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Company Information:

Company Name: Systems & Processes Engineering Corporat
City: Austin
State: TX
Zip+4: -
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: http://www.spec.com
Phone: (512) 479-7732

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $10,494,283.00 128
SBIR Phase II $37,002,104.00 59
STTR Phase I $99,000.00 1

Award List:

COMBAT SUPPORT ROBOTICS ADVANCED CONCEPTS AND SYSTEM ANALYSIS PROGRAM

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Newton B Penrose
Award Amount: $50,000.00

ON-LINE REAL TIME RHEOMETER

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr N B Penrose
Award Amount: $50,000.00

GAAS RISC ARRAY PROCESSOR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Dr Gary B Mcmillian
Award Amount: $50,000.00

COMBAT SUPPORT ROBOTICS ADVANCED CONCEPTS AND SYSTEM ANALYSIS PROGRAM

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Newton B Penrose
Award Amount: $500,000.00
Abstract:
This advanced concepts robotics program will provide the army with the following: an integrated robotics system trade study to identify,analyze, and prioritize advanced robotics technology applications for enhancing army force structures from today through the year 2010 (combat support specific). an… More

GAAS RISC ARRAY PROCESSOR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Dr Gary B Mcmillian
Award Amount: $497,972.00
Abstract:
Systems & processes engineering corporation (spec) has developed an innovative array processor architecture for compu- ting fourier transforms and other commonly used signal processing algorithms. this architecture is designed to ex-tract the highest possible array performance from state-of- the-art… More

ON-LINE REAL TIME RHEOMETER

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr N B Penrose
Award Amount: $400,000.00
Abstract:
This project develops an on-line rheometer applying the principles of the hagan-poiseulle equation. the rheometer is designed to measure accurately the viscosity of munition propellants being extruded by a twin-screw extruder. the propellant extrudate is a pseudoplastic fluid containing suspended… More

ARRAY COMMUNICATIONS COPROCESSOR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Gary Mcmillian
Award Amount: $50,000.00

ARRAY COMMUNICATIONS COPROCESSOR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Gary Mcmillian
Award Amount: $490,100.00
Abstract:
An array communications coprocessor (acc) architecture has been developed that provides automatic, adaptive, and dynamically configurable inter-processor communications and is compatible with most commercially available state-of-the-art complex instruction set computers (cisc) and reduced… More

GSAS DATAPATH COMPILATION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Dr Gary Mcmillian
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
Systems & processes engineering corporation (spec) has developed a program to demonstrate technology independent compiler technology. spec has a joint development agreement with vlsi technology and with vitesse semiconductor to develop gaas datapath "leaf cells" for use with vlsi technology's… More

NON-CONTACT MEASURING BY DIGITAL OPTICAL PHASE-LOCK-LOOP

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Robert C Chip
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
Systems and processes engineering corporation (spec) has developed an advanced design for laser based, optical phase-lock-loop (opll) capable of measuring three dimensional accuracies of 1 micron (o.99994 in) from a standoff distance of 1 m (approximately 3 ft). this non-contact, real-time measuring… More

DIGITAL OPTICAL PHASE-LOCK-LOOP

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Gary B. Mcmillian , V.p., Chief Scientist
Award Amount: $50,000.00

DIGITAL OPTICAL PHASE-LOCK-LOOP

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Gary B. Mcmillian , V.p., Chief Scientist
Award Amount: $500,000.00
Abstract:
Systems & processes engineering corporation (spec) has developed an innovative design for a digital optical phase-lock-loop (dopll) for measurement of strain, displacement, or vibration in nondestructive evaluation applications. the technique offers a number of advantages over previous analog… More

MANEUVER SECURITY EXPERT PLANNING SYSTEM (MSEPS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Newton Penrose , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
Systems & processes engineering corporation 'spec) is proposing to develop a maneuver security expert planning system (mseps). mseps is a high payoff mine and air defense barrier concept that assists commanders to plan for the security of u.s. army and u.s. marine corps maneuver elements, providing… More

CAMOUFLAGE DETECTION BY LASER-INDUCED FLUORESCENCE (LIF) REMOTE SENSING

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Gary Chin , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
Recent spectral luminescence investigations indicate that camouflage fabrics and paints have unique spectral signatures that can be exploited by a laser-induced luminescence remote sensor. spec is proposing the development of a laser induced fluorescene (lif) lifetime sensor capable of… More

DIGITAL RF MEMORY MODULATOR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Gary B Mcmillian , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $50,000.00

OPTICAL TIME DOMAIN REFLECTOMETER OTDR FOR FIBER OPTIC COMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: George Q Phan , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $50,000.00

DIGITAL GAIN CONTROLLED INSTRUMENTATION AMPLIFIER - A GENERIC MIXED MODE IC FOR DATA CONDITIONING

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: George Q Phan , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $50,000.00

LASER REMOTE SENSING OF CLANDESTINE DRUG FACILITIES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Robert C Chin , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $50,000.00

SENSOR PLACEMENT SYSTEM (SPS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr Newton B Penrose , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $50,000.00

LASER REMOTE SENSING OF CLANDESTINE DRUG FACILITIES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Robert C Chin , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $500,000.00
Abstract:
Spec has developed an innovative laser remote phase-resolved fluorescence spectroscopy (prfs) technology for the detection of clandestine drug facilities. the technology is capable of detecting organic species such as kerosene films on the ground and on the surfaces of rivers, streams or lakes and… More

Command and Control of Airlift Assets

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $50,000.00

Command and Control off Airlift Assets

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Newton B. Penrose
Award Amount: $50,000.00

DIGITAL RF MEMORY MODULATOR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Gary B Mcmillian , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $569,791.00
Abstract:
Systems & processes engineering corporation (spec) has developed two alternative designs that meet or exceed the functional and timing requirements of the digital modulator. the first implementation is centered around a high performance 1.0 um cmos application specific integrated circuit (asic),… More

OPTICAL TIME DOMAIN REFLECTOMETER OTDR FOR FIBER OPTIC COMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: George Q Phan , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $499,647.00
Abstract:
The use of fiber optic networks in data communications has rapidly increased in recent years. advanced communication networks technologies are now used in a wide range of implementations, from local area networks for personal computers and workstations to parallel processing networks for… More

SENSOR PLACEMENT SYSTEM (SPS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr Newton B Penrose , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $415,711.00
Abstract:
The army will ultimately employ tactial imagery/information processing system to assist commanders by integrating the battlefield situation with changing terrain and environmental conditions. terrain reasoning is a major factor involving sensor locations, mobility, route locations, choke points,… More

Early Warning and Monitoring of Dangerous Biological Materials by Phase-Resolved Fluorescence Spectroscopy

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Robert C. Chin
Award Amount: $50,000.00

High Speed Data Acquisition Module

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr. Gary Mcmillian
Award Amount: $50,000.00

DIGITAL GAIN CONTROLLED INSTRUMENTATION AMPLIFIER - A GENERIC MIXED MODE IC FOR DATA CONDITIONING

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: George Q Phan , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $500,000.00
Abstract:
Systems & processes engineering corporation (spec) has developed a digsystems & processes engineering corporation (spec) has developed a digital gain controlled instrumentation amplifier asic system design for ital gain controlled instrumentation amplifier asic system design for interfacing a… More

