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Company Information:

Company Name: UtopiaCompression, Corporation
City: Los Angeles
State: CA
Zip+4: 90064-
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phone: (310) 473-1500

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $5,834,761.00 58
SBIR Phase II $13,866,116.69 20
STTR Phase I $338,887.00 4
STTR Phase II $3,266,592.00 4

Award List:

An Intelligent and Adaptive Class-Based Compression Technology for Weapon Seekers Suitable for Minimum RF Bandwidth

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Michael Baer, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $99,996.00
Abstract:
The quality and quantity of information directly available to command authorities is becoming an increasingly dominant factor in modern force projection. The increasing demand for information of digital imagery and real time video has exposed the severe bandwidth limitation of RF data link… More

Intelligent Multi-Resolution 3D Modeling, Compression, Registration, Fusion and Recognition

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Jacob Yadegar, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,990.00
Abstract:
NASA missions are being designed for multisensor data collection and synthesis using diverse temporal, spatial and spectral resolutions for use by multiple teams of mission specialists and scientists. This project offers two closely related technologies that will benefit the distribution, sharing… More

Extensible Markup Language (XML) Compression Tool

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Michael Baer, R&D Scientist
Award Amount: $69,999.00
Abstract:
XML is becoming the dominant means of universally communicating data designed to be processed by machines in networks, much the same way as HTML has become the dominant means of communicating data designed to be processed by human beings. However, like HTML, the human-readable source format of XML… More

Advancing Training Techniques of Non-Invasive 3-Dimensional Ultrasound Sound Technologies for both Diagnostic and Therapeutic Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Jacob Yadegar, EVP
Award Amount: $69,948.00
Abstract:
Ultrasound is known to be an excellent imaging modality for trauma cases due to its portability and versatility. These factors allow ultrasound to be particularly suitable for battlefield imaging and diagnoses. However, the modest display technology and lack of intelligent systems do not allow… More

Adaptive and Intelligent Object Avoidance for Unmanned Surface Vehicles (USVs)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Joseph Yadegar, EVP of Research and Development
Award Amount: $69,997.00
Abstract:
Automated object avoidance for Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV) for both Navy (and DoD in general) and commercial applications has been the subject of much research and development over the past decades. The creation of a set of robust software tools for fully automated detection,… More

An Adaptive Class-Based Compression Technology for Weapon Seekers Suitable for Minimum RF Bandwidth

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Joseph Yadegar, EVP of Research and Devel
Award Amount: $749,968.00
Abstract:
Precision-guided weapons have proven invaluable during the past decade of anti-terrorist military actions other than conventional wars. Two of the most successful of these are the Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile (JASSM) and the Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM). Several efforts have been… More

Intelligent Multi-Resolution 3D Modeling, Compression, Registration, Fusion and Recognition

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Jacob Yadegar, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,998.00
Abstract:
NASA missions are being designed for multi-sensor data collection and synthesis using diverse temporal, spatial and spectral resolutions for use by multiple teams of mission specialists and scientists. This project offers two closely related technologies of 3D surface and volume (a) meshing,… More

A Real-Time Robust Autonomous Surface Threat Identification and Visual Knowledge Discovery System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Joseph Yadegar, EVP, Research & Development
Award Amount: $69,998.00
Abstract:
A set of robust software tools for automated identification/classification/recognition and tracking of surface threat among a group of non-threat entities is vital in the development of a good surveillance system. The increase in volumes of imagery data imposes a paradigm shift in the current… More

Intelligence-Based Multi-Resolution 3D Visual Modeling, Registration And Obstacle Avoidance Capabilities For Unmanned Vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Dr. Pierre Grinspan
Award Amount: $69,973.00
Abstract:
The use of truly autonomous vehicles (UV) has been hampered by a lack of sophisticated and resource efficient obstacle avoidance systems. Current approaches have focused on either expensive active sensor systems or inferential processing techniques that are computationally intensive. In this… More

Next-Generation XML Compression For Grid Computing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Jacob Yadegar, Dr.
Award Amount: $99,993.00
Abstract:
79623S Published reports show that the Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) represents a significant bottleneck in grid computing architectures ¿ a bottleneck that will become more pronounced as new applications that directly utilize SOAP services are written. This project will develop… More

SBIR Phase I: Next Generation Intelligence-Based Extensible Markup Language (XML) Compression Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Michael Baer, Mr
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I research project will research and develop a next-generation enabling technology for networks and collaboration by significantly enhancing the compression of Internet data sources and Web Services. Current compression technologies are rarely integrated… More

