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Company Information:

Company Name: Tau Technologies LLC
City: Albuquerque
State: NM
Zip+4: 87119-
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phone: (550) 244-1222

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $642,785.00 6
SBIR Phase II $2,246,506.00 3
STTR Phase I $99,996.00 1
STTR Phase II $746,448.00 1

Award List:

Fast Synthetic Scene Generation for Directed Energy Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Aaron Birenboim, Senior Analyst II
Award Amount: $99,948.00
Abstract:
We will prototype a fast-running, accurate pristine scene generation capability that combines the accuracy of modern infra-red (IR) signature generation with advanced bidirectional reflectivity distribution function (BRDF) models. The generated scenes will consist of wide-band passive, laser-band… More

Fast Synthetic Scene Generation for Directed Energy Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Robin Ritter, Senior Analyst IV
Award Amount: $749,665.00
Abstract:
Our proposed objective is to further develop, specify, evaluate and demonstrate a synthetic scene generation process with atmospheric degradation. We will develop fast wavefront, scene generation, and scene propagation methods and implement these in an end-to-end simulation code. Key algorithms… More

Advanced LADAR Modeling

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Gregg Crockett, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $93,420.00
Abstract:
The Airborne Laser (ABL) program has a need to evaluate the potential performance trade-offs for different Laser Ranger (or LADAR) systems, to measure the size, trajectory and plume characteristics of ballistic missiles at long ranges. The program office will need to independently examine, during… More

Spatial-Temporal Control Applied to Atmospheric Adaptive Optics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Timothy Clark, Chief Scientist
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Our proposed approach is to generate a physics- and data-based characterization of the dominant spatio-temporal modes of the phase-perturbation due to the near-field turbulent environment of an aircraft-mounted turret-based system. This modal description will depend on view angle, and will be… More

Advanced LADAR Modeling

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Gregg Crockett, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $999,907.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) addresses simulation modeling of optical Laser Radar (LADAR) systems. Because of the tremendous wavelength advantages provided by modern LADAR systems over conventional RADAR technologies, more advanced directed energy (DE) and surveillance systems are… More

Synthetic Scenery for Tracking System Evaluation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: University of Missouri
Principal Investigator: Robert Ritter, Senior Analyst – (505) 244-1222
Award Amount: $99,996.00
RI Contact: J.k. Chen
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Recent Airborne Tactical Laser (ATL) field testing demonstrated that high-energy laser (HEL)-induced obscurants could break the tracking systems lock on the aimpoint, negating the HEL attack. When an HEL engages a target surface, particles may be emitted from the surface that obscure the… More

Optimization of Satellite Ground Truth for Space Situational Awareness

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Robin Ritter, Senior Analyst – (505) 244-1222
Award Amount: $99,961.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: The overall purpose of Phase I is to demonstrate the feasibility of our approach by developing a working prototype of the approach. The three main concepts we will demonstrate are 1) a relational data model and database of the diverse information encountered in modeling, simulation and… More

Synthetic Scenery for Tracking System Evaluation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: University of Missouri
Principal Investigator: Robert Ritter, Principal Investigator – (505) 244-1222
Award Amount: $746,448.00
RI Contact: Paula J. Teel
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: This effort entails theoretical development, software development, hardware implementation and testing to support the objectives of generating realistic synthetic scenes for use across the defense community in order to adequately test and evaluate aimpoint maintenance and track algorithms… More

Hybrid Multi-signature Data Fusion for Remote Object Identification and Characterization

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Robert Ritter, Principal Investigator – (505) 244-1222
Award Amount: $149,989.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: This Phase 1 effort covers the design and testing of a Data Fusion Processor / Controller, which resides on-board a satellite and interfaces directly with the available sensor package. The goal of this Phase 1 is to prove the feasibility of the concept and evaluate algorithm performance… More

Novel Concept for Mapping Out No Fire Zones for a Scalable Effects High Power Laser System with a Multi-Mission Capability

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Robert Ritter, Senior Analyst – (505) 244-1222
Award Amount: $99,467.00
Abstract:
The scope of this effort is to design, build a prototype of, and characterize the performance of, the GPU-based Real-time Integrated Deconfliction (GRID) system. The baseline Phase I includes the design of the overall system and the constituent algorithms required to calculate no-fire zones in… More

Novel Concept for Mapping Out No Fire Zones for a Scalable Effects High Power Laser System with a Multi-Mission Capability

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Robin Ritter, Principal Investigator – (505) 244-1222
Award Amount: $496,934.00
Abstract:
High-Energy Laser (HEL) systems offer advantages of scalability and precision attack unavailable with conventional munitions. Their long-range, speed-of-light-attack capability provides unique benefits for area defense, precision attack, and covert strike, but lasers introduce new elements of… More