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Company Information:

Company Name: Technology Service Corporation
City: Silver Spring
State: MD
Zip+4: 20910-
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: http://www.tsc.com
Phone: N/A

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $13,204,796.00 155
SBIR Phase II $58,448,595.00 80
STTR Phase I $817,784.00 10
STTR Phase II $4,748,955.00 6

Award List:

AIR VEHICLE WARNING USING BISTATIC RADAR SOUNDBUDYS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1983 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $50,000.00

TRACKING ALGORITHM-EXPOITATION OF TOTAL INFERENCE BASE IN SURFACE SHIPS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1983 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $49,959.00

SEA SKIMMING, ANTI-SHIP CRUISE MISSILES POSE AN INCREASING THREAT TO NAVAL FORCES, AS EVIDENCED BY THE FALKLAND WAR CASUALTIES.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1984 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: N. j. willis
Award Amount: $50,751.00
Abstract:
Sea skimming, anti-ship cruise missiles pose an increasing threat to naval forces, as evidenced by the falkland war casualties. tsc proposes a new concept for oth detection, warning and tracking: a netof expendable hf (high frequency: 3-30 mhz) radars operating in the ground wave mode, installed in… More

AIR VEHICLE WARNING USING BISTATIC RADAR SOUNDBUDYS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1985 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $487,873.00
Abstract:
A principal lesson larned from the falkland war was that, without airborner radars, shipboard air defensed had very little warning time to react to attck from low altitude missiles and aircraft. a new concept for providing such warning uses a net of standard navy sondbuoys, which are configured as a… More

TRACKING ALGORITHM-EXPOITATION OF TOTAL INFERENCE BASE IN SURFACE SHIPS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1985 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $349,810.00
Abstract:
To keep pace with advanced threatd, future combat systems must take full advantage of all information available in the shipboard sensors. this study addreses improvements to integrated automatic detection and tracking (iadt) systems in two areas: increasing the base of sensor data and extending the… More

Automatic Target Recognition (ATR) Research Validation of Synthetic Target Signatures (Topic I)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr. Robert Koda
Award Amount: $61,824.00
Abstract:
In the proposed program, TSC will evaluate candidate synthetic radar signature validation techniques. The objective is to provide the Air Force with a procedure for evaluating model-validation metrics for radar models used in developing Non-Cooperative Target Recognition (NCTR) techniques and… More

Development and Evaluation of NCTI-ECCM Techniques

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Linda Hawkins
Award Amount: $49,339.00

Auto-Calibration and element failure compensation in active phased

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Charles A. Shipley
Award Amount: $67,464.00

Sensor Tactical Decision Aid

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Stan Silberman
Award Amount: $49,872.00

Active Expendable Electronic Counter-Countermeasures (ECCM)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Mr. Joseph Salzman
Award Amount: $65,490.00

Active Expendable Electronic Counter-Countermeasures (ECCM)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Mr. Joseph Salzman
Award Amount: $375,000.00
Abstract:
(U) The advent of technology (e.g., GaAs MMIC amplifiers and DRFM devices) has enhanced the development of inexpensive expendable repeater/transponder jammers that can mimic an airborne radar's signal coherently, and modulate it to deceive, confuse or obfuscate the radar/receiver, effectively… More

Photonic Systems Simulation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: William A. Wood
Award Amount: $62,076.00
Abstract:
Reduced weight, wide bandwidth, and improved immunity from electromagnetic interference are some of the potential benefits of introducing photonics technology in advanced active-array radar antennas, for space-based systems technology in advanced active-array radar antennas, for space-based systems… More

Focal Plane Array Radar Experiment

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Charles A. Shipley
Award Amount: $66,412.00
Abstract:
Technology Service Corporation proposes a program of analysis, simulation and, in Phase II, experimentation to demonstrate the effectiveness of focal plane array (FPA) radar technology to address significant Navy problems. This includes carrier landing in severely reduced visibility, detection and… More

Coherent Frequency Hopping (CFH) to Counter Anti-Radiation Missiles (ARM)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Mr. Joseph Salzman
Award Amount: $79,955.00
Abstract:
Technology Service Corporation (TSC) proposes two frequency agility techniques designed to deny ARM receivers acquisition of the radar signals. Both techniques--Coherent Frequency Hopping (CFH) and Coherent Agile Sideband Defense (CASCADE)--attempt to avoid the ARM bandwidth by use of extensive… More

Development of a Ground-Based Clutter Emulation Transponder to Test Airborne Space-Time Processing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Richard Didomizio
Award Amount: $99,169.00

Terrain and Geologic Feature Extraction from IFSAR Imagery

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Steven Jaroszewski
Award Amount: $99,988.00

Automated Nap-of-the-Earth Data Collection Radar

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: John Kirk
Award Amount: $69,189.00

Sensor Tactical Decision Aid

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Stan Silberman
Award Amount: $527,025.00

Auto-Calibration and element failure compensation in active phased

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Charles A. Shipley
Award Amount: $728,133.00
Abstract:
Solid state active phased array antennas promise to provide very low sidelobe capability. However, they will be subject to short term calibration drift and element failures. This compels an on-line, operational self calibration capability. TSC proposes a completely internal, on-line self calibration… More

Development of a Ground-Based Clutter Emulation Transponder to Test Airborne Space-Time Processing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Richard Didomizio
Award Amount: $368,043.00
Abstract:
A ground-based clutter emulation transponder is proposed for the cost-effective development and testing of airborne space-time adaptive processing (STAP) algorithms. The deisgn of the clutter emulator is based on uniquely modulating each output of a radar transponder having multiple transmit… More

Automated Nap-of-the-Earth Data Collection Radar

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: John Kirk
Award Amount: $600,000.00
Abstract:
Nap-of-the-Earth (NOE) flight in a conventional helicopter is extremely taxing for two pilots under visual flight rules (VFR) conditions. There is a desire to develop an all-weather Automated NOE (ANOE) system that will allow a single pilot to safely fly a helicopter at altitudes near 50 feet.… More

SEMI-PORTABLE ANTENNA NEAR-FIELD SCANNER

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: David P. Wolleen
Award Amount: $69,149.00
Abstract:
Robotics technology now provides precise position control of objects over large displacements in multiple axes. Laser devices have evolved that can produce accurate position data in three coordinates using a single laser source. Correction algorithms for near-field measurements have been developed… More

Innovative Infrared (IR) Scene Generation Using Defense Mapping Agency (DMA) Database

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr. Uri Bernstein
Award Amount: $77,215.00
Abstract:
As airborne systems and their missions become more complex, the F-22 ATF, it is important to test the coordinated operation of the navigation and targeting suites against advanced threats. The Air Force plans to build an evaluation facility of installed IR sensors in the Benefield Anechoic Chamber… More

Fusion of Avionic Sensor Information into a Geometric Vector with Global Positioning System (GPS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: John Kirk, Jr.
Award Amount: $79,953.00
Abstract:
One of the important concepts in current Air Force planning is the vision of Cost and Mission Driven Avionics. A key element in achieving the goals of this vision is the concept of deep integration of avionics sensor suites for navigation and weapon delivery. The architecture which enables this… More

Realistic Correlated Infrared Sensor Scene Generation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Uri Bernstein
Award Amount: $68,486.00
Abstract:
The objective of this Phase I SBIR task is to determine the feasibility of improving the realism and fidelity of the IR scenes using features from DMA databases and related earth mapping technology. TSC will derive direct transfer methods of visible-to-IR imagery. If the necessary realism and… More

Real-Time Littoral Propagation Modeling Technique

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Menachem Levitas
Award Amount: $98,782.00
Abstract:
The growing threat to Navy ships from low flyers, coupled with the increasing importance of brown watery, littoral, scenarios in Navy planning, heightens the need for high fidelity propagation modeling. Such modeling is essential not only to the understanding of ship's sensors performance, but also… More

Terrain and Geologic Feature Extraction from IFSAR Imagery

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Steven Jaroszewski
Award Amount: $366,503.00
Abstract:
The proposed program will develop automatic geologic and terrain feature classification algorithms, emphasizing those that exploit the additional height and terrain slope information provided by IFSAR imagery. To accomplish this, existing 3 m resolution 1FSAR imagery will be used to identify… More

Development and Evaluation of NCTI-ECCM Techniques

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Linda Hawkins
Award Amount: $499,803.00

An Integrated Weather/Autonomous Landing Radar System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Carl Furchner , Principal Staff
Award Amount: $70,000.00

Signal-to-Noise Ratio Meter

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Alexander Macmullen
Award Amount: $69,324.00
Abstract:
Technology Service Corporation (TSC) proposes to demonstrate a signal-to- noise ratio (SNR) motor that can measure and display, in real time, the SNR of pulsed and/or CW microwave signals with very high accuracy. The design of the unit is based upon the rotating phase reference (RPR) measurement… More

Oscillator Stabilization in Shock and Vibration Environment

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Alexander Macmuller
Award Amount: $69,055.00
Abstract:
Technology Service Corporation (TSC) proposes to design a stabilized crystal oscillator for low noise operation in a shook and vibration environment. Oscillator stability to a continuing problem In both Military and commercial radars which operate in vehicles, aircraft, *Up*, etc., since the… More

Multi-Line Towed Array Sensor Location System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Lowell W. Brooks
Award Amount: $69,701.00
Abstract:
A critical factor in the development of multi-line, passive, towed acoustic arrays is measuring the relative location of each acoustic sensor element in the array. Require- ments for measurement accuracies are expected to be the order of 2 to 4 cm to optimize beamforming. TSC proposes the … More

Universal Programmable (Computer to IR Sensor) Interface - UPI

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Raymond Durand
Award Amount: $98,298.00
Abstract:
The Air Force has a requirement to ground test installed IR/EO sensors by direct signal injection of computer generated imagery (CGI) into their post detector electronics. Specifically, the Air Force desires to develop a flexible Universal Programmable Interface (UPI) that can properly condition… More

An Integrated Weather/Autonomous Landing Radar System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Carl Furchner , Principal Staff
Award Amount: $593,446.00

AEW CMD Surveillance Modeling/Simulation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Larry Adzima
Award Amount: $69,769.00

Synthetic Aperture Radar Motion Compensation Using Autofocus

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Mr. John C. Kirk Jr.
Award Amount: $72,754.00

Low Cost, Calibrated, Portable, Computer Controlled Variable Output IR/UV Source

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr. Uri Bernstein
Award Amount: $98,262.00

AEW CMD Surveillance Modeling/Simulation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Larry Adzima
Award Amount: $592,322.00
Abstract:
An innovative program is proposed that will incorporate unique high-fidelity models of Navy AEW platforms, sensors and algorithms, and of environmental interference and propagation effects into a powerful existing, Government- owned simulation. This approach will provide the Navy with a… More