Intelligence-Based Multi-Resolution 3D Visual Modeling, Registration And Obstacle Avoidance Capabilities For Unmanned Vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Joseph Yadegar, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,995.00
Abstract:
As one of NASA's key motivation, the use of truly autonomous unmanned vehicles (UV) has been hampered by lack of sophisticated and resource efficient obstacle avoidance systems. Solving the obstacle avoidance problem to permit truly autonomous operations in a cluttered and occluded environment has… More

FabriX: An Efficient, Scalable and Secure Peer-to-Peer XML Database

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Mark Davis, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
Modern database technologies are ill-suited to handle internet-scale (or larger) data management needs. For DoD, NASA, DoE and other government agencies, this presents a data management crisis since their mission-critical data repositories are growing at exponential rates and are already… More

A Semantic Based Surveillance Video Indexing and Retrieval System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Hieu Tat Nguyen, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $69,983.00
Abstract:
Beside robust tracking algorithms, a set of efficient and effective tools for video analysis is an important part of security video surveillance systems. The analysis of pre-recorded videos is necessary to discover trends and patterns of threat activities, to evaluate the performance of the security… More

A 3-D Visualization System for Situational Awareness: Identifying, Locating, and Tracking People/Resources in Urban Area Infrastructures

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DHS
Principal Investigator: Jacob Yadegar, CEO & EVP, Research & Technology
Award Amount: $99,991.00
Abstract:
In order to achieve the strategic plan for a more secure Emergency Preparedness and Response system for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), UtopiaCompression proposes to develop innovative 3-D visualization software system for identifying, localizing and tracking people/resources within… More

Passive Three-Dimensional (3-D) Imaging and Ranging

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Joseph Yadegar, EVP of Research & Development
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Creation of 3-D data from 2-D imagery has vast applications, particularly in defense related areas. Two such applications of great interest to the Air Force are real-time and lightweight imaging device for seekers on board of autonomous munitions and for systems that supports navigation and tactical… More

Mobility Aware Routing for Airborne Network

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Abhishek Tiwari, Senior Research & Development Scien
Award Amount: $99,977.00
Abstract:
Airborne network is absolutely critical for the information superiority of the US armed forces as it will form an integral and inseparable part of the global information grid. The link characteristics of the airborne network are very different from those of fixed internet and the terrestrial mobile… More

A Semantic Based Surveillance Video Indexing and Retrieval System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Hieu Nguyen, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $449,975.00
Abstract:
Large volume of data collected in real-time video surveillance poses a challenging task for retrieval and analysis. The ability to conduct content-based retrieval of surveillance image/video is critical for security surveillance systems to perform forensic analysis, to discover trends and patterns… More

A Real-Time Robust Autonomous Surface Threat Identification and Visual Knowledge Discovery System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Joseph Yadegar, EVP, Research & Developme
Award Amount: $600,000.00
Abstract:
Major threats to America's security are attacks by sea. Ships, harbors and other marine assets are under threat from terrorist or other asymmetric attacks on, or below, water surface. Thus it is important to track (classification-movement) potential threats amidst a clutter of non-threat entities… More

Real Time Motion and Range Estimation of Dynamic Scene Using Monocular Video

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Joseph Yadegar, EVP of Reseach & Developm
Award Amount: $749,980.00
Abstract:
Accurate passive range estimation from single electro-optical/infrared sensors is a valuable enabling technology for many applications, particularly for defense purposes. Two applications of great interest are Sense and Avoid (SAA) for Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) and missile warning systems (MWS)… More

Second Generation, Fully Networked Smart Medical Vests

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DHS
Principal Investigator: Jacob Yadegar, CEO & EVP, Research & Technology
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
Today's state-of-the-art Medical-Vests/Shirts are inflexible and expensive. Typically, data collection component functions as a multi-channel cardiopulmonary digital-recorder with physiologic-sensors-array sewn to the shirt to monitor vital signs. Peripheral diagnostic devices such as… More

Mobility Aware Topology Control (MAToC) for Airborne Network

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Abhishek Tiwari, Senior R&D Scientist
Award Amount: $99,992.00
Abstract:
Real time topology management for the dynamic Airborne Network can result in lower interference, higher network capacity and lower node power consumption. UtopiaCompression Corporation (UC) proposes a deliberative/reactive topology management solution that uses the knowledge of airborne network… More

