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Higher Automated Learning (HAL)

Company: Aptima, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: The preparation of training materials is a labor-intensive process. It typically starts with manual task analysis or knowledge elicitation sessions requiring significant time commitments from both training professionals and SMEs. Those products must then be manually transformed into the building… more

CREATE: Contextually Relevant Exploitation&Analysis Training Environment

Company: Aptima, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: Imagery analysts face challenges that complicate their ability to gain and maintain contextual awareness. On the job training provides some instruction but tends to focus too much on the specificities of the domain. When analysts view imagery that deviates from that domain, they tend to make… more

Simulated Operational Communications and Coordination Integration for Aircrew Learning (SOCIAL) Tool

Company: Aptima, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: As the Air Force responds to high demands for Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) operations, devices and strategies for effectively training Pilots and Sensor Operators are likely to increase in importance. While simulation-based training has evolved in recent years, the majority of attention has been… more

Adaptive Training Manager (ATM) system

Company: Aptima, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: Traditional Learning Management Systems (LMSs) provide many beneficial capabilities to instructors and training organizations, mostly focused on course management in computer based training (CBT) rather than content learning. Similarly, simulation-based training is increasingly implementing the use… more

VICTR-E: Visualizations for Integrating, Communicating and Tracking Reasoning Electronically

Company: Aptima, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: As recent military missions make clear, intelligence gathering at the company level and below is essential to obtaining critical information about the socio-cultural environment. To accomplish this goal, there is an urgent need for tools to support the collaboration among these lower echelon… more

Real-time Analysis of Motivation and Behaviors for Operations (RAMBO)

Company: Aptima, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: With the sharp rise in asymmetric warfare over the last decade, our military"s focus has shifted from a standard, kinetic military approach to much more complex missions, stressing counter-insurgency (COIN) and Stability, Security, Transition, and Reconstruction (SSTR) operations. These new… more

Activated Reactants to Reduce Fuel Cell Overpotentials

Company: JSJ Technologies, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2012 / 2
Abstract: he current produced in electrochemical galvanic cells is primarily dependent on the rate of the electrode reactions where the cell's anode is less negative, supplying less energy than thermodynamically predicted, and the cell's cathode is less positive, supplying less energy than… more

Novel Methods To Develop Graphene Obscurant Materials

Company: JSJ Technologies, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: Obscurant materials are used by the Army to protect both the soldier and his equipment. Several obscurant systems have been developed over the years to counter various threats in many areas of the electromagnetic spectrum. Historically, work has focused on infrared and visible signature reducing… more

Cognitive Multi-Sensor Improvised Explosive Device (IED) Detection Technologies (COMIDT)

Company: Lattice Government Services, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2012 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Nearly half of all U.S. and coalition deaths in Afghanistan are due to improvised explosive devices (IEDs). In addition, more than 600 IED incidents occur monthly throughout the rest of the world. While JIEDDO has introduced a number of sensor technologies that reduce the effectiveness of… more

Silicon based Millimeter-Wave (MMW) sparse array radiometer receiver for photonic processing

Company: DGNSS Solutions, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: The proposed innovation adopts a hybrid electro-optical approach, which combines the best of the electronic and photonic approaches to achieve high sensitivity, high inter-channel stability, and large-scale integration for an integrated mm-wave receiver. Silicon photonics provides the ideal platform… more

Assured Information Sharing in Clouds

Company: InfoBeyond Technology LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: In the future, numerous military database, documentation, and mission-critical information systems will be migrated to the clouds, due to cloud cost-efficiency and accessing flexibility. However, the cloud servers are generally untrusted either for data owners or users. In this proposal,… more

Distributed storage in wireless mesh networks

Company: InfoBeyond Technology LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: Simply encrypted data storage is unable to prevent data loss or compromise if the storage device is damaged or compromised by an adversary. Distributed data storage is the alternative that divides the original data into fragments and secretly stored them on distributed devices with certain… more

Scalable Dynamic Matrix Completion for Information Processing and Link Discovery

Company: InfoBeyond Technology LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2012 / 2
Abstract: We investigate a problem of significant practical importance, namely, the recovery of the data matrix from a partial set of its entries that are collected in a noisy environment (i.e., a noisy partial matrix). Our proposed Near-Optimal Matrix Completion (NOMC) target to provide a leading approach… more

