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Company Information:

Company Name: American GNC Corporation
City: Simi Valley
State: CA
Zip+4: -
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phone: (805) 582-0582

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $9,124,229.00 123
SBIR Phase II $22,969,816.00 35
STTR Phase I $649,730.00 6
STTR Phase II $749,931.00 1

Award List:

HIGH PERFORMANCE ROBUST ADAPTIVE BTT MISSILE AUTOPILOT DESIGN

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr Ching-fang Lin
Award Amount: $49,851.00

HIGH PERFORMANCE ROBUST ADAPTIVE BTT MISSILE AUTOPILOT DESIGN

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr Ching-fang Lin
Award Amount: $500,000.00
Abstract:
An innovative approach to designing an adaptive bbt missile autopilot using a technique known as gslq is the basis of the following proposal, the benefits of which include: (1) best tradeoffsbetween performance and robustness among different design methodologies; (2) the ability to achieve loop… More

ADVANCED INTEGRATED FUZING AND MULTIMODE GUIDANCE SYSTEM

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Ching-fang Lin , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
Integrated fuzing and multimode guidance algorithms are proposed that include a fifth-state estimator to supply the airframe control information to guide a missile to a predefined orientation, and hence aid in fuzing and detonation of aimed warheads by reducing target modeling requirements and… More

MULTISENSORS MULTIFEATURE BASED AUTONOMOUS TARGET RECOGNITION AND TRACKING

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Ching-flang Lin , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
This proposal responds to the thchnical needs of the us army for the development of multisensor-based target acquisition, recognition and tracking systems. four technical innovations are proposed: 1) development of real-time multiple sensor configeration and operarion mode selection logic which have… More

HIGH PRECISION ROBUST ADAPTIVE WEAPON CONTROL SYSTEM DESIGN

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Ching-fang Lin , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $49,996.00

INTEGRATED ESTIMATION, GUIDANCE, AND CONTROLF SYSTEMS DESIGN FOR BTT MISSILES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Mr Ching-fang Lin , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $50,000.00

INTEGRATED ESTIMATION, GUIDANCE, AND CONTROLF SYSTEMS DESIGN FOR BTT MISSILES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Mr Ching-fang Lin , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $500,261.00
Abstract:
This proposal responds to the technical needs of integrated estimation, guidance and control systems for advanced bank-to-turn (btt) missile applications. four technical innovations are anticipated: (l) an adaptive multimode sensor data fusion rule which optimizes acquisitons by accounting for… More

RAPID ROBUST TRANSFER ALIGNMENT SYSTEM

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: C.f. Lin
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
Future tactical demand rapid and robust transfer alignment for weapon delivery to meet the high-precision, high-agility, and low-observability requirements. american gnc corporation (agnc) proposes to develop a rapid robust transfer alignment system by exploiting optical interferometric and advanced… More

OPTIMAL TRAJECTORY SHAPING GUIDANCE DESIGN FOR THE HAVE DASH II MISSILE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr William Yueh
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
American gnc corporation (agnc) hereby proposes an integrated schedule of modeling, design, analysis, simulation, and evaluation (mdase) of the problem of midcourse and terminal guidance of the have dash ii missile. the guidance formulation incorporates objectives pertaining to minimum time, maximum… More

Integrated Fuzzy Decision Logic and Artificial Neural Network for Submarine Classification

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Lin
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
American GNC Corporation (AGNC) proposes to develop early submarine classification methodology. The proposed target discrimination in the decision hierarchy, i.e., detection, classification, recognition, identification, and characterization, will eventually lead to reliable, timely, and accurate… More

Neural, Modular, Adaptive Structures

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Jerry Juang, Phd
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
The success of any strategic defense system depends on the control of space structures. Space structures facilitate precise and rapid retargeting maneuvers without adverse jitter and to provide decision making in the presence of uncertainties and failures. Two enabling technologies; piezoceramic… More

HIGH PRECISION ROBUST ADAPTIVE WEAPON CONTROL SYSTEM DESIGN

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Ching-fang Lin , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $574,444.00
Abstract:
The following proposal combines two technical innovations, a generalized singular linear quadratic (gslq) adaptive control scheme and a cerebellar model arithmetic computer (cmac), for the purpose of achieving a high precision, robust, adaptive weapon control system design. the benefits of the… More

Integrated Target Acquisition and Fire Control Solution

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr. C. F. Lin/dr. C. Yang
Award Amount: $49,960.00
Abstract:
American GNC Corporation proposes an integrated design approach to the development of advanced target acquisition, identification, engagement, and full fire control prototype. Based on an extensive survey of current methodologies and emerging techniques, the conceptual design proposed in Phase I… More

Robust Nonlinear Autopilot Designs for HAVE DASH II Missiles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr. C.f. Lin/dr. J. Huang
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
The nonlinearity and unceitainty inherent in the HAVE DASH II missile's dynamics have been a great challenge to the autopilot design that is required to have satisfactory performance for all flight conditions in probable engagements. Several advanced robust nonlinear approaches, namely,… More

Integrated ATR with Fuzzy IR Image Processing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr Charlie Yang
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
The integrated automatic target recognition (ATR) design provides a promising approach to achieving high performance based on multisensor data fusion, processing methodology integration, and target/enviromental/contextual information incorporation. In this proposal, American GNC Corp. (AGNC) will… More

Integrated Fire Control/Weapon System Design and Evaluation for Internetted Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr. C. Yang
Award Amount: $59,970.00
Abstract:
The integrated fire control/weapon system design is an important part of the general effort in integrated avionics, flight control, fire control, and weapon systems design to improve weapon effectiveness and aircraft survivability. The delivery accuracy can be improved through reducing the effects… More

Rotorcraft-Specific Reconfigurable Flight Control System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Ching-fang Lin
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
Advanced rotorcraft systems are highly complicated and have become prime targets for enemy anti-air weapons. Thus, battle-induced damage can be anticipated. To increase the availability, combat survivability, maintainability, and life-cycle cost effectiveness of advanced rotorcraft, reconfigurable… More

Autonomous Navigation with Passive Imaging Sensors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Drs Lin & Yang
Award Amount: $50,000.00

Intelligent Spacecraft Guidance and Control

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Ching-Fang Lin
Award Amount: $50,000.00

Robust Control Integration Software for Spacecraft Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Ching-Fang Lin
Award Amount: $50,000.00

ROBUST NONLINEAR CONTROL DESIGNS FOR COMPLEX DYNAMIC SYSTEM

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Ching-fang Lin
Award Amount: $64,938.00
Abstract:
The nonlinearities and uncertainties inherent in complex dynamic systems, such as the development of autopilot systems for aircraft, impose great challenges to linear control systems design. several advanced robust nonlinear approaches, namely, nonlinear h-infinity, inversion-based control laws,… More