EO/IR Due Regard Capability for UAS Based on Intelligent Cloud Detection and Avoidance

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Joseph Yadegar, EVP of R&D
Award Amount: $99,998.00
Abstract:
Current Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) flights, including the Global Hawk weapon system, face limitations on their utilization of civil airspace because they have no capability to sense-and-avoid (SAA) other air traffic. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Regulation states that… More

Intelligent and Adaptive Decision Forests for Perpetual Knowledge Assimilation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Jacob Yadegar, EVP of Research and Technology
Award Amount: $69,976.00
Abstract:
Army perceives precision guidance and battlefield awareness as crucial technologies for the future and Automatic Target Recognition (ATR) forms an important component of these technologies. Specifically, tactical target recognition in air-to-ground infrared imagery will increase the lethality of… More

Advanced Building Rubble Simulator

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Jacob Yadegar, EVP of Technology
Award Amount: $69,964.00
Abstract:
Building rubble plays a major role in urban combat operations. Inability to model its effects on the environment greatly reduces a simulation's fidelity and its training affectivity. Despite the clear need for robust rubble simulation, the state of the art in the military simulation industry fails… More

High-Fidelity Runtime Terrain Database Engine

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Hai Wei, Senior R&D Scientist
Award Amount: $69,967.00
Abstract:
Advances in 3D display, visualization and remote sensing technologies provide an unprecedented opportunity to achieve a "20/20" terrain representation, whose resolution would match human perceptual ability. The barriers to this revolution are the difficulties in processing high-resolution… More

A Thin Layer Approach to Highly Mobile Ad Hoc Networks

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: UNIV. OF CALIFORNIA, LOS ANGELES
Principal Investigator: Jacob Yadegar, EVP, Research & Technology
Award Amount: $69,976.00
RI Contact: Mario Gerla
Abstract:
Today's warfare is network centric and relies on efficient communications on the move. To support these requirements, wireless mobile ad hoc networks (MANET) have received a lot of attention because of self deployment and reconfiguration properties. Unfortunately, wireless networks in mobile… More

An Automated Maritime Target Segmentation, Categorization and Parameter Extraction System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Jacob Yadegar, EVP of Technology
Award Amount: $69,991.00
Abstract:
Automatic Target Recognition ATR is one of the intended capabilities of Integrated Submarine Imaging Systems (ISIS) to provide a submarine with the abilities of target categorization and distinguishing between hostile and non-hostile targets. For an ISIS system, ATR performance can be adversely… More

Passive Collision Detection for UAV Sense and Avoid Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Research Institution: UNIV. OF CALIFORNIA AT LOS ANGELES
Principal Investigator: Joseph Yadegar, EVP, R&D
Award Amount: $98,993.00
RI Contact: Fredric Schoenberg
Abstract:
The Department of Defense (DoD) has invested heavily and successfully in Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) technology. Currently, UAS face limitations on their utilization in civil airspace because they do not have the capability to sense and avoid (SAA) other air traffic. Ability to detect collisions… More

Learn to Trust Thy Neighbor: Proactive Trust Management System (PTMS) for Wireless Sensor Networks

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Abhishek Tiwari, Senior R&D Scientist
Award Amount: $99,988.00
Abstract:
Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) are systems that may contain hundreds to thousands of low-power and low-cost sensor nodes. The potential applicability of such systems is enormous and includes environment monitoring, security surveillance and intrusion detection, monitoring chemical plants for… More

Mobility Aware Routing and Mission Planning for the Airborne Network

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Abhishek Tiwari, Senior Research & Develop
Award Amount: $749,963.00
Abstract:
Airborne network will form an integral and inseparable part of the global information grid. The link characteristics of the airborne network are very different from those of fixed internet and the terrestrial mobile ad-hoc wireless networks, which make the routing problem for airborne network a… More

Responder Wireless Physiological Monitoring Device

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DHS
Principal Investigator: Jacob Yadegar, EVP, Research & Technology
Award Amount: $824,937.69
Abstract:
Today's state-of-the-art Medical-Vests-Shirts are inflexible and expensive. Typically, data collection component functions as a multichannel cardiopulmonary digital-recorder with physiologic-sensors-array sewn to the shirt to monitor vital signs. The lack of flexibilityintegral- unity and cost of… More

An Automated Visual Knowledge Discovering (VKD) System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Hieu T. Nguyen, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $99,989.00
Abstract:
As imagery sensing is among the essential capabilities in the future combat systems, the anticipated dynamics of the future battlespace will require a greatly increased level of automation in analysis and processing of imagery data. Most of the image analysis tasks including indexing and retrieval… More

