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Company Information:

Name: Torch Technologies, Inc.
Address: 4035 Chris Drive
Suite C
Huntsville, AL 35802-
Located in HUBZone: No
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
Phone: (256) 319-6019

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $1,389,794.00 12
SBIR Phase II $7,216,601.00 8
STTR Phase I $99,929.00 1
STTR Phase II $749,994.00 1

Award List:

Computer Network Operations (CNO)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: James Rogers, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
The evolution of the Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) introduces new external components, such as Aegis as an external sensor/interceptor, into what was traditionally a closed loop system. While these additional elements will expand and improve the capabilities of the BMDS, they also… More

Critical Data Processing for Chemical Warfare Simulant Field Testing - Advanced Data Fusion

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / CBD
Principal Investigator: Mike Muratet, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
To properly measure (and understand) the performance of a standoff detector, properties of the challenge cloud must be known. Meteorological models, such as HPAC and VLSTRACK, have proven to be reasonably good tools for predicting cloud properties. However, a problem with these tools is that they… More

Computer Network Operations (CNO) for Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Mike Muratet, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,958.00
Abstract:
Most computer network intrusion detection (ID) systems are based on the detection of a priori patterns determined during security audits, or more often by post-attack forensic analysis. By all estimates, thousands of new attack modes are identified each year which cause damage until they are… More

Critical Data Processing for Chemical Warfare Simulant Field Testing - Advanced Data Fusion

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / CBD
Principal Investigator: Michael Muratet, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $749,934.00
Abstract:
In this Phase II SBIR project for the Army CBD, Torch Technologies of Huntsville, AL, will develop and demonstrate a fully operational prototype of its Advanced Chemical Release Evaluation System for fusing measurements of the concentration of clouds resulting from chemical releases. The ability to… More

Advanced Sensor Registration Health and Status Monitoring Technology Components

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Roy Thrasher, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
MDA is designing and building a Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) that consists of integrated weapon systems and sensors capable of defeating enemy ballistic missiles. The Command, Control, Battle Management, and Communications (C2BMC) Element of the BMDS facilitates the necessary activities… More

Modeling Algorithms for Unmanned Aircraft/Weapons Management Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Terry Thomas, Sr Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
Unmanned Aerial Systems are rapidly evolving in each of the armed services from their traditional Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance missions to platforms with a mix of payloads and weapons. All indications are that this evolution will continue and the future of Fire Scout will include… More

Advanced Sensor Registration Health and Status Monitoring Technology Components

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Roy Thrasher, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $2,000,000.00
Abstract:
This Phase II proposal describes a Trusted Radar concept, which is an innovative concept developed by Torch Technologies to support a key BMDS C2BMC function called Sensor Registration Health & Status Monitoring (SRHSM). The Trusted Radar concept is designed to address the significant problems… More

Radiation Hard Interceptor Components Test Methods for Missile Defense

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Neil Miller, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
In our Phase I effort, we propose to develop a concept that addresses radiation hardening techniques for electro-optical sensor and electronics unit subsystems. This development will demonstrate feasibility of the concept to be incorporated into the BMDS architecture to provide reliable operation… More

Modeling Algorithms for Unmanned Aircraft/Weapons Management Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Jaye Bass, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
Study indicates that Model Driven Architecture methods and tools are sufficiently mature and advantageous for use in building software to manage stores on Armed Unmanned Air Systems. The models can be used to optimize and manage the real time and safety critical systems thereby increasing war… More

CBRN Sensor and Sensor Netting Algorithms

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / CBD
Principal Investigator: Jim Schwaiger, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
This Phase I SBIR proposal presents the Torch Technologies approach for the development of advanced, innovative, robust real-time algorithms for the integration of passive and active electro-optical sensor detections and identification information. In our proposal, we detail our ideas regarding the… More

CBRN Sensor and Sensor Netting Algorithms

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Jim Schwaiger, Principal Investigator – (256) 319-6041
Award Amount: $749,999.00
Abstract:
information) During Phase I the Torch Technologies developed, demonstrated, and assessed the feasibility of an innovative, real-time multi-layered CW sensor data fusion network capability supporting advanced standoff detection and early warning against CB threats. Torch merged two significant… More

