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Company Information:

Company Name: Toyon Research Corp.
City: Goleta
State: CA
Zip+4: 93117-
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: http://www.toyon.com
Phone: (805) 968-6787

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $17,227,408.99 196
SBIR Phase II $62,111,485.00 90
STTR Phase I $1,828,997.00 19
STTR Phase II $7,504,494.00 11

Award List:

PERFORMANCE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Joel r garbarino
Award Amount: $49,945.00
Abstract:
The improvement of threat radar technology in the past decade has raised questions about current penetration systems effectiveness. taking the offense conservative view of the problem can make the job of the penetration aid designer very difficult. a more realistic view of the problem may show that… More

NUCLEAR EFFECTS ON THREAT OPTICAL SENSOR PERFORMANCE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: John Ise
Award Amount: $49,853.00

AIR DEFENSE FORCE MULTIPLIER CONCEPT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Chris Truax
Award Amount: $49,996.00

NUCLEAR EFFECTS ON THREAT OPTICAL SENSOR PERFORMANCE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: John Ise
Award Amount: $268,000.00
Abstract:
The improvement of optical threats in the past decade has raised questions about current penetration systems effectiveness. taking the offense conservative view of the problem can make the job of the penetration aid designer very difficult. a more realistic view of the problem may show that certain… More

AIR DEFENSE FORCE MULTIPLIER CONCEPT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Chris Truax
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
In may of 1984, the army and air force jointly adopted a new doctrine called the airland battle concept. in addition to other requirements, this doctrine called for the expansion of the battle space and the development of autonomous and semi-autonomous weapon systems. in a related development, nato… More

OPTIMAL MARV TRAJECTORIES CONSIDERING DEFENSE RADAR AND INTERCEPTOR LIMITATIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Joel r garbarino
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
In maneuvering reentry vehicle engagement studies, it is usually necessary to drive a set of "effective" evasion trajectories to obtain a realistic estimate of the penetration capability of the offense. analytic techniques and small computer codes have been developed to treat evasion performance of… More

RADIO FREQUENCY (RF) PROPAGATION PREDICTIONS THROUGH NUCLEAR CLOUDS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: John ise
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
During the past twenty-five years, several computer codes have been developed to predict various radar effects concerning propagation through nuclear fireballs. for the most part, these have been designed exclusively for ground-based abm radars. this proposed study is designed to permit calculation… More

DETERMINATION OF COUNTERMEASURES TO BISTATIC RADAR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Michael Grace
Award Amount: $50,000.00

DETERMINATION OF COUNTERMEASURES TO BISTATIC RADAR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Michael Grace
Award Amount: $498,000.00
Abstract:
The revival of interest in bistatic radar systems over the past decade has raised questions about these systems' susceptibility to countermeasures. bistatic radars have good inherent eccm capability because the receiver's position is not readily determined, forcing jammers to employ wide angle… More

AERONAUTICAL/SPACE OPERATIONAL INTERFACE REQUIREMENT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Harold i jacobson
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
A methodology is required for assessing the utility of space assets to support aircraft and cruise missiles when performing strategic and tactical missions. phase i of this sbir program will survey all pertinent methodologies and will develop criterial for selecting the one most capable for this… More

REAL TIME FOLIAGE PENETRATION SYNTHETIC APERTURE RADAR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Gerard p cardillo
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
A radar operating through foliage is degraded by four principal effects: attenuation, refraction, reflection, and random distributed returns from resonant forest structures. numerous radar designs have been attempted, but none have resulted in a satisfactory solution to the problem of locating… More

NEW CONCEPTS AND INNOVATIONS FOR AERONAUTICAL SYSTEMS/SUBSYSTEMS- SOF AIRCRAFT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Thomas w geyer
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
Special operations forces (sofs) have been and continue to be relied upon for use in a general all-out war and in low-intensity conflicts (lic). in both cases, the sofs will require unique equipment and possibly unique transport vehicles in order to assure mission success. any future sof transport… More

ADVANCED DEEP-STRIKE CRUISE MISSILE AUTONOMOUS TARGET-SCENE INTERPRETATION & DECISION MAKING

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

ADVANCED DEEP-STRIKE CRUISE MISSILE AUTONOMOUS TARGET-SCENE INTERPRETATION & DECISION MAKING

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $159,100.00

MONOPULSE RADOME ERROR COMPENSATION IN THE PRESENCE OF APERTURE BLOCKAGE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: John Feeman , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
Aperture blockage has become a serious obstacle for air-toair and air-to-surface dual-mode missiles. the radar antenna of these systems potentially suffers, from severe aperture blockage since the ir sensor and its associiated lens/window is typically placed on the radome of the missile. aperture… More

EFFECTIVE MARV TRAJECTORIES FOR MULTIPLE MISSIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Bernard B Gragg , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $50,000.00

ADVANCED ECM/ECCM MODELING

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr A Vince Mrstik , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $50,000.00

EFFECTIVE MARV TRAJECTORIES FOR MULTIPLE MISSIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Bernard B Gragg , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $500,000.00
Abstract:
The maneuvering reentry vehicle (marv) presents serious problems to a missile defense system. because of its maneuver capability, it can generally evade interceptors, at least over a portion of the battlespace. because of its large maneuver footprint, it forces the defense to search a large volume… More

IMPACT DETECTION SYSTEM FOR KWAJALEIN ATOLL APPLICATION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Harold Jacobson
Award Amount: $49,368.00

TRANSFORM MISSION PLANNING INTO CLASSICAL MECHANICS DOMAIN

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

ADVANCED ECM/ECCM MODELING

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr A Vince Mrstik , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $499,999.00
Abstract:
A two-phase program is described for developing a high fidelity, yet fast executing, radar simulator which models the detection, acquisition, tracking, and missile guidance of u.s. and foreign systems in an ecm/eccm environment. the simulation includes all major ecm/eccm tactics (including towed… More

IMPACT DETECTION SYSTEM FOR KWAJALEIN ATOLL APPLICATION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Harold Jacobson
Award Amount: $215,450.00
Abstract:
A range-trilateration scheme using radars is proposed for detecting the splash of reentry vehicles (rvs) impacting at kwajalein atoll (ka). range trilateration can provide the desired position measurement accuracy, area coverage, all-weather performance, and reliability required of the rv impact… More

BROADBAND SUBMARINE COMMUNICATIONS MAST ANTENNA

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Thomas L. Larry
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
A design study is proposed for mast mounted antenna systems to be used on submarine platforms as part of the COPERNICUS System communication link. Several types of multi-element antennas structures and matching network topologies will be investigated. Optimization analyses will be performed for each… More

SUBMARINE RF COMMUNICATIONS ANTENNA

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Thomas L. Larry
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
A design study is proposed for antenna systems mounted on buoys which will be towed by submerged submarines and part of the COPERNICUS System communication link. Several types of multi-element antenna structures and matching network topologies will be investigated. Optimization analyses will be… More

Real-Time Drag Determination for Kwajalein Missile Range (KMR) Tracking Development

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: A. Vincent Mrstik
Award Amount: $46,409.00

Innovative Analysis Tool for Developing Aeronautical Systems to Counter Tactical Relocatable Targets

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Joel R. Garbarino
Award Amount: $50,000.00

Fighter Cockpit Precision Cursor Control

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Mr Harold I. Jackson
Award Amount: $82,978.00

TRANSFORM MISSION PLANNING INTO CLASSICAL MECHANICS DOMAIN

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Kevin Sullivan
Award Amount: $323,499.00
Abstract:
One of the most challenging problems in automated mission planning is the creation of a route for an aircraft to follow which is both feasible, based on aircraft kinematic capability, and minimizes the exposure of the aircraft to enemy air defenses. several techniques are currently in use which… More

Innovative Analysis Tool for Developing Aeronautical Systems to Counter Tactical Relocatable Targets

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Joel R. Garbarino
Award Amount: $400,000.00
Abstract:
The DESERT STORM experience generated a sudden and intense interest in tactical missile launchers. Our impotence in finding and destroying these launchers soon became obvious to us as well as the rest of the world. Later it became apparent that we also lacked the analysis tools needed to investigate… More

Real-Time Drag Determination for Kwajalein Missile Range (KMR) Tracking Development

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: A. Vincent Mrstik
Award Amount: $462,500.00
Abstract:
Although the wideband, narrow beam radars at KMR are capable of tracking well-behaved targets during reentry, the radars do not reliably maintain track on targets whose drag profiles deviate significantly from a priori predictions. The objective of this effort is to determine the feasibility of… More

Fighter Cockpit Precision Cursor Control

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Mr Harold I. Jackson
Award Amount: $338,151.00
Abstract:
The objective of the proposed effort is to determine the potential benefits and performance in using head rotation to precisely control the cursor on a display. We will design, develop, and test a scheme that uses a laser to read a bar pattern inscribed on the pilot's helmet. Head rotations modulate… More

Parametric Approach to Concept Exploration in Distributed Simulation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Harold Jacobson
Award Amount: $84,858.00
Abstract:
ARPA requires a software template of a tank weapon system that facilitates model creation and effectiveness assessment of proposed new subsystems incorporating new technology. The template must meet five requirements: incorporate a representation of all tank subsystems; permit each subsystem… More

Advanced Optical Countermeasure Modeling

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Willaim A. White
Award Amount: $60,000.00

Advanced Optical Countermeasure Modeling

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Willaim A. White
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
Under sponsorship of the Aeronautical Systems Center (ASC/XR), Toyon Research Corporation developed an innovative approah for simulating the interaction of an aircraft employing radar countermeasures against an attacking missile employing counter-countermeasures. The Toyon approach yields a… More

Antenna Monopulse Measurement Modeling and Calibration for Improved Tracking

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Arthur C. Ludwig
Award Amount: $99,181.00

Antenna Monopulse Measurement Modeling and Calibration for Improved Tracking

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Arthur C. Ludwig
Award Amount: $600,000.00
Abstract:
In an effort to more cost-effectively utilize existing assets to perform more functions, there has been a growing interest in using conventional mechanical scanned monopulse radars (normally used only for tracking single targets) to simultaneously track multiple targets. In order to maintain… More

Single-Element GPS Antenna with Adaptive Anti-Jamming Capability

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Thomas L. Larry
Award Amount: $99,945.00

Single-Element GPS Antenna with Adaptive Anti-Jamming Capability

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Thomas L. Larry
Award Amount: $500,000.00
Abstract:
The development of a "smart," anti-jam, single-element GPS antenna is proposed. The approach uses an electronically reconfigurable antenna (ERA) whose gain pattern has an azimuthal null which can be varied by adjusting control loads on the antenna. The loads are adjusted and controlled by an… More

Thin, Lightweight, Broad Band Microwave Absorbing Material

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Michael A. Gilbert
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Currently available thin, broad-band microwave absorbers do not perform well for near-grazing incidence of arbitrarily polarized waves. This limits their use for improving antenna isolation on airborne systems, such as towed decoys. Fortunately, for antenna isolation problems, the angles of… More

Automatic Target Recognition (ATR) Technology Components

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Kevin J. Sullivan
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Synthetic aperture radars (SAR) can be used to create imagery for detection and classifying stationary ground vehicles. But when the vehicles are moving, they are distorted in the SAR imagery and thus cannot be recognized. High resolution MTI radars can be used to obtain range profiles of moving… More

Reconfigurable Flat-Panel Antenna Array

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Thomas L. Larry, Ph.d
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Toyon Research Corporation will examine and optimize innovative reconfigurable flat panel antenna designs that provide broadband efficiency and maximum controllable directivity within a tightly constrained volume. These antenna designs will be based on microstrip and patch structures mounted on… More

High-Resolution Tracking of Distributed Targets

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Vince Mrstik
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
The high-resolution radars at Kwajalein Missile Range (KMR) have sufficient bandwidth to resolve multiple scattering points on most targets of interest. As radar returns from these multiple scattering points fluctuate during track, the radar track point may jump between the scattering points. This… More

Reentry Tracking Improvements for the Tradex Radar

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Gerard P. Cardillo
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
The Tradex radar at Kwajalein gathers both signature and metric data on reentry objects. Accurate real-time tracking is essential to: (1) keep the target in the center of the antenna beam for highest possible signal-to-noise, (2) place a limited number of data samples about the target, end (3) to… More

Automatic Target Recognition (ATR) Technology Components

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Kevin J. Sullivan
Award Amount: $749,994.00
Abstract:
Synthetic aperture radars (SAR) can be used to create imagery for detection and classifying stationary ground vehicles. But when the vehicles are moving, they are distorted in the SAR imagery and thus cannot be recognized. High resolution MTI radars can be used to obtain range profiles of moving… More

Integrated Photonic Systems Simulation Development

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Michael A. Gilbert
Award Amount: $600,000.00
Abstract:
Currently available thin, broad-band microwave absorbers do not perform well for near-grazing incidence of arbitrarily polarized waves. This limits their use for improving antenna isolation on airborne systems, such as towed decoys. Fortunately, for antenna isolation problems, the angles of… More

Digital Fiber-Optic Link Simulation Development

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Peter Stieber
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
This proposal focuses on the development of fiber-optic link simulation software with a graphical user interface (GUI) to perform link analysis as described in ANSI/TIA/EIA-626-1995. In particular, the simulations will incorporate detailed physics based models for the fiber-optic components to… More

ADVANCED COMPACT ANTENNA TECHNOLOGY

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Thomas L Larry
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Small lightweight airborne platforms present severe constraints to the development of communication antenna suites. This is particularly so when there is a need for multiple SATCOM links including high data rate transmissions in the presence of interference environments. Limitations due to size,… More

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Thomas L Larry Phd
Award Amount: $668,019.00

Geometric Patterning of Radar Absorptive and Reflective Materials (RARM) and Selective Combining of RARM materials to Achieve Improved ...