Low Cost, Calibrated, Portable, Computer Controlled Variable Output IR/UV Source

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr. Uri Bernstein
Award Amount: $741,975.00
Abstract:
The future direction of Air Force avionics is to provide effective avionics in a budget constrained world. Autonomously operated snros fo the past will be relaced with integrated avionics. Future test facilities must provide sensor stimulation ranging from RF through UV frequencies. One approach… More

Collaborative Virtual Radar Prototyping

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr. Randy Van Daalen Wett
Award Amount: $99,989.00
Abstract:
The objective of this topic is to develop distributed simulations for collaborative engineering and virtual prototyping of avionics systems. In Phase I, Technology Service Corporation (TSC) and its subcontractor, Tecolote REsearch, Inc. (TRI), propose to assess, develop, and demonstrate a system … More

Interrupted Synthetic Aperture Radar for Advanced Avionics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: John C. Kirk, Jr.
Award Amount: $99,823.00
Abstract:
Revolutionary advances in the technology of avionics sensors have led to many new ways of employing those sensors. One of the most important is the ability to timeshare many avionics functions using shared aperatures and agile beam techniques.One of the critical radar functions is the collection of… More

A Radar and Electro-Optic Analysis Tool

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Mr. Stanley Silberman
Award Amount: $69,912.00
Abstract:
The Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI) routinely evaluates foreign sensor capabilities for intelligence gathering and procurement related efforts. Historically, the performance of radars in "Blue Water" environments was the focus during these assessments. Modern scenarios place emphasis on… More

Multi-Stage Processing for UHF/VHF SAR Image Formation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Randy Van Daalen Wetters
Award Amount: $98,848.00
Abstract:
Current radar technology for the detection, location and targeting of fixed and mobile targets hidden by foliage or camouflaged is severely limited. These systems typically operate in the UHF/VHF band using ultra-wideband, synthetic aperture techniques to obtain high resolution images of concealed… More

Synthetic Aperture Radar Motion Compensation Using Autofocus

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Mr. John C. Kirk Jr.
Award Amount: $749,609.00
Abstract:
41083 November 20, 1996 Technology Service Corporation The Department of Energy has the mission to perform research in areas related to arms control and nonproliferation. While Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) is considered to be one of the key sensors… More

SAR Contextual Target Tracking

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Steven Jaroszewski
Award Amount: $99,460.00
Abstract:
Currently deployed radar systems have limited capability to maintain tracks on targets in a dense target environment. Dropped tracks and track switching difficulties often arise as a result of infrequent track updates, inadequate resolution, inaccurately extrapolated tracks and detection position… More

Terrain Warning/Image Enhancement Radar

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Russell J.Lefevre , VICE PRESIDENT
Award Amount: $69,390.00

Real-Time Littoral Propagation Modeling Technique

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Menachem Levitas
Award Amount: $599,459.00
Abstract:
The growing threat to Navy ships from low flyers, coupled with the increasing importance of brown watery, littoral, scenarios in Navy planning, heightens the need for high fidelity propagation modeling. Such modeling is essential not only to the understanding of ship's sensors performance, but also… More

Signal-to-Noise Ratio Meter

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Alexander Macmullen
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
Technology Service Corporation (TSC) proposes to demonstrate a signal-to- noise ratio (SNR) motor that can measure and display, in real time, the SNR of pulsed and/or CW microwave signals with very high accuracy. The design of the unit is based upon the rotating phase reference (RPR) measurement… More

Multi-Line Towed Array Sensor Location System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Lowell W. Brooks
Award Amount: $599,877.00
Abstract:
A critical factor in the development of multi-line, passive, towed acoustic arrays is measuring the relative location of each acoustic sensor element in the array. Require- ments for measurement accuracies are expected to be the order of 2 to 4 cm to optimize beamforming. TSC proposes the … More

Interrupted Synthetic Aperture Radar for Advanced Avionics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: John C. Kirk, Jr.
Award Amount: $749,251.00
Abstract:
Revolutionary advances in the technology of avionics sensors have led to many new ways of employing those sensors. One of the most important is the ability to timeshare many avionics functions using shared aperatures and agile beam techniques.One of the critical radar functions is the collection of… More

SAR Contextual Target Tracking

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Steven Jaroszewski
Award Amount: $749,644.00
Abstract:
Currently deployed radar systems have limited capability to maintain tracks on targets in a dense target environment. Dropped tracks and track switching difficulties often arise as a result of infrequent track updates, inadequate resolution, inaccurately extrapolated tracks and detection position… More

Data Fusion in Support of Spatial Reasoning

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Mark R. Cammarere
Award Amount: $99,092.00
Abstract:
Modern situational awareness is supported by a multiplicity of sensors. These provide target information over spatial scales from a few square meters to hundreds of square kilometers. When combined with geographic and other environmental information, the volume of data available to commanders is… More

Moving Target Indication Radar Architectures for Tactical Targets in Foliage

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Larry Adzima
Award Amount: $98,818.00
Abstract:
The detection and tracking of slow to moderate speed ground moving targets with a foliage penetration radar operating on a UAV such as a Global Hawk will require an endo-clutter signal processing capability. A concept is proposed that utilizes a suite of both conventional algorithms and innovative… More

Robust Adaptive Target State Estimation for Missile Guidance

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Ronald E. Helmick
Award Amount: $69,525.00
Abstract:
Interceptor missiles have traditionally used PN (Proportional Navigation) for terminal homing guidance. However, modern threats have become faster, more stealthy, and more maneuverable. Terminal homing missile performance requirements have also become more stringent, such as for direct-hit… More

Multisensor Image Positioning System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Steven Jaroszewski
Award Amount: $69,889.00
Abstract:
TSC will develop methods to perform fast, precise geopositioning of data types with respect to a single coordinate system. The primary focus will be to precisely register an EO/IR image, that has a poor or non-existent camera model, to an Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (IFSAR) image.… More

Improvements to the Vacuum Power Booster in Microwave

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dean Thelen
Award Amount: $69,264.00
Abstract:
Microwave Power Module (MPM) applications would benefit from improved performance characteristics such as increased electrical efficiency, reduced cooling requirements, and reduced size and weight that are largely determined by the performance of the vacuum power booster MPM component. … More

ADAPTIVE SIGNAL PROCESSING ALGORITHM DEVELOPMENT FOR AIRBORNE EARLY EARNING RADAR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Lawrence Adzima
Award Amount: $99,769.00
Abstract:
The detection of low velocity targets by a high PRF surveillance radar such as the E-3 AWASCS is exacerbated by the two different clutter return phenomena: the J-Hook return and the Horseshoe return. The J-Hook return is observed primarily when the antenna points downward. In these geometries… More

SYNTHETIC APERTURE RADAR (SAR) ENHANCING TECHNIQUES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Steven Jaroszewski
Award Amount: $99,903.00
Abstract:
SAR is a critical technology for obtaining military and economic intelligence, terrain height and cover information, and a variety of other data. Because of its long coherent integration times and wide bandwidth, SAR is extremely vulnerable to RF interference, intentional noise jamming and coherent… More

ELECTRONIC PROTECTION (EP) FOR ELECTRONICALLY STEERED ANTENNAS (ESAs)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Mr J Salzman
Award Amount: $99,995.00
Abstract:
The rapid beam agility and wide bandwidth achievable with modern electronically scanned antennas (ESAs), and particularly active ESAs (AESAs), provide airborne radars with a means for electronic protection (EP) against electronic attack (EA) threats in a hostile environment.TSC proposes an EP… More

Phased Array Design With Power Modules

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Mr. Carl J. Furchner
Award Amount: $69,090.00
Abstract:
The Navy has an objective to develope technology for active phased arrays where the transmitter source utilizes Microwave Power Modules (MPMs). The use of MPM-driven phased arrays offers the potential of eliminating cooling (required by most active solid-state T/R modules), and reducing weight,… More

Multi-Color Filter Development for Hardward-In-The-Loop Facility

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr. Randy F. Van Daalen W
Award Amount: $99,834.00
Abstract:
The Integrated Infrared Complex at the Air Force Electronic Warfare Evaluation Simulator (AFEWES) Hardware-In-The-Loop (HITL) facility in Fort Worth, Texas, simulates high fidelity IR signatures for realistic testing and evaluation of IR sensors and countermeasures; a current growth requirement is… More

In-Flight Icing Detection Radar

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $69,846.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Randy Van Daalen Wetters
Award Amount: $569,598.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $599,872.00

Enhanced EWS Receiver Design for the Detection of LPI Signals

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Joseph Salzman
Award Amount: $69,945.00

Radar Bridge Clearance Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOC
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $74,968.00

Visible Wavelength Scene Projection for Hardware-in-the-Loop Testing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Raymond Durand
Award Amount: $99,851.00

Real-Time Digital Elevation Model Generation from MTI Clutter Data

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Steven Jaroszewski
Award Amount: $98,833.00

Adaptive Mainbeam Cancellation Technique

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Menachem Levitas
Award Amount: $68,736.00

Space-Time Adaptive Processing (STAP) for an Electronically Scanned Circular Array

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Douglas Page
Award Amount: $69,895.00

STAP for Advanced Phased Array Radar Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Douglas Page
Award Amount: $69,276.00

Integration of Mode S into Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Mary Heimer
Award Amount: $69,720.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Steven Jaroszewski
Award Amount: $744,782.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr Randy F Van Daalen W
Award Amount: $744,688.00

Range-Resolved Inflight Air Temperature Sensing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Chuck Shipley
Award Amount: $69,988.00
Abstract:
Not Available Single wall carbon nanotube - polymer composites will be synthesized and investigated for EMI shielding applications. Bundles of nanotubes will be prepared by an arc discharge process and dispersed in several polymer hosts as a physical mixture. Composites made from as-grown and… More

GPS Bistatic Radar

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Joseph Salzman
Award Amount: $69,946.00
Abstract:
Not Available Solid state active array (SSAA) radars are expected to play an increasing role in the development of future surveillance, acquisition, and tracking systems. They provide the advantage of being able to schedule beams arbitrarily, thus facilitating performance-enhancing functions such… More

Access Control and Personnel ID Verification for Training Applications Utilizing Smart Cards

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Reed Adams
Award Amount: $444,357.00

Integration of Mode S into Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Mary Heimer
Award Amount: $746,420.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Menachem Levitas, Chief Scientist Wash. Ops
Award Amount: $69,975.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Alan Pieramico, Principal Staff
Award Amount: $98,893.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Mark Cammarere
Award Amount: $118,661.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Larry Adzima
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
Not Available Future flight vehicles are expected to achieve high performance by actively controlling unsteady aerodynamic and nonlinear aeroservoelastic (NL-ASE) phenomena. At present, the fundamental mechanisms that contribute to unsteady flow phenomena and nonlinear effects are not well… More