Intelligent Spacecraft Guidance and Control

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Ching-Fang Lin
Award Amount: $498,308.00

Real-Time Smart Weapon Control Software

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Ching-fang Lin
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
This SBIR project proposes to develop a real-time control environment for smart weapon systems using the Domain-Specific Software Architecture (DSSA) approach. The innovation of this approach is to first define the architecture and then design and implement the real-time control software. In… More

Advanced Prototyping Techniques for Integrated GPS/INS Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Ching-fang Lin
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Accurate position, velocity, and attitude information is of key importance for a wide variety of moving devices and platforms. In this project, a Real-Time hardware/software (RTHS) structure is presented for designing advanced GPS/INS navigation systems, which are able to provide accurate position,… More

Mixed H2/H00 Estimators for Universal GPS/INS Integration

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr. Ching-fang Lin
Award Amount: $60,000.00
Abstract:
The object of this phase I project is to develop and test innovative universal GPS/INS estimators based on an advanced mixed H2/H00 filtering technique. The estimators will be universal in the sense that it will not require custom filter design, while providing robustness to measurement outliers,… More

Battlefield Management and Expert Cueing (BFMEC) System Prototyping

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Ching-fang Lin
Award Amount: $70,000.00

Numerical Approach to Computing Nonlinear H-Infinite ControlLaws

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Ching-Fang Lin
Award Amount: $64,990.00

Architecture-Based Real-Time Control Environment For Advanced Spacecraft

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Ching-fang Lin , President
Award Amount: $69,996.00

Battlefield Management and Expert Cueing (BFMEC) System Prototyping

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Ching-fang Lin
Award Amount: $599,993.00
Abstract:
This Phase I proposal is intended to develop an advanced Battlefield Management and Expert Cueing (BFMEC) System using distributed expert system decision aids for direct/indirect fire. The BFMEC is aimed at small units (such as an artillery battery) and will incorporate recent technological… More

Depth Control System for Undersea Vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Ching-fang Lin
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
This SBIR project proposes an optimal combination scheme of depth keeping control systems, winch employs "integrated and multi-level robust adaptive control technique to improve the depth keeping performance. The proposed concept consists of three-level' control reinforcement configuration. The… More

Intelligent Engine Control and Health Monitoring

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Ching-fang Lin
Award Amount: $98,986.00
Abstract:
In this effort, intelligent strategies will be developed for turbine engine failure detection, health monitoring, and control. This effort will accomodate an integrated intelligent control approach for the design of a high performance control system for propulsion systems based on advanced sensor… More

Nonlinear H Flight Control System (FCS) Design for Advanced Aircraft

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Ching-fang Lin
Award Amount: $99,995.00
Abstract:
Advanced aircraft are required to perform large amplitude maneuvers and high precision tracking in the presence of disturbances, uncertainties, nonlinearities, and component faults. The recently emerging nonlinear H control approach is proposed here to meet the ever stringent mission… More

Intelligent Robust Active Control Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Ching-fang Lin
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Ibis SBIR Phase I project proposes the development of advanced active vibration and acoustic control techniques, which include smart piezoelectric sensors and actuators, robust intelligent control approaches and state-of-the-art computer prototyping techn iques. Specifically, multichannel active… More

Trauma Care Classification

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Ching-fang Lin
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
The objective of this Phase I project is to develop a processing architecture that accepts data from multiple inputs an provide likely trauma survival ratings. The processing architecture is based on a neural network configuration expanded to encode in a direct and unambiguous manner statistical… More

Feature Detection of Man-Made Objects Using Fractal Dimension

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Ching-fang Lin
Award Amount: $99,000.00
Abstract:
This project is intended to purpose a fractal dimension based object detection approach for man-made objects in the ultra-wideband foliage-penetrating (FOPEN) synthetic aperture radar (SAR) imagery. Since man-made objects are significantly different from natural ones from the point of view of… More

HIGH PRECISION CONTROL AND HEALTH MONITORING OF ADVANCE SPACECRAFT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Ching-fang Lin , President
Award Amount: $69,992.00

High-Precision, Robust Nonlinear and Intelligent Control for Advanced Weapon Pointing Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Ching-fang Lin
Award Amount: $70,000.00

NONLINEAR REAL-TIME HIGH RELIABILITY ENGINE CONTROL

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Ching-fang Lin , President
Award Amount: $69,999.00

Advanced 3D Solid Modeling, Virtual Animation and Control of Smart Cranes

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Chin-gang Lin
Award Amount: $70,000.00

High-Precision, Robust Nonlinear and Intelligent Control for Advanced Weapon Pointing Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Ching-fang Lin
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
Future combat armored vehicles, air-defense artillery, and attack heliopters are required to perform precise pointing in the presence of unpredictable terrain motions, unmodeled flexible dynamics, unmeasurable disturbances, and nonlinear/time-varying effects. To meet this challenge, a control scheme… More

Advanced 3D Solid Modeling, Virtual Animation and Control of Smart Cranes

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Chin-gang Lin
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
This project proposes the high precision intelligent sensor based robotic control system to enhance the performance accuracy of a robotics system. The proposed design concept: (1) optimally combines several classes of sensors (e.g. touch, force, proximity, etc.) to improve the path planning and… More

Advanced GPS Based Passive Tracking System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Chin-fang Lin
Award Amount: $99,993.00
Abstract:
There is a need to accurately determine the three-dimensional position and velocity of an airborne threat. In this project, a special GPS/INS system is designed for providing highly accurate position and velocity information. In the system, several innovative GPS/INS integration techniques are… More

Fire Mission Architecture Demonstration System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Ching-fang Lin
Award Amount: $99,982.00
Abstract:
This Phase I project proposes the development of a reference architecture and software infrastructure repository for fire control systems. The repository will be established using adyanced software technologies, such as Domain-Specific Software Architecture (DSSA) technology and software… More

Guidance Integrated Fuzing Design for Maximum Warhead Effectiveness

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Ching-fang Lin
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
This project proposes to investigate the synergistic technology integration pertaining to missile seeker, guidance, and warhead fuzing designs which will significantly improve the missile performance in intercepting hypervelocity, maneuvering, and low-observable targets in an ECM-rich, multiple… More

Universal Intelligent Ferry Control System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Ching-fang Lin
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
This SBIR project proposes the development of a Universal Intelligent Ferry Control System to meet the Navy's requirement of more capable causeway ferries of operating in sea state 3. Through employing and integrating advanced control approaches and state-of-the-art computer hardware/software… More

