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  1. RAMSES

    SBC: 21ST CENTURY SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: AF131204

    ABSTRACT: The floor of an ALC is like a well-orchestrated dance. However, when an unexpected failure occurs, it can introduce significant delays in not only the specific aircraft"s maintenance, but of the entire network of systems. 21st Century Systems, Inc. (21CSi) is in the position to answer this challenge with a concept called Reactive Aircraft Maintenance System via Evolutionary Schedul ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of DefenseAir Force
  2. Voxel-based Fusion (VOXION)

    SBC: 21ST CENTURY SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: AF13AT01

    ABSTRACT: In ISR applications, multiple sensors can be employed to achieve more accurate parameters of interest on targets, improving discrimination and detection. But, the proliferation of sensor systems has created a large volume of multi-sensor data across a number of physical spectra. These resulting measurements can be so disparate that traditional aggregation methods perform poorly given h ...

    STTR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseAir Force
  3. Autonomously Locating to Perch and Stare (ALPS)

    SBC: 21ST CENTURY SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: OSD12AU3

    Small Unmanned Air Systems (SUAS) are being developed for numerous applications, but size and weight constraints severely limit the capability and endurance of such vehicles. Many missions could be extended by landing for certain periods, entering a low-power state, and re-launching as needed, particularly in urban environments. Technologies have been developed to provide landing gear and flight ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of DefenseAir Force
  4. Fusion with Uncertainty Reasoning using Nested Assessment Characterizer Elements (FURNACE)

    SBC: 21ST CENTURY SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: OSD11DR5

    Situation/threat modeling and threat prediction require higher levels of data fusion to provide actionable information to the warfighter. Beyond sensor data and sources the analyst has control over, the use of out-sourced and re-sourced data are becoming more common. However, the current data fusion techniques do not account for the potential bias, ambiguity, and uncertainty in these other sources ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of DefenseAir Force
  5. AMADEUS

    SBC: 21ST CENTURY SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: AF103035

    ABSTRACT: Airspace congestion with RPAs in close proximity to manned systems poses a serious threat for mishap. At present, RPA pilot training in airspace management is minimal. RPA operator training should consider communications, asset management, deconfliction, and coordination among RPA and manned system pilots, and air battle management personnel. 21st Century Systems, Inc. (21CSI), which h ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseAir Force
  6. Concurrent Agent-enabled Feature Extraction (CAFÉ)

    SBC: 21ST CENTURY SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: AF08T017

    High fidelity simulations of complex systems still pose a challenge to the scientist trying to understand its physical characteristics. The challenge is in finding useful bits in terabytes of data that directly relate to the nature of time-varying, multivariate data. An intelligent data mining capability is needed that has both knowledge (descriptive physics) and foresight (cognitive model of user ...

    STTR Phase II 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
  7. Video20/20

    SBC: 21ST CENTURY SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: AF083016

    The monitoring of multiple UAV video sources is challenging, in part, due to the poor quality of the video received. Significant video degrading is caused by clouds, haze, and dust in the atmosphere; jitter and blurring from the UAV platform motion; and low video resolution due to sensor characteristics and high altitude flying. Higher quality video would alleviate much of the challenge for the o ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
  8. SCADA Hawk – An Integrated Anti-Tamper Technology

    SBC: Technical Support Inc.            Topic: OSD09T003

    Our proposal is to develop SCADA Hawk: an integrated anti-tamper technology that uses a hardware-software combined methodology for the observational monitoring of existing systems with selective reaction capabilities. By enabling detailed monitoring capabilities our goal is to isolate anomalies in system behavior and take preventive measures. While profiling of normal behavior on traditional IT s ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseAir Force
  9. Concurrent Agent-enabled Feature Extraction (CAFÉ)

    SBC: 21ST CENTURY SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: AF08T017

    High fidelity, large scale simulations of complex systems pose a very difficult situation to the scientist trying to understand the physical domain and characteristics of their system. Often, it is impossible to manually search through the data that can come out of these simulations, which may range from Gigabytes to Terabytes. Furthermore, it may be impossible to visualize the multi-dimensional i ...

    STTR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. CoolAID

    SBC: 21ST CENTURY SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: AF08T002

    Providing commanders with accurate, on-the-spot, clear, concise, usable information wins battles and saves lives. With incoming information from many heterogeneous sources, the focus has been primarily on determining what information to present, and visual ways of communicating the information. There has been less research on what makes information actionable, or on what additional communication c ...

    STTR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseAir Force

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