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Company Information:

Company Name:
Etegent Technologies, LTD
Address:
5050 Section Avenue
Suite 110
Cincinnati, OH 45212-
Phone:
(513) 631-0579
URL:
EIN:
311476846
DUNS:
964730451
Number of Employees:
28
Woman-Owned?:
No
Minority-Owned?:
No
HUBZone-Owned?:
No

Commercialization:

Has been acquired/merged with?:
N/A
Has had Spin-off?:
N/A
Has Had IPO?:
N/A
Year of IPO:
N/A
Has Patents?:
N/A
Number of Patents:
N/A
Total Sales to Date $:
$ 0.00
Total Investment to Date $
$ 0.00
POC Title:
N/A
POC Name:
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POC Phone:
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POC Email:
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Narrative:
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Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $2,524,822.00 25
SBIR Phase II $12,456,793.00 15

Award List:

Adaptive Spatio-Temporal Control: a Practical Approach to Achieve Unprecedented Structural Vibration Control Performance, Robustness, and Reliability

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Stuart Shelley, Ph. D.
Abstract:
Adaptive spatio-temporal filtering methods are proposed which are inherently suitable to utilizing many sensors and actuators to achieve superior control and monitoring of structures for vibration and shape control and damage detection. When utilizing large numbers of sensors and actuators, failure… More

Adaptive Spatio-Temporal Control: a Practical Approach to Achieve Unprecedented Structural Vibration Control Performance, Robustness, and Reliability

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$1,000,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Stuart Shelley, Ph. D.
Abstract:
Adaptive spatio-temporal filtering methods are proposed which are inherently suitable to utilizing many sensors and actuators to achieve superior control and monitoring of structures for vibration and shape control and damage detection. When utilizing large numbers of sensors and actuators, failure… More

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,317.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Thomas Sharp
Abstract:
N/a

Software for Simulation and Control of Tethered Satellite Clusters

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$68,337.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Kenneth Moore, Senior Engineer
Abstract:
There is currently considerable interest in flying many small satellites in a cluster. Indeed, satellite formation flight offers many advantages in allowing high-resolution interferometry, permitting multiple distributed measurements, reducing mission cost and increasing flexibility. Unfortunately,… More

SBIR Phase 1:A Programming Environment to Enable Engineers Program Distributed Smart Sensor Networks

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,967.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Phase I project seeks to demonstrate the feasibility of a high level graphical programming environment for Smart Sensor arrays. Ideally, application developers should be able to describe the desired behavior of their system at a high level of… More

SBIR/STTR Phase II: A Programming Environment to Enable Engineers to Program Distributed Measurement and Control Networks

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$0.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project will develop a high level graphical programming environment for distributed measurement and control networks used in industry. Using this environment, an industrial control engineer will be able to describe the desired behavior of… More

SBIR/STTR Phase II: A Programming Environment to Enable Engineers to Program Distributed Measurement and Control Networks

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$455,286.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project will develop a high level graphical programming environment for distributed measurement and control networks used in industry. Using this environment, an industrial control engineer will be able to describe the desired behavior of… More

Active Acoustic and Bone Conduction Noise Cancellation for 150 dB(A) Noise Environments

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,926.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Stuart Shelley, Principal
Abstract:
There is a great need for improved hearing protection equipment with integral communication for high noise military environments such as flight lines and aircraft carrier flight decks. Deep insertion, communication earplugs (Attenuating CustomCommunication Earplug - ACCES) combined with earmuffs are… More

Active Acoustic and Bone Conduction Noise Cancellation for 150 dB(A) Noise Environments

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,936.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Stuart Shelley, Principal
Abstract:
There is a great need for improved hearing protection equipment with integral communication for high-noise military environments such as flight lines and aircraft carrier flight decks. This need exists in many civilian commercial applications as well.While the addition of active noise control… More

An ultrasonic bone conducted communication system

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,918.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Stuart Shelley, Principal
Abstract:
An ultrasonic based bone conduction communication system is proposed that will have negligible coupling of the exciter to the ambient acoustic environment or of the bone conduction microphone to ambient sound. This will significantly incease communication intelligibility in high noise environments… More

Discriminant Analysis for Electromagnetic Phenomenology

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,997.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Adam Nolan, Senior Research Associate
Abstract:
To address current challenges faced with synthetic database generation and utilization we are proposing a tighter coupling between ATR algorithms and the signature validation/formation process. This coupling consists of two key objectives. First, we utilize the discriminant information to… More

Response Function Toolset for Ground Clutter Modeling

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,997.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Adam Nolan, Senior Research Associate
Abstract:
Currently, there is not a good model of the sensitivity relationship between physics parameters (including the background clutter model) and the resulting synthetic signature, nor are tools currently available that could apply such sensitivity information to adapt a database of synthetic signatures… More

Scattering Center Analysis Tools for Database Optimization

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,352.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Adam Nolan, Senior Research Associate
Abstract:
The vision for the proposed effort is to develop 3 distinct tools to aid the EM modeling and simulation community. The first of these will be a separability analysis tool.The purpose of this tool shall be to demonstrate the expected separability of a given target set as a function of aspect. The… More