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Larry Adzima
Award Amount: $749,700.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Charles A. Shipley
Award Amount: $69,927.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Ronald E. Helmick, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $64,962.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Don Woods, Sr. Engineer
Award Amount: $99,886.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Research Institution: STANFORD RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Principal Investigator: Richard DiDomizio, Corporate Senior Staff
Award Amount: $98,983.00
RI Contact: Margaret Baxter

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: J. Salzman
Award Amount: $0.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: J. Salzman
Award Amount: $749,930.00

Metrics for Evaluation of Cognitive Architecture-based Collaboration Tools

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Menachem Levitas, Chief Scientist Wash. Ops
Award Amount: $600,000.00
Abstract:
To develop and evaluate effective engagement capabilities againstlow elevation, anti-ship, threats, the Navy surface radarcommunity must have accurate, efficient, and robust models ofelevation angle measurement in the presence of ocean waves,standard and anomalous propagation, and land. During Phase… More

Hyperspectral Data Fusion

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Mark Cammarere, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $729,683.00
Abstract:
The ability to rapidly adapt mission plans is key to operational success on the modern battlefield. Although particularly true for front-line forces, long-term success also requires capable and aware force sustainment. Therefore, this ability is equallycritical for Combat Service Support (CSS). … More

FOPEN SAR Enhancements

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Joseph Salzman, Principal Staff
Award Amount: $99,984.00
Abstract:
One of the most promising approaches to alleviating the limitations of detecting and targeting time-critical, fixed and mobile ground targets that use CC&D techniques, is the use of FOPEN radars. These radars, which operate in the VHF/UHF bands using UWBtechniques, can obtain high-resolution (~ 0.5… More

Automatic Terrain Characterization and Feature Identification in FOPEN SAR Imagery

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Alan Pieramico, Principal Staff
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
The new FOPEN SAR ATD testbed and future Global Hawk UAV-based operational system being developed by DoD will have the ability to detect targets concealed beneath the foliage. Area delimitation and local context exploitation are critical elements of thisnew surveillance capability. TSC proposes to… More

Automatic Terrain Characterization and Feature Identification in FOPEN SAR Imagery

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Alan Pieramico, Principal Staff
Award Amount: $374,939.00
Abstract:
The new FOPEN SAR ATD testbed and future Global Hawk UAV-based operational system being developed by DoD will have the ability to detect targets concealed beneath the foliage. Area delimitation and local context exploitation are critical elements of thisnew surveillance capability. TSC proposes to… More

Sensor Effects Card for PC Based Simulators

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Raymond Durand, Mgr, Product Development
Award Amount: $65,279.00
Abstract:
The simulation of sensor effects (image degradation by MTF and noise) is an important feature of high-end IR and NVG sensor simulation. Sensor effects simulation for these high-end systems is performed on postprocessor units or VME boards at a cost of $30Kor more. The increasing use of low-cost… More

Imagery Manipulation for Simulator Database

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Uri Bernstein, Department Manager
Award Amount: $99,888.00
Abstract:
Increasing application of 3-D simulation requires more efficient production of largehigh-fidelity databases derived from sensor imagery. Realistic databases requireboth 3-D models of buildings and structures, and high-resolution terrain imagery.At present, remote imagery must be manually processed… More

Synthetic Spectral Scene Simulator

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Uri Bernstein, Department Manager
Award Amount: $99,819.00
Abstract:
Increasing application of hyperspectral imaging (HSI) sensors requires end-to-endsensor simulations to test sensor designs for varying environments and target scenes.One component of an HSI simulation is a synthetic scene simulator that generatessimulated radiance images in the sensor's… More

Software Cost and Schedule Estimating

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Menachem Levitas, Chief Scientist Wash. Ops
Award Amount: $69,727.00
Abstract:
Atmospheric refractivity conditions have significant influence over radio frequency (RF) propagation in the Earth's troposphere. Refractivity conditions can vary from sub-refraction to strong-trapping, thereby altering radar detection, measurement, andclutter performance across its coverage volume.… More

New Non-Cooperative Target Recognition (NCTR) Techniques Development

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Menachem Levitas, Chief Scientist
Award Amount: $69,968.00
Abstract:
The complex jamming threat to Navy radars, such as the AN/SPY-1 radar family, consists of barrage and modulated noise jammers on the one hand, and analog and digital deceptive jammers on the other. Vulnerability to jamming will generally increase withgrowing radar sensitivity and the evolving… More

Shallow Water Bottom Characteristic Measurement Sensors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: George LeFurjah, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $68,604.00
Abstract:
To evolve High Range Resolution based NCTR algorithms for application to shipboard TBMD, Self Defense, and Area Defense missions, the Navy surface radar community needs a comprehensive tool that combines detailed target, propagation, and environmentmodels with a flexible coherent radar model. RF… More

Power Electronics and Conditioning for Electric Actuation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Steven Kilberg, Director of Technology
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
Clusters of cooperating small satellites with synchronized RF payloads are under investigation by AFRL/VS to construct a robust distributed/sparse aperture system with additional degrees of freedom for improved C4ISR mission performance. Linear toelliptical cluster formations, relative… More

Power Electronics and Conditioning for Electric Actuation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Steven Kilberg, Director of Technology
Award Amount: $775,769.00
Abstract:
Clusters of cooperating small satellites with synchronized RF payloads are under investigation by AFRL/VS to construct a robust distributed/sparse aperture system with additional degrees of freedom for improved C4ISR mission performance. Linear toelliptical cluster formations, relative… More

Automatic Generation of Obstruction Databases from IFSAR Data

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Don Woods, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
The Air Force needs the ability to land aircraft in all weather conditions, at any given point on the globe, within 24 hours notice. This implies the need for a rapid instrument approach procedure (IAP) development capability, which will depend ondetailed knowledge of terrain and vertical… More

Automatic Generation of Obstruction Databases from IFSAR Data

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Don Woods, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $749,780.00
Abstract:
The Air Force needs the ability to land aircraft in all weather conditions, at any given point on the globe, within 24 hours notice. This implies the need for a rapid instrument approach procedure (IAP) development capability, which will depend ondetailed knowledge of terrain and vertical… More

Software Agent Technology for Large Scale, Real-time Logistics Decision Support

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Mark Cammarere, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $119,828.00
Abstract:
The ability to rapidly adapt mission plans is key to modern operational success. Although this is particularly true for combat forces, it is equally critical for the logistics structure that supports them. Although the availability of logistic decisionsupport systems is increasing, an information… More

Software Agent Technology for Large Scale, Real-time Logistics Decision Support

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Mark Cammarere, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $723,080.00
Abstract:
The rapid adaptation of mission plans is key to success on the modern battlefield. Although particularly true for combat forces, long-term front-line success also requires fully capable and aware force sustainment. Therefore, this ability is critical forCombat Service Support. While the… More

Enhanced EWS Receiver Design for the Detection of LPI Signals

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Joseph Salzman, Principal Staff
Award Amount: $749,913.00
Abstract:
"Modern LPI radars, such as Signaal's SCOUT coastal surveillanceradars, pose a serious challenge to conventional EW support (EWS)receivers, which will typically intercept the LPI radar signal atranges shorter than the radar's detection range. This negativedetection margin makes naval vessels such… More

Imagery Manipulation for Simularor Database

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Uri Bernstein, Department Manager
Award Amount: $749,838.00
Abstract:
Increasing application of visual simulation has led to a need for more efficient production of large high-fidelity databases derived from remote sensing imagery. Realistic databases require both 3-D models of buildings and structures, and high-resolutionterrain imagery. At present, remote imagery… More

Utilization of Atmospheric Refractivity Information to Improve Radar Operation in Littoral Environments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Menachem Levitas, Chief Scientist, Wash. Op
Award Amount: $749,853.00
Abstract:
"Atmospheric refractivity has significant influence over radiofrequency (RF) propagation in the Earth's troposphere.Refractivity conditions can vary from sub-refraction to strong-trapping, thereby altering radar detection, measurement, andclutter performance across its coverage volume. Current… More

Ultra-Wideband RF Discrimination Techniques

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Robert Koda, Corporate Senior Staff
Award Amount: $69,972.00
Abstract:
"The objective is to demonstrate the feasibility of fusing extracted Ballistic Missile threat feature data from S- and X- Band radars to improve the probability of correctly identifying the lethal object, compared to using data from either an S- or an X-Band radar alone. This effort will make use… More

Enhanced Data Rate Performance for VLF/LF

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Henry Schmidt, Comm Program Manager
Award Amount: $99,799.00
Abstract:
"Fleet Submarine Broadcast System (FSBS) VLF/LF communications are severely bandwidth limited due to the high Q of the transmit antennas and the low frequency of the VLF/LF band. The existing communications modes were designed using Minimum Shift Key (MSK)waveform modulation built into analog… More

Simulation Environment in Support of Non-Cooperative Target Recognition (NCTR) Algorithm Development

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: George LeFurjah, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $70,180.00
Abstract:
"Navy operational emphasis continues to shift to the complex littoral scenarios associated with expeditionary warfare, strike operations, and coastal TBMD. Rapid and accurate target classification and identification become crucial to maintaining effectiveship self-defense posture in the presence of… More

Enhanced Data Rate Performance for VLF/LF

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Henry Schmidt, Communications Program Ma
Award Amount: $749,917.00
Abstract:
"This Phase II SBIR will develop and demonstrate an integrated setof technologies that allow increased information throughput onVLF/LF radio communications links with minimal impact on thebroadcast network's near-global coverage. The integratedtechnologies include 1) an advanced message… More

Data Mining of GMTI Databases

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Steven Jaroszewski, Principal Staff
Award Amount: $98,000.00
Abstract:
"GMTI radars including Joint STARS, U-2S and Global Hawk provide abundant data on ground vehicles that can be exploited for military traffic analysis. AFRL/Rome has developed the web-based MTI exploitation (MTIX) system to catalog GMTI data, kinematictracks, SAR imagery and provide broad… More

Tracklet Fusion for strategic GMTI

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Steven Jaroszewski, Principal Staff
Award Amount: $98,887.00
Abstract:
"Current methods of tracking high-value, ground-moving targets often fail to provide continuous tracks due to extended periods of missed detections that result from terrain blockage, foliage attenuation, or target line-of-sight velocities that fall belowthe sensor minimum detectable velocity. When… More

Multi-Phase Center SAR Processing for Foliage Canopy Suppression

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Research Institution: Stanford Research Institute
Principal Investigator: Richard DiDomizio, Corporate Senior Staff
Award Amount: $499,827.00
RI Contact: Margaret Baxter
Abstract:
The capability of airborne SARs to perform foliage penetration is severely limited by the strength of the foliage canopy return. The capability exists for enhancing the detection of selected targets hidden beneath the foliage canopy through the use ofmulti-phase center (aperture) data. The… More