High Speed Data Acquisition Module

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr. Gary Mcmillian
Award Amount: $375,000.00
Abstract:
Systems & Processes Engineering Corporation (SPEC) proposes to develop a high speed data acquisition module using state-of-the-art GaAs integrated circuit and Multi-Chip Module (MCM) technologies. The data acquisition MCM will include an 8-bit ADC, a custom GaAs integrated circuit, 32 Kbytes of RAM,… More

Early Warning and Monitoring of Dangerous Biological Materials by Phase-Resolved Fluorescence Spectroscopy

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Robert C. Chin
Award Amount: $300,000.00
Abstract:
Systems & Processes Engineering Corp. (SPEC) has developed a Phase Resolved Fluorescence Spectroscopy (PRFS) biosensor which is capable of detecting and classifying biological materials. SPEC's PRFS biosensor uses lifetime fluorescence to provide: (1) enhanced senstivity to structural differences… More

Fast Packet Switch System (FPSS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Newton B. Penrose
Award Amount: $59,999.00
Abstract:
Systems & Processes Engineering (SPEC), together with the COMSAT Laboratories, proposes to develop FPSS as dual use technology to support a flyable fast packet switch communications package applicable to a small, low cost commercial or military satellite. Such a flight demonstration would support… More

Motion Video and FPA Digitization and Compresion Chip-Set

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr. Gary Mcmillian
Award Amount: $60,000.00

Solid State Flight Data Recorder

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Anthony Faraci
Award Amount: $60,000.00

Command and Control of Airlift Assets

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $650,000.00

Miniaturized Flourosensor Using Phage Displayed Epitope Receptors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Robert Chin
Award Amount: $70,000.00

Embedded-Optical-Fiber, Near-Infrared Fluorosensor for NDE of Aerospace Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Robert C. Chin
Award Amount: $70,000.00

Command and Control off Airlift Assets

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Newton B. Penrose
Award Amount: $750,220.00
Abstract:
Systems & processes engineering corporation (spec) is proposing to develop a deep strike security expert planner (dssep). dssep is a high performance expert system decision aid that assists commanders to plan for the security of u.s. army maneuver elements, providing increased economy of force and… More

Solid State Flight Data Recorder

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Anthony Faraci
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
System & Processes Engineering Corporation (SPEC) proposes to develop a high speed,high density solid state flight data recorder using state-of-the-art CMOS integrated circuit and Multi-Chip-Module (MCM) technologies. the solid state recorder will include 2 MEG x 8 synchronous dynamic random access… More

Motion Video and FPA Digitization and Compresion Chip-Set

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr. Gary Mcmillian
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
Systems and Processes Engineering Corporation (SPEC) proposes to develop a chip set to digitize, compress, encrypt, encode, and modulate fast motion video and focal plane array waveforms. The ASIC chip-set will be integrated into a Multi-Chip Module (MCM) and will be compatible with existing… More

Embedded-Optical-Fiber, Near-Infrared Fluorosensor for NDE of Aerospace Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Robert C. Chin
Award Amount: $600,000.00
Abstract:
Conventional fiber optic fluorosensors absorb and re-emit in the UV/VIS spectral range. The unavailability of UV/VIS light sources makes these fluorosensors prohibitively costly and unreliable. Systems & Processes Engineering Corporation (SPEC) proposes to develop an embedded fiber optic… More

Multi-Analyte Immunomagnetic Biosensor using Near-Infrared Phase Resolved Fluorescence Spectroscopy (PRFS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr. Robert Chin
Award Amount: $80,000.00
Abstract:
Systems & Processes Engineering Corp. (SPEC) proposes to develop a compact, low-cost multi-analyte immunomagnetic biosensor system for rapid, selective, and sensitive detection and identification of several individual viruses and toxins simultaneously in a biotoxoid mixture. The proposed biosensing… More

GaAs Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) for Space

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr. Newton B. Penrose
Award Amount: $80,000.00

GaAs Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) for Space

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr. Newton B. Penrose
Award Amount: $749,996.00
Abstract:
Systems & Processes Engineering Corp. (SPEC) proposed the development of a GaAs Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) for spaceborne applications. Digital Gate Array ICs combine functions of many logic gates into a single chip to improve speed, weight, and power dissipation. Field programmable gate… More

Programmable Universal Multi-Input Encoder/Decoder

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Andrew A. Lee
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Systems & Processes Engineering Corporation (SPEC) proposes to develop a Multi-Input Encoded/Decoder Application Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) chipset to be a programmable, universal interface between test equipment and digital recorders. The ASIC chepset will be fabricated using advanced GaAs… More

Silicon Carbide Using a Pulsed Seeded Supersonic Molecular Beam

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Keith Jamison
Award Amount: $60,000.00
Abstract:
Silicon and gallium arsenide cannot meet some of the power, frequency, temperature and speed requirements of the next generation of electronic devices. Therefore, alternative semiconductor materials for electronic devices must be developed. Silicon carbide has many required properties such as wide… More

Low Cost T/R Modules Through Design of Experiments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Gary B. Mcmillian
Award Amount: $68,676.00
Abstract:
Systems & Processes Engineering Corp. (SPEC) proposes to apply a Taguchi Design of Experiments analysis to phased array antenna transmit/receive (T/R) modules. Large numbers of T/R modules are used in a phased array antenna and they have demanding specifications. By applying the appropriate… More

32-Bit Emulator Chip for High Throughput Processing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Mr. George Phan
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
SPEC proposes to develop a high throughput emulator chip which will provide direct execution of existing AN/AYK-14 and/or MIL-STD-1750 standard codes on commercially available 32-bit microprocessor workstations and PCs. The emulator chip will provide a low cost and time saving technology for … More

Miniature Eye-Safe Laser Designator and Receiver

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Byron G. Zollars
Award Amount: $69,764.00
Abstract:
The proliferation of laser applications in both the military and civilian sector is generating requirements for eye-safe laser systems. These requirements are becoming a major factor in operational decision making processes and are providing an impetus for researchers to find new ways to migrate… More

Multi-Analyte Immunomagnetic Electrochemiluminescence (ECL) System for Environmental Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Michael W. Mayo
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Environmental monitoring is difficult because of the large number of potential pollutants and broad range of their chemical classes. A multi-analyte environmental screening and monitoring instrument which is fast, portable, species specific, fieldable, cost-effective and flexible is clearly… More

Compact Force Amplified Biosensor for Field Detection of Land Mines and UXOs

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Michael Durrett
Award Amount: $99,000.00
Abstract:
The number of mines buried throughout the world and the cost to remove them demonstrate an urgent need for field-deployable detection technologies. Current technologies being developed are large and not man-portable. Biosensors and immunoassay techniques are excellent detectors for these low vapor… More

Miniaturized Flourosensor Using Phage Displayed Epitope Receptors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Robert Chin
Award Amount: $632,207.00

Intelligent Flight Dispatch Server (IFDS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr Newton B. Penrose
Award Amount: $99,999.00

MINIATURIZED FIBER OPTIC DISTRIBUTED TEMPERATURE SENSOR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Robert Chin , Vp, Sensor Technology
Award Amount: $70,000.00

Development of a Prototype Research Facility for Aerossondes within

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr. Newton B. Penrose , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $749,795.00

