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Company Information:

Company Name:
The Athena Group, Inc.
Address:
408 West University Avenue
Suite 306
Gainesville, FL
Phone:
(352) 373-5182
URL:
EIN:
592724492
DUNS:
362312290
Number of Employees:
21
Woman-Owned?:
No
Minority-Owned?:
No
HUBZone-Owned?:
No

Commercialization:

Has been acquired/merged with?:
N/A
Has had Spin-off?:
N/A
Has Had IPO?:
N/A
Year of IPO:
N/A
Has Patents?:
N/A
Number of Patents:
N/A
Total Sales to Date $:
$ 0.00
Total Investment to Date $
$ 0.00
POC Title:
N/A
POC Name:
N/A
POC Phone:
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POC Email:
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Narrative:
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Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $3,385,695.00 40
SBIR Phase II $5,690,649.00 10

Award List:

"HIGH PERFORMANCE SIGNAL PROCESSING"

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$40,000.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
The digital signal processing (dsp) industry supplies essential tools and technology to a host of defense and civilian end-users. dsp products are found in many fields including communications, audio, video, automation, geophysical, medical, and radar/sonar applications. however, many critically… More

PENPAD-BASED COMPUTER-AIDED INSTRUCTION

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$55,591.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Glenn Zelniker , Principal Investigator
Abstract:
There is mounting evidence that our secondary mathematics and science educational delivery system is in a state of crisis. the problems are profound and seemingly endless. while it is axiomatic that our educational infrastructure needs to be rebuilt, it is also self-evident that the issues of cost,… More

FRONT END SIGNAL PROCESSOR

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$55,481.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Glenn S Zelniker , Principal Investigator
Abstract:
The ability to move c3 capabilities forward (toward the sensor groups) in a defense signal and image processing system is critical for tactical and logistical reasons. currently, the existing technology base is incapable of achieving this fusion due to speed, power, packaging, and power conflicts.… More

ATHENA SENSOR ARITHMETIC PROCESSOR (ASAP)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,770.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Glenn Zelniker, Ph.d.
Abstract:
Future military systems will have an increasing need to achieve a higher and more complete level of sensor fusion than currently exists. the rationale for ssnsor fusion is generally well accepted and relates to performance, reliability, modularity, and extensibility. it is now desired to integrate… More

A NEW DIGITAL MODULATION TECHNOLOGY

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,967.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Glenn Zelniker, Ph.d.
Abstract:
Direct digital modulation for hardware-in-the-loop simulations of airborne radar systems is currently digital multiplier limited. A digital multiplier technology which can support 8-bit modulation rates of at least 250 MHz with a maximun incurred signal delay of 100 nanoseconds is required. To… More

Diagnostic Aid for the Early Detection of Breast Cancers

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,997.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Michael P. Lewis
Abstract:
Mammography's role in the detection of breast cancer is well known. Although more accurate than other existing techniques, mammography's general inability to detect small tumors and other features motivates our study of the Mammograph Display System [MDS]. The MDS is based on the application of… More

ATHENA CELLULAR TELEPHONE

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$65,000.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Michael P Lewis
Abstract:
The cellular telephone industry has greatly expanded its user community since its introduction in the united states only ten years ago, and it continues to develop rapidly. it is axiomatic that system costs, reliability, and performance can be improved through the use of high bandwidth, highly… More

PENtagon: A Computer-Based Simulator and Emulator

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$85,849.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Michael Lewis
Abstract:
N/a

VERY HIGH SPEED SIGNAL PROCESSOR (VHSSP)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$56,181.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Gin-kou Ma
Abstract:
N/a

VERY HIGH SPEED SIGNAL PROCESSOR (VHSSP)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$163,021.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Gin-kou Ma
Abstract:
We will provide expert research in the problem of defining the very high-speed signal processor (vhssp) opportunities into the year 2000 and beyond. the study will integrate the expertise of national signal processing leaders and radc personnel to define potential strengths and weaknesses in the… More

