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Company Information:

Company Name: 3E TECHNOLOGIES INTERNATIONAL, INC.
City: Rockville
State: MD
Zip+4: 20850
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: N/A
Phone: (972) 819-0220

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $1,896,848.00 28
SBIR Phase II $8,453,602.00 10
STTR Phase I $139,993.00 2

Award List:

Context Dependent Prognostics and Health Assessment: A New PAradigm for Condition - Based Maitenance

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Steven C. Chen
Award Amount: $69,996.00
Abstract:
In today's military environment ships, systems, and equipment are being asked to perform at levels not thought possible a decade ago. The intent is to improve process operations and equipment reliability, availability, and maintainability without costly upgrades. Of course, these gains must be… More

Advanced Connectivity for CIC Operations

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Steven Chen
Award Amount: $69,908.00

Advanced Connectivity for CIC Operations

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Steven Chen
Award Amount: $69,750.00

Mobil Communication and Information System to Support Emergency Management

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Steven C. Chen, President
Award Amount: $69,943.00

Advanced Technologies for Automated Ship Meal Preparation & Delivery

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Mike Hoban
Award Amount: $69,972.00
Abstract:
Not Available In order to comply with environmental regulations an maintain its operational effectiveness, the U.S. Navy must examine alternative technologies for wastewater treatment, disposal, and reuse. WASTECH International, Inc. has developed a number of innovative and alternative treatment… More

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Steven C. Chen, President
Award Amount: $0.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Steven C. Chen, President
Award Amount: $600,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Steven C. Chen
Award Amount: $0.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Steven C. Chen
Award Amount: $2,028,558.00

Advanced Technologies for Automated Ship Meal Preparation & Delivery

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Steven Chen
Award Amount: $937,473.00

Environmental Assessments and Mitigation of Naval Operations

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Thurston Brooks, VP of R&D
Award Amount: $69,992.00
Abstract:
The installation of Programmable Logic Controllers has become an integral part of shipboard control system. The most popular method for PLCs to communicate with external devices is through RS-232 connections using the MODBUS protocol. Newer PLCs supportDeviceNet, ControlNet, or Ethernet networks,… More

Fault Location in an Intelligent Open Sensor Network

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Thurston Brooks, VP of R&D
Award Amount: $69,974.00
Abstract:
As the complexity of the battlespace has grown exponentially and the outcome of the engagement is increasingly a function of communications speed, accuracy and relevance, it is critical to have a always-connected ship-board personal communications systemthat has the ability to support… More

Low Cost Compression Techniques Applied To Encrypted Data Distribution System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Thurston Brooks, VP of R&D
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Condition monitoring depends on information that is extracted from data gathered through a well-defined, yet dispersed, sensor network. The combination of embedded, self validating sensors, the development of a widely dispersed self-organizing sensorarchitecture and the intelligent agent software… More

Wireless Interface to Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Thurston Brooks, Vice President of R&D
Award Amount: $748,463.00
Abstract:
"This Phase II Proposal outlines a development plan for a low-cost Wireless PLC unit to address the need for reduced cost of wiring, installation, and maintenance for shipboard control systems and commercial manufacturing plants. The challenge of thesesystems is the thousands of feet of hardwiring… More

Remote Environmental Monitoring

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Thurston Brooks, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,951.00
Abstract:
This project will produce a Universal Wireless Sensor Interface that allows wireless location and situation dependent communication, data collection and analysis in near real-time with remote environmental sensors. Additionally, an environmental quality management system for remote environmental… More

Low-Cost Wireless Shipboard Local Area Network

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Ray Wang, VP of Technology
Award Amount: $69,694.00
Abstract:
"As the Navy is expanding its shipboard information networks, information technology systems requiring wireless technologies are being developed to support increased shipboard information gathering for logistical, personnel, and maintenance-relatedfunctions. Such wireless systems - like the… More

