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Company Information:

Company Name: INTELLIGENT AUTOMATION CORP.
City: Poway
State: CA
Zip+4: 92064-8811
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: N/A
Phone: (858) 679-4140

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $2,746,133.00 32
SBIR Phase II $6,910,912.00 10

Award List:

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Paul Grabill, Vice President
Award Amount: $100,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Thomas Brotherton, Vice President
Award Amount: $98,605.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Dariusz Wroblewski, Chief Scientist
Award Amount: $99,808.00

Computional Framework for Intelligent Predictive Toxicology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dariusz Wroblewski, Chief Scientist
Award Amount: $99,955.00
Abstract:
The ability to rapidly assess the human health risks posed by a multitude of newly developed chemical compounds is of critical importance. Standard method for predicting toxicity to humans involves in vivo testing in laboratory animals. High cost and timerequirements of the animal studies created an… More

Intelligent Turbine Engine Diagnostic System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Paul Grabill, Vice President
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
Intelligent Automation Corporation (IAC) has developed under a Phase I SBIR topic a signal processing technique to detect the onset of turbine engine augmentor instabilities known as

Intelligent Turbine Engine Diagnostic System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Paul Grabill, Vice President
Award Amount: $471,918.00
Abstract:
Intelligent Automation Corporation (IAC) has developed under a Phase I SBIR topic a signal processing technique to detect the onset of turbine engine augmentor instabilities known as

A Testbed for Data Fusion for Gas Turbine Engine Diagnostics and Predictive Diagnostics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Thomas Brotherton, VP, Chief Technical Offic
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
The key to producing more confident, real-time, on-wing diagnoses resides in the processing of multisensor data. Adding expensive new sensors is not the solution, but data fusion is. Fusion saves cost and weight; no new sensors are required. Fusionreduces false alarm rates; faults to be seen… More

A Testbed for Data Fusion for Gas Turbine Engine Diagnostics and Predictive Diagnostics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Thomas Brotherton, VP, Chief Technical Offic
Award Amount: $744,389.00
Abstract:
The key to producing more confident, real-time, on-wing diagnoses resides in the processing of multisensor data. Adding expensive new sensors is not the solution, but data fusion is. Fusion saves cost and weight; no new sensors are required. Fusionreduces false alarm rates; faults to be seen… More

Expert System for Real-Time Assessment of Environmental Toxicity

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Dariusz Wroblewski, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
Accurate and timely measurement of the developing environment toxicity is of great importance for general pollution control and for military operations. Biosensors, which are based on a combination of biological sensing element and an electronic signaltransducer, are finding a wide spread use in the… More

Expert System for Real-Time Assessment of Environmental Toxicity

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Dariusz Wroblewski, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $749,953.00
Abstract:
Accurate and timely measurement of the developing environment toxicity is of great importance for general pollution control and for military operations. Biosensors, which are based on a combination of biological sensing element and an electronic signaltransducer, are finding a wide spread use in the… More

Computional Framework for Intelligent Predictive Toxicology, Phase 2

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dariusz Wroblewski, Chief Scientist
Award Amount: $744,144.00
Abstract:
The ability to rapidly assess the human health risks posed by a multitude of newly developed chemical compounds is of critical importance. High cost and time requirements of the animal studies created an interest in the development of predictivetoxicology, in which the toxicity inferences are… More

Hybrid Model Fusion for Gas Turbine Engine Diagnostics and Prognostics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Tom Brotherton, Vice President, CTO
Award Amount: $597,000.00
Abstract:
In Phase I IAC, teamed with Pratt & Whitney and Luppold & Associates, developed and demonstrated a hybrid modeling approach to enhance diagnostics and prognostics performance on F-117 engines. The hybrid model fuses a physics-based model developed by Pratt & Whitney called STORM with an empirical… More

Hybrid Model Fusion for Gas Turbine Engine Diagnostics and Prognostics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Tom Brotherton, Vice President, CTO
Award Amount: $69,991.00
Abstract:
In Phase I IAC, teamed with Pratt & Whitney and Luppold & Associates, developed and demonstrated a hybrid modeling approach to enhance diagnostics and prognostics performance on F-117 engines. The hybrid model fuses a physics-based model developed by Pratt & Whitney called STORM with an empirical… More

A Testbed for Probabilistic Mission Engine Usage Analysis

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Thomas Brotherton, Vice President, CTO
Award Amount: $99,944.00
Abstract:
"Engine component fatigue life prediction is based upon material conditions such as temperature, stress and exposure time, all of which are induced by system and flight cycle usage. With weapon systems being called on to perform a greater variety ofmissions like those envisioned for JSF and… More

A Tool for Design of Automated CBM Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Akhilesh Maewal, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $98,766.00
Abstract:
"An Opens System Architecture (OSA) for Condition Based Maintenance (CBM) is being developed through a cooperative development between industry and the Department of Defense. This OSA-CBM standard defines critical software interfaces at various architecturelevels including Data Manipulation,… More

