators to target maneuvers and varying target characteristics have been one of the limiting factors to improving the interceptor's terminal performance and direct hit capability. This effort will examine techniques to improve the accuracy of the… More

Unified Generalized Bayesian Adaptive Data Fusion Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Raman Mehra/b. Ravichandr
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Real-time fusion algorithms are often patchworks of loosely integrated sub-algorithms, each of which addresses a separate fusion objective and each of which may process only one kind of evidence. Because these objectives are often in conflict, adaptive methods (e.g. internal monitoring and feedback… More

UNIFIED GENERALIZED BAYESIAL ACCRUAL OF EVIDENCE FOR DATA FUSION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: B Ravichandran
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
The lack of a solid foundation for filtering and fusing servations (e.g. features, natural-language statements, rules) has produced such a proliferation of techniques that current-generation evidence accrual suffers from the YARC ( syndrome. The… More

Autonomous Health-Monitoring and Fault Tolerant Control for Formation Flying Spacecraft using Interacting Multiple Model Estimation an

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $70,000.00

Compressor Stall Warning System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Christiaan Van Schalkwyk , PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
Award Amount: $600,000.00

Multipurpose Advanced Tilt Rotor Control System Design Using Model Predictive Control

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: R. Prasanth , PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
Award Amount: $586,264.00

SBIR Phase I: Active Stabilization and Control Strategies for Smart Burner Design

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Raman Mehra
Award Amount: $100,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Rman K Mehra
Award Amount: $750,000.00

Data Classification and Data Clustering Algorithms for Intrusion Detection in Computer Networks

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Joao BD Cabrera
Award Amount: $97,323.00

Fusion Performance Evaluation Based on Multisource-Multitarget Information Theory

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Raman Mehra/Dr Adel
Award Amount: $99,995.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $600,000.00

Development of Intelligent Reconfigurable Control Algorithms and a Software Design Toolbox for Autonomous Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Jovan Boskovic
Award Amount: $99,000.00

Design Assistant and Software Tools for System Identification and Adaptive Fault-Tolerant Control of Fighter Aircraft

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Raman Mehra / Jovan D
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Not Available The objective of END RUN is to provide a modeling and simulation architecture. This architecture will improve the present representation of Information Warfare within current and emerging models and federations of simulations. END RUN's architectural design will provide an order of… More

Unified Robust Multisource-Multitarget Targeting and Identification

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: B Ravichandran
Award Amount: $100,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: Yale University
Principal Investigator: Dr Jovan Boskovic
Award Amount: $400,000.00
RI Contact: Dr. Suzanne Polmar

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: University of California
Principal Investigator: Dr Vikram Manikonda
Award Amount: $400,000.00
RI Contact: Linda Rutkowski

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: Yale University
Principal Investigator: Joao Cabrera
Award Amount: $400,000.00
RI Contact: John Olender

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: B Ravichandran
Award Amount: $750,000.00

Automated On-line Health Monitoring

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Constantino Rago, Research Engineer
Award Amount: $70,000.00

A nonlinear stability system identification and control software toolbox for investigating nonlinear unsteady aerodynamic and ASE effects

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Ravi K. Prasanth, Research Engineer
Award Amount: $70,000.00

Multispacecraft Constellation Initialization and Trajectory Optimization using Genetic based Machine Learning Techniques

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Sanjeev Seereeram, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $70,000.00

CMARS: Cruise Missile Autonomous Routing System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Raman Mehra / B Ravic
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Not Available The Navy currently validates performance of torpedo tubes using pressure transducers and a tape spooler that that requires penetration of a subsafe boundary. We propose to build, using MEMS sensors, microcontroller technology and simulation modeling, a flexible data acquisition and… More

Development of Intelligent Reconfigurable Control Algorithms and a Software Design Toolbox for Autonomous Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Jovan Boskovic
Award Amount: $750,000.00

Fusion Performance Evaluation Based on Multisource-Multitarget Information Theory

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Raman Mehra/Dr. Adel
Award Amount: $750,000.00

Unified Robust Multisource-Multitarget Targeting and Identification

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Constantino Rago
Award Amount: $750,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Raman Mehra / B. Ravichan
Award Amount: $120,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Pablo O. Arambel, Research Engineer
Award Amount: $70,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Raman Mehra, PROJECT MANAGER
Award Amount: $99,999.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Joao B.D. Cabrera, Research Engineer
Award Amount: $99,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Raman K. Mehra/Joao B.D. Cabrer, President/Research Eng.
Award Amount: $99,982.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Raman K. Mehra/Joao B.D. Cabrer, President/Research Eng.
Award Amount: $100,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: B. Ravichandran, Senior Research Engineer
Award Amount: $70,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Sanjeev Seereeram
Award Amount: $100,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: R.K.Mehra/Constantino Rago, President/Research Engr
Award Amount: $100,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: R. Mehra/ V. Manikonda
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
Not Available To reduce risk, future NASA missions will concentrate on using lower-cost spacecraft and will use more of them. Compared with current designs, such spacecraft will be less expensive, smaller, lighter, and easier to manufacture. The use of such spacecraft

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: R. Mehra/ V. Manikonda
Award Amount: $699,997.00

CMARS: Cruise Missile Autonomous Routing System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: R. Mehra / B. Ravichandra
Award Amount: $600,000.00

Integrated software toolbox for aeroelastic modeling and dynamic stability analysis of a Generic Hypersonic Vehicle

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Research Institution: Virginia Tech
Principal Investigator: Ravi Prasanth
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: H. T. Hurd
Abstract:
Aeroservoelastic (ASE) modeling and vehicle stability analysis are twomajor concerns in the accurate prediction of flight characteristics ofgeneric hypersonic vehicles (GHVs). We propose to develop an ASE modelingand vehicle stability analysis toolkit. System Identification (SI)-basedblack box… More

Aircraft Prognostics and Health Management, and Adaptive Reconfigurable Control

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Jovan D. Boskovic, Senior Research Engineer
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Scientific Systems Company Inc. (SSCI) proposes to developnonlinear on-line Health Monitoring (HM), Failure Detection andIdentification (FDI) and Adaptive Reconfigurable Control (ARC)algorithms for the case of failures of Electro-Mechanical Actuators(EMAs) and other subsystems and components of a… More

Logistics Site Planning and Operation Tool (LOGSPOT)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Raman Mehra, President / Engineer
Award Amount: $730,000.00
Abstract:
Perceptual Organization refers to the ability of a machine visionsystem to organize detected features, or primitives, in imagesbased on, Gestaltic and other criteria. There have been a number ofcontributions that demonstrate the importance of perceptualorganization for various vision tasks such as… More

SBIR Phase I: Genetic Algorithm Decision Aid for Network Management and Design

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Michael Perloff
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will develop new automatic methods for designing, configuring, and reconfiguring communications networks. New communications technologies, like Wave Division Multiplexing, or fully mobile wireless networks and new communications services… More

Low-cost Molded Polyparaphenylene Scuttles and Hatches

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Constantino Rago, Research Engineer
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Scientific Systems Co., Inc. (SSCI) and its subcontractor Lockheed MartinNaval Electronics & Surveillance Systems (LM-NESS) propose to develop anadvance simulation framework for High Range Resolution Radar (HRRR)joint target identification and tracking.New techniques for targetidentification based… More

Unified Bayesian Cluster Target Tracking and Discrimination

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Adel El-Fallah, Research Engineer
Award Amount: $64,999.00
Abstract:
Cluster tracking and discrimination is a major problem in ballistic missile defense.Here, one must track clusters, determine if they contain Reentry Vehicles (RVs), and locate and trackthe RVs. This problem presents a major theoretical and practical challenge becausethe assumptions underlying the… More

Autonomous Fault-Tolerant Guidance, Navigation and Control System for Automated Rendezvous and Docking

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Pablo Arambel, Research Engineer
Award Amount: $99,051.00
Abstract:
An essential element of autonomous satellite servicing is a fully Autonomous Rendezvous and Docking (ARD) system. Precision ARD capability is required for the DARPA-ASTRO, NASA-MSR, and International Space Station missions, among others. We propose todevelop a hierarchical ARD system with a… More

Intelligent Record Linkage Techniques Based on Information Retrieval, Natural Language Processing, and Machine Learning

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: UNIV. OF MARYLAND, BC
Principal Investigator: Sai-Ming Li, Research Engineer
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: Elaine Young
Abstract:
The sheer magnitude of information available online via the Internet has overwhelmed the ability of existing search tools to produce useful query responses. Current web-search techniques typically fail to correlate relevant documents that areidentified in different ways, such as synonyms… More

Modeling and Closed-Loop Control of Complex Flows Over Aerodynamic Surfaces

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: TEXAS ENGINEERING EXPERIMENT STATION
Principal Investigator: Pablo O. Arambel, Research Engineer
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: Carol J. Cantrell
Abstract:
The use of active flow control can reduce or eliminate the number of aerodynamic control surfaces in aircraft. Elimination of control surfaces results in a reduction of weight and drag, as well as radar observability. Recent advances in MicroElectromechanical Systems (MEMS) technology have rendered… More

Highly Integrated Control Systems For Smart Munitions

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Raman Mehra/Ravi Prasanth, President/Research Engine
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Integrated GPS/INS navigation system is a key component of many guided weapons currently under development. Future weapons systems will integrate heterogeneous components such as actuators and sensors with functionalities such as monitoring, diagnostics,and control to a greater extent. The project's… More

Navigation, Scene Understanding, and Situational Awareness for an Unmanned Ground Vehicle

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: B. Ravichandran, Senior Research Engineer
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
The objective of this project is to design and implement a system toprovide accurate position and situational awareness for an unmannedground vehicle (UGV). These tasks will be accomplished by a modularsystem where each module will accomplish the functionsof (1)navigation (2) scene understanding and… More

Intelligent Classification and Clustering Techniques for Text Data Mining

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Raman Mehra/Sanjeev Seereeram, President/Senior Research
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
For Federal agencies' management programs, there exists aspecific need for an integrated software analysis suite which can:(1) process online information relevant to their needs,(2) provide pattern and trend identification, and(3) link solicitations andrequirements documents to open-source… More

Robust Multisource Automated Data Fusion and Target Identification

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Raman El-Fallah, President / Research Engi
Award Amount: $730,000.00
Abstract:
Reliable Non-Cooperative Target Recognition (NCTR) techniques exist for many different sensors. The effectiveness of each technique is limited due to restrictions placed on the target characteristics. We propose algorithms that fuse target ID informationfrom different NCTR sources in order to… More

Bayesian Tracking for Optimal Exploitation of A Priori Information

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Constantino Rago, Research Engineer
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
The Air Force is interested in critical technologies that will support beam control systems on airborne or space based high energy laser (HEL) weapons platforms used to engage both clear targets and targets that are viewed against background clutter.These include stationary and moving targets,… More

Data Mining Technologies for Proactive Detection, Computer Forensics, and Active Response of Security Violations in Large Scale Information Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Joao Cabrera, Research Engineer
Award Amount: $746,491.00
Abstract:
The Phase II SBIR project will develop and evaluate a Methodology for Information Assurance in Large Scale Information Systems, centered on Monitoring, Detection and Response. Data Collection for off-line analysis and on-line monitoring will be coordinatedby COTS Network Management Systems (NMSs),… More

Data Mining Technologies for Proactive Detection, Computer Forensics, and Active Response of Security Violations in Large Scale Information Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Joao Cabrera, Research Engineer
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
The Phase II SBIR project will develop and evaluate a Methodology for Information Assurance in Large Scale Information Systems, centered on Monitoring, Detection and Response. Data Collection for off-line analysis and on-line monitoring will be coordinatedby COTS Network Management Systems (NMSs),… More

Bayesian Tracking for Optimal Exploitation of A Priori Information

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Constantino Rago, Research Engineer
Award Amount: $744,724.00
Abstract:
The Air Force is interested in critical technologies that will support beam control systems on airborne or space based high energy laser (HEL) weapons platforms used to engage both clear targets and targets that are viewed against background clutter.These include stationary and moving targets,… More

Development of Assurance Techniques for High-Confidence Flight Software Design for Autonomous Unmanned Air Vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Jovan Boskovic, Research Engineer
Award Amount: $99,000.00
Abstract:
Current flight software certificationprocedures for autonomous Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV)and Uninhabited Combat Airial Vehicles (UCAV),such as those employed under the Boeing/DARPAUCAV program, are tedious and cumbersome.Hence there is great interest in developing techniques thatreduce the time… More

