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Company Information:

Name: AMHERST SYSTEMS, INC.
Address: 30 Wilson Road
Buffalo, NY 14221
Located in HUBZone: No
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
URL: N/A
Phone: N/A

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $3,133,474.00 48
SBIR Phase II $15,020,434.00 20

Award List:

ECM EFFECTIVENESS ASSESSMENT CONCEPT STUDY

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1983 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $46,951.00

ECM EFFECTIVENESS ASSESSMENT CONCEPT STUDY

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1985 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $247,596.00
Abstract:
Information which can be measured by the electronic warfare system is available to determine in realtime the effectiveness of ecm techniques agains many ati-ship capable missiles. missile characteristics and ecm techniques will be examined to identify the measurables. data utilization schemes will… More

TACTICS AND EQUIPMENT EVALUATION (TEEVAL)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1985 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $50,000.00

TACTICS AND EQUIPMENT EVALUATION (TEEVAL)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $655,000.00
Abstract:
The project will define the capabilities and determine the cost to develop a transportable, realtime dynamic simulator system with the following features: a) dense, pulse-by-pulse environment; b) c3 system models for both attacker and defender forces; c) interactive participation of up to e.g., 6… More

IR/EO TARGET GENERATION CONCEPTS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr Edward G Eberl
Award Amount: $50,000.00

SOFTWARE ENGINEERING FOR NON-VON NEUMANN ARCHITECTURES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Cesar bandera
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
Current computer system applications feature continually increasing computational resource requirements which have become unfeasible or unrealizeable using conventional von neumann uniprocessor techniques. non-von neumann architectures featuring multiple processing elements offer solutions that… More

IR/EO TARGET GENERATION CONCEPTS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr Edward G Eberl
Award Amount: $688,000.00
Abstract:
Major improvements are required in simulation test systems in order to test integrated sensor systems that combine rf, infrared and electro-optical sensors. rf environment simulators can now generate emissions associated with major combat scenarios. no equivalent capability exists to generate large… More

NEW CONCEPTS AND INNOVATIONS FOR AERONAUTICAL SYSTEMS/SUBSYSTEMS: SUPPRESSOR ENVIRONMENT CHARACTERIZER

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Cesar bandera
Award Amount: $78,000.00
Abstract:
Accurate rf environment characterization is required to produce realistic requirements for ew systems. the suppressor environment characterizer will integrate the suppressor c3 operation and decision model with a state-of-the-art pulse model to produce the data necessary to analyze the rf… More

DEVELOPMENT OF INTERACTIVE THREATS FOR COMBAT MISSION SIMULATION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Cesar bandera
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
Training for modern tactical combat missions requires the real time simulation of multiple and diversified reactive coordinated threats. current threat simulation methodologies and systems ... to meet this requirement in four ways: 1) lack of diversity in simulateable threat types, 2) inadequate… More

TRANSPORTABLE RF SIMULATOR FOR ELECTRONIC SUPPORT MEASURE (ESM)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Edward J Bialek
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
The proposed study will generate performance and design specifications for an rf subsystem to be added to the training and maintenance system (trams). preliminary guidelines for the proposed design efforts are (a) an instantaneous emitter capacity of up to 150 emitters (b) 2-18 ghz frequency… More

THREAT IDENTIFICATION ERROR REDUCTION TECHNIQUES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Philip T Glinski
Award Amount: $60,634.00
Abstract:
A teo-phase investigation of techniques for improving the confidence level of emitter detection and identification in electronic warfare systems is proposed. phase i will concentrate on the development of low level image processing techniques applied to histogrammed radar warning receiver pulse data… More

TACTICAL C(3)I SYSTEMS/SUBSYSTEMS: TAC BRAWLER/AASPEM COMPARISON

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Cesar Bandera
Award Amount: $69,800.00
Abstract:
Of specific interest to the u.s. air force is the simulation of few versus few air-to-air engagements to evaluate new designs for weapon systems, aerodynamics and tactics. a digital model with this capability would have to satisfy the requirements of the individual air force applications, including… More

