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Team-based Aircraft Maintainer Support (TAMS)

Company: 21st Century Systems, Incorporated Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2005 / 2
Abstract: Keeping the Air Force assets flying is difficult enough at depot level where there are extensive facilities and expert help. But in an austere environment, these advantages aren't present. A recent innovation, the Portable Maintenance Aid (PMA), is a new type of tool to help the human through these… more

ArmaNet: Integrated Development Environment (ArmaNet IDE)

Company: 21st Century Systems, Incorporated Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2005 / 2
Abstract: The time and cost it takes to integrate new airborne weapons on platforms is still too great. The current F-15E Strike Eagle weapon integration timeline is 4 years, from requirements to fielding, and costs up to 20 million dollars. What is really needed for rapid aircraft-store integration is a… more

Webster

Company: 21st Century Systems, Incorporated Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2005 / 2
Abstract: The capability to correlate and integrate disparate information from heterogeneous intelligence sources that come with varying degrees of certainty and reliability is crucial for counter-terrorism operations (CTO). 21st Century Systems, Incorporated is pleased to propose continuing its successful… more

Submarine Tactical Planner (SubTaP)

Company: 21st Century Systems, Incorporated Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2005 / 2
Abstract: Submarine commanders are currently hamstrung in tactical mission planning due to the limited capability to assess operational options in response to changes in the threat, environment, or assigned objectives. Current techniques to evaluate the assigned mission take little advantage of the recent… more

Collective Agents Interpolative Integral (CAII)

Company: 21st Century Systems, Incorporated Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2005 / 1
Abstract: In the realm of asymmetric threat detection, it is imperative to spot suspicious indicators in the ever-growing volume, variety, and complexity of data. It is recognized that quick detection of threats at the planning, attempting, and line formation stages is key and intelligence is crucial to… more

Multi-Model Ensemble Agents (MMEA)

Company: 21st Century Systems, Incorporated Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2005 / 1
Abstract: The challenge of providing the sensor operator and tactical decision maker with all pertinent acoustic information and clues associated with any given contact has long eluded a solution. The technology to address this shortcoming is now available and we are pleased to have this opportunity to… more

Software Tools for Information Assured Intelligent Agents (IA)^2

Company: 21st Century Systems, Incorporated Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2005 / 1
Abstract: Software Agents and Agent Systems are steadily transitioning from small research projects to mainstream industrial and government markets. Multi-agent systems will live up to the expectations of implementing an openly-architected replacement of legacy stove-piped systems by providing flexible,… more

Grid-Group Cm-alpha, Profiling Cultural Factors for Decision Aiding

Company: 21st Century Systems, Incorporated Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2005 / 1
Abstract: Culturally diverse people are now participating in military multinational coalition applications as well as in extreme environments - once the province of American males drawn from a relatively homogenous cultural pool. Human biases and routines, capabilities and limitations strongly influence… more

Coaxial Energetic Ion Depostition of Superconducting Coatings on Copper RF Cavities for Particle Accelerators

Company: Alameda Applied Sciences Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2005 / 2
Abstract: 75521S Radio frequency (RF) cavities are a key component in particle accelerators for fundamental high-energy physics research and medical applications. To enhance their capabilities, niobium-coated superconducting copper cavities have shown promise for supporting higher electric field gradients… more

Annular Gas Jet Anode for Decade

Company: Alameda Applied Sciences Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2005 / 1
Abstract: Alameda Applied Sciences Corporation (AASC) proposes to replace the current return rods in the anode of the plasma radiation source (PRS) load, with an annular, supersonic gas jet: an innovation that could drastically reduce source region debris along the line-of-sight (LOS) of the test object, in a… more

High Temperature, Superconducting, Thinfilm Coatings for RF Accelerator Cavities

Company: Alameda Applied Sciences Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2005 / 1
Abstract: 78840S05 Superconducting radio frequency (RF) accelerator cavities are traditionally constructed from pure Niobium metal. However, niobium is expensive and difficult to manufacture, leading to increased material and fabrication costs. Compounding the cost problem is the fact that the majority of… more

Clinical-scale Production of Osteoprogenitor Cells

Company: Aastrom Biosciences, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2005 / 2
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Due to morbidity and limited amounts of material, alternatives to autologous grafts for bone repair are desirable. Cells within the bone marrow are known to possess bone regenerative capacity, but they are limited in number. Increasing these osteoprogenitor cell… more

Clinical Human Cell Production System for Broad Use

Company: Aastrom Biosciences, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2005 / 2
Abstract: The therapeutic potential of patient-specific cultured cells continues to rapidly grow for a range of medical needs, such as regenerative repair of damaged tissue, cancer, and infectious diseases. As a result, the motivation to commercialize patient-specific "cell products" is increasing rapidly as… more