Sensor Data Fusion for Target Classification and Identification

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Adel El-Fallah, Research Engineer
Award Amount: $120,000.00
Abstract:
The effectiveness of Non-Cooperative Target Recognition(NCTR) against air targets is limited by a lack of robustness in thefollowing respects: insufficient-fidelity signature simulation;statistically uncharacterizable signature variations; excessivelylargepose-model libraries; excessively large… More

Bandwidth Estimation and Management for Mobile, Wireless Networks

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Michael Perloff, Senior Research Engineer
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Bandwidth management in mobile, wireless networks is different and more difficult than in landline networks due to lower data rates, mobility, interference, and channel variability, which makes bandwidth dynamic instead of fixed over time. Furthermore,bandwidth allocations affect more users through… More

Autonomous Fault-Tolerant Guidance, Navigation and Control System for Automated Rendezvous and Docking

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Sanjev Seereeram, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
Autonomous Rendezvous and Docking is a critical technology for several programs such as DARPA-Advanced Space Transportation and Robotic Orbiter (ASTRO) program, NASA-Mars Sample Return (MSR) mission, International Space Station (ISS) assembly andservicing, and rendezvous operations such as those… More

Novel Statistical Estimation Algorithms and Tools for Binomial and Multinomial Longitudinal Data

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Bo Ling, Research Engineer
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Not Available "Statistical modeling and analysis for longitudinal data are important in many applications ranging across behavioral and medical sciences. Statistical theory based on continuous variables and Gaussian distributional assumptions is well developed, andappropriate tools such as NLME… More

Integrated software toolbox for aeroelastic modeling and dynamic stability analysis of air vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / STTR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Research Institution: Naval Postgraduate School
Principal Investigator: Dr. Ravi Prasanth
Award Amount: $500,000.00
RI Contact: Dr. Netzer
Abstract:
The overall objective of Phase II project is to enhance the capabilities of STARS and similar software to perform fast and accurate analysis of unsteady aerodynamic and aeroservoelastic (ASE) problems. Phase I work demonstrated the feasibility of using system identification to obtain accurate models… More

Intelligent Classification and Clustering Techniques for Text Data Mining

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Sai-Ming Li, Research Engineer
Award Amount: $728,340.00
Abstract:
"This SBIR effort will develop an integrated information classification anddocument management system, applicable to complex weapons systems software.Currently, software engineers at Army's Tank-automotive & Armaments Commandrely on Software Trouble Reports (STRs) that contain unstructured text… More

Development of Assurance Techniques for High-Confidence Flight Software Design for Autonomous Unmanned Air Vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Ravi Prasanth, Senior Research Engineer
Award Amount: $375,000.00
Abstract:
"The overall objective of this project are to: (a) Demonstrate automated verification of flight-critical systems (FCS) software using formal methods, (b) Develop an automated model extractor, (c) Develop new verification concepts and tools for largesoftware system, (d) Develop a theory of FCS… More

Unified Bayesian Multisensor-Multitarget Sensor Management for BMD

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: R.K.Mehra/Adel El-Fallah, President
Award Amount: $69,991.00
Abstract:
"Multisensor-multitarget sensor management presents amajor theoretical and practical challenge for ballistic missile detection,tracking, and discrimination. A common approach is to assemble a patchworkof heuristic "bottom up'' techniques---e.g., loosely integrating manydistinct algorithms, each of… More

Unified Bayesian Cluster Target Tracking and Discrimination

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Adel I. El-Fallah, Senior Research Engineer
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
"Most single- and multi-target tracking algorithms are designed to track point targets.However, in many real-world applications the targets of interest are not point targets butEXTENDED TARGETS and GROUP TARGETS, e.g. missile re-entry clusters.Under this effort we propose a systematic, fully… More

Unified Bayesian Cluster Target Tracking and Discrimination

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Adel I. El-Fallah, Senior Research Engineer
Award Amount: $748,749.00
Abstract:
"Most single- and multi-target tracking algorithms are designed to track point targets.However, in many real-world applications the targets of interest are not point targets butEXTENDED TARGETS and GROUP TARGETS, e.g. missile re-entry clusters.Under this effort we propose a systematic, fully… More

Use of Single and Multiple Model Kalman Filter for Independent Fuze Safeing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Constantino Rago, Research Engineer
Award Amount: $97,839.00
Abstract:
"Some of the general purpose bombs in use by the Air Force andNavy (for example the MK80 and M117), are equipped with an air-driventurbine alternator (the FZU-48 produced by Alliant Techsystems).This air-driven turbine alternator has a double function:it provides the electric power to the fuze(s),… More

Aircraft Prognostics and Health Management, and Adaptive Reconfigurable Control

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Jovan D. Boskovic, Senior Research Engineer
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
Scientific Systems Company Inc. (SSCI) proposes to developnonlinear on-line Health Monitoring (HM), Failure Detection andIdentification (FDI) and Adaptive Reconfigurable Control (ARC)algorithms for the case of failures of Electro-Mechanical Actuators(EMAs) and other subsystems and components of a… More

Aircraft Prognostics and Health Management, and Adaptive Reconfigurable Control

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Jovan D. Boskovic, Senior Research Engineer
Award Amount: $325,000.00
Abstract:
Scientific Systems Company Inc. (SSCI) proposes to developnonlinear on-line Health Monitoring (HM), Failure Detection andIdentification (FDI) and Adaptive Reconfigurable Control (ARC)algorithms for the case of failures of Electro-Mechanical Actuators(EMAs) and other subsystems and components of a… More

Optimal Path Planning Toolbox for Formation Flying Spacecraft Missions

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Sanjeev Seereeram, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Spacecraft Formation Flying is a key technology for NASA's Terrestrial Planet Finder (TPF) and other Origins missions. Specific formation flying technologies required for TPF are distributed real-time fault-tolerant collision-free path planning and U-V mapping optimization tools. During Phase I, we… More

Autonomous Vehicle Management System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Jovan D. Boskovic, Senior Research Engineer
Award Amount: $69,656.00
Abstract:
"We propose to develop a Decision Aiding Tool (DAT) for operators ofmultiple UAVs. The tool will consist of the following: (i) Auser-friendly operator interface based on Multiple Unified SimulationEnvironment (MUSE); (ii) Finite-State Machine (FSM) based software fordetermining the… More

Miniaturizable INS/GPS/IR Sensor-based Navigation System for Small Caliber Projectiles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Raman K. Mehra/Ravi K. Prasanth, President/Research Engine
Award Amount: $120,000.00
Abstract:
The Light Fighter Lethality (LFL) seeker projectile is a small caliber weapon with INS and imaging sensor. Its size, weight and short flight time places restrictions on guidance and control of a different dimension than normally seen in guided weapons.This project aims at developing navigation… More

Real Time Intrusion Detection in High-Speed Data Streams

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Joao B.D. Cabrera, Research Engineer
Award Amount: $120,000.00
Abstract:
"We propose to investigate a methodology for designing hybrid(network-based and host-based) Intrusion Detection Systems (IDSs) foroperation at the OC-12 range and above. The scheme is centered on theapplication of Statistical Pattern Recognition methods for producingcomputationally cheap, yet… More

Problem Oriented Information Networking Tool (POINT)-- A Cognitive Integrated Medical Data Display System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Raman K. Mehra/Lingji Chen, Project Manager/PI
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
"With voluminous amount of patient data being collected in the process of providing medical services in any modern health care system, information overload has become an increasingly challenging problem that physicians face. In a typical patient-physicianencounter, the physician only has limited… More

Optimal Path Planning Toolbox for Formation Flying Spacecraft Missions

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Sanjeev Seereeram, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $600,000.00
Abstract:
Spacecraft Formation Flying is a key technology for NASA's Terrestrial Planet Finder (TPF) and other Origins missions. Specific formation flying technologies required for TPF are distributed real-time fault-tolerant collision-free path planning and U-V mapping optimization tools. During Phase I, we… More

Miniaturizable INS/IR sensor-based Control System for Small Caliber Projectiles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Ravi Prasanth, Principal Research Scient
Award Amount: $729,968.00
Abstract:
The Light Fighter Lethality Seeker Projectile (LFLSP) is a small caliber weapon with INS and imaging sensor. Its size, weight and short flight time places restrictions on guidance and control of a different dimension than normally seen in guided weapons.The initial three months of Phase I effort… More

Unified Control-Theoretic Bayesian Multi-Sensor Multi-Target Sensor Resource Management

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: R.K.Mehra/B.Ravichandran, President/Manager R&D
Award Amount: $99,928.00
Abstract:
Adaptive real time Sensor resource management (SRM) is inherentlya problem in optimal nonlinear control theory, in which datacollection/interpretation and sensor coordination should betightly connected by a control-theoretic feedback loop thatallows the results of existing… More

Active Filtering and Adaptive Reconfiguration Technologies for Real Time Intrusion Detection in High Speed Data Streams

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Joao Cabrera, Group Leader- Info. & Com
Award Amount: $730,000.00
Abstract:
The overall objective of the proposed Phase II effort is thedevelopment and evaluation of a Reconfigurable Intrusion DetectionSystem (RIDS) for real time operation in high-speed data streams(OC-12 and above). The Phase I effort developed and validated acomprehensive cost model for designing real… More

Autonomous Intelligent Health Monitoring for Robust Fault-Tolerant Control of Multi-Modal System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Research Institution: University of California
Principal Investigator: Jovan Mehra
Award Amount: $99,989.00
RI Contact: John Hedrick
Abstract:
The overall goal of this project is to develop a robust autonomous intelligent real-time system for Uninhabited Aerial Combat Vehicles (UCAV) to achieve the desired flight performance by integrating effective Health Monitoring and Failure Detection and Identification (HM-FDI) with optimal control… More

Intelligent Fault Tolerant Control of Spacecraft

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Jovan Mehra, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,992.00
Abstract:
SSCI, in collaboration with Swales Aerospace, proposes to developan Intelligent Fault-Tolerant (IFT) control system to enhance theperformance of spacecraft Attitude Determination and ControlSubsystems (ADCS) in the presence of environmental torque disturbances, sensor noise variation, parametric… More

Intrusion Detection and Security Management Technologies for Early Warning and Response to Computer Attacks Against Mobile Networks

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Joao Cabrera, Group Leader - Info.&Comm
Award Amount: $729,974.00
Abstract:
The overall objective of the proposed Phase II effort is thedevelopment and evaluation of AWARENET (Advance WArning and REsponseNETwork) system, an intrusion detection and security managementinfrastructure for providing early warning and automated response tocomputer attacks against MANETs (Mobile… More

Advanced Computational Algorithms for Nonlinear Filtering for Real Time Environment

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Research Institution: UNIV. OF N. CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL
Principal Investigator: Raman K. Mehra/Lingji, Project Manager/PI
Award Amount: $99,999.00
RI Contact: Tony G. Waldrop
Abstract:
The techniques of linear filtering have contributed tremendously in missile guidance and modern radar technology. However, they can only serve as a first order approximation to the infinite-dimensional nonlinear filtering problem. Solutions to theseproblems are known in theory, and with the… More

Problem Oriented Information Networking Tool (POINT)-- A Cognitive Integrated Medical Data Display System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Raman Mehra/Lingji Chen, Project Manager/PI
Award Amount: $749,959.00
Abstract:
Electronic Medical Record (EMR) systems represent a revolutionary step in documentation and data utility. However, for the most part, current EMRs are used like electronic file cabinets for simple storage and retrieval of patient data. Clinicians stillneed to browse through enormous quantities of… More

Intelligent Object Oriented Software Testing Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: B. Ravichandran, Senior Research Engineer
Award Amount: $69,990.00
Abstract:
The objective of this SBIR project is to develop an Intelligent ObjectOriented Software Testing Scheme for conducting software tests, withemphasis on integration and regression testing of complex systems suchas the Tactical Tomahawk Weapons Control System (TTWCS). SSCI and ourpartners (Boeing… More

Early Warning and Response for Computer Attacks Against Mobile Networks

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Joao B. Cabrera, Group Leader-Info. & Comm
Award Amount: $116,585.00
Abstract:
The overall objective of the effort (Phases I and II) is todevelop and evaluate a methodology for the early detection andresponse of computer attacks against mobile networks. The key elementsare: (1) Development of temporal attack models for mobile networks --We follow the NEWS (Network Early… More