NEW CONDEPTS AND INNOVATIONS FOR AERONAUTICAL SYSTEMS/SUBSYSTEMS: DIGITAL RF MEMORY OPERATIONAL CONTROL TECHNIQUES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: David A Macaluso
Award Amount: $61,057.00
Abstract:
An increasingly important requirement in ecm jammer systems is coherent reception of threat signals, precise manipulation of the waveform and retransmission back to the threat for purposes of deception. the drfm (digital rf memory) is one particular type of storage device which makescoherent jamming… More

NEW CONCEPTS AND INNOVATIONS FOR AERONAUTICAL SYSTEMS/SUBSYSTEMS: SUPPRESSOR/ACE INTEGRATION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: David A Macaluso
Award Amount: $50,000.00

FOVEAL MACHINE VISION SYSTEMS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Cesar Banders
Award Amount: $59,980.00

FOVEAL MACHINE VISION SYSTEMS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Cesar Banders
Award Amount: $569,000.00
Abstract:
Military applications of computer vision systems require orders of magnitude improvement in capacity and speed over current system performance. the principle obstacles to higher performance are: the large amounts of image data to be processed; imagers unoptimized for the vision tasks (target… More

TESTING OF SHIPBOARD EW EQUIPMENT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr Edward G Eberl
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
An electronic warfare verification test set (ewvts) is described which can be used to quickly and reliably verify the operation of shipboard ecm and esm systems. the ewvts is comprised of the following major elements: (a) signal generation subsystem, (b) high power amplifier, (c) antenna with… More

MULTISPECTRUM GUIDANCE TARGET GENERATOR (MSGTG)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Joseph Fritz
Award Amount: $69,500.00
Abstract:
A multispectrum guidance target generation (msgtg) system is proposed which will provide dynamic, high fidelity stimulus to dual mode seekers. the msgtg will support development of seeker systems comprised of an active rf subsystem and a two spectrum infrared subsystem. the msgtg will provide… More

MULTISPECTRAL TARGET GENERATOR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Joseph Fritz
Award Amount: $69,500.00
Abstract:
The multispectral target generation system (mstg) is proposed which will provide dynamic, high-fidelity stimulus to dual mode seekers. the mstg will support test and evaluation of anti-air missile systems which employ active rf and two spectrum ir seeker systems. the mstg will provide multispectral… More

NEW CONCEPTS AND INNOVATIONS FOR AERONAUTICAL SYSTEMS/SUBSYSTEMS: SUPPRESSOR/ACE INTEGRATION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: David A Macaluso
Award Amount: $820,765.00
Abstract:
Theater-level mission analysis computer models are generally runtime efficient, yet lack the capability of modeling events in detail. in most scenarios, certain event outcomes are highly sensitive to detailed modeling parameters not available in the theather-level model. a solution to this problem… More

RECONFIGURABLE, REAL-TIME, COHERENT RADAR SIMULATOR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Edward J Bialek , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
There currently exists only limited capabilities to measure the degreeof performance degradation emposed on a board range of threat radar systems by friendly electronic warfare countermeasure systems in a dynamic, realistic, and reconfigureable manner. the amherst systems reconfigurable radar… More

MULTIPLE AIRCRAFT RANGE DISPLAY SYSTEM

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Robert J Meidenbauer , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
This sbir phase i effort will provide a basis for the development of an inexpensive, software-based, extensible multiple aircraft range display system. this system will have a modular design, and make useof commercially available graphics workstations. in addition, whenever possible, the system… More

AVIATION TARGET SIMULATION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Joseph V Fritz , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,174.00
Abstract:
Amherst systems proposes to investigate technology for a dynamic target generator capable of simulating correlated infrared, ultraviolet, millimeter wave, optical and acoustic sensor stimulation. the simulator will be based on the amherst systems infrared scene generator (irsg), combat… More

AN INTERACTIVE COMPUTER PROGRAM FOR DECEPTION AND CAMOUFLAGE EVALUATION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Robert H Giza , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $59,533.00
Abstract:
Amherst systems proposes to develop an expandable and reconfigurable software framework for target visualization which will improve the design and evaluation of camouflage measures and decoys. the objective of the proposed effort is to provide the army with an interactive tool for the subjective… More

