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Company Information:

Company Name: Advanced Technology and Research Corp.
City: Columbia
State: MD
Zip+4: 21046-
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: N/A
Phone: (443) 766-7860

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $1,343,039.22 14
SBIR Phase II $3,139,245.00 5
STTR Phase I $69,941.00 1
STTR Phase II $494,081.00 1

Award List:

Automated Shipboard Food Service

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: C Mark Klemick
Award Amount: $69,990.00
Abstract:
Not Available This SBIR will address the modeling, fabrication, and testing of single crystal tonpilz-type power transducers. In collaboration with TRS Ceramics, Inc., single crystal PZN-4.5% PT piezoelectric will be integrated into the tonpilz power transducer, providing ultra high… More

Automated Shipboard Food Service

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: C. Mark Klemick
Award Amount: $599,980.00

Automated Shipboard Food Service

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: C.Mark Klemick, Senior Systems Engineer
Award Amount: $69,903.00
Abstract:
"An automated material handling system combined with a high-level system control will be designed for the DD-21 class ships. The system will allow for automated material handling technology to induct food commodities into a storage system, to retrieveon-demand items, to automatically move the items… More

Cooperative Behavior and Control in Groups of Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAVs)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Anthony Barbera, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $69,995.00
Abstract:
"The goal of this proposed effort is build a modular and expandable control system architecture that will flexibly accommodate multiple autonomous unmanned aircraft, which must perform assigned missions in coordinated cooperation with all mission aircraft.The control system must feature the ability… More

Anti-Terrorism - Survivability and Denial

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: J. Goeller, Head, Modeling and Simula
Award Amount: $69,971.00
Abstract:
The attack against the USS Cole clearly showed the vulnerability of surface ships to close-in attack from an explosive charge. The objective of this proposal is to examine technologies that offer enhanced protection of ships against asymmetric attackusing high explosives. The concepts to be… More

Anti-Terrorism - Survivability and Denial

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Jack Goeller, Head, Modeling and Simula
Award Amount: $449,735.00
Abstract:
The phase II effort is to refine the analytical and finite-element analyses tools developed under phase I to the design and analyses of low-cost protective structures to mitigate shock loading on Naval ships and National infrastructure such as dams, bridges, dry docks, etc. The phase II approach… More

Stable Platform Module for Ships

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Gilbert Lovell, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $69,993.00
Abstract:
There exists many potential applications for stable platform technology on Navy as well as commercial vessels. One such application is launching and recovering UAVs and VTUAVs on ships at sea. Without a stable launch and recovery platform that eliminates ship accelerations, operation of the… More

Improving the Usability of Speech Technology for Speakers with Dysarthria

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Turner W. Rentz
Award Amount: $119,385.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The proposed research project supports the investigation and development of technology to provide better access to speech recognition-based systems for individuals with speech impairments due to dysarthria or other medical condition. With current automatic speech… More

Cargo Transfer from Offshore Supply Vessels to Large Deck Vessels

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Gilbert Lovell, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $69,976.00
Abstract:
The Sea Base concept requires innovative means of transferring cargo between ships offshore. Of particular interest is the transfer of cargo to large deck vessels and vessels with overhanging decks. The proposal presents an innovative approach to transferring cargo using autonomous watercraft,… More

Automated Launch and Recovery of Small, Untethered Unmanned Underwater Vehicles from Unmanned Surface Vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV. APPLIED PH
Principal Investigator: Gilbert Lovell, PI
Award Amount: $69,941.00
RI Contact: Lisa Blodgett
Abstract:
The scenario envisioned by the solicitation, if successfully achieved, will provide significant enhancement to the Navy's warfighting capability. The approach integrates the unique capabilities of both USVs and UUVs to provide performance gains neither can provide individually. The central… More

Stable Platform Module for Ships (Phase II)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Gilbert Lovell, Principal Engineer (PI)
Award Amount: $449,849.00
Abstract:
This Phase II SBIR proposes development of a stabilized motion platform for shipboard launch and recovery of UAVs on small surface combatants such as the DDG-51 or LCS. The system uses a macro-micro robotic arm to position the launch and recovery platform over the side of the ship and out of… More