GENerative Waveform Agnostic Gateway (GENWAG) architecture

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: University California - Los Angeles
Principal Investigator: Abhishek Tiwari, Senior R&D Scientist
Award Amount: $69,982.00
RI Contact: Mario Gerla
Abstract:
In order for the Department of Defense (DoD) Global Information Grid (GIG) vision to become a reality, thousands of gateways will be needed for inter-networking between disparate waveforms. Until now gateways are designed for specific waveform domains, this approach although simple and quick has led… More

Wearable Smart Battery for First Responder Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DHS
Principal Investigator: Abhishek Tiwari
Award Amount: $99,997.00
Abstract:
UtopiaCompresion in collaboration with UCLA is proposing a Smart Battery system which will be compatible with a variety of energy sources, provide efficient energy management capabilities, will be manufactured on a flexible substrate for easy integration into first responder clothing, and provide… More

A Software Thin Layer for Robust Wireless Communications in Challenged Environments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: UCLA
Principal Investigator: Jacob Yadegar, VP Research & Technology
Award Amount: $499,996.00
RI Contact: Mario Gerla
Abstract:
Today''s warfare is network centric and relies on efficient communications on the move. To support these requirements, wireless mobile ad hoc networks (MANET) have received a lot of attention because of self deployment and reconfiguration properties. Unfortunately, wireless networks in mobile… More

BioSensorWatch: Bio-Sensor Based Health Monitoring Device

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Jacob Yadegar, EVP, Research & Technology
Award Amount: $99,969.00
Abstract:
Hemorrhagic shock is one of the leading causes of death in the battlefield for US war fighters, and is not always easily detectable in early stages before it becomes irreversible. Other types of shocks can also be difficult to detect without a proper continuous monitoring device in place. A… More

Design for Dexterity

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Niyant Krishnamurthi, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $98,979.00
Abstract:
The intelligence and the adaptability to perform unexpected tasks with minimal training will be the key to robotic systems in the future. Improving machine intelligence will require a versatile and powerful sub system for controlling the manipulators. The intelligent control of the robotic arm… More

A Novel High-Resolution Panoramic Camera

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Hieu Nguyen, Senior R&D Scientist
Award Amount: $98,971.00
Abstract:
Panoramic cameras that are capable of capturing very large fields of view are offering new opportunities for video surveillance systems to achieve better performance in terms of better coverage, less cameras that are required and lower installation cost. Despite this potential, builders of… More

Cognitive Object Recognition System - It is all in the brain!

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Hieu Nguyen, PI - Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $119,960.00
Abstract:
Automated object recognition is an important and challenging problem. The technology is crucial for a number of Army applications including video surveillance, Automatic Target Recognition and Simultaneous Localization and Mapping. While feature-based or template matching-based classification… More

Multi-Stream Scalable Pattern-Driven Video Codec for Tactical Wireless Networks

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Joseph Yadegar, EVP, R&D
Award Amount: $69,994.00
Abstract:
Camera mounted robots called SUGV that can be sent in enemy territory to get a view of what's in store for the soldiers is the future of Army's high-tech combat system making the soldier's work safer. The images then need to be relayed in real-time to field commanders who in turn will describe the… More

Incremental Knowledge Assimilator

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Joseph Yadegar, EVP R&D
Award Amount: $69,989.00
Abstract:
Mine countermeasures is an important aspect of Navy reconnaissance interests and reliable mine detection still remains a challenge. For automatic mine detection in underwater sonar applications, research has indicated that the identifying the context of the scene will improve the recognition… More

Mission Aware Topology Control (MAToC) for Airborne Network

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Joseph Yadegar, EVP - Research & Developm
Award Amount: $749,990.00
Abstract:
Real time topology management for the dynamic Airborne Network can result in lower interference, higher network capacity and fault-tolerance capability UtopiaCompression Corporation (UC) proposes a deliberative/reactive topology management solution that uses the knowledge of airborne network… More

EO/IR Due Regard Capability for UAS Based on Intelligent Cloud Detection and Avoidance

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Joseph Yadegar, EVP of Research & Develop
Award Amount: $749,979.00
Abstract:
Current Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) flights, including the Global Hawk weapon system, face limitations on their utilization of civil airspace because they have no capability to sense-and-avoid (SAA) other air traffic. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Regulation states that… More