Ground Interaction Toolkit for Electromagnetic Prediction

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$747,422.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Adam Nolan, Senior Research Associate
Abstract:
We propose a model of the target-ground interaction which is comprised of three key components. First, we model the sensitivity of specific voxels/pixels/bins to change in reflectance via response functions. Second, we utilize the response function as an interpolation tool to post process various… More

Data Fusion of Eddy Current, Ultrasonic, and Radiographic Data

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,869.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Thomas D. Sharp, Principal
Abstract:
AbstractNondestructive Evaluation and Inspection (NDE/I) methods, procedures, and enabling technologies generally provide means to nondestructively scan, image, sense, or otherwise evaluate characteristics of, or detect minute flaws/defects in, materials and/or component parts. These capabilities… More

Automated Tool for Reporting Aircraft Damage and Queuing and Screening Repair

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,958.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Ken Moore, Research Associate
Abstract:
A damage digitization system using optical cameras is proposed as part of a comprehensive nondestructive inspection platform. The advantages of such a system are the ease of use and the lack of a need for expensive specialized hardware. A combination of image processing, target recognition, and… More

Enhanced Detection of Hidden Targets Using Multi-Discriminant Ladar

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,736.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Thomas D. Sharp, Principal
Abstract:
To achieve the optimal detection and classification of hidden targets, a tightly linked sensor and algorithm design effort will be required. The Phase I work described here focuses on using data from an existing sensor to explore how high-dimensional spatial, spectral and polarimetric data can be… More

Data Fusion of Eddy Current, Ultrasonic, and Radiographic Data

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$747,383.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Tom Sharp, Principal
Abstract:
Nondestructive Evaluation and Inspection (NDE/I) methods, procedures, and enabling technologies generally provide means to nondestructively scan, image, sense, or otherwise evaluate characteristics of, or detect minute flaws/defects in, materials and/or component parts. These capabilities have… More

Enhanced Detection of Hidden Targets Using Multi-Discriminant Ladar

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,246.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Tom Sharp, Principal
Abstract:
To achieve the optimal detection and classification of hidden targets, a tightly linked sensor and algorithm design effort will be required. The Phase II work described here focuses on using data from an existing Ladar sensor to explore how high-dimensional spatial, spectral and polarimetric data… More

Automated Tool for Reporting Aircraft Damage and Queuing and Screening Repair

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,739.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Thomas Sharp, Principal
Abstract:
The objective of this work is to address this need of knowing accurate damage location and size by developing a simple system that will allow for damage location to be accurately identified and then automatically transferred to a CAD model of a plane. This replaces a current process that consists of… More

Automated, Rapid Non-Destructive Inspection (NDI) of Large Scale Composite Structures

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,934.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Stu Shelley, Principal
Abstract:
SDL is proposing a system which can scan a large componsite structure quickly and accurately using a multi-resolution, 3D laser vibrometry scanning technique to conduct nonlinear spectroscopy based defect detection. The approach is non-contact removing the need for any couplant or coating removal.

Multimode, Laser Radar for High-Confidence Identification in Air Force Targeting and Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) Missions

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,660.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Stuart Shelley, Principal
Abstract:
An innovative approach is proposed to extend traditional 3D ranging Ladar sensors to simultaneously acquiring vibrometry information. The sensor will also have the capacity to acquire polarimetric and spectral data. The combination of these modes of Ladar data will result in a multimode Ladar… More

Very High Frequency (VHF) Monitoring System for Engine Accessories Health Management

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,845.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Stuart J. Shelley, Senior Scientist
Abstract:
SDL proposes a new concept for very high frequency vibration based engine accessory prognostics. A new sensing technology being developed in a parallel programm enables a new signal processing approach that deterministically measures flaw size. For instance, the actual length of a bearing race spall… More

Performance estimation of SAR imagery using NIIRS techniques

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,905.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Adam Nolan, Senior Research Scientist
Abstract:
We propose a windowed General Image Quality Equation that incorporates automatic target recognition specific features. Because the metric adapts to local clutter statistics, we expect it to better represent the non-uniform characteristics of the imagery. The feature weights are determined via… More

Airborne Seismic Vibrometry Array System for Rapid Detection of Clandestine Tunnels

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,999.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Stu Shelley, Principal
Abstract:
Sheet Dynamics Ltd., proposes to develop a 2D airborne seismic vibrometry array sensor that will enable both passive and active seismic tunnel detection surveys to be conducted with unprecedented speed and effectiveness. Techniques to deal with ground cover, seismic excitation requirements and to… More

Multi-Mode LADAR ATR System Modeling For Performance Estimation

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$1,499,066.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Stuart Shelley, Principal
Abstract:
SDL will develop ATR separability performance estimation tools for multi-mode LADAR systems utilizing physics based modeling of geometry, vibrometry, polarimetric and multi-spectral signatures. These tools will estimate achievable separabilty based on sensor characteristics, sensing modes, mission… More

Low Cost, Dual Purpose Engine Control and Diagnostic Sensors

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,902.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Richard Roth, Research Engineer
Abstract:
SDL proposes to develop an integrated suite of sensors utilizing a new sensing approach that is applicable to temperature, strain, pressure and vibration measurement. This new class of sensors is extremely simple and robust, and able to make highly reliable measurements in extremely harsh and… More

Robust Pressure Transducer for Propulsion Control Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,969.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Stu Shelley, Principal
Abstract:
Unique active pressure transducer utilizing a simple, robust design without moving parts or pressure tubes. The technology is able to mitigate or eliminate many of the environmental issues which plague traditional designs.

