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Company Information:

Company Name: Systems & Technology Research
City: Woburn
State: MA
Zip+4: 01801-
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phone: N/A

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $2,068,532.00 16
SBIR Phase II $6,406,343.00 8
STTR Phase I $199,980.00 2
STTR Phase II $999,669.00 1

Award List:

Hybrid Learning and Model-Based Approach To Performance Prediction of Feature Aided Trackers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Mark Luettgen, Engineer – (781) 606-1602
Award Amount: $99,584.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Generating track data from wide area motion imagery is an important first step in many exploitation tasks including high value target tracking, activity-based threat detection, and adversary network analysis. Tracker development to date has made significant advances, but there has been… More

Visualization, Human Systems, Information Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Research Institution: University of New Hampshire
Principal Investigator: Nicholas Pioch, Senior Member of Technical Staff – (781) 367-2268
Award Amount: $99,990.00
RI Contact: Lisa Scigliano
Abstract:
We propose to develop and evaluate a social media visualization testbed, using a novel first-principles design approach based on visual thinking algorithms(VTA"s). Much like software design patterns, VTA"s are reusable blueprints for design of new interactive visualizations. VTA's… More

Foliage Propagation Model Development to Support New Communications Concepts

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Mark McClure, Vice President – (703) 493-0057
Award Amount: $149,917.00
Abstract:
Systems & Technology Research (STR) together with our partner, The Ohio State University ElectroScience Laboratory (OSU/ESL), is pleased to provide this proposal to develop foliage propagation modeling algorithms and techniques to support new communications concepts. Our innovative approach to… More

Miniature High-Altitude Precision Navigation Alternative

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Joel Douglas, Vice President – (978) 684-2410
Award Amount: $149,999.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Today"s advanced precision guided weapons rely on GPS/INS based solutions to provide accurate navigation data, enabling the munition to adjust its path to reach the target. However, GPS is susceptible to jamming, and therefore new approaches are needed that can provide the same… More

Feature Representations for Enhanced Multi-Agent Navigation Strategies

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Joel Douglas, Vice President – (978) 684-2410
Award Amount: $149,994.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Systems that perform autonomous mapping build their representations by extracting and matching feature descriptors from the environment. However, these systems are limited in their ability to adapt to significant changes in operating conditions, such as novel scenes or unexpected… More

Inverse Synthetic Aperture Radar (ISAR) For Terrestrial Targets

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Mark McClure, Vice President – (703) 493-0057
Award Amount: $149,942.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Inverse synthetic aperture radar (ISAR) moving-target imaging algorithm development is a long-standing challenge that, to date, has proven most effective when applied to imaging of ships, aircraft and satellites where the kinematic motion of the target is well constrained over the… More

Wind Turbine Clutter Mitigation for Terminal Air Traffic Control (ATC) Radars

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Mark McClure, VIce President – (703) 493-0057
Award Amount: $149,991.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Wind-turbine induced clutter is currently affecting air surveillance radar installations worldwide. The growing need for renewable energy sources will likely drive wind farm construction rates to increase over time. Energy department estimates indicate 2.3% of the current US electric… More

Layered Target Reacquisition and Prosecution from Wide Area Motion Imagery (WAMI) Cues

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Mark Luettgen, President – (781) 756-8083
Award Amount: $149,918.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Under this effort, we will perform system performance analysis, design tradeoffs, and prototype algorithm development for target handoff and long duration tracking functions in layered sensing systems that include wide-area motion imagery (WAMI) and one or more narrow field of view (NFOV)… More

4D Dynamic Scene Modeling for Situational Awareness

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Tom Pollard, Sr. Research Engineer – (401) 699-3752
Award Amount: $149,972.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: We propose to develop a systematic framework for integrating the dynamic automatic generation of 3D scene models from aerial EO/IR video data with the extraction of moving targets in the scene. Our proposed system ingests raw aerial video and outputs a dynamic and compact 4D model… More

A data broker architecture for fires and effects interoperability

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Eric K. Jones, Vice President – (617) 945-3349
Award Amount: $149,654.00
Abstract:
We propose data broker technology that enables seamless semantic interoperability between C2 devices, autonomous vehicles, and simulation systems within a distributed, networked fires and effects architecture. Unique features of our approach include 1) a run-time-adaptive model-based design that… More

Hybrid Learning and Model-Based Approach To Performance Prediction of Feature Aided Trackers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Gil Ettinger, Vice President – (617) 599-6679
Award Amount: $749,968.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Generating track data from wide area motion imagery is an important first step in many exploitation tasks including high value target tracking, activity-based threat detection, and adversary network analysis. Tracker development to date has made significant advances, but there has been… More

Miniature High-Altitude Precision Navigation Alternative

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Joel Douglas, Vice President – (781) 503-3285
Award Amount: $747,995.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Today"s advanced precision guided weapons rely on GPS/INS-based solutions to provide accurate navigation data, enabling the munition to adjust its path to reach the target. While this approach is effective when GPS is available, new approaches are needed that can achieve accurate… More

Feature Representations for Enhanced Multi-Agent Navigation Strategies

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Joel Douglas, Vice President – (781) 503-3285
Award Amount: $749,356.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: The U.S. military has achieved unsurpassed air superiority in recent conflicts, a feat that is unlikely to continue as we face increasingly sophisticated adversaries. Operating within an Anti-Access / Area Denial (A2AD) environment requires highly capable platforms that can coordinate to… More

Wind Turbine Clutter Mitigation for Terminal Air Traffic Control (ATC) Radars

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Gil Raz, Senior Member of Technica – (781) 503-3298
Award Amount: $748,742.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Wind-turbine induced clutter is currently affecting air surveillance radar installations worldwide. The growing need for renewable energy sources will likely drive wind farm construction rates to increase over time. Energy department estimates indicate 2.3% of the current US electric… More