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Michael Gilbert
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Not Available The multi-million dollar market of Hybrid electronics is thriving despite the problems with the current manufacturing technologies. Processes like direct-bond-copper and other manufacturing techniques used to create Hybrid circuits are very time consuming, expensive, and produce… More

GPS Ground Plane Nulling Antenna

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Thomas Larry
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Not Available This proposal addresses an innovative solution to solicitation 99-012. It is a novel method for direct manufacture of metal parts or other metallic components. As compared to conventional rapid prototyping or rapid realization technologies, the proposed technology will enable the… More

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Thomas L Larry
Award Amount: $746,475.00

GPS Ground Plane Nulling Antenna

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Andy Richen
Award Amount: $600,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Thomas L. Larry
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
Not Available tHC proposes a virtual satellite (VirtualSat) platform environment. In this environment, enhanced functionality and autonomy of navigation, guidance and control systems is provided by a virtual satellite simulating its dynamic behavior. Within this virtu

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Thomas L. Larry
Award Amount: $750,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Thomas L. Larry
Award Amount: $70,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Michael P. Grace, Senior Analyst
Award Amount: $69,807.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Matthew Ressler, Analyst
Award Amount: $100,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Kenan Ezal, Senior Analyst
Award Amount: $100,000.00

Signal And Cable Integrity Monitoring And Diagnostics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Michael Grace, Senior Staff Analyst
Award Amount: $700,000.00
Abstract:
GPS is a mission-critical system supporting U.S. military forcesthrough all levels of conflict. By the same token, we must beable to deny our enemies the ability to exploit GPS against ourforces. Probably the most practical means of GPS-denial is viajamming, but it is very important to control where… More

Characterization of Aerosol Inlets and Ducts

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Kevin Sullivan, Senior Staff Analyst
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Toyon Research proposes to develop a non-cooperative target recognition (NCTR) module that classifies airborne targets based on high-range-resolution (HRR) radar measurements collected by any number of sensors over time. The NCTR module will consist of aclassifier that uses a representation of the… More

Agent-Based Algorithms to Search Multiple Databases for Spatial and Temporal Information

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Scott May, Senior Analyst
Award Amount: $98,810.00
Abstract:
In future military operations, intelligence analysts will have access tounprecedented quantities of surveillance data. Toyon proposes to develop anarchitecture that employs

Geometric Patterning

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Michael Gilbert, Analyst
Award Amount: $0.00

Geometric Patterning

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Michael Gilbert, Analyst
Award Amount: $737,161.00

Retrofit Anti-Jam CRPA for Handheld GPS Receivers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Thomas Larry, Senior Staff Analyst
Award Amount: $120,000.00
Abstract:
Toyon Research Corporation proposes to design a low-cost, jammer resistant antenna element suitable for legacy handheld GPS receivers. The design will mechanically and electronically interface with the handheld unit and require no change to the receiver.This active antenna device will provide 35 to… More

Continuous Identification of Ground Vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Kevin Sullivan, Senior Staff Analyst
Award Amount: $746,871.00
Abstract:
Toyon Research Corporation proposes to develop algorithms that will provide a continuous identification of ground vehicles through moving and stationary states. These algorithms will receive detections with signature information from synthetic apertureradars (SAR) and… More

A Small, Low-cost, Anti-jam GPS Antenna System for Threat Location and Estimation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Kenan Ezal, Senior Analyst
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
Toyon Research Corporation proposes to research and develop a small, low-cost anti-jam GPS controlled receive pattern antenna (CRPA) system for jammer threat location and estimation. This system is to be a tri-mode device that can enhance jammer-to-signaltolerance by 25 db for anti-jam GPS… More

A Small, Low-cost, Anti-jam GPS Antenna System for Threat Location and Estimation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Kenan Ezal, Senior Analyst
Award Amount: $603,820.00
Abstract:
Toyon Research Corporation proposes to research and develop a small, low-cost anti-jam GPS controlled receive pattern antenna (CRPA) system for jammer threat location and estimation. This system is to be a tri-mode device that can enhance jammer-to-signaltolerance by 25 db for anti-jam GPS… More

Continuous Identification of Ground Vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Kevin Sullivan, Senior Staff Analyst
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
Toyon Research Corporation proposes to develop algorithms that will provide a continuous identification of ground vehicles through moving and stationary states. These algorithms will receive detections with signature information from synthetic apertureradars (SAR) and… More

Sensor Data Fusion for Target Classification and Identification

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Kevin Sullivan, Senior Analyst
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Toyon Research proposes to develop a fusion module that fuses measurements collected by an arbitrary number of sensors over time to provide target recognition of airborne targets. The fusion module will consist of a Bayesian Network and a statisticaldatabase. The Bayesian Network will update beliefs… More

Generalized Linear Mixed-Effects Models in R

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Ben Juricek, Analyst
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Not Available "The Nonlinear and Linear Mixed-Effects (NLME) package for the open source statistical software system R provides an effective and efficient way to analyze longitudinal data collected from nested groups of subjects when the response of interest is on acontinuous scale. At present it… More

Sensor Data Fusion for Target Classification and Identification

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Kevin Sullivan, Senior Staff Analyst
Award Amount: $730,000.00
Abstract:
Toyon Research proposes to develop a fusion module that fuses measurements collected by any number of sensors over time. The fusion module will consist of a Bayesian Network and a statistical database. The Bayesian Network will update beliefs about whattype of target is being measured by taking into… More

Retrofit Antijam Applique for Handheld GPS Recievers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Benjamin Werner, Analyst
Award Amount: $730,000.00
Abstract:
Toyon Research Corporation has developed a single element, anti-jam, electronically reconfigurable antenna (ERA) that will serve as a retrofit for the existing antenna of the Precise Lightweight GPS Receiver (PLGR). Toyon's ERA will adaptively reconfigureitself so as to substantially reduce received… More

Particle Filtering for the Joint Tracking and Identification of Objects

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Craig S. Agate, Senior Analyst
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
"Toyon Research Corporation proposes to develop a system to track and identify ballistic objects. The system will use radar measurements containing kinematic information (e.g., range, range rate, azimuth) as well as feature information (e.g., HRR profiles,RCS, electrical length). We propose to… More

Seeker Guidance and Seeker Discrimination Information Fusion

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Harry F. Gilmore, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
"In an MDA interception of a threat complex there may be a number of objects, none of which has been identified positively as an RV. As the interception proceeds, discrimination provides for each object a probability that it is an RV, and theseprobabilities may change with time as more information… More

Global Positioning System (GPS) Jamming Situational Awareness for Naval Surface Fire Support (NSFS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Kenan O. Ezal, Senior Analyst
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
"Toyon Research Corporation proposes to research and to develop a low-cost, jammer localization and characterization network, as well as the analysis tools necessary to ensure that the system provides valuable assistance in battlefield awareness andmission planning. The system will consist of a… More

Multi-Sensor Information Fusion and Information Visualization

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Patrick Toole, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Toyon Research, Java Professionals, and Lockheed Martin propose to develop a system that will accept information from multiple sensors (such as SAR imagery, EO/IR imagery, moving target indicator radars, target status, etc.) and sources (JSF sensors orinformation from ISR network that includes… More

Multifunction Phase Array Antennas

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Michael P. Grace, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $99,959.00
Abstract:
Space-based radars for detection and precision tracking of air and ground targets over the entire battlefield require extremely large apertures. Toyon Research proposes to develop an innovative active lens antenna concept that promises excellent RF and DCpower efficiency as well as excellent… More

Coupled Tracker and Identification Algorithms

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Craig S. Agate, Senior Analyst
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
"Toyon Research proposes to develop a particle filter-based Bayesian state estimation algorithm. Motivated by the increasing availability of high-range-resolution radar (HRRR) data and the benefits of incorporating "feature" information into trackingalgorithms, we will develop a particle filtering… More

Improved Aeronautical Global Positioning System (GPS) Antenna Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Andrew S. Richen, Analyst
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
GPS, while an integral part of modern guidance and communication systems, remains extremely vulnerable to disruption by interfering sources. RFI from Telemetry and Data Link antenna systems often causes severe degradation in the performance of GPSreceivers. Toyon Research Corporation proposes to… More

Antenna for Shipboard Missile Detection System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Kevin C. Higgins, Senior Analyst
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
"Current shipboard electronic warfare (EW) systems do not adequately cover the full frequency range of likely future radar missile seeker threats. Toyon Research Corporation proposes a "building-block" antenna approach that would provide low costomni-directional azimuth antenna coverage for… More

Fusion-Aided Continuous ID for Targeting (FACIT)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Kevin J. Sullivan, Senior Staff Analyst
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
"Toyon Research Corporation proposes to develop algorithms that will task future radars so that the location and identification (ID) of time-critical targets can be supported. Our approach is to treat the problem as a closed-loop feedback system where afusion-aided continuous ID process works with a… More

Opportunistic Sensor Resource Management for Extended Operating Conditions

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Mark R. Meloon, Senior Analyst
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
"Toyon Research Corporation proposes to develop algorithms for creating sensor tasks and assigning them to appropriate sensors based on a priori data, information gathered during surveillance, and assumptions about future events. Our approach will entailconstructing an objective function using an… More

Multifunction Phase Array Antennas

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Michael P. Grace, Vice-President
Award Amount: $742,337.00
Abstract:
Toyon Research Corporation proposes to demonstrate a new lens antenna designed to meet the extreme demands of next-generation, large-aperture, space-based radar (SBR) with significantly improved electrical and mechanical efficiency. The X-band, agile-beamdesign has better aperture efficiency, better… More

Dynamic Scheduling of Joint Strike Fighter Sensor Assets to Support Tracking and Identification of Ground Targets

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Kevin Sullivan, Vice President
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
Toyon Research Corporation proposes to develop algorithms that will task Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) sensors so that they are able to locate and identify ground targets. Our approach is to treat the problem as a closed-loop feedback system where a fusionand tracking process works with a dynamic… More

A Particle Filtering Algorithm for Tracking and Identifying Multiple Ground Targ

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Craig S. Agate
Award Amount: $930,000.00

Active Management of Multiple Sensors & Platforms for Synchronized ISR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Mark R. Meloon, Senior Analyst
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Toyon Research Corporation proposes to develop algorithms for the active management of multiple sensors executing collection plans developed in advance of a mission. Events during the course of the mission can cause some of the sensors to be unable toperform their scheduled tasks on time. For sensor… More

Continuous Feature-Aided Intelligent and Dynamic Sensor Tasking

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Kenan O. Ezal, Senior Analyst
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Toyon proposes to develop a feature-aided dynamic sensor tasking (FA-DST) algorithm for high fidelity radars so that the continuous location and identification (ID) of time-critical ground targets can be supported. Our approach is to treat the problem as aclosed-loop feedback system where a… More

Fusion-Aided Continuous ID for Targeting (FACIT)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Kevin J. Sullivan
Award Amount: $730,736.00

GPS Anti-RFI Antenna

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Andrew S. Richen, Analyst
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
GPS, while an integral part of modern guidance and communcation systems, is extremely vulnerable to disruption by radio frequency interference (RFI). On flight test platforms, telemetry and data link signals severely degrade the performance of GPSreceivers. Toyon Research Corporation proposes to… More

Opportunistic Sensor Resource Management for Extended Operating Conditions

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Mark R. Meloon
Award Amount: $750,000.00

Dynamic and Intelligent Sensor Tasking for Data Fusion, Target Acquisition, Tracking and Identification

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Kenan O. Ezal, Senior Analyst
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Toyon proposes to develop algorithms that will dynamically task GMD sensors to support data fusion for improved acquisition, tacking and identification (ID) of time-critical ballistic targets. We treat the problem as a closed-loop feedback system where afusion-aided continuous ID process works with… More

Generalized Linear Mixed-Effects Models in R

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Research Institution: UNIV. OF WISCONSIN-MADISON
Principal Investigator: Ben C. Juricek, Analyst
Award Amount: $500,000.00
RI Contact: Doug Bates
Abstract:
The University of Wisconsin and Toyon Research Corporation propose developing a software package in the R statistical environment for estimating generalized linear mixed-effects models (GLMMs) from multilevel, categorical data (e.g., binary, ordinal ormultinomial data). The proposed software package… More

A Simplified Electronically Reconfigurable Virtual Antenna Lattice (ReVAL)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Mike Wiatt, Analyst
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Toyon Research Corporation proposes to design an electronically controlled, lightweight, multi-band antenna with gain pattern reconfiguration capabilities. The antenna will use a modified version of Toyon's reconfigurable virtual antenna lattice (ReVAL)and be designed to operate in the L, S, and X… More

Conformal X-Band Seeker for Semiactive Guided Projectile

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Michael P. Grace, Vice President
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Existing ship defense systems are designed to thwart high-speed anti-ship missiles, but it is conceivable that a large number of low-cost airborne or surface attack craft could be lethal and/or extremely expensive to defend against. Ships' gun systems aremuch lower cost per round, but at long range… More

BEYOND SPECTRUM: Multiobjective Joint Optimization for Efficient Utilization of the Radio Frequency Transmission Hypercube

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Richard E. Cagley, Analyst
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
The wireless spectrum is a limited natural resource that is extensively used by a large number of users with diverse interests. Currently, this spectrum is allocated on a

Miniature Direction Finding (Mini-DF) Module

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / SOCOM
Principal Investigator: Kenan O. Ezal, Senior Analyst
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Toyon Research Corporation proposes to research and develop a low-cost, miniature direction finding (Mini-DF(TM)) module and build a proof-of-concept system. The primary focus of this Phase I effort will be to locate cellular and wireless communicationsand RF emissions in the 2.0 MHz to 3.0 GHz… More