Real-Time Inertial Measurement Unit Simulator

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Ching-fang Lin
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
This SBIR Phase I project proposes the development of a real-time IMU simulator which can inject simulated electronic signals into the GPS guidance receiver with least intrusion and is applicable to a wide range of navigation systems. The proposed IMU Simulator consists of a PC compatible… More

Fully-Coupled Kinematic GPS/IMU Algorithm

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Ching-fang Lin
Award Amount: $99,966.00
Abstract:
High accuracy and severe dynamic requirements is a must for the kinematic GPS/IMU integrated system used in the precise navigation and control of the tactical munitions. The technical challenges in the development of kinematic GPS/IMU algorithms used for the high dynamic environment of the tactical… More

Advanced High Performance Intelligent Aircraft Control Techniques

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Ching-Fang Lin , PRESIDENT
Award Amount: $70,000.00

High-Precision, Robust And Intelligent Pointing Control Of Flexible Structures

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Ching-Fang Lin , PRESIDENT
Award Amount: $70,000.00

Real-Time Inertial Measurement Unit Simulator

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Ching-fang Lin
Award Amount: $748,585.00
Abstract:
This SBIR Phase I project proposes the development of a real-time IMU simulator which can inject simulated electronic signals into the GPS guidance receiver with least intrusion and is applicable to a wide range of navigation systems. The proposed IMU Simulator consists of a PC compatible… More

Advanced Decision Aid Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Ching-fang Lin, Ph.d.
Award Amount: $65,000.00
Abstract:
A decision aid system is a computer application that solves complicated problems that would otherwise require extensive human expertise. To do so, it simulates the human reasoning process by applying specific knowledge and inferences. The highly demanding requirements of the newer and future… More

Fuzzy Neural Control Design Software for Multiple Effector Control Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Ching-fang Lin
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
In this Phase I project, a fuzzy neural control design software tool will be developed with the Genetic Algorithms (GAs) based adaptive fuzzy neural control method to enhance the performance and autonomous control ability of multiple effector control systems. First, a fuzzy logic control algorithm… More

GPS-Based Portable Geospatial Data Field Capture System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Ching-fang Lin
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
This Phase I project is intended to develop the GPS-based geospatial data capture system for in-theater use. A solution for a data storage unit is given in this project, which is a hard disk with the features of low vibration, moisture proof, acid and alkali resistance, and suitability for low and… More

Intelligent Distributed Multi-Agent Hybrid Control Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Ching-fang Lin
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Autonomous intelligent multi-agent systems are systems that sense and manipulate their environment by gathering multi-model sensor data, compressing and representing it in symbolic form at various levels of granularity, and using the representations to reason and learn about how to optimally… More

Intelligent Multisensor Integration and Fusion

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Ching-fang Lin
Award Amount: $99,955.00
Abstract:
This SBIR project proposes the investigation and development of an advanced intelligent information fusion system using neural networks and expert systems. Our approaches feature the following innovations: 1) A Digent neural network for data fusion problem in the presence of noise is designed to be… More

GPS Interface Emulation for Flight Simulators

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Ching-fang Lin
Award Amount: $69,971.00
Abstract:
The objective of this SBIR Phase I project is to develop a GPS interface emulation for flight simulators. The interface emulation allows a Control Display Navigation Unit (CDNU) with an actual aircraft Operational Flight Program (OFP), to function properly in a flight simulator environment as if the… More

Electromagnetic Field Generator for Compatibility Testing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Ching-fang Lin, Ph.d.
Award Amount: $99,979.00
Abstract:
The objective of this project is to provide a comparative evaulation of six key techniques utilized for the generation of high electromagnetic (EM) fields useful for testing the susceptibilty of electronic systems to EM radiation. The techniques under comparative evaluation are: (1) reverberation; … More

A Hyperspectral Imagery Exploitation Tool Using Evolutionary Computing Methods for Remote Sensing Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $69,996.00

Optimal and Adaptive Fuzzy Logic Vibration Control for Reusable Launch Vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $69,998.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Ching-fang Lin
Award Amount: $749,841.00

Advanced Multispectral/Hyperspectral Imagery Exploitation for Global Awareness

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Ching-Fang Lin PhD
Award Amount: $99,977.00

Autonomous Docking with the Laser Dynamic Range Imager Optical Sensor and the Point Tracking Software

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Jose Pecina
Award Amount: $98,972.00

Advanced Correlator GPS Receiver and IMU Integration

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Ching-Fang Lin
Award Amount: $99,920.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $599,943.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Ching-fang Lin
Award Amount: $749,545.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Ching-fang Lin
Award Amount: $749,722.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Ching-fang Lin Phd
Award Amount: $749,198.00

Low Cost Navigator Based on Microelectromechanical (MEM) Sensors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Ching-Fang Lin
Award Amount: $69,948.00

Integrated GNC System for Autonomous Spacecraft

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Ching-Fang Lin, President
Award Amount: $69,915.00

Robust Filtering for High Precision Pointing and Tracking

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Ching-Fang Lin, President
Award Amount: $69,958.00

Autonomous Integrated Reconfigurable Collision Avoidance System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Ching-Fang Lin, President
Award Amount: $69,978.00

Animation, Visualization and Real-Time Control of Automated Ammunition Handling Manipulators

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Ching-Fang Lin PhD
Award Amount: $69,975.00
Abstract:
Not Available Up to date, InSb and HgCdTe are the industry standard materials for Infrared focal plan arrays(FPAs) operating in the wavelength regions of 3-5 mm and 8-14 mm (the so-called atmospheric windows).Due to the lack of suitable substrate, the detector arrays must be In bump -bonded to the… More

Autonomous Multi-Mode Collision Avoidance System Using EO/GPS/MEMS-IMU for UAVs

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Ching-Fang Lin PhD
Award Amount: $119,978.00
Abstract:
Not Available The power supply has been the biggest obstacle to inexpensive, functional, autonomous remote sensors. The nature of this obstacle has been the need to store energy on-board, and existing energy storage options are wholly unsatisfactory. Our company has demonstrated microscopic… More

Low Cost Navigator Based on Microelectromechanical (MEM) Sensors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Ching-Fang Lin
Award Amount: $649,609.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Ching-Fang Lin, President
Award Amount: $69,960.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Ching-Fang Lin, President
Award Amount: $99,947.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Ching-Fang Lin, President
Award Amount: $0.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Ching-Fang Lin, President
Award Amount: $69,967.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Jose N. Pecina, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $69,968.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Jose N. Pecina, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $69,967.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Ching-Fang Lin, President
Award Amount: $599,727.00