An Automated Real-time Screening System with Decision-support Capabilities for Swift Traumatic Brain Injury Detection in Military Personnel

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Jacob Yadegar, EVP, Researach & Technology
Award Amount: $98,989.00
Abstract:
We propose to develop a portable, ultrasound-based imaging solution for accurate screening and real-time monitoring of traumatic brain injury (TBI) in both war and non-combat scenarios. This system will offer reliable and robust on-site analysis using an in-built decision-support framework to… More

Reactive Planning Framework for Spacecraft Assembly Integration & Testing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Guy Yosiphon, R&D Scientist
Award Amount: $99,932.00
Abstract:
Planning and scheduling of the activities that occur during spacecraft Assembly, Integration & Testing (AI&T) is a computational challenge. General purpose project management tools are too brittle and cannot be used to interactively modify existing plans during project execution. The planner should… More

Lunar Localization System (LLS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Niyant Krishnamurthi, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,990.00
Abstract:
In support of NASA's vision for space, the goal of this project is to research and prototype a multi-component localization system which uses radiometry and vision for global pose estimation in Selenographic coordinates. The radiometry based pose localization alone will exhaustively study the… More

SENSEI - Sensing Emotion Non-invasively for Software-based Educational Instruction

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Xiaoqing Liu, R&D Scientist
Award Amount: $98,994.00
Abstract:
DARPA and DOD often make use of electronic tutoring systems for administering additional training and ongoing education to their employees, creating an intimate one-on-one environment between the student and the electronic tutor. Unfortunately, even the most modern of these electronic tutors is… More

Proactive Fault and Healing Management (PFHM) for MANET

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Bao-Hong Shen, Senior R&D Scientist
Award Amount: $69,995.00
Abstract:
Enabling effective fault management in mobile ad hoc networks (MANETs), to guide the self healing mechanisms, can tremendously improve the reliability and performance of network-centric systems, such as Warfighter Information Network - Tactical. The existing approaches assume hard failures of… More

A Novel High-Resolution Panoramic Camera

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Hieu Nguyen, Senior Research Scientist – (310) 473-1500
Award Amount: $1,124,995.00
Abstract:
Panoramic cameras that are capable of capturing very large field of view (FOV) scenes are offering new opportunities and great potentials for video surveillance systems, because of the increased area coverage, improved spatial resolution, and lower installation cost. Despite these advantages,… More

Cognitive Object Recognition System - It is all in the brain!

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Chaitanya Raju, Senior R&D Scientist – (310) 473-1500
Award Amount: $729,990.00
Abstract:
Automated object recognition is an important and challenging problem. The technology is crucial for a number of Army applications including video surveillance, Automatic Target Recognition and Simultaneous Localization and Mapping. While feature-based or template matching-based classification… More

Sense and Avoid Ladar for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Joseph Yadegar, EVP R&D
Award Amount: $99,981.00
Abstract:
Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) across the services need the capability to operate in civil airspace. Currently, the lack of Sense and Avoid (SAA) technology is the largest obstacle to this capability. The SAA problem is all the more challenging when dealing with non-cooperative traffic. For this… More

High-Fidelity Runtime Terrain Database Engine

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Joseph Yadegar, EVP of R&D
Award Amount: $729,984.00
Abstract:
Advances in 3D display, visualization and remote sensing provide an unprecedented opportunity to achieve a "20/20" terrain representation, whose resolution would match human perceptual ability. The barriers to this revolution are the difficulties in processing high-resolution sensed-data into a… More

VISER: View Invariant Shape Estimation for real-time 3D modeling

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Chaitanya Raju, R&D Scientist
Award Amount: $69,968.00
Abstract:
A high resolution texture mapped 3D model can convey more information than just a 2D map which will be very useful in critical mission planning tasks, security surveillance, exploration tasks, and simulation and training. UCf?Ts proposes VISER to aid indoor navigation and building of 3D database for… More

Incremental Knowledge Assimilation System (IKAS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Joseph Yadegar, EVP R&D
Award Amount: $731,558.00
Abstract:
Mine countermeasures are an important aspect of Navy reconnaissance interests and reliable mine detection still remains a challenge. For automatic mine detection in underwater sonar applications, research has indicated that identifying the context of the scene will improve the recognition… More