Integrated System Design and Maintenance Modeling Tools for CBM

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Thurston Brooks, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,844.00
Abstract:
"As in human medicine, prescriptive based health monitoring (PBHMS) can focus on the symptoms or can be targeted to cure the problem depending on the need and resulting prognostic outcome. The key difference between the more advanced PrescriptiveMaintenance concept and existing Predictive,… More

Self-Configuring Hub-less Wireless Network

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Ray Wang, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,775.00
Abstract:
"Navy is expanding its shipboard information networks, information technology systems requiring wireless technologies are being developed to support increased shipboard information gathering for logistical, personnel, and maintenance-related functions aself forming networks that can expand and… More

Intrusion detection for 802.11 networks

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Ray Wang, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,829.00
Abstract:
"Existing WLAN security has been incomplete in the commercial and government sector, focusing primarily on encryption, authentication, and wireless VPNs. The comprehensive security solution requires the addition of several key functions which includenetwork vulnerability assessment, identification… More

Wireless LAN Design Tools

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Ray Wang, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,777.00
Abstract:
"Recognizing the challenges that Navy faced today for the modern wireless shipboard communications, AEPTEC is proposing a design tool to assist Navy to plan and implement WLAN by characterizing and taking into account of all considerations of wirelesssignal propagation, attenuation, coverage,… More

Affordable, Flexible, Network Capable Application Processor for Data Acquisition and Processing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Thurston Brooks, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,948.00
Abstract:
Traditional CBM Predictive Maintenance systems, in which the sensors are either hardwired or else read by periodic

Low-Cost Wireless Shipboard Local Area Network

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Ray Wang, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $593,965.00
Abstract:
This Phase II proposal outlines a development plan for a low-cost Wireless LAN system to address the need for reducing wireless signal degradation associated cost to meet the modem NAVY shipboard communication requirements. AEPTEC has concluded from the Phase I of the work that Ultra-wide band… More

Intrusion detection for 802.11 networks

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Ray Wang, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $594,245.00
Abstract:
This Phase II proposal outlines the development plan, including implementation, prototyping, and demonstration of a Wireless Intrusion Detection and Security Management Solution (WIDSMS) to provide early warning and directional indication of intrusion attempts to the protected wireless network,… More

High Performance Secure Shpboard Network for Wireless/Wired Connectivity

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Steven C. Chen, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,902.00
Abstract:
A need exists today in both military and commercial systems for low cost, high performance, secure information processing. Data-intensive communications systems and content-rich commercial wired and wireless products require secure data flow at increasing levels of throughput. Strategic military… More

Comprehensive Spectrum Management for Wireless Networks

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: John Fossaceca, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,896.00
Abstract:
Wireless local area networks (WLANs) have become standard technology for government, commercial business, and DoD networks. With this widespread proliferation of RF technology has come a myriad of problems such as how to architect the WLAN for optimum performance, how to easily set-up and configure… More

RF Power Scavenging for Wireless Sensors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Thurston Brooks, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,906.00
Abstract:
The use of batteries to power wireless sensors remains a major maintenance impediment to their use in large numbers. To solve these problems the Navy desires innovative methods to scavenge power from broadcast RF signals to power sensors. Under Phase I of this SBIR, AEPTEC's Team will create a… More

Sensor Synchronization Technologies

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Qiang (Chris) Guo, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,966.00
Abstract:
Shipboard condition monitoring, condition-based maintenance, measurement, and control systems involve the exchange of information among one or more controllers and numerous sensors and actuators. Correct operation of these systems requires that the temporal relationships of the sensor readings,… More

Affordable, Flexible, Network Capable Application Processor for Data Acquisition and Processing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Thurston Brooks, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $749,848.00
Abstract:
Determination of a machine's condition while in operation is the most economical type of maintenance to employ. Using predictive maintenance, the overall machinery condition at any time is known, and accurate downtime planning is possible. Predictive maintenance utilizes many different sensing… More

High Performance Secure Shpboard Network for Wireless/Wired Connectivity

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: John Fossaceca, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $591,733.00
Abstract:
HPSSN is, a high performance shipboard network which will address the need for both wireless and wired connectivity in a secure manner. The Components of the HPSSN developed for such a network are applicable not only to the special case of a shipboard environment, but the components of such a system… More