Autonomous Multi-Mode Collision Avoidance System Using EO/GPS/MEMS-IMU for UAVs

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Ching-Fang Lin, Ph.D.
Award Amount: $729,388.00

Real-Time Centimeter-Accuracy GPS Based Location Revisiting in Open Water

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Dr. Ching-Fang 1. Lin, President
Award Amount: $69,988.00
Abstract:
In order to research and monitor the ecology or environmental changes of a water area, efforts are involved in the areas of data collection, management, biological communities and habitat, bottom sediment, and air and chemical depositions. To exactly research the ecosystem of a certain water area,… More

Java Based Information Exchange Support System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Dr. Ching-Fang 1. Lin, President
Award Amount: $69,984.00
Abstract:
This system is intended to develop a novel structure to support the onboard information exchange. This structure is based on Internet related techniques, which are very popular in many areas of applications, and have been proven to be commercially successful. Based on Internet related techniques,… More

Fast-response Sensor for the Measurement of the Optical Properties and Carbon Content of Organic Aerosols

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Hiram McCall, Vice President
Award Amount: $300,000.00
Abstract:
During Phase I, an Autonomous HandheldNavigation/Communication/Tracking system has been developed,evaluated and demonstrated. The American GNC corporation's(AGNC) commercial product, AGNCTM-2000 CMIMU/GPS PalmNavigatorTM, was integrated with wireless network technology toachieve an autonomous… More

Main Beam Jamming Nulling in Phased Array Radars

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Ching-Fang Lin, President
Award Amount: $69,857.00
Abstract:
Inertial navigation sensors and system technologies are essential for modern torpedo guidance and control. The objective of this Phase I project is to design a low cost miniaturized inertial navigation system (INS) for torpedo guidance and control usingthe AGNC-developed coremicroTM IMU. This… More

Sonar Stimulation for Virtual Targets in Netted, Tactical ASW Training on Legacy Submarines

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Ching-Fang Lin, President
Award Amount: $69,857.00
Abstract:
The goal of the project is to develop an innovative and cost effective technology, that makes the local Common Tactical Picture (CTP) available to warfighters in all echelon theaters through a hands free heads-up display and Windows based computer system.Voice recognition software and touch screen… More

A Portable Thermal Imaging Diagnostic System for Automotive Tires

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Tasso Politopoulos, Chief Scientist
Award Amount: $69,929.00
Abstract:
In this project, an innovative portable thermal imaging diagnostic system will be developed to detect faulty or damaged tires on moving trucks. By investigating and integrating a proposed advanced multispectral imagery processing technology, this projectwill result in an innovative portable thermal… More

Multi-tier Structured, Module-based Data Link Simulator

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Ching-Fang Lin, President
Award Amount: $99,910.00
Abstract:
This proposal is intended to develop a data link simulator which utilizes the latest technologies in software engineering, such as multi-tier structure, component encapsulation, object-orientation. The simulator is a PC based real-time embedded system. Thecore of the system is an embedded PCI board.… More

Intelligent Software Agents for Battlefield

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Ching-Fang Lin, President
Award Amount: $119,903.00
Abstract:
Autonomy technologies are key and revolutionary technologies that are needed to fulfill weapon crew operations on the future digital battlefield. This project develops the intelligent software agents consisting of automation in multi levels, knowledgebase, inference mechanism, and communication. … More

Wide Area GPS/MEMS IMU/Data Link System for Trajectory Determination

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Ching-Fang Lin, President
Award Amount: $99,464.00
Abstract:
The objective of this SBIR Phase I project is to develop and demonstrate an innovative Wide Area GPS/MEMS IMU/Data Link System to provide highly accurate Time-Space-Position Information (TSPI) and attitude information for the measurement of the trajectoryparameters of munitions. GPS (Global… More

Guide for Instructional Design (GuIDe)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Ching-Fang Lin, President
Award Amount: $69,620.00
Abstract:
This project develops an innovative navigation agent software tool, integrated with standards based information management platform, that would simplify the task of NavInfo integration with shipboard navigation and weapons systems networks and that wouldsignificant reduce the cost of managing these… More

Autonomous Docking with the Laser Dynamic Range Imager Optical Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Dr. 1. Pecina, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
This Phase I proposal develops a novel technology to automate the process of docking the Shuttle to the International Space Station (ISS). This technology is based on the Laser Dynamic Range Imager (LDRI) and a cross-plane point tracking algorithm. The LDRI provides the range measurement from the… More

Autonomous Docking with the Laser Dynamic Range Imager Optical Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Dr. 1. Pecina, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $599,830.00
Abstract:
This Phase I proposal develops a novel technology to automate the process of docking the Shuttle to the International Space Station (ISS). This technology is based on the Laser Dynamic Range Imager (LDRI) and a cross-plane point tracking algorithm. The LDRI provides the range measurement from the… More

Intelligent Collision Detection and Warning System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Ching-Fang Lin, President
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
Phase II designs, develops, and delivers Intelligent Collision Detection and Warning System to the U.S. Air Force. The proposed Phase II project is an extension of the Phase I project ¿¿Low Cost Autonomous GPS Based Collision Avoidance System¿¿, and acontinuation of AGNC's efforts in the… More

Intelligent Collision Detection and Warning System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Ching-Fang Lin, President
Award Amount: $748,464.00
Abstract:
Phase II designs, develops, and delivers Intelligent Collision Detection and Warning System to the U.S. Air Force. The proposed Phase II project is an extension of the Phase I project ¿¿Low Cost Autonomous GPS Based Collision Avoidance System¿¿, and acontinuation of AGNC's efforts in the… More

Adaptable Cognitive Decision-Making System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Tasso Politopoulos, Chief Scientist
Award Amount: $64,996.00
Abstract:
The proposed adaptable cognitive decision-making system fuses multiple sensors and provides to commanders with relevant and timely information for controlling military operations. The innovations of this project include: 1) development of a fuzzy logicbased data association algorithm for solving… More

Intelligent Reusable Software Agents for Digital Battlefields

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Tasso Politopoulos, Chief Scientist
Award Amount: $729,797.00
Abstract:
"Phase I demonstrated the feasibility of using the intelligent software agents for information management and engagement decision aids. Phase II will build upon Phase I to develop a general purpose, reusable commercial software product referred to asIntelligent Reusable Software Agents. The… More

Multi Sensor Personnel Identification System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Ching Fang Lin, President
Award Amount: $69,858.00
Abstract:
"The objective of this SBIR Phase I project is to design, fabricate, and evaluate a low cost, small size and lightweight, Multi Sensor Personnel Identification System, based on AGNC's commercial product with AGNC's worldwide pending patents, the AGNCTM-2000CMINU/GPS Palm NavigatorTM. The Palm… More