Innovative Aids for Combat Identification

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,762.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Stuart Shelley, Principal – (513) 631-0579
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: The work proposed here will apply an extensive suite of tools and technologies developed by SDL for automatic target recognition (ATR) using multi-mode LADAR data to aid analysts to exploit multi-mode LADAR data for combat ID. SDL has teamed with experts in Cognitive Task Analysis to gain… More

Performance Modeling of Feature Aided Trackers

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,732.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Adam Nolan, Chief Technical Officer – (513) 631-0579
Abstract:
The bandwidth of current and future image analysts is insufficient to ingest the vast quantity of data generated by staring sensing platforms. Because of this, signature exploitation algorithms need to play a role in the data processing chain to cue analysts to specific regions of interest within… More

Performance estimation of SAR imagery using NIIRS techniques

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,975.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Adam R. Nolan, Senior Research Scientist – (513) 631-0579
Abstract:
Using an information theoretic Global Image Quality Equation(GIQE), we map image formation parameters to National Image Interpretability Rating Scale(NIIRS) levels. These NIIRS levels are also projected onto PID derived from analysts and signature exploitation algorithms for various target sets.… More

Robust Pressure Transducer for Propulsion Control Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,990.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Richard Roth, Technical Associate – (513) 631-0579
Abstract:
A new genre of sensing technology is being employed to develop reliable, low cost, pressure sensors that are able to make measurements at locations in aircraft turbine engines, such as P4, where it has not previously been possible to do so.

Low Cost, Dual Purpose Engine Control and Diagnostic Sensors

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,948.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Richard Roth, Technical Associate – (513) 631-0579
Abstract:
This project will develop a robust, reliable and low cost networked sensor capability for advanced turbine engines and other applications. This system will enable pressure, temperature, vibration and strain to be measured in extremely harsh environments such as turbine engine combustors, enabling… More

Cognitive System Accelerator of Knowledge Gain in Human-computation-sensor Analytic Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,969.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Stuart Shelley, Principal – (513) 631-0579
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: In an attempt to address the data overload challenge significant work has been conducted studying the human factors and cognitive science issues related to exploitation of"big data". Also, significant investment has been made in automated or autonomous processing/exploitation… More

New Radar Exploitation Methods for Combat Identification

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,967.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Adam Nolan, Chief Technology Officer – (513) 631-0579
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Database sustainability is a fundamental challenge for supporting assisted and automatic target recognition algorithms. We propose a new approach to SAR/HRR exploitation algorithms that emphasizes simple, well-understood target morphology and the corresponding scattering physics generated… More

Speedy Sparse Bundle Adjustment for Video/Image Sequences

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,923.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Adam Nolan, Chief Technology Officer – (513) 631-0579
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Bundle adjustment is a commonly employed technique for backing out camera parameters and 3D image models from a set of images. The generic case of bundle adjustment (overlapping shots from arbitrary cameras at arbitrary locations and times) has been highly optimized, and is used to good… More

Engine Health Management of Mechanical Systems for High Performance Turbine Engines

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2014 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,502.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Chris Larsen, Research Engineer – (513) 631-0579
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: This effort will advance the Technology Readiness Level of a new vibration sensor and a vibration/ODM data fusion software system to level 7 through lab testing and development as well as seeded-defect testing in 5000 hp industrial turbine engines, long-term testing in similar engines at… More

A Performance Driven Framework for Real-time Exploitation of OPIR Imagery

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$150,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Matthew Rensing, Research Engineer – (513) 806-2174
Abstract:
As the number of OPIR sensors and the corresponding resolution and frame rates increase, the cost of transmitting the raw data stream to the ground station and moving this data between analyst workstations is rapidly increasing. Because of this, the incorporation of real-time processing both at… More

Automated Exhaust Coating Defect Mapping System

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,202.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Thomas Sharp, Principal – (513) 806-2171
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Etegent"s goal is to develop an automated inspection and damage mapping system that can be used by a single technician in a wide range of environments. We will research a range of damage sensing techniques, with a focus on optical approaches. 3D sensors will be used to capture a… More

Data Fusion of Eddy Current, Ultrasonic, and Radiographic Data

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2014 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$1,259,979.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Thomas D. Sharp, Principal – (513) 631-0579
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: The current F-35 repair CONOPS associated with any significant coating or structural damage requires the use of a trace and transfer approach to capture structural damage location, size and orientation. This is a cumbersome, time-consuming process that involves tracing damage on a large,… More