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Company Information:

Company Name:
Tau Corp
Address:
485 Alberto Way
Los Gatos, CA 95032
Phone:
N/A
URL:
N/A
EIN:
N/A
DUNS:
N/A
Number of Employees:
20
Woman-Owned?:
No
Minority-Owned?:
No
HUBZone-Owned?:
No

Commercialization:

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

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $1,317,775.00 25
SBIR Phase II $2,410,658.00 6

Award List:

OPTIMAL GUIDANCE WITH OBSTACLE AVOIDANCE FOR NOE FLIGHT

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1984 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$50,000.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Richard V. Denton , Investigator
Abstract:
N/a

OPTIMAL GUIDANCE WITH OBSTACLE AVOIDANCE FOR NOE FLIGHT

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1986 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$487,341.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Richard V. Denton , Investigator
Abstract:
Nap-of-the-earth flight is flight as close to the earth's surface as obstacles, terrain and vegetation will permit, so that maximum advantage of masking from threats is obtained. this effort addresses an automated guidance procedure for noe flight that also accounts for obstacles. such automated… More

ENHANCEMENT

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1986 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,943.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
G jeffrey geier
Abstract:
This proposal is for the design of an integrated navigation system for a robotic vehicle. included in the proposed effort is the formulation of candidate navigation systems incorporating any one of several "dead reckoning" systems (odometer or inertial instrumentbased) and position fixes derived… More

APPLICATIONS OF GPS TO GROUND TARGET CONTROL

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,923.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
G jeffrey geier
Abstract:
The use of navigation information from the global positioning system, perhaps in combination with inertial sensors, offers the possibility of very high accuracy navigation solutions. this effort will examine several candidate navigation systems, all involving gps, to determine if such systems could… More

WEAPON IMAGE SEEDING FOR TEST OF X-RAY BAGGAGE INSPECTION

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$50,000.00
Agency:
DOT
Principal Investigator:
Dr stanley hack
Abstract:
The proposed computer-based system to superimpose the image of threat weapons onto the x-ray projection image of hand baggage is based on (1) modeling of x-ray projection images of selected threat weapons in a variety of rotational positions. (2) computer detection and tracking of real-timemoving… More

MORE EFFECTIVE NAVIGATION MODEL FOR INTERDICTION OF EVASIVE TARGETS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,973.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Nicholas pekelsma
Abstract:
This proposal is for the design of an effective navigation law for interdicting evasive targets, principally torpedoes. included in the proposed effort is the assembly of existing government-funded torpedo and target-oriented simulations for the purpose of evaluating the navigational law. a key… More

TRANSFER ALIGNMENT TECHNIQUES FOR HYPERSONIC WEAPON APPLICATIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,897.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
G jeffrey geier
Abstract:
The fundamental objectives of this proposed effort are to specify a transfer alignment algorithm appropriate for a hypersonic weapon system, and to define a simulation appropriate for evaluation of the proposed algorithm. in achieving these objectives, current transfer alignment approaches must… More

KNOWLEDGE-BASED ATTACK PLANNING AND STEERING IN BEYOND VISUAL RANGE ENGAGEMENTS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,734.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Patrick ciganer
Abstract:
The highly sophisticated performance characteristics of the advanced tactical fighter call for the design and development of pilot aids which will help enhance and stabilize operator performance throughout the mission cycle by improving situational awareness as well as reducing workload. this… More

FLIGHT TEST DATA FILTERING AND SMOOTHING

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,316.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Dr Jacques Beser
Abstract:
N/a

FLIGHT TEST DATA FILTERING AND SMOOTHING

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1988 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$486,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Dr Jacques Beser
Abstract:
Reduction of aircraft tracking data for precise trajectory determination requires smooth data. if the true trajectory has abrupt changes in it, conventional polynomial least squares techniques will be inadequate to meet precision requirements. furthermore, many test missions could significantly… More

AUTOMATIC VIDEO LOCATION AND RECOGNITION SYSTEM FOR RANDOMLY DISPERSED MUNITIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,515.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Dr fred smith
Abstract:
The problem addressed is the automatic location and classification of randomly dispersed objects to an accuracy of 1 cm on the ground in the area of 100 m to 200 m. to avoid interference with the dispersion of the objects any cameras are to be located outside the area, and any makers placed in the… More

3-D ANALYSIS SOFTWARE OF NEAR EARTH SPACE

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,922.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Jim reynolds
Abstract:
A fully operational ibm pc-at based space system concept generation and analysis workstation will be designed and developed. this workstation will allow the user to view an animation of the positions of the sun, moon, planets, earth satellites and earth coastline boundaries from selected orbits and… More

SURVEYING

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$30,000.00
Agency:
DOC
Principal Investigator:
Peter Froeberg
Abstract:
N/a

SURVEYING

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1989 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$199,694.00
Agency:
DOC
Principal Investigator:
Peter Froeberg
Abstract:
Recent advances in sonar design have improved bathymetric data capabilities to the point that advanced image process- ing techniques are required to extract all the information available. this project addresses such techniques for sonarand navigation system calibration, both premission and… More

PARALLEL PROCESSING FOR ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE (AI) APPLICATIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,929.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Peter Rothman
Abstract:
Knowledge-based systems provide the potential to develop new capabilities for avionics software systems. knowledge-based systems can intelligently adapt to their environment, focus resources on interesting events, filter and summarize complex input data, and can be easily and rapidly modified to… More