BIOLOGICAL SIGNAL PROCESSING: MULTIACUITY VISION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Cesar Bandera , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
A fundamental problem in machine vision for dynamic scenario applications is the trade-off between sensor field-of-view (fov), sensor acuity, and the overwhelming amount of sensor data which must be processed, limiting overall system, performance. typically, features to be resolved in a scene are… More

ADVANCED AI TECHNIQUES FOR MULTIACUITY ATR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr Cesar Banders , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $50,000.00

DIGITAL INTERFACE BETWEEN MULTISPECTRAL FORCE LAYDOWN AND MULTISPECTRAL ENVIRONMENT GENERATOR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: David A Macaluso , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $59,995.00

ADVANCED AI TECHNIQUES FOR MULTIACUITY ATR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr Cesar Banders , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $2,364,504.00
Abstract:
A fundamental problem in automatic target recognition (atr) is the overwhelming amount of sensor data which must be processed. many advanced atr algorithms which reduce the false alarm rate cannot be executed in real time due to computational complexity. this limits overall system performance. in… More

DIGITAL INTERFACE BETWEEN MULTISPECTRAL FORCE LAYDOWN AND MULTISPECTRAL ENVIRONMENT GENERATOR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: David A Macaluso , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $435,788.00
Abstract:
A method of conveniently adopting existing scenario laydowns to a form compatible with existing multispectral simulator will allow facilities such as the cecom center for ew/rsta to quickly and economically configure test scenarios. numerous "blessed" multispectral laydowns exist that could be… More

ATTENTION IN ACTIVE VISION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Cesar Bandera
Award Amount: $52,276.00
Abstract:
An attention mechanism can influence system behavior and performance only to the extent in which system resources are allocatable. a key visual system resource is acuity, and yet this resource is fixed in conventional uniform acuity machine vision. features to be resolved by active vision are… More

SIMULATOR NETWORKING

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Douglas C. Reif
Award Amount: $53,030.00

PROGRAMMABLE EMITTER SIGNATURE GENERATION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Harold J. Screven
Award Amount: $48,184.00

PROGRAMMABLE EMITTER SIGNATURE GENERATION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Harold J. Screven
Award Amount: $749,544.00
Abstract:
A key area of laboratory test capabilities that needs improvement is the simulation of realworld corruption on radar signals, and the imperfections in pulse generaton generic to all radar systems. two primary requirements are the simulation of multipath phenomena and unintentional intrapulse… More

SIMULATOR NETWORKING

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Douglas C. Reif
Award Amount: $1,899,108.00
Abstract:
Amherst systems proposes to interface simnet to the integrated test bed (itb) facility cockpit simulator at the avionics laboratory at wright laboratories, wright-patterson afb. the avionics laboratory is the air force research laboratory for advanced avionics concepts, and it strives for the… More

FLASER Simulation Environment Development

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Robert Giza
Award Amount: $48,059.00
Abstract:
The Flaser system engineering program scheduled for commencement in FY93, integrates a forward looking IR (FLIR) sensor and laser radar (ladar) for improved airborne targeting. The proposed effort supports the integration of passive IR and closed-loop active IR scene generation capabilities with the… More

Coating Design and Evaluation Model

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Robert H. Giza
Award Amount: $49,815.00
Abstract:
The development of paints and coatings is characterized by trial and error formulation of various pigment and binder combinations. A need exist for an analytical tool which permits the controlled variation of fundamental coating properties and prediction of the resulting reflectance. Amherst Systems… More

Reconfiguratble, Realtime RWR (R3WR) Simulator

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: David Hughes
Award Amount: $57,242.00

Reconfiguratble, Realtime RWR (R3WR) Simulator

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: David Hughes
Award Amount: $187,500.00
Abstract:
This proposal describes a basic research effort to establish the feasibility of a cost-effective, modular, high-fidelity, reconfigurable, realtime simulator of radar warning receivers. An open architecture, multi-processor design for the simulator is proposed which will allow individual EW… More