Robust Feature Extraction and Sensor Fusion for Land Mine Detection

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Ssu-Hsin Yu, Group Leader
Award Amount: $730,000.00
Abstract:
The objective of this project is to develop robust methods for the automatic detection of landmines. During Phase I, we concentrated on developing ATR for the acoustic system from University of Mississippi. We developed a model-based approach that utilizespole properties of mines. The proposed… More

Multi-level Information Fusion for Robust Detection of Scatterable Minefields

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Raman K. Mehra/ Dr. Ssu-Hsin Yu, President/ Group Leader
Award Amount: $69,868.00
Abstract:
The proposed approach is focused on relating, on the signal level, the interrogated data after being dynamically adjusted by local background information, with multiple mine features stored in feature libraries, and then with

A Robust Image Based Navigation System for an Air Vehicle

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: R.k. Mehra/B.Ravichandran, President/Manager R&D
Award Amount: $69,975.00
Abstract:
The objectives of this project (Phase I and II) are to developan automated, robust, and reliable image based navigation systemfor an air vehicle.Phase I will (1) develop a mathematical foundation for motion imagenavigation, (2) formulate the mathematical basis for processing aseries of sensed frames… More

Robust Feature Extraction and Sensor Fusion for Land Mine Detection

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Raman K. Mehra/ Dr. Ssu-Hsin Yu, President/ Group Leader
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
The overall goal of this effort is to develop an automatic mine detection algorithm based on fusion of information from multiple sensors. The sensor data requirement for the fusion process can be achieved under realistic operating conditions. Under PhaseI, we will focus our algorithm development on… More

Unified Bayesian Detection and Tracking in Hostile Radar Environments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: R.k. Mehra/B.Ravichandran, President/Manager R&D
Award Amount: $69,943.00
Abstract:
Scientific Systems Company, Inc. (SSCI) and its subcontractor LockheedMartin Tactical Systems (LMTS) propose to develop and demonstrate aconcept-feasibility algorithm capable of optimally detecting andtracking air and TBM targets in the presence of a hostile radarsensing environment such as… More

Unified Robust-Bayes Multisource Counter-Terrorism Fusion

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Adel El-Fallah, Associate Group Leader
Award Amount: $99,980.00
Abstract:
If the states and information sources for counter-terrorism problems were like thoseassociated with conventional sensor/target problems, then they could be solved usinga systematic and proven mathematical methodology---the Bayes filter. This filter providesan explicit methodology for modeling… More

Autonomous Resource Allocation and Task Management for Multi-Spacecraft Formation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Ravi Mehra, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,997.00
Abstract:
Autonomous multiple spacecraft represent a critical enabling technology for future space missions. Currently, significant pre-flight planning and ground tasking are needed to design operational sequences for single-spacecraft missions. Multiple-spacecraft missions (especially formation flying tasks)… More

Unified Control-Theoretic Bayesian Multi-Sensor Multi-Target Sensor Resource Management

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Adel El-Fallah
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
Optimal multisensor-multitarget sensor management poses a daunting theoretical and practical challenge. Scientific Systems Company, Inc. of Woburn MA and its subcontractor, Lockheed Martin Tactical Systems (LMTS) of Eagan MN, propose a foundational, joint control-theoretic approach to multisensor,… More

Multi-layer Architecture for Trajectory Replanning and Intelligent plan eXecution (MATRIX)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / STTR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Research Institution: University of California
Principal Investigator: Jovan D. Boskovic, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $499,915.00
RI Contact: Karl Hedrick
Abstract:
Scientific Systems Co. Inc. and University of California at Berkeley propose to develop, test and implement a Multi-layer Architecture for Trajectory Replanning and Intelligent plan eXecution (MATRIX) system for fixed and rotary wing Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV). The MATRIX system architecture will… More

Machine Learning for Robust Automatic Target Recognition

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: B. Ravichandran, Manager, R & D
Award Amount: $99,980.00
Abstract:
The primary issue faced by ATR systems center around the large "variability of the ATR problem space spanned by the targets, sensors, and the environment and the associated challenge is to develop "robust" approaches to improve ATR system performance. Addressing this challenge, the objectives… More

Unified Bayesian Feature-Aided Association, Identification, and Tracking

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: R.K.Mehra/B.Ravichandran, President/Manager R&D
Award Amount: $99,997.00
Abstract:
Current techniques for detecting, tracking, and identifying ground targets frequently fail because geokinematic data alone is insufficient to sort out real-world complexities. Such difficulties can be ameliorated through the use of feature-aided association, identification, and tracking,… More

Unified Bayesian Tracking of Threat Clouds

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Adel El-Fallah, Associate Group Leader
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
RVs are obscured by clouds of countermeasure scatterers that are of interest only because a few of them might be RVs. These threat clouds can be so dense that, for computational reasons, it is impossible to track every scatterer. One must track the threat clouds as wholes, until additional… More

Narrowband Passive Bistatic RF for Ballistic Missiles Defense

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Adel El-Fallah, Associate Group Leader
Award Amount: $99,975.00
Abstract:
Rapid, continuous, and comprehensive forward-based sensing of ballistic missiles is an increasingly important challenge. Wideband Passive Coherent Localization (wideband PCL), using single receivers and multiple sources of opportunity, has been proposed as a possible solution to this problem. … More

SPA: Search Planning for ASW

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Mike Perloff, Associate Group Leader
Award Amount: $69,996.00
Abstract:
Scientific Systems Company, Inc. (SSCI) and Lockheed Martin Maritime Systems and Sensors (MS2) propose to to design, implement, and validate "SPA: Search Planning for ASW", a system that exploits environmental, sensor, and threat information to make maximal use of available sensors for ASW… More

PTHH Estimation using Stochastic Analysis

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Research Institution: University of Southern California
Principal Investigator: Alex Zatezalo, Research Engineer
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: Sergey Lototsky
Abstract:
The goal of this project is, as stated in the STTR topic, to ``develop candidate digital image processing algorithms for determining the physical centroid of ballistic missiles hard body in presence of their rocket plumes', to ``test the algorithms against simulated target digital image… More

Research and Development of Stochastic Optimal Control Algorithms for Mobile Communications Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: R. Prasanth, Research Engineer
Award Amount: $119,978.00
Abstract:
The overall objective of the effort (Phase I and Phase II) is to utilize Stochastic Optimal Control (SOC) techniques to derive and evaluate scheduling algorithms for Mobile Communication Systems. SOC techniques were recently employed to establish the optimality of the widely used Proportional… More

Unified Bayesian Situation Assessment Sensor Management

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Adel El-Fallah, Associate Group Leader
Award Amount: $99,893.00
Abstract:
Sensor management in support of situation assessment (SA) presents a daunting theoretical and practical challenge. Scientific Systems Company, Inc. of Woburn MA and its subcontractor, Lockheed Martin Tactical Systems (LMTS) of Eagan MN, propose a foundational, joint control-theoretic approach to… More

Stochastic Optimal Control Algorithms and Next Generation Technologies for Dynamic Resource Allocation in Mobile Communications Networks

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Joao Cabrera, Group Leader- Info and Co
Award Amount: $729,916.00
Abstract:
The overall objective of the proposed Phase II effort is the development and evaluation of the OX-MAC (Optimized NeXt Generation MAC) suite of protocols to provide optimal media access control for mobile wireless networks formed by devices capable of dynamic spectrum allocation. OX-MAC is… More

A Multi-Layer Intelligent Loss-of-Control Prevention System (LPS) for Flight Control Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Jovan D. Boskovic, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,999.00
Abstract:
The main objective of the proposed work is to design and develop a multi-layer intelligent Loss-of-control Prevention System (LPS) for flight control applications. The proposed LPS consists of several interconnected modules: (i) FDIR module that detects and identifies the failure; (ii) Achievable… More

Mixed-Effects Logistic Regression Model for Missile Reliability Prediction

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Ssu-Hsin Yu, Group Leader
Award Amount: $69,976.00
Abstract:
In this Phase I SBIR project we propose to use a Linear Mixed Effects Logistic Regression Model for missile reliability assessment. An effective model candidate for missile reliability assessment must be flexible enough to incorporate the different nature of covariates, yet simple enough to allow… More

Advanced Computational Algorithms for Nonlinear Filtering for Real Time Environment

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Research Institution: Univ. of N.Carolina at Chapel Hill
Principal Investigator: Lingji Chan, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $0.00
RI Contact: Tony G. Waldrop
Abstract:
The techniques of linear filtering have contributed tremendously in missile guidance and modern radar technology. However, they can only serve as a first order approximation to the infinite-dimensional nonlinear filtering problem. Solutions to these problems are known in theory, and with the… More

A System Dynamics Approach to Buried Mine/Unexploded (UXO) Detection and Identification

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Ssu-Hsin Yu, Group Leader
Award Amount: $69,997.00
Abstract:
Current landmine detection approaches use very little object specific information from the sensor signal. A drawback is high false alarm rates due to large overlaps of the limited feature sets used to distinguish mines from clutter. In this project, we will focus on a model-based approach to feature… More

Bayesian Troop-Target Detection, Tracking, and Prediction Using FOPEN-GMTI Radar

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Adel El-Fallah, Associate Group Leader
Award Amount: $98,999.00
Abstract:
This proposal addresses the problem of automatically detecting, tracking, and predicting the locations and velocities of formations of dismounted ground troops concealed in foliage, using data collected from P-band FOPEN-GMTI radars. Scientific Systems Company, Inc. (SSCI) and its subcontractor… More

Adaptive Supervisory Engine for Autonomous Formation Flying GNC

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Sanjeev Seereeram, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,989.00
Abstract:
Autonomous multiple spacecraft formation flying represents a critical enabling technology for future space missions, including NASA's Space and Earth Science Enterprises. The overall goal of this effort is to develop a general-purpose, onboard Autonomous Multi-spacecraft Supervisory Engine (AMSE)… More

Coordinated Control of Multi-Agent Systems in Rapidly Varying Environments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Research Institution: Brigham Young University
Principal Investigator: Raman Mehra, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,989.00
RI Contact: Gary Reynolds
Abstract:
In this STTR project Scientific Systems Company, Inc. (SSCI) and Brigham Young University (BYU) propose to design, implement, and test an Autonomous Coordinated Control And Management System (ACCAMS) for multiple Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAVs) engaged in cooperative missions under rapidly changing… More

Distributed , Decentralized Optimization for Cooperative Control of Multi-Agent Swarm-like Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: University of California Berkeley
Principal Investigator: Denis Garagic, Research Engineer
Award Amount: $69,957.00
RI Contact: Tarek Zohdi
Abstract:
Scientific Systems Co. Inc. and University of California at Berkeley (UCB) propose to develop, test and evaluate a computationally Distributed,Decentralized Optimization for Cooperative Control of Multi-Agent Swarm-like Systems (DOCMASS)such as groups of autonomous Unmanned Air-Vehicles (UAVs).… More

UVARS: Unmanned Vehicle Autonomous Routing System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: Naval Postgraduate School
Principal Investigator: B. Ravichandran, Manager R & D
Award Amount: $69,900.00
RI Contact: Richard Rosenthal
Abstract:
The objective of this project is to develop UVARS: Unmanned Vehicle Autonomous Routing System an automated path and mission planning for aerial platforms under dynamic conditions and constraints. UVARS is based on evolutionary algorithms for global optimization that accounts for factors such as… More

A Robust Image Based Navigation System for an Air Vehicle

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: B. Ravichandran, Manager R & D
Award Amount: $1,636,356.00
Abstract:
The objectives of this project (Phase I and II) are to develop an automated, robust, and reliable image based navigation system for an air vehicle. Phase I (1) developed a mathematical foundation for motion image navigation, (2) formulated the mathematical basis for processing a series of sensed… More

Machine Learning for Robust Automatic Target Recognition

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: B. Ravichandran, Manager R & D
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
The primary issue faced by ATR systems center around the large "variability of the ATR problem space spanned by the targets, sensors, and the environment and the associated challenge is to develop "robust" approaches to improve ATR system performance. The primary innovation of this work is the… More