PENtagon: A Computer-Based Simulator and Emulator

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$252,183.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Michael Lewis
Abstract:
The mission of the modern mobile and fast response defense forces can only be fulfilled provided there exists a cadre of well qualified electronic technicians. It is therefore incumbent on the DOD to develop both field-portable instrumentation and effective training methods. The newly emerging field… More

Wireless Communications for Mobile Robotic Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,996.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Michael P. Lewis
Abstract:
In the future, autonomous reconnaissance and surveillance tactical robotics systems (TRS) will operate individually or collectively to support a host of tasks in a continually changing environment. Advances in registration technology (e.g., GPS) will accurately locate the robot in space.… More

Quiescent: A Wavelet De-Noising System

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$68,560.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Michael P. Lewis
Abstract:
The removal of noise from complicated signals and images is a fundamentally important problem. Traditional methods, based on classical adaptive communication theory, have limited ability when presented with complex signals and images. Wavelets have recently been proposed as a potentially useful… More

LORD KELVIN--COMPUTER BASED SCIENCE LEARNING

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$93,408.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
N/a

David: A Core-Based Digital Signal Processor

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Jonathon Mellott
Abstract:
Digital signal processing (DSP), a multiply-accumulate (MAC) intensive technology, is revolutionizing defense planning systems. The next generation of missile systems will have a high DSP content, undoubtedly based on cell-based integrated circuits (CBICs) along with an integrating electronic… More

Viligent: A Conditional-Based Maintenance Technology for Turbomachines

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$75,000.00
Agency:
DOC
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
N/a

An FFT/Correlation Accelerator Technology (FCAT)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$65,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Jonathon Mellott
Abstract:
N/a

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$750,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Jonathon Mellott
Abstract:
N/a

ATHENA MAMMOGRAPHIC TECHNOLOGY

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$125,000.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Iztok Koren
Abstract:
Not Available There is a need for a portable X-Ray System with appropriate software that can be used to document failure initiation and propagation on lap joints and joints with woven inserts. This system could be used to validate analytical and numerical failure analysis predictions. Additionally,… More

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$65,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Jonathon D. Mellott, Research Scientist
Abstract:
N/a

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$0.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Michael P. Lewis
Abstract:
N/a

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$338,838.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Michael P. Lewis
Abstract:
N/a

A Low Power FFT/IFFT for GPS Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Jonathon Mellott, Chief Technical Officer
Abstract:
The Athena Group will develop an innovative, low-power, fast Fourier transform (FFT) processor for use in mitigating both intentional and unintentional narrowband jamming and interference in handheld global positioning system (GPS) receivers. Athena'sadvanced digital signal processing (DSP)… More

Advanced Secure Compression and Processing

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$68,970.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Jonathon D. Mellott, Chief Technology Officer
Abstract:
"This Phase I SBIR project will develop an innovative, high-performance, secure processing architecture for system-on-a-chip (SoC) devices used in defense electronics systems. Athena's security technology will integrate compression and encryption, andenable end-to-end secure processing in advanced… More

SBIR/STTR Phase I: Wireless Infrastructure Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will evaluate a technology capable of meeting the demands of future mobile wireless information systems. The fundamental challenge facing designers of the physical layer of mobile networking solutions is to improve speed, precision, and power… More

ADEPT: Athena Digital Excision Processor Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,999.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Jonathan Mellott, Chief Technology Officer
Abstract:
"The Athena Group, Inc. will develop an innovative, low-power, fast Fourier transform (FFT) and inverse FFT (IFFT) processor for use in mitigating both intentional and unintentional narrowband jamming and interference in handheld global positioning system(GPS) receivers. Athena's advanced digital… More

Peregrine: A High-Precision, High-Speed Analog to Digital Converter

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Michael P. Lewis, Principal Engineer
Abstract:
"Mobile wireless communication systems designers face the challenge of increasing the digital content of their solutions. Digital processing begins with the first analog-to-digital converter (ADC), which ideally is as close to the antenna as possible. Atpresent, however, existing ADC technology… More