4D Dynamic Scene Modeling for Situational Awareness

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Thomas Pollard, Senior Member of Technica – (781) 503-3287
Award Amount: $749,883.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: We propose to develop a systematic framework for constructing 3D scene knowledge from EO/IR video sequences to provide accurate 3D change detections, informative shadow/occlusion masks for target tracking, and geo-location and compression indicators. We construct 3D scene models at a… More

Direct Digital Radio Frequency (RF) Conversion Digital Radio Frequency Memory (DRFM)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Gil Raz, Senior Member of Technica – (781) 503-3298
Award Amount: $79,990.00
Abstract:
Systems & Technology Research (STR) with our partner Mercury Defense Systems (MDS, formerly KOR Electronics) present this proposal for developing new Digital Radio Frequency Memory (DRFM) technology. The combination of STR"s proven low size weight and power (SWAP) high performance receiver… More

Cross-Domain Modeling and Management of Blue Force Capabilities

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Nicholas Pioch, Senior Member of the Technical Staf – (781) 503-3291
Award Amount: $149,887.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: We propose to develop expressive models and associated machine reasoning capabilities to enable blue force capability management across air, cyber, and space domains. To achieve this goal, we will use semantic web tools and standards to develop a friendly force knowledge representation… More

Precise Estimation of Geo-location Uncertainty

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Mark Keck, Sr Member Technical Staff – (781) 503-3302
Award Amount: $149,797.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Algorithms that perform accurate geo-registration of imagery captured from an aerial platform are becoming prevalent in the surveillance community. A universal shortcoming of these algorithms is their inability to provide an accurate estimate of the uncertainty of the solution. In this… More

Group 4-5 UAS integration of terminal area sensors&operations in the terminal area for Airborne Sense and Avoid

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Mark Luettgen, President – (781) 503-3281
Award Amount: $149,940.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Integration of track data from Ground Based Sense and Avoid (GBSAA) and Airborne Sense and Avoid (ABSAA) systems offer the possibility of significantly improved terminal airspace tracks because they often have complementary sensing geometries and measurement error statistics. Systems… More

Forecasting Dynamic Group Behavior in Social Media

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Research Institution: MIT Sloan School of Management
Principal Investigator: Erik Jensen, Director of R&D – (781) 503-3293
Award Amount: $99,990.00
RI Contact: Eliana Runyon
Abstract:
We propose to develop novel, scalable technology for detection and of tracking of new and existing groups in social media, together with a comprehensive set of indicators for inferring group activities and interactions. Focusing initially on Twitter data, our approach will extend… More

Enhancing Situational Awareness to Counter Swarming and Other Nonlinear, Dispersed Tactics Against Naval Surface Forces

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Mark McClure, Vice President, Sensor Si – (703) 493-0057
Award Amount: $79,997.00
Abstract:
Under this effort we will advanced modeling, detection and classification methods to counter swarming and related dispersed nonlinear tactics of potential threat to US Naval surface forces. Our approach to this problem is based on machine learning and probabilistic modeling, multi-sensor fusion,… More

Collaborative Services and Apps for Fires and Effects Planning, Analysis, and Deconfliction

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Eric K. Jones, Vice President – (617) 945-3349
Award Amount: $499,942.00
Abstract:
Our overall objective for this Phase II SBIR program is to develop advanced collaborative decision support technologies for planning and delivery of fires and effects. Our technical approach features a four-tier architecture: 1) Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP) is used as a… More

Layered Target Reacquisition and Prosecution from Wide Area Motion Imagery (WAMI) Cues

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Mark Stevens, Senior Member of Technica – (781) 999-1488
Award Amount: $1,160,539.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Under this effort, we will develop a system for precise cross-cueing of target locations between different EO sensors flying on different platforms. The primary emphasis is on target handoff between wide area motion imagery (WAMI) sensors and narrow field-of-view full motion video (FMV)… More

Jam-Resistant Global Positioning System/Inertial Navigation System (GPS/INS) Deeply-Coupled Navigation System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Joel Douglas, Vice President – (781) 503-3285
Award Amount: $79,970.00
Abstract:
U.S. military transport vehicles, operating platforms, aircraft, and weapons rely upon GPS to provide position, velocity, and timing data and as an aid to the Inertial Navigation System (INS) to reduce the effects of long-term inertial sensor drift and bias. However, the use of GPS jammers as a… More

Scalable, Secure Associative Database

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Eric Jones, Vice President – (617) 945-3349
Award Amount: $79,980.00
Abstract:
We propose to design and prototype a secure, non-proprietary, open-source, petabyte-scale associative database, and evaluate its performance. Our technical approach will heavily leverage existing open-source database technologies. Key considerations in our design will include speed of data ingest,… More

Forecasting Dynamic Group Behavior in Social Media

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / STTR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Research Institution: Mass. Institute of Technology
Principal Investigator: R.k. Prasanth, Senior Member of Technical Staff – (781) 503-3293
Award Amount: $999,669.00
RI Contact: Benn Egan
Abstract:
Organized groups are become increasingly adept at using social media to influence public discourse. The fast pace and global reach of social media allow groups for form and mobilize in minutes and dissolve as rapidly as they appeared. In Phase I, we 1)

Foliage Propagation Model Development to Support New Communications Concepts

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Gil Raz, Senior Member of Technica – (781) 503-3299
Award Amount: $999,918.00
Abstract:
Systems & Technology Research (STR) together with our partner, The Ohio State University ElectroScience Laboratory (OSU/ESL), is pleased to provide this proposal to develop foliage propagation modeling algorithms, measurements and techniques to support new communications concepts. Our innovative… More