Radiation-Hard Vacuum Fields Emission Triode Using a Diamonf Microtip

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: David A. Gibson
Award Amount: $99,994.00

Intelligent Flight Dispatch Server (IFDS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr Newton B. Penrose
Award Amount: $722,726.00
Abstract:
The Intelligent Flight Dispatch Server (IFDS) enhances USAF C4I ability to perform flight dispatch of critical airlift assests. IFDS automates the flight dispatch process for Air Mobility Command (AMC) featuring a trainable decision support tool which is flexible and comprehensive. SPEC will… More

Radiation-Hard Vacuum Fields Emission Triode Using a Diamonf Microtip

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: David A. Gibson
Award Amount: $741,767.00
Abstract:
Systems & Processes Engineering Corporation (SPEC) offers to develop a miniaturized solid state data recorder for monitoring missile/bomb impact events. Data recorder capability is to be matched to Government requirements. The compact, ruggedized recorder is to be implemented with high-density… More

RELI: An Integrated CAD System for Reliable VLSI Design

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr. Kim M. Lau
Award Amount: $93,704.00
Abstract:
Current VLSI design tools fall short in their approach to automating the reliability analysis during the design process. The manual burden of these checks then falls heavily on the designers.Systems & Processes Engineering Corporation (SPEC) has developed the system concept of the RELI, an… More

Flightline Optical Time Domain Reflectometer Development (F-OTDRD)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Newton B. Penrose
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
SPEC proposes a program to deliver a high-resolution no deadzones OTDR for flightline fiber optic diagnostics of the Navy F-18 E/F. Application to other multimode optical fiber networks such as Air Force F-22, Army RAH-66, and commercial Boeing 777 is expected. Extension to flyable and factory … More

Waveform Agile Signal Processor (WASP)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Gary B. Mcmillian
Award Amount: $99,997.00
Abstract:
Systems & Processes Engineering Corporation (SPEC) proposes to develop a Waveform Agile Signal Processor (WASP) to support the next generation of fuzing systems and subsystems. WASP is designed to~provide high performance, waveform agile, adaptive signal processing for a variety of RF and optical… More

Miniature Laser Transmitter for Microwave Fiber Optic Link

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Newton B. Penrose
Award Amount: $66,611.00
Abstract:
Program provides capability to transfer microwave signals over fiber optic channel in 1 - 18 GHz band. Current operations require system to assess electric field within fuselage of an aircraft such as induced by radar sweep. Currently, non-fiber coaxial cable system is affected by leakage… More

Advanced Digital Radio Frequency Memory

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr. Gary B. Mcmillian
Award Amount: $95,850.00
Abstract:
Systems & Processes Engineering Corporation (SPEC) proposes to develop an advanced digital Radio Frequency Memory (DRFM) tht incorporates digital frequency modulation capabilities designed to defeat modern threat systems. The Advanced DRFM will provide an accurate representation of platform… More

Radiation-Hard Vacuum Field Emission Triode Using a Diamond Microtip Cathode

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr. Keith D. Jamison
Award Amount: $741,767.00
Abstract:
Vacuum microelectronics will allow production of a new class of devices with distinct advantages over solid state electronic devices in radiation tolerance, high temperature operation, compactness, and high specific power and efficiency. Devices like vacuum field emission transistors (VFETs) have… More

Fast PCI for Smart Networking Radios

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr. Newton B. Penrose
Award Amount: $98,689.00
Abstract:
Fast PCI bus (GaAs crossbar) technology improves performance of future smart networking radio communication nodes with focus on an application payload on an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV). SPEC's Fast PCI crossbar of N sockets provides "N/2 X" throughput improvement compared to standard high speed… More

TRSS Air Delivered Target Acquisition Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Mr. Gary Zreet
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Current field deployed remote sensing capabilities are limited since they must be either hand emplaced or helicopter dropped from low altitudes. This is impractical in hostile, remote, or covert applications. A sensor capability is needed that can be dropped from high altitude, high performance … More

Improved Dielectric Gate Layer for GaN Based Devices

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr Keith D. Jamison
Award Amount: $99,995.00
Abstract:
One of the most important problems to overcome for the development of wide bandgap metal insulator semiconductor (MIS) technology is development of high-quality gate dielectric layers. Systems & Processes Engineering Corporation (SPEC), in collaboration with the University of Texas at Austin,… More

Ejection Data Acquisition and Recorder Module

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Mr. Joseph R. Priest
Award Amount: $99,994.00
Abstract:
A small, battery-operated data recorder/analyzer utilizing internal sensors is needed to collect data to improve the design of the ejection seat and restraint mechanisms to reduce injuries and deaths during ejections. SPEC proposes to leverage our existing recorder, multiplexing and telemetry… More

Systematic Antibody Optimization

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Robert C. Chin
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Optimization of antibody affinity and specificity is of paramount importance to the military for the development of biological warfare agent receptors and vaccine components. Exhaustive saturation mutagenesis of the complete antigen binding site for such optimization must typically involve the… More

Use of Si3N4 as the Dielectric Gate Layer for Wide Bandgap Semiconductor Devices

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Keith Jamison
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
One of the most important problems to overcome for the development of wide bandgap metal insulator semiconductor (MIS) technology is development of high-quality gate dielectric layers. Systems & Processes Engineering Corporation (SPEC), in collaboration with the University of Texas at Austin,… More

High Current Diamond Microtip Cathode

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr. Keith D. Jamison , Principal Scientist
Award Amount: $75,000.00
Abstract:
155 High Current Diamond Microtip Cathode--Systems & Processes Engineering Corporation (SPEC), 401 Camp Craft Road, Austin, TX 78746-6558; (512) 306-1100 Dr. Keith D. Jamison, Principal Investigator Ms. Diane Joyce, Business Official DOE Grant No. DE-FG03-97ER82493 Amount: … More

Configurable Communication Bridge between Legacy Systems and Open Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: George Q. Phan
Award Amount: $66,611.00
Abstract:
Systems & Processes Engineering Corporation (SPEC) proposes to develop a reprogrammable network bridge which provides direct communication between existing legacy system networks (MIL-STD-1553, NTDS, PDC) and open standard networks. Legacy data buses lag in performance and versatility when… More

MEMS Reagentless Biosensor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Robert C. Chin
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
One of the most serious obstacles to the practical implementation of biosensor technology for BW and CW detection onto UAV 5 and other remote deployment applications is the need for miniaturization of the sensor systems. To meet this need, Systems & Processes Engineering Corporation (SPEC) proposes… More

Radar Data Acquisition Module

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Mr. David M. Clickner
Award Amount: $96,618.00
Abstract:
Short duration pulsed radar and ladar technology offers many advantages in missile fuzing applicaitons. In order to make this technology feasible, miniature wide bandwidth transmit/receive switches, transmitter/receiver isolation or limiting techniques, high speed analog-to-digital converters, and… More

Multi-Access portal Cargo Tracking System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Michael G. Durrett
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Systems & Processes Engineering Corporation (SPEC) proposes to develop an automated package tracking system which incorporates PDA/portal based RFID tags with a software reconfigurable portal readers, SPEC's Falcon Gateway SATCOM link, and SPEC Communications Router hosted at the Navy's designated… More