Failure Effects Modeling of Interconnected Subsystems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Akhilesh Maewal, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $69,956.00
Abstract:
Driven by the considerable promise of Condition Based Maintenance (CBM) methodology for reducing life cycle costs of equipment and machinery, prognostic, diagnostic, and anomaly detection techniques for estimation, evaluation, and prediction of conditionsof mechanical, electrical and many other… More

Knowledge discovery portal for biomedical research

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Dariusz C. Wroblewski
Award Amount: $387,460.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The life sciences community is overwhelmed by an unprecedented growth of information and knowledge integration solutions are needed in all areas of biomedical research. This need has been emphasized in the context of drug discovery process, where integration… More

Diagnostic Aid Software for Visual Field Test

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Dariusz C. Wroblewski
Award Amount: $99,681.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Visual Field (VF) test is a widely used, noninvasive technique for evaluating pathology or dysfunction in the visual pathways. The VF test, in conjunction with other diagnostics, is used for detection of early stages of glaucoma and for following its progression.… More

A Testbed for Probabilistic Mission Engine Usage Analysis, Phase 2

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Akhilesh Maewal, Scientist
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
Engine component fatigue life prediction is based upon material conditions such as temperature, stress and exposure time, all of which are induced by system and flight cycle usage. With increasing demands on weapon systems to perform a greater variety ofmissions like those envisioned for JSF and… More

A Testbed for Probabilistic Mission Engine Usage Analysis, Phase 2

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Akhilesh Maewal, Scientist
Award Amount: $749,880.00
Abstract:
Engine component fatigue life prediction is based upon material conditions such as temperature, stress and exposure time, all of which are induced by system and flight cycle usage. With increasing demands on weapon systems to perform a greater variety ofmissions like those envisioned for JSF and… More

Toolbox for Analysis of Molecular Expression Data

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Dariusz Wroblewski, Chief Scientist
Award Amount: $99,977.00
Abstract:
Exposure to toxic chemicals and pathogens, and disease process cause sequential changes in gene and protein expression patterns, and in the metabolic state of the affected cells and tissues. Detection of changes in molecular expressions patterns in theblood or, other easily accessible tissue,… More

Advanced Force Protection Tools

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Dariuz Wroblewski, Chief Scientist
Award Amount: $99,986.00
Abstract:
Modern battleground includes heavily industrialized areas with heavy concentrations of chemical substances that may potentially be detrimental to the health of military personnel. Currently, only rough evaluations of the health risks can be made and acomputerized, near real-time system for risk… More

Regime Recognition System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Thomas Brotherton, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
Accurate usage information collected by Health and Usage Monitoring Systems (HUMS) coupled with improved structural fatigue life calculation methodologies promise to reduce helicopter operational and support costs while maintaining current flight safetylevels. Current fatigue life calculations… More

Regime Recognition System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Thomas Brotherton, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $746,812.00
Abstract:
Accurate usage information collected by Health and Usage Monitoring Systems (HUMS) coupled with improved structural fatigue life calculation methodologies promise to reduce helicopter operational and support costs while maintaining current flight safetylevels. Current fatigue life calculations… More

Distributed Ontogenetic Reasoning System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Joel Bock, Scientist
Award Amount: $69,997.00
Abstract:
The Joint Strike Fighter Program (JSF) will produce the most sophisticated warfighter in the history of military aviation. JSF is unique as a major weapons system acquisition program in that the economics of system operation, support and maintenance are being developed concurrently with the… More

Measurement of Angular Valve Displacement in High Vibration Environments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Tom Brotherton, Vice President, CTS
Award Amount: $99,951.00
Abstract:
Controlling the functioning of wind tunnels at AEDC requires the measurement of the angular displacement of large air valves. Reliably sensing these valves positions has been problematic due to the large vibrations that are encountered; the sensors break frequently resulting in significant down… More

Generic Propulsion Health Management / Controller System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Tom Brotherton, Vice President, CTO
Award Amount: $99,918.00
Abstract:
The Air Force is developing a wide variety of technologies for aircraft engine propulsion / engine health management (PHM/EHM). These technologies include; high frequency vibration for bearing monitoring, oil chemistry / condition, oil debris, and on-board life models, for example. Unfortunately,… More

Intelligent Fire Information System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOC / NIST
Principal Investigator: Jesse Ma
Award Amount: $74,911.00
Abstract:
Modern technology has significantly impacted advanced fire alarm systems. As the sophistication of new devices increases, so has the quantity of data they are capable of collecting. However in current alarm systems only a small portion of the available information is used. Without the continuous… More

