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Company: 21st Century Systems, Incorporated Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2008 / 1
Abstract: Multi-UAV supervisory control and UAVs operating along side of manned operations in the terminal approach area will not occur until improvements are made in UAV mission management. Indeed, the Air Force Scientific Advisory Board indicated that significant advancements needed to be made in the realm… more

Vehicle Intelligent Performance Enabled Retrofit (VIPER)

Company: 21st Century Systems, Incorporated Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2008 / 1
Abstract: The United States has a mechanized military that relies heavily on fuel availability. Delivering large quantities of fuel is a logistical burden. Besides the cost of the fuel itself, we must transport it, store it, and protect it. Fuel convoys are large targets moving along predicable paths. They… more

Hierarchical Grid Referenced Normalized Display (HiGRND)

Company: 21st Century Systems, Incorporated Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DHS / SBIR / 2008 / 2
Abstract: In an Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) situation, the ability for the rescuers to maintain an accurate and comprehensive situational awareness is critical to allow them to maximize their effectiveness in a chaotic and dangerous environment. Timeliness is paramount to saving lives, and… more

PSIBED - Parametric Structures for Integrative Backscatter models and Environmental Database

Company: 21st Century Systems, Incorporated Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2008 / 1
Abstract: Understanding shallow underwater environment is increasingly important, but shallow water acoustic models depend on a large number of factors that interact in a non-linear fashion. There are many different acoustic back scatter models, but many of the models haven't changed in years and some of the… more

Transmission Surveillance (TRANSURV) System

Company: 21st Century Systems, Incorporated Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2008 / 1
Abstract: The potential of cell phone use in asymmetric operations against coalition forces has grown exponentially and has expanded well beyond the now-familiar IED detonators. The ubiquitous cell phone is the easiest way for insurgents to communicate in order to coordinate attacks and reconnoiter facilities… more

Rapid Asymmetric Multi-agent Aerial Intent Determination (RAM-AID)

Company: 21st Century Systems, Incorporated Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2008 / 1
Abstract: The Navy's conversion to a 'Rapid Response - Force Protection' tactical mindset due to asymmetric threats requires a change in hardware to support the new tactics. Exposing a potential adversary's intent is key to determining the actions a commander should take. Unfortunately, with regards to aerial… more

Proactive Predictive Machine Maintenance (P2M2)

Company: 21st Century Systems, Incorporated Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2008 / 2
Abstract: Dependable electrical power is critical for complex weapon systems. An advanced diagnostic and prognostic capability would improve the Navy's fight-through capability. 21st Century Systems, Incorporated is teaming with the University of Missouri - Rolla and Qualtech Systems, Incorporated to continue… more

C-RAM: Cognitively-Based Rapid Assessment Methodology

Company: 21st Century Systems, Incorporated Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2008 / 2
Abstract: The essence of information assessment is the process of distinguishing signals from noise. In the military, intelligence analysts are constantly searching for signals that might suggest an adversary's intentions. In each case, the analyst must search through a quantity of data, searching for… more

A fast pulsed, high flux neutron source for remote 3D imaging of IEDs

Company: Alameda Applied Sciences Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2008 / 1
Abstract: Alameda Applied Sciences Corp proposes to develop a fast pulse, portable, fast neutron source to detect IED in the field. Our source offers a

A fast pulsed, high flux directed neutron source for large stand off detection of special nuclear materials

Company: Alameda Applied Sciences Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2008 / 1
Abstract: Alameda Applied Sciences Corp proposes to develop a fast pulse, directed, fast neutron source to detect special nuclear materials at large stand off. Our source offers a

A fast pulse, portable fast neutron source for special nuclear materials detection

Company: Alameda Applied Sciences Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DHS / SBIR / 2008 / 2
Abstract: Alameda Applied Sciences Corp proposes to develop a fast pulse, portable, fast neutron source to detect SNM in the field. Our source offers a less than 100ns neutron pulse with a repetition rate up to 100Hz. The goal is to develop a source with 1000hrs of continuous operation at greater than 1E8 n/s… more

Nb3Sn Deposition for RF Analysis

Company: Alameda Applied Sciences Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2008 / 1
Abstract: Increasingly, superconducting radio-frequency (SRF) technology is replacing conventional copper radio frequency (RF) technology in new and upgraded particle accelerators. SRF cavities consume less power than conventional cavities to produce a given accelerating gradient, leading to smaller… more