AN INTELLIGENT APPROACH TO TERRAIN FOLLOWING/TERRAIN AVOIDANCE AND THREAT MANAGEMENT

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,915.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Nicholas J Pekelsma
Abstract:
This project will integrate the operation of threat warning sensors with the subsequent threat management responses that might be employed in low-altitude missions. advances in threat warning sensors and in associated data fusion are occurring in "inews" and related programs. "threat management"… More

TRAINER FOR HANDBAGGAGE X-RAY INSPECTION OPERATORS TO IMPROVE CHECKPOINT EFFICIENCY

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,930.00
Agency:
DOT
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
Tau corporation proposes a new, novel technique and its associated instrumentation for training operators of airportx-ray security systems. the training provided by this new system will greatly improve security checkpoint efficiency. the instrumentation proposed for the trainer system uses… More

WORLDWIDE DIFFERENTIAL GPS FOR SPACE SHUTTLE LANDING OPERATIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,826.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Peter V W Loomis
Abstract:
N/a

DIGITAL FOCUSING

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,342.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Dr Fred Smith
Abstract:
N/a

WORLDWIDE DIFFERENTIAL GPS FOR SPACE SHUTTLE LANDING OPERATIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1990 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$500,000.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Peter V W Loomis
Abstract:
There is a proposal to put gps aboard the space shuttle for purposes of providing autonomous navigation. one of the benefits of autonomous navigation will be the ability to land the shuttle in an emergency at any suitable airstrip. if an emergency landing is required, there will be no assurance that… More

KNOWLEDGE-BASED ENVIRONMENT FOR DEVELOPING AND TESTING EMBEDDED NEURAL NETWORKS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,710.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Peter Rothman
Abstract:
Numerous government and industry research and development projects are exploring the application of neural networks within embedded software systems. although models, implementations, and applications of neural net technology are multiplying, little attention has been paid to testing, benchmarking,… More

APPLICATION OF NEURAL NETWORKS TO ADAPTIVE TRAINING SYSTEMS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,904.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Peter Rothman
Abstract:
Much research and development is underway to construct intelligent training systems capable of adapting themselves automatically to an individual student's performance and learning modalities, and to determine the feasibility of applying of neural network technology to the development of these… More

REAL-TIME PHOTOGRAPHIC BASED TERRAIN IMAGE GENERATOR WITH CAPABILITIES FOR 3-D OBJECTS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,660.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
John Thomas
Abstract:
Flight simulators of the future will employ photo-based image generators to create realistic full-photographic simulated images in real time. pilots in training and also those rehearsing specific missions will not be flying through the cartoon-like reality of past simulators but through a… More

DIGITAL FOCUSING

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1991 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$487,623.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Dr Fred Smith
Abstract:
The proposed effort develops a system using a video image processing to measure the focus, or defocus, of an optical instrument over a selectable area of the image, and then to adjust the focus. the technique can be applied to objects that are silhouettes or to objects or regions that have only… More

HARDWARE NEURAL NETWORK IMPLEMENTATION FOR THE RECOGNITION OF CHEMICAL AND BIOLOGICAL WARFARE AGENTS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,892.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Peter Rothman , Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Recent developments in the field of artificial neural networks have demonstrated the utility of these systems for a variety of purposes including pattern recognition, associative memory, and control. to date, the majority of these applications have been implemented of conventional sequential… More

SPATIAL AND TEMPORAL REGISTRATION OF DISSIMILAR SENSORS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,678.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Steve Bier , Principal Investigator
Abstract:
The focus of this project will be to define an innovative approach for associating target reports from dissimilar sensors including forward looking infrared (flir), tv and millimeter wave (mmw) radar. this approach includes corrections for sensor misalignments, filtering of sensor measurements for… More

KNOWLEDGE-BASED ENVIRONMENT FOR DEVELOPING AND TESTING EMBEDDED NEURAL NETWORKS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,710.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Peter Rothman , Principal Investigator
Abstract:
N/a

FORMAL MATHEMATICAL METHODS FOR SENSOR MANAGEMENT

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$72,998.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Peter L. Rothman
Abstract:
In the past, sensor management systems have been constructed utilizing a variety of ad hoc methods and heuristic "rules of thumb." little or no attempt was made to provide a consistent intellectual framework or system level architecture for supporting sensor management functions. this approach made… More

AUTOMATED REDUCTION OF VIDEO-BASED DATA

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$72,916.00
Agency:
DOT
Principal Investigator:
Hassan Mostafavi Phd , Chief Scientist
Abstract:
We propose to design, evaluate and develop a pc-windows based workstation for automated video data reduction specially addressing the vehicle track and lateral placement mesurement for human factor and highway safety experiments. this design leverages a multiple person-year investment at tau in the… More

KNOWLEDGE-BASED ENVIRONMENT FOR DEVELOPING AND TESTING EMBEDDED NEURAL NETWORKS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1994 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$250,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Peter Rothman , Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Numerous government and industry research and development projects are exploring the application of neural networks within embedded software systems. although models, implementations, and applications of neural net technology are multiplying, little attention has been paid to testing, benchmarking,… More

Real-Time Low Cost Remote Sensed Map Display for Maritime Oil Spills

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$96,142.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Richard Denton
Abstract:
Many companies and agencies are already involved in oil spill responses, in activities ranging from integrated cleanup planning to hands-on cleanup efforts. However, relatively little R&D has realistically addressed real-time on-site tactical support on cleanup operations by means of remote sensing… More