Compact BW Agent Detection System Using Aerosol Flourescence Spectroscopy

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Michael W. Mayo
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
Biological Warfare (BW) agents, delivered as an aerosol, are a serious and growing threat. The detection of a sudden and significant increase in biological substances in the air would be sufficient to indicate a high probability of BW release and allow protective actions to be taken. Systems &… More

Optical Based Pressure Measurements in Aerodynamic Flows Using Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Michael G. Durrett
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Optical techniques employing photoluminescent pressure-sensitive paints provide versatile tools for obtaining pressure maps of the aerodynamic surface. These techniques do not distort the flow field like arrays of pressure transducers or pressure taps on the test surface, and they provide high… More

Doping of SiC Using Seeded Supersonic Beams

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Dr. Keith D. Jamison
Award Amount: $60,000.00
Abstract:
Controlled doping of silicon carbide (SiC) during epitaxial growth remains a significant problem due to the amphoteric nature of many dopants and competition for active sites between the dopants, silicon and carbon atoms. Currently, the most promising avenue for controlled doping of SiC is a process… More

MINIATURIZED FIBER OPTIC DISTRIBUTED TEMPERATURE SENSOR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Robert Chin , Vp, Sensor Technology
Award Amount: $595,799.00

Hyperspectral Interferometric Data Compression Module (Hi-Dcm)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Newton B. Penrose , VICE PRESIDENT
Award Amount: $69,390.00

Radiation-Hard Vacuum Field Emission Triode Using a Diamond Microtip Cathode

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr. Keith D. Jamison
Award Amount: $100,000.00

Universal Fiber Optic Test/Instrumentation System (Ufo-Tis)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Newton B. Penrose , VICE PRESIDENT
Award Amount: $70,000.00

Miniaturized Fiber Optic Distributed Strain Sensor (Dss) System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Robert C. Chin , VICE PRESIDENT
Award Amount: $70,000.00

Multi-Analyte Biosensor Using Laser Diode Based Lifetime Fluorometer

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr. Robert Chin
Award Amount: $749,930.00
Abstract:
Systems & Processes Engineering Corp. (SPEC) proposes to develop a compact, low-cost multi-analyte immunomagnetic biosensor system for rapid, selective, and sensitive detection and identification of several individual viruses and toxins simultaneously in a biotoxoid mixture. The proposed biosensing… More

Compact Force Amplified Biosensor for Field Detection of Land Mines and UXOs

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Michael Durrett
Award Amount: $407,455.00
Abstract:
The number of mines buried throughout the world and the cost to remove them demonstrate an urgent need for field-deployable detection technologies. Current technologies being developed are large and not man-portable. Biosensors and immunoassay techniques are excellent detectors for these low vapor… More

Ejection Data Acquisition and Recorder Module

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Mr. Joseph R. Priest
Award Amount: $646,237.00
Abstract:
A small, battery-operated data recorder/analyzer utilizing internal sensors is needed to collect data to improve the design of the ejection seat and restraint mechanisms to reduce injuries and deaths during ejections. SPEC proposes to leverage our existing recorder, multiplexing and telemetry… More

MEMS Reagentless Biosensor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Robert C. Chin
Award Amount: $749,942.00
Abstract:
One of the most serious obstacles to the practical implementation of biosensor technology for BW and CW detection onto UAV 5 and other remote deployment applications is the need for miniaturization of the sensor systems. To meet this need, Systems & Processes Engineering Corporation (SPEC) proposes… More

Digital RF Fuze Module

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Mr. David M. Clickner
Award Amount: $728,027.00
Abstract:
Short duration pulsed radar and ladar technology offers many advantages in missile fuzing applicaitons. In order to make this technology feasible, miniature wide bandwidth transmit/receive switches, transmitter/receiver isolation or limiting techniques, high speed analog-to-digital converters, and… More

Frequency-Domain Lifetime Fluorescence (fLF) Imaging for Latent Fingerprint Detection & Visualization

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr. Sydney J. Ulvick , Principal Scientist
Award Amount: $75,000.00
Abstract:
50766-98-I Frequency-Domain Lifetime Fluorescence (fLF) Imaging for Latent Fingerprint Detection & Visualization--Systems & Processes Engineering Corporation (SPEC), 101 West 6th Street, Suite 200, Austin, TX 78701; (512) 306-1100 Dr. Sydney J. Ulvick, Principal Investigator Mr. James McNeal,… More

Automated Field Fluorescence Microscope Using Compact Disc Technology for Single Biological Particle Detection

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Michael W. Mayo
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Systems & Processes Engineering Corporation (SPEC) and Dr. John Taboada of Taboada Research Instruments propose to design and provide proof-of-concept for an Automated Field Fluorescence Microscope (AFFM) instrument to rapidly and specifically identify individual biological particles in complex… More

Biological Threat Identification Employing Force Amplified Biosensor Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / CBD
Principal Investigator: Mike Durrett, Ph.d.
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Systems & Processes Engineering Corporation (SPEC) proposes to develop a highly sensitive point pathogen detection system based on Force Amplified Biosensor (FAB) technology. Similar to Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM). FAB employs a greatly simplified AFM configuration to measure intermolecular… More

Development of Biological Obscurants

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Noe A. Salazar
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
SPEC and Dr. James P. Chambers of the University of Texas at San Antonio propose to develop biological obscurants for battlefield applications based on the use of bacteriochlorophylls. In this Phase I program, SPEC and Dr. Chambers will conduct spectroscopic investigations of bacteria containing… More

Innovative Thin Film Fluorescence Sensor Providing Greatly

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Research Institution: University of Texas
Principal Investigator: Mike Durrett
Award Amount: $99,000.00
RI Contact: Mr. Wayne Kuenstler
Abstract:
Systems and Processes Engineering Corporation (SPEC) and Dr. Michael F. Becker of the University of Texas at Austin propose to develop, design and integrate a number of diverse technologies to create an innovative optical fluorescence sensor on a chip. The proposed chip sensor employs a unique thin… More

Nonintrusive Measurement of Model Attitude and Deformation Under Aerodynamic Loads

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Byron G. Zollars, Ph.d.
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
SPEC proposes to provide a non-scanning, non-contract instrument which will provide highly accurate absolute range measurements to a number of points on a wind tunnel model. These points will be defined by small reflective patches painted on the model surface. The instrument will direct a laser… More

HIGH DENSITY RECORDER

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Joe Priest
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Systems & Processing Engineering Corporation proposes to develop a High Speed High Density Solid State Recorder to meet the data rate and storage requirements of the next generation reconnaissance sensors. The recorder will have a high data throughput, low bit error rate, high density storage and… More

HIGH DENSITY RECORDER

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Joe Priest
Award Amount: $736,801.00
Abstract:
Systems & Processing Engineering Corporation proposes to develop a High Speed High Density Solid State Recorder to meet the data rate and storage requirements of the next generation reconnaissance sensors. The recorder will have a high data throughput, low bit error rate, high density storage and… More

Biorector Model for Optimization of Recombinant Protein Products

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr. William H. Hallidy
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Advances made in recent years in recombinant DNA technology and high-level expression of foreign proteins in genetically engineered cells have also brought new problems to solve Bioreactor operators have discovered that large-scale cultivations of plasmid-containing bacteria do not behave exactly as… More