A Novel Wakefield Gas Jet

Company: Alameda Applied Sciences Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2008 / 1
Abstract: Relative to conventional RF-based accelerators, Laser Wakefield Acceleration (LWFA) has demonstrated a quantum leap in electron beam acceleration over a given length. This technology is poised to bring high energy electron beams within reach of a host of new applications in research, industry, and… more

Spotter: Exploiting Large-Format Imagery via Foveated Visual Search

Company: 21st Century Technologies Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2008 / 1
Abstract: The proposed Spotter effort develops the algorithms necessary to exploit large format (LF) imagery in an operational environment with layered sensor platforms by cueing high-resolution sensors in order to reduce downstream data volume. In order to support analysts conducting intelligence,… more

Impact Modeling and Prediction of Attacks on Cyber Targets (IMPACT)

Company: 21st Century Technologies Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2008 / 2
Abstract: Cyber networks are a critical part of the nation's security. Not only do cyber networks protect critical and sensitive information, they also enable vital functions both in the U.S. and abroad, in the military as well as in the commercial realm and are therefore a valuable target for international… more

Global Information Grid Automated Document Classification and Summarization System

Company: 21st Century Technologies Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2008 / 2
Abstract: The Department of Defense (DoD) requires an automated process to aid the timely dissemination of information to those with need to know without exposing secure information. Though security requirements often take a higher priority than users' need for information, it is also imperative that… more

Exploitation of Network-Based Information

Company: 21st Century Technologies Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2008 / 1
Abstract: The transition of Department of Defense (DoD) infrastructure to a Net-centric Enterprise Services (NCES) architecture on a Global Information Grid (GID) is dramatically increasing the connectedness between military, civilian, and intelligence personnel and the networks they employ. With the… more

Rapid Identification of Asymmetric Threat Networks from Large Amounts of Unstructured Data

Company: 21st Century Technologies Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2008 / 1
Abstract: 21st Century Technologies (21CT) proposes PRESAGE, a fast, mobile, and robust computational tool for automated analysis of extremely large sets of unstructured information to assist commanders in proactively responding to asymmetric threats. Understanding and influencing the sympathies of the… more

Human and Unmanned Teams for Tracking Elusive Dismounts (HUNTED)

Company: 21st Century Technologies Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2008 / 2
Abstract: 21st Century Technologies, Inc. (21CT) presents the Human and Unmanned Teaming for Tracking Elusive Dismounts (HUNTED) effort. HUNTED gives small units direct control over a coordinated team of two or more unmanned systems (UMS) to perform superior search, detection, and tracking of elusive… more

Theory and Application of Foveated Acquisition and Tracking (TAFAT)

Company: 21st Century Technologies Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2008 / 2
Abstract: Foveated imagery is ubiquitous in nature, and foveating sensors offer the potential for superior performance in artificial vision systems. However, technical and user acceptance barriers caused in part by a lack of mature theory currently hinder the exploitation of foveated imagery on the… more

SENTRY : IED COUNTERMEASURE SIMULATION & PREDICTION TOOL

Company: 21st Century Technologies Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2008 / 2
Abstract: According to the Iraq Study Group, US Forces must continue to support Iraq to prevent the government from falling and being influenced by neighboring countries (Syria and Iran) and to prevent a propaganda coupe for Al Qaeda and the spread of radical Islam. Our soldiers, marines, and sailors are… more

AALF: Adjustable Adaptive Language speech Filter

Company: 21st Century Technologies Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2008 / 2
Abstract: The ability to efficiently process intelligence data is critical to fighting the global war on terror. A major source of this data is recorded speech. Therefore, the performance of speech processing applications (speech recognition and speaker identification applications, for example) depends on… more

A Photostable Fluorescent Probe For Imaging Live Cells Alternative To Quantum Dot

Company: ABD BIOQUEST, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2008 / 1
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Since the earliest examination of cellular structures, biologists have been fascinated by observing cells using light microscopy. The advent of fluorescent labeling technologies plus the plethora of sophisticated light microscope techniques now available make… more

Personal Ozone Monitor

Company: 2B TECHNOLOGIES, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2008 / 1
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): In this proposal we respond to the call by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) in the PHS 2007-2 Omnibus Solicitation for new products/devices, tools, assays to improve our ability to precis ely measure environmental exposures to… more

Field Portable Instrument for Iodide Analysis

Company: 2B TECHNOLOGIES, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2008 / 2
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Iodine deficiency disorder (IDD) has been identified by the World Health Organization as a serious global health problem affecting 740 million people in 130 countries. Iodine deficiency is the most common cause of preventable brain damage, with nearly 50… more