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Company Information:

Company Name: Aptima, Inc.
City: Woburn
State: MA
Zip+4: -
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: http://www.aptima.com
Phone: (781) 496-2443

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $2,703,156.00 20
SBIR Phase II $11,384,152.00 16

Award List:

INTERACT: Inspection of Normal and Typical Encounters Requiring Asymmetric Collection and Tracking

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Alan Carlin, Modeling and Simulations Scientist – (781) 496-2444
Award Amount: $99,771.00
Abstract:
Because social interactions are ubiquitous for both the police and the military, it is crucial to improve their outcomes. However, assessing the success or failure of social interactions can be rather cumbersome. In order to capture and measure these interactions, video, sound, movement, and other… More

CERTAIN: Certainty Enrichment via Relational and Temporal Analytical Indexing of Networks

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Georgiy Levchuk, Simulation&Optimization Engineer – (781) 496-2467
Award Amount: $149,886.00
Abstract:
Efficient and accurate indexing is fundamental to the Big Data enterprise, but traditional indexing techniques are often foiled by noise and missing information. Aptima proposes CERTAIN (Certainty Enrichment via Relational and Temporal Analytical Indexing of Networks), a solution that advances… More

PREDICT3: A Model-Based Return on Investment (ROI) Calculator for Simulation-Based Training

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey Beaubien, Ind. Organization Psychologist – (781) 496-2480
Award Amount: $149,453.00
Abstract:
With the myriad of surgical simulation platforms available, each of which has some empirical data attesting to its effectiveness, it can be difficult to choose which one(s) will produce the best training value. This is not a trivial question, especially when many of these platforms routinely cost… More

Higher Automated Learning (HAL)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Alan Carlin, Modeling and Simulations Scientist – (781) 496-2444
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
The preparation of training materials is a labor-intensive process. It typically starts with manual task analysis or knowledge elicitation sessions requiring significant time commitments from both training professionals and SMEs. Those products must then be manually transformed into the building… More

CREATE: Contextually Relevant Exploitation&Analysis Training Environment

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Cullen Jackson, Director Cognitive Systems Engineer – (781) 496-2408
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
Imagery analysts face challenges that complicate their ability to gain and maintain contextual awareness. On the job training provides some instruction but tends to focus too much on the specificities of the domain. When analysts view imagery that deviates from that domain, they tend to make… More

Simulated Operational Communications and Coordination Integration for Aircrew Learning (SOCIAL) Tool

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Michael Garrity, Principal Scientist&Director – (781) 496-2451
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
As the Air Force responds to high demands for Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) operations, devices and strategies for effectively training Pilots and Sensor Operators are likely to increase in importance. While simulation-based training has evolved in recent years, the majority of attention has been… More

Adaptive Training Manager (ATM) system

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Emily Wiese, Principal Human Factors Engineer – (781) 496-2449
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
Traditional Learning Management Systems (LMSs) provide many beneficial capabilities to instructors and training organizations, mostly focused on course management in computer based training (CBT) rather than content learning. Similarly, simulation-based training is increasingly implementing the use… More

VICTR-E: Visualizations for Integrating, Communicating and Tracking Reasoning Electronically

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Jared Freeman, Chief Research Officer – (202) 552-6116
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
As recent military missions make clear, intelligence gathering at the company level and below is essential to obtaining critical information about the socio-cultural environment. To accomplish this goal, there is an urgent need for tools to support the collaboration among these lower echelon… More

Real-time Analysis of Motivation and Behaviors for Operations (RAMBO)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Cullen Jackson, Dir of Cognitive Systems Engineerig – (781) 496-2408
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
With the sharp rise in asymmetric warfare over the last decade, our military"s focus has shifted from a standard, kinetic military approach to much more complex missions, stressing counter-insurgency (COIN) and Stability, Security, Transition, and Reconstruction (SSTR) operations. These new… More

Towards Integration of Data for unBiased Intelligence and Trust (TID-BIT)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Jennifer Roberts, Research Scientist – (781) 496-2404
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
To expedite intelligence collection process, analysts reuse previously collected data. This poses the risk of analysis failure, because these data are biased in ways that the analyst may not know. Thus, these data may be incomplete, inconsistent or incorrect, have structural gaps and limitations, or… More

SAGES: System Acquisition Guidance from Expert Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Jeff Jungemann, Senior Human Factors Scientist – (202) 552-6141
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: The high costs and inherent dangers of live training with air platforms have influenced the increasing use of simulation-based training. However, selecting a system to effectively meet training objectives can be challenging, particularly one that must blend multiple disparate… More

RAPID: Realistic Assessment of Performance in Devices

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Melinda Seibert, Industrial Organizational Scientis – (202) 552-6123
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: As the Air Force responds to high demands for Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) operations, devices and strategies for effectively training Pilots and Sensor Operators are likely to increase in importance. While simulation-based training is available, little is known regarding the training… More