HYPERSPECTRAL IMAGE COMPRESSION MODULE (HICM)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: William H Hallidy Jr Phd
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Hyperspectral imaging sensors offer utility for a wide range of commercial and defense applications. These instruments image a scene over a large number of spectral bands to form a complete reflectance spectrum. Such a system generates prodigious amounts of information. The HYDICE sensor, for… More

Intelligent Coatings for Corrosion Detection Using Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Robert C. Chin, Ph.d.
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Systems & Processes Engineering Corporation (SPEC) and Dr. Richard E. Johnson of LeTourneau University proposes to develop a method to encapsulate and embed corrosion sensitive dye molecules into a intelligent aircraft primer coating. We intend to detect the fluorescence changes of dye… More

Optimized Scanning Laser Doppler Vibrational Measurements on Rotating Propellers in Water

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Michael G. Durrett, Ph.d.
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Systems and Processes Engineering Corporation (SPEC) proposes to develop a straightforward methodology for the setup and operation of a rotating beam laser vibrometer to map and measure the vibrations of a rotating naval propeller in water. SPEC will develop a measurement system which integrates a… More

Instructor's Associate for Rating Teamwork Skills

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: William R. Taggart
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Systems and Processes Engineering Corporation (SPEC) proposes to develop a handheld input-output device that supports objective, standardized real-time instructor rating of aircrew teamwork skills and behaviors. The quality of aircrew teamwork and use of resources has been cited as critical to both… More

Miniature PCR/ Fluorogenic DNA Probe Biosensor for Space Applications

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

Miniaturized Fiber Optic Distributed Strain Sensor (Dss) System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Robert C. Chin , VICE PRESIDENT
Award Amount: $600,000.00

Detection and Measurement of Large Chiral Organic Molecules Using Molecular Imprinting (MI) Technology

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

Metabolite/Chemical Monitoring Using Molecular Imprint (MI) Technology

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

Reusable, Reagentless Biosensor for Monitoring of Spacecraft/habitat Environment

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

SBIR Phase I: Diamond Microtips Field Emission Electron Source

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Keith Jamison
Award Amount: $99,552.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr Gary B Mcmillian
Award Amount: $750,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr Newton B Penrose
Award Amount: $600,000.00

N/A

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

N/A

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

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Noe A Salazar
Award Amount: $390,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr William H Hallidy
Award Amount: $750,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Robert C Chin Phd
Award Amount: $600,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Steve S. Ph.D., Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Robert C. Chin, Ph.D., VP of Research
Award Amount: $70,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: John G. Bruno, Ph.D.
Award Amount: $70,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Michael W. Mayo, Director, Biotechnology
Award Amount: $100,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Gary McMillian, Ph.D.
Award Amount: $120,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Michael W. Mayo
Award Amount: $0.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Michael W. Mayo
Award Amount: $750,000.00

A 1280x1024 Indium Gallium Arsenide Photodiode Array with 12 ¿m Pitch

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: N.b. Penrose, Vice President
Award Amount: $740,000.00
Abstract:
Systems & Processes Engineering Corporation (SPEC) proposes the Hyper-ASIC Program to impact hyperspectral imaging and fast parallel processing of algorithmic data for non-destructive inspection, smart munitions, target identification and classification,and battlefield damage assessment. Hyper-ASIC… More

Hand-Held Fluorometer Using Selex DNA Aptamer Strip Assays to Detect Cryptosporidium and Encephlitozoon

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: EPA
Principal Investigator: John Bruno
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Systems & Processes Engineering Corporation (SPEC) proposes to develop receptors composed of DNA oligomers ("aptamers") from a combinatorial library for binding and detecting Cryptosporidium parvum oocysts and three species of Encephalitozoon spores. Aptamers will be generated by the Systematic… More

Electronic Warfare Environment Simulator System (EWESS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: N.b. Penrose, P.E., VP Instrumentation
Award Amount: $69,994.00
Abstract:
SPEC proposes to develop an Electronic Warfare Environment Simulator System (EWESS) based on the latest digital synthesis modulation techniques. The hardware-in-the-loop simulator system will be based on SPEC's state-of-the-art Advanced Digital RF Memory(DRFM) Kernel architecture based on its… More

Development of a Missile Data Acquisition and Recorder Module

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Joe Priest, P.E., Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $120,000.00
Abstract:
A small, data acquisition and recorder system is needed to acquire and store missile and submunition acceleration data in non-volatile memory. The device should be autonomous, withstand the harsh environments of a missile launch, and permit data downloadefficiently after ground impact. Additionally,… More

Development of a Missile Data Acquisition and Recorder Module

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Joe Priest, Vice President Onboard Sy
Award Amount: $727,507.00
Abstract:
Systems & Processes Engineering is developing a small, data acquisition and recorder system needed to acquire and store missile and sub-munitions acceleration data in non-volatile memory. The device is autonomous, withstands the harsh environments of a missile launch, and permits data download… More

Corrosion Monitoring of Metal Structures With Fluorescent Indicators

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Jan Garmany, Principal Scientist
Award Amount: $99,982.00
Abstract:
"SPEC has developed a prototype fluorescent corrosion indicator (FCI) system that shows tremendous promise in revealing corrosion beneath a specially prepared coating before any visible damage has appeared on the surface of the coating itself. Thisremarkable early warning system is based on the use… More

Health Monitoring for the Integrity of Electrical Pover Wiring and Power System Components

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: William Hallidy, Chief Analyst
Award Amount: $99,989.00
Abstract:
Control of electrical discharge is necessary to avoid degrading insulation in electrical wire cable. The need for such control is increased when the cable is used in aerospace systems where ambient pressures may be well below one atmosphere at flightaltitudes. The voltage required for onset of… More

LADAR Sensor & Vehicle Alignment System (LSVAS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Bernie Penrose, Vice President
Award Amount: $119,796.00
Abstract:
SPEC proposes an innovative, eyesafe LADAR Sensor & Vehicle Alignment System (LSVAS) concept, based on missile LADAR technology, which fully meets cargo alignment requirements during loading/ unloading operations and for safety in sensing personnel inblind areas.For cargo… More

Laser Beamrider Optical Countermeasures

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Newton B. Penrose, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $69,978.00
Abstract:
Laser Beamrider weapons are extremely difficult to countermeasure since the missile data acquisition sensors face away from the attacked target, making it impossible to disrupt from the target angle. Weapon guidance and discrimination is the guidinghuman, usually with gain optics. To effectively… More

Electronic Warfare Environment Simulator System (EWESS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Bradley Sallee, Principal Scientist
Award Amount: $749,936.00
Abstract:
SPEC proposes to develop and deliver a flight capable Target Hologram Generator (THG)--a programmable flight module that forms radar hologram target countermeasure signatures of hard objects in flight--to MDA's Target and Countermeasures (T&C) program. For example, a single unit is capable of… More

Comprehensive Structures Health Monitoring (CSHM)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Jan Garmany, Principal Scientist
Award Amount: $411,505.00
Abstract:
SPEC has assembled a world class Integrated Product Team (IPT)- academia, governmental and commercial- to transition the Ph1 study into a practical CBM prototype "Comprehensive Structures Health Monitoring (CSHM) system in a mobile van configuration for data collection and on-site evaluation of the… More

