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Company Information:

Company Name: Space Computer Corporation
City: Los Angeles
State: CA
Zip+4: -
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phone: (310) 481-6000

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $1,995,277.00 27
SBIR Phase II $11,768,048.00 17

Award List:

THREE-DIMENSIONAL WAFER-SCALE INTERCONNECT AND PACKAGING USING PHOTOSENSITIVE GLASS-CERAMIC SUBSTRATES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: William J Jacobi
Award Amount: $50,000.00

OBJECT DISCRIMINATION VIA BULK TEMPERATURE/VELOCITY FILTERING

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: William B Kendall
Award Amount: $50,000.00

OBJECT DISCRIMINATION VIA BULK TEMPERATURE/VELOCITY FILTERING

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: William B Kendall
Award Amount: $499,000.00
Abstract:
Among the ways passive electro-optical sensors might discriminate between reentry vehicles and the objects which accompany them are the measurement of object temperature using the relative brightness of each object in different spectral bands, and the measurement of brightness and temperature… More

PASSIVE ELECTRO-OPTICAL SENSOR PROCESSING FOR HELICOPTER OBSTACLE AVOIDANCE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: William B Kendall
Award Amount: $50,000.00

PASSIVE ELECTRO-OPTICAL SENSOR PROCESSING FOR HELICOPTER OBSTACLE AVOIDANCE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: William B Kendall
Award Amount: $497,713.00
Abstract:
We propose to develop and demonstrate an innovative new computer vision approach for mapping a moving vehicle's 3-d surroundings with passive eo sensors. the primary application is for helicopter obstacle avoidance. it is theoretically possible to determine the 3-d position coordinates of objects… More

THREE-DIMENSIONAL WAFER-SCALE INTERCONNECT AND PACKAGING USING PHOTOSENSITIVE GLASS-CERAMIC SUBSTRATES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: William J Jacobi
Award Amount: $229,500.00
Abstract:
The purpose of this project is to develop and demonstrate an innovative new approach to multi-chip, wafer-scale interconnect and packaging using new photoimageable glass-ceramic and polyimide materials that can be processed with conventional photolithography techniques. the superior properties of… More

DETECTION OF OPTICAL TARGETS IN CLUTTER USING A COMBINATION OF MOTION AND SPECTRAL DISCRIMINANTS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Alan D Stocker
Award Amount: $58,200.00

DETECTION OF OPTICAL TARGETS IN CLUTTER USING A COMBINATION OF MOTION AND SPECTRAL DISCRIMINANTS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Alan D Stocker
Award Amount: $250,000.00
Abstract:
We propose to develop and demonstrate a new technique for the detection of weak airborne targets in highly-structured background clutter using passive electro-optical sensors. this technique, a feature of which employs processing of multi-spectral image sequences to exploit both motion and spectral… More

IMPROVED MPEG-BASED ALGORITHM FOR VIDEO DATA COMPRESSION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Dr. William B. Kendall
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
Efficient compression of image sequence data is a limiting technology for many digital video transmission and storage systems. video images typically contain a large amount of spatial and temporal redundancy; thus very high compression ratios are feasible in principle. unfortunately, emerging video… More

OPTICAL COMMUNICATIONS FOR HIGH-SPEED DIGITAL PROCESSING

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Nicholas Teneketges
Award Amount: $52,150.00
Abstract:
The problem which we address in this proposal is the utilization of iii-v semiconductor optoelectronics in massively-parallel, general-purpose processors implemented with 3-d multichip module (mcm) technology. in principle, such processors can replace traditional special-purpose, hard-wired systems… More

LOW-COST BARE DIE TESTING FOR MULTICHIP MODULES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Leo Wadsworth
Award Amount: $54,500.00
Abstract:
We propose to develop a simple, low-cost method of fully testing and burning-in bare die before assembly to multichip modules. previous approaches in the industry have proved cumbersome, costly or inefficient in their use of substrate real estate. the proposed approach employees enclosing the bare… More