Expert Models Using (Machine) Learning to Accelerate Training system Engineering (EMULATE)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Jennifer Roberts, Research Scientist – (781) 496-2304
Award Amount: $99,771.00
Abstract:
Rapid development of expert models would enable the expansion of computer-based training to new training domains, but current methods for defining expert models are labor intensive, require large amounts of expert time, and often require the experts to understand aspects of the underlying… More

STREAM: Streamlined TRaining Extraction and Architecture Model

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Charlotte Shabarekh, Modeling and Simulation Scientist – (781) 496-2465
Award Amount: $99,074.00
Abstract:
Considerable effort is required to establish and maintain a centralized organization of training capabilities to facilitate the identification, development and delivery of training. Many tools for structuring information, and extracting and analyzing knowledge from source documents exist in the… More

LVC&G-AED: Live Virtual Constructive and Game Assisted Experimental Design

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Sylvain Bruni, Human Systems Engineer – (781) 486-2429
Award Amount: $148,458.00
Abstract:
Many individuals are involved with the creation of a Live Virtual Constructive & Gaming (LVC & G) simulator and scenarios, from simulator programmers to subject matter experts. However, there is currently no systematic method for evaluating modifications or additions to simulation… More

Agent-based Socio-Cultural Information and Intelligence (ASCII) Workbench

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Jeanine Ayers, Software Architect, Assoc. Div. Dir – (781) 496-2489
Award Amount: $99,266.00
Abstract:
With the sharp rise in asymmetric warfare over the last decade, our military"s focus has shifted from a standard, kinetic military approach to much more complex missions, stressing counter-insurgency (COIN) and Stability, Security, Transition, and Reconstruction (SSTR) operations. Commanders… More

TOPCRUE: Team Observational Profiling and Cue Recognition for Understanding the Environment

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Jared Freeman, Chief Research Officer – (202) 552-6116
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
Marines in the field rely heavily on their ability to survey the human landscape for potential insurgents and other individuals of interest. To support this activity, the Marines"Combat Hunter program trains"profiling,"a set of skills used by military and civilian experts to read… More

Detecting Identity of Authors from Lexical Elements and Cognitive Topics (DIALECT)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Charlotte Shabarekh, Senior Research Scientist – (781) 496-2465
Award Amount: $79,999.00
Abstract:
Exploiting the anonymous nature of the internet, terrorists are able to cloak their identity when authoring blogs, posting to chatrooms and sending tweets by using pseudonyms and creating multiple usernames. This makes it difficult to ascertain who the true author is of a web post, and to determine… More

Satellite Ground truth Information Fusion - SatGIF II

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Paul Picciano, Sr. Human Systems Enginee – (781) 496-2407
Award Amount: $739,679.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: On-orbit satellite characterization is critically important for space situational awareness (SSA). Determining attitude, configuration, and even identification can be challenging despite numerous sensing capabilities to provide information. Better access and extrapolation of… More

Cross-Context Ontology Reasoning Environment (CrossCORE)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Jeanine Ayers, Asst. Director – (781) 496-2489
Award Amount: $727,329.00
Abstract:
Advanced Army command and control (C2) technologies are becoming ever more present in todays wars, enabling Commanders at all levels to have a greater understanding of the battlefield. However, current C2 technology does not actively measure, define, or represent the Commanders contextual framework,… More

Generalized Ontology Discovery Enabling Semantic Search (GODESS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Charlotte Shabarekh, Modeling and Simulation S – (781) 496-2465
Award Amount: $492,990.00
Abstract:
A central challenge in the intelligence community is managing and effectively integrating large amounts of disparate information sources for concise presentation of knowledge to an analyst. Currently, the high volume of near-constant incoming intelligence imposes a substantial burden on the analyst… More

MOSAIC: Measurement of Simultaneous Actions and Integrated Contexts

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Cullen Jackson, Div Director, Cognitive S – (781) 496-2408
Award Amount: $747,296.00
Abstract:
As multi-tasking demands continue to grow across Navy environments, the potential costs of multi-tasking, such as high workload and degraded situation awareness, could be the difference between mission success or failure. Hence, there is a need to measure and evaluate multi-tasking to identify… More

Adaptive Agents for Real-time Data-driven Visualization&Analysis for Relevant Knowledge (AARDVARK II)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Cullen Jackson, Dir. Cognitive Systems En – (781) 496-2408
Award Amount: $498,188.00
Abstract:
Current and future non-kinetic operations require United States and coalition forces to understand the complex human, social, cultural, and behavioral dimensions of the battlespace. The Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) Human, Social, Culture, Behavior Modeling Program (HSCB) was designed to… More

SAF TACTICAL BEHAVIOR FIDELITY

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Webb Stacy, Vice President, Technolog – (781) 496-2437
Award Amount: $1,580,373.00
Abstract:
The SAF Behavior Fidelity effort will examine the effects of certain characteristics of synthetic entities in a training simulation have an effect on training effectiveness. In particular, it will look at the level and timing of fidelity to the details of human expert performance has an effect on… More