LADAR Sensor & Vehicle Alignment System (LSVAS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Bernie Penrose, Vice President
Award Amount: $729,534.00
Abstract:
SPEC proposes to extend its Phase I effort into a full-up, eyesafe LADAR Vehicle Alignment System (L-VAS) prototype, which fully meets cargo alignment requirements during aircraft loading/unloading operations and for safety in sensing personnel in blind areas. Thumb-sized L-VAS sensors precisely… More

Laser Beamrider Optical Countermeasures

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Brad Sallee, Principal Scientist
Award Amount: $449,999.00
Abstract:
The Laser Beamrider Strobe Countermeasures (LBRSC) system is designed to address a set of threat missiles using laser beamrider guidance. The LBRSC automatically detects the laser from the beamrider missile launcher unit, and generates a directed optical beam sufficient to temporally flash blind the… More

Airborne GPS Jamming Test System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: William Hallidy, Principal Scientist
Award Amount: $99,822.00
Abstract:
GPS receiver systems are subject to radio frequency interference from RF transmitters, onboard aircraft, nearby aircraft, or from ground stations. These include in-band radio frequency interference (RFI), out-of-band RFI, and physical interference. Interference impact performance and reliability of… More

WIDE BAND HIGH FIDELITY DRFM (HIFID)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: William Hallidy, Principal Scientist
Award Amount: $729,994.00
Abstract:
Basic Digital RF Memory (DRFM) theory is well understood, mature and low-risk, having been demonstrated and used in multiple applications over many years. DRFM practice and technology have stagnated over the last several years due to the lack of investment in the technology base and rapid… More

WIDE BAND HIGH FIDELITY DRFM (HIFID)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: William Hallidy, Principal Scientist
Award Amount: $119,794.00
Abstract:
SPEC will develop a Wide Band High Fidelity Digital RF Memory designated the HiFiD. HiFiD supports generation of multiple high fidelity simulated targets for long range radar sensors and is innovative for future airborne target simulator applications. System provides high fidelity generation of… More

Development of a Hyper Memory System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Joe Priest, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,786.00
Abstract:
As Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance systems continue to be developed with increased capabilities, the amount of data to be processed and stored becomes a growing concern. Likewise, disseminating the volumes of data for interpretation by the user becomes increasingly difficult. A need… More

Individual Soldier LADAR (ISL)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Brad Sallee, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $148,938.00
Abstract:
The Systems and Process Engineering Corporation (SPEC) will develop the Individual Soldier LADAR (ISL) which will use a proven high accuracy phase detected range circuit to determine range profiling to 1/8-inch accuracy. This circuit allows the ISL to operate as a Class I eye-safe device and still… More

High Altitude Airship Rechargeable MEMS Fuel Cell

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Burt Fowler, Principal Scientist
Award Amount: $99,518.00
Abstract:
SPEC offers lightweight, compact MEMS fuel cell for regenerative energy storage applications in HAA station keeping and operation above 65,000 feet MSL. More than one modular 10 KW unit is envisioned for the HAA. Modular unit provides 10KW at high efficiency, 60 KW peak in fuel cell mode, and… More

Nanosatellite Sensor Suite

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Brad Sallee, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $98,819.00
Abstract:
A full 6 Degree of Freedom (D0F) control system for Nanosatellites would expand the functionality and potential uses of these small vehicles. This same technology can be used in the controlled deployment of targets and countermeasures for the MDA programs. The key component in a Nanosatellite 6… More

Monolithic MEMS Fuel Cell Manufacturing for Long Endurance High Altitude Aircraft

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Burt Fowler, Principal Scientist
Award Amount: $99,994.00
Abstract:
High altitude airships (HAA) require regenerative fuel cell systems that can supply high current during nighttime operations with daily charging and discharging cycles for long periods of continuous operation. These fuel cells must be lighter in weight, and have higher charging and discharging… More

Nanosatellite Sensor Suite

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Bradley Sallee, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $749,946.00
Abstract:
Nanosatellites by their nature have low inertias and hence are prone to high angular rate motions. Many projected nanosatellite missions also need high pointing accuracy. SPEC's approach to developing a Nanosatellite Sensor System (NSS) is to highly integrate an optimal mix of low-cost, low-power,… More

Low Cost Satellite Inertial Measurement System (LCSIM)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Brad Sallee, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,994.00
Abstract:
Satellite Inertial Measurement (LCSIM) sensor suite which incorporates a grouping of sensors that are capable of both short-term lockdown of the inherently quick moving objects, as well as long term positional and angular update capability to maintain zero drift orientation control. In order to… More

Solid State LIDAR Chip (SSLC)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Brad Sallee, Principal Scientist
Award Amount: $69,976.00
Abstract:
The use of a single chip, integrated LIDAR receiver with a 1024 channel linear array allows current pushbroom style streak tube LIDAR's to be retrofitted with a solid state receiver, eliminating the high cost tubes and high voltage power supplies needed. Added benefits of using the single chip… More

Terrain Mapping LADAR (TML)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Brad Sallee, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
The use of a miniature wide angle, video scan rate, LADAR in combination with an intuitive software display will allow vehicle operators to assess rough terrain for crossing. The Terrain Mapping LADAR (TML) is a compact LADAR unit that can be easily mounted on a vehicle or mast attached to a… More

Integrated Total Asset Visibility System (ITAVS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Phil Toler, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Systems and Processes Engineering Corporation (SPEC) proposes an Integrated Total Asset Visibility System (ITAVS) management solution that supports the IUID and RFID Policies and is consistent with DoD's Business Enterprise Architecture. The resultant asset management system will maximize the… More

Lightweight Solar-Regenerative Energy Storage for High Altitude Airships

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Burt Fowler, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,000.00
Abstract:
SPEC (Systems & Processes Engineering Corporation) will design a lightweight solar-regenerative energy storage system with 100 kW output power and specific energy density of 2 kW-hr/kg or greater based on low-weight fuel storage and delivery technology and a lightweight, compact MEMS… More

High Speed Readout Focal Plane Array (HSRFPA)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Brad Sallee, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,991.00
Abstract:
Systems & Processes Engineering Corporation (SPEC) proposes an advanced hybridized detector Readout Integrated Circuit (ROIC) single chip solution that supports traditional sensor array and ROIC configurations of different detector wavelengths, but also an integrated detector and ROIC configuration… More

Terrain Mapping LADAR (TML)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Bradley Sallee, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $729,863.00
Abstract:
Systems & Processes Engineering Corporation (SPEC) proposes a compact 3D imaging Terrain Mapping LADAR (TML) sensor and image processor for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Engineer Research and Development Center (CEERD). This compact LADAR sensor will leverage from LADAR system hardware and… More

Integrated Total Asset Visibility System (ITAVS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Phillip Toler, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $729,941.00
Abstract:
Systems and Processes Engineering Corporation (SPEC) proposes a total asset visibility and management solution that supports the integration of DoD's Item Unique Identification (IUID) and Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Policies, at the data and processing level, and is consistent with DoD's… More