MULTI-RESOLUTION BASED VIDEO IMAGE COMPRESSION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: William B. Kendall , Executive Vice President
Award Amount: $50,000.00

APPLICATION OF HYBRID WAFER-SCALE INTEGRATION TO ANALOG ELECTRONICS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Nicholas J. Teneketges
Award Amount: $54,950.00

APPLICATION OF HYBRID WAFER-SCALE INTEGRATION TO ANALOG ELECTRONICS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Nicholas J. Teneketges
Award Amount: $567,530.00
Abstract:
We propose th develop an innovative new form of hybrid wafer-scale integration (hwsi) to reduce the size, weight and noise levels in high-performance analog systems such as spaceborne infrared sensor preprocessors. in particular, we will employ special hesi structures to shield sensitive devices and… More

3-D Packaging To A Miniature Signal Processor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Nicholas J. Teneketges
Award Amount: $51,629.00
Abstract:
WE HAVE DEVELOPED AN INNOVATIVE 3-D MULTICHIP MODULE (MCM) INTERCONNECT AND PACKAGING TECHNOLOGY WHICH WE WILL APPLY TO THE CONSTRUCTION OF AN EXTREMELY COMPACT, RUGGED, LOW-COST SIGNAL PROCESSOR FOR SPACE APPLICATIONS. THESE FEATURES MAKE IT POSSIBLE TO UTILIZE STANDARD LOW-COST COMMERCIAL ICs IN… More

Ultra-Low-Power Digital CMOS for Multichip Modules

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Micholas J. Teneketges
Award Amount: $77,000.00
Abstract:
Space Computer Corporation, in collaboration with Stanford University, proposes to reduce power dissipation in CMOS digital integrated circuits by up to two orders of magnitude. Since power dissipation constitutes a major limitation to increased circuit density in electronic systems, such reduction… More

Non-uniformity Infrared Sensors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: William Kendall, Phd
Award Amount: $55,000.00
Abstract:
Two related problems which limit the performance of staring infrared sensors are detector non-uniformity and inadequate resolution. removal of detector and readout non-uniformities ("fixed-pattern noise") is essential for the detection of low-observable targets in cluttered backgrounds. adequate… More

MULTI-RESOLUTION BASED VIDEO IMAGE COMPRESSION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: William B. Kendall , Executive Vice President
Award Amount: $245,240.00
Abstract:
A critical issue in the development of digital high-definition television (hdtv) is the reliable transmission of high-quality video images with minimum transmission bandwidth. this creates a need for efficient data compression algorithms for digitized image sequences. video images typically contain… More

High Thermal Conductivity 3-D Multichip Module Stack Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Nicholas J. Teneketges
Award Amount: $73,000.00
Abstract:
We propose to introduce the use of recently-developed thermal pyrolytic graphite (TPG) material to dramatically reduce the thermal resistance of low-cost, three-dimensional multichip module (MCM) stacking technology. A planar thermal conductivity of greater than 1700 W/m-K makes TPG nearly as… More

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Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: William E. Schaff, Corporate Senior Staff
Award Amount: $100,000.00

Real Time Signature-Based Target Detection for Future Hyperspectral Imaging Sensors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Alan Stocker, VP for Research and Devel
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
Under the proposed program we will develop a real-time processing system for hyperspectral imaging (HSI) sensors. Up to the present time the false-alarm rates for HSI sensors have been from one to three orders of magnitude too high for practical automatedwide-area HSI surveillance. The proposed work… More

Real Time Signature-Based Target Detection for Future Hyperspectral Imaging Sensors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Alan Stocker, VP for Research and Devel
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
Under the proposed program we will develop a real-time processing system for hyperspectral imaging (HSI) sensors. Up to the present time the false-alarm rates for HSI sensors have been from one to three orders of magnitude too high for practical automatedwide-area HSI surveillance. The proposed work… More