Unified Bayesian Situation Assessment Sensor Management

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Adel El-Fallah, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
Sensor management in support of situation assessment (SA) presents a daunting theoretical and practical challenge. Scientific Systems Company, Inc. of Woburn MA and its subcontractor, Lockheed Martin Tactical Systems (LMTS) of Eagan MN, propose a foundational, joint control-theoretic approach to SA… More

Autonomous Supervisory Engine for Multi-Spacecraft Formation Flying

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Raman K. Mehra, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $594,738.00
Abstract:
The overall goal of this project is to develop an onboard, autonomous Multi-spacecraft Supervisory Engine (MSE) for formation-flying guidance, navigation and control (FF-GNC), suitable for a wide range of formation flying topologies and distributed, multi-spacecraft missions. MSE will be developed… More

Bayesian Troop-Target Detection, Tracking, and Prediction Using FOPEN-GMTI Radar

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Adel El-Fallah, Associate Group Leader
Award Amount: $749,962.00
Abstract:
The "troop-target" problem of automatic detection, tracking, and prediction of the formations of dismounted ground troops concealed in foliage, using FOPEN-GMTI radars introduces challenges well beyond those encountered in more conventional group-target problems. AD HOC troop formations are… More

Coordinated Control of Multi-Agent Systems in Rapidly Varying Environments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / STTR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Research Institution: Brigham Young University
Principal Investigator: Eliot Li, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,974.00
RI Contact: Matthew Maddox
Abstract:
The main objective of this Phase II STTR project is to develop advanced control algorithms that enable multiple autonomous agents to perform complex tasks in rapidly changing environment cooperatively. We plan to use the forest fire monitoring mission to demonstrate the benefits of the proposed… More

Video Analysis Using Perceptual Organization and Machine Learning

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: B. Ravichandran, Manager, Research & Development
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
The objectives of this project (Phase I and II) are to develop learning type algorithms for the purpose of automated identification and tracking of events captured on video. Phase I will develop learning based algorithms for use with identifying events in digital video. Phase II will develop and… More

Connectivity Technologies for Tactical Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Joao B. Cabrera, Group Leader - Info & Comm Systems
Award Amount: $99,752.00
Abstract:
Tactical Mobile Ad Hoc Networks (MANETs) operate in hostile environments, and consist of a highly connected heterogeneous mixture of nodes. Current routing protocols for MANETs disregard node heterogeneity and high connectivity, leading to poor bandwidth utilization. Environmental hostility is also… More

Distributed Collaborative Planning and Control for Undersea Surveillance using Swarms of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Jovan D. Boskovic, Autonomous Controls Group Leader
Award Amount: $99,000.00
Abstract:
SSCI proposes to develop an efficient Decentralized Interception System (DIS) for a Collaborative Networked Autonomous Vehicles (CNAV). The DIS will include tasks such as the vehicle assigmnents for interception based on the overall probability of interception, and vehicle reallocation and… More

Robust and Stealthy Networking Technologies for Unmanned Combat Air Vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Joao B. Cabrera, Group Leader - Info.&Comm. Systems
Award Amount: $99,000.00
Abstract:
Networks of Unmanned Combat Air Vehicles (UCAVs) are expected to operate with increasing levels of autonomy to fulfill complex missions with minimal human intervention. From a networking point of view, the ensemble of UCAVs form a Mobile Ad-Hoc Network (MANET) with special characteristics. The… More

Integrated Adaptive Control and Control Allocation System for Morphing Wing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Ravi Prasanth, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Recent studies have shown that adapting wing geometry to meet flight load requirements yields optimal performance in disparate mission roles. Though current aircraft vary wing sweep and extend flaps to produce large scale flow changes, they have little control over the flow. Morphing aircraft… More

Matlab Data Mining Toolbox for Store Separation Engineering

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Ssu-Hsin Yu, Group Leader
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
The overall objective of our effort is to develop a Matlab toolbox that assists store separation engineers in analyzing datasets generated by the Monte Carlo simulations and the genetic algorithms using the statistical data mining approach, Bayesian learning, and multi-objective GA optimization. The… More

Bayesian Networks Cognitive Decision Aids Components for Battlefield Management

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Ssu-Hsin Yu, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $119,970.00
Abstract:
The focus of this proposal is to develop a suite of decision aids components to accomplish planning/replanning, learning, and inference. These components can then be assembled into applications to accommodate different needs and perspectives at different levels of the command structure. The… More

Onboard Space Autonomy Through Integration of Health Management and Control Reconfiguration

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Eliot Li, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,996.00
Abstract:
In this SBIR project we propose to integrate spacecraft control and vehicle health functions to improve the robustness and productivity of space operations. The main advantages of the proposed approach is that it allows the spacecraft to utilize failed control components with degraded performance to… More

Pilot-Directed Computer-Assisted Helicopter Formation Flying

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Research Institution: UC BERKLEY
Principal Investigator: Jovan Boskovic, Senior Research Engineer
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: Jyl Baldwin
Abstract:
Scientific Systems Company Inc. (SSCI) and University of California, Berkeley (UCB) jointly propose to develop and implement computer-aided Autonomous Formation Flying Control Technology (AFF-CT) for heterogeneous formations of manned helicopters. One of the objectives … More

Seamlessly Unified Reasoning Under Uncertainty for Missile Defense Architectures

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Adel El-Fallah, Associate Group Leader
Award Amount: $99,992.00
Abstract:
Scientific Systems Company Inc. (SSCI) of Woburn MA and its subcontractor Lockheed Martin Tactical Systems (LMTS) of Eagan MN propose a radically new approach to expert systems theory that will greatly facilitate the effective design of BMD decision architectures. We will show that, as most… More

Tool for Dynamically Integrating Military and Civilian telemedicine and Medical Informatics systems for Homeland Security

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Kai Chan, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,994.00
Abstract:
There is no established standard in sharing data between various medical record systems. Thus the integration and sharing of data between systems has been difficult. Nevertheless, most medical databases nowadays use commercial database engines (e.g. oracle) as their backend. These commercial… More

Dynamic Medical Enterprise Resource Planning

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: B. Ravichandran, Manager R & D
Award Amount: $99,985.00
Abstract:
The objective of this project (Phases I and II) is to develop dynamic enterprise wide scheduling and optimization systems for allocations of health care provider personnel, medical equipment, and facilities resources under an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system for complex medical… More

Robust Machine Learning for UXO Detection

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Ssu-Hsin Yu, Group Leader
Award Amount: $729,949.00
Abstract:
Many of the areas designated for Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) and Formerly Used Defense Sites (FUDS) are contaminated with Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) that needs to be cleared of before being returned to civilian use. Despite the significant research and development efforts, there is still… More

Connectivity Technologies for Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks formed by Heterogeneous Nodes

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Joao B. Cabrera, Group Leader - Info.&Comm
Award Amount: $735,792.00
Abstract:
The overall objective of the proposed Phase II effort is the development and evaluation of the CONNECT PLUS suite of protocols. CONNECT PLUS includes schemes to enable MANET routing on heterogeneous environments and schemes for multi-ply routing, a novel technology that makes use of spare capacity… More

Pilot-Directed Computer-Assisted Helicopter Formation Flying

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Research Institution: UNIV OF CALIFORNIA @ BERKELEY
Principal Investigator: Jovan Boskovic, Controls Group Leader
Award Amount: $749,175.00
RI Contact: Dana Bostrom
Abstract:
Scientific Systems Company Inc. (SSCI) and University of California, Berkeley (UCB) jointly propose to implement and test computer-aided Autonomous Formation Flying Control Technology (AFF-CT) for heterogeneous formations of manned he

Localization of Land-Mobile Communication Transmitters

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Ssy-Hsin Yu, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $729,988.00
Abstract:
The objective of this project is to develop a software tool to localize transmitters at unknown locations broadcasting with unknown power based on the intercepted transmissions aggregated from a network of receivers over time. The only information available for the localization is the signal power… More

Onboard Space Autonomy Through Integration of Health Management and Control Reconfiguration

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Eliot Li, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,990.00
Abstract:
The main objective of this Phase II effort is to develop integrated health management and control reconfiguration algorithms that allow future space systems to respond autonomously and optimally to subsystem failure or degradation. This will involve developing new techniques for health monitoring… More

A lightweight infrastructure for detection and mitigation of insider threats in distributed environments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Research Institution: GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Principal Investigator: Joao B. Cabrera, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: Sherry A. Levy
Abstract:
The insider threat remains one of the most difficult to detect -- left alone to mitigate -- threats against information systems. The overall objective of the effort (Phase I and Phase II) is to produce and prototype a Distributed Insider Threat Detection System (DITDS) for distributed environments,… More

Aided Navigation: Theory and Applications for Sensors and Architectures

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: UNIV. OF SOUTHERN FLORIDA
Principal Investigator: Ravi Ravichandran, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: Sudeep Sarkar
Abstract:
The coupling of GPS and INS is often characterized as loose, tight, or ultra-tight depending on the nature of the GPS input to the navigation filter. Thus, considering the challenge of precision navigation without GPS, this project will test and validate the coupling of sensor (EO, IR) information… More

Integrated Damage-Adaptive Control System (IDACS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Jovan D. Boskovic, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,909.00
Abstract:
SSCI, in collaboration with Boeing Phantom Works, proposes to develop and test an efficient Integrated Damage Adaptive Control System (IDACS). The proposed system is based on the development of a coupled structural and aerodynamic model of aircraft dynamics under wing damage, and multiple-model… More

Integrated Health Monitoring and Fast on-Line Actuator Reconfiguration Enhancement (IHM-FLARE) System for Air Vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Jovan D. Boskovic, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,997.00
Abstract:
SSCI proposes to develop innovative algorithms for the integration of Health Monitoring (HM) subsystem with the existing FLARE (Fast on-Line Actuator Reconfiguration Enhancement) system that achieves rapid stabilization of the closed-loop flight control system in the presence of flight-critical… More

Visual Collision Detection and Avoidance for a Micro Air Vehicle

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey Byrne, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
This proposal presents the VAMAV system (Visual Awareness/Avoidance for a Micro Air Vehicle) for monocular visual collision detection and avoidance. Real time collision detection will be implemented using a time-to-collision approach based on area moment estimates of expansion from globally… More

Dynamic Sensor Management of Dispersed and Disparate EO/IR Sensors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Adel El-Fallah, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
Sensor management of dispersed and disparate EO/IR sensors presents a daunting theoretical and practical challenge. Scientific Systems Company, Inc. of Woburn MA and its subcontractor, Lockheed Martin MS2 Tactical Systems (LMTS) of Eagan MN, propose a foundational, control-theoretic approach to such… More

Evolutionary Algorithms for Sensor Fusion and ATR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: B. Ravichandran, Manager R & D
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
The objective of this project is to develop a method(s) for detecting, segmenting, and identifying man made objects from background terrain from sensor fused data using Evolutionary Algorithms (EAs). Phase I will develop proof-of-concept implementation and demonstrate the… More

Innovative Multi-Static Surveillance System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Adel El-Fallah, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Comprehensive and continuous surveillance of areas of interest (AOIs) is an increasingly important challenge. Scientific Systems Company, Inc. (SSCI) and its subcontractor Lockheed Martin Tactical Systems (LMCO) propose a different and potentially superior Passive Coherent Localization (PCL)… More

Ballistic Debris Coherent Discrimination and Modeling

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Anthony Falcone, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Significant interest exists in developing radar algorithms to screen debris and small fragments from objects of interest in a ballistic missile defense threat complex. RCS statistics alone may not be sufficiently reliable to perform this screening function. A statistical model of radar debris… More

RARANET: A Routing Architecture for Airborne Networks

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Joao B. Cabrera, Group Leader - Info.&Comm. Systems
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Due to the characteristics of Airborne Networks (ANs), where end-to-end routes are not always available, current wireless routing technologies cannot be used on them. Similarly, new metrics are required to describe ANs accurately so that routes that use the ANs resources efficiently can be… More

Multiscale Feature Extraction and Matching for Content-based Multi-modality Sensor Database Retrieval

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Robert Weisenseel, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $80,000.00
Abstract:
Rapid, accurate target identification is a key component of force protection and accurate munitions delivery in modern warfare. However, the wide range of imaging modalities, from EO/IR sensors to SAR/ISAR sensors can present significant challenges and strains on the warfighter tasked with target… More

Seafloor and Sub-seafloor Data Interpolation and Minimal Data Density Analysis using Geometric and Multi-scale Markov Models