Lightweight Solar-Regenerative Energy Storage for High Altitude Airships

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Burt Fowler, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $374,942.00
Abstract:
Systems and Processes Engineering Corporation (SPEC) will build and test a solar-regenerative energy storage (RES) system for high-altitude airship applications scaled to provide 160 kW-hr of energy storage with a 16-hour maximum annual discharge and 24-hour charge/discharge cycle. System design… More

High Speed Readout Focal Plane Array (HSRFPA)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Brad Sallee, Principal Research Scient
Award Amount: $749,740.00
Abstract:
Systems & Processes Engineering Corporation (SPEC) proposes an advanced hybridized detector Readout Integrated Circuit (ROIC) single chip solution that supports traditional sensor array and ROIC configurations of different detector wavelengths, but also an integrated detector and ROIC configuration… More

Real Time Responsively Reprogrammable DRFM (RTD)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Bill Hallidy, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $79,955.00
Abstract:
Since the early 1990s the Digital RF Memory (DRFM) has played an important role in threat simulation systems and as an active countermeasure for radar threats. Over the last 15 years, the sophistication of threat radar systems has evolved to the point that a DRFM architecture that will enable a more… More

Miniature Ground Mapping LADAR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Brad Sallee, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,927.00
Abstract:
System & Processes Engineering Corporation (SPEC) proposes a miniature solid state surface imaging LADAR, for imaging the landing areas providing precision surface profile and range to impact. The LADAR utilizes an advanced hybridized detector Readout Integrated Circuit (ROIC) single chip solution… More

MEMS Water Separator for Fuel Cell Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Burt Fowler, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,994.00
Abstract:
Systems and Processes Engineering Corporation (SPEC) proposes a microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) approach to fabricate a compact, lightweight, efficient water recovery system for distributed shipboard power systems and unmanned air and undersea vehicles for United States Navy applications. The… More

Urban Combat Structure Mapping (UCSM)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Bradley Sallee, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,923.00
Abstract:
Systems & Processes Engineering Corporation (SPEC) proposes an Urban Combat Structure Mapping system (UCSM) which consists of a suite of sensors on an Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV) that is interconnected via an encoded low bandwidth network to other members of the attack force. The network allows… More

Destructive Expendable Countermeasure Kill Vehicle (DECMKV)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Rhonda Foster, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $149,947.00
Abstract:
Man-Portable Air Defense Systems (MANPADS) are a major threat to military aircraft. These threats have been widely proliferated over the past 30 - 40 years, and are readily available both to state and non-state users. The objective of the DECM effort is to develop an innovative aircraft… More

Large Format 2D Array Flash LIDAR (L2DFL)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Bradley Sallee, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,976.00
Abstract:
Systems & Processes Engineering Corporation (SPEC) proposes an advanced, single-chip, hybridized detector Readout Integrated Circuit (ROIC) and an integrated detector enabling a single-chip LIDAR receiver solution. SPEC's Large Format 2D Array Flash LIDAR is a 512x512 focal plane array processing… More

Advanced Unattended Ground Sensor (UGS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DHS
Principal Investigator: Bradley Sallee, Principal Investigaror – (512) 479-7732
Award Amount: $99,846.00
Abstract:
Systems & Processes Engineering Corporation (SPEC) proposes an Advanced Unattended Ground Sensor which consists of a suite of ultra low power draw sensors and computer coupled with a frequency hopping transmitter receiver, to form a robust network of sensors using a variable information bridge to… More

LADAR 3D Change Detector

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Bradley Sallee, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,946.00
Abstract:
Systems & Processes Engineering Corporation (SPEC) proposes a LADAR for 3D change detection, consisting of a SPEC miniature LADAR combined with two Hyper X64T, high speed, low power, processors, a GPS and IMU to give a miniature, light weight, low power system capable of detecting small, 50mm… More

IR Smart Sensor ROIC

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Brad Sallee, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,860.00
Abstract:
Systems & Processes Engineering Corporation (SPEC) proposes an advanced, single-chip, hybridized detector Readout Integrated Circuit (ROIC) and an integrated detector enabling a single-chip large array ROIC receiver solution. The smart pixel circuitry supports on chip multi-frame, pixel by pixel… More

Real Time Scene Generator for Fuzing (RTSGF)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: William H. Hallidy, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,655.00
Abstract:
Future short range, high speed fuzes will require high resolution active imaging to rapidly detect and classify high value air and surface targets in the presence of passive and active countermeasures. Determination of the correct burst point for Height-of-Burst fuzes can be difficult, as non target… More

Destructive Expendable Countermeasure Kill Vehicle (DECMKV)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Ronda Foster, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,776.00
Abstract:
The purpose of the Destructive Expendable CounterMeasure Kill Vehicle (DECMKV) is to physically deflect or destroy a Man-Portable Air Defense System (MANPADS) or air-to-air missile targeted at a fixed wing or rotor aircraft Portable MANPADS missiles are a major threat to military aircraft such as… More

Wireless Fire Detector (WFD)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Brad Sallee, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,953.00
Abstract:
Systems & Processes Engineering Corporation (SPEC) proposes a Wireless Fire Detector system (WFD) which consists of a suite of ultra low power, battery powered fire sensing modules, and repeater modules which are deployed throughout an aircraft in separate compartments, interconnected via an encoded… More

Modular Adaptive Low-cost Test System (MALTS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Victor Dube, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,952.00
Abstract:
Systems & Processes Engineering Corporation (SPEC) proposes the low-risk adaptation of existing flight-proven MDA Targets & Countermeasures (TC) subsystems to meet the requirements of this topic. In an increasingly tight budgetary environment, the frequent calibration testing needed by new, modified… More

Advanced Unattended Ground Sensor (AUGS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DHS
Principal Investigator: Brad Sallee, Principal Investigaror
Award Amount: $749,704.00
Abstract:
SPEC will develop and deliver a suite of extended duration (2 year+), covert, unattended sensors for near real-time monitoring of the passage of people and vehicles in critical, remote border areas. The Advanced Unattended Ground Sensor (AUGS) will form a robust network of sensors, using a variable… More

LADAR 3D Change Detector

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Bradley Sallee, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $729,923.00
Abstract:
Systems & Processes Engineering Corporation (SPEC) proposes a LADAR for 3D change detection, consisting of a SPEC miniature LADAR combined with two Hyper X64T, high speed, low power, processors, a GPS and IMU to give a miniature, light weight, low power system capable of detecting small, 50mm… More

Real Time Scene Generator for Fuzing (RTSGF)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: William H. Hallidy, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $749,789.00
Abstract:
SPEC will complete the development of and deliver the Real Time Scene Generator for active imaging radar Fuzing (RTSGF) to enable realistic simulation and hardware-in-the-loop testing of future generations of short range, high speed fuzes. These fuzes will apply high resolution active imaging in… More

Modular Adaptive Low-cost Test System (MALTS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Victor Dube, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $999,994.00
Abstract:
Systems & Processes Engineering Corporation (SPEC) proposes the low-risk adaptation of existing flight-proven MDA Targets & Countermeasures (TC) subsystems to meet the requirements of this topic. In an increasingly tight budgetary environment, the frequent calibration testing needed by new, modified… More

LADAR Guided Smart Submunitions

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Bradley Sallee, Manager Signal Processing
Award Amount: $99,910.00
Abstract:
Systems & Processes Engineering Corporation (SPEC) proposes a LADAR seeker for guided smart submunitions. The LADAR is an extension of the SPEC LADAR family, operating at 1550nm, making use of communications fiber optic components, minimizing cost, development time and size. The receiver utilizes… More