Portable Adaptive Cognitive Training (PACT)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Alexandra Geyer, Senior Cognitive Scientis – (781) 496-2312
Award Amount: $498,611.00
Abstract:
The unpredictable and complex environment of current military operations poses significant cognitive challenges for today"s warfighters. Superior cognitive function is necessary for warfighters to be able to critically assess their surrounding environment, quickly and effectively solve… More

IMPACTS: A tool for the Improvement And Measurement of Perceptual, Attentional, and Critical Thinking Skills

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Jared Freeman, Chief Research Officer – (202) 552-6116
Award Amount: $923,178.00
Abstract:
Problem: Marines in the field rely heavily on their ability to survey the human landscape for potential insurgents and other individuals of interest. To support this activity, the Marines'Combat Hunter program trains"profiling", a set of skills used by military and civilian experts to… More

Predicting Requirements for instructional Environment Design to Improve Critical Training (PREDICT)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Emily Wiese, Associate Director, Human – (781) 496-2449
Award Amount: $298,166.00
Abstract:
Phase II.5 proposal, extension of Phase II contract N00014-09-C-0079: Aircraft carrier landings are one of the most difficult and safety critical tasks Naval Aviators must master in the course of their training. In light of continuing training resource and budgetary constraints, there has been… More

Live-Training Objective Performance Measures for After Action Reviews (LOPMAAR)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Ryan Marceau, Human Systems Evaluation – (321) 710-3200
Award Amount: $658,231.00
Abstract:
Live training is the United States Marine Corps"preferred method of training for ground combat units. However, such training practices prove difficult in providing detailed assessment of the participants"performance because of a number of factors including the number of participants and… More

Predicting the Combined Impact of Social and Environmental Models (PreCISE Models)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Robert McCormack, Senior Applied Mathematic – (781) 496-2476
Award Amount: $730,464.00
Abstract:
Recent military missions have focused on asymmetric threats and on actions with nations that are unable or unwilling to meet the basic needs and aspirations of their people. The threats likely will grow as climate change imposes new and severe stress on the world"s populations and resources,… More

FACETS: Forecasting Activities through Cultural, Epidemiological, and Temporal Semantics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Robert McCormack, Applied Mathematician – (781) 496-2476
Award Amount: $746,088.00
Abstract:
A central challenge for U.S. forces is anticipating how foreign populations may respond to activities or incidents (e.g., military actions, natural disaster, psychological operations campaigns). Unfortunately, natural changes of attitudes and opinions within a particular population complicate our… More

Authoring By Cultural Demonstration - ABCD II

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Webb Stacy, V.P. of Technology – (781) 496-2437
Award Amount: $743,559.00
Abstract:
Modern military missions require warfighters to communicate effectively and at a personal level with people whose cultures, languages, lifestyles, and beliefs are very different from their own. Constructing suitable, game-based, culturally relevant scenarios to prepare soldiers for effective… More

Models of Information and Sentiment Transmission (MIST)Transmission (MIST)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Dustin Burke, Analytics, Modeling&Sim – (781) 496-2468
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
In counter-insurgency (COIN) and related operations (SSTR, HADR), it is critically important to understand the attitudes of different populations, but it remains difficult to get timely, detailed data for assessing mission effectiveness. Moreover, recent uprisings in the Arab world have highlighted… More

ADS FORCE PHASE II: Assessment and Development Strategies FOr team Rapid Cognitive Effectiveness

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Kara Orvis, Senior Scientist – (703) 629-1823
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
Current military combat operations emphasize the use of teams, who are often expected to rapidly deploy together. This rapid deployment cycle is especially true for military transition teams. Such teams must quickly become highly functioning, as characterized by high levels of team cognitive… More

System for Tracking and Managing Pain (STAMP)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Camilla C. Knott – 513-225-5342
Award Amount: $155,445.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Osteoarthritis (OA) is one of the most prevalent diseases that lead to disabilities in older Americans [13]. By 2030, approximately 20 percent of the population (72M people) will be over 65 and at high risk for OA. Pain and disability that accompany OA often… More

WINDSUN: Weather INformation Display Systems for UAS in the NAS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Ronald Storm, Director of Dayton Operations
Award Amount: $122,033.00
Abstract:
NASA is leading a large-scale effort to conduct research, develop standards, and integrate technologies to facilitate the insertion of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) into the National Airspace System (NAS). One area of development to support this effort is the adaptation of existing weather… More

IMAGINE: Imagery Management through Agile, Geo-Interactive, Natural Embodiment

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Stacy Pfautz, Human Systems Analyst – (781) 496-2430
Award Amount: $500,000.00
Abstract:
Overhead imagery analysts employ computer-based software as Electronic Light Tables (ELTs), to perform detailed analysis of aerial images in search of elements of interest. Conventional display design for ELT software requires analysts to take their eyes away from the image they are analyzing to… More