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Company Information:

Name: NASCENT TECHNOLOGY CORP.
Address: 37 Liberty Avenue
Lexington, MA 02420-0346
Located in HUBZone: No
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
URL: N/A
Phone: (781) 652-8581

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $263,343.00 3
STTR Phase I $169,762.00 2
STTR Phase II $1,499,817.00 2

Award List:

Reinforcement Learning and Genetic Learning Classifier Systems for Sensor Management and Adaptive Flight Control System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: MIT
Principal Investigator: James D. Paduano, President
Award Amount: $69,828.00
RI Contact: Jeffrey Friedland
Abstract:
The work proposed here will build on current research results to develop and implement algorithms for planning trajectories of multiple Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) working cooperatively. Their common mission is to reach a target by flying in an unknownenvironment, which they learn about through… More

Control-Configured Concepts for Low Cost Air Cargo Delivery

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / SOCOM
Principal Investigator: David Dugail, Research Engineer
Award Amount: $94,480.00
Abstract:
"The objective of this proposal is to develop a low-cost air cargo delivery systemthat combines a very simple airframe/pallet design with a low-cost "embeddedelectronics" guidance system. Although various airframe possibilities will beconsidered, all will be UAV-type systems, guided based on… More

Reinforcement Learning and Genetic Learning Classifier Systems for Sensor Management and Adaptive Flight Control System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: MASS. INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Principal Investigator: James D. Paduano, President
Award Amount: $750,000.00
RI Contact: Jeffrey Friedland

Real Time, Neurodynamic Programming Optimization For the Planning of Multi-Missile/Multi-Target Loiter Patterns

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: James D. Paduano, president
Award Amount: $69,927.00
Abstract:
In support of the Navy's Tactical Tomahawk efforts, a tool is to be designed which will generate optimal missile loiter plans, expediently and autonomously, for examination and utilization by field commanders and operators. The plans will incorporate anyknown constraints such as no-fly zones,… More

UAV Survivability Enhancement via Agile Maneuvering in Dynamic Environments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: James D. Paduano, President
Award Amount: $98,936.00
Abstract:
The overall goal of the program is to demonstrate optic flow for aggressive, obstacle-avoiding flight, and to develop a vehicle that incorporates the necessary flight capabilities, guidance and control, and hardware for swallow-like flight and landing. The NTC/MIT autonomous helicopter (AHMMH-1)… More

Cooperative Decision and Control with Intermittent Asynchronous Communication

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: MASS. INST. OF TECH.
Principal Investigator: James D. Paduano, President
Award Amount: $99,934.00
RI Contact: Jon P. How
Abstract:
Nascent Technology, MIT, and BAE Systems propose to create an embedded system, suitable for installation in low- and medium-cost UAVs, that performs cooperative decision and control in practical communication environments. This effort will extend existing decentralized task assignment tools, test… More

Cooperative Decision and Control with Intermittent Asynchronous Communication

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLO
Principal Investigator: James D. Paduano, President
Award Amount: $749,817.00
RI Contact: Jon How
Abstract:
This proposal describes the development of an on-board planning module for coordinated search and tracking (CSAT) using low-cost (~50 lb class) UAVs. The NTC/MIT Phase I CSAT system, based on Robust Distributed Task Assignment (RDTA), has been tested in a unique communication emulation environment,… More