Small UAV Tracking

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Bradley Sallee, PI
Award Amount: $98,997.00
Abstract:
Systems & Processes Engineering Corporation (SPEC) proposes LADAR system to detect, acquire, declare, point and track a small UAV at a range over 1Km in heavy weather. The system consists of a pair of LADARs drawing heavily on SPECs LADAR family, using SPEC-Ys LADAR ROIC, which captures the laser… More

Frequency Based SAL Seeker

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Bradley Sallee, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,993.00
Abstract:
Systems & Processes Engineering Corporation (SPEC) proposes a frequency based Semi Active Laser (SAL) seeker. Using a ROIC architecture, originally LADAR based, that allows capturing the temporal waveform of the received signal and combining this with a pulse code tracker, allows frequency domain… More

Explosive Detection System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Bradley Sallee, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,920.00
Abstract:
Systems & Processes Engineering Corporation (SPEC) proposes a man portable explosive hazard detection system composed of 3 subsystems: a miniature class 1 eye-safe LADAR adapted to provide explosive detection and classification through the use of Raman scattering spectroscopy; a 35GHz staring radar… More

Micro Seeker LADAR (MSL)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Bradley Sallee, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,941.00
Abstract:
Systems & Processes Engineering Corporation (SPEC) proposes a micro LADAR for Micro Sized Unmanned Aircraft Systems for collision avoidance, targeting and tracking. The 2 in3 LADAR is an extension of the SPEC LADAR family, operating at 850nm class 1M eye-safe, allowing minimal size, power and cost.… More

LADAR Guided Smart Submunitions

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Bradley Sallee, Principal Investigator – (512) 479-7732
Award Amount: $759,215.00
Abstract:
Systems & Processes Engineering Corporation (SPEC) proposes a LADAR seeker for guided smart submunitions. The LADAR is an extension of SPEC LADAR family, operating at 1550nm, making use of communications fiber optic components, minimizing cost, development time and size. The receiver utilizes… More

ProgrammAble Multichannel Equalizing Filter System (PAMEF)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: William Hallidy, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,971.00
Abstract:
Many radar sensors and communications systems need a multichannel filter-equalizer system that can be programmed by GUI for variable numbers of channels, each having independent center frequency, bandwidth, stop bands and equalization parameters. Military need includes systems to counter IEDs,… More

Intelligent Jammer Emulation System (IJES)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: William Hallidy, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $79,950.00
Abstract:
There is a need in the intelligence and test and evaluation communities for a Digital RF Memory (DRFM) jammer emulator capable of rapidly prototyping and analyzing signal waveforms for emerging and continually adapting threat systems. The emulator must be architected and constructed so that 1)… More

RAnge Delay Emulator (RADE)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: William Hallidy, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $79,950.00
Abstract:
There is a need to more accurately test Digital RF Memory (DRFM) devices in an Installed System Test Facility (ISTF) in order to reduce cost and time required in comparison with flight testing. The Joint Integrated Mission Model (JIMM) is a mission-level, discrete-event, general-purpose simulator… More

Development of a Dispenser Assembly Retaining System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Vicor Dube, Pricipal Investigator – (512) 479-7732
Award Amount: $79,930.00
Abstract:
Systems & Processes Engineering Corporation, a small business located in Austin, Texas, is in a unique position to provide a reliable and safe retention system for the U.S. Navy AN/ALE-47 Countermeasures Dispensing System. Several of SPEC"s staff members are very intimately familiar with… More

Explosive Detection LADAR (EDL)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Brad Sallee, Principal Investigaor – (512) 479-7732
Award Amount: $69,976.00
Abstract:
Systems & Processes Engineering Corporation (SPEC) proposes a miniature class 1 eye-safe LADAR to provide explosive detection and classification through use of Raman scattering spectroscopy. The system is a hand held device interfacing to a tough book computer, allowing operation by dismount… More

RAnge Delay Emulator (RADE)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: William Halllidy, Principal Investigator – (512) 479-7732
Award Amount: $749,929.00
Abstract:
There is need to more accurately test Digital RF Memory (DRFM) devices in an Installed System Test Facility (ISTF) to reduce cost and time required in comparison with flight testing. The Joint Integrated Mission Model (JIMM) is a mission-level, discrete-event, general-purpose simulator that is… More

Development of a Low Observable, Multi-Band Antenna System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: William Hallidy, Principal Investigator – (512) 479-7732
Award Amount: $99,979.00
Abstract:
Targets for the BMDS must maintain signatures that resemble specified threat targets with high validity while simultaneously providing telemetry to the ground. Current telemetry systems distort the target RCS which substantially reduces the validity of test signatures. Systems and Processes… More

Massive Parallel SAR Scene Simulator

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: William Hallidy, Principal Investigator – (512) 479-7732
Award Amount: $147,154.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Synthetic Aperture Radars (SAR) are critical to surveillance and weapons applications. Due to the complexity of such systems, adequate testing typically involves the need for active fight testing which is extremely expensive. There is a need to be able to generated a laboratory SAR… More

Path Optimizing Air Current LADAR (POACL)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Brad Sallee, Principal Investigator – (512) 479-7732
Award Amount: $99,984.00
Abstract:
Systems & Processes Engineering Corporation (SPEC) and Texas A & M University (TAMU) propose a Path Optimized Air Current LADAR whose sensor is composed of SPEC Gen IV LADAR seeker modified for coherent Doppler operation allowing air current Doppler detection beyond 3km in 3D pixels (voxels)… More

Programmable Automated Spectrum Management System (PASMS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: William Hallidy, Principal Investigator – (512) 479-7732
Award Amount: $79,977.00
Abstract:
Modern electronic warfare systems operate over very wide bandwidths of up to 40GHz. The goal of next generation wide band EW systems is to ensure 100% probability of intercept (POI) with high dynamic range in order to detect and classify signals of interest (SOI) in dense target environments while… More

Advanced Processing Electronics DRFM

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: William Hallidy, Principal Investigator – (512) 479-7732
Award Amount: $149,917.00
Abstract:
This program will develop advanced processing methods to lead to state-of-the-art advancements in real-time threat-representative electronic attack (EA) Digital Radio Frequency Memory (DRFM) test emulators. The Advanced Processing Electronics DRFM will utilize high performance analog-to-digital and… More

Direct Conversion DRFM

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: William Hallidy, Pricipal Investigator – (512) 479-7732
Award Amount: $79,987.00
Abstract:
Recent advancements in high speed signal processing technology offer the possibility for significant efficiency of Electronic Attack (EA) Digital RF Memory (DRFM) systems. Typical DRFM technology utilize an RF translation to baseband, Radio Frequency (RF) sampling, storing digitized samples into… More

Advanced Processing Electronics DRFM

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: William Hallidy, Pricipal Investigator – (512) 479-7732
Award Amount: $149,977.00
Abstract:
Abstract: The goal of this SBIR effort is to provide the next evolution in broadband Digital RF Memory (DRFM) based products. This includes providing extremely wide instantaneous frequency bandwidths, improving spurious performance, increasing false target outputs, cost savings, use of COTS… More