Head mounted display apparatus for visual field test

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Dariusz C. Wroblewski
Award Amount: $97,657.00
Abstract:
The goal of the proposed research is to design, develop, test and demonstrate clinical use of a head-mounted apparatus for visual field test. This low-weight, low-cost device will be a commercially viable, comprehensive visual field test platform based on virtual reality display technology. The… More

Generic Propulsion Health Management / Controller System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Thomas Brotherton, Vice President, CTO
Award Amount: $749,991.00
Abstract:
The Air Force is developing a wide variety of technologies for aircraft propulsion system health management (PHM). Unfortunately many promising new sensor technologies and new algorithms cannot easily be deployed for on-wing demonstration. On Phase I IAC, with Hamilton Sundstrand and Luppold &… More

Measurement of Angular Valve Displacement in High Vibration Environments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Chuck Hahm, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $748,718.00
Abstract:
The objective of this SBIR is to develop a prototype angular valve measurement system designed to provide accurate and reliable readings in a high-vibration environment. Our Phase 1 effort concluded with a successful live demonstration of the technology upon which this SBIR 2 proposal is based. In… More

Dynamic Simulation-Based Turbine Engine Decision Support

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Tom Brotherton, Chief Technical Officer
Award Amount: $79,922.00
Abstract:
The Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) engine will be capable of performing on-board fault detection, isolation, and prognosis. Current processing relies on BIT codes generated by the engine control system. These BIT codes are derived from steady state engine performance and do not address the prognostics… More

Portable Calibration Standards for Traceability

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Chuck Hahm, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,979.00
Abstract:
IAC proposes to design a portable platform that will implement NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) traceability standards for calibrating shipboard and industrial sensors. This platform will enable a single individual to perform automated closed loop calibration, thereby helping… More

IFICS Data Processing for Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Thomas Brotherton, Vice President, CTO
Award Amount: $99,992.00
Abstract:
Remote communication systems, such as the In-Flight Interceptor Communications System (IFICS) data terminal, provide essential links for missile defense. IFICS provides the critical communications link between ground fire control and the ballistic missile interceptors while in flight. These… More

Development of False Alarm Mitigation Techniques

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Joel Bock, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $79,999.00
Abstract:
An essential premise motivating the Joint Strike Fighter Prognostics and Health Management (JSF-PHM) approach is the capability of correctly detecting faults in components or subsystems. Whether a fault is declared according to time series recordings by monitored on-board sensors, or by… More

Distributed Decision Support System for Networked Fire Management

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Akhilesh Maewal, Scientist
Award Amount: $69,991.00
Abstract:
The Future Combat Systems (FCS) will produce the most sophisticated war fighting system in the history of warfare. The FCS program aims to leverage advances in information technology with continuous, high-speed, digitized communications within a joint armed forces structure to achieve one of the… More

Tools for Dynamic Integration of Medical Informatics Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Dariusz Wroblewski, Scientist
Award Amount: $99,995.00
Abstract:
Comprehensive response to medical emergencies, including acts of terrorism and natural disasters, will require improved coordination between civilian and military healthcare systems. The ability of emergency medical response teams to remotely access medical health records of individual patients will… More

Automated Reasoners for Managing Military Aircraft

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Joel Bock, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $79,903.00
Abstract:
The Joint Strike Fighter Program (JSF) will produce the most sophisticated warfighter in the history of military aviation. JSF is unique as a major weapons system acquisition program in that the economics of system operation, support, and maintenance are being development concurrently with the… More

Dynamic Simulation-Based Turbine Engine Decision Support

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Thomas Brotherton, VP, Chief Technical Offic
Award Amount: $608,107.00
Abstract:
The Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) engine will be capable of performing on-board fault detection, isolation, and prognosis. The engine will include a variety of advanced sensor components and processing strategies expressly tailored for prognostics and health monitoring (PHM) that have not been… More

Fast, Reconfigurable Computing for PHM

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Joel Bock, Scientist
Award Amount: $99,983.00
Abstract:
Propulsion Health Management (PHM) of advanced aircraft propulsion systems refers to a multi-faceted approach of sensitive and precise monitoring of gradual subsystems degradation. The objective is to first ensure mission reliability, while extending the useful lifetime of the high-value asset. In… More

Fusion of Vibration and Oil Debris Sensor Data for Improved Engine Bearing Health Management

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Thomas Brotherton, Chief Technical Officer
Award Amount: $99,997.00
Abstract:
Safety incidents due to failure of rolling element bearings in aircraft gas turbine engines are a significant cost to the Department of Defense. Oil debris monitoring (ODM) has been shown to be effective as an early indicator of engine bearing faults. On a complex engine with multiple components… More

Vibration Analysis of Rotating Plant Machinery

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: David Popp, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $99,809.00
Abstract:
Several long term vibration problems have cost AEDC thousands of labor hours from maintenance resources. These problems involving compressors, synchronous motors, and turbine engines continue to threaten testing operations and maintenance budgets. The IAC-1044 has been designed to apply advanced… More