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Ssu-Hsin Yu, Grp Leader-Signal/Image Processing
Award Amount: $69,940.00
Abstract:
The objective of this project is to develop minimum data density and interpolation algorithms suitable for large volumes of Geospatial Information & Services (GI&S) survey data and for real-time or near-real-time use by decision makers. To accomplish this, we propose two different architectures to… More

Optimal Joint Search and Sensor Management

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Adel El_Fallah, Group Leader-Tracking and Fusion
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Sensor management of disparate sensors presents a daunting theoretical and practical challenge. Scientific Systems Company, Inc. of Woburn MA and its subcontractor, Lockheed Martin MS2 Tactical Systems (LMTS) of Eagan MN, propose a foundational, control-theoretic approach to sensor management that… More

Software Technology for Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Lingji Chen, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
A significant hindrance for military cancer studies is the lack of linkages between the disease outcomes database (Automated Central Tumor Registry) and the personnel databases (Air Force Personnel Center Personnel Database and Defense Manpower Data Center Database). Linking cancer and relevant… More

Development of an Autonomous Coordinated Control System (ACCS) for Multiple Unmanned Surface Vehicles (USVs)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Jovan Boskovic, Grp Lead-Autonomy & Int. Contr Sys
Award Amount: $69,995.00
Abstract:
SSCI proposes to develop an Autonomous Coordinated Control System (ACCS) for multiple USVs, and evaluate its feasibility through simulations. The proposed system will coordinate diverse tasks for USVs such as: (i) Area search with a platoon of USVs; (ii) Vehicle-to-target assignment, and removal of… More

Contextually Adaptive False Alarm Mitigation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Tony Falcone, Group Leader - Image Exploitation
Award Amount: $99,000.00
Abstract:
In aerial images collected by wide-area sensors, targets of interest such as vehicles and dismounts are extremely small compared to the footprint of the image. The limited information that can be extracted from few pixels on target often means the targets of interest can be easily confused with… More

Integrated Damage-Adaptive Control System (IDACS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Raman L. Mehra, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,578.00
Abstract:
SSCI proposes to further develop, implement and test the damage-adaptive control algorithms developed in Phase I within the framework of an Integrated Damage Modeling & Adaptive Control (IDMAC) system. The proposed IDMAC system design will be based on the following: (i) Development of a coupled… More

Advanced Topology Control Technologies for Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Joao B. Cabrera, Group Leader - Info & Com
Award Amount: $400,000.00
Abstract:
The topology of a network is the set of links between nodes. Topology control is the selection and adjustment of controllable parameters in response to uncontrollable factors such as noise and interference to create and maintain a topology with user-desired characteristics. For a typical Mobile… More

EVASE: Extensible Video Analysis of Symbology Events

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Ravi Ravichandran, Manager R & D
Award Amount: $741,519.00
Abstract:
The goal of this project is to develop, demonstrate, and implement at EAFB the EVASE: "Extensible Video Analysis of Symbology Events" Matlab toolkit. This system is based on the premise that it will learn symbology events during training by an expert operator, and then autonomously detect this… More

Distributed Formation State Estimation Algorithms Under Resource and Multi-Tasking Constraints

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Sanjeev M. Seereeram, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,996.00
Abstract:
Recent work has developed a number of architectures and algorithms for accurately estimating spacecraft and formation states. The estimation accuracy achievable during spacecraft operation depends not only on the algorithm, but also on its implementation. Typically, the algorithm will be implemented… More

Decentralized Collaborative Planning & Control for Target Interception using a Network of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Jovan Boskivic, Group Leader, Intelligent
Award Amount: $705,000.00
Abstract:
The main objectives of this Phase II SBIR project are: (1) to implement, test and transition advanced algorithms and strategies for autonomous self-healing/repositioning and maneuvering target detection and pursuit in a network of AUVs, (2) to provide integration and test support for in-water… More

VAMAV: Visual Collision Detection and Avoidance for a Micro Air Vehicle

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey Byrne, Senior Research Engineer
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
This proposal presents the VAMAV system (Visual Awareness/Avoidance for a Micro Air Vehicle) for monocular visual collision detection and avoidance. Real time collision detection will be implemented using a time-to-collision approach based on area moment estimates of expansion from globally optimal… More

Dynamic Sensor Management of Dispersed and Disparate EO/IR Sensors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Adel El-Fallah, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
Sensor management of dispersed and disparate EO/IR sensors presents a daunting theoretical and practical challenge. Scientific Systems Company, Inc. of Woburn MA and its subcontractor, Lockheed Martin MS2 Tactical Systems (LMTS) of Eagan MN, propose a foundational, control-theoretic approach that is… More

Evaluation of microchip atom interferometer designs for precision inertial-navigation systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: MASS. INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Principal Investigator: Aleksandar Zatezalo, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: Melanie A. Straight
Abstract:
Bose-Einstein condensates in magnetic traps and waveguides produced by microfabricated structures hold great promise for new quantum devices exploiting atomic matter waves, such as interferometers for precise measurements of rotation and acceleration. The major objectives of Phase I will be to… More

Matrix Algorithm via Subspace Decomposition

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Research Institution: UNIV. OF ARIZONA
Principal Investigator: Tony Falcone, Group Leader: Image Exploitation
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: Mark Neifeld
Abstract:
Our objective is to devise a comprehensive and effective methodology for offering software anti-tamper protection via algorithm obfuscation. A primary Phase I goal will be to apply our techniques in the Kalman Filter setting, and use this as a baseline against which we can compare their… More

Continuous-Look Image-Change SAR Tracking (CLICS-Track)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Robert Weisenseel, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Successfully detecting, identifying, and tracking vehicles and dismounts through urban environments has emerged as a significant challenge in modern operations, particularly for counter-insurgency efforts. Currently available sensor exploitation technologies are insufficient to reliably track… More

Three-Dimensional (3-D) Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) Image Formation and Exploitation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Carl Frost, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Our main objective is to develop, implement and test novel level-set surface reconstruction methodologies as applied to SAR data that has been collected over a sparse 3D aperture. We believe a tomographic surface reconstruction can best exploit nonlinear models and sparse data collection… More

Handheld Transcription Device for the Hearing Impaired

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Uday Jain, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,000.00
Abstract:
We propose the melding of various technologies for our unique handheld transcription device for speech and speaker recognition. Our solution will utilize beam-forming coupled with the POCKETSPHINX speech recognizer to provide transcription on the hand-held device. To achieve further reduction in… More

Novel Approaches for Spacecraft Formation Robustness and Performance using Distributed Estimation, Control and Communication

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Lingji Chen, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Formation flight can provide the benefits of a large effective telescope using precision formation flying of smaller, lower cost, collaborating telescopes. A decentralized architecture for estimation and control provides several key advantages including reduced communication and processing overheads… More

Integrated Reconfigurable Aero and Propulsion Control for Improved Flight Safety of Commercial Aircraft

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Jovan D. Boskovic, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
The main objective of this project is to develop and test a novel innovative Integrated Reconfigurable Aero & Propulsion Control (IRAP) system that achieves flight safety improvement in commercial aircraft. The main feature of the proposed IRAP system is that it is well suited for uncertain plants… More

Genetic Algorithm Allocation and Assignment Tool for Missile Defense Battle Management

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Michael Perloff, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
An increasing number of countries are acquiring nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons together with missile systems that enable them to deliver these weapons beyond their borders. Short response times require effective, efficient planning tools for resource and weapons allocation, assignment,… More

SELENE - Self-Forming Extensible Lunar EVA Network

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Joao B. Cabrera, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
The overall objective of this research effort (Phase I and Phase II) by Scientific Systems Company, Inc. and BBN Technologies is to develop the SELENE network -- SELf-forming Extensible luNar EVA network -- for specific usage in the Human Lunar Outpost. Phase I will investigate a hybrid scheme… More

Subspace Techniques for Obfuscating Matrix-based Algorithms (STOMA)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Research Institution: UNIV. OF ARIZONA
Principal Investigator: Tony Falcone, Grp Lead: Image Exploitation
Award Amount: $750,000.00
RI Contact: Mark Neifeld
Abstract:
Scientific Systems Co., Inc. (SSCI) and its academic partner, the University of Arizona, have devised a comprehensive and effective methodology for offering software anti-tamper protection via Algorithm Obfuscation. A primary goal going into Phase I was to apply our techniques in the Kalman Filter… More

Distributed Formation State Estimation Algorithms Under Resource and Multi-Tasking Constraints

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Raman K. Mehra, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $600,000.00
Abstract:
Recent work on distributed multi-spacecraft systems has resulted in a number of architectures and algorithms for accurate estimation of spacecraft and formation states. The estimation accuracy achievable during spacecraft formation operation depends not only on the algorithms, but also on their… More

Multi-scale Dynamic Network Graph (MUSING) for Network-based Information Exploitation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Ssu-Hsin Yu, Grp Lead: Signal Image Processing
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
As previously dispersed information or entities become more and more connected, they form increasingly complicated networks and result in complex interactions. The benefit of an interconnected network is that since the information in the network is related in some fashion, information can be… More

Adaptive Hierarchical Multiple Models to Control Dynamic Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: UNIV. OF ROCHESTER
Principal Investigator: Ssu-Hsin Yu, Manager of Research & Development
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: Robert Jacobs
Abstract:
Modern control theory offers mathematically rigorous and powerful solutions to many dynamic systems. Its limitations are that the classes of dynamic systems covered by the theory are limited to linear systems or certain well-structured nonlinear systems, and the adaptation of the controllers are… More

Ballistic Debris Coherent Discrimination and Modeling

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Carl Frost, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
The MDA is interested in developing a coherent debris model for ballistic missile debris, and in developing a pre-screener to eliminate debris from classifier consideration. This debris is composed of staging hardware, deployment hardware, and solid rocket motor (SRM) debris. SRM debris is… More

Stochastic Modeling And Optimal Game-Theoretic Strategies For Ballistic Missile Defense

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Michael Perloff, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
The sensor and weapon resource management problem for Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) considering adversary's choice of launch times, aimpoint locations, and countermeasures is a challenging game theory problem. Scientific Systems Company, Inc. of Woburn, MA and its subcontractor, Lockheed Martin… More

A New Approach for Distributed Multidimensional Analysis of Battlespace Weather using Dwarf Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey Morrison, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
We propose to leverage our team's critical expertise in weather data acquisition for weather effects modeling and innovative multidimensional database implementation to design a feasible proof-of-concept prototype that will demonstrate a revolutionary concept to improve incorporating weather effects… More

Airborne Intermittent Route Networking (AIRNet) for Multi-Radio TDMA systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Joao B. Cabrera, Group Leader, Info & Comm
Award Amount: $749,978.00
Abstract:
The planned DoD Airborne Network Backbone will provide airborne connectivity for the Air Force ConstellationNet, Army's LandWarNet, and Navy's ForceNet. It will be an Internet Protocol (IP)-based network, running on top of the multiple data links currently available. The nodes forming the planned… More

Optimal Planning, Estimation and Resource Allocation (OPERA) Software for Seafloor and Sub-seafloor Characteristics Survey

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Ssu-Hsin Yu, Grp Lead: Computer Vision
Award Amount: $596,677.00
Abstract:
The objective of this project is to develop minimal data density and interpolation tools capable of handling a huge volume of Geospatial Information & Services (GI&S) survey data. These tools will be integrated into the Optimal Planning, Estimation and Resource Allocation (OPERA) software to be… More

Optimal Joint Search and Sensor Management

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Adel El-Fallah, Group Leader: Tracking &
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
Joint Search and Sensor management of dispersed and disparate EO/IR sensors presents a daunting theoretical and practical challenge. Scientific Systems Company, Inc. of Woburn MA and its subcontractor, Lockheed Martin MS2 Tactical Systems (LMTS) of Eagan MN, propose a foundational, control-theoretic… More

CMARS: Cruise Missile Autonomous Routing System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Jeff Morrison, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
Scientific Systems Company"s Cruise Missile Autonomous Routing System (CMARS) for the Tomahawk Missile System has demonstrably increased the speed of route planning for multiple missiles or aircraft against multiple targets. The need exists to provide other weapons platforms within the Joint Mission… More