Wireless Airborne Data Recovery System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Willis Drake, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $149,745.00
Abstract:
With the advent of miniaturized electronics in airplane avionics and digital cockpits, the type and amount of data that can be recorded during an aircraft flight has increased dramatically. Data could include basic flight data, "weapon system" data (such as radar performance), or aircraft health… More

Wireless Sensing for Survivable Machinery Control

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIV.
Principal Investigator: Willis Drake, Principal Investigation
Award Amount: $69,993.00
RI Contact: Pamela R. Righter
Abstract:
With the advancements and proliferation of wireless voice and data communications, there is a logical extension of these technologies to machinery monitoring and control systems. Typically, data communications occur over twisted pairs or fiber optic media. In a highly automated ship for reduced… More

Shipboard V-Band Wireless Network

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: William Brown, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,903.00
Abstract:
The frequency band centered around 60 GHz is characterized by an increased level of attenuation caused by the absorption of millimeter waves by the oxygen in the atmosphere. This unique property makes 60 GHz an ideal frequency for designing highly secure networks for use on-board Navy ships. For… More

Automated Generation of Maintenance Work Packages

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: John Gorton, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,877.00
Abstract:
Maintenance related activities represent a substantial portion of the Total Ownership Costs of any system. A significant portion of the total maintenance expenditure can be attributed to both direct and indirect (hidden) costs associated with maintenance planning activities. Automation can play a… More

Wireless Pressure Sensors With Built-In Calibration Capability

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Jing Lin, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,778.00
Abstract:
Embedded sensors are finding widespread use in military systems, demanding that accuracy be assured for the entire life cycles of these systems. The U.S. Navy ensures the accuracy of shipboard sensors via scheduled calibrations and/or maintenance procedures (a manually intensive process). … More

Autonomous Movement of Containers from Ship to Shore

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Robert Clarke, Vice President
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
AEPCO has developed plans for a system that will alleviate the vast majority of difficulties associated with supply and sustainment transfers. The name of the system is the Autonomous Sustainment Cargo Container (ASCC) delivery system and its plans and description are on file with the United States… More

Maintenance Performance Assessment

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: John Gorton, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,545.00
Abstract:
In order to meet reduced manning and cost goals, existing and future Navy ships are utilizing sensors and other automated technologies to monitor equipment health and provide accurate information to end users. Onboard future surface ships, it is envisioned that maintenance planning will be… More

Hand Deployed Situational Awarness Sensor for Shipboard Damage Control

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Qiang Guo, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,977.00
Abstract:
Current methods of damage control assessment onboard US Navy ships subject personnel to hazardous environments. These methods are labor intensive and dangerous. Our proposal outlines the initial design and architecture of a ruggedized multi-sensing wireless device and the remote monitor to which it… More

Comprehensive Spectrum Management for Wireless Networks

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: John Fossaceca, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $893,799.00
Abstract:
This Phase II SBIR develops a prototype Comprehensive Spectrum Management System (CSMS), an automated spectrum monitoring and management tool that will boost RF performance, isolate and correct spectrum related problems. The CSMS product described by this document provides for a new tool that… More

Wireless Airborne Data Recovery System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: John Fossaceca, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $715,518.00
Abstract:
With the advanced airplane avionics and digital cockpits, the type and amount of data that can be recorded during an aircraft flight has increased dramatically. The ability to download data securely, wirelessly, with automatic or remote download control offers advantages such as the drastic… More

Extensible Affordable Software Defined Radio with Cross-Band Cross-Protocol Capability

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: VIRGINIA TECH
Principal Investigator: Chris Guo, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $70,000.00
RI Contact: Carl B. Dietrich
Abstract:
Software Defined Radio (SDR) technology and solutions are proven and capable. However, the cost of the systems limits their immediate use outside of military applications. Beside the cost of the SDR systems, it has been difficult to develop SDR concepts and prototypes on platforms that have clear… More