Environmentally Driven Signal Processing Technology for Overland Height Finding

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Richard DiDomizio, Corporate Senior Staff
Award Amount: $99,997.00
Abstract:
"Existing techniques for overland height finding may not be compatible with the antenna configurations of emerging and future airborne surveillance radar systems. For example, both monopulse and space-time adaptive processing (STAP) have traditionally beenbased on monolithic, planar apertures… More

Multiple Function Distributed Test and Analysis Tool

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Robert C. English, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $69,968.00
Abstract:
"TSC proposes an Active Maintenance and Sustainability Support (AMaSS) system. AMaSS is based on the concept of a Critical Item (CI), defined as "a component or a product whose failure can significantly affect safety, operating success orrepair/replacement costs." AMaSS will allow technical… More

Real-Time Infrared (IR) Source Calibration

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Randy van Daalen Wetters, Department Manager
Award Amount: $99,919.00
Abstract:
"The Enhanced Infrared (IR) Laboratory at the Air Force Electronic Warfare Evaluation Simulator (AFEWES) Hardware-in-the-Loop facility in Fort Worth, Texas, simulates high fidelity IR signatures for realistic test and evaluation of IR missile seekers andcountermeasures. A current growth requirement… More

ELECTRONIC PROTECTION (EP) FOR ELECTRONICALLY STEERED ANTENNAS (ESAs)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Richard DiDomizio, Corp. Senior Staff
Award Amount: $729,869.00
Abstract:
"Distributed aperture approaches for future, space-based C3ISR systems, such as the AFRL/VS TechSat 21, have significant advantages over current monolithic designs. While several signal-processing approaches are being developed to exploit the spatial andwaveform diversity offered by a distributed… More

ELECTRONIC PROTECTION (EP) FOR ELECTRONICALLY STEERED ANTENNAS (ESAs)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Richard DiDomizio, Corp. Senior Staff
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
"Distributed aperture approaches for future, space-based C3ISR systems, such as the AFRL/VS TechSat 21, have significant advantages over current monolithic designs. While several signal-processing approaches are being developed to exploit the spatial andwaveform diversity offered by a distributed… More

Frequency Hopper/DSSS Detection

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / SOCOM
Principal Investigator: Joseph Salzman, Principal Staff
Award Amount: $99,984.00
Abstract:
"Modern low-probability of intercept (LPI) signals, such as spread spectrum frequency hopping and direct sequence coded waveforms (FHSS/DSSS), typified by wireless cell phone, IEEE 802.11, and Bluetooth signals, pose a serious challenge to conventionalsignal interceptors. Since Special Operations… More

GMTI Databas Mining

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Steven Jaroszewski, Principal Staff
Award Amount: $749,665.00
Abstract:
Joint STARS, Global Hawk UAVs and space-based radars provide long-term GMTI data over wide areas that can be exploited to detect ground target threats, support Intelligence Preparation of the Battlefield (IPB) and understand vehicle traffic patterns. InPhase 1, Technology Service Corp. (TSC) teamed… More

Sensor Suites for UAVs

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Wayne Haack, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $99,998.00
Abstract:
With the increasing technical maturity of smaller, lighter high-resolution sensors and small tactical UAVs, it is highly desirable to collectively employ these low-cost assets to perform ISR missions. These missions include wide area surveillance (WAS);tracking of time critical targets; final,… More

Direct Energy Countermeasures Stimulator System (DECSS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Randy van Daalen Wetters, Department Manager
Award Amount: $99,961.00
Abstract:
The Benefield Anechoic Facility (BAF), a state-of-the-art installed system test facility (ISTF) at Edwards Air Force Base is systematically upgrading its capabilities to include DT&E (Developmental Test and Evaluation) and OT&E (Operational Test andEvaluation) of emerging infrared and… More

Space Based Radar (SBR) Space Time Adaptive Processing (STAP)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Richard Pierro, Corporate Senior Staff
Award Amount: $99,925.00
Abstract:
There is a growing interest in augmenting airborne GMTI surveillance assets with a space-based radar (SBR) capability. SBR GMTI would provide: deep coverage into areas typically denied airborne assets; extended surveillance; increased area coverage rates;and a steep look-down capability for foliage… More

Infrared/Ultraviolet (IR/UV) Background Monitoring System (IRUVBMS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Randy van Daalen Wetters, Department Manager
Award Amount: $99,961.00
Abstract:
The Benefield Anechoic Facility (BAF), a state-of-the-art installed system test facility (ISTF) at Edwards Air Force Base, California, is systematically upgrading capabilities to include infrared and electro-optical system testing. Meaningful testing ofthreat warning and countermeasure systems at… More

Intercepting Boosting Missile Threats

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Warren J. Boord, Department Head
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
TSC will assess the improved engagement performance opportunities against maneuvering boosting ballistic missile threats by improving the interceptor guidance laws. Both intentional and unintentional boost phase threat ballistic missile maneuvers will beestimated and characterized. Interceptor… More

Multi-Sensor Terrain Fusion

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Steven Jaroszewski, Principal Staff
Award Amount: $69,953.00
Abstract:
TSC will develop rigorous mathematical techniques to combine digital terrain elevation data from diverse multi-sensor sources to automatically generate a composite Digital Elevation Map (DEM). Sensor sources to be included for Phase I algorithmdevelopment and evaluation include existing DEMs,… More

Radar for Radar/Acoustic Detection of Land Mines

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Charles Shipley, Corporate Senior Staff
Award Amount: $730,057.00
Abstract:
In this effort, Technology Service Corporation (TSC) will develop and demonstrate a radar-based technique to enhance the rapid detection and location of buried land mines. An acoustic signal energizes resonant modes in buried mines, and those sympatheticvibrations are detected by the radar. The… More

Mine Detection

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Chuck Shipley, Corporate Senior Staff
Award Amount: $119,866.00
Abstract:
In this effort, Technology Service Corporation (TSC) will develop and demonstrate a radar-based technique to enhance the rapid detection and location of buried land mines. An acoustic signal energizes resonant modes in buried mines, and those sympatheticvibrations are detected by the radar. The… More

Dual-Band RF Discrimination Techniques

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Gerald Ricciardi, Senior Antenna Systems En
Award Amount: $749,965.00
Abstract:
The objective is to demonstrate that the fusing of extracted Ballistic Missile (BM) threat feature data from S- and X-Band radar observations improves the probability of correctly identifying the lethal object, compared to using data from either an S- or X-Band radar alone. This effort will make… More

Direct Energy Countermeasures Stimulator System (DECSS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Randy van Daalen Wetters
Award Amount: $749,356.00
Abstract:
The Benefield Anechoic Facility (BAF), a state-of-the-art installed system test facility (ISTF) at Edwards Air Force Base, California, is systematically upgrading capabilities to include testing of infrared and electro-optical (IR/EO) weapons systems, notably missile warning and directional infrared… More

Sensor Suites for UAVs

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Wayne Haack
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
The increasing maturity of light-weight, high-resolution sensors and small UAVs enables more ambitious ISR missions to be accomplished at lower cost. An affordable small UAV sensor suite can be configured for missions that are too "dull, dirty and dangerous" to risk manned aircraft. Missions… More

Space Based Radar (SBR) Space Time Adaptive Processing (STAP)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Richard Pierro
Award Amount: $742,890.00
Abstract:
When compared to airborne GMTI radar, space-based radar provides: (1) deep coverage into areas typically denied airborne assets; (2) greater ease and flexibility for re-tasking the sensor to new areas; (3) greater area coverage rates; and (4) a steep look-down capability which minimizes terrain… More

Environmentally-Driven Signal Processing Technology for Overland Height Finding

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Richard DiDomizio
Award Amount: $745,750.00
Abstract:
Existing techniques for overland height finding against slow, low-flying air targets may not be compatible with the antenna configurations of emerging and future airborne surveillance radar systems. For example, both monopulse and space-time adaptive processing (STAP) have traditionally been based… More

Infrared/Ultraviolet (IR/UV) Background Monitoring System (IRUVBMS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Randy van Daalen Wetters
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
The Benefield Anechoic Facility (BAF), a state-of-the-art installed system test facility (ISTF) at Edwards Air Force Base, California, is systematically upgrading capabilities to include infrared and electro-optical system testing. Future capabilities and testing will also include operation of… More

Modeling and Simulation Technologies for Multi-Sensor Dynamic Targeting

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Uri Bernstein, Corporate Senior Staff
Award Amount: $99,929.00
Abstract:
The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) is soliciting innovative solutions to multi-sensor modeling and simulation in four areas: (1) large-scale scene modeling, (2) physics-base modeling tools, (3) simulation of algorithm performance, and (4) simulation of ATR and sensor fusion in systems. This… More

Multi-Frequency Radar Discrimination

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Paul D. Mountcastle, Principal Staff
Award Amount: $99,025.00
Abstract:
The TSC Phase I study will examine novel deterministic approaches to (1) multi-sensor motion parameter estimation and (2) reconstruction of multi-band radar static patterns, for exploiting multiple radars at different frequencies to discriminate the lethal re-entry vehicle from among the large… More

Multi-Source Vertical Obstruction Generation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Alan Pieramico, Corporate Senior Staff
Award Amount: $69,984.00
Abstract:
TSC will develop innovative methods to automatically extract Vertical Obstructions (VOs) from multiple sources of remotely sensed imagery. Initial estimates of the locations and heights of VOs will be extracted from Interferometric SAR (IFSAR) based DSMs using a modified version of TSC's existing… More

Agent-Based Knowledge Enablers for the Unit of Action

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Mark Cammarere, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $69,972.00
Abstract:
Unlike the past, modern conflicts are increasingly regional and asymmetric. This has prompted the Army to transform to Future Combat Systems (FCS) via an Objective Force - responsive, deployable, agile, versatile, lethal, survivable and sustainable. Strategic Manuever is key to this force - the… More

Advanced Azimuth Estimation Techniques

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Richard DiDomizio, Corporate Senior Staff
Award Amount: $119,741.00
Abstract:
The short radar sensor baseline and low RF frequencies required to penetrate foliage on typical UHF GMTI radars cause the azimuth extent of the main beam to be quite large, producing large azimuth error ellipses that limit the target location accuracies that these systems can achieve. Since… More

Advanced Azimuth Estimation Techniques

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Richard Pierro, Corporate Senior Staff
Award Amount: $729,705.00
Abstract:
Airborne GMTI radars that are used to detect ground-moving targets concealed beneath the forest canopy are characterized by small radar baselines and UHF carrier frequencies. The azimuth resolution of the radar beam and the resulting target azimuth error ellipses are quite large. Since accurate… More

Low Probability of Intercept/Low Probability of Detection (LPI/LPD) and Radio Frequency Interference (RFI) Mitigation Techniques