A Robust Image Based Navigation System for an Air

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Greg Gibson, Program Manager
Award Amount: $748,312.00
Abstract:
This Phase II Follow-On extends capabilities completed with SSCI"s image aided navigation system ImageNav for the Tomahawk Cruise Missile, which provides navigation and precision targeting capability in GPS denied areas. ImageNav computes an air vehicle"s inertial flight path using an onboard,… More

Unified Multisatellite-Multisensor-Multichannel SSA

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Adel El-Fallah, President
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Dynamic sensor management of disparate and physically dispersed mobile sensors presents a daunting theoretical and practical challenge, especially when they are embedded in communication networks. Tasking of sensors carried by space-based platforms is constrained by their own physical… More

SUMATRA: Supervised Modeling of ATR Algorithms

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Ranga Narayanaswami, Principal Research Engineer
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Automated and assisted target recognition (ATR) is an important aspect of an Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) systems. The role of ATR systems is to detect, classify, recognize and identify targets, based on input sensor data from a variety of sources. ATR system performance… More

Genetic Algorithm Allocation and Assignment Tool for Missile Defense Battle Management

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Michael Perloff, Sr. Research Engineer
Award Amount: $999,975.00
Abstract:
An increasing number of countries are acquiring nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons together with missile systems that enable them to deliver these weapons beyond their borders. Short response times require effective, efficient planning tools for resource and weapons allocation, assignment,… More

SELENE - Self-Forming Extensible Lunar EVA Network

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Rajesh Krishnan, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,993.00
Abstract:
The Lunar EVA network will exhibit a wide range of connectivity levels due to the challenging communications environment and mission dynamics. Disruption-Tolerant Networking (DTN) enables communications in environments where intermittent end-to-end connectivity occurs due to nodes moving temporarily… More

Evaluation of microchip atom interferometer designs for precision inertial-navigation systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: Massachusetts Inst of Technology
Principal Investigator: Aleksandar Zatezalo, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $500,000.00
RI Contact: Vladan Vuletic
Abstract:
Bose-Einstein condensates in magnetic traps and waveguides produced by microfabricated structures hold great promise for new quantum devices exploiting atomic matter waves for precise measurements of rotation and acceleration. Scientific Systems Company, Inc. (SSCI) and its subcontractor, the… More

Diamondback: Sensor Fusion and Feature-Based Human/Animal Classification for UGS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DHS
Principal Investigator: Ranga Narayanaswami
Award Amount: $99,976.00
Abstract:
Unattended ground sensors (UGS) are essential in order to determine if personnel are illegally walking across a border for homeland security. However, a problem with current UGS units and their implementation is that they are poor at discriminating between humans and animals. The main reason for… More

Algorithm Design and Validation for Adaptive Nonlinear Control Enhancement (ADVANCE) Technology Development for Resilient Flight Control

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Jovan D. Boskovic, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
SSCI proposes to develop and test a framework referred to as the ADVANCE (Algorithm Design and Validation for Adaptive Nonlinear Control Enhancement), within which we plan to perform a comparison study of the state-of-the-art adaptive flight control algorithms on two challenging testbeds: (i) a… More

Fast Online Prediction of Aircraft State Trajectories (FORECAST) System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: MIT
Principal Investigator: Jovan Boscovic, Group Leader, Auton. & Int. Control
Award Amount: $69,999.00
RI Contact: Jonathan How
Abstract:
The SSCI team proposes to develop and test the on-board Fast Online pREdiCtion of Aircraft State Trajectories (FORECAST) system, using minimum state information such as 3-D position of a threat aircraft, to generate predicted trajectories and reachable sets T seconds into the future. It will be… More

Safe and Efficient Dynamic Airportal Traffic and Resource Planner

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Jovan D. Boskovic, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
The Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) strives to transform the existing National Airspace System (NAS) into the safest, most efficient system feasible. This proposal addresses the automated surface traffic and resource planning for the NextGen Airportal concept. Current system is… More

Topology Control Algorithms for Spacecraft Formation Flying Networks Under Connectivity and Time-Delay Constraints

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Jovan D. Boskovic, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
SSCI is proposing to develop a set of topology control algorithms for a formation flying spacecraft that can be used to design and evaluate candidate formation architectures. Properties of these topology control algorithms include: (a) Preserving the connectivity of the underlying state-dependent… More

A New Approach for Distributed Multidimensional Analysis of Battlespace Weather using Dwarf Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey Morrison, Sr. Research Engineer
Award Amount: $749,999.00
Abstract:
We propose to leverage our teams critical expertise in weather data acquisition for weather effects modeling and innovative multidimensional database implementation to implement our Phase I design for a feasible proof-of-concept prototype that will demonstrate a revolutionary concept to improve… More

Unified Multichannel-Multiplatform-Multisensor SIAP

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Adel El-Fallah, Group Leader
Award Amount: $69,951.00
Abstract:
Dynamic sensor management of disparate and physically dispersed mobile sensors presents a daunting theoretical and practical challenge, especially when they are embedded in mobile ad hoc networks (MANETs). Tasking of sensors is constrained by their own physical characteristics and those of their… More

MOUS Evolutionary Quick Planner (MUOS EQuiP)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Michael Perloff, Sr. Research Engineer
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) will provide warfighters with worldwide LPI, voice and data mobile communications. Manually configuring satellite systems - assigning carriers to satellite beams and subsequent communications traffic planning is a time-consuming tedious task. Accessing MUOS… More

Guaranteed Performance Adaptive Control (GPAC) for Aerospace Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Jovan Boskovic, Group Leader, Auton. & Int. Control
Award Amount: $99,000.00
Abstract:
The major objectives of this project are: (i) To develop relevant performance metrics for adaptive systems, and (ii) To design guaranteed performance adaptive controllers using an adaptive Multiple Models, Switching and Tuning (MMST) approach. This is a highly complex problem that has not been… More

Innovative MM-SAR Exploitation Tools Using CCD, NCCD, and DI

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Carl Frost, Senior Research Engineer
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
1.1 There is significant interest in the application of synthetic aperture radar (SAR) coherent change detection (CCD), non-coherent change detection (NCCD), and dynamic imaging (DI) modes to support image analysts in their exploitation of SAR imagery. Military and nonmilitary applications of these… More

Super-resolution Image Metrics and Model-based Distortion Inversion for Turbulence

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Robert Weisenseel, Senior Research Engineer
Award Amount: $79,027.00
Abstract:
SSCI and AER propose a novel model-based approach that aims to exploit the best concepts from current super-resolution methodologies to achieve real-time super-resolved video imaging: model-based inversion image reconstruction, image quality metrics for "lucky image" selection, and (an-)isoplanatic… More

Multi-layered Multi-Sensor Dynamic Detection and Discrimination of Dismounts

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Tony Falcone, President
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
With the recent changes in threats and methods of warfighting, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) activities have become critical to the militarys efforts to maintain situational awareness and neutralize the enemys activities. While a number sensor platforms exist for ISR and many… More

Geolocation of RF Emitters

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Eric Wemhoff, Senior Research Engineer
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
A need exists for lower-cost, more agile solutions for RF emitter geolocation, appropriate for certain operations not currently supported, and not requiring dedicated EW resources or highly specialized hardware. The ubiquity, maturity, reasonable cost, and extensibility of modern digital RWR systems… More

Multiple Objective Collision-free 3D Route Planning using RAMPANT (Real-time Aggressive Maneuver Planner to Assist Integrated Teams)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Jovan Boscovic, Group Leader, Auton. & Int. Control
Award Amount: $69,999.00
Abstract:
We propose to develop Real-time Aggressive Maneuver Planner to Assist Integrated Teams (RAMPANT) to push the operational envelope while considering collision avoidance and dynamic limitations of airborne vehicle teams. The RAMPANT planner will be employ highly efficient and expeditious… More

Integrated Multiplatform-Multisource Decentralized Information Fusion for Heterogeneous Distributed Sensor Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Adel Al-Fallah, Group Leader, Tracking &
Award Amount: $69,050.00
Abstract:
Autonomous decentralized multiplatform information fusion in littoral and riverine environments using dispersed and highly disparate heterogeneous sensors on unmanned systems is a major theoretical and practical challenge. Besides highly diverse information types, systems of this kind must deal with… More

Exploiting Level-set Implicit Surface Models for 3D SAR Reconstruction

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Robert Weisenseel, Sr. Research Engineer – (781) 933-5355
Award Amount: $1,234,324.00
Abstract:
Reconstructing 3D volumes using SAR can be immensely challenging due to limited data collection time and geometry for commonly feasible flight paths. In particular, collecting SAR phase histories densely and widely in altitude is usually infeasible, so standard SAR reconstruction methods suffer from… More

A Functional Estimation Testbed for Robust Vision-Aided Navigation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Tony Falcone, Grp Leader - Image Exploi
Award Amount: $749,820.00
Abstract:
Many defense platforms depend on GPS for precise navigation and targeting. Due to proliferation of inexpensive GPS jamming devices and emergence of anti-satellite capabilities, there is increased demand for sensor fusion algorithms which provide GPS-quality localization and are robust to GPS… More

iDiver: Underwater Text Messaging and Locating System for Divers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: Northeastern University
Principal Investigator: Ranga Narayanaswami, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,998.00
RI Contact: Milica Stojanovic
Abstract:
Diver communication is vital for the US Navy while carrying out strategic underwater missions. Diver-to-diver communication and diver-to-vehicle communication can allow the sharing of information as it is discovered and also enable performing cooperative maneuvers. Emergency situations can also… More

Autonomous Landing at Unprepared Sites for a Cargo Unmanned Air System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: Brigham Young University
Principal Investigator: Jovan Boskovic, Senior Group Lead - Contr
Award Amount: $69,956.00
RI Contact: Tim McLain
Abstract:
Scientific Systems and Brigham Young University will develop and test an autonomous helicopter landing system using vision-based navigation and control.

Buoyant Active Sensor System (BASS) for Riverine Mapping

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: UC Berkeley
Principal Investigator: Eric Wemhoff, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,999.00
RI Contact: Alexandre Bayen
Abstract:
There is need for fast, easy-to-operate, and low-risk methods for mapping geography, velocity, and bathymetry of rivers. River charts can be nonexistent or inadequate because of changes in water volume, tides, sediment transport, flooding, and other events. This is a hindrance and a hazard for… More

Metroplex-Wide Runway Configuration Management using COBRA (Configuration Optimization for Balanced Runway/Route Assignments) Tool

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Jovan Boskovic, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
SSCI proposes to develop and test a Configuration Optimization for Balanced Runway/Route Assignments (COBRA) tool, which includes analysis and planner algorithms for optimizing runway selection and arrival/departure paths considering the neighboring airports in the metroplex that are competing for… More

SCONES: Secure Content-Oriented Networking for Exploring Space

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Rajesh Krishnan, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
We envision a secure content-oriented internetwork as a natural generalization of the cache-and-forward architecture inherent in delay-tolerant networks. Using our approach, users can specify their interests or publish content and expect infrastructure to securely match the supply and demand without… More

Implementation and performance evaluation of the Fast On-line pREdiCtion of Aircraft State Trajectories (FORECAST) System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: Massachusetts Institute of Tech.
Principal Investigator: Jovan Boskovic, Senior Group Lead - Contr – (781) 933-5355
Award Amount: $749,869.00
RI Contact: Jonathan How
Abstract:
The main objective of the Phase II work is to enhance the FORECAST algorithms developed in Phase I, extend them to 3D in the case of multi-rate sensors and significant wind effects, develop effective tuning procedures, and evaluate the performance of the FORECAST system on test data. In order to… More

Unified Interceptor Assignment Algorithms

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Adel El-Fallah, Group Leader, Tracking and Fusion
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Detecting, localizing, and intercepting one or more missiles during ascent phase presents a daunting theoretical and practical challenge. Scientific Systems Company, Inc. of Woburn MA and its subcontractor, Lockheed Martin MS2 Tactical Systems (LMTS)\ of Eagan MN, propose a foundational,… More

Topology Control Algorithms for Spacecraft Formation Flying Networks Under Connectivity and Time-Delay Constraints

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Nima Moshtagh, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,978.00
Abstract:
SSCI is proposing to develop, test and deliver a set of topology control algorithms and software for a formation flying spacecraft that can be used to design and evaluate candidate formation architectures. Properties of these topology control algorithms include: (a) Preserving the connectivity of… More