Coordinates Determination System Based on GPS/IMU Positioning and Acoustic Ranging

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Ching-Fang Lin, President
Award Amount: $69,856.00
Abstract:
"The objective of this project is to design a Coordinates Determination System Based on GPS/IMU Positioning and Acoustic Ranging. This system will provide accurate coordinates of the unexploded ordnance (UXO) in rough terrain where the GPS signals areblocked. AGNC's product, the AGNCT-2000CMIMU/GPS… More

Hyperspectral Remote Sensing Processing Incorporating coremicro IMU and GPS Data

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Ching-Fang Ph.D, President
Award Amount: $69,920.00
Abstract:
The purpose of the proposed Phase II project is to develop AGNC?-2000CIMIU coremicro? IMU/GPS-based hyperspectral remote sensing processing system for spaceborne and airborne in situ data collection systems. This effort will result a high payoff and unique commercial product which features real time… More

Hyperspectral Remote Sensing Processing Incorporating coremicro IMU and GPS Data

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Ching-Fang Ph.D, President
Award Amount: $598,935.00
Abstract:
The purpose of the proposed Phase II project is to develop AGNC?-2000CIMIU coremicro? IMU/GPS-based hyperspectral remote sensing processing system for spaceborne and airborne in situ data collection systems. This effort will result a high payoff and unique commercial product which features real time… More

CONTROL DISPLAY NAVIGATION UNIT(CDNU) INTERFACE FOR FLIGHT SIMULATORS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Ching-Fang Lin, President
Award Amount: $0.00

CONTROL DISPLAY NAVIGATION UNIT(CDNU) INTERFACE FOR FLIGHT SIMULATORS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Ching-Fang Lin, President
Award Amount: $849,314.00

Low cost, Small Size High Performance Navigation System for Micro/Nanosats

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Ching-Fang Lin, PhD, President
Award Amount: $69,962.00
Abstract:
In this project, American AGNC Corporation proposes to develop and demonstrate an innovative !?Low Cost, Small Size High Performance Navigation System!? for small aircraft. The innovative navigation system contains an AHRS system, a pressure altitude sensor, an air data sensor and a relative… More

Network Implementations for Real Time Communication and Data Transfer

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Ching-Fang Lin, PhD, President
Award Amount: $69,962.00
Abstract:
The QoS IP network is widely discussed currently but discussions mainly focus on the level of IP or IPv6. In this proposal, the QoS network is implemented in a different way. An OPC based network is constructed independent of the network hardware layer. The QoS is implemented above the Transport… More

High Speed Information Exchange between Spacecraft Subsystems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Ching-Fang Lin, PhD, President
Award Amount: $69,933.00
Abstract:
The purpose of this project is to develop a novel system to support the high speed information exchange between varies spacecraft subsystems. The structure of this system is based on high speed Local Area Network (LAN) and advanced device server technologies, which have been proved to be… More

Intelligent Cargo Handling Systems Using MEMS IMU/GPS and EO Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Gabriel Udomkesmalee, Program Director
Award Amount: $69,856.00
Abstract:
"This project is aimed at developing a novel motion planning and control system to increase the autonomy and dexterity of cargo handling systems. In Phase I, system architecture, processing/control methodology, component specifications, and performanceanalysis will be carried out. AGNC's… More

Data Fusion Unit for Mid-Air Collision Avoidance System (MCAS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Gabriel Udomkesmalee, Program Director
Award Amount: $69,948.00
Abstract:
"The objective of this project is to investigate, evaluate, and demonstrate the feasibility of a Data Fusion Unit for Mid-Air Collision Avoidance System (MCAS) to merge numerous MCAS data sources. The proposed system will be developed based on AGNC productsand advanced processing techniques… More

Low-Cost Wireless Shipboard Local Area Network Management

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Harlis Brend, Program Director
Award Amount: $66,887.00
Abstract:
"The object of this project is to develop an integrated approach for automatic configuration management of shipboard physical systems and related information by exploiting shipboard wireless local area networks (WLAN). This innovative approach willfacilitate a reduction in total ownership cost by… More

MEMS INS for Pointing and Aiming Control of Large Caliber Indirect Fire Artillery

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Ching-Fang Lin, President
Award Amount: $119,916.00
Abstract:
"The objective of this Phase I project is to design a MEMS based Inertial Navigation System (INS) for pointing and aiming control of large caliber indirect fire artillery using the AGNC-developed microelectromechanical system (MEMS) IMU. In Phase I, first,the hardware and software design of the MEMS… More

Distributed Battlespace Management Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Gabriel Udomkesmalee, Program Director
Award Amount: $69,924.00
Abstract:
"The military battlespace is a complex, dynamic, and open multiagent system requiring timely and distributed information fusion and decision making. The objective of this project is to develop a distributed battlspace management system using the advancedmultiple target tracking, the recursive… More

Reusable MEMS IMU/GPS/EO/RF/Laser Realtime Componentized Testbed for Future Combat System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Ching-Fang Lin, President
Award Amount: $729,861.00
Abstract:
This Phase II project is aimed at developing a novel MEMS IMU/DGPS/EO/RF/Laser sensor system to increase the autonomy and dexterity of the Future Combat System. This effort is a continuation of AGNC's effort in the application of microelectromechanicalsystems (MEMS) technology and vision processing… More

MEMS INS for Pointing and Aiming Control of Large Caliber Indirect Fire Artillery

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Ching-Fang Lin, President
Award Amount: $729,943.00
Abstract:
The objective of the Phase II project is to develop, test and demonstrate a compact and rugged system prototype for pointing/aiming control and ground navigation of large caliber indirect fire artillery. The major tasks of Phase II include the systemhardware fabrication and installation, refinement… More

Low Cost MEMS IMU/GPS Based GN&C Microsystem for Small Launch Vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Ching-Fang Lin, President
Award Amount: $69,972.00
Abstract:
The objective of this SBIR Phase I project is to develop and demonstrate an innovative Low Cost MEMS IMU/GPS Based GN&C Microsystem capable of performing sophisticated guidance, navigation, and control (GN&C) missions for small launch vehicles. Rapidadvances in MEMS (MicroElectronicMechanicalSystem)… More

Imagery Automatic Extraction and Placement System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Ching-Fang Lin, President
Award Amount: $69,778.00
Abstract:
The objective of this project is to develop an imagery automatic extraction and placement system to retrieve and accurately position cultural features on geo-specific terrain. Feature extraction includes noise edge elimination by Gabor filter, edgeextraction, polygon simplification by the Hough… More