Development of Tools and Methods for Characterizing the Impact of Control Surface Free-Play on Flutter

Company: VSI Aerospace, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2012 / 2
Abstract: This STTR is aimed at developing methods and tools to characterize the impact of free-play on control surface flutter and overall stability and performance of the system. A successful completion of this two-phased STTR effort will lead to a modeling, analysis, design, and simulation tool that will… more

STOC: Secure, Tactical On-Demand Cloud

Company: Harmonia Holdings Group Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2012 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: High performance computing (HPC) is moving from the data center to the tactical edge of military networks, an unprecedented change driven by the need for information superiority in every environment in which the Air Force operates. Harmonia extends this trend to the most challenging of… more

HPC Auto-Assistant: Making HPC Software and Tools Easier to Use for the Experienced (Not Expert) User

Company: Harmonia Holdings Group Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: Our proposal will make high performance computing (HPC) software easier to install, configure, stage data for, and run. This will reduce the need to invest a substantial amount in learning these tools and services and the insurmountable barrier for many organizations, as requested in Topic 2b. Our… more

Who/What/When/Where/How/Why Approach to Designing RHAPSODy for real-time collaboration and coordination

Company: Harmonia Holdings Group Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: Harmonia proposes to design a means to provide a thin-client collaboration and coordination environment suitable for use in the real-time environment of the warfighter with a focus on Electronic Warfare (EW) system operators. This will be accomplished through performing thorough analyses of both… more

Automated Creation, Self-Organization, and Adaptation of Multi-Media Tactical System Training Material for Anywhere/Anytime Delivery

Company: Harmonia Holdings Group Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2012 / 2
Abstract: To reduce the effort of ensuring that multi-media training reflects tactical system operation and actual Fleet use, we propose innovative technology to help automate production of training material, based on emerging standards (Sharable Content Object Reference Model [SCORM], User Interface Markup… more

APE: Advanced Prototyping Environment

Company: Harmonia Holdings Group Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2012 / 2
Abstract: While the Navy"s transition from stove-piped systems to a net-centric world built around service oriented architecture (SOA) benefits the warfighter in achieving information dominance, it complicates software development and testing because of the substantial infrastructure involved, making it… more

Legacy Software Modernization Service (LSMS) with Application to JTIDS

Company: Harmonia Holdings Group Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2012 / 2
Abstract: Under MDA07-005, Harmonia is building a Legacy Software Modernization Service (LSMS) that leverages the Rise legacy software conversion tool developed on other SBIR work by Harmonia. The LSMS will be applied to the modernization of the Joint Tactical Information Distribution System (JTIDS), a… more

Tailoring Titanium Microstructures for Reduced Oxygen Ingress during High Temperature Applications using a Novel Microstructure-Informatics Approach

Company: MRL Materials Resources LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: High temperature applications of titanium alloys are limited by their affinity to oxygen. In these alloys, oxygen absorption results in a brittle surface layer (i.e. alpha-case) that has a deteriorating effect on the mechanical properties of the material. Reducing oxygen ingress into… more

Integrated High-Complexity Systems in Silicon Photonics

Company: Portage Bay Photonics Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2012 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: In phase I of this program, we proposed to develop and validate detailed designs for highly scaled silicon photonic-electronic chips for applications relevant to the DOD in high-bandwidth data communication. This effort has been closely coordinated with the OPSIS (Optoelectronic Systems… more

Fine Scale Modeling and Forecasts of Upper Atmospheric Turbulence for Operational Use

Company: IntelliWare LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2012 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: The objective of this STTR Phase II project is to continue the development of a fine scale forecast model capability that will provide a technologically superior, high resolution atmospheric decision tool to accurately predict areas of clear air turbulence in the upper troposphere and… more

Uncued Faint Object Detection in LEOand GEO

Company: Pacific Defense Solutions, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: This research plans to use existing MSSS sensors to investigate methods to detect and track faint objects (greater than or equal to 14th visual magnitude) in any orbit around the Earth using ground-based electro-optics sensors, without prior knowledge of the object's orbit. The… more

Feature Identification from Unresolved Electro-optical Data

Company: Pacific Defense Solutions, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2012 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Space situational awareness is often limited by the ability of sensors to produce resolved data on space objects. Large objects cannot be resolved with small low-cost telescopes; objects in geo-synchronous orbit are too remote to be resolved. The best hope of ending these limitations is… more