ADS-B Signal Transmission Authenticity Reckoner (ASTAR)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Jayesh Amin, Senior Research Engineer
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Civil Aviation Authorities around the world are incrementally converting the existing ground based radar airspace surveillance systems to airborne Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast (ADS-B) systems. Being global in scope, ADS-B incorporates openly published standards and allows for readily… More

Cross-Platform SAR Image Quality Metric for ATR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Carl Frost, Principal Research Engineer
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
The intelligence community uses the National Imagery Interpretability Rating Scale (NIIRS) to quantify the information that an image analyst can extract from a visible image; NIIRS ratings are numbers relating quality of an image to interpretation tasks for which it may be used. The General Image… More

Geolocation of RF Emitters

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Eric Wemhoff, Senior Research Engineer – (781) 933-5355
Award Amount: $749,589.00
Abstract:
Measurements made on RF signals from non-cooperative emitters provide situational awareness of threat locations for avoidance, countermeasures, and targeting. At present, the military uses multiple proprietary receiver systems for this task, which are not designed to interoperate, share data, or… More

DiSCVer: Discrimination using Sensor Collaboration&Verification

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Tony Falcone, Grp Leader - Image Exploi – (781) 933-5355
Award Amount: $746,527.00
Abstract:
SSCI proposes the development of DiSCVer (Discrimination using Sensor Collaboration and Verification), a multi-sensor Automatic Target Recognition (ATR) and Tracking system, based on a layered sensing architecture that will maximize the information available from multiple ISR assets to increase the… More

Intelligent Human Motion Classification and Quantification

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Ranga Narananaswami, Principal Research Engine
Award Amount: $69,999.00
Abstract:
US soldiers increasingly have the need to operate in GPS-denied environments or in environments without access to GPS, such as caves and indoor buildings. To date, inertial integration and pedometry have been used for position estimation in such environments. The inertial integration process… More

FAUST: Finite-field Algebra for Unbeatable Situational-awareness in Tactical-networks

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Rajesh Krishnan, Deputy Director, Networki
Award Amount: $69,999.00
Abstract:
We propose FAUST, the Finite-field Algebra for Unbeatable Situational-awareness in Tactical-networks. FAUST utilizes Boston University's CPISync, an advanced data set reconciliation primitive that significantly improves synchronization and transmission of different types of Situational Awareness… More

Intelligent Mobile Sensor Barrier (IMSB) for Persistent Littoral Surveillance and Tracking

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Mads Schmidt, Lead Systems Engineer
Award Amount: $499,951.00
Abstract:
One of the U.S. Southern Command's (US SOUTHCOM) principal missions is to detect and monitor the movement of illegal drugs and to support interdiction efforts by U.S. and participating nation law enforcement agencies. Recently, the interdiction challenge has increased with the advent of the… More

An Integrated Precision Control System (IPCS) for Marine Vessels

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Jovan Boskovic, Grp Lead: Autonomy & Inte
Award Amount: $69,999.00
Abstract:
SSCI, in collaboration with MIT (Profs. C. Chryssostomidis and M. Triantafyllou), Olin College (Prof. D. Barrett), and Harvard University (Prof. G. Lauder), proposes to develop and implement a novel Integrated Precision Control System (IPCS) for marine vessels employing secondary propulsors as a… More

Cross-Layer Cache and Queue Management for Resilient Tactical Networks (CLCQMRTN)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Rajesh Krishnan, Deputy Director, Networki
Award Amount: $68,137.00
Abstract:
Cross-Layer Cache and Queue Management for Resilient Tactical Networks (CLCQMRTN) is an integrated queue management and flow control mechanism that eliminates packet drops due to burst-induced congestion or due to disconnection in tactical wireless networks. CLCQMRTN controls TCP flow rates, works… More

Dynamic Control Surfaces for Extreme Maneuvers of UUVs

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Jovan Boscovic, Group Leader, Auton. & In
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
By exploiting fish locomotion principles, we are going to address truly difficult control challenges such as station keeping under large perturbations, rapid maneuvering, and trajectory planning and tracking. The analysis of biological control surface design, composition, and capabilities will be… More

DiamondBack: Sensor Fusion and Feature-Based Human/Animal Classification for UGS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DHS
Principal Investigator: Ranga Narayanaswami – (781) 933-5355
Award Amount: $749,999.00
Abstract:
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) needs a low cost reliable automated system to detect illegal border crossings. Current seismic UGS systems use cadence-based intrusion detection algorithms and are easily confused between humans and animals. The ensuing false alarms reduce the… More

A Geolocation System With Accuracy Self-Awareness (ASA) to Enable Reduced Size/Cost Antenna Arrays

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: Ohio State University
Principal Investigator: Eric Wemhoff, Principal Investigator – (781) 933-5355
Award Amount: $149,997.00
RI Contact: Inder J. Gupta, Ph.D.
Abstract:
The predominant method used in electronic support measure (ESM) systems to detect and geolocate noncooperative RF signals employs arrays of antennas to estimate signal angle of arrival (AOA). There are several issues that preclude wide installation of these, including very high cost, challenging… More

Image Feature Extraction for Improved EW Classification

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: Georgia Institute of Technology
Principal Investigator: Ssu-Hsin Yu, Director of Research – (781) 933-5355
Award Amount: $149,970.00
RI Contact: Allen Tannenbaum
Abstract:
The proliferation of radar and communication devices significantly increases operators"workload. Different platforms carrying similar communication devices further complicate the problem. The onboard imaging sensors, combining with EW sensors, have the ability to disambiguate devices and… More

Unified Bayesian Global ISR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Adel El-Fallah, Sr. Group Leader-Tracking&Fusion – (781) 933-5355
Award Amount: $99,974.00
Abstract:
Automated construction of a unified global ISR pictureone that optimizes theater-wide tactical priorities, while permitting ongoing operator contextual guidancepresents a daunting theoretical and practical challenge. First is the huge variety of seemingly incommensurable information sources and… More

System for Detection, Identification, and Geolocation of Radio Emitters with low-Swap Sensors (DIGRESS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Eric Wemhoff, Senior Research Engineer – (781) 933-5355
Award Amount: $98,969.00
Abstract:
There is currently no convenient, effective way to detect, identify, and geolocate (DIG) personal UHF/VHF radio communications devices in field operations. These are commonly used by adversary command, control, and spotter activity. The techniques used by special ops, search and rescue, and… More

Unified Control-Theoretic Multi-Raid Sensor Management Algorithms

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Adel El-Fallah, Sr. Group Leader-Tracking&Fusion – (781) 933-5355
Award Amount: $99,960.00
Abstract:
Detecting, localizing, identifying, tracking, and intercepting multiple and dispersed missiles aimed at multiple and dispersed defended areas, presents a daunting theoretical and practical challenge. The Scientific Systems Company, Inc. team proposes a foundational, information-theoretic and… More

Veracity Evaluation of non-Redundant Information in Flight sYstems (VERIFY)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Joseph Jackson, Research Engineer – (781) 933-5355
Award Amount: $99,996.00
Abstract:
Advanced Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAVs) are composed of complex systems and payloads, whose components can be generally classified as flight critical systems, mission critical systems, and auxiliary systems. Flight critical systems are often designed with redundancy, since failure could prove… More

Distributed Battle Data Networks (DBDN)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Michael Perloff, Senior Research Engineer – (781) 933-5355
Award Amount: $92,962.00
Abstract:
Evolving strategies for distributed EW rely critically on data networks, to communicate emitter detections and geolocations between sensors and C2 and tactical assets. Network reliability has been assumed in strategy development. However, standard IP networks may suffer data loss, delay, and… More

Interrupted Synthetic Aperture Radar (intSAR)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Les Novak, Principal Research Engineer – (781) 933-5355
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
New and developmental multi-function radar employ active antenna arrays to fulfill multiple radar modes with a single aperture. This is particularly attractive for unmanned aerial vehicles, where form factor and size are highly constrained. For example, the Multi-Platform Radar Technology Insertion… More

ENLIV-N: Effective Natural Language Interface for Unmanned Vehicle Navigation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Kai-yuh Hsiao, Senior Research Engineer – (781) 933-5355
Award Amount: $69,984.00
Abstract:
Scientific Systems Company, Inc. (SSCI), in collaboration with Spatio Systems LLC and Prof. Bennett at Olin College, proposes to design and implement ENLIV-N, an Effective Natural Language Interface for Vehicle Navigation. This multi-modal user interface will translate natural language directions… More

Fast On-line Prediction of Aircraft State Trajectories using Integrated Information (FORECAST-II)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Jovan Boskovic, Group Leader, Intelligent – (781) 933-5355
Award Amount: $80,000.00
Abstract:
SSCI and RDR Tec propose to develop and implement an on-board Fast On-line pREdiCtion of Aircraft State Trajectories using Integrated Information (FORECAST II) system, as a part of a future comprehensive Integrated Collision Avoidance System (ICAS). The main feature of the FORECAST II system is that… More

Bayesian Hierarchical Spatio-temporal Data Analysis Toolbox for GIS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Ssu-Hsin Yu, Director of Research – (781) 933-5355
Award Amount: $79,999.00
Abstract:
Scientific Systems proposes to develop a spatio-temporal data analysis toolbox to seamlessly integrate into GIS software so that users can invoke the toolbox for advanced statistical analyses without explicitly leaving their GIS software. The toolbox will have the capabilities for users to… More

Unified Interceptor Assignment Algorithms

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Adel El-Fallah, Group Leader, Tracking an – (781) 933-5355
Award Amount: $999,926.00
Abstract:
Detecting, localizing, and intercepting one or more missiles during ascent phase presents a daunting theoretical and practical challenge. Scientific Systems Company, Inc. of Woburn, MA, and its subcontractor, Lockheed Martin, propose a foundational, control-theoretic approach to such problems. It is… More

ADS-B Signal Transmission Authenticity Reckoner (ASTAR)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Jayesh Amin, Lead Applications Enginee – (781) 933-5355
Award Amount: $749,963.00
Abstract:
ADS-B reports can be maliciously spoofed to deny airspace to other aircraft including those on DoD missions. Under the Phase I effort, we developed a novel approach that exploits the physical characteristics of the ADS-B transmission signal to determine its validity. We leveraged our proven… More

Cross-Platform SAR Image Quality Metric for ATR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Les Novak, Principal Research Engine – (781) 933-5355
Award Amount: $748,621.00
Abstract:
The intelligence community uses the National Imagery Interpretability Rating Scale (NIIRS) to quantify the information that an image analyst can extract from a visible image. NIIRS ratings relate the visual quality of an image to the interpretation tasks for which it may be used. A General Image… More

Video Analysis Using Perceptual Organization and Machine Learning

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Andrew Browning, Senior Research Engineer – (781) 933-5355
Award Amount: $872,042.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: The goal of this project is to develop, demonstrate, and implement at EAFB the EVASE:"Extensible Video Analysis of Symbology Events"Matlab toolkit. This system is based on the premise that it will learn symbology events during training by an expert operator, and then… More

Cross-Layer Cache and Queue Management for Resilient Tactical Networks (CLCQMRTN)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Michael Perloff, Senior Research Engineer – (781) 933-5355
Award Amount: $746,765.00
Abstract:
The objective of this project is to develop a tactical wireless network strategy that offloads TCP/IP traffic to temporary storage or alternate pathways instead of dropping packets from overflowing queues. In Phase I, we adapted DTN strategies for diverting marked packets into external queues when… More

IP Satellite Network Architecture for Effective TCP Performance

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: Ohio State University
Principal Investigator: Michael Perloff, Senior Research Engineer – (781) 933-5355
Award Amount: $99,966.00
RI Contact: Christa Yandrich
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Satellite networks provide high bandwidth global communications without relying on existing infrastructure. Current satellite system use is impeded by round trip delays and limited ground access points. Future IP based LEO/MEO satellite networks offer smaller delays and flexible, high… More

Compressive Sensing for DCGS-N

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: Wright State University
Principal Investigator: Les Novak, Principal Investigator – (781) 933-5355
Award Amount: $79,999.00
RI Contact: Brian D. Rigling
Abstract:
Compressive sensing (CS) is a relatively new form of data sampling that shows promise to greatly reduce the amount of information required to acquire and reconstruct information from sources such as synthetic aperture radar (SAR) imagery, electro-optical (EO) imagery, and RF data. CS has interesting… More