Robust Detection of Scatterable Minefields

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Scott G. Beaven, Corporate Senior Staff
Award Amount: $69,992.00
Abstract:
The problem addressed in this proposal is the design and development of robust multi-sensor processing methods for detecting surface scatterable minefields from unmanned airborne vehicles (UAVs). Space Computer Corporation proposes to develop anddemonstrate a methodology for joint exploitation and… More

Robust Detection of Scatterable Minefields through Joint Sensor Fusion

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Scott Beaven, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $729,992.00
Abstract:
The objective of the proposed Phase II effort is to develop and demonstrate and algorithm suite, called the Joint Multisensor Minefield Detection Software (JMMDS), to enable enhanced detection of surface scatterable minefields from airborne multisensor imagery. The Phase I program demonstrated the… More

Algorithms for Multilook Effluent Detection and Identification

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Pierre V. Villeneuve, Mr.
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
78844S Advanced long wavelength infrared (LWIR) hyperspectral-imaging systems are used for the remote detection and identification of gaseous chemical effluents, as a critical technology for monitoring suspected nuclear, biological, or chemical weapons manufacturing sites. Modern sensors have the… More

Algorithms for Hyperspectral Sensor Fusion of Transient Events

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Alan D.Stocker, Vice President
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
Persistent hyperspectral imaging has a number of important military applications including: 1) Rapid detection and identification of transient battlefield events (e.g., weapon launches); 2) Detection of low-observable moving targets not readily found using conventional spatial or spectral… More

Advanced HSI Change Detection Algorithms for Exploitation of Space-Based Imagery

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Scott G. Beaven, Corporate Senior Staff
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
This proposed effort will capitalize on recent advancements in hyperspectral imagery- (HSI-) based real-time registration and spectral change detection processing to enhance our capability to detect, identify and track objects from space-based imagery and high-altitude surveillance imagery. … More

Advanced HSI Change Detection Algorithms for Exploitation of Space-Based Imagery

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Scott Beaven, Corporate Senior Staff
Award Amount: $1,832,773.00
Abstract:
This proposed Phase II effort will capitalize on recent advances in precision registration and coherent change processing of hyperspectral imagery (HSI) to significantly enhance the military's ability to detect, identify and track changes on the ground from spacecraft or high-altitude aircraft. … More

Algorithms for Multilook Effluent Detection and Identification

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Pierre V. Villeneuve, Dr.
Award Amount: $749,955.00
Abstract:
Hyperspectral imaging systems are used for the remote detection and identification of gaseous chemical effluents, which is needed for monitoring suspected nuclear, biological, or chemical weapons manufacturing sites. This project will develop automated software, which uses a time series of remote… More

Algorithms for Hyperspectral Processing of Transient Events

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Scott G. Beaven, Corporate Senior Staff
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
Persistent hyperspectral imaging has important military applications including: 1) rapid detection and identification of transient battlefield events (e.g., weapon launches); 2) detection of low-observable moving targets not readily detected using conventional spatial or spectral discriminants, or… More

Hyperspectral Detector Enhancement Using Auxiliary High-Resolution Imagery

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Alan D. Stocker, Vice President
Award Amount: $99,996.00
Abstract:
Space Computer Corporation proposes to enhance target detection performance of airborne hyperspectral imaging (HSI) systems by developing new algorithms that exploit the spectral content of HSI and spatial information in panchromatic high-resolution imagery (HRI) normally collected by such systems.… More

Hyperspectral Identification for Collaborative Tracking

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Alan D. Stocker, Vice President
Award Amount: $99,865.00
Abstract:
This proposed SBIR program will capitalize on advances in hyperspectral processing and feature-aided tracking to enhance the military's ability to detect and track moving targets over long time periods using data from UAV-based spectral imaging sensors. Existing multi-target tracking approaches… More

Advanced Signature-Matched Hyperspectral Change Detection

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Alan D. Stocker, Vice President
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
The proposed program will investigate the physical basis for pixel-level hyperspectral change detection (HSI-CD), develop enhanced HSI-CD algorithms, and demonstrate proof-of-concept using real HSI data. This work will build on Space Computer Corporation's existing real-time HSI-CD system by making… More