FOVEAL MACHINE VISION FOR MOBILE ROBOTS USING AGENT-BASED GAZE CONTROL

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Cesar Bandera
Award Amount: $64,996.00
Abstract:
An attention mechanism can influence system behavior and performance only to the extent in which system resources are allocatable. a key robot visual system resource is acuity, and yet this is fixed in conventional uniform acuity machine vision; regions with little or no relevance to the robot's… More

ADVANCED SYSTEMS AND TECHNOLOGIES FOR FUTURE NAVAL WARFARE HIERARCHICAL FOVEAL MACHINE VISION SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT FOR ATR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Cesar Bandera
Award Amount: $69,927.00

Hierarchical foveal algorithm development for ATR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Cesar Bandera
Award Amount: $69,563.00

Foveal Extra-vehicular Activity Helper-Retriever

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Cesar Bandera
Award Amount: $64,996.00

Foveal Extra-vehicular Activity Helper-Retriever

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Cesar Bandera
Award Amount: $599,919.00
Abstract:
A key robot visual system resource is acuity, and yet this is fixed in conventional uniform acuity machine vision; regions with little or no relevance to the robot's mission are sampled at the same resolution as key features, occupying valuable signal bandwidth and computational resources,… More

High Fidelity Low Noise Dense RF Radar Threat Environment Simulator

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: R. Larry Robinson
Award Amount: $75,000.00
Abstract:
Current radar environment simulators do not have sufficient capability to stimulate the next generation EC and ESM receivers. These new receivers will have sensitivity levels that are significantly below the noise floor capabilities of current simulators. This proposal examines a variety of… More

Multispectral Fusion Techniques

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: John Doughtie
Award Amount: $79,975.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will integrate a FLIR model (GT-Visit), a Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) model (XPatch), representative FLIR classification algorithms, and representative SAR classification algorithms along with the development of decision fusion algorithms to… More

Model Integration through Intelligent Data Parsing and Management

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Gary A. Whitted
Award Amount: $78,977.00
Abstract:
The proliferation of both real-time and non-real time legacy models has produced a genuine problem with integrating these models effectively. Automated integration is required to permit the analyst to focus on performance and cost effectiveness analysis instead of cumbersome data manipulation. The… More

Visual Attention for Foveal Machine Vision

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr. Cesar Bandera
Award Amount: $79,990.00
Abstract:
An attention mechanism can influence system behavior and performance only to the extent in which system resources are allocatable. A key visual resource is acuity, which is fixed in conventional uniform acuity machine vision. Foveal vision features imagers with graded acuity coupled with context… More

Hierarchical foveal algorithm development for ATR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Cesar Bandera
Award Amount: $618,652.00
Abstract:
Foveal active vision features imaging sensors and signal processing with graded acuity coupled with context sensitive gaze control, analogous to that prevalent throughout vertebrate vision. Foveal vision operates more efficiently in dynamic scenarios thatn uniform acuity vision because resolution is… More

Avionics Wind Tunnel Concept

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Douglas Reif
Award Amount: $79,995.00

ADVANCED SYSTEMS AND TECHNOLOGIES FOR FUTURE NAVAL WARFARE HIERARCHICAL FOVEAL MACHINE VISION SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT FOR ATR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Cesar Bandera
Award Amount: $499,956.00
Abstract:
A fundamental problem in automatic target recognition (ATR) is the overwhelming amount of sensor data which must be processed. Target features are localized within the field-of-view (FOV) of the imaging sensor. Uniformly sampling within the FOV is thuus inappropriate, regions with little or no… More

Avionics Wind Tunnel Concept

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Douglas Reif
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
Wright Laboratory is developing the Avionics Wind Tunnel (AWT) to address current and future avionics system testing needs. Future testing will be characterized by the requirement to provide sensor inputs from many sources for the highly integrated avionics systems being developed. To achieve… More

Separable Platform Glint/Cross Polarization Target Signature Modeled RF Augmenter

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Harold Screven
Award Amount: $69,906.00
Abstract:
Target drone aircraft cannot realistically simulate the target signature of a variety of airborne targets. To increase the effectiveness of target drone aircraft, the opportunity exists to augment the radar signature in order to provide an enhanced target return with user defined characteristics. … More