Passive Collision Detection for UAV Sense and Avoid Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Research Institution: University of California, LA
Principal Investigator: Joseph Yadegar, EVP R&D – (310) 473-1500
Award Amount: $1,273,317.00
RI Contact: Schoenberg
Abstract:
Currently, Unmanned Aircraft Systems face limitations on their utilization in civil airspace because they do not have the capability to sense and avoid (SAA) other air traffic. Ability to detect collisions with low False Alarm and False Negative Rates are crucial for SAA. In Phase I,… More

GENerative Waveform Agnostic Gateway (GENWAG) architecture

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: UCLA
Principal Investigator: Abhishek Tiwari, Senior Research Scientist – (310) 473-1500
Award Amount: $745,110.00
RI Contact: Mario Gerla
Abstract:
The Department of Defense (DoD) requires a large number of gateways for inter-networking between disparate waveforms. Until now gateways are designed for specific waveform domains, this approach although simple and quick has led to a lot of duplication of effort. In this proposal UtopiaCompression… More

MIS-BI: Multimodal Imaging System with decision-support for Burn Injury assessment

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Priya Ganapathy, R&D Scientist – (310) 473-1500
Award Amount: $149,951.00
Abstract:
We propose to develop a swift, non-contact imaging-based solution to objectively assess variable depths of injury in burned soldiers while suggesting appropriate standardized treatment plans. Currently, determination of burn depth and healing outcomes has been limited to subjective assessment or a… More

RECREATE: REal-time Cognitive REadiness Assessment Tools

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Hieu T. Nguyen, Senior R&D Scientist – (310) 473-1500
Award Amount: $99,970.00
Abstract:
Technological advances have significantly increased the complexity and speed of most operational environments resulting in escalating pressure on warfighters and an even greater need for constant optimization of team behaviors. There is an acute need for improved technologies to fuse disparate… More

NEUMET-CO: A NEUroimaging augmented METa-COgnition model to predict the decision-making capabilities of warfighters

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Priya Ganapathy, R&D Scientist – (310) 473-1500
Award Amount: $99,997.00
Abstract:
We propose to develop a neuroimaging-based solution to assess the decision-making capabilities of warfighters in cognition and meta-cognition scenarios. These models consider various factors such as rational thinking, volition, personality traits, risk-taking ability, etc. which to a large extend… More

Mobility-Aware Disruption-Tolerant Opportunistic Routing (MADOR) Suite and Platform Deployment Planning Toolbox

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Abhishek Tiwari, Senior R&D Scientist – (310) 473-1500
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
In this effort UtopiaCompression team proposes to develop a Mobility Aware Disruption-Tolerant Opportunistic Routing (MADOR) suite for the Small Unmanned Aerial Systems Network. MADOR will leverage UC"s prior work on Mobility Aware Routing Protocol and Mobility Dissemination Protocol (MARP/MDP)… More

Hybrid Reconfigurable Fault Control System for Mixed Critical Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Systems (UAVS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Anurag Ganguli, SENIOR R&D SCIENTIST – (310) 473-1500
Award Amount: $99,981.00
Abstract:
UAVS are successfully being used in a number of military applications. The use of UAVS is continuously increasing in military as well as civilian domain for applications such as border patrol, surveillance, fire-fighting, agriculture and so on. This increase in the growth of UAVS requires… More

Context Aware Routing and Management Architecture (CARMA) for Airborne Networks

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Abhishek Tiwari, Senior R&D Scientist – (310) 473-1500
Award Amount: $99,988.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: In this SBIR effort we propose integration of the complementary and symbiotic concepts and tools at UtopiaCompression Corporation and Air Force Institute of Technology into a Context Aware Routing and Management Architecture (CARMA). Our specific end of phase II deliverables will include… More

DMAGs Diffusion Map Augmented Grammars for High-Dimensional Data Representation, Analysis, and Visualization

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Jake Porway, R&D Scientist – (310) 473-1500
Award Amount: $69,996.00
Abstract:
The Navy and DOD are faced with the mounting problem of analyzing larger and larger corpora of unstructured data. Petabytes of unstructured data are generated from a slew of Navy initiatives (LIDAR images electro-optical videos, sonar images) that are completely intractable to analyze by hand.… More

Reactive Planning and Management Architecture for MANET

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Bao-Hong Shen, Senior R&D Scientist – (310) 473-1500
Award Amount: $69,968.00
Abstract:
MANET Management to provide efficient on-demand data transportation can tremendously benefit tactical operations. Most current MANET management tools reply heavily on expert intervention to address dynamic nature of MANET. Absence of automatic optimization and reconfiguration for MANET results in… More