Matched Filter Chaos Communications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Research Institution: Auburn University
Principal Investigator: Dan Hahs, Principal Investigator – (256) 319-6000
Award Amount: $99,929.00
RI Contact: Robert N. Dean
Abstract:
A plan is presented to demonstrate the feasibility and practicality of a radio-frequency Hayes-Corron (H-C) chaos-based communication system employing an optimal spread-spectrum chaotic communication theory to achieve superior low-power, low-probability of interception, multiple-user access, and… More

Sensor Resource Management

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Diane Lane, Principal Investigator – (256) 319-6000
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Torch proposes an innovative data fusion approach based upon a processing and communications architecture which supports a real-time Sensor Resource Management (SRM) driven demonstration of enhanced Track Quality (TQ) for BMDS System Track. Our approach is based upon our experience with the… More

Matched Filter Chaos Communications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Research Institution: Auburn University
Principal Investigator: Dan Hahs, Principal Investigator – (256) 319-6000
Award Amount: $749,994.00
RI Contact: Robert Dean
Abstract:
Chaos is a natural phenomenon that offers unique features that may be exploited to yield communication systems having beneficial characteristics. Useful chaotic oscillators of low-dimensionality can be constructed using simple, inexpensive components."Sensitivity to initial conditions"may… More

Next Generation Static Warhead Testing (NG-SWaT)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Jim Burke, Principal Investigator – (256) 319-6000
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Leveraging our extensive experience collecting and analyzing missile intercept data, Torch proposes designing/integrating an innovative instrumentation system along with automated data processing and data fusion algorithms to better characterize debris damage effects from static… More

Rapid Scene Creation for Multispectral Terrain Signature Models and Simulations

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Jamie Burns, Principal Investigator – (256) 319-6000
Award Amount: $149,936.00
Abstract:
Torch proposes the development of an efficient, high fidelity approach for the development of terrain models suitable for use in high fidelity electro-optical and infrared scene rendering applications and simulations. Torch will decrease developmental complexity and timelines through the… More

Asset Pairing for Battle Management

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Mike Flaherty, Principle Investigator – (256) 319-6000
Award Amount: $149,938.00
Abstract:
Torch proposes an innovative fusion of key technologies associated with an optimized asset pairing of BMDS sensors and weapon systems supporting enhanced interceptor utilization in complex multi-raid and multi-target environments. An optimized Sensor/Weapon Asset Pairing (SWAP) via a paired… More

Techniques for Performing Warhead Characterization

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Jim Burke, Principal Investigator – (256) 319-6000
Award Amount: $149,962.00
Abstract:
Leveraging our extensive experience modeling, collecting, and analyzing missile intercept data and ballistic missile state estimation, Torch proposes designing an innovative instrumentation system integrated with automated data processing and data fusion algorithms to capture full-hemisphere,… More

Sensor Resource Management

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Mike Flaherty, Principal Investigator – (256) 319-6000
Award Amount: $986,517.00
Abstract:
Torch proposes to develop, test, and validate real-time BMDS Sensor Resource Management (SRM) algorithms using a scalable sensor network data fusion architecture which is both efficient and robust. Our Phase II SRM development approach is enabled by our Phase I… More

Next Generation Static Warhead Testing (NG-SWaT)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Jim Burke, Principal Investigator – (256) 319-6000
Award Amount: $747,483.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Leveraging the results of our Phase I work, Torch proposes developing/integrating an innovative instrumentation system along with automated data processing and data fusion algorithms to better characterize debris damage effects from static detonating weapon tests. Our Phase II work plan… More

Rapid Scene Creation for Multispectral Terrain Signature Models and Simulations

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Jamie Burns, Task lead – (256) 319-6000
Award Amount: $482,674.00
Abstract:
Torch proposes a holistic, efficient, high fidelity approach for development of terrain models suitable for use in high fidelity EO/IR rendering applications and simulations. Torch will decrease development complexity and timelines through the generation of efficient characterization algorithms,… More

Modeling Algorithms for Unmanned Aircraft/Weapons Management Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Jaye Bass, Principal Investigator – (256) 319-6005
Award Amount: $749,994.00
Abstract:
This rapidly growing company has developed a model driven open architecture system that implements weapons on unmanned air systems. It consists of the unmanned system control and air vehicle elements and is highly consistent with the emerging Department of Defense mandates for unmanned air systems… More