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Company Information:

Company Name: SySense, Incorporated
City: El Segundo
State: CA
Zip+4: -
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: http://www.sysense.com
Phone: (818) 238-2330

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $1,109,778.00 11
SBIR Phase II $2,992,421.00 5
STTR Phase I $169,732.00 3
STTR Phase II $1,749,733.00 2

Award List:

Airplane Optimal Periodic Flight Control

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Walton R. Williamson, Chief Executive Officer
Award Amount: $98,913.00
Abstract:
Unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) technology has matured to the point that it isexpected that UAVs will perform many military tasks in the near future, withcivilian implementation likely shortly thereafter. An important issueassociated with UAV implementation is long-range endurance. It is known… More

Airplane Optimal Periodic Flight Control

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Walton Williamson, Chief Executive Officer
Award Amount: $531,383.00
Abstract:
SySense proposes the development, implementation, and test of optimization and real time guidance methodologies for the development of periodic optimal control applications. Periodic trajectories have been shown to reduce fuel use during loiter inturbo-jet types of aircraft. In addition, the ability… More

Hybrid Integrity for Precision Guidance and Landing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Jason L. Speyer, Chief Science Officer
Award Amount: $69,782.00
Abstract:
The objective of this proposal is to develop a methodology for the improved integrity and continuity of absolute and relative GPS/IMU systems based on the architecture of the fault-tolerant estimator. This scheme is based on new results in analyticredundancy management methodologies. This… More

Ultra Tight Coupling for High Anti-Jam GPS/INS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Research Institution: UCLA
Principal Investigator: Walton R. Williamson, CEO
Award Amount: $69,772.00
RI Contact: Jason L. Speyer
Abstract:
SySense is developing a fault tolerant implementation of an ultra-tight GPS/INS system for use in missile defense. The major advance to the theory is the implementation of the Fault Tolerant Estimator to provide high integrity and continuity to the ultratight structure. In addition, the system… More

Data Acquisition Error Budget Analysis Tools

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Walton R. Williamson, CEO
Award Amount: $99,526.00
Abstract:
A new method for modeling data acquisition systems is proposed. The model is based upon using first principles to analyze complete system error. A tool for autoatic error analysis is proposed. Using this tool and SySense algorithms it is possible to estimate not only system error but also system… More

Ultra Tight Coupling for High Anti-Jam GPS/INS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Research Institution: UCLA
Principal Investigator: Walton R. Williamson, CEO
Award Amount: $0.00
RI Contact: Robert M'Closkey
Abstract:
SySense has developed a design and methodology for evaluation of the complete ultra-tight GPS/INS problem. SySense proposes the development of a GPS/INS system to meet high anti-jam, high dynamic, and high integrity requirements for a variety of applications at low cost and using commercial… More

Advanced Guidance, Navigation and Control (GNC) Algorithm Development to Enhance the Lethality of Interceptors against Maneuvering Targets

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Jason L. Speyer, Chief Science Officer
Award Amount: $99,338.00
Abstract:
In this proposal, we proposed to develop and implement a new, advanced homing missile guidance algorithm for kinetic kill interceptors against advanced maneuvering threats. Rather than estimate target motion or develop a filter on assumed strategy of the adversary, SySense suggests that a filter be… More

Data Acquisition Error Budget Analysis Tools

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Walton R. Williamson, CEO
Award Amount: $742,881.00
Abstract:
SySense is developing an error budget analysis tool. The goal is to provide the Digital Acquisition System (DAS) designer the ability to draw upon past experience with DAS design and instruments in order to predict the error in a flight test experiment a priori. Using this system, the designer may… More

Advanced Guidance, Navigation and Control (GNC) Algorithm Development to Enhance the Lethality of Interceptors against Maneuvering Targets

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Robert H. Chen, Research Engineer
Award Amount: $749,896.00
Abstract:
SySense proposes a new method for missile guidance. The method improves target hit rate for a given set of instruments. SySense proposes the development of this algorithm through 6 DOF simulation and then implementation into a hardware-in-the-loop simulation. Future efforst will see the program.

