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  1. System Architecture Recovery and Analysis (SARA)

    SBC: BlueRISC Inc            Topic: OSD153001

    BlueRISCs proposed solution takes the form of a binary-level toolkit that provides a fundamentally new approach to enable the extraction of a vulnerability-focused architectural model as well as an interactive security-focused visualization framework from an embedded software binary without any source-code knowledge.It is based on a conceptual framework that is able to identify and model external ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Department of DefenseOffice of the Secretary of Defense
  2. Situation Aware Network Deception Management (SANDMan)

    SBC: Boston Fusion Corp.            Topic: OSD153002

    Defending against state-of-the-art cyber attacks such as Advanced Persistent Threats requires the capability to counter the adversarys actions after they have already gained a foothold within our networks. Network deception techniques, working in conjunction with normal cyber defense methods, can alter the underlying attack process, making it more difficult, time consuming, and cost prohibitive fo ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Department of DefenseOffice of the Secretary of Defense
  3. CP-SMARTS: Cyber Physical Security for Mission-Aware Army Tactical Systems

    SBC: Graf Research Corporation            Topic: OSD153005

    For this Phase 1 SBIR, we propose to create a model of cyber physical security called CP-SMARTS: Cyber Physical Security for Mission-Aware ARmy Tactical Systems.CP-SMARTS will model not only the services required of Cyber Physical Systems (such as computation, communications, control, etc.) but also Mission Assurance requirements (definitions of Mission Essential Function and corresponding vulnera ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Department of DefenseOffice of the Secretary of Defense
  4. Technologies for Rare Earths Enrichment of a Novel Low-Cost Raw Material

    SBC: Physical Sciences Inc.            Topic: OSD12T01

    A critical step in the extraction of elements from ore, especially rare earth elements that are found in complex minerals, is separation. Froth flotation is a highly versatile method for physically separating particles based on differences in the ability of air bubbles to selectively adhere to specific mineral surfaces in a mineral/water slurry. The particles with attached air bubbles are then ca ...

    STTR Phase II 2015 Department of DefenseOffice of the Secretary of Defense
  5. SONICSensor Operations via Naturalistic Interactive Control

    SBC: APTIMA, INC.            Topic: OSD12HS2

    As analysts and operators move from data to insights, tools are needed for supervisory control, command and control, and intelligence analysis. Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) requires the ability to navigate and interpret mounds of data to produce actionable decisions. Through the Urban Telepresence program, the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) is redefining a concept of ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Department of DefenseOffice of the Secretary of Defense
  6. Advanced Robot Training Interface

    SBC: Energid Technologies Corporation            Topic: OSD13HS1

    It is not likely that an autonomous system can be programmed with all the information it requires to perform every mission or every variation of every contingency within the near future. One way to address this issue is to provide user-friendly means to teach or program a robot to add to its autonomous capability. This proposal focuses on the physical aspects of the robot performance, manipulat ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Department of DefenseOffice of the Secretary of Defense
  7. Autonomy Safety Testing Environment

    SBC: Energid Technologies Corporation            Topic: OSD141AU4

    Recent advancements in sensor simulation tools [2] have improved our ability to model radar, lidar, camera, and GPS with software/hardware in the loop. Of course, our ability to model the physics of heavy trucks [3] is quite mature as well. To address the challenge of developing the STE, we will provide our autonomy algorithms as Government Furnished Equipment (GFE). The focus of this topic ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Department of DefenseOffice of the Secretary of Defense
  8. Materials Ontology Design and Development (MODD)

    SBC: DECISIVE ANALYTICS CORPORATION            Topic: OSD13C02

    Semantically Linked Data is widely seen as a revolutionary approach for maximizing the usefulness of existing and future information. In the materials domain, semantically linked materials data holds considerable