SENSEI - SENSING EMOTION NON-INVASIVELY FOR SOFTWARE-BASED EDUCATIONAL INSTRUCTION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Xiaoqing Liu, Senior R&D Scientist – (310) 473-1500
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
DARPA and DOD often make use of intelligent tutoring systems (ITSs) for administering training and education to their employees. Unfortunately, even the most modern electronic tutors cannot capture the student"s emotional states and provide no adjustment accordingly. The most effective learning… More

Sense and Avoid Ladar for Remotely Piloted Aircraft

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Joseph Yadegar, EVP R&D – (310) 473-1500
Award Amount: $749,999.00
Abstract:
Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) across the services need the capability to operate in civil airspace. Currently, the lack of Sense and Avoid (SAA) technology is the largest obstacle to this capability. The SAA problem is all the more challenging when dealing with non-cooperative traffic. It is… More

Joint Transport and Routing Optimization for Adaptive Satellite Networks

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: UCLA
Principal Investigator: Alain Teil, Networking Engineer – (310) 473-1500
Award Amount: $99,936.00
RI Contact: Mario Gerla
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Efficient routing strategies combined with robust transport protocols are paramount in new generations of satellite networks which encompass diverse constellations located at different orbits. Compared to older bent pipe satellite systems with no onboard IP routing and processing schemes,… More

Cloud Based Critical Knowledge Retriever (CKR) for a PDA

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Yatin P. Patil, R&D Engineer – (310) 473-1500
Award Amount: $149,988.00
Abstract:
Effective information sharing services across the networked assets can provide a systemic benefit to DoD. The scale and complexity of DoD information enterprise and unavailability of user friendly access mechanisms makes optimal use of intelligence data difficult. UtopiaCompression proposes a cloud… More

A Real-time Semantic Video Parsing and Tagging System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Hieu Nguyen, Chief Scientist Vision Technologies – (310) 473-1500
Award Amount: $149,977.00
Abstract:
Video sensors have undoubtedly become important sources of intelligence in the modern warfare to provide battlespace situational awareness. However, burgeoning numbers of battlespace sensors and the sheer volume of collected video data make it very difficult for battlefield decision makers to grasp… More

Enhancing Cooperative Control with Hierarchical Intelligence and Learning

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: He Bai, R&D Scientist – (310) 473-1500
Award Amount: $149,965.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Intelligent cooperative controller capable of continuous learning from offline and online experience is of sustained interest for a team of for unmanned aircraft to execute complex missions in a dynamic environment. Current cooperative control technologies are lacking of learning… More

Hybrid Discourse Analysis for Hierarchical Social Group Identification and Intent Prediction

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Xiaoqing Liu, R&D Scientist – (310) 473-1500
Award Amount: $149,996.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: As military operations transition into urban environments, there is a shift in interest within the DOD to move from conventional to irregular warfare. To facilitate this shift, there is a growing demand to develop a broader and in-depth understanding of socio-cultural dynamics of groups,… More

Reconstruction Algorithms for High-Energy CT Images of Rocket Motors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Joseph Yadegar, EVP of R&D – (310) 473-1500
Award Amount: $149,995.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: X-ray computed tomography (CT) is an ideal non-destructive inspection (NDI) technique that enables detailed examination of the internal 3D structure of an object. CT can be used for examining a wide range of materials including metals, ceramics, plastics, wood and composites. X-ray CT has… More

A Novel Video-based Adaptive Intelligent Hemispherical Threat Detection System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Hieu Nguyen, Chief Scientist-Vision Technologies – (310) 473-1500
Award Amount: $99,954.00
Abstract:
Remotely Operated Weapon Systems (ROWS) keep soldiers away from hostile situations while they take on the enemy and thus dramatically enhance the weapon lethality and increase soldier"s survivability. However, in existing fielded ROWS operators watch an area through a flat-screen monitor that… More

An Intelligent Visual Sensing System for Unmanned Surface Vessels

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Hieu Nguyen, Chief Scientist-Vision Te – (310) 473-1500
Award Amount: $149,840.00
Abstract:
Optical perception is essential for USVs to accomplish its diverse range of missions while working autonomously on the surface of water. USVs should have the abilities of automatically seeing and avoiding obstacles as well as recognizing navigation lights and day shapes in other vessels. The current… More

Integrative Weight Aggregation Framework for Network Flow Priority Quantification