Structure from Motion

Company: 21st Century Technologies Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2005 / 2
Abstract: The Real-Time Structure From Motion (RTSFM) system combines state-of-the-art techniques and novel methods to compute 3D models of battlefields in real time from calibrated image sequences. Unlike most computational stereo approaches, the work is tailored for long sequences of calibrated imagery… more

Expert Intelligent Match of Requirements and Solutions

Company: 21st Century Technologies Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2005 / 2
Abstract: ExPERT is an intelligent search engine that unifies neurosymbolic computing with advanced natural language processing techniques derived from ontological semantics. The primary operational goal for ExPERT is for use in determing whether a proposed solution matches identified Air Force needs in… more

Information Fusion System for Counter-Terrorism Operations

Company: 21st Century Technologies Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2005 / 2
Abstract: 21 st Century Technologies Inc proposes the Integrated Fusion Dashboard, a level 2-3 knowledge-based asymmetric pattern recognition, detection, and fusion framework supporting persistent and adaptive surveillance collection strategies. We shall exploit specialized detectors, learning and reasoning… more

Advanced Future Fires and Effect Component Technology

Company: 21st Century Technologies Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2005 / 1
Abstract: The aim of this project is to research, develop, and validate Advanced Future Fires and Effects Component Technology (AFFECT), a system focused on significant improvement of network-centric fires management, control and execution. The proposed system would provide foundational components for the… more

NOMAD: Advanced Algorithms for Prediction, Display, and Visualization of Moving Targets

Company: 21st Century Technologies Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2005 / 1
Abstract: In this Phase I, we shall develop NOMAD, a moving target prediction system. For each moving enemy target, NOMAD exploits (1) models describing the physical behavior of the moving target and (2) live intelligence about the target from spots reports or sensors such as UAV's. Using this as input,… more

Strategic Effects-based Objective Approach to Determine the Likelihood of Possible Terrorist Attacks

Company: 21st Century Technologies Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DHS / SBIR / 2005 / 2
Abstract: The goal of this research is to extend TMODS (Terrorist Modus Operandi Detection System), that has been funded by DARPA¿s EELD (Evidence Extraction and Link Discovery) and Genoa 2, and TIA programs. TMODS uses terrorist network analysis (TNA) to build the representation for abnormal social networks… more

Automated Tools to Assist FDO Duties

Company: 21st Century Technologies Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2005 / 1
Abstract: 21st Century Technologies presents the Phase I SBIR project, TEGO (from Latin, tego, to conceal, protect, shield). TEGO will analyze text messages between US and foreign coalition personnel to detect disclosure-perhaps unintentional-of sensitive information to generate an alert for a human decision… more

ATO-STREAM: Streaming ATO Generation

Company: 21st Century Technologies Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2005 / 1
Abstract: Today's ATO process is inherently complex, and the complexity increases as the Air Force moves to Effects-based Operations (EBO) and dynamic tasking. To support these next generation Air Tasking requirements, 21st Century Technologies and C3I Associates present ATO-Stream, a capability, leveraging… more

Foveated ACquisition, Tracking, and Object Recognition (FACTOR)

Company: 21st Century Technologies Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2005 / 1
Abstract: Recently-developed foveating optical sensors like the VASI camera offer new opportunities to significantly increase the effectiveness of automated munitions, unmanned aerial vehicles, and missile defense systems. Foveating sensors reduce the bandwidth and computation required to perform image… more

APEX: Adaptive and Peripheral surveillance fusion Engine

Company: 21st Century Technologies Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2005 / 1
Abstract: It is computationally infeasible to implement a complete Level 2/3-fusion solution that has detailed knowledge of all parts of an area of interest all the time. A staged approach is needed where the first stage implements a real time peripheral vision sensor analysis to identify asymmetric threats.… more

Comprehensive, Advanced Vulnerability of Infrastructure Assessment Tool (CAVIAT)

Company: 21st Century Technologies Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2005 / 1
Abstract: 21st Century Technologies, Inc. (21CT), leveraging our expertise and experience in graph-based pattern matching, threat/vulnerability assessment and our team of experts propose CAVIAT, a Comprehensive and Advanced Vulnerability of Infrastructure Assessment Tool. CAVIAT is an intelligent agent based… more

Algorithmic Tools for Adversarial Games

Company: 21st Century Technologies Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2005 / 1
Abstract: This project will develop and validate a Game-Theoretic Terrorist Modus Operandi Detection System (GT-TMODS) for asymmetric threat detection against politically, socially, and culturally diverse adversaries. GT-TMODS will integrate state-of-the-art game theory and simulation research with proven,… more