Communication Link Enhanced GPS/MEMS IMU Navigation System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Tasso Politopoulos, Chief Scientist
Award Amount: $69,951.00
Abstract:
The objective of this SBIR Phase I project is to investigate and demonstrate the feasibility of a Communication Link Enhanced GPS/MEMS IMU Navigation System for low cost and precision guidance for military and commercial platforms, which are currentlyenvisioned as solely relying on GPS for… More

A Real-Time Information Fusion and Decision Aid System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Lin, President
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
Phase I demonstrated the feasibility of using the integrated Dempster-Shafer (D-S) method and the Quasi-Axiomatic Theory (QAT) for battlespace management decision aids. Phase 1/will build upon Phase I to develop a general purpose, reusable commercialsoftware product referred to as A Real-Time… More

A Real-Time Information Fusion and Decision Aid System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Lin, President
Award Amount: $228,049.00
Abstract:
Phase I demonstrated the feasibility of using the integrated Dempster-Shafer (D-S) method and the Quasi-Axiomatic Theory (QAT) for battlespace management decision aids. Phase 1/will build upon Phase I to develop a general purpose, reusable commercialsoftware product referred to as A Real-Time… More

Multi-agent Information Fusion and Decision Aid for Future Combat System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Ching-Fang Lin, President
Award Amount: $729,988.00
Abstract:
The objective of the Phase II project is to develop a generic multi-agent high-performance real-time decision aid system, in which multi-agent tracking, communication, hybrid system modeling, information fusion and decision aid components can be easily integrated with ARDEC's CDAS (Combat Decision… More

Imagery Automatic Extraction and Placement System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Tasso Politopoulos, Chief Scientist
Award Amount: $749,941.00
Abstract:
This Phase II project is aimed at developing an automatic, imagery based, processing software that allows extraction from and placement of culture features (such as, buildings) in images of a database. Object classification is effected through features based on edges and intensity distribution.… More

Integrated Inertial Stabilization Mechanism for Laser Pointing Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Ching-Fang Lin, President
Award Amount: $99,940.00
Abstract:
The objective of this Phase I project is to design a micro inertial stabilization mechanism with embedded microelectromechanical system (MEMS) sensors, for laser pointing and stabilization. The stabilization mechanism design is based on AGNC-developed MEMS gyro technology and integrates the… More

An Adaptive Data Fusion and Analysis System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Tasso Politopoulos, Chief Scientist
Award Amount: $69,938.00
Abstract:
This project develops an adaptive data fusion and analysis system to intelligently process, analyze, combine, and abstract useful knowledge from heterogeneous test data sources aboard aircraft/ship by integrating evidence theory, fuzzy logic, plausible reasoning, and dynamic probabilistic networks.… More

Innovative Plug and Fight Mission Module Interfaces

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Ching-Fang Lin, President
Award Amount: $69,968.00
Abstract:
The purpose of this project is to develop an innovative plug and fight architecture to support the high speed information exchange between various shipboard command, control and communication subsystems. The structure of this system is based on a very high speed Wireless Local Area Network (Wireless… More

Reconfigurable GPS/MEMS IMU/WAAS/RA Navigation System for UAVs

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Dr. Ching-Fang Lin, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,942.00
Abstract:
Accurate absolute position, velocity, attitude and precise relative navigation are critical capabilities for unmanned air vehicles (UAVs) to improve their autonomy and reduce the mission life-cycle cost. This Phase I project investigates a low cost, miniature reconfigurable autonomous navigation… More

Adaptive Data Fusion and Analysis System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Tasso Politopoulos, Chief Scientist
Award Amount: $427,368.00
Abstract:
This Phase II project is aimed at developing an advanced information fusion system applicable to the test and evaluation environment based on the development and applications of advanced concepts of intelligent processing to data fusion and analysis and decision support systems. The highly demanding… More

Intelligent Mission Planner/Controller for Multiple Manned and Unmanned Autonomous Vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Ching-Fang Lin, President
Award Amount: $69,938.00
Abstract:
The objective of this project is to demonstrate the feasibility of an innovative intelligent autonomous mission planner/controller for networked multiple manned/unmanned autonomous vehicles which is applicable to the Future Combat System (FCS), Future Force Warrior (FFW), and Future SOF systems. The… More

4D GIS-based Virtual Reality for Moving Target Prediction

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Xinhua Cao, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $69,993.00
Abstract:
The objective of this project is to investigate and demonstrate the feasibility of 4D GIS Based Virtual Reality for Moving Target Prediction. The proposed algorithms are based on the geographical information system (GIS) to provide a virtual scenario of moving targets prediction and possible hitting… More

Miniaturized Smart Self-calibration Electronic Pointing Device

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Ching-Fang Lin, President
Award Amount: $69,938.00
Abstract:
The objective of this project is to investigate, evaluate, and demonstrate the feasibility of an innovative Miniaturized Smart Self-calibration Electronic Pointing Device (EPD) for Indirect Fire Weapons applications using the coremicro Palm Navigator, as the mortars azimuth/heading and elevation… More

Integrated Collision Avoidance Enhanced GN&C System for Smart Air Vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Dr. Ching-Fang Lin
Award Amount: $69,985.00
Abstract:
The objective of this SBIR Phase I project is to develop and demonstrate a low cost, lightweight, miniaturized Integrated Collision Avoidance Enhanced GN&C System for Smart Air Vehicles. The proposed system takes advantage of the latest Commercial-Off-the-Shelf (COTS) components, American GNC… More

Wireless Wide Area Networked Precision Geolocation for Combat Decision Aids System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Ching-Fang Lin, President
Award Amount: $119,937.00
Abstract:
The objective of this project is to investigate, evaluate, and demonstrate the feasibility of an innovative Integrated Communication and Wireless Wide Area Networked Precision Geolocation system for generic multi-agent high-performance real-time Combat Decision Aids System (CDAS) for Future Combat… More

Distributed Reconfigurable Intelligent Multifunctional Autonomous Robust Sensor Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Dr. Tasso Politopoulos
Award Amount: $69,978.00
Abstract:
Distributed Reconfigurable Intelligent software agent technologies are key and revolutionary technologies that are needed to fulfill spacecraft autonomy and robustness operations capabilities and functions. The Distributed Reconfigurable Intelligent spacecraft autonomy and robustness system… More

4D GIS-based Virtual Reality for Moving Target Prediction

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Eugene Levin, Program Manager
Award Amount: $729,952.00
Abstract:
The objective of this project is to investigate and demonstrate the feasibility of 4D GIS Based Virtual Reality for Moving Target Prediction. The proposed algorithms are based on the geospatial data and remotely sensed imagery analisys to provide a virtual scenario of moving targets prediction and… More