Femto-satellite Swarm State and Density Estimation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Jovan Boskovic, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $124,988.00
Abstract:
NASA is planning future missions involving fleets of small satellites in LEO and GEO that can exhibit autonomous collective behavior. Such a "swarm of femto-satellites" can complete complex tasks that are difficult or impossible for large single satellites to achieve. Swarm state… More

Sequential Art Authoring and Layout Toolkit for Therapeutic Storytelling (SALTS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Michael McComas, Manager – (781) 933-5355
Award Amount: $99,982.00
Abstract:
SSCI will develop a toolkit for assisting people with limited previous writing experience to write and illustrate a graphic novel as part of a program of treatment for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. This project will include built-in therapeutic aids for Art Therapy, Therapeutic Storytelling, and… More

MEDMAPP: Monitoring Epidemics through Data Management, Alignment, Pattern analysis and Prediction

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Ssu-Hsin Yu, Director of R&D – (781) 933-5355
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
The overall goal of this research program is the development of MEDMAPP (Monitoring Epidemics through Data Management, Alignment, Pattern analysis and Prediction), a software application that will developed under the OSDs Apps for Rapid Epidemiological

ISR-IT: Adaptive Desktop Trainer for Imagery Analysis Based on Contextual Factors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Ranga Narayanaswami, Group Leader, Signals Exploitation – (781) 933-5355
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
The analysis and interpretation of Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) imagery data is a key driver of actionable intelligence. With the current operations, being primarily in Iraq and Afghanistan, it is important for us to understand the cultural, environmental, behavioral, economic… More

A Unified Bayesian Approach to Nonlinearity in Multitarget Tracking

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Adel El-Fallah, Group Leader, Tracking and Fusion – (781) 933-5355
Award Amount: $149,999.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Nonlinearity in target tracking poses a far more difficult challenge than is usually understood. Besides nonlinear sensor and target-motion models, one must also address"nonstandard"sources of nonlinearity: known or unknown sensor fields of view; known or unknown clutter; target… More

Low-Observable, Closely-Spaced Targets Detector/Trackers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Adel El-Fallah, Sr Grp Lead: Tracking&Fusion – (781) 933-5355
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: The spaceborne IR detection and tracking of low-observable and/or closely-spaced (LOCS) space objects, presents a major theoretical and practical challenge. A significant number of space objects are not only closely-spaced, but are also embedded in a large number of other Resident Space… More

Intelligent Course of Action Learning System (iCOALS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Rob Smith, Sr Group Lead: Intelligence Network – (781) 933-5355
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: SSCI proposes to create an Intelligent Course of Action Learning System (iCOALS), building on extensive past experience in learning advanced fighter combat maneuvers from simulation. By learning from repeated simulation, robust strategies can be constructed that allocate a complete action… More

SLICE: Spoken Language Identification from Commonly-occuring Words&Context Evaluation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Ranga Narayanaswami, Sr Grp Lead: Signal Exploitation – (781) 933-5355
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
United States Army personnel, as part of their overseas operations, must regularly interact with the local populations and interpret local audio feeds (such as radio transmission, news reports, etc.). While human translators are sometimes available for this purpose, their numbers are limited and… More

Image-based Navigation for Shipboard Landing (ImageNav-SL)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Joseph Kehoe, Senior Systems Engineer – (781) 933-5355
Award Amount: $149,999.00
Abstract:
Autonomous landing of a Vertical Takeoff and Landing Unmanned Air Vehicle (VTUAV), such as Fire Scout, on the deck of a moving ship requires a precise and accurate ship-relative navigation solution. The existing automated landing system consists of ship-based radar equipment and airborne transponder… More

Exploiting Agile Waveforms and Sampling for Compressive Sensing Radar

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Les Novak, Principal Research Engine – (781) 933-5355
Award Amount: $80,000.00
Abstract:
Compressive Sensing (CS) has provided the radar community with a new mathematical framework for efficient and robust data collection and image formation. According to the theory of compressive sensing, a signal that is sparse in some domain can be recovered using far fewer samples than required by… More

UAT Signal Transmission Authenticity Reckoner (USTAR)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Jayesh Amin, Principal Investigator – (781) 933-5355
Award Amount: $80,000.00
Abstract:
Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast (ADS-B) system provides increased situational awareness and is being considered as the cooperative tracking element of any Sense and Avoid (SAA) system. ADS-B has been designed with open standards and protocols which preclude typical authentication… More

Further Development, Implementation, and Testing of the Veracity Evaluation of non-Redundant Information in Flight sYstems (VERIFY)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Joseph Jackson, Research Engineer – (781) 933-5355
Award Amount: $481,592.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Phase I results have demonstrated the feasibility of the Veracity Evaluation of non-Redundant Information in Flight sYstems (VERIFY) technology through simulations and flight tests in the case of different sensor failures. In each case an appropriate Fault Detection, Identification and… More

Interrupted Synthetic Aperture Radar (intSAR)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Les Novak, Principal Investigator – (781) 933-5355
Award Amount: $749,965.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: SSCI proposes to investigate and finalize the design of a SAR imaging approach that provides the SAR user community with good quality complex SAR imagery from phase-history data having temporal and/or frequency data gaps. These data-gap interruptions maybe planned or spontaneous,… More

Distributed Battle Data Networks (DBDN)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Michael Perloff, Senior Research Engineer – (781) 933-5355
Award Amount: $749,956.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Friendly aircraft face increasingly sophisticated, networked enemy threats, possibly resulting in detection and Mission failure. Success depends on EW sensor and communications systems detecting enemy radars and communications before they detect us. EW sensor systems themselves may… More

FAUST: Finite-field Algebra for Unbeatable Situational-awareness in Tactical-networks

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Carlos Gutierrez, Senior Research Engineer – (781) 933-5355
Award Amount: $414,948.00
Abstract:
Scientific Systems Company, Inc. proposes FAUST, the Finite-field Algebra for Unbeatable Situational-awareness in Tactical-networks. FAUST utilizes CPISync, an advanced data set reconciliation (or data base synchronization) primitive developed at Boston University that provides information-theoretic… More

PNAV: Human Motion Labeling and Quantification for Personal Navigation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Ranga Narayanaswami, Group Leader – (781) 933-5355
Award Amount: $728,146.00
Abstract:
Recent developments in Blue Force Tracking have created new possibilities in Command and Control. The ability to track friendly forces down to the level of individual soldiers feeds into the goal of comprehensive situational awareness for all warfighters across the US Army, Marines, and Special… More

FoxHunt: GPS Disruption Detection and Geolocation System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DHS
Principal Investigator: Eric L. Wemhoff
Award Amount: $99,951.42
Abstract:
A number of civil sectors, including energy, transportation, emergency, communications, and banking, use GPS to perform critically important functions. This is a concern due to the fragility of the GPS signal, and vulnerability to attacks or disruptions. The problem has been studied to greater or… More

Ship Operating Area Adaptive Planning (SOAAP) Algorithms

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Adel El-Fallah, Group Leader, Tracking&Fusion – (781) 933-5355
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
Deriving optimal positioning solutions for a hybrid Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) system comprised of both land-based and sea-based assets poses daunting theoretical and practical challenges. The Scientific Systems Company Inc. team proposes to develop Ship Operating Area Adaptive Planning… More

IR/RF SPARK - IR/RF fusion using Stochastic Programming And Robust Kinematic features

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Research Institution: MIT
Principal Investigator: Ranga Narayanaswami, Sr Grp Leader: Signal Exploitation – (781) 933-5355
Award Amount: $99,999.00
RI Contact: Josh Tenebaum
Abstract:
SSCI and MIT team will approach a problem of fusing target data from sensor of different phenomenology using Probabilistic programming technology, Stochastic inference techniques based on Markov chain simulation, and Robust kinematic features. These methods will allow us to estimate the extend of… More

Game-Theoretic Space Situational Analysis Toolbox (GaTSSAT)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: University of Illinois at Urbana-Ch
Principal Investigator: Aleksandar Zatezalo, Senior Research Engineer – (781) 933-5355
Award Amount: $149,988.00
RI Contact: Dusan M. Stipanovic
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: By considering multiple space-based teams of cooperative and/or uncooperative players with varying orbital geometries and defense/offense capabilities such as sporadic observations, jamming confrontations, and sparse communications, the main challenges in derivation of effective decisions… More

Improved Fusion of Sensor Array Data for Tactical RF Emitter Geolocation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: Ohio State Univerity
Principal Investigator: Eric Wemhoff, Senior Research Engineer – (781) 933-5355
Award Amount: $300,006.00
RI Contact: Inder J. Gupta, Ph.
Abstract:
The predominant method used in electronic support measure (ESM) systems to detect and geolocate noncooperative RF emitters employs arrays of antennas to estimate signal angle of arrival (AOA). There are several issues that preclude wide installation and use of these for emitter geolocation. One… More

Image-based Navigation for Shipboard Landing (ImageNav-SL)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey Byrne, Senior Research Engineer – (781) 933-5355
Award Amount: $999,913.00
Abstract:
Autonomous landing of a Vertical Takeoff and Landing Unmanned Air Vehicle (VTUAV), such as Fire Scout, on the deck of a moving ship requires a precise and accurate ship-relative navigation solution. The existing automated landing system, consisting of ship-based radar equipment and airborne… More

Integrated Motion Planning and Autonomous Control Technology for Autonomous ISR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Research Institution: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Principal Investigator: Jovan Boskovic, Sr Grp Lead - Auto Control Sys
Award Amount: $125,000.00
RI Contact: Susan Kilmer
Abstract:
SSCI and MIT propose to design, implement and test a comprehensive Integrated Mission Planning \ & Autonomous Control Technology (IMPACT) for Autonomous ISR missions employing collaborating Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV). The main feature of the IMPACT system for Autonomous ISR is that it is… More

ImageNAV-LZ: Autonomous Landing Zone Detection

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Ranga Narayanaswami, Sr Grp Lead - Signal Exploitation – (781) 933-5355
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
Small Unmanned Autonomous Vehicles (SUAS) are well suited for ISR (Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance) applications. The mission effectiveness of SUAS for ISR can be improved if the SUAS can perch at vantage points, continuing to perform ISR while conserving power. One of the primary… More

AIRTEAM: Aerial Indoor Robot Teams for Exploration And Mapping

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Mads Schmidt, Lead Systems Engineer – (781) 933-5355
Award Amount: $149,920.00
Abstract:
For the AIRTEAM (Aerial Indoor Robot Teams for Exploration And Mapping) Project, Scientific Systems Company, Inc. (SSCI) and iRobot Corporation propose to develop a command-and-control algorithm to allow aerial robotics scouts to cooperatively explore an unknown indoor environment and communicate… More

Intelligent Course of Action Learning System (iCOALS): A Game-Theoretic Approach to ACTUV Track&Trail

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Sanjeev Seereeram, VP of Systems Engineering – (781) 933-5355
Award Amount: $986,088.00
Abstract:
SSCI proposes a retooling of the Intelligent Course of Action Learning System (iCOALS) that leverages the important results from the Phase I effort and remedies the deficiencies of a rule-based approach when applied to complex Pursuit Evasion Games (PEGs). This modification is critical given the… More

Intelligent Course of Action Learning System (iCOALS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Robert E. Smith, Group Leader, ICAN – (781) 933-5355
Award Amount: $749,773.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: SSCI proposes creation of an Intelligent Course of Action Learning System (iCOALS), building on extensive past experience in learning advanced fighter combat maneuvers from simulation. By learning from repeated simulations, robust strategies can be constructed that allocate a complete… More

ViA-ML: A Machine Learning backed Visualization Assistant

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Avinash Gandhe, Senior Research Engineer – (781) 933-5355
Award Amount: $147,873.00
Abstract:
With the proliferation of cheap sensors, reduction in storage costs and the ubiquity of communication networks, Cyber-Physical Systems are collecting and storing data at an unprecedented rate. Analysis of such large databases is necessary to find relevant information and improve the efficiency of… More

Image-based Navigation Shipboard Landing for Fixed Wing Carrier Landing (ImageNav-FW)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Andrew Browning, Group Leader, Computer Pe – (781) 933-5355
Award Amount: $917,052.00
Abstract:
Autonomous landing of a fixed-wing Unmanned Air Vehicle on the deck of a moving ship requires a precise and accurate ship-relative navigation solution. Existing landing systems consisting of combinations of GPS, Radar, and other radio-based communications, are prone to component failure as well as… More