ADEPT: Athena Digital Excision Processor Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$750,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Jonathon D. Mellott, Chief Technology Officer
Abstract:
The Athena Group will implement an innovative, low-power fast Fourier transform (FFT), digital excision filter (DEF), and inverse FFT (IFFT) processor for use in mitigating both intentional and unintentional narrowband jamming and interference in handheldglobal positioning system (GPS) receivers.… More

SBIR Phase I: Next Generation Fast Fourier Transform-Based Instrumentation

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Michael Lewis
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project offers a solution to the fundamental challenge facing the designers of the physical layer of diagnostic systems and scientific instruments. Many of these instruments currently monitor and analyze signals and systems in … More

InCipher: A Reconfigurable Processor for Cryptographic Protection of Software Binaries

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$70,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Jonathon D. Mellott, Chief Technology Officer
Abstract:
Athena's response to the challenge of creating a high-quality instruction set cipher that does not substantially impact the performance of the native processor is called InCipher. Use of InCipher enabled processors will harden the software binaries againstreverse engineering and unauthorized use by… More

Empower Math Project (EMP)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency:
ED
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
The Phase I Empower Math Project (EMP) will result in a technology capable of delivering authentic, engaging, and relevant mathematics studies and understanding to a 9-12 grade audience. EMP is the result of fusing two existing complementary computer-based learning systems, developed by the… More

Field Programmable Gate Array Based Channelizer

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Michael P. Lewis, Principal Engineer
Abstract:
This SBIR Phase I project, called the Athena Channelizer Technology 1, or ACT1, involves the innovation and evaluation of a new channelizer technology that will meet the needs of Department of Defense Transformational Communications program. Transformational communications is part of the military's… More

ACT1: Advanced Channelizer Array Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$750,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Michael Lewis, Principal Engineer
Abstract:
This SBIR Phase II project, called the Athena Channelizer Technology 1, or ACT1, involves the realization of a new channelizer technology that will meet the needs of Department of Defense Transformational Communications program. Transformational communications is part of the military's overhaul of… More

Hardware-Based Anti-Tamper Techniques

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$730,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Jonathon D. Mellott, Chief Technology Officer
Abstract:
To meet the challenge of preventing or delaying the reverse engineering or compromise of U.S. developed technologies embedded in U.S. Army weapon systems, Athena proposes a comprehensive framework for the design of custom single-chip secure processors. This framework will enable designers to rapidly… More

Hardware-Based Anti-Tamper Techniques

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$120,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Jonathon D. Mellott, Chief Technology Officer
Abstract:
To meet the challenge of preventing or delaying the reverse engineering or compromise of U.S. developed technologies embedded in U.S. Army weapon systems, Athena proposes a comprehensive framework for the design of custom single-chip secure processors. This framework will enable designers to rapidly… More

Dynamic Broadband RF Spectrometer

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$70,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Michael P. Lewis, Principal Engineer
Abstract:
The need for intelligent management of an extremely crowded RF spectrum is of critical importance to the military. To meet the demand for information throughput, true real-time spectrum management with dynamic band reallocation is required. A world-class digital RF broadband spectral analyzer is… More

DHS Centers of Excellence Science Fair Projects

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency:
DHS
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
DHS is committed to strengthening interest in science and technology (SandT) studies and career choices, and in elevating SandT understanding within various populations. One of the expected learning facilitators is a wealth of contemporary scientific information and discoveries emanating from DHS… More

Information Assurance and Anti-Tamper System Level Protection

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,999.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator:
Jonathon D. Mellott, Chief Technology Officer
Abstract:
The "smart dust" micro-radio concept developed by DARPA provides an outstanding demonstration of the potential of distributed micro-sensor networks connected by low-power radio frequency (RF) data links in a self-organizing network. Distributed micro-sensor and control networks are poised to become… More

