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Company Information:

Company Name: VIStology, Inc
City: Framingham
State: MA
Zip+4: -
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phone: (508) 788-5088

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $998,636.00 9
SBIR Phase II $3,974,431.00 5
STTR Phase I $364,887.00 4
STTR Phase II $499,993.00 1

Award List:

A Formal Framework for Situation Awareness

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Rajat K. Saha, Project Leader
Award Amount: $99,998.00
Abstract:
This project will develop a formal framework for Situation Awareness (SAW). A rigorous mathematical formalization of the SAW problem will be developed. An infrastructure for Situation Analysis compatible with the formalization will be proposed. Theinfrastructure will be organized around an ontology… More

A Formal Framework for Situation Awareness

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Christopher J. Matheus, Project Leader
Award Amount: $749,957.00
Abstract:
Situational awareness (SAW) is a very important component in the military decision making process. The basis for SAW is knowledge of objects in a situation, e.g., units and obstacles in a military battlefield, and relations among those objects,particularly those relevant to the goals of the current… More

Development of Battlespace Information Flow and Content Methodology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: Northeastern University
Principal Investigator: Christopher J. Matheus, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,875.00
RI Contact: Anthony N. Pirri
Abstract:
We propose to develop a new methodology for enabling dynamically controlled-information flow between battlespace systems. This methodology will be grounded in three core capabilities: ontologically-based messaging, goal-driven information retrieval and negotiation-based information interchange. A… More

Development of Battlespace Information Flow and Content Methodology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: NORTHEASTERN UNIV.
Principal Investigator: Christopher J. Matheus, Princ. Investigator/Chief Scientist
Award Amount: $499,993.00
RI Contact: Anthony Pirri
Abstract:
In Phase I we studied the feasibility of our proposed Semantic Information eXchange Architecture (SIXA) to support the flexible management and interchange of battlespace information among heterogeneous systems while also enabling the rapid introduction of new technological capabilities. The SIXA… More

An Ontologically-Based Data Fusion Model

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Christopher J. Matheus, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $119,803.00
Abstract:
Information fusion is part of most military and commercial systems that must collect and process information from sensors and other sources. Systems of this type are extremely complex and thus require sound engineering principles to guide the development process. The JDL Model of Data Fusion has… More

A Situation Development Architecture and its Relation to a New Fusion Process Model

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Christopher J. Matheus, Chief Technologist
Award Amount: $729,927.00
Abstract:
Information fusion is critical to the effective analysis of battlefield intelligence, but because it remains mostly un-automated it places high demands on the limited resource of skilled human analysts. We propose a principled approach to information fusion in the context of Situation Development… More

Security Policy Reconciliation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Christopher Matheus, Chief Technology Officer
Award Amount: $99,998.00
Abstract:
The Department of Defense Goal Security Architecture (DGSA) transition plan has established a framework and a long range road map for the implementation of security policies in the DoD information systems. DGSA establishes a number of requirements that should be implemented in order to achieve the… More

Security Policy Reconciliation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Christopher Matheus, CTO
Award Amount: $999,995.00
Abstract:
The objective of this project is to develop the means by which security policies from multiple network domains can be automatically reconciled with one another. Security analysts will be able to easily write and maintain security policies governing the us

High-performance, Large Scale Data Handling in Tactical Environments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Christopher J. Matheus, Chief Technology Officer
Award Amount: $99,936.00
Abstract:
In a competitive, dynamic, resource-scarce, and frequently hostile external environment as well as in a complex, diversified, and large internal system, it is increasingly important for organizations to react as quickly and precisely as possible to new and continuously growing challenges. Large… More

Exposing Latent Information in Folksonomies for Reasoning

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Brian Ulicny, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $98,967.00
Abstract:
User tagging by means of authority-free folksonomies has become standard for making online videos, photos, bookmarks and blog posts discoverable. We propose to develop a system that identifies and exposes the ontological structure that is latent in the folksonomic tags used in open, publicly… More