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Joseph Salzman, Principal Staff
Award Amount: $69,669.00
Abstract:
RFI and signal security are indelibly intertwined in military FOPEN radar systems. RFI is a dual problem for FOPEN radars: on transmit, the radar signal interferes with other friendly systems operating in the same band; on receive, these systems' signals interfere with radar operations. A common… More

Modeling and Simulation Technologies for Multi-Sensor Dynamic Targeting

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Uri Bernstein, Corporate Senior Staff
Award Amount: $749,925.00
Abstract:
TSC and TAI propose to develop a simulation that will generate hyperspectral thermal IR imagery for user-specified scenes including targets, cultural and natural features, and terrain. The simulation uses the DoD standard MuSES model for target and feature signatures, with new extensions to support… More

Ultra-Lightweight Moving Target Indicator (MTI) Radar for Unattended Ground Sensors (UGS) and Organic Aerial Vehicles (OAV)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Joseph Salzman, Principal Staff
Award Amount: $718,214.00
Abstract:
During Phase I, TSC designed an X-band MTI omni-directional radar (MTIOR) for OAV an UGS applications. We demonstrated that the radar could detect moving dismounted personnel to a range of 3 km in a 3-m resolution cell, with a probability of detection )PD) > 80%, and ground vehicles with PD > 95%,… More

Ultra-Lightweight Moving Target Indicator (MTI) Radar for Unattended Ground Sensors (UGS) and Organic Aerial Vehicles (OAV)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Joseph Salzman, Principal Staff
Award Amount: $119,875.00
Abstract:
In an effort to enhance the OAV and UGS missions within the context of the Future Force vision, the Army has a need for an ultra-lightweight (objective: 2 lb) MTI radar sensor capable of 360 deg detection of moving dismounted troops at ranges of up to 3 km (objective) in desert terrain, under… More

Securing Training Objects and Records Management

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Geoffrey McKim, Senior Consultant
Award Amount: $79,938.00
Abstract:
Delivery of training materials via the Web is rapidly becoming an essential method of delivering training in an efficient and cost-effective manner, both in the military and civilian environments. Widely dispersed training audiences, however, require various levels of access control to training… More

Report-to-Track Data Fusion

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Stanley Silberman, Corporate Senior Staff
Award Amount: $79,997.00
Abstract:
Multisensor data fusion is a critical technology for many Navy missions and platforms. Platforms such as the E-2C, JSF and others require highly reliable tracking and classification of air platforms and ground targets within a tactical region. One critical design decision is the use of… More

Advanced Metrology Technologies for Next-Generation Space-Based Radar

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: William J. Arnold, Corporate Senior Staff
Award Amount: $99,884.00
Abstract:
Space-based radar concepts employing large (~ 300 m length) semi-rigid, active phased array antennas are being investigated for surveillance missions that include detecting surface moving targets in severe clutter environments. To achieve the required transmit and receive antenna pattern… More

3D Radar Imaging

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Paul D. Mountcastle, Principal Staff Member
Award Amount: $99,962.00
Abstract:
The purpose of this Phase I effort is to introduce a new 3D imaging algorithm, to explore the range of circumstances within BMD where the technique can be successfully employed, and to investigate associated data processing requirements. MDA seeks a technique for exploiting its radar assets to… More

Anomaly Detection in Ground Moving Target Indicating (GMTI) Radar

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Allan Corbeil, Corporate Senior Staff
Award Amount: $69,999.00
Abstract:
UAV-based GMTI radar offers the capability to detect anomalous vehicle and personnel activity in real-time to cue narrow field of view EO/IR sensors for identifying enemy targets in the presence of normal vehicle and foot traffic. Data mining is the process of extracting useful information from… More

Automated Feature/Anomaly Extraction from Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) Coherent Change Detection (CCD) Imagery

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Alan Pieramico, Corporate Senior Staff
Award Amount: $69,994.00
Abstract:
SAR imaging is a key capability for Army programs such as Future Combat Systems and Aerial Common Sensor. Coherent change detection (CCD) is a powerful technique to examine large SAR images and identify areas where enemy activities have occurred. However, continual changes occur in populated… More

Multi-Frequency Radar Discrimination

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Paul D. Mountcastle, Principal Staff Member
Award Amount: $746,430.00
Abstract:
In Phase II, TSC proposes to further develop and validate a novel approach to: (1) multi-sensor motion parameter estimation and (2) reconstruction of multi-band radar static patterns, which was successfully demonstrated in Phase I. The overall goal of this research is to provide the radars of Aegis… More

Advanced Metrology Technologies for Next-Generation Space-Based Radar

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Willim J. Arnold, Corp. Senior Staff – (602) 889-3616
Award Amount: $1,736,448.00
Abstract:
As airborne radar missions migrate to orbital platforms, the required size of the RF aperture increases significantly with operating range. This places additional limitations on allowable mass and stowed volume relative to effective launch vehicle options These large physical apertures, high… More

Advanced Radar Data Fusion

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Paul D. Mountcastle, Principal Staff Member
Award Amount: $99,983.00
Abstract:
TSC will demonstrate multi-sensor three-dimensional Inverse Synthetic Aperture Radar (ISAR) imaging using both coherent and non-coherent wideband radar networks. TSC will extend its innovative algorithm called Space-Time Radar Imaging that images scatterers attached to a rigid body by modeling… More

Aircraft Survivability Re-routing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Jeffery Philson, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $79,997.00
Abstract:
As the US continues to dominate air-to-air combat, the ability to maintain complete air supremacy will be challenged primarily from the ground. Airborne operations that require low altitude flight at relatively low speeds for any duration of time are particularly vulnerable to ground-based threats.… More

Advanced Radar Data Fusion

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Research Institution: THE UNIV. OF ARIZONA
Principal Investigator: Paul D. Mountcastle, Principal Staff Member
Award Amount: $99,948.00
RI Contact: Nathan Goodman
Abstract:
The TSC team proposes to develop a new generalized Space-Time Adaptive Processing (Generalized STAP) algorithm that discriminates among classes of scatterers. The new generalized formalism is applied to the problem of 3D ISAR imaging of the reentry vehicle (RV) or another object in the ballistic… More

Advanced Antenna Array Beamformers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Menachem Levitas, Chief Scientist, Wahingto
Award Amount: $79,897.00
Abstract:
Array antennas are conglomerations of many small radiating antennas, referred to as array elements. In common antenna pattern analyses the element pattern is considered to be uniform; element to element. Overall transmit or receive patterns are then described as products of two factors: the element… More

Automated Feature Extraction Capabilities for the Development of High-Resolution GEOINT Feature Data and Constructing Correlated Databases

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / SOCOM
Principal Investigator: Uri Bernstein, Corporate Senior Staff
Award Amount: $99,980.00
Abstract:
Data resources available for automatic feature extraction (AFE) have expanded significantly in the last few years. Available sensor data now includes high-resolution multispectral and hyperspectral sensors, synthetic aperture radar (SAR), and accurate height measurement sensors such as LIDAR and… More

Low Cost Navigation Radar Detector for Unamnned Maritime Vehicle Surface Contact Avoidance

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Joseph Salzman, Principal Staff
Award Amount: $69,997.00
Abstract:
Transiting littoral waters safely is particularly complex for a UUV or USV, especially during military operations in low visibility, since there may be a high density of commercial vessels, fishing vessels, ferries, utility/patrol vessels, and military vessels moving on independent paths. Safe… More

3D Radar Imaging

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Paul D. Mountcastle, Principal Staff Member
Award Amount: $749,930.00
Abstract:
TSC will further develop a new three-dimensional Inverse Synthetic Aperture Radar (ISAR) imaging algorithm that creates a 3D radar image of a ballistic target in arbitrary torque-free motion and simultaneously estimates its complete rotational state. The algorithm development and testing will be… More

Automated Feature/Anomaly Extraction from Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) Coherent Change Detection (CCD) Imagery

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Alan Pieramico, Corporate Senior Staff
Award Amount: $725,489.00
Abstract:
SAR imaging is a key capability for Army programs such as Future Combat Systems and Aerial Common Sensor. Coherent change detection (CCD) is a powerful technique to examine large SAR images and identify areas where enemy activities have occurred. Coherent change detection (CCD) is a powerful… More

Airborne Radar Ground Clutter Mitigation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Joseph Salzman, Principal Staff
Award Amount: $99,937.00
Abstract:
Radar-guided medium-range missiles with look-down/shoot-down capability, such as AAMRAM, give the U.S. decisive air superiority over any adversary. However, low-flying targets provide a daunting challenge at beam aspect, where the target signal is embedded in high-amplitude ground clutter returns. … More

Signal Processing and Exploitation for High-Dimensional Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Steven Jaroszewski, Principal Staff
Award Amount: $99,931.00
Abstract:
Combat ID performance is driven not only by the need to prevent fratricide and minimize collateral damage but also by the increasingly important requirement to reduce the cost associated with expending high-cost weapons on low-value targets and decoys. During Phase 1 TSC will develop a system… More

False Alarm Control for Advanced Radars

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: James J. Froh, Principal Staff
Award Amount: $69,976.00
Abstract:
The false alarm issue being extensive and multifaceted, based on both varying environments and radar types, modes, and capabilities, TSC proposes to design (Phase I) and construct a prototype (Phase II) of a high fidelity test-bed that will provide for the development of counter false alarm… More

Laser Eye Protection Field Evaluation Device

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Randy van Daalen Wetters, Department Manager
Award Amount: $99,995.00
Abstract:
The Air Force 311th Human Systems Wing at Brooks City-Base, San Antonio, Texas, has a requirement to develop a Laser Eye Protection (LEP) Field Evaluation Device to "field check" protection levels of LEP devices such as goggles, visors, and spectacles. The team of Technology Service Corporation… More

GMTI Exploitation Modeling: Deriving Behavior and Characteristics from Data Sets

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Allan Corbeil, Corporate Senior Staff
Award Amount: $99,993.00
Abstract:
TSC proposes to extend proven techniques that extract traffic parameters from GMTI radar measurements and tracks for input to mathematical models that characterize target behavior. TSC will adapt an existing MIT traffic model that has been developed to estimate the vehicle flow between specific… More

Multi-Static MTI Radar Concepts

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Wayne Haack, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $99,951.00
Abstract:
Technology Service Corporation (TSC) proposes to analyze and develop an innovative multi-static radar concept based on the principles of generalized Space Time Adaptive Processing (STAP) to coherently detect airborne and ground moving targets in the presence of the severe clutter and interference… More

Sensor Data Fusion

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Jeffery Philson, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $99,951.00
Abstract:
The Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) relies on a geographically dispersed set of sensors operating across different frequency bands. As tracking and discrimination techniques that combine information from multiple BMDS assets are superior to techniques that rely on individual sensors alone,… More

Radar Debris Algorithms and Models for Discrimination

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: George Bohannon, Senior Staff
Award Amount: $99,982.00
Abstract:
Debris in a missile complex can significantly impact performance of the Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS). The presence of debris can affect the accuracy of tracks on potentially threatening objects and the ability to reliably identify threatening objects versus non-threatening objects. It is… More