Miniature Anti-Jam GPS Integrated Communications (MAGIC) Antenna System for the Guidance Integrated Fuze (GIF) for Artillery and Naval Surface Fire Su

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Kenan Ezal, Senior Analyst
Award Amount: $1,000,000.00
Abstract:
Toyon Research Corporation proposes to develop a low-cost miniature anti-jam GPS integrated communications (MAGIC) antenna system that is compatible with the guidance integrated fuze (GIF) electronics package. The GIF is intended to replace an existing NATO standard multi-option fuze for artillery… More

Continuous Identification Sensor Management

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Kenan O. Ezal
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
Toyon proposes to develop a feature-aided dynamic sensor tasking (FA-DST) algorithm and a tracked object manager (TOM) that form the backbone of a system for the continuous tracking and, if appropriate, identification of high-value targets. The FA-DST algorithm collects target feature measurements… More

Machine Learning for Robust Automatic Target Recognition

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Kevin Sullivan, Vice President
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Toyon Research Corporation and Dr. David Miller from The Pennsylvania State University propose to develop robust ATR algorithms for the classification of ground vehicles. Additionally, we propose to apply the same underlying technology to improve the robustness of feature-aided tracking (FAT). Our… More

Intelligent Agent Technologies for Homeland Defense

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Nabil Alshurafa, Analyst
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
In future military operations, intelligence analysts will have access to unprecedented quantities of surveillance data. Toyon proposes to develop an architecture that employs "intelligent software agents" to reduce information overload for the operator by automating many of the intelligence… More

Innovative Techniques for Missile Defense

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Michael P. Grace, Vice President
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Toyon Research Corporation proposes to develop and demonstrate an innovative super-lightweight, multiple-beam, radar antenna that is ideally suited to cruise missile defense and other surveillance applications aboard high-altitude airships. The antenna provides surveillance coverage over a wide scan… More

Multi-Frequency Radar Discrimination

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Kevin Sullivan, Vice President
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Toyon Research Corporation and Lockheed-Martin propose to develop discrimination algorithms that process any number of measurements from X-band and/or S-band radars to discriminate countermeasures and other objects from reentry vehicles (RVs). Our approach makes use of statistical models that have… More

Seamless Sensor Network Communications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: UC, Santa Barbara
Principal Investigator: Richard E. Cagley, Analyst
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: Ronald A. Iltis
Abstract:
Toyon/UCSB proposes to research and design architectures for sensor networks to efficiently communicate to antenna array enabled collectors. Communication will take place in a coordinated fashion such that space-time coding can be employed. This technique can be exploited for a variety of purposes… More

Combat Identification for Difficult Targets

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Kevin Sullivan, Vice President
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Toyon Research Corporation proposes to develop algorithms that will enable Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) pilots to locate and identify ground targets that are difficult to detect due to foliage, camouflage, or partial concealment. Our approach is to fuse information from standoff or other Intelligence,… More

Dynamically Sensing and Adapting Wireless Network

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Richard E. Cagley, Analyst
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
For many wireless systems, such as satellite communications (SATCOM), capacity is limited by a lack of available spectrum. However, studies have shown that at any given time only a small percentage of the active wireless spectrum is used. Since its inception, wireless transmission has been regulated… More

Cooperative Control of UAVs for Tracking Moving Targets Through Information Gain

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: Univ. of California, Santa Barbara
Principal Investigator: Mark R. Meloon, Senior Analyst
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: Joao P. Hespanha
Abstract:
Toyon Research Corporation and the University of California at Santa Barbara propose to develop algorithms for the dynamic management of sensors onboard small, autonomous Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAVs) to execute Cooperative Search, Acquisition, and Tracking (CSAT) of multiple moving ground targets.… More

An Information-Theoretic Approach to Sensor Resource Management for Situational Assessment

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Mark R. Meloon, Senior Analyst
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Toyon Research Corporation proposes to develop algorithms for the active management of multiple sensors necessary for a situational assessment (SA) system. In our approach dynamic sensor resource management is cast as an optimization problem where the goal is to minimize the information-theoretic… More

Reduced Surface Wave Antenna System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: David Clark, Analyst
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Toyon Research Corporation has improved upon traditional interference mitigation techniques to develop conformal antenna systems that reduce interference with close-proximity elements. These antenna systems include fixed radiation pattern antennas (FRPAs) combined with high-impedance surface… More

Real-time Multisensor Tracking and Correlation of Surface Targets

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Kevin Sullivan, Vice President
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Toyon Research Corporation proposes to develop a tracking system that is able to accept measurements from radars and EO/IR sensors to track surface targets. Our approach will be to use a Sequential Monte Carlo Technique, sometimes called Particle Filter, to filter measurements and compute… More

Machine Learning for Robust Automatic Target Recognition

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Kevin J. Sullivan, Vice President, Senior Sc
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
Toyon Research Corporation and Dr. David Miller from The Pennsylvania State University propose to develop a robust automatic target recognition (ATR) module that is capable of classifying ground vehicles observed by radar and/or multispectral sensors. The classifier that will be developed will also… More

Dynamically Sensing and Adapting Wireless Network

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Richard E. Cagley, Senior Analyst
Award Amount: $748,593.00
Abstract:
Policies regarding spectrum management have traditionally been driven by ease of implementation and a need to cater to the lowest level technology denominator. With the rapid growth of wireless communication systems, exponential in certain markets, management policies emphasizing efficient use of… More

Combat Identification for Difficult Targets

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Kevin J. Sullivan, Vice President, Senior Sc
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
Toyon Research Corporation proposes to develop a fusion module that is capable of fusing measurements and/or tracks from a variety of different sensors including EO/IR, radar, ESM, acoustic, and video. The locations of the sensors may be widespread requiring a communications system with limited… More

An Information-Theoretic Approach to Sensor Resource Management for Situational Assessment

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Mark R. Meloon, Senior Analyst
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
Toyon Research Corporation proposes to continue our research on Sensor Resource Management (SRM) designed to improve Situational Assessment (SA). Our approach is to cast SRM in the form of an optimization problem with an objective function featuring Shannon entropy. SA is defined as estimating… More

An Underwater Threat Detection System Employing Low-Cost Sensing and Advanced Algorithms

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DHS
Principal Investigator: Richard Cagley
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
A vast array of high-value installations are situated within or near waterways. With such a large number of vulnerable targets, current threat detection schemes are too costly to provide sufficient levels of protection. At the same time, with 95% of material goods arriving via ports and waterways,… More

Advanced Algorithms for Prediction, Display, and Visualization of Moving Targets

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Robert M. Wilkerson, Analyst
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Toyon Research Corporation proposes to develop an algorithm for the display and visualization of ground vehicle movement predictions based upon sequential Monte Carlo sampling techniques, or particle filters. Ground vehicle movement comprises a vast number of nonlinear elements imposed by… More

Graphical Techniques for Cooperative Control of Unmanned Assets

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Mark R. Meloon, Senior Analyst
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Toyon Research Corporation proposes to research and analyze innovative technologies for the dynamic management of Unmanned Air and Ground Vehicles (UAVs, UGVs) and Unattended Ground Sensors (UGS) with an emphasis on achieving synergy and collaboration between the assets. Algorithms for the effective… More

Seamless Non-Line-Of-Sight Communications for Urban Warfare

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: UC, SANTA BARBARA
Principal Investigator: Richard E. Cagley, Senior Analyst
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: Nancy R. Lewis
Abstract:
With the continued proliferation of airborne assets and associated sensors, the Air Force of today offers the capability of providing new levels of situational awareness. The possibility of having measurements, such as imaging, delivered in real-time to a broad range of forward deployed units as… More

Robust Airborne Combat Identification using Scale-Invariant Spatial and Spectral Electro-Optic Signatures

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Andrew P. Brown, Analyst
Award Amount: $80,000.00
Abstract:
Electro-optic (EO) imagery provides a rich source of information for feature-based target combat identification (CID). Yet, variable operating conditions, including sensor range, depression angle, and angle of approach, as well as target illumination and degree of occlusion, have so far prevented… More

Distributed Collaborative Planning and Control for Undersea Surveillance using Swarms of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Patrick A. Toole, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $99,000.00
Abstract:
Toyon Research Corporation, together with the University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB) and Nautronix MariPro Corporation, proposes to develop autonomy algorithms which will transform a set of independent underwater vehicles (AUVs) into a collaborating swarm of AUVs that work together to… More

Micro-Electrical Mechanical Systems Based Electronically Steerable Antenna

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Shannon M. Petzold, Analyst
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
The use of multiple beams and frequencies make phased arrays desirable elements in modern communication systems. Phased arrays enable area scanning with much greater detail and speed than traditional antenna systems. High insertion-loss phase shifters in the array currently create the need for… More

Parasitically Controlled, Frequency Agile, Endfire Phased Array

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: David B. Clark, Analyst
Award Amount: $69,994.00
Abstract:
Toyon Research Corporation has developed and patented reconfigurable antenna technology that represents a significant improvement upon traditional antennas. Toyon's approach is to use parasitic control devices to adjust the gain, frequency response, radar cross section (RCS), or polarization of an… More

Expendable Local Area Sensors in a Tactically Interconnected Cluster (ELASTIC)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Research Institution: JET PROPULSION LABORATORY
Principal Investigator: Richard E. Cagley, Senior Analyst
Award Amount: $99,000.00
RI Contact: Helen L. Tanabe
Abstract:
Providing situational awareness to ground-based personnel in tactical scenarios is a challenging problem. This proposal provides a plan for developing a ballistically deployed wireless imaging sensor with networking capabilities. Our solution addresses all aspects of the problem from the imaging… More

Cosite Interference Reduction for Electronic Attack Aircraft

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Andrew S. Richen, Analyst
Award Amount: $163,050.00
Abstract:
Modern military aircraft carry many microwave and RF systems which must operate in close proximity to one another. Radio frequency interference (RFI) is virtually inevitable. The EA-6B Prowler electronic warfare (EW) aircraft presents a particularly severe interoperability problem because its… More

Man Wearable Virtual Movement Tracking

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Benjamin D. Werner, Analyst
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Toyon Research Corporation proposes to develop a high-accuracy, self-contained position and orientation sensor for use in soldier head and weapon tracking applications. The Hybrid Fixed Inertial (HyFIT) navigation system contains three main subsystems: an inertial measurement unit (IMU), Toyon's… More

Control of Cooperative Engagements with Robust and Distributed Optimization (Concerto(TM))

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: UNIV. OF CALIFORNIA, SANTA BARBARA
Principal Investigator: Gaemus E. Collins, Analyst
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: Nancy R. Lewis
Abstract:
Toyon Research Corporation proposes to develop decision and control algorithms for cooperative agents operating under an intermittent asynchronous communication network. Agents will be expected to perform a variety of cooperative missions such as persistent intelligence, surveillance, and… More

Independently Controlled Extended Infrared Source Array

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Jerry C. Wyss, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Infrared (IR) sensors have expanded rapidly into many defense and commercial markets. The testing of IR sensors requires the ability to generate extended IR scenes without flicker. The current state of the art in IR scene generation technology typically utilizes a `reverse bolometer' to create IR… More

Multifunctional Design of Structurally Integrated Antennas for SUAV's

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: UNIV. OF MARYLAND
Principal Investigator: Thomas L. Larry, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: Darryll J. Pines
Abstract:
The proposed work will develop and validate a design methodology for integrating antenna systems into the skin of aircraft. Applications to small, unmanned aerial vehicles (SUAV) are particularly emphasized. These systems will provide broadband and multifunctional antenna capabilities. They will… More

Multipath Reducing GPS Receiver and Antenna

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOC
Principal Investigator: Richard Cagley, Senior Analyst
Award Amount: $75,000.00
Abstract:
Toyon Research Corporation proposes to design an improved GPS receiver and GPS antenna to reduce installation-dependent errors due to multipath. To develop the receiver, we will prototype and implement various interference cancellation algorithms on a software-defined radio simulation toolkit and… More

Continuous Variable Quantum Encryption using Short Laser Pulses

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: JET PROPULSION LABORATORY
Principal Investigator: Charlene S. Ahn, Analyst
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: Helen L. Tanabe
Abstract:
Wireless links are currently protected from eavesdropping by protocols which may be broken by sufficiently advanced computers. Quantum encryption techniques use fundamental physics principles to obtain unconditionally secure secret key, unbreakable even by a quantum computer, with which to encode… More

Micro-MIMO (Multiple Input Multiple Output) Radio Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Richard E. Cagley, Senior Analyst
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
When low-cost wireless nodes are combined with novel communication and application layers as well as sensing hardware, the resulting wireless sensor network (WSN) can provide a degree of fidelity for data collection and control not previously possible. For this reason, WSNs can be found in a… More

A Miniature Ultra-Tightly Coupled Software-Defined Navigation (SDN) System with Direction-Finding, Attitude-Determination and Anti-Jam GPS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Kenan O. Ezal, Senior Staff Analyist
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Toyon Research Corporation proposes to develop a miniature ultra-tightly coupled software-defined navigation (SDN) system that can provide anti-jam (AJ) GPS capability and attitude measurements independent of an inertial measurement unit (IMU). Using a single-aperture 4-cm antenna, the system will… More

Agents In Decision Aiding Systems (AIDA System)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Nabil I. Alshurafa, Analyst
Award Amount: $730,000.00
Abstract:
Toyon proposes to further develop an intelligent agent-based system to provide "expert" assistance for the analyst in autonomously fusing, assessing, and collating relevant information. Agents will be expected to perform a variety of cooperative missions such as persistent intelligence,… More