Teacher's iPod

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): This SBIR Phase I project defines and implements a new class of technology-enabled science and environmental health science (EHS) 9-12 teacher support. The proposed innovation is called Teachers iPod or TiP. The goals o f TiP are to: (1) prepare teachers to be… More

Universal Radio Frequency (RF) Communications Transceiver

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$67,447.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Michael Lewis, Principal Engineer
Abstract:
The Joint Tactical Radio System is projected to form the future military communications link that enables every echelon access to vital information. The JTRS credo is to embrace software defined radio (SDR) in order to enable communications between disparate systems using a common platform. Adapting… More

Tamper-proof Protection of Critical Combat Ammunit

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$70,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Jonathon D. Mellott, Chief Technology Officer
Abstract:
Advanced ammunition projectiles use a variety of advanced fuzing and guidance technologies. Since current implementations of these technologies are not tamper resistant, these technologies are export controlled to prevent reverse engineering and/or countermeasures development by adversaries. Due to… More

DHS Centers of Excellence Science Fair Projects

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$750,000.00
Agency:
DHS
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
DHS Centers of Excellence provide exceptional contemporary scientific information and discoveries. The K-12 learning community could benefit from access to these resources. Athena has identified a strategy/technology that overcomes the problems associated with converting DHS content into learning… More

Compact Type 1 Space Encryption Hardware

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
Space systems routinely employ cryptographic protection of their communications links. This is necessary, not only to protect the confidentiality and integrity of information transmitted by or via a spacecraft, but also to protect command and control functions for the spacecraft. Cryptographic… More

SBIR Phase I: Green Engineering Magnet (GEM) Project

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$150,000.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I research project proposes to research and develop GEM (Green Engineering Magnet) in response to a national problem of recruiting young scholars to pursue STEM studies. The question therefore becomes: How does one actively motivate young scholars… More

SBIR Phase I: TriStar, An Algebraic High Performance Communications Signal Processor

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,754.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will research and develop an innovative and revolutionary core wireless infrastructure technology. Wireless technologies impact virtually every aspect of life and require a new high performance, low latency, low power infrastructure… More

System Configuration Verification

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Jonathon D. Mellott, Chief Technology Officer – (352) 371-2567
Abstract:
In this Phase I SBIR project, The Athena Group, Inc. will develop an improved joint test action group (JTAG) implementation that incorporates support for autonomous board configuration verification, tamper detection and response, and the use of information assurance (IA) techniques to provide user… More

Advanced Integrated Circuit Anti-Tamper Methods

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,726.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Jonathon D. Mellott, Chief Technology Officer – (352) 371-2567
Abstract:
In this Phase I SBIR project, The Athena Group, Inc. will develop an analytic methodology in order to derive practical metrics that can be used early in the design process for power analysis countermeasures in cryptographic design implementations. These metrics may be used iteratively during the… More

Compact Type 1 Space Encryption Hardware

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$736,035.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Jonathon D. Mellott, Chief Technology Officer – (352) 371-2567
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Space systems routinely employ cryptographic protection of their communications links. This is necessary, not only to protect the confidentiality and integrity of information transmitted by or via a spacecraft, but also to protect command and control functions for the spacecraft.… More

SBIR Phase II: Green Engineering Magnet (GEM) Project

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$470,572.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project proposes to research and develop the Green Engineering Magnet (GEM) Project in response to a national need to promote Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) studies at the middle and elementary school levels. The GEM Project… More

Analog-to-Digital Converter for High Depth of Nulling SATCOM

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$150,000.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Fredrick J. Taylor, Chairman and Senior Scientist – (352) 371-2567
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: The Air Force is charged with the daunting task of providing satellite communication (SATCOM) support over a wide range of applications. The AF112-062 call is designed to address the problem of providing analog-to-digital converters (ADC) suitable for use in SATCOM applications. The… More