Reactive Missile Plume Simulator for Open-Air Testing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Randy van Daalen Wetters, Department Manager
Award Amount: $149,089.00
Abstract:
The Naval Air Warfare Center (NAWC), Weapons Division, China Lake, has a requirement to develop a Reactive Missile Plume Simulator (RMPS) for open-air test and evaluation (T&E) of infrared (IR) missile warning and countermeasures systems. Adequate evaluation of Directional Infrared Countermeasures… More

Sensor Architectures for Radar Combat Identification

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: George Bohannon, Corporate Senior Staff
Award Amount: $99,945.00
Abstract:
An effective noncooperative target recognition (NCTR) system relies on the successful integration of three critical components: sensor, signature database, and classifier. These three components must be addressed concurrently and optimized in a mutually consistent manner to arrive at an effective… More

Innovative Sensing Techniques for Urban Operations

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Donald N. Woods, Sr. Engineer
Award Amount: $99,948.00
Abstract:
Algorithms will be generated to discriminate among humans, land animals and surface vehicles and to characterize dismount activities in advanced radar systems that can detect and track low RCS, slowly moving targets. These algorithms will utilize both micro-level features (e.g. Doppler spectra,… More

Atmospheric Noise Cancellation for Low Frequency (LF) and Very Low Frequency (VLF)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Hank Schmidt, Washington Operation Comm
Award Amount: $149,618.00
Abstract:
TSC proposes a Phase I SBIR research effort to establish the feasibility of integrating a Wideband Signal Processing (WBSP) adjunct processor into the RF path of the TACAMO VLF receiver system in order to allow multiple wideband blanking/filtering stages to reduce the impact of atmospheric noise… More

Electromagnetic Propagation Characterization using Communication Networks

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Robert Blase, Department Manager
Award Amount: $68,910.00
Abstract:
TSC proposes to estimate and display local propagation conditions (refractivity) using selected shipboard communication signals in real-time, i.e. estimate Refractivity-From-Communications (RFCOM). The proposed approach frames the problem as a non-linear least squares estimation problem involving… More

Dynamic Color Ratio Infrared Simulator Source

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Randy van Daalen Wetters, Department Manager
Award Amount: $149,885.00
Abstract:
The Naval Air Warfare Center (NAWC), Weapons Division, China Lake, has a requirement to develop a Dynamic Color Ratio Infrared Simulator (DCR-IRS) source for open-air test and evaluation (T&E) of missile warning and countermeasures systems. "Two-color" IR sensors employed by missile warning systems… More

Logistical Decision Support and Planning in a Counterinsurgency Environment

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Mark Cammarere, Principal Staff Engineer
Award Amount: $69,999.00
Abstract:
Future U.S. conflicts increasingly involve operations against insurgents in asymmetric environments. Ongoing operations have demonstrated that insurgents can effectively disrupt the Army's ability to establish and maintain the logistical lines of communication (LOCs). Insurgent success is based on… More

Anomaly Detection and Intelligent Sensor Resource Management

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Allan Corbeil, Corporate Senior Staff
Award Amount: $98,961.00
Abstract:
Advanced UAV-based GMTI radars such as AACER and VADER offer the potential to reliably detect the anomalous behavior of both military vehicles and dismounted troops in real-time to cue narrow field-of-view EO/IR sensors and identify enemy targets amongst civilian vehicle and foot traffic. In Phase… More

Simultaneous Circular Imaging and Movement Indication of Targets (SCIMITAR)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Steven Jaroszewski, Principal Staff Engineer
Award Amount: $744,818.00
Abstract:
Technology Service Corporation (TSC) will develop techniques and software to perform persistent surveillance against moving and stationary vehicles, including move-stop-move targets, using the FORESTER radar system when configured to fly a circular flight path around the desired target area. The… More

False Alarm Control for Advanced Radars

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: James J. Froh, Radar Systems Engineer
Award Amount: $299,981.00
Abstract:
The false alarm issue being extensive and multifaceted, based on both varying environments and radar types, modes, and capabilities, TSC proposes to design (Phase I) and build (Phase II) a prototype of a radar simulation Testbed that will provide for the development of counter false alarm techniques… More

Advanced Sensor Data Fusion

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Research Institution: UNIV. OF CONNECTICUT
Principal Investigator: David Schultz, Research Staff
Award Amount: $99,997.00
RI Contact: Yaakov Bar-Shalom
Abstract:
Technology Service Corporation (TSC) and the University of Connecticut (UCONN) will develop a birth-to-death tracking concept that utilizes rotational information to improve track handover between: 1) forward-based radars, 2) mid-course ballistic missile defense tracking radars, and 3) the IR sensor… More

Securing Training Objects and Records Management

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Geoffrey McKim, Senior Staff
Award Amount: $749,982.00
Abstract:
In the training industry, widely dispersed training audiences (particularly for Web-based content) require various levels of access control to training materials. The use of smart cards, biometrics, and other tokens as security access/user identity verification keys provide an avenue not only to… More

Advanced Radar Data Fusion

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Research Institution: UNIV. OF ARIZONA
Principal Investigator: Paul D. Mountcastle, Principal Staff Member
Award Amount: $999,996.00
RI Contact: Nathan Goodman
Abstract:
In Phase I, TSC and the University of Arizona developed a new generalized Space-Time Adaptive Processing (Generalized STAP) algorithm that discriminates among classes of scatterers that move on generalized space-time paths. The new formalism was applied to three-dimensional (3D) imaging of objects… More

Advanced Radar Data Fusion

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Paul D. Mountcastle, Principal Staff Member
Award Amount: $999,966.00
Abstract:
In Phase II, TSC proposes to further develop and validate a novel approach to multisensor 3D radar imaging and simultaneous motion parameter estimation, which was successfully demonstrated in Phase I. 3D radar images produced by TSC's algorithm offer a means of estimating the size of targets in… More

Defeating Emplaced Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) Using Fusion Algorithms

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Allan Corbeil, Corporate Senior Staff
Award Amount: $99,972.00
Abstract:
IEDs are primary insurgent weapons that have caused almost half the U.S. casualties in Iraq. To date, our response has included improved vehicle armor, persistent surveillance, and electronic warfare to defeat Radio-Controlled IEDs. The CREW Duke system developed by SRC has been a phenomenal success… More

Generation of Multiple-Input Multiple-Output Radar Waveforms

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Carroll Nunn, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $99,997.00
Abstract:
MIMO is an innovative radar technique that can provide angle and velocity resolution advantages in phased array radars such as OTH systems. TSC plans to: 1) identify the architectural design requirements for signal generation and matched / mismatched filtering, and 2) develop simulations predicting… More

Automated Feature Extraction Capabilities for the Development of High-Resolution GEOINT Feature Data and Constructing Correlated Databases

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / SOCOM
Principal Investigator: Uri Bernstein, Corporate Senior Staff
Award Amount: $749,970.00
Abstract:
The Phase I program demonstrated the feasibility of using optical and LIDAR data to accurately extract structures, vertical obstructions, power lines, and road networks. In the Phase II program, TSC proposes to further develop the extraction techniques, and to develop prototype software at TRL… More

VERIFI; A Dismounted Combat Identification System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Charles A. Shipley, Corporate Senior Staff
Award Amount: $69,979.00
Abstract:
TSC has proposed a combat dismount wearable passive device that can be interrogated at a distance by an operational radar to identify and locate friendlies in environments including all weather, darkness, and forested conditions. The device will have omni- directional high backscatter gain for the… More

Mitigation of Radar Clutter Using Algorithmic Techniques

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Paul D. Mountcastle, Principal Staff Member
Award Amount: $99,935.00
Abstract:
TSC will develop a promising new generalized Space-Time Adaptive Processing (Generalized STAP) algorithm that discriminates among classes of scatterers by forming adaptive filters over the fundamental measurement dimensions of radar element, pulse time and wideband frequency. The new generalized… More

Radar Debris Algorithms and Models for Discrimination

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: George Bohannon, Corporate Senior Staff
Award Amount: $995,548.00
Abstract:
Radar data collected on U.S. domestic missile flight tests has revealed significant debris environments. Solid rocket boosters have been found to create particularly dense debris environments, but deployment hardware debris is typically also present, both for solid and liquid fuel boosters. Data… More

Precision Extraction and Characterization of Lines of Communication from Moving Target Indicator (MTI) Data

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Allan Corbeil, Corproate Senior Staff
Award Amount: $69,936.00
Abstract:
Extracting Lines of Communication (LOCs) is crucial for mission planning and target interdiction. LOCs consist of unmapped foot trails, dirt roads and rivers / streams in some areas where U.S. forces operate. Forested areas are a particular challenge because optical sensors cannot penetrate… More

Advanced Sensor Data Fusion

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Research Institution: UNIV. OF CONNECTICUT
Principal Investigator: Larry Cole, Research Staff
Award Amount: $999,925.00
RI Contact: Yaakov Bar-Shalom
Abstract:
In Phase I, TSC and the University of Connecticut developed an innovative track handover algorithm which combines estimated rotational motion states with measured radar or IR data to correlate tracks. Rotational motion states are derived from S-band or X-band radar measurements using TSC's Static… More

Dynamic Multisensor Exploitation (DYME)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Research Institution: GEORGIA TECH RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Principal Investigator: Wayne Haack, Member of the Principal Staff
Award Amount: $98,947.00
RI Contact: William Melvin
Abstract:
The goal of the TSC/GTRI program is to enhance expeditionary (or other small force) ISR capabilities by providing: 1) improved performance for an aggregate of existing or near-term airborne sensors, mobile ground sensors and UGS, 2) more efficient use of data links, and 3) target discovery… More

Bistatic High Range Resolution Radar Image Processing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: RENSSELAER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE
Principal Investigator: Paul D. Mountcastle, Corporate Senior Staff
Award Amount: $69,982.00
RI Contact: Margaret Cheney
Abstract:
Technology Service Corporation (TSC) and our academic partner Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) present an innovative approach to radar imaging of ships and other maritime targets that exploits monostatic, bistatic and multistatic wideband radar signals. The new signal processing technique is… More

Reactive Missile Plume Simulator for Open-Air Testing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Randy van Daalen Wetters, Corporate Senior Staff
Award Amount: $748,524.00
Abstract:
The Naval Air Warfare Center (NAWC), Weapons Division, China Lake has a requirement to develop a Reactive Missile Plume Simulator (RMPS) for open-air test and evaluation (T&E) of infrared (IR) missile warning and countermeasures systems. Adequate evaluation of Directional Infrared Countermeasures… More

Aircraft Survivability Re-routing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Jeffery Philson, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $349,977.00
Abstract:
As the US continues to dominate air-to-air combat, the ability to maintain complete air supremacy will be challenged primarily from the ground. Airborne operations that require low altitude flight at relatively low speeds for any duration of time are particularly vulnerable to ground-based threats.… More