Seamless Sensor Network Communications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: UC, SANTA BARBARA
Principal Investigator: Richard E. Cagley, Senior Analyst
Award Amount: $750,000.00
RI Contact: Nancy R. Lewis
Abstract:
Wireless communication systems must operate under challenging conditions. For instance, communication between two ground personnel within an urban environment may not be possible; there may be severe fading or attenuation due to the numerous obstacles present. At the same time, this lack of… More

Cooperative Control of UAVs for Tracking Moving Targets Through Information Gain

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: UNIV. OF CALIFORNIA, SANTA BARBARA
Principal Investigator: Mark R. Meloon, Senior Analyst
Award Amount: $750,000.00
RI Contact: Nancy R. Lewis
Abstract:
Toyon Research Corporation and the University of California at Santa Barbara propose to develop a control system for Cooperative Search, Acquisition, and Tracking (CSAT) by small, autonomous Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAVs). This system will include algorithms for dynamic routing and sensor management… More

Decision Aid for Command and Control of Unmanned Assets

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Mark R. Meloon, Senior Analyst
Award Amount: $730,001.00
Abstract:
Toyon Research Corporation proposes to develop an automated decision aid to allow commanders to make intelligent choices regarding the command and control of unmanned systems (UMS). The tool calculates the costs and benefits associated with allocating available UMS to investigate targets based upon… More

Multiath Mitigation GPS Antenna/Receiver System for Geodetic Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOC
Principal Investigator: Benjamin D. Werner, Analyst
Award Amount: $300,000.00
Abstract:
Toyon Research Corporation proposes to develop and demonstrate a multipath mitigating antenna/receiver system for GPS geodetic applications. Our proposed system consists of a dual-channel antenna that provides spatial discrimination between the direct satellite signal and multipath signals, coupled… More

Reconfigurable Antenna Integration in Aperstructures

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: David B. Clark, Analyst
Award Amount: $450,000.00
Abstract:
Toyon Research Corporation proposes to further develop and demonstrate a multifunctional design methodology that will enable an electronically reconfigurable antenna (ERA) system to be integrated into the load-bearing structure of a ship. It is a goal of this study to enhance the EM/Power design… More

Micro-Electrical Mechanical Systems Based Electronically Steerable Antenna

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Shannon M. Petzold, Analyst
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
The use of multiple beams and frequencies make phased arrays desirable elements in modern communication systems. Phased arrays enable area scanning with much greater detail and speed than traditional antenna systems. High insertion-loss phase shifters in the array currently create the need for… More

Cosite Interference Reduction for Electronic Attack Aircraft

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Andrew Richen, Senior Analyst
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
Modern military aircraft carry many microwave and RF systems which must operate in close proximity to one another. Radio frequency interference (RFI) is virtually inevitable. The EA-6B Prowler electronic warfare (EW) aircraft presents a particularly severe interoperability problem because its… More

Frequency-Agile, Endfire Phased Array

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: David B. Clark, Analyst
Award Amount: $729,998.00
Abstract:
Toyon Research Corporation has developed and patented reconfigurable antenna technology that represents a significant improvement upon traditional antennas. Toyon's approach is to use parasitic control devices to adjust the gain, frequency response, or polarization of an antenna element. Toyon… More

Expendable Local Area Sensors in a Tactically Interconnected Cluster (ELASTIC)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Research Institution: JET PROPULSION LABORATORY
Principal Investigator: Michael Wiatt, Analyst
Award Amount: $750,000.00
RI Contact: Helen Tanabe
Abstract:
Obtaining situational awareness in tactical operations often involves high risk to personnel and/or equipment. The ELASTIC concept is to overcome this problem through the use of very low-cost, yet sophisticated, rapidly-deployable imaging sensors. Features of our proposed concept include use of… More

Control of Cooperative Engagements with Robust and Distributed Optimization (Concerto(TM))

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: UNIV. OF CALIFORNIA, SANTA BARBARA
Principal Investigator: Gaemus E. Collins, Analyst
Award Amount: $750,000.00
RI Contact: Nancy R. Lewis
Abstract:
Toyon Research Corporation and the University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB) propose to develop decision and control algorithms for cooperative agents operating under an intermittent asynchronous communication network. Agents will be expected to perform a variety of cooperative missions such… More

Command and Control for Embedded Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: UNIV. OF CALIFORNIA, SANTA BARBARA
Principal Investigator: Richard E. Cagley, Senior Analyst
Award Amount: $69,997.00
RI Contact: Nancy R. Lewis
Abstract:
For many military operational scenarios there is an extremely large geographical theater. Providing coverage requires 100s to 1000s of sensing devices. Command and control (C2) of such a large number of devices, to provide time sensitive targeting (TST), poses a difficult technical challenge. Our… More

AESA-based RADAR Performance in Complex Sensor Environments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Kevin J. Sullivan, Vice President, Senior Sc
Award Amount: $79,996.00
Abstract:
Toyon proposes to develop a dynamic sensor tasking module (DSTM) for AESA radars that explicitly considers mission objectives when selecting sensor tasks. We will employ a finite-horizon feedback approach where we plan tasks for a specified time interval and then replan once that interval has… More

Networkable Far-Target Locator for Man-Portable Missile Launcher

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Kenan O. Ezal, Senior Staff Analyst
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Toyon Research Corporation proposes to develop a low-cost, lightweight, networkable far-target locator for the command launch unit (CLU) of the Javelin anti-armor weapon system. The proposed Small, Tactical, Attitude-aided, Robust Locator for Enhanced Targeting (STARLET) will interface with the CLU… More

Image-based Tracking and Resource Allocation Algorithms for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: GEORGE MASON UNIV.
Principal Investigator: Mahendra K. Mallick, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: Shelby Oros
Abstract:
We propose to develop advanced algorithms and software to collaboratively track people and vehicles in an urban environment using video imagery (visible, IR) from a network of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). The tracking and data fusion architecture will have one fusion node in a surveillance… More

Fast Algorithms for Impact Point Prediction of Rocket, Artillery and Mortar Trajectories

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Craig S. Agate, Senior Analyst
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
In many security operations such as protecting a military base from guerilla warfare-type attacks, there is a limited time to assess threats and take appropriate action. For example, warning soldiers of an impending mortar attack requires an early-detection system, an estimation algorithm that… More

Data Fusion Handoff

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Charlene S. Ahn, Analyst
Award Amount: $79,999.00
Abstract:
There are many applications in which target tracking systems rely on multiple sensors to track objects over long durations to achieve situational awareness. In particular, Naval missions, such as those that support Maritime Domain Awareness, rely on a collection of sensors that typically have… More

Decision-Theoretic Control of Unmanned Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Mark R. Meloon, Senior Analyst
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Toyon Research Corporation proposes to develop a system that allows a user to control multiple unmanned systems (UMS) of varying levels of autonomy. We will use Dynamic Decision Networks (DDNs) to create decision-theoretic agents that can make rational, optimal decisions on their own. DDNs are an… More

Dynamic Ad-Hoc Network Communications Visualization and Control

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: John A. Berger, Analyst
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Toyon proposes to assess the development of a Geospatial Analysis and Planning Support (GAPS) Toolbox plug-in for the visualization of dynamic ad hoc communications networks with relevant detail required for effective mission planning, optimized node placement, and efficient unmanned relay routing.… More

Spatial Registration of Multi-Sensor Data Using 3D Reconstruction

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Andrew P. Brown, Analyst
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
In current and future military applications, multiple sensing technologies are being employed to provide accurate situational awareness, resulting in successful and safely-deployed missions. Many threats, including mines and improvised explosive devices (IEDs), are intelligently hidden from human… More

Low Elevation Nulling of Global Positioning System (GPS) Jammers for Ground-Based Platforms

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Andrew S. Richen, Senior Analyst
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
A number of Army systems today depend on GPS for position and timing information. Reception of GPS signals on the battlefield is threatened by the effectiveness of ground-based GPS jamming devices, which are easy to construct and available from a number of sources worldwide. There is a need to… More

Miniature Ultra-Tightly Coupled Software-Defined Navigation (SDN) System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Kenan O. Ezal, Senior Staff Analyst
Award Amount: $730,000.00
Abstract:
The hardware and software architecture for an ultra-tightly coupled (UTC) Software-Defined Navigation (SDN) system has been developed. Using a small single-aperture antenna the system will provide anti-jam (AJ) GPS capability and attitude measurements independent of an inertial navigation system… More

Advanced Unattended Ground Sensor (UGS) Technologies

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DHS
Principal Investigator: Richard E. Cagley, Senior Analyst
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
In border security applications for remote deployment, with no existing infrastructure or roadways as well as areas with dense foliage, a promising technology is the use of unattended ground sensors (UGS). While there has been a great deal of research and development in the areas of UGS and wireless… More

System for Designing and Evaluating Chemical or Biological Agent Sensor Networks

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DHS
Principal Investigator: Ben C. Juricek, Senior Analyst
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
The current state-of-the-art (SOA) process for designing chemical and biological sensor networks at facilities is slow, expensive, and requires highly skilled subject matter experts to complete. Toyon Research Corporation proposes a radically different approach to the SOA process, which will be… More

Signal Processing for a Southern Border Surveillance System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DHS
Principal Investigator: John A. Berger, Analyst
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Successfully monitoring vast areas of landscape is crucial for maintaining security across the United States border. We envision the solution to this problem to consist of a search sensor, such as a radar, that cues an EO/IR sensor which provides recognition and tracking capabilities. In this Phase… More

Future Antennas

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Michael A. Gilbert, Senior Staff Analyst
Award Amount: $67,715.00
Abstract:
The available space for antennas located in the OE-538 mast is extremely limited. The gain and bandwidth performance of antennas are ultimately limited by their size. This limited gain and bandwidth constrains the maximum communication data rate for submarines. With the increasing communication… More

Hyperspectral Identification for Collaborative Tracking

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Craig S. Agate, Senior Analyst
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Many problems exist, particularly in defense and security scenarios, in which long-term tracking of objects is important. Long-term tracking generally requires the use of collected features in order to uniquely identify the object of interest. As conditions under which the features are collected… More

Autonomous Navigation and Obstacle Avoidance for Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles without Global Positioning System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Benjamin D. Werner, Analyst
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Toyon will develop an obstacle avoidance sensor and flight control system for small unmanned aerial vehicles or (SUAVs) and micro air vehicles (MAVs) operating in cluttered urban and indoor environments. The enabling component of this system is Toyon's Hybrid Fixed Inertial (HyFI) sensor suite.… More

Advanced Transmitter and Receiver (T/R) Module Technology For Space Radar

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Michael P. Grace, Vice President, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Toyon Research and Rockwell Scientific propose to develop a single chip T/R module using InP HEMT technology that is optimized for minimal power consumption in receive-mode -- a dramatically different paradigm than for airborne radar. The choice of InP HEMT allows exceptionally low DC power… More

Automated Detection and Cueing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / SOCOM
Principal Investigator: John A. Berger, Analyst
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Infrared (IR) imagery provides a rich source of information for target detection, feature-based tracking, and identification. Yet, variable operating conditions, including sensor range, viewing angle, as well as target illumination and degree of occlusion, have so far prevented the development and… More

Enhanced Low Observables Algorithms

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Andrew P. Brown, Analyst
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Highly-accurate detection, tracking, and identification of dim missile defense targets poses a significant challenge, due to scene clutter, finite sensor resolution, and nonlinearities in the target dynamics and sensor measurement models. Toyon proposes to use optical mathematical methods to design… More

Optimal Intervisibility Site Selection

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Patrick A. Toole, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Optimal placement of multiple sensors is an important part of the contemporary battlefield, however the computational challenge increases exponentially with the number of sensors considered in the problem. Global search techniques such as Simulated Annealing and Genetic Algorithms have been employed… More

Optimized Resource Allocation for Networked Sensors (OpeRA-Net)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Kenan O. Ezal, Senior Staff Analyst
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Toyon(R) proposes to develop a system for optimized resource allocation of networked sensors that will dynamically task sensors to support data fusion for improved surveillance, detection, tracking and discrimination of time-critical ballistic targets. We treat the problem as a closed-loop feedback… More

Low-Cost, Multi-Channel Arbitrary Waveform Generator

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Brad Weals, Senior Analyst
Award Amount: $69,999.00
Abstract:
The US Army has a need for a vehicle mounted arbitrary waveform generator to be used for research, development, and testing of various Electronic Surveillance (ES) and Electronic Warfare (EW) systems. The generator must be low-cost, multi-channel, high power, fast tuning, and capable of operation… More

Intelligent Information-Gathering Agents

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Mark R. Meloon, Senior Analyst
Award Amount: $80,000.00
Abstract:
Toyon Research Corporation proposes to develop a novel algorithm for dynamically prioritizing information available to members of a distributed intelligence architecture. This algorithm will allow a network agent to determine what information is of most value to client agents onboard aircraft based… More

Highly Directive 100 to 300 MHz Super Gain Antenna

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Michael A. Gilbert, Senior Staff Analyst
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
The Air Force currently has a strong need to conduct antenna gain tests over the 100-300 MHz frequency band. It is desirable to conduct these tests indoors utilizing an anechoic chamber, to control the environment and reduce EMI from external sources. Unfortunately, the walls of anechoic chambers at… More

System for Robust Navigation of Micro Air Vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Kenan O. Ezal, Senior Staff Analyst
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
It is clear that autonomous navigation, guidance, and control of micro air vehicles (MAV) in cluttered environments while detecting and avoiding objects is highly challenging. MAVs and small unmanned aerial vehicles place severe size, weight, and power constraints on avionics and sensor payloads.… More

Computationally Efficient Parallax Processing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Andrew P. Brown, Analyst
Award Amount: $99,000.00
Abstract:
Automated video processing for airborne surveillance applications requires accurate registration of the video frames. For example, change detection processing for moving target detection requires accurate frame-to-frame alignment of the image plane projections of world points. When the surveillance… More