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Mehmet Bilgi, R&D Scientist – (310) 473-1500
Award Amount: $79,974.00
Abstract:
For the purposes of the success of the mission, alignment of network flow priorities with the commander"s intent is necessary. Simple assignment of flow priorities in an operational setting where there are multiple commanders, results in priority conflicts of flows that share the same link(s)… More

A-WEAR: An automated non-invasive hemorrhage and resuscitation monitoring system

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Priya Ganapathy, R&D Scientist – (310) 473-1500
Award Amount: $99,981.00
Abstract:
UtopiaCompression and MC10 put forth a novel solution for continuous monitoring of hemorrhage in the battlefield to improve survivability while reducing cost to the military. We propose advances in both physiological diagnostic intelligence and associated physiological sensors systems for a complete… More

C-Care: An automated combat casualty diagnostic and monitoring system

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Tejaswi Tamminedi, R&D Engineer – (310) 473-1500
Award Amount: $149,975.00
Abstract:
UtopiaCompression and team put forth a novel solution for medical diagnostics and continuous monitoring of combat casualties in the battlefield to improve survivability while reducing cost to the military. We propose advances in both physiological diagnostic intelligence and associated physiological… More

A Visual Perception System for Postern Sense and Avoid

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Vijay Venkataraman, R&D Scientist – (310) 473-1500
Award Amount: $149,940.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Mid-air collisions (MAC) in manned aircrafts primarily occur when one aircraft overtakes another. In the case of remotely piloted aircrafts (RPA), their small size, slower cruise speeds and climb rates exacerbate the probability of their involvement in a MAC. Therefore, there exists a… More

Accurate Uncertainty Estimation for Computer Vision Based Geo-location

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Huili Yu, R&D Scientist – (310) 473-1500
Award Amount: $149,932.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: As vision systems are continuously increasing their quantity and capabilities for capturing aerial imagery, they have widely integrated in autonomous systems to determine the geo-location of objects. The vision-based geo-location systems have found their applications in many aspects, such… More

Intelligent Cooperative Control for Urban Target Tracking with UAVs

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: He Bai, R&D SCIENTIST – (310) 473-1500
Award Amount: $749,975.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Intelligent cooperative controller capable of continuous learning from offline and online experience is of sustained interest for a team of for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to execute complex missions in a dynamic environment. Current cooperative control technologies lack learning… More

NEUMET-CO: A NEUroimaging augmented METa-COgnition model to predict the decision-making capabilities of warfighters

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Priya Ganpathy, R&D Scientist – (310) 473-1500
Award Amount: $749,837.00
Abstract:
Technological advances have significantly increased the complexity and speed of most operational environments resulting in escalating pressure on warfighters. There is an acute need for improved technologies to train and assess warfighters'cognition skills related to high-level tasks such as… More

Maneuverless Monocular Passive Ranging System M2PARS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Joseph Yadegar, EVP of R&D – (310) 473-1500
Award Amount: $349,999.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) need regular and more flexible access to civil airspace to enhance existing training capabilities and to improve the logistics of transporting UAS. To qualify for unrestricted access to civil airspace, UAS need the capability to Sense and Avoid (SAA) both… More

High Efficiency Space Infrared Data Compression

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Hai Wei, Director of Vision Technologies – (310) 473-1500
Award Amount: $149,978.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Space based Infrared (IR) system generates massive amount of IR surveillance data, which strains the limited communication bandwidth, storage and computational resources onboard space or airborne platforms. This poses a great challenge, especially as the spectral and spatial resolutions… More

An Intelligent Visual Sensing System for Unmanned Surface Vessels

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Hieu Nguyen, Chief Scientist Vision Te – (310) 473-1500
Award Amount: $374,994.00
Abstract:
Optical perception is essential for USVs to accomplish its diverse range of missions while working autonomously on the surface of water. USVs should have the abilities of automatically seeing and avoiding obstacles as well as recognizing navigation lights and day shapes in other vessels. The current… More

Joint Transport and Routing Optimization for Adaptive Satellite Networks

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / STTR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Research Institution: University of California Los Angele
Principal Investigator: Soon Oh, R&D Scientist – (310) 473-1500
Award Amount: $748,169.00
RI Contact: Mario Gerla
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Due to increasing communications demand for tactical mission operations force the DoD to initiative to migrate the existing circuit-switched, bent-pipe satellite communication systems to the onboard packet switched satellite systems using Internet Protocols. The new approach offers… More