Innovative Sensing Techniques for Urban Operations

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Don Woods, Prinicipal Staff
Award Amount: $742,081.00
Abstract:
The goal of the proposed Phase II work is to advance the development of ultra narrowband (UNB) multistatic systems for urban environments by developing algorithms, simulating radar performance, performing design tradeoff studies, and building a basic data collection system. The TSC program includes… More

Atmospheric Noise Cancellation for Low Frequency (LF) and Very Low Frequency (VLF)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Hank Schmidt, Communications Program Ma
Award Amount: $749,599.00
Abstract:
TSC proposes to develop a prototype of its WideBand Signal Processor (WBSP) adjunct processor concept for atmospheric noise suppression enhancement of the VLF/LF receive suite (MMRT receivers) of the E-6B TACAMO aircraft. This prototype will be integrated and tested at the TACAMO Systems… More

Dynamic Color Ratio Infrared Simulator Source

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Randy van Daalen Wetters, Corporate Senior Staff
Award Amount: $749,954.00
Abstract:
The Naval Air Warfare Center (NAWC), Weapons Division, China Lake, has a requirement to develop a Dynamic Color Ratio Infrared Simulator (DCR-IRS) source for open-air test and evaluation (T&E) of missile warning and countermeasures systems. "Two-color" IR sensors employed by missile warning systems… More

Advanced Antenna Array Beamformers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Menachem Levitas, Chief Scientist, Washingt
Award Amount: $743,069.00
Abstract:
Array antennas are conglomerations of many small radiating antennas, referred to as array elements. In common antenna pattern analyses the element pattern is considered to be uniform; element to element. Overall transmit or receive patterns are then described as products of two factors: the element… More

Multi-Static MTI Radar Concepts

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Wayne Haack, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $742,999.00
Abstract:
Our primary technical objective is to complete the development of TSC's innovative concept for coherent multistatic AMTI or GMTI from radar systems that utilize a single high altitude transmitter and multiple close-range receivers moving with arbitrary, but known trajectories. This concept is based… More

Over the Horizon Skywave HF Radar Object Altitude Estimation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Mark Cammarere, Future System Architect
Award Amount: $99,938.00
Abstract:
The ability to perform persistent, wide-area surveillance of the air and sea approaches to the U.S. mainland has been and remains a primary mission requirement for both the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and the United States Northern Command (USNORTHCOM). In addition to major… More

Sensor Data Fusion

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Jeffery R. Philson, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $999,971.00
Abstract:
In Phase I, Technology Service Corporation (TSC) demonstrated a new technique for three-dimensional (3-D) radar imaging called 3-D algebraic reconstruction, which relies on radar bandwidth rather than pulse-to-pulse coherence to achieve 3-D resolution. Th

Defeating Emplaced Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) Using Fusion Algorithms

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Allan Corbeil, Corp. Senior Staff
Award Amount: $745,906.00
Abstract:
IEDs are primary insurgent weapons that have caused almost half the U.S. casualties in Iraq. Our response has included persistent surveillance and electronic warfare to defeat Radio-Controlled IEDs. The CREW Duke system developed by SRC has been a phenomenal success in jamming RC-IEDs and has saved… More

Generation of Multiple-Input Multiple-Output Radar Waveforms

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Carroll Nunn, Systems Engineer
Award Amount: $737,835.00
Abstract:
Traditional adaptive processing utilizes the return signal in a manner designed to extract maximal information from a given radar return. MIMO radar processing, which is predicated on a totally digital receiver and an AESA transmitter is envisioned to take this one step further via the transmission… More

Anomaly Detection and Intelligent Sensor Resource Management

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Allan Corbeil, Corporate Senior Staff
Award Amount: $749,970.00
Abstract:
In Phase I, TSC investigated innovative anomaly detection algorithms for application to advanced UAV-based GMTI radars including VADER, AACER and FORESTER. TSC demonstrated a promising technique for reliably detecting and tracking anomalous groups of dismounts in simulated urban / suburban… More

Ground Moving Target Indicator (GMTI) Radar Discrimination of Combatants versus Animals in Severe Clutter

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Donald Woods, Sr. Engineer
Award Amount: $98,951.00
Abstract:
The California Operation of Technology Service Corporation (TSC/CA) proposes a comprehensive program to develop GMTI persistent surveillance algorithms that discriminate human combatants from moving animals under foliage. TSC/CA will use measured and simulated radar data of human and animal targets… More

Discrimination

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Paul D. Mountcastle, Corporate Senior Staff
Award Amount: $99,980.00
Abstract:
Even the most sophisticated countermeasures such as replica decoys and an antisimulated RV can be correctly discriminated based on their detailed physical properties; features that can be extracted using the radar and IR sensor assets of the BMDS using advanced discrimination algorithms. But to… More

Support Jammer Queing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Joseph Salzman, Principal Staff
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
Mobility Air Force assets deployed in forward positions are vulnerable to enemy air defenses and require protection, typically provided by high-power standoff jammer aircraft loitering outside the range of enemy missiles while radiating powerful waves of wideband energy at an entire region of enemy… More

Material Classification for Physics-Based Sensor Simulation Using Stereo-Pair Imagery

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Uri Bernstein, Corporate Senior Staff
Award Amount: $79,818.00
Abstract:
Current simulators can display very detailed imagery over very large geographic training areas in both visual and sensor channels. To provide a high-fidelity sensor channel, the simulation must be physics-based, and must rely on knowledge of the material properties of the simulation area. The… More

Radar Database Portability and Hybridization

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: George Bohannon, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
The performance of a Non-Cooperative Target Identification (NCTI) system is sensitive to both the quality of the signatures in the database and the extent to which the database is complete. Impediments to portability and hybridization can detrimentally impact the databases, and also significantly… More

Logistical Decision Support and Planning in a Counterinsurgency Environment

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Mark Cammarere, Principal Staff
Award Amount: $729,722.00
Abstract:
According to recent studies, future U.S. conflicts will increasingly involve asymmetric operations against insurgents. Operations in Iraq and Afghanistan have demonstrated that asymmetric environments can disrupt the Army's ability to establish and mainta

Ground-based Radar Space Object Identification (SOI) for Space Situational Awareness (SSA)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Jeffery R. Philson, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,982.00
Abstract:
The United States is heavily invested in, and dependent on, space assets for both military and commercial applications. These assets must be protected from man-made and natural space objects that pose a threat. An improved all-weather, day or night Space Object Identification (SOI) and tracking… More

Mitigation of Radar Clutter Using Algorithmic Techniques

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Paul D. Mountcastle, Corporate Senior Staff
Award Amount: $999,957.00
Abstract:
In Phase I, TSC developed a clutter mitigation technique that will allow radars of the BMDS to better detect, track and discriminate targets in the presence of tumbling dipole clutter and jamming countermeasures. The clutter mitigation technique is based on a novel adaptive signal processing… More

Advanced Real Time Battery Monitoring and Management System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: Purdue University
Principal Investigator: Eric Adams, Senior Engineer / Project
Award Amount: $69,984.00
RI Contact: James Caruthers
Abstract:
TSC and Purdue University will demonstrate a lab prototype of software and hardware capable of doing high speed monitoring of a Lithium-Ion cell. This monitoring needs to be specifically designed to predict failures. When a predictive failure is indicated a defensive countermeasure needs to be… More

Debris Mitigation for Missile Defense Radars

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: George E. Bohannon, Corporate Senior Staff
Award Amount: $99,575.00
Abstract:
TSC proposes to develop a software algorithm for improving the detection, tracking, and discrimination of threat objects in the presence of a dense environment of debris. Debris of the type to be addressed in the proposed work can rapidly increase the radar''s track load to the point where tracks… More

Innovative Waveforms and Related Signal Processing for Missile Defense Radars

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Menachem Levitas, Chief Scientist Washington Ops.
Award Amount: $99,885.00
Abstract:
Missile defense radar applications face increasing challenges in their detection, tracking, and discrimination functions. They include (a) noise jamming and clutter environment that become more severe as the required system sensitivities grow larger; (b) deceptive jamming that becomes more insidious… More

Exploitation of Geometric Diversity for High Resolution Ultrahigh Frequency (UHF) Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) Imaging

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Steven Jaroszewski, Corporate Senior Staff
Award Amount: $99,951.00
Abstract:
Under this effort TSC will structure a circular-orbit UHF SAR backprojection algorithm to operate in real-time and provide fully polarimetric imagery that is orthorectified and geo-registered. The algorithm re-quirements will be determined for operation on a massively-parallel computer system (such… More

Sense and Avoid (SAA) Radar Improvements

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Joseph Salzman, Principal Staff
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
The burgeoning use of UASs in all classes of airspace may cause situations where other aircraft, whose paths and missions are independent, intrude on each other's airspace. This situation resulted in the requirement for a sense-and-avoid (SAA) sensor that will satisfy FAA's due regard and… More

Automation of Satellite On-orbit Check-out

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Frederick A. Slane, Tactical Space Systems Architect
Award Amount: $99,996.00
Abstract:
TSC proposes to capture essential requirements analysis and systems engineering in Modeling Languages, and integrate the result with a real time network-to-processor level integrated development environment application, specifically for spacecraft On-Orbit Checkout (OOC). Through a standards based… More

Discrimination

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Jeffery R. Philson, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $499,911.00
Abstract:
The discrimination of lethal RVs within the ballistic missile complex is a challenging task. In Phase I, TSC demonstrated a nonparametric Bayesian classifier that can efficiently estimate the Probability Density Function (PDF) used in the Bayes classifier. A novel method of mapping N-dimensional… More

Ground Moving Target Indicator (GMTI) Radar Discrimination of Combatants versus Animals in Severe Clutter

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Don Woods, Principal Staff – (310) 954-2200
Award Amount: $1,174,437.00
Abstract:
GMTI radars are excellent at detecting slowly moving targets, but typically do not have the capability to classify the moving object. For FOPEN radars such as FORESTER, the operators would like to know if targets are wild animals, pack animals, indigenous humans or dismounted combatants. Or if a… More

Support Jammer Queing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Joseph Salzman, Principal Staff – (310) 954-2200
Award Amount: $2,142,792.00
Abstract:
Mobility Air Force assets deployed in forward positions are vulnerable to enemy air defenses and require protection, typically provided by high-power standoff/support jammer aircraft loitering outside the range of enemy missiles while radiating high-power jamming waveforms at large region of enemy… More

Non-rigid Body Motion Effects on Radar Database Signatures for Target Identification

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: George E. Bohannon, Corporate Senior Staff – (310) 954-2200
Award Amount: $746,215.00
Abstract:
Radar signature databases are critical elements of combat aircraft target identification systems that must accurately reflect the target configurations at the time the identification is to be made. However, there are numerous effects that can cause the databases to be less than optimal in terms of… More