Establishing Cavitation as a Damage Mechanism for Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) from an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) Blast

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Jack Goeller, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $98,895.00
Abstract:
The leading risk facing our soldiers in Iraq is an improvised explosive device (IED). IED attacks on vehicles create an extreme shock environment that has been linked to Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). While the damage mechanisms that cause TBI remain elusive, several researchers have speculated that… More

Automated Launch and Recovery of Small, Untethered Unmanned Underwater Vehicles from Unmanned Surface Vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTIO
Principal Investigator: Merrill K. Umbreit, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $494,081.00
RI Contact: Thomas C. Austin
Abstract:
As a follow-on effort to a phase I STTR, a program is proposed for the detail design, fabrication, integration, and in-water demonstration testing of an automated Launch, Recovery, On-board Handling, and Servicing System (LROHSS) for hosting Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUVs) aboard Unmanned… More

SBIR Phase I: Cable-Driven Manipulator for Light Manufacturing and Service Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Gilbert Lovell, DEng
Award Amount: $99,941.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I research project focuses on the development of several technical capabilities for the class of open-frame, cable-driven robots and demonstrates these capabilities in a practical boat maintenance application. To-date such robots have largely remained… More

Establishing Cavitation as a Damage Mechanism for Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) from an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) Blast

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Jack Goeller, PI
Award Amount: $1,191,752.00
Abstract:
A leading risk facing the warfighter is from an improvised explosive device (IED) causing traumatic brain injury (TBI). The objective of this research is to develop mathematical tools to accurately predict stresses, strain and cavitation from blast overpressure that contribute to TBI and to develop… More

Cargo Transfer from Offshore Supply Vessels to Large Deck Vessels

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Gilbert Lovell, PI – (443) 766-7962
Award Amount: $447,929.00
Abstract:
The Navy desires better methods of personnel transfer between two vessels at sea, especially when one vessel is large and the other small. The use of rope and accommodation ladders is common today and well-known to be dangerous and inefficient. Starting with concepts developed in Phase I, a… More

SBIR Phase I: Robot-Assisted Patient Transfer and Rehabilitation Device

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Gilbert Lovell
Award Amount: $149,912.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project, Robot-Assisted Patient Transfer and Rehabilitation Device, is to develop a device that provides institutional and home patients of limited mobility with a means to accomplish several important tasks for daily living. Several promising… More

Guided Munition Delivery Accuracy Methodology for Weaponeering Against Moving Targets (GuMDAM-AMT)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Charles McClure, PI – (443) 766-7888
Award Amount: $145,492.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: The Advanced Technology & Research (ATR) response to SBIR solicitation AF121-098 is discussed; the title is:"Guided Munition Delivery Accuracy Methodology for Weaponeering Against Moving Targets (GuMDAM-AMT)". The solicitation addresses the extension of JMEMS weaponeering… More

Active Motion-Compensation Technology for Roll-On/Roll-Off Cargo Vessel Discharge to Floating Platforms

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Tom Zhao, VP, Robotics&Controls S – (443) 766-7978
Award Amount: $79,831.00
Abstract:
ATR has proposed an interface system concept, Compensated Ramp Interface System (CRIS), comprised of a landing platform and a transfer platform. The landing platform provides continuous support to the ramp, and the transfer platform provides a transition interface for a vehicle to cross from the… More

Versatile Shallow Water Anchoring/ Securing Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Tom Zhao, VP, Robotics&Controls S – (443) 766-7978
Award Amount: $79,829.00
Abstract:
ATR has proposed a robotic anchoring system concept, dubbed"RoboAnchor,"which takes advantage of recent developments in robotics, sensing technologies, and control systems. RoboAnchor will work in both soft and hard seafloor conditions. It has three individually controlled legs (i.e.,… More

Low Ground Clearance Vehicle Detection and Warning System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOT
Principal Investigator: Tom Zhao, VP, Robotics & Control System – (443) 766-7978
Award Amount: $149,926.22
Abstract:
Highway-rail crossing, at which there is an unusually abrupt change in the level of the road's surface as it crosses the tracks, pose a risk of low ground clearance vehicles becoming stuck on the tracks. Advanced Technology and Research Corporation (ATR) proposes to develop an active detection and… More