Semantic Wiki for Page Alerting

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Christopher J. Matheus, Chief Technology Officer
Award Amount: $99,955.00
Abstract:
In the Global War on Terror (GWOT) large amounts of data must be effectively analyzed in a timely manner in order to provide an accurate and up-to-date understanding of current and potential threats. This problem requires robust real-time knowledge management that can be placed in the hands of… More

High-performance, Large Scale Data Handling in Tactical Environments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Brian Ulicny, Senior Scientist – (508) 788-5088
Award Amount: $744,593.00
Abstract:
The proposed DiSIS product will permit users to issue semantically rich queries to a federation of data repositories without requiring the user to be aware of the nature, content or location of the source repositories. The solution will also make it possible to quickly add new repositories to the… More

Intelligent Adaptive Needs Characterization for M&S Systems Engineering

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Research Institution: Northeastern University
Principal Investigator: Jakub Moskal, Research Scientist – (508) 788-5088
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: Deborah Grupp-Patrutz
Abstract:
System requirements elicitation is a time consuming process with an extremely high penalty for errors. Mistakes made in the requirements phase will cost 50 times more to fix while they are uncovered in the production phase as compared to fixing them in the requirements phase. VIStology and… More

Information Salience

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Research Institution: Northeastern University
Principal Investigator: Brian Ulicny, Chief Scientist – (508) 788-5088
Award Amount: $99,996.00
RI Contact: Deborah Grupp-Patrutz
Abstract:
An intelligence analyst"s job is to monitor a stream of incoming reports and sensor data for information relevant to a situation, detect the salient information, answer the commander"s priority intelligence requirements (PIRs) and distill the salient information into a concise estimate of… More

Fusion, Management, and Visualization Tools for Predictive Battlespace Awareness and Decision Making

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Brian Ulicny, Senior Scientist – (508) 788-5088
Award Amount: $149,995.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Recent years have seen many emergency response situations in which the US military has played an important role. These include Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans (2005), the devastating earthquake in Haiti (2010), and the tsunami and resulting nuclear disaster in Fukushima, Japan… More

Fusion, Management, and Visualization Tools for Predictive Battlespace Awareness and Decision Making

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Brian Ulicny, Chief Scientist – (508) 788-5088
Award Amount: $749,959.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: The purpose of this Phase II is to develop a working prototype of the HADRian tool that can assist SOC (Sensing Operations Center) Operators, the persons responsible for the display of information within an EOC (Emergency Operations Center) COP (Common Operational Picture) during a… More

Functional Allocation Trades Between Hardware and Software

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Jakub Moskal, Research Scientist – (508) 788-5088
Award Amount: $149,995.00
Abstract:
It is expected that the US military forces will be facing many new, unexpected types of mission from combat operations to humanitarian assistance and disaster recovery (HA/DR). To be able to accomplish such missions, the military will require"resilient systems"of all kinds digital,… More

A Flexible and Extensible Solution to Incorporating New RF Devices and Capabilities into EW/ ISR Networks

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Research Institution: Northeastern University
Principal Investigator: Jakub Moskal, Research Scientist – (508) 788-5088
Award Amount: $95,016.00
RI Contact: Deborah Grupp-Patrutz
Abstract:
VIStology, Northeastern University and BBN are proposing a standards-based solution to seamless insertion of new RF devices and capabilities into multifunction Electronic Warfare (EW)/Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) networks without re

Concept Maps from RDF (Resource Description Framework)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Jakub Moskal, Research Scientist – (508) 788-5088
Award Amount: $79,989.00
Abstract:
Development of intelligence products, especially when HUMINT and OSINT are involved, requires sifting through enormous amounts of (mainly unstructured) information. Although SMATs are a great way of achieving progress, most of the SMATs that have been evaluated by the Social Science Board (SSB) thus… More