Hyperspectral Identification for Collaborative Tracking

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Scott G. Beaven, Corporate Senior Staff
Award Amount: $743,116.00
Abstract:
This proposed SBIR program will capitalize on advances in hyperspectral processing and feature-aided tracking to enhance the military's ability to detect and track moving targets over long time periods using data from ground-based, airborne or UAV-based spectral imaging sensors. Existing… More

Advanced Signature-Matched Hyperspectral Change Detection

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Alan D. Stocker, Vice President
Award Amount: $749,984.00
Abstract:
The proposed program will develop enhanced hyperspectral change detection (HSI-CD) algorithms based on spectral phenomenology, conduct extensive performance evaluations using real HSI data, and deliver a flexible software tool for demonstrating automated HSI-CD processing. The work will build on… More

Spectrally-Assisted Tracking of Moving Vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Pierre Villeneuve, Dr.
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Automated tracking of moving vehicles is an enabling technology for monitoring the activities of specific threat targets, especially as related to the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. Tracking techniques rely on repeated target observations over a period of time. However, traditional… More

Novel Accelerator Architectures for HSI Detection and Identification

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: William Schaff, Corporate Senior Staff
Award Amount: $98,999.00
Abstract:
Utilization of specialized COTS processors for high-throughput functions of hyperspectral detection processing will enable the next generation of small, lightweight UAVs to provide target detection and identification currently only available on larger and more expensive aircraft. Next generation… More

Responsive, Pre-launch and On-orbit, Electro-Optical Sensor Characterization and Calibration

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Alan Stocker, Vice President of Research
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
Space Computer Corporation (SCC) proposes to address two challenging problems that arise in the operation of space-based electro-optical and infrared (EO/IR) sensor systems: (a) On-orbit refinement and maintenance of sensor calibration, and (b) Accurate geo-location of terrestrial imagery acquired… More

Spectrally-Assisted Tracking of Moving Vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Pierre Villeneuve, Dr.
Award Amount: $950,574.00
Abstract:
Long-term continuous moving-target surveillance from airborne electro-optical sensors provides critical information for tactical awareness situations. Tracking civilian vehicles in urban environments is a challenging problem for existing systems, which generally rely on high-resolution video… More

Hyperspectral Sensor for Tracking Moving Targets

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Scott G. Beaven, Corporate Senior Staff – (310) 481-6000
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
Continuous surveillance of selected targets from electro-optical sensors on aircraft and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are providing significant potential in tactical situation awareness and threat monitoring applications. Situations of interest include movement of vehicles, material, personnel… More

Fusion Technology for Multispectral Imager with Adjunct Sensors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Pierre V. Villeneuve, Senior Engineer – (310) 481-6000
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
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Novel Accelerator Architectures for HSI Detection and Identification

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Scott Beaven, Corporate Senior Staff – (310) 481-6000
Award Amount: $749,968.00
Abstract:
Under this Phase II SBIR program Space Computer Corporation (SCC) will enhance the computational performance of key HSI algorithms by utilizing the capabilities of modern commercial Graphics Processor Units (GPUs). This proposal describes an approach that couples the power of GPUs with PC-based… More

Responsive, Pre-launch and On-orbit, Electro-Optical Sensor Characterization and Calibration

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Scott Beaven, Corporate Senior Staff – (310) 481-6000
Award Amount: $723,180.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Space Computer Corporation (SCC) proposes to address two challenging problems that arise in the operation of space-based electro-optical and infrared (EO/IR) sensor systems: (a) On-orbit refinement and maintenance of sensor calibration, and (b) Accurate geo-location of terrestrial… More

Fusion Technology for Multispectral Imager with Adjunct Sensors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Pierre Villeneuve, Corporate Senior Staff – (310) 481-6000
Award Amount: $749,523.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Field measurement campaigns typically deploy numerous sensors having different spatial, temporal, and spectral sampling characteristics. This makes it difficult to process experiment data when a phenomenon of interest spans multiple sensors. There is a clear need for a new software tool… More