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Company Information:

Company Name:
VIStology, Inc
Address:
5 Mountainview Drive
Framingham, MA
Phone:
(508) 788-5088
URL:
EIN:
43377745
DUNS:
48474568
Number of Employees:
6
Woman-Owned?:
No
Minority-Owned?:
No
HUBZone-Owned?:
No

Commercialization:

Has been acquired/merged with?:
N/A
Has had Spin-off?:
N/A
Has Had IPO?:
N/A
Year of IPO:
N/A
Has Patents?:
N/A
Number of Patents:
N/A
Total Sales to Date $:
$ 0.00
Total Investment to Date $
$ 0.00
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Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $1,148,633.00 10
SBIR Phase II $3,974,431.00 5
STTR Phase I $364,887.00 4
STTR Phase II $1,478,250.00 2

Award List:

A Formal Framework for Situation Awareness

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,998.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Rajat K. Saha, Project Leader
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
Award Amount:
$749,957.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Christopher J. Matheus, Project Leader
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
Award Amount:
$69,875.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Christopher J. Matheus, Principal Investigator
Research Institution:
Northeastern University
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
Award Amount:
$499,993.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Christopher J. Matheus, Princ. Investigator/Chief Scientist
Research Institution:
NORTHEASTERN UNIV.
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
Award Amount:
$119,803.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Christopher J. Matheus, Principal Investigator
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
Award Amount:
$729,927.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Christopher J. Matheus, Chief Technologist
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
Award Amount:
$99,998.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Christopher Matheus, Chief Technology Officer
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
Award Amount:
$999,995.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
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
Award Amount:
$99,936.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator:
Christopher J. Matheus, Chief Technology Officer
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
Award Amount:
$98,967.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Brian Ulicny, Research Scientist
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
Award Amount:
$99,955.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator:
Christopher J. Matheus, Chief Technology Officer
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
Award Amount:
$744,593.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Brian Ulicny, Senior Scientist – (508) 788-5088
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
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Jakub Moskal, Research Scientist – (508) 788-5088
Research Institution:
Northeastern University
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
Award Amount:
$99,996.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator:
Brian Ulicny, Chief Scientist – (508) 788-5088
Research Institution:
Northeastern University
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
Award Amount:
$149,995.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Brian Ulicny, Senior Scientist – (508) 788-5088
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
Award Amount:
$749,959.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Brian Ulicny, Chief Scientist – (508) 788-5088
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
Award Amount:
$149,995.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Jakub Moskal, Research Scientist – (508) 788-5088
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
Award Amount:
$95,016.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Jakub Moskal, Research Scientist – (508) 788-5088
Research Institution:
Northeastern University
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
Award Amount:
$79,989.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Jakub Moskal, Research Scientist – (508) 788-5088
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

Rule-Based XML Validation for T&E (RuBX)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,997.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Jakub Moskal, Research Scientist – (508) 788-5088
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: It is anticipated that XML will heavily dominate the next generation of telemetry systems. The syntax of XML-based languages can be constrained by a schema that describes the structure of valid documents and allowable values of attributes using data typing facilities. However, even on the… More

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

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2014 / STTR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$978,257.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Jakub Moskal, Research Scientist – (508) 788-5088
Research Institution:
Northeastern University
RI Contact:
Debbie Grupp-Patrutz
Abstract:
The objective of this project is to evolve the RF device ontology developed in Phase I, design and implement a run time prototype system, develop a test environment and perform an evaluation of the approach developed in Phase I. Based upon the findings and success of Phase I, we propose to continue… More