Fault-Tolerant Precision Formation Guidance for Interferometry

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Robert H. Chen, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,980.00
Abstract:
A methodology is to be developed that will allow the development and implementation of fault-tolerant control system for distributed collaborative spacecraft. The objective is to ensure that the cluster of spacecraft continue to meet high precision performance objectives in the presence of system… More

Fault Detection, Identification, Reconstruction, and Fault-Tolerant Estimation for Distributed Spacecraft

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Robert H. Chen, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,985.00
Abstract:
Formation flying enables new capabilities in distributed sensing, surveillance in Earth orbit and for interferometer imaging in deep space as envisioned by the Terrestrial Plant Finder-Interferometer (TPF-I) mission. Specifically, formation flying spacecraft refer to a set of spatially distributed… More

Advanced Interceptor Guidance, Navigation and Control (GN&C) Components

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Ashitosh Swarup, Research Engineer
Award Amount: $99,906.00
Abstract:
This proposal addresses the need for a low-powered, low-noise, high-sensitivity, jam-resistant P/M code capable GPS receiver which can continuously track a GPS signal under high-g environments. The system incorporates several innovative technologies. First, the system is designed to keep the… More

Boost-Phase Intercept Guidance Using Detection Methods

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Research Institution: Applied Physics Laboratory
Principal Investigator: Ashitosh Swarup, Senior Research Engineer
Award Amount: $99,960.00
RI Contact: Neil Palumbo
Abstract:
In boost-phase missile defense, ballistic missile threats are intercepted prior to termination of powered flight. One concept is to position radars close to the potential threat and to engage the threat missile while still in the boost phase. Certain boosting threats may be capable of utilizing… More

Fault-Tolerant Relative Navigation System (RNS) for Docking

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Walton Williamson, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,975.00
Abstract:
A method is propsed to develop a sensor fusion process for blending GPS/IMU/EO data for fault tolerant rendezvous and docking of spacecraft. The methodology takes advantage of analytic redundancy between the GPS and EO sensor technology. Using advanced fault detection, identification, and… More

Fault Detection and Isolation of Satellite Formations using a Ground Station

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Sung M. Kang, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,848.00
Abstract:
This proposal is for the development a fault detection and isolation (FDI) algorithm for a formation of satellites but processed at a ground station. The algorithm will be capable of operating when measurement data is available on an intermittent basis. An FDI algorithm for faults in the three… More

A Handheld Application for Remote Geo-Tagging

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Gregory Glenn, CEO – (310) 322-7973
Award Amount: $148,018.00
Abstract:
The objective of this proposal is to demonstrate a mobile application capable of determining the location of a remote target. When a photo is taken with a GPS-enabled camera, the GPS location of the actual camera is appended to the photo in a process known as Geo-Tagging. Remote Geo-Tagging (RGT)… More

Real-Time Error Budget Analysis for Unmanned Air Vehicle Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Gregory J. Glenn, CEO – (310) 322-7973
Award Amount: $99,499.00
Abstract:
SySense, Inc. proposes to adapt fault detection methodologies developed for the Data Acquisition and Error Budget Analysis Tools (DAEBAT) SBIR effort to the integrity management of Unmanned Air Vehicle Systems (UAVS). In Phase I, a set of integrity monitors will be developed to detect measurement… More

Adaptive, Efficient, and Agile Guidance for Ascent Phase Intercept

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Research Institution: Applied Physic Laboratory
Principal Investigator: Sung M. Kang, CFO/Senior Research Engineer – (310) 322-7973
Award Amount: $999,893.00
RI Contact: Neil Palumbo
Abstract:
The proposed effort will further refine the adaptive model-based estimation and control guidance law developed during the Phase 1 effort to work in a two-tier algorithm with an agile, game-theoretic guidance law that is immune to the acceleration of the target. The two-tier approach is used to… More

Remote Geo-Tagging Software Suite for Smartphones

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Sung Kang, CFO/Senior Research Engin – (310) 322-7973
Award Amount: $368,276.00
Abstract:
The objective of this proposal is to develop a field tested, end-user referenced, production ready suite of applications for a smartphone device to perform Remote Geo-Tagging and sharing that information with an information network and other smart phones. Remote Geo-Tagging is the tagging of the… More

Advanced Techniques for Non-Collocated Fault Detetion of Satellite Formations

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Sung M. Kang, President
Award Amount: $124,993.00
Abstract:
This proposal is for the development of a dynamic fault detection filter for a formation of satellites operating in a highly nonlinear dynamic environment but processed at a ground station where measurement data may be available on an intermittent basis. A previous SBIR study demonstrates that… More