Dynamic Multisensor Exploitation (DYME)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Research Institution: Georgia Tech Research Institute
Principal Investigator: Lee Moyer – (703) 995-9553
Award Amount: $749,771.00
RI Contact: Melvin
Abstract:
The challenges faced by airborne and ground-based sensors in detecting, classifying, identifying, associating and tracking difficult moving targets, such as insurgent forces, operating in difficult terrain such as mountains and forests will be addressed. Our team will quantify the performance that… More

Holographic Radar Signal Processing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: Space Dynamics Laboratory
Principal Investigator: Fernando Gianella, Memboer of Principal Staff – (203) 601-8328
Award Amount: $99,978.00
RI Contact: Scott A. Anderson
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: In Phase I, TSC and SDL will develop holographic circular SAR (CSAR) processing algorithms that allow a scene to be viewed in three dimensions over 360 degrees in azimuth and with a large elevation angle extent. Our approach is to coherently combine a set of CSAR images collected with… More

Sensor Data Fusion

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Lawrence Cole, Senior Staff – (203) 601-8332
Award Amount: $99,994.00
Abstract:
Technology Service Corporation (TSC) proposes to apply the Dynamic Logic (DL) algorithm to perform target detection and tracking using data from multiple radar and IR sensor assets in the ballistic missile defense system (BMDS). This iterative algorithm performs these two tasks simultaneously, and… More

Cognitive Multi-Sensor Improvised Explosive Device (IED) Detection Technologies (COMIDT)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Dan Lawrence, Sensors Subject Matter Expert – (256) 535-2100
Award Amount: $99,979.00
Abstract:
Due to variations in design and configuration, no one sensor can fully and reliably detect all the possible IED threats to the modern warfighter. By utilizing the advancements in processing capability and data transfer of modern computing, we can reduce the burden on single sensors. What if sensors… More

Tactical Counter Concealment Aerial Sensors Electronic Protection (TC-CAS EP)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Wayne Haack, Principal Staff – (203) 601-8321
Award Amount: $69,959.00
Abstract:
Low-frequency synthetic aperture radars (SARs), which tend to have very broad antenna beams and relatively small waveform bandwidths, are inherently vulnerable to unintentional RFI and to intentional electronic attack (EA). EA is typically performed using either: 1) a barrage noise or swept spot… More

Debris Mitigation for Missile Defense Radars

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: George E. Bohannon, Corporate Senior Staff – (310) 754-4200
Award Amount: $999,955.00
Abstract:
In Phase I, Technology Service Corporation (TSC) demonstrated the feasibility of a signal processing technique for improving the detection, tracking, and discrimination of threat objects in the presence of a dense environment of debris. For Phase II, TSC proposes to develop a signal processing… More

Exploitation of Geometric Diversity for High Resolution Ultrahigh Frequency (UHF) Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) Imaging

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Steven Jaroszewski, Corporate Senior Staff – (203) 601-8306
Award Amount: $743,826.00
Abstract:
TSC will develop software that exploits the rich geometric diversity of high resolution UHF-band SAR when the SAR flies a circular flight path about the scene of interest. TSC will develop and implement software that processes both UHF-band and VHF-band TRACER data to: 1) generate VideoSAR frames… More

Exploiting Polarimetry in Littoral Surveillance

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: Space Dynamics Laboratory
Principal Investigator: Fernando Giannella, Member of the Senior Staf – (203) 601-8328
Award Amount: $79,966.00
RI Contact: Scott Anderson
Abstract:
In Phase I the team of TSC and SDL will initiate an effort to collect polarimetric target and clutter signatures, identify polarimetric features and algorithms for detecting and classifying targets, and understanding the sensitivity to target aspect angle, grazing angle and radar resolution. In… More

Advanced Sensor Data Fusion

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Research Institution: University of Connecticut
Principal Investigator: Larry Cole, Research Staff – (203) 268-1249
Award Amount: $999,479.00
RI Contact: Yaakov Bar-Shalom
Abstract:
In Phase I, TSC and the University of Connecticut developed an innovative track handover algorithm which combines estimated rotational motion states with measured radar or IR data to correlate tracks. Rotational motion states are derived from S-band or X-band radar measurements using TSC"s… More

Innovative Signature Exploitation for Long Range Object Discrimination

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Michael Thomas, Senior Program Manager – (301) 576-2384
Award Amount: $99,945.00
Abstract:
Technology Service Corporation proposes an approach to placing object discrimination on firm foundations in a systems theory and mathematical framework. Using System Identification concepts, we establish the relationships among threat object characteristics and behaviors; rotational motion… More

Tracking Algorithms for Multi-Static Passive Radar Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Bernard Rees, Corporate Senior Staff – (310) 754-4222
Award Amount: $149,927.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Air defense systems using Passive coherent location (PCL) radars are a concern for the US Air Force because of the PCL receivers"reduced vulnerability to electronic detection and precision weapons, and because of their potential for enhanced detection of low-observable US aircraft.… More

Autonomous Situational Awareness for Munitions

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: George E. Bohannon, Corporate Senior Engineer – (310) 754-4212
Award Amount: $149,911.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: TSC proposes to develop a software tool for modeling the dynamic multistatic coherent RF signatures of targets illuminated by munition fuze imaging sensors at sub-millimeter wavelengths. TSC will leverage a signature modeling tool that was developed by TSC for the Air Force under a recent… More

Massive Parallel SAR Scene Simulator

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Ray Durand, Manager of Product Development – (310) 754-4215
Award Amount: $145,921.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: The Air Force has a requirement to test Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) systems in an RF Hardware-in-the-Loop (HITL) simulation. The simulation requires that a large number of computations to determine the simulated target and clutter signals be performed in a short amount of time to… More

Spectrally Compliant Waveforms for Navy Communication Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Carroll Nunn, Systems Engineer – (301) 576-2393
Award Amount: $79,923.00
Abstract:
Increasing data rate requirements from Navy communication systems, motivated in part by future sensor netting applications, drive a corresponding need to utilize broader communication bandwidths. It is envisioned that such bandwidth broadening will cause increased conflicts with other systems in the… More

Affordable Active Phased Array Sensor Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Brandon Wolfson, Lead Member – (256) 535-2100
Award Amount: $99,986.00
Abstract:
The U.S. Army is currently investing in the development of affordable electronics for defense systems. Specifically, affordable active phased arrays are being explored for the purpose of reducing the cost of missile seekers. As threat types, ranges and ballistics become more and more abundant and… More

Tactical Counter Concealment Aerial Sensors Electronic Protection (TC-CAS EP)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Wayne Haack, Principal Staff – (203) 601-8321
Award Amount: $728,066.00
Abstract:
Tactical counter-concealment aerial sensors that are currently being developed by the U.S. Army operate at VHF, UHF and/or L-band frequencies. These radars must operate in environments in which there can be a significant amount of unintentional radio frequency interference (RFI) (i.e.… More

Novel Planning Algorithms for Hybrid Land and Sea Platform Sensor Coordination

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Geoffrey Rubin, Principal Staff – (540) 644-6836
Award Amount: $99,998.00
Abstract:
TSC"s response to this Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) topic demonstrates novel and innovative algorithms to fully address the objectives of this requirement. Our solution provides an adaptable approach that balances flexibility to include multiple sensor and engagement assets and… More

3G and 4G Communication System Interference Remediation Techniques

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Carroll Nunn, Principal Staff – (301) 576-2393
Award Amount: $99,992.00
Abstract:
3G and 4G mobile communications systems pose significant interference threats to the AN/SPY-1 operability ashore and in littoral environments. The specific frequency bands at which such interference sources may appear vary with geographic locations across the world. Adaptive array based techniques… More

Combined RF/IR Data Correlation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Research Institution: Michigan Tech Research Institute
Principal Investigator: Jeffery Philson, Research Engineer – (203) 601-8329
Award Amount: $99,999.00
RI Contact: William Buller
Abstract:
Aegis BMD 5.0 CU will expand and update the Baseline 9 MRBM and IRBM threat set, while Aegis BMD 5.1 will have capabilities against more sophisticated short to intermediate range ballistic missiles. An ability to discriminate this wider set of increasingly sophisticated threats is essential.… More

Autonomous Situational Awareness for Munitions

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: George E. Bohannon, Corporate Senior Staff – (310) 754-4212
Award Amount: $749,979.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: The Munitions Environment Signature Model being developed by TSC will provide munitions design engineers with a tool for exploring RF fuze sensor alternatives by modeling the dynamic multistatic coherent RF signatures of targets illuminated by munition fuze sensors at sub-millimeter… More

Innovative Technologies for Miniaturized Affordable Battlefield Hardened Proximity Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Michael Johnson, Embedded Applications Sector Lead – (256) 535-2176
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
Phase IV systems has worked on a variety of radar systems that have relied on Doppler processing to perform their function. Recently this approach has been applied to radar fuzes and seekers meant for missile applications. This work has made various commonalities apparent and opened the door to the… More

Holographic Radar Signal Processing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Research Institution: Space Dynamics Laboratory
Principal Investigator: Fernando Giannella, Senior Scientist – (203) 601-8328
Award Amount: $499,957.00
RI Contact: Scott A. Anderson
Abstract:
The 3-D SAR imaging of objects in a scene provides improved military target identification and weapons targeting accuracy. This capability can also potentially be combined with simultaneous SAR/GMTI surveillance modes to provide 3-D context information for moving targets in a scene. In Phase I, TSC… More

High Bandwidth, Compact, Wireless, Millimeter Wave Intra-Missile Datalink

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Doug Fitzpatrick, Lead Member of Technical Staff – (256) 705-2225
Award Amount: $99,919.00
Abstract:
TSC is developing a intra-missile datalink that allows for high bandwidth (>2Gb/s) multi-mode, missile sensor data to be passed to the sensor data processor to minimize the use of cabling. This removes the issues caused by the cabling, such as integration time, cable volume and weight and gimbal… More

Cognitive Multi-Sensor Improvised Explosive Device (IED) Detection Technologies (COMIDT)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Dan Lawrence, Senior Staff – (256) 535-2142
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: The IED is a difficult and effective threat due to its evolving nature and loosely defined composition. Due to the variations in design and configuration, no single sensor, or single sensor platform, can reliably detect IED devices with practical false alarm performance in tactical… More

Determination of Terrain Ponding for Logistics Emplacement and Planning

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Mark R. Cammarere, Principal Staff Engineer – (315) 797-0613
Award Amount: $99,945.00
Abstract:
Accounting for the impacts of terrain and weather is key to identifying potential Courses of Action that mitigate their effects. TSC and CSU propose a convergence of technologies 1) CSU"s prototype engine for estimating locations prone to water ponding, 2) the Army Research Laboratory"s… More
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