A Hybrid Approach for Real-Time Target Detection/Recognition and Tracking

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Cesar Bandera/ Fenglei Du
Award Amount: $69,316.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I program will investigate the feasibility of a hybrid approach for real-time target recognition and tracking. Real-time target detection/recognition and tracking are essential for a large number of defense and commercial applications. Particlarly for… More

Low Cost Multiacuity Sensor for Active Foveal Vision

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Sugata Chosal
Award Amount: $69,993.00

Universal Programmable (Computer to IR Sensor) Interface - UPI

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Brian E. O'toole
Award Amount: $99,933.00

Avionics Simulation Development

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: James Fuller
Award Amount: $99,911.00

SBIR Phase I: Spherical Pointing Actuator

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Cesar Bandera
Award Amount: $74,542.00

Instrumentation for Digital Radio Frequency Memory (DRFM) Research

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Harold Screven
Award Amount: $98,886.00

Avionics Simulation Development

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: James Fuller
Award Amount: $729,389.00
Abstract:
Avionics simulation is an enabling technology for developing advanced integrated avionics. Avionics simulation consists of both digital models and hardware in the loop simulators. Multi-spectral sensor capabilities combined with information fusion is evolving integrated systems for real-time… More

Instrumentation for Digital Radio Frequency Memory (DRFM) Research

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Harold Screven
Award Amount: $922,100.00
Abstract:
To advance DRFM technology, instrumentation is required to facilitate an understanding of DRFM performance requirements, capabilities, and implementation trade-offs. It is highly desirable that the requirements, capabilities, and trade-offs be evaluated in the context of a total EW system,… More

Universal Programmable (Computer to IR Sensor) Interface - UPI

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Brian E. O'toole
Award Amount: $693,220.00
Abstract:
The test and evaluation of IR/EO sensor systems in a laboratory or an installed system test facility requires real-time high fidelity IR/EO simulation and stimulation technology. The simulation of IR/EO threat environment is provided by real-time IR/EO scene generation systems. These systems… More

Low Cost Multiacuity Sensor for Active Foveal Vision

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Sugata Chosal
Award Amount: $599,968.00
Abstract:
Foveal sensors with graded acuity coupled with context sensitive gaze control are highly optimized for active vision applications in scenarios with localized relevance, compared to uniform acuity passive/active vision systems. Foveal sensors are computationally motivated and at the same time… More

Hierarchical Target Detection/Recognition for Foveal Vision

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Fenglei L. Du
Award Amount: $99,992.00
Abstract:
Robust and scale/rotation/aspect-invariant target detection/recognition is of great importance for image based sensing platforms to be used for guidance applications. This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I program will investigate the feasibility of a hierarchical target… More

Image Generator Frame to Frame Update Post Processor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Robert H. Giza
Award Amount: $69,087.00
Abstract:
Amherst Systems proposes to develop a real-time scene generation capability which combines the advantages of both geometry-based and image-based rendering systems. This capability shall be provided by extending the current capabilities of Amherst Systems' Real-Time Infrared Scene Simulator… More

Distributed EMCON and Frequency Plan Performance Monitor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: John A. Rundle
Award Amount: $68,461.00
Abstract:
This proposal describes a study to design an automated EMCON Management System to enable ship and force elements to better coordinate sensors and operate without inadvertent loss of tactical advantage to unfriendly forces. The study approach separates the radar and communication elements of the … More

SBIR Phase I: Spherical Pointing Actuator

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Cesar Bandera
Award Amount: $299,970.00

Two Degree-Of-Freedom Spherical Pointing Actuator

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Cesar Bandera , MANAGER
Award Amount: $67,298.00

Reconfigurable Multiresolution Targeting System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Fenglei L. Du
Award Amount: $690,455.00
Abstract:
Robust and scale/rotation/aspect-invariant target detection/recognition is of great importance for image based sensing platforms to be used for guidance applications. This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I program will investigate the feasibility of a hierarchical target… More