Miniaturized Smart Self-calibration Electronic Pointing Device

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Ching-Fang Lin, President
Award Amount: $729,978.00
Abstract:
During Phase I AGNC has investigated and proved the feasibility of an innovative configuration of Miniaturized Smart Self-calibration Electronic Pointing Device (EPD) for mortar applications. This innovative EPD configuration uses gyros and accelerometers in a new EPD implementation that produces a… More

Wireless Wide Area Networked Precision Geolocation for Combat Decision Aids System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Ching-Fang Lin, President
Award Amount: $729,952.00
Abstract:
The objective of this project is to produce an Enhanced Wireless Wide Area Networked Precision Geolocation system for the high-performance real-time ARDEC Combat Decision Aids System (CDAS) for the Future Combat System (FCS). This Intelligent Precision geolocation system provides precision… More

Web Based Distributed Coastal Image Analysis System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Dr. Tasso Politopoulos, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,974.00
Abstract:
This project develops Web based distributed image analysis system processing the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) data to provide decision makers or non-specialists with high-quality, environmental scientific information and coastal predictive tools. The system provides the… More

Intelligent Remotely Controlled Weapon Station with Automated Target Hand-off

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Ching-Fang Lin, President
Award Amount: $69,978.00
Abstract:
The objective of this project is to demonstrate an innovative Intelligent Remotely Controlled Weapon Station with automated target hand-off. The purpose of the Remotely Controlled Weapon Station is to get the gunner out of the turret where he is exposed to enemy fire and fragments, and position him… More

Wireless Health Monitoring for Large Arrays of MEMS Sensors and Actuators

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Dr. Ching-Fang Lin, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,983.00
Abstract:
The objective of this Phase I project is to demonstrate an automated on-line structural health monitoring system for aircraft structures using a combination of wireless data acquisition and fault detection filter via a sensing network for vehicle-embedded large arrays of MEMS sensors and actuators.… More

An Innovative Accurate Predictive 3D Terrain Modeling

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Ching-Fang Lin, President
Award Amount: $99,975.00
Abstract:
The U.S. Air Force is looking for innovative technologies providing an autonomous helicopter sensor-display system for brown-out landing conditions. In response AGNC proposes to develop and document an innovative Accurate Predictive 3D Terrain Modeling (AP-3DTM) system and software toolsets. The… More

Multi-Interceptors Multi-Targets (MIMT) Interception System Simulation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Ching-Fang Lin, President
Award Amount: $99,959.00
Abstract:
The U.S. Air Force is seeking innovative technologies to provide a simulation tool for multiple interceptors against multiple targets capable of executing random evasive maneuvers. In response AGNC proposes to develop and document innovative and comprehensive Multi-Interceptors Multi-Targets (MIMT)… More

Adaptive Polyquadratic Algorithms (APA)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Tasso Politopoulos, Chief Scientist
Award Amount: $69,942.00
Abstract:
The U.S. Navy is looking for innovative technologies providing Interpolation Techniques with Minimal Data Density Analysis for Seafloor and Sub-seafloor Characteristics. In response AGNC proposes to develop and document an innovative computationally efficient solution deploying adaptive… More

Integrated Auto-Calibration Self-Contained Target Acquisition Module

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Ching-Fang Lin, President
Award Amount: $69,984.00
Abstract:
The objective of this project is to demonstrate an innovative Integrated Auto-Calibration Self-Contained Target Acquisition Module (referred to as IASTAM in this proposal) for a Handheld Target Location System. In the Phase I of the project, we will test and evaluate a technical approach for the… More

Real-Time Ultra Resolution Navigation System (ReTURNS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Jensen Lin, Program Director
Award Amount: $69,958.00
Abstract:
The U.S. Army is looking for a low-cost navigation system with highly efficient route planning algorithm that provides real-time route planning/re-planning and is capable of deployment within the tactical and logistic vehicles in urban and suburban hostile environments. In the hostile, highly… More

Intelligent Lightweight Remotely Controlled Weapon Station for Small Unmanned Ground Vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Jensen Lin, Program Director
Award Amount: $729,992.00
Abstract:
The objective of this project is to implement and demonstrate a small, lightweight, and affordable Intelligent Remotely Controlled Weapon Station (IRCWS) augmented and integrated with a Robotic Warrior Networked-Centric Tactical Decision Aids System (RWN-TDAS). This integrated IRCWS and RWN-TDAS… More

Collaborative Analysis Simulation Tools for Space Surveillance Network (CAST4SSN)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Ching-Fang Lin, President
Award Amount: $99,969.00
Abstract:
With the increased high interest of the U.S. Air Force in developing the decision assistance tools that can optimize, layer, network, and allow cooperation of the distributed airborne sensors in the space domain and its operations, there is a fundamental need for increased level of automation,… More

Attribute Image Map Fused 3D Web-Objects Technology and Software Toolsets

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Tasso Politopoulos, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
NASA is seeking innovative spatial and visual methods for search analysis and display of scientific data, to aid outreaching of this data to the interested mass-users. To address this need, AGNC proposes to develop innovative Attribute Image Map Fused 3D Web-Objects (AIMFO-3DWO) technology and… More

Robotic Standoff Neck and Spinal Injury Assessment Device

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Research Institution: GEORGETOWN UNIV. HOSPITAL
Principal Investigator: Seong K. Mun, Director
Award Amount: $99,904.00
RI Contact: Elisabeth Crigler
Abstract:
Our long-term objective of this project is to develop an integrated system that is capable of categorizing and managing injured combatants in the field of combat trauma care. In this STTR, however, we focus on developing suitable imaging systems that can triage the combatants who are salvageable,… More

Gyrocompass Modeling and Simulation System (GMSS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Ching-Fang Lin, President
Award Amount: $779,916.00
Abstract:
The Army needs a suite of effective Modeling, Analysis, Simulation, and Evaluation tools for the design, development, implementation and validation of the gyrocompassing based azimuth and attitude determination modules for the FTL systems. The Phase II project is to demonstrate, test, validate, and… More

Health and Maintenance Status Determination and Predictive Fault Diagnosis System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Research Institution: The University of Kansas Center for Research, Inc.
Principal Investigator: Dr. Ching-Fang Lin, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,986.00
RI Contact: N/A
Abstract:
The objective of this project is to demonstrate intelligent health and maintenance status determination and predictive fault diagnosis techniques for NASA rocket engines under online and offline conditions from either on-board or maintenance, test and analytic data. AGNC proposes a Health and… More

Distributed Rocket Engine Testing Health Monitoring System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Tasso Politopoulos, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,988.00
Abstract:
The on-ground and Distributed Rocket Engine Testing Health Monitoring System (DiRETHMS) provides a system architecture and software tools for performing diagnostics and prognostics for supporting NASA's Integrated System Health Management (ISHM) capability for rocket engine testing and ground… More

Robotic System for Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Research Institution: Georgetown University Medical Cente
Principal Investigator: Ching-Fang Lin, President
Award Amount: $99,969.00
RI Contact: Elisabeth Crigler
Abstract:
The objective of this project is to implement and demonstrate a new robotic system enabling Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery (NOTES) that improves surgical care of warfighters and their families. The proposed NOTES system will be used for many military and civilian surgery needs,… More

Reconfigurable Robust Routing for Mobile Outreach Network

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Dr. Ching-Fang Lin, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,985.00
Abstract:
The early lunar network communications involves the use of a variety of communication channels and networks such as IEEE 802.16, Ka-Band and S-Band satellite data-links. The sophisticated environment casts a major challenge to provide a reliable network communications supporting the performance of… More

Multi-Agent Automatic Target and Threat Alert and Cueing System (MAATTACS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Ching-Fang Lin, President
Award Amount: $69,989.00
Abstract:
The US ARMY is seeking Unmanned Systems (UMS) with increased levels of automation, coordination, improved human machine interface and communication networks that enable collaborative engagements across multiple UMS platforms capable of automated and collaborative search and target engagement while… More

Distributed Rocket Engine Testing Health Monitoring System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Tasso Politopoulos, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,991.00
Abstract:
Leveraging the Phase I achievements of the Distributed Rocket Engine Testing Health Monitoring System (DiRETHMS) including its software toolsets and system building blocks, the Phase II project seeks a comprehensive prototyping of the technology. Phase II not only expands the functionality and… More

Advanced Structural Health Monitoring System for Comprehensive Real-Time Vehicle Characterization

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Research Institution: The University of Kansas Center for Research, Inc.
Principal Investigator: Tasso Politopoulos, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,977.00
RI Contact: N/A
Abstract:
In providing an innovative solution to improving information technologies and health management systems, AGNC is proposing a significant technological achievement with the Advanced Structural Health Monitoring System for Comprehensive Real-Time Vehicle Characterization. During in-flight conditions,… More

Robotic System for Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Research Institution: Georgetown University Medical Cente
Principal Investigator: Kevin Cleary, Director – (805) 582-0582
Award Amount: $749,931.00
RI Contact: Elisabeth Crigler
Abstract:
The R-NOTES platform serves as an innovative and unifying system architecture for Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery (NOTES) to be used in both the civilian and military sectors. While NOTES has recently emerged as a logical step beyond laparoscopic methods in minimally invasive… More

Evolutionary Autonomous Health Monitoring System (EAHMS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Research Institution: Penn State University
Principal Investigator: Tasso Politopoulos, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $124,925.00
RI Contact: Barbara Johnson
Abstract:
For supporting NASA's Robotics, Tele-Robotics and Autonomous Systems Roadmap, we are proposing the "Evolutionary Autonomous Health Monitoring System" (EAHMS) for planetary exploration, which will provide an integral flexible diagnostics and prognostics framework by advanced and novel… More

Intelligent Distributed and Ubiquitous Health Management System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Research Institution: Louisiana Tech University
Principal Investigator: Ratsko Selmic, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $124,969.00
RI Contact: Daniel Reneau
Abstract:
American GNC Corporation (AGNC) and Louisiana Tech University (LaTECH) are proposing a breakthrough technology consisting of an innovative system for facilitating the monitoring and management of NASA test facilities (such as rocket engine test stands) and widely distributed support systems (WDSS).… More

Gyrocompassing Based Attitude and Azimuth Determination System Using MEMS Inertial Sensors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Tasso Politopoulos, Chief Scientist – (805) 582-0582
Award Amount: $79,970.00
Abstract:
The objective of this project is to demonstrate the feasibility of a Gyrocompassing Based Attitude and Azimuth Determination System Using MEMS Inertial Sensors. This attitude and azimuth determination system can be used in a handheld laser range finder for providing targeting capability for… More

Autonomous Intelligent Store Tracker Sensor (AISTS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Tasso Politopoulos, Chief Scientist – (805) 582-0582
Award Amount: $149,904.00
Abstract:
To support U.S. Navy mission readiness for carriage life monitoring and dynamic event tracking of external stores, AGNC is proposing an autonomous vibration-based system that performs event detection and identification (EDI). The AISTS builds on state-of-the-art spectrum data analysis, embedded low… More

A Miniature Pointing and Tracking Isolation Platform

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Tasso Politopoulos, Chief Scientist
Award Amount: $124,960.00
Abstract:
The objective of this project is to demonstrate the feasibility of a miniature, MEMS IMU based, accurate isolation and stabilization system for beam pointing of a laser designator. Inertial stabilization and relative attitude control are the two key elements constituting the proposed accurate… More

Landing Zones Identification (LZI)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Tasso Politopoulos, Chief Scientist – (805) 582-0582
Award Amount: $149,994.00
Abstract:
The objective of this project is to provide the Office of the Secretary of Defense a landing zones determination system for small autonomous air vehicles. The AGNC approach involves the use of EO sensors to effect video data collection and processing for determination of scene constituent elements… More

Graphical Evolutionary Hybrid Neuro-Observer (GNeuroObs) System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Tasso Politopoulos, Chief Scientist – (805) 582-0582
Award Amount: $149,992.00
Abstract:
The core project objective is to demonstrate the Graphical Evolutionary Hybrid Neuro-Observer (GNueroObs) System in conducting complex system workflow analysis for visualizing the interaction between components and subsystems. This software tool provides a state-of-the-art systems analysis framework… More

Autonomous Intelligent Store Tracker Sensor (AISTS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Tasso Politopoulos, Chief Scientist – (805) 582-0582
Award Amount: $749,981.00
Abstract:
The objective of Phase II is to provide a device capable of measuring, correlating, and logging a wide range of dynamic events for external store carriages and that is accompanied by a mobile data retrieval/logging tool and base station analysis software. For achieving this, AGNC is providing the… More

Neuro-Cognitive Maintenance Support System for Legacy INS in Submarines

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Tasso Politopoulos, Chief Scientist – (805) 582-0582
Award Amount: $79,994.00
Abstract:
The overall goal of the Neuro-Cognitive Maintenance Support System for Legacy INS in Submarines (NeuroCm-INS) is to optimize INS maintenance operations by determining the most likely corrective actions with the use of enhanced diagnostic technologies. At one level, novel technologies are used for… More