Optical Localization Techniques for Micro-Sensor Network Devices

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Andrew P. Brown, Analyst
Award Amount: $99,000.00
Abstract:
Wireless networks of micro-sensor devices have numerous military, scientific, and commercial applications. In many cases, accurate knowledge of the locations and orientations of the devices is essential; applications include efficient packet routing, target tracking, and generally for providing… More

Ultra-Light Interlaced Active Electronically Steerable Antennas (ULI-AESA)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Michael P. Grace, Vice President, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $99,000.00
Abstract:
Toyon Research Corporation proposes to develop a very lightweight, power-efficient Ku-band AESA antenna to meet the needs of small UAVs performing ISR missions over the battlefield. The antenna utilizes a space-feed to minimize antenna mass as has been proven on previous space-radar programs. The… More

Multi-Mission MicroSDR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Richard G. Cagley, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Toyon proposes to develop a low-power and compact reconfigurable radio specifically targeted to NASA mission needs. We envision the radio to be well matched to small satellites, terrestrial ground links, and autonomous vehicles. The design is based on the latest in field programmable gate array… More

Low-Power Radio and Image-Sensor Package

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Scott A. McNally, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
One of the most effective sensor modalities for situational awareness is imagery. While typically high bandwidth and relegated to analog wireless communications, continuing advances in consumer IC development hold the promise to revolutionize image data collection and its transport. In this effort,… More

Dynamic Ad-Hoc Network Communications Visualization and Control

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: John A. Berger, Analyst
Award Amount: $729,999.00
Abstract:
Toyon Research Corporation proposes to develop the Geospatial Analysis and Planning Support (GAPS) Toolbox plug-in for the visualization of dynamic ad-hoc network communications effects with relevant detail required for effective mission planning, timely mission support, and seamless… More

A Hybrid Fixed Inertial (HyFI) system for Micro Air Vehicles (MAV) with autonomous navigation and object avoidance in dense urban/indoor environments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Kenan O. Ezal, Senior Staff Analyst
Award Amount: $729,999.00
Abstract:
Toyon Research Corporation proposes to develop and demonstrate Toyon's Hybrid Fixed Inertial (HyFI) navigation sensor suite on a small unmanned aerial vehicle (SUAV) or micro air vehicle (MAV). HyFI is a compact, lightweight, self-contained position sensor that incorporates inertial measurement,… More

Automated Detection and Cueing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / SOCOM
Principal Investigator: Andrew P. Brown, Analyst
Award Amount: $998,804.00
Abstract:
Toyon Research Corporation proposes to further develop advanced algorithms, software, and camera interfaces for a low-cost, low-power, man-portable automated detection and cueing solution. During the Phase I effort, Toyon demonstrated accurate cueing to detected target locations, which can be used… More

Secure and Reliable Wireless Communication for Control Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DHS
Principal Investigator: Richard E. Cagley, Senior Analyst
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Just as WiFi has become the de facto standard for wireless home networking, IEEE 802.15.4 is quickly becoming the standard of choice for machinery control, building monitoring, and a host of other industrial, commercial, and government control system functions. However, along with increasing… More

Radiation Hardened Interceptor Communications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Research Institution: KANSAS STATE UNIV.
Principal Investigator: Richard E. Cagley, Senior Analyst
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: Nancy Prockish
Abstract:
Wireless transmission in the IFICS must overcome several technical challenges. These include radiation tolerance, wide temperature range, high mechanical stress, as well as constraints on size, weight, and power. Additional obstacles include nuclear effects, jamming, as well as the possibility of… More

Seamless Non-Line-Of-Sight Communications for Urban Warfare

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: UNIV. OF CALIFORNIA, SANTA BARBARA
Principal Investigator: Richard E. Cagley, Senior Analyst
Award Amount: $750,000.00
RI Contact: Nancy R. Lewis
Abstract:
With its capability for long range and good penetration, UHF is a popular wireless band. Because of this, frequency allocations in UHF are typically small, on the order of tens of kHz. At the same time, there is an increasing popularity of aerial platforms, such as UAVs, containing a variety of… More

Advanced Transmitter and Receiver (T/R) Module Technology For Space Radar

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Michael P. Grace, Vice President, Senior Sc
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
Toyon Research Corporation, teamed with Teledyne Scientific, proposes to develop a hybrid T/R module for application to large space-based antenna arrays using multiple technologies that are optimized for specific functions within the module. This approach runs counter to previous thrusts to develop… More

Persistent Surveillance in an Urban Environment

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Craig S. Agate, Senior Analyst
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Automatically detecting threatening behavior of dismounts would be an important capability in providing security to both civilians and miltiary personnel. Numerous environments could benefit from improved protective security monitoring, including military bases, governmental offices or complexes,… More

Robust Passive and Active Track Fusion in a Distributed and Decentralized Architecture

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Mahendra K. Mallick, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
This proposal addresses the problem of angle-only tracking of multiple jammer strobes in 3D by a distributed network of passive sensors with decentralized track processing. The challenges are (1) to develop robust algorithms for signal and/or data processing to associate measurements unambiguously… More

Secure Plant Operations Data Network

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Richard E. Cagley, Senior Analyst
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
From a technical perspective, providing secure and reliable wireless communication in a plant setting presents an array of challenges. In particular, there are difficult engineering trades that must be made between probability of signal detection and interception, against reliability of signal… More

Dynamic Modeling of Safe Routes

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Patrick A. Toole, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
The timely determination of the safest routes and schedules for supply convoys is a critical need for post-conflict operations; however, the computational challenge increases exponentially with the number of destinations and the number of supply convoys. We will combine a form of A* algorithm with… More

Technology Enablers for Layered Sensing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Gaemus E. Collins, Analyst
Award Amount: $95,392.00
Abstract:
Toyon Research Corporation and University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) propose to develop and demonstrate key technological enablers for effective layered sensing to optimally employ Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance (ISR) sensors and platforms. A wide variety of new sensor and… More

Sensor Guided Flight for Unmanned Air Vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Gaemus E. Collins, Analyst
Award Amount: $69,999.00
Abstract:
Sensor guided flight is an essential capability for utilizing UAVs more effectively in reconnaissance, surveillance and target acquisition (RSTA) missions. Sensor guided flight is envisioned as the ability for a UAV's sensing system, primarily an imaging system, to automatically request a platform… More

GPS Attitude Determination for Launch Vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Kenan O. Ezal, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Toyon Research Corporation proposes to develop a family of compact, low-cost GPS-based attitude (GPS/A) sensors for launch vehicles. In order to obtain 3-D attitude measurements (roll, pitch, and yaw) conventional GPS/A systems require three or more antennas with relatively large baselines (~0.5 m).… More

Space-Ready Advanced Imaging System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Scott A. McNally, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $600,000.00
Abstract:
In this Phase II effort Toyon will increase the state-of-the-art for video/image systems. This will include digital image compression algorithms as well as system level integration, encompassing the image sensor all the way to compressed imagery data transport. To accomplish these goals Toyon will… More

Enhanced Low Observables Algorithms

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Andrew P. Brown, Analyst
Award Amount: $1,400,000.00
Abstract:
In Phase II, we propose to develop an image processing toolkit (iPTK) which can be integrated into the MDA staring and scanning optical surveillance suites to provide significantly-improved capabilities for finding, fixing, and tracking multiple ballistic and flying low observable objects in highly… More

Multi-Mission SDR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Richard E. Cagley, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $600,000.00
Abstract:
Wireless transceivers used for NASA space missions have traditionally been highly custom and mission specific. Programs such as the GRC Space Transceiver Radio System (STRS) seek to abstract the radio waveform from the hardware platform itself; this is meant to improve flexibility and promote… More

Modeling Human Decision Making and Agent-Based Modeling of C3 Architectures in Warfare Assessment Models

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Charlene S. Ahn, Analyst
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Toyon Research Corporation proposes to develop the capability within a constructive simulation to model military command and control decisions given information from many sources. In particular, Toyon will address the problem of intelligently redeploying forces given changing conditions reflected in… More

Persistent Multi-Intelligence Perimeter Sensing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Richard E. Cagley, Senior Analyst
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Imagery is a powerful tool for enhancing situational awareness. If operating personnel can see potential enemies well in advance of them being an active threat, there is time to mount a coordinated response. Imagery is particularly useful as it is an excellent sensor for classifying not only types… More

Universal Air-to-Ground Broadband Networking Communications Waveform

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Brad T. Weals, Senior Analyst
Award Amount: $69,767.00
Abstract:
Modern military in-theater tactical and emergency communications would benefit greatly from an ability to communicate among all service platforms, but no common waveform standard currently exists to support this. Ideally, such as waveform would fully leverage the higher bandwidth connectivity… More

Image-based Tracking and Sensor Resource Allocation for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: GEORGE MASON UNIV.
Principal Investigator: Mahendra K. Mallick, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $749,999.00
RI Contact: Shelby Oros
Abstract:
A key objective of our project is to develop advanced algorithms and software to track people and vehicles in an urban environment using video imagery from multiple unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Track continuity of targets of interest (TOI) is an essential requirement. Collaborative UAV… More

Low Elevation Nulling of Global Positioning System (GPS) Jammers for Ground-Based Platforms

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Andrew S. Richen, Senior Analyst
Award Amount: $730,000.00
Abstract:
A number of Army systems today depend on GPS for position and timing information. Reception of GPS signals on the battlefield is threatened by the effectiveness of ground-based GPS jamming devices, which are easy to construct and available from a number of sources worldwide. There is a need to… More

Far-Target Locator for Man-Portable Missile Launcher

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Kenan O. Ezal, Senior Staff Analyst
Award Amount: $729,999.00
Abstract:
Toyon Research Corporation proposes to develop and demonstrate a low-cost far-target locator (FTL) for the command launch unit (CLU) of the Javelin anti-armor weapon system. While the proposed Small, Tactical, Attitude-aided, and Robust Locator for Enhanced Targeting (STARLET) system will initially… More

Dynamic Sensor Tasking of AESA Radars

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Kevin J. Sullivan, Vice-President, Senior Sc
Award Amount: $550,000.00
Abstract:
We propose to develop a dynamic sensor tasking module (DSTM) that will build schedules for AESA radars so that both air-to-air and air-to-ground missions can be supported by the same set of radars. The elements of our DSTM will include emulators for targets, sensors, and fusion systems; an objective… More

Data Fusion Handoff

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Charlene S. Ahn, Analyst
Award Amount: $376,470.00
Abstract:
The algorithms developed on this effort will support a distributed sensor architecture in which a collection of sensors with typically disjoint field-of-views (FOVs), though some may have overlapping FOVs, are used to keep track of objects that move around within the sensor network. As the tracked… More

Secure and Reliable Wireless Communication for Control Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DHS
Principal Investigator: Richard E. Cagley, Senior Analyst – (805) 968-6787
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
Sensors and allocation elements, such as valves and actuators, are pervasive in control systems. In an effort to reduce operating costs and increase system safety, there has been significant research and development focused on wireless sensor systems. To date, there has been limited penetration of… More

Optimal Intervisibility Site Selection

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Patrick A. Toole, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $730,000.00
Abstract:
Toyon Research Corporation proposes to develop an Optimal Intervisibility Site Selection Tool to maximize visual coverage of specific areas of interest in the battlespace, while minimizing the number of assets required for that coverage. The tool will be incorporated both as a plug-in component for… More

Geo And Ortho Rectified Video With Fused 3d Mapping, Light Detection And Ranging (LIDAR), And Live Video Overlays

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / SOCOM
Principal Investigator: Michael J. Sheffler, Analyst
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
While full motion video (FMV) data contains a wealth of information, its potential for providing actionable intelligence cannot be realized unless the data is provided within its geographic context and is correlated with available intelligence from human assets. To provide the necessary contextual,… More

Single-Aperture GPS-based Attitude (GPS/A) Sensor for Spin-Stabilized Platforms

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Kenan O. Ezal, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $600,000.00
Abstract:
Attitude determination of spin-stabilized platforms is especially challenging. Current low-cost gyroscope technology does not lend itself to attitude determination of platforms spinning in excess of one rotation per second. Traditional GPS-based attitude (GPS/A) sensors require three or more antenna… More

Human-Animal Discrimination Capability for Unattended Ground Sensors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DHS
Principal Investigator: John A. Berger
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Handling false alarms produced by animals is a special problem for unattended ground sensors (UGS) because of the number of ways that animal signatures can mimic those of humans. Specifically, animal footsteps are impulsive, much like humans; the contact of a foot or hoof on the ground produces a… More

High Accuracy Tracking System for Infantry Training

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: Univ. of California, Santa Barbara
Principal Investigator: Kenan O. Ezal, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00
RI Contact: Nancy R. Lewis
Abstract:
Toyon and our teammates at UCSB propose to design a multi-sensor fusion-based augmented and virtual reality tracking system that is capable of precisely determining the position and orientation of each participant's head and weapon relative to the local real and virtual environment without requiring… More

Sensor Guided Flight for Unmanned Air Vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Gaemus E. Collins, Senior Analyst
Award Amount: $730,000.00
Abstract:
Toyon Research Corporation proposes to develop advanced algorithms to enable Sensor Guided Flight (SGF) by small fixed-wing Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAVs). SGF is understood as the ability for a UAV''s sensing system to automatically request a platform position and attitude that maximizes sensor… More

Embedded Miniature Motion Imagery Transmitter

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Jason D. Hannon, Senior Analyst
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
High quality video sensors are an invaluable tool for the defense community, enabling unprecedented capabilities for command and control applications. These video systems traditionally use advanced image compression algorithms and Gigabit Ethernet for low latency transmission of large volumes of… More

Distributed Satellite Communications (SATCOM) On-t

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Ryan N. Strader, Senior Analyst
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Toyon Research Corporation proposes to develop an electrically reconfigurable SATCOM On-the-Move (OTM) distributed-aperture communications system for use over the DoD Wideband Global System at X- and K/Ka-bands. The system will incorporate: 1) Toyon's Electrically Reconfigurable Endfire Planar… More

Ultra-Light Interlaced Active Electronically Steerable Antennas (ULI-AESA)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Michael Grace, Senior Scientist, Vice-Pr
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
Toyon Research Corporation proposes to demonstrate a very lightweight, power-efficient AESA antenna to meet the needs of small UAVs performing ISR missions over the battlefield. The antenna utilizes a hybrid active/passive architecture that minimizes T/R module count and total power consumption for… More

Feature-Aided Tracking (FAT)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Charlene S. Ahn, Analyst
Award Amount: $69,058.00
Abstract:
Cooperative engagement and cooperative sensing tasks require the development of accurate and persistent tracks. Though much work to date has focused on tracking using kinematic information only, a wide variety of feature information on the targets may be available to the tracker. Combining this… More

Optical Localization Techniques for Micro-Sensor Network Devices

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Keith Purvis, Analyst
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
Many applications of micro-sensor networks, such as detecting and tracking targets in geodetic coordinates, require accurate knowledge of the network devices' positions and orientations. To meet this need, Toyon Research Corporation proposes to extend the optical localization algorithms developed in… More

Indoor Cooperative MAV Navigation using Signals of Opportunity

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Kenan O. Ezal, Director, Systems Enginee
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Toyon Research Corporation proposes to determine the feasibility of developing a cooperative indoor navigation framework using signals of opportunity (SoOP). SoOP-aided navigation (SAN) will rely on signals such as those being emitted by WiFi and WiMAX access points and routers. A SoOP sensor design… More

Georegistration of Imagery with Target Tracking

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Michael S. Moore, President, Sr. Scientist
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Precise detection, tracking and geo-location of multiple moving and stationary targets from airborne sensors in real time poses a great challenge due to the separate registration tasks involved, with the most difficult being geo-registration which requires matching images taken under different… More

Advanced Algorithms and Architecture for Multimoda

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Robert M. Wilkerson, Analyst
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Identity management (IdM) problems arise in many applications, but the accuracy and reliability of IdM technologies in the military and homeland security domains are of the utmost importance. Numerous technologies exist to exploit biometrics for IdM, but such technologies are limited in the number… More

GPS-based 3-D Attitude Determining SAASM Receiver System for Gun-Launched Projectiles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Kenan Ezal, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Toyon Research Corporation and Rockwell Collins propose to develop an anti-jam (AJ) GPS receiver for gun-launched projectiles that incorporates a Selective Availability/Anti-Spoofing Module (SAASM) and provides direct GPS-based 3-D attitude measurements for spin-stabilized and non-spin-stabilized… More

Advanced antennas for air vehicle flight test evaluation.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Andrew Richen, Senior Analyst
Award Amount: $79,738.00
Abstract:
The utility of precision strike weapon flight testing is critically dependent on the use of fleet-representative test articles. The Navy has a need for a suite of flight test antennas that allow communication with the weapon under test without impacting the weapon's aerodynamic or observability… More

Automatic Detection and Tracking of Suspicious Dismounts

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Justin T. Muncaster, Analyst
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
The capability to automatically monitor areas of strategic interest at increased ranges will undoubtedly yield a key advantage on the battlefield by reducing manpower and improving knowledge of enemy target locations. The ability to effectively exploit data from multiple sensor types to find, track,… More

Persistent Electro-Optical/Infra-Red (EO/IR) Wide-Area Sensor Exploitation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Andrew P. Brown, Senior Analyst
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Toyon proposes to develop high-performance algorithms and real-time software for exploitation of persistent wide-area high-resolution video-rate imaging information in accordance with AFRL's pixelpedia concept. The focus in Phase I is on demonstrating feasibility of key algorithm components of the… More

Control Algorithms for Network Centric Fusion

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Craig S. Agate, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
The coordination and management of sensor data collection has a strong influence on the accuracy and completeness of the fused situational awareness picture. To provide the best possible picture, Toyon Research Corporation proposes to develop algorithms which generate controls for a collection of… More

Technology Enablers for Layered Sensing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Gaemus E. Collins, Senior Analyst
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
Toyon Research Corporation proposes to evaluate intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) architectures and algorithms to enable effective layered sensing. The stated objective of this SBIR Phase II research effort is threefold. (1) Toyon will perform a system-level trade study of layered… More

Enhanced Riverine Drifter

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: Univ. of California, Santa Barbara
Principal Investigator: Eric Sandoz, Analyst
Award Amount: $70,000.00
RI Contact: Nancy R. Lewis
Abstract:
The Navy has need of assessing the river environment including bathymetry, flow velocity profile, and navigational obstructions. While improvements in measurement fidelity and reduction in cost have come about by the use of multiple drifters, measurement quality is lost due to convergent drifter… More

Innovative Application of Urban ISR (Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance) Imagery for High Fidelity Training Devices

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: Brown University
Principal Investigator: Andrew Brown, Senior Analyst
Award Amount: $70,000.00
RI Contact: Michael Kostyshak
Abstract:
Toyon Research Corporation and Brown University propose to develop a complete real-time software solution which ingests multi-sensor ISR imagery and produces geo-specific, realistic simulated imagery for flight simulators and training devices. The technical innovations enabling this solution include… More

Metric Tracking of Launch Vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Roger J. Helkey, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
NASA needs reliable, accurate navigation for launch vehicles and other missions. GPS is the best world-wide navigation system, but operates at low power making it susceptible to intentional and unintentional interference. Toyon proposes to develop an anti-jam front-end that uses Space-Time Adaptive… More

System for Software-Defined Navigation(TM) (SDN(TM))

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Kenan Ezal, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $9,900.00
Abstract:
An increasing number of civilian and military platforms rely on navigation systems. These systems usually comprise a centralized filter, which fuses measurements from a number of different sensors and does not include a "hot-swap" capability. Hence, it is not possible to reconfigure sensor… More

Non-Cooperative Target Detection/Identification (ID)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Craig S. Agate, Senior Analyst
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Engagement and sensing tasks require the ability to quickly and accurately identify friendly and enemy targets. This rapid and precise ID information is useful particularly in situations where immediate targeting of enemy aircraft is necessary. Since cooperative techniques such as IFF do not always… More

Subminiature Hi-def UAV Reconnaissance (SHUR)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Roger J. Helkey, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $97,785.00
Abstract:
Toyon proposes to develop a compact, high performance transceiver module for Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) applications. This module will combine an efficient modulation waveform, efficient video compression, target tracking, and compact packaging technology in a volume of 2.5 cubic inches. The… More

Global Positioning System (GPS) User Equipment (UE) Time Aiding Using WWV/WWVB

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Roger J. Helkey, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Toyon proposes to design, develop and build a GPS system that uses external RF signals for timing estimation in order to acquire Precise Positioning Service (P/Y/M-code) signals under jamming conditions where the GPS C/A-code cannot be used. The RF signals will be selected to provide sub-second… More

Navigation Warfare Algorithm Development and Hardware Integration

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Roger J. Helkey, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Navigation Warfare (NAVWAR) Electronic Support (ES) requires sophisticated algorithms and considerable hardware for jammer detection, characterization and geo-location. Unfortunately, unmanned Air Vehicles (UAV) have highly constrained Size, Weight and Power (SWAP) requirements and yet need access… More

Autonomous Distributed Plant Monitoring Network

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Roger J. Helkey, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovative Research Phase I project supports the preliminary research for the development of a system of wireless sensors that harvest their power from their immediate environment. This will allow the distribution of maintenance free monitoring points throughout the plant… More

Adversarial Reasoning for Advanced Unmanned Teaming (AVERT)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Gaemus E. Collins, Senior Analyst
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Toyon proposes to develop adversarial target prediction algorithms and a mission execution framework that supports collaborative teaming of airborne and ground based Unmanned Systems (UMS) to enable tracking and surveillance of uncooperative targets. The proposed AVERT system will include automatic… More

Dynamic Modeling of Safe Routes

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Patrick A. Toole, Senior Scientist – (805) 968-6787
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
Toyon Research Corporation proposes to develop a Safe Route Planning Tool with embedded algorithms and models which will rapidly compute near-optimal routes and schedules for supply convoys, taking into account dynamically changing conditions and logistic constraints. We utilize a discrete directed… More

Co-Site Interference Mitigation in Phased Arrays

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Michael Gilbert, Senior Staff Analyst
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
The available space for antennas within a submarine sail is extremely limited. To achieve the desired multi-frequency capability for future submarine communications systems, phased array apertures will need to be collocated within a single housing. The resulting close proximity of transmit and… More

Persistent Electro-Optical/Infra-Red (EO/IR) Wide-Area Sensor Exploitation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Andrew P. Brown, Senior Analyst – (805) 968-6787
Award Amount: $1,481,000.00
Abstract:
Toyon proposes to develop high-performance algorithms and real-time software for WAPS video exploitation in accordance with AFRL"s Voxelpedia concept of long-term statistical and syntactic learning in a geo-registered 3D framework. Toyon"s approach is based on dense 3D reconstruction of… More

Automatic Detection and Tracking of Suspicious Dismounts

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Justin T. Muncaster, Analyst – (805) 968-6787
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
The capability to automatically monitor areas of strategic interest at increased ranges will undoubtedly yield a key advantage on the battlefield by reducing manpower and improving knowledge of enemy target locations. The ability to effectively exploit data from multiple sensor types to find, track,… More

Processor Architectures for Multi-Mode Multi-Sensor Signal Processing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Kevin Sullivan, Vice President, Senior Sc
Award Amount: $80,000.00
Abstract:
Toyon Research Corporation proposes to develop a sensor resource manager that will allow an AESA radar to be more successful at using its energy to detect, locate, and identify targets. The sensor manager will utilize a model of the AESA radar and its signal processing functions to select sensor… More

Program for Estimating Whale Migration Statistics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOC / NOAA
Principal Investigator: Kevin J. Sullivan, VP & Senior Scientist – (805) 968-6787
Award Amount: $95,000.00
Abstract:
Toyon proposes to develop software that can process infrared video streams to automatically detect gray whale blows. Additionally, the software will count the number of blows and estimate the speed and the number of whales that are present. We will make use of a novel technique for whale blow… More

A Low-Cost, High-Precision Navigator for Unmanned Aircraft

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Kenan O. Ezal, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Toyon Research Corporation proposes to develop a low-cost navigation system for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) that achieves an attitude accuracy of better than 0.1 degrees using commercial-grade gyroscopes and accelerometers. An order of magnitude improvement in navigation performance will be… More

Saliency Annotation of Image and Video Data

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: The Pennsylvania State University
Principal Investigator: Fritz H. Obermeyer, Analyst – (805) 968-6787
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: Christine Wilson
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: With the current flood of surveillance data available to ISR analysts, human attention has become the most valuable resource to ISR systems. Although automated tracking and labeling algorithms are now capable of automatically identifying and roughly classifying targets, the current rate… More

Visible Electro-Optical (EO) System and LIDAR Fusion for Low Cost Perception by Autonomous Ground Vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: Missouri Univ. of Science&Tech.
Principal Investigator: Andrew Brown, Senior Analyst – (805) 968-6787
Award Amount: $150,000.00
RI Contact: Stacy Jones
Abstract:
The Toyon Research Corporation and Missouri University of Science and Technology (Toyon-MST) team proposes development of a system which fuses multi-spectral EO and 3D data collected with a low-cost LIDAR to enable improved perception and navigation for unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs). Phase I… More

Scenario Based Radio Simulator and Analysis Tool

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: University of California, San Diego
Principal Investigator: Patrick Toole, Senior Scientist – (805) 968-6787
Award Amount: $150,000.00
RI Contact: Carlos Molina
Abstract:
Toyon Research Corporation proposes to develop a scenario-based radio simulator and analysis tool which can be used to simulate, analyze, and test the next generation of mobile multi-protocol tactical systems. The tool will be based upon, and integrated into, Toyon"s Geospatial Analysis… More

Enhanced Riverine Drifter

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: Univ. of California, Santa Barbara
Principal Investigator: Eric Sandoz, Analyst – (805) 968-6787
Award Amount: $757,736.00
RI Contact: Nancy R. Lewis
Abstract:
The Navy has need of assessing the river environment including bathymetry, flow velocity profile, and navigational obstructions. While improvements in measurement fidelity and reduction in cost have come about by the use of multiple drifters, measurement quality is lost due to convergent drifter… More

Fully Automated Dense 3D Modeling, Geo-Registration and Error Modeling

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Andrew Brown, Senior Analyst – (805) 968-6787
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Toyon Research Corporation proposes research and development of advanced algorithms and efficient software for performing high-resolution georegistered 3D reconstruction with associated error models. The technology will be capable of processing sequences of 2D images to automatically generate and… More

Waveform Design, Database, and Development for Radio Communications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Roger Helkey, Senior Scientist – (805) 968-6787
Award Amount: $99,000.00
Abstract:
A design environment for communications system is proposed that enables rapid design and analysis of high-performance communications systems.

Sensor Data Fusion

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Charlene S. Ahn, Senior Analyst – (805) 968-6787
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
The MDA mission requires the use of data fusion to obtain accurate and persistent tracks of threatening objects discriminated from debris/countermeasures in order to provide an integrated picture of the battle space as well as fire control solutions to interceptors. A wide variety of information… More

Performance-Based Sensor Resource Management for Missile Defense

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Mark R. Meloon, Senior Analyst – (805) 968-6787
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Toyon Research Corporation proposes to develop a sensor resource management (SRM) algorithm that generates schedules that assign sensors to specific tasks, chosen to best protect numerous defended areas from multiple raids. We cast the problem of SRM as a combinatorial optimization problem and our… More

Controlled Reception Pattern Antennas for Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Tariq A. Mujahed, Senior Analyst – (805) 968-6787
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Toyon Research Corporation"s six-element GPS antenna rejects cross polarization over the entire hemisphere by no less than 15 dB when summed in the first fundamental mode of operation. The antenna was designed for a direction-finding application where high levels of multi-path were… More

Universal GNSS Reference Antenna

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Tariq A. Mujahed, Senior Analyst – (805) 968-6787
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Toyon Research Corporation has developed a geodetic-quality GPS antenna based on a multi-arm helix. The antenna covers both L1 and L2 bands, exhibits cross-polarization rejection of more than 20 dB at and above the horizon, requires neither a large ground plane nor a choke ring, and… More

Layered Sensing Bio-Signatures for Dismount Tracking

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Gaemus E. Collins, Senior Analyst – (805) 968-6787
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Bio-signature is a new area of research that may be used for tracking and identification (ID) of dismounts through remote sensing. Typical"cooperative"bio-signatures (e.g. fingerprints, retinal scans) require that an individual agreeably come in contact with a sensor, which is not… More

Noncontact, Hand-Held Hole-to-Edge Distance Measurement Tool

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Andrew P. Brown, Senior Analyst – (805) 968-6787
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Toyon Research Corporation proposes research and development resulting in production of a hand-held device capable of real-time fully-automated measurement of hole sizes and hole-to-edge distances for aircraft manufacturing quality assurance applications. The proposed product will be… More

High Definition, High Dynamic Range Color Camera

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Richard Cagley, Senior Analyst – (805) 968-6787
Award Amount: $80,000.00
Abstract:
There are many orders of magnitude light intensity differentiation from a dark room to sunlight. Because standard linear CMOS and CCD image sensors can only offer up to approximately 60 dB of dynamic range, they are prone to saturation or darkness in high contrast scenes. Work in this proposed… More

Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) Direct Programming Tool

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Richard Cagley, Senior Analyst – (805) 968-6787
Award Amount: $80,000.00
Abstract:
The proposed GUI-based direct FPGA programming tool should be able to handle complex mathematics, produce efficient code, and be easy to use. In this effort Toyon proposes to use Matlab synthesis (M-synthesis) for this purpose. As most algorithm developers already use Matlab for modeling and… More

Optimizing Track-to-Track Data Fusion for Variable Cases

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Craig Agate, Senior Analyst – (805) 968-6787
Award Amount: $80,000.00
Abstract:
Many Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) systems involve combining track data from multiple sources, leading to an improved track picture. A multitude of track fusion algorithms exist, some of which require significant computational resources and have difficulty running in real-time… More

EO/IR Multi-Sensor Fusion Tracker Algorithm

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Andrew Brown, Senior Analyst – (805) 968-6787
Award Amount: $80,000.00
Abstract:
Toyon Research Corporation proposes research and development to maximize exploitation of co-boresighted multi-sensor EO/IR video, based on an innovative Bayesian track-before-detect algorithm. Statistical background modeling is performed to optimize clutter suppression, and estimated moving target… More

Real-Time RF Channel Impairment Emulator

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Brad Weals, Senior Analyst – (805) 968-6787
Award Amount: $80,000.00
Abstract:
The Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) program has need of a programmable and extensible wireless channel impairment emulator accommodating networks of 8 to 100 radio nodes operating in a frequency range of 2 MHz to 2 GHz. The emulator should be high fidelity, broadband, have a range resolution of… More

Effects Delivery (EffecDiv) Payloads for Small Unmanned Air Vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Scott A. McNally, Analyst – (805) 968-6787
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
In recent years, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) have become a key component in the Army"s intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) infrastructure. Small, hand-launchable UAVs in particular are a key component as they allow individual units to gather critical information from safe… More

Polarization-Sensitive Navigation Reference System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Kenan O. Ezal, Senior Scientist – (805) 968-6787
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Military and civilian platforms increasingly rely on the Global Positioning System (GPS) system for not only navigation and position, but also communication and time. The susceptibility of GPS to sources of intentional and unintentional interference increases the vulnerability of such platforms. The… More

Automated Placement Optimization and Video Analysis for Unmanned Ground Vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Michael S. Moore, Senior Staff Analyst – (805) 968-6787
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Video sensors provide a wealth of valuable information, including the location, motion, and appearance of military and civilian vehicles, people, and objects in an area of regard. Unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) provide a platform with characteristics suited for persistent surveillance,… More

Behavioral Discrimination of Moving Targets in Ground Moving Target Indicator (GMTI) Radar

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Charlene S. Ahn, Senior Analyst – (805) 968-6787
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Discriminating between dismounts, fauna, vehicle, blowing vegetation, and other moving objects detectable by Ground Moving Target Indicator (GMTI) radar is of great importance for many surveillance and reconnaissance tasks. Current state-of-the-art discrimination algorithms usually involve… More

Compression Relevant Notification

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Jason D. Hannon, Senior Analyst – (805) 968-6787
Award Amount: $99,054.00
Abstract:
Systems designed to transport and/or store audio and video data rely on compression to improve bandwidth and storage efficiency. Typically, lossless compression is used by the scientific and medical communities where information loss cannot be tolerated and where there are sufficient networking… More

Network Centric Fusion Approaches for Command and Control Platforms with Multiple Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Craig S. Agate, Senior Analyst – (805) 968-6787
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: The coordination and management of sensor data collection has a strong influence on the accuracy and completeness of the fused situational awareness picture. To provide the best possible picture, Toyon Research proposes to develop algorithms which generate controls for a collection of… More

Embedded Miniature Motion Imagery Transmitter

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Jason Hannon, Senior Analyst – (805) 968-6787
Award Amount: $730,000.00
Abstract:
High quality video sensors are an invaluable tool for the defense community, enabling unprecedented capabilities for command and control applications. These video systems traditionally use advanced image compression algorithms and Gigabit Ethernet for low latency transmission of large volumes of… More

Distributed Satellite Communications (SATCOM) On-the-Move (OTM) Aperture

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Ryan Strader, Senior Analyst – (805) 968-6787
Award Amount: $365,000.00
Abstract:
Toyon Research Corporation proposes a multiple-aperture coherently combined distributed-aperture-system prototype at X-band. This multi-aperture system will use our MIMO signal combining technology, our Closed-Loop Coherent Subarray Phase Tracker design, and our Reconfigurable X-band Array designed… More

Program Estimating Whale Migration Statistics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOC
Principal Investigator: Kevin Sullivan – (805) 968-6787
Award Amount: $400,000.00
Abstract:
Toyon proposes to develop a system that can automatically count the number of gray whales that pass nearby a shore-based installation. The system will be comprised of infrared cameras and a set of computers, which automatically scan the video for whale blows. We have implemented and tested such an… More

Scenario Based Radio Simulator and Analysis Tool

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: University of California, S.D
Principal Investigator: Patrick Toole, Senior Scientist – (805) 968-6787
Award Amount: $497,664.00
RI Contact: Ryan Kastner
Abstract:
Toyon proposes to develop a scenario-based radio simulator and analysis tool which can be used to simulate, analyze, and test the next generation of mobile, multi-protocol tactical systems. The tool, based upon Toyon"s Geospatial Analysis Planning Support (GAPS) Toolbox, provides a geographic… More

Saliency Annotation of Image and Video Data

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: The Pennsylvania State University
Principal Investigator: Kevin J. Sullivan, Vice-President, Senior Scientist – (805) 968-6787
Award Amount: $750,000.00
RI Contact: Christine Wilson
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Toyon Research Corporation and the Pennsylvania State University propose to develop a software tool which allows an operator to interactively identify suspicious activities. The tool will be called ALARM (Active Learning for Anomaly Recognition and Mensuration). It will ingest a database… More

A Low-Cost, High-Precision Navigator

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Eric E. Sandoz, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
Toyon Research Corporation proposes to develop and demonstrate a prototype low-cost precision navigation system using commercial-grade gyroscopes and accelerometers. During the Phase I effort an uncalibrated brassboard system was built and flight tested using a manned biplane. The brassboard system… More

Adaptive Desktop Trainer

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: John A. Berger, Senior Staff Analyst – (805) 968-6787
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
Developing an adaptive desktop trainer to effectively train imagery analysts is crucial for executing precise intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) missions that rely heavily on the exploitation of full motion video (FMV). Typical training environments for aerial platforms include… More

Increased Data Processing Capabilities for Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Richard E. Cagley, Senior Analyst – (805) 968-6787
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: In this effort Toyon proposes to develop a set of technologies for improving onboard processing capabilities for RPA. This will include small form factor hardware, a library of high-level image processing routines, as well as general development support in order to allow end-users to… More

Decentralized Asset Manager for Layered Sensing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Patrick A. Toole, Senior Scientist – (805) 968-6787
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Toyon Research Corporation proposes to develop a decentralized asset management framework which will provide near-optimal dynamic cooperative control of diverse assets within the Layered Sensing Architecture. We propose to develop an asset manager which will perform allocation,… More

3L (Lightweight, Low-Cost, Low-light) Focal Plane for Persistent Surveillance

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Jason D. Hannon, Senior Analyst – (805) 968-6787
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: The military value of infrared (IR)-based, wide-area-motion-imagery (WAMI) collected from airborne platforms cannot be overemphasized. The unique capabilities of UAVs have resulted in commanders becoming increasingly reliant on them to conduct day-to-day operations. The need to further… More

Advanced Algorithms for Space-Based Next-Generation Infrared Sensor Exploitation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Andrew P. Brown, Senior Analyst – (805) 968-6787
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Toyon Research Corporation and Argo Science Corporation propose research and development of innovative algorithms for tracking multiple closely-spaced targets in space-based next-generation infrared imagery. The proposed algorithms are capable of automated detection and tracking of both… More

Improved Real Time Geo-Registration Techniques For Airborne Imagery

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Andrew P. Brown, Senior Analyst – (805) 968-6787
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Toyon Research Corporation proposes research and development of advanced algorithms to provide accurate real-time geo-registration of airborne imagery collected by EO/IR surveillance systems, including wide area motion imagery (WAMI) systems such as ARGUS, Gorgon Stare, and Blue Devil.… More

Measurement of Interpupillary Distance for Binocular Head-Mounted Displays (HMDs)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Kyle A. Stewart, Analyst – (805) 968-6787
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Toyon Research Corporation proposes to develop a passive stereo camera imaging system capable of being integrated into a helmet-mounted display (HMD), rapidly and accurately measuring interpupillary distance (IPD), and allowing actuation of the HMD interaxial distance for accurate… More

Advanced Celestial Azimuth Sensing Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Richard Cagley, Senior Analyst – (805) 968-6787
Award Amount: $80,000.00
Abstract:
Current celestial azimuth sensors suffer from two challenges meant to be addressed through the proposed work. The first is an inability to operate in degraded weather conditions. This may be due to high levels of atmospheric contamination, e.g., smog and haze, as well as generally poor weather, such… More

Anti-Jam GPS System for Precision Approach and Landing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Kenan Ezal, Senior Scientist – (805) 968-6787
Award Amount: $80,000.00
Abstract:
Toyon proposes to develop a precision anti-jam (AJ) GPS receiver for fixed-wing and rotorcraft platforms that provides improved protection against broadband and narrowband jammers, as well as repeaters, spoofers, and multipath using a small-aperture antenna. Adaptive algorithms dynamically switch… More

Tightly-Integrated High-Integrity Navigation System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Kenan Ezal, Senior Scientist – (805) 968-6787
Award Amount: $80,000.00
Abstract:
Toyon proposes to develop a high-integrity navigation system for SWAP-constrained platforms that provides improved electronic protection against broadband and narrowband jammers, as well as repeaters, spoofers, and multipath using a small-aperture antenna. The navigation performance of the system is… More

Layered Sensing Bio-Signatures for Dismount Tracking

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Gaemus E. Collins, Senior Analyst – (805) 968-6787
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Bio-signature is a new area of research that may be used for tracking and identification (ID) of dismounts through remote sensing. Typical''cooperative''bio-signatures (e.g. fingerprints, retinal scans) require that an individual agreeably come in contact with a… More

Controlled Reception Pattern Antennas for Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Tariq A. Mujahed, Senior Analyst – (805) 968-6787
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Toyon Research Corporation"s 8"Phase I controlled reception pattern array (CRPA) is matched across the entire upper and lower frequency bands of the global navigation satellite systems (GNSS). The array consists of one centrally located element and six tilted surrounding… More

Adversarial Reasoning for Advanced Unmanned Teaming (AVERT)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Gaemus Collins, Senior Analyst – (805) 968-6787
Award Amount: $730,000.00
Abstract:
Toyon proposes to develop adversarial target prediction algorithms and a mission execution framework that supports collaborative teaming of airborne and ground-based Unmanned Systems (UMS) to enable tracking and surveillance of evasive targets. The proposed AVERT system will include automatic video… More

Effects Delivery (EffecDiv) Payloads for Small Unmanned Air Vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Gaemus Collins, Senior Analyst – (805) 968-6787
Award Amount: $730,000.00
Abstract:
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) have become a key component in the Army's intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) infrastructure. Small, hand-launchable UAVs in particular are a key component as they allow individual units to gather critical information from safe operational… More

Optimizing Track-to-Track Data Fusion for Variable Cases

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Craig Agate, Senior Analyst – (805) 968-6787
Award Amount: $450,000.00
Abstract:
Many Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) systems involve combining track data from multiple sources, leading to an improved track picture. A multitude of track fusion algorithms exist, some of which require significant computational resources and have difficulty running in real-time… More

EO-IR Multi-Sensor Fusion Tracker Algorithm

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Andrew Brown, Senior Analyst – (805) 968-6787
Award Amount: $750,014.00
Abstract:
In Phase II, Toyon Research Corp. proposes to perform research and development of an EO-IR Multi-Sensor Fusion Tracker prototype which can be used to aid in exploitation of airborne co-boresighted multi-sensor EO-IR video. Proposed work includes development of algorithms and real-time software… More

Real-Time RF Channel Impairment Emulator

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Brad Weals, Senior Analyst – (805) 968-6787
Award Amount: $746,496.00
Abstract:
The Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) program has need of a programmable and extensible wireless channel impairment emulator accommodating networks of 8 to 100 radio nodes operating in a frequency range of 2 MHz to 2 GHz. The emulator should be high fidelity, broadband, have good delay and… More

Enhanced Low Observables Algorithms

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Andrew P. Brown, Analyst – (805) 968-6787
Award Amount: $500,000.00
Abstract:
In Phase II, we propose to develop an image processing toolkit (iPTK) which can be integrated into the MDA staring and scanning optical surveillance suites to provide significantly-improved capabilities for finding, fixing, and tracking multiple ballistic and flying low observable objects in highly… More

Waveform Design, Database, and Development for Radio Communications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Richard E. Cagley, Senior Analyst – (805) 968-6787
Award Amount: $1,075,000.00
Abstract:
For more than a decade there has been interest in behavioral language entry and translation to hardware description languages (HDL) for field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs). This has culminated in a wide array of electronic design automated (EDA) tools that can translate high level languages, such… More

Wide Area Collective Protection

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Ben Juricek, Senior Analyst – (805) 968-6787
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
Current approaches for protecting military facilities and personnel from biological threats principally involve installations of particulate filtration for fixed facilities or individual protection equipment (IPE). This project intends to develop a system that is rapidly deployable, but provides a… More

Civilian Interference Detection and Estimation Receiver (CIDER)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DHS
Principal Investigator: Kenan O. Ezal
Award Amount: $99,999.99
Abstract:
Toyon has teamed with two utilities to survey the use of civilian GPS receivers in the energy and communication sectors, and to determine their vulnerabilities to intentional interference, including narrowband and wideband jamming, spoofers, repeaters, and RF-based 'software attacks.' As part of… More

Efficient Clutter Suppression and Nonlinear Filtering Techniques for Tracking Dim Closely Spaced Objects in the Presence of Debris

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Research Institution: University of Southern California
Principal Investigator: Tim Fair, Analyst – (703) 674-0612
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: Alexander Tartakovsky
Abstract:
EO/IR elements of the Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) responsible for detecting and tracking ballistic missile threats encounter extraordinarily challenging threat and scene phenomenology. Specifically, non-stationary clutter characteristic of airborne and satellite-based sensor systems,… More

Low Level Signal Detection for Passive Electro-Optical Space-based Surveillance

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: Univ. of California, Santa Barbara
Principal Investigator: Matthew J. Buoni, Analyst – (805) 968-6787
Award Amount: $150,000.00
RI Contact: Cara Egan-Williams
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Toyon Research Corporation and the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) are proposing development and feasibility demonstration of advanced algorithms for the detection of vibration signatures in scattered light. The algorithms are being developed for applications including… More

Visible Electro-Optical (EO) System and LIDAR Fusion for Low Cost Perception by Autonomous Ground Vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: Missouri Univ. of Science&Tech.
Principal Investigator: Andrew Brown, Senior Analyst – (805) 968-6787
Award Amount: $499,095.00
RI Contact: K. Krishnamurthy
Abstract:
The Toyon-MST team proposes to perform research and development of a system which fuses multi-spectral EO and 3D data collected with a low-cost LIDAR to enable improved perception for unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs). The scope of the proposed work includes development of algorithms and software, and… More

Sensor Data Fusion

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Charlene S. Ahn, Senior Analyst – (805) 968-6787
Award Amount: $1,000,000.00
Abstract:
The MDA mission requires the use of data fusion to obtain accurate and persistent tracks of threatening objects discriminated from debris/countermeasures in order to provide an integrated picture of the battlespace as well as fire control solutions to interceptors. A wide variety of information may… More

Performance-Based Sensor Resource Management for Missile Defense

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Kevin J. Sullivan, Senior Scientist – (805) 968-6787
Award Amount: $1,000,000.00
Abstract:
Toyon Research Corporation proposes to develop a sensor resource manager that selects sensor schedules based on the expected mission performance of the missile defense system. We will develop a resource manager which builds schedules for ground-based radars (e.g., TPY-2 and UEWR) and lower-altitude… More

Decentralized Asset Control for Layered Sensing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Patrick A. Toole, Senior Scientist – (805) 968-6787
Award Amount: $1,050,000.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Toyon Research Corporation proposes to develop a decentralized asset management framework which will provide near-optimal loose cooperative control of diverse assets within the Layered Sensing Architecture. We propose to develop an asset manager which will perform allocation, assignment,… More

3L (Lightweight, Low-Cost, Low-light) Focal Plane for Persistent Surveillance

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Jason D. Hannon, Senior Analyst – (805) 968-6787
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Toyon in partnership with FLIR EOC, proposes to leverage recent advances in large-format hybrid (CMOS/InGaAs) focal plane arrays and composite focal plane array technology to develop a low-cost, SWaP (Size, Weight, and Power) optimized, high resolution imaging system capable of providing… More

Improved Real Time Geo-Registration Techniques For Airborne Imagery

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Andrew P. Brown, Senior Analyst – (805) 968-6787
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Toyon Research Corporation proposes research and development of advanced algorithms and real-time software to provide significant improvements in geo-registration for wide area motion imagery (WAMI) systems such as ARGUS-IS, Gorgon Stare, and Blue Devil. The proposed algorithms perform… More

Construction of Dense 3D Ship Models from Submarine Image Collections

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Michael Moore, Senior Staff Analyst – (805) 968-6787
Award Amount: $80,000.00
Abstract:
To create robust automated video analysis techniques for extracting, measuring, classifying, and identifying objects-of-interest, 3D object models have many benefits. Manual creation of a full range of 3D models would be a daunting task. A method for automatically generating 3D models from data… More

Airborne Contact Cueing for Panoramic Imagers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Brian Stieber, Analyst – (805) 968-6787
Award Amount: $80,000.00
Abstract:
In an effort to improve the current approach for periscope surveillance detection, the Navy is developing a new panoramic mast video sensor. Utilizing both LWIR and EO technology the sensor will provide a 24 hour operational capability in challenging maritime environments. Advancements address… More

Wide Area Collective Protection

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Ben C. Juricek, Senior Analyst – (805) 968-6787
Award Amount: $1,000,000.00
Abstract:
The team of Toyon and HDT Global propose to develop technologies to enable achieving Collection Protection of the scale of a city block. In Phase I, we successfully demonstrated that a system comprising retrofit air purification, temporary shelters and mass-efficient sealant can create this… More

Vision Processor for Helmet System (VPHS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Jason D. Hannon, Senior Analyst – (805) 968-6787
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: The unique capability of multispectral image fusion to provide high spatial and spectral information in a single image makes it an invaluable asset to the military. Although providing this capability for helmet mounted display (HMD) systems poses a significant challenge to developers. HMD… More

Volatile Organic Compound Odor Signature Modeling

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Ben C. Juricek, Senior Analyst – (805) 968-6787
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: The team of Toyon Research Corporation and North Carolina State University propose to develop a simulation environment, capable of predicting the spatio-temporal distribution of Volatile Organic Chemical (VOC) levels emitted by a person for several scenarios of interest. The approach… More

Manpack antenna for Advanced MIL SATCOM

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Thomas L. Larry, Senior Scientist – (805) 968-6787
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: A portable high gain (39 dBi) and lightweight (10 lbs.) manpack AEHF antenna that automatically tracks a geosynchronous AEHF communication satellite is sought. Toyon proposes an electronically reconfigurable antenna (ERA) placed in the focal region of a foldable parabolic dish with an… More

GNSS Antenna Arrays for Situational Awareness

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Tariq A. Mujahed, Senior Analyst – (805) 968-6787
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Global navigation satellite system (GNSS) antenna arrays can be used to determine the geolocation of GNSS emitters. Knowledge of the location of these emitters will enhance the situational awareness (SA) of weapon systems and improve their effectiveness. In the proposed effort, Toyon… More

Mobile VHF Lightning Mapping System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOC / NOAA
Principal Investigator: Kenan O. Ezal, Ph.D, Senior Scientist – (805) 968-6787
Award Amount: $95,000.00
Abstract:
Toyon Research Corporation proposes to develop a mobile VHF-based sensor suite for detecting and mapping lightning flashes. The proposes Lightning Mapping Unmanned Sensor (LUTMUS)™ System will meet small unmanned aerial system (UAS) cost, size, weight, and power (C-SWAP) constraints and should be… More

Automated Image Analysis for Fisheries Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOC / NOAA
Principal Investigator: Kevin J. Sullivan, Vice President, Senior Scientist – (805) 968-6787
Award Amount: $95,000.00
Abstract:
We propose to develop software that is capable of automatically classifying and measuring the length of fish observed in video. We will focus initially on underwater video, but much of the software will also be applicable to fish onboard commercial fishing vessels as well. Our approach is to first… More

Onboard Real-time Saliency Architecture Leveraging Track Based Classification

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Timothy E. Fair, Analyst – (805) 968-6787
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: In recent years, advances in EO/IR sensor technology have produced systems capable of collecting massive amounts of data that have outpaced embedded processing capabilities. The mismatch between collection and processing capability results in processing only subsets of data collected… More

Measurement of Interpupillary Distance for Binocular Head-Mounted Displays (HMDs)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Kyle A. Stewart, Analyst – (805) 968-6787
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Toyon Research Corporation proposes to develop a standalone, passive stereo camera imaging system capable of rapidly and accurately measuring interpupillary distance (IPD), and outputting the user"s IPD and the correct IPD setting for a Helmet-Mounted Display (HMD). The proposed… More

Autonomous Sensing and Deciding Framework Processor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Charlene S. Ahn, Senior Analyst – (805) 968-6787
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
Toyon Research Corporation proposes to develop innovative algorithms for screening large volumes of intelligence data to autonomously highlight areas of interest for the research analyst. Toyon"s dual-level architecture will at the first level employ advanced data fusion and pattern recognition… More

Fusing Uncertain and Heterogeneous Information Making Sense of the Battlefield

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Charlene S. Ahn, Senior Analyst – (805) 968-6787
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
Today's decision analysts are faced with an ever-increasing amount of information from a large number of sensors and other data sets. Data fusion is a key component of this effort to integrate information from various data sources. In particular, one of the crucial aspects in battlefield… More

Enhancing Situational Awareness to Counter Swarming and Other Nonlinear, Dispersed Tactics Against Naval Surface Forces

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Robert Wilkerson, Analyst – (805) 968-6787
Award Amount: $80,000.00
Abstract:
Toyon proposes to research and develop algorithms and software that provide enhanced situational awareness to watchstanders of naval vessels. These algorithms will employ advanced data fusion and pattern recognition technologies with the primary objective of identification and early warning of… More

Tactical Wireless Ground Sensor Network Deployment and Maintenance System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Patrick A. Toole, Senior Scientist – (805) 968-6787
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Toyon Research Corporation proposes to develop a portable tool for deployment planning, real-time monitoring, and maintenance of tactical wireless ground sensor networks. The tool will consist of a tablet (iPad, Android, or Windows) application and a desktop/cloud web service application. The… More

Increased Data Processing Capabilities for Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Justin T. Muncaster, Analyst – (805) 968-6787
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Toyon Research Corporation proposes to provide software for automated detection and tracking of targets in standard and large-format video. Toyon will provide four releases of software libraries to AFRL and will assist in the integration of software libraries into the AFRL framework for… More

Advanced Algorithms for Space-Based Next-Generation Infrared Sensor Exploitation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Andrew P. Brown, Senior Analyst – (805) 968-6787
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Toyon Research Corporation and Argo Science Corporation propose research and development of advanced algorithms and efficient software for improved exploitation of space-based next-generation infrared sensor data. The developed algorithms will provide jitter compensation and suppression… More

Accurate Angle of Incidence (AOI) Measurement Capability

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Timothy E. Fair, Analyst – (805) 968-6787
Award Amount: $149,855.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: For certain weapons systems, lethality is directly correlated to the orientation of the weapon with respect to the target at impact, also known as the angle of incidence (AOI). Accurately measuring AOI is of the utmost importance in developing and advancing state-of-the-art precision… More

Lightweight Prime Power System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Eric Sandoz, Senior Analyst – (805) 968-6787
Award Amount: $80,000.00
Abstract:
Both military and law enforcement are showing increasing interest in a wider array of Non-Lethal Weapons such as Active Denial Technology (ADT). Such systems require electrical power for their high power millimeter-wave generating RF sources. Currently not available, a compact efficient prime power… More

Algorithms for IR data

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Christopher T. Agh, Analyst – (805) 968-6787
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
Persistent, autonomous monitoring from infrared surveillance and staring systems is necessary for early missile warning/defense, battlespace awareness, and technical intelligence. Specifically, the ability to accurately detect, track and geo-locate events of interest in known hostile regions enables… More

Advanced Programming and Teaching Interfaces for Autonomous System Control

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Kyle A. Stewart, Analyst – (805) 968-6787
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
Toyon Research Corporation proposes to develop an open architecture programming and teaching interface for autonomous robotic system control in whole-body manipulation, in collaboration with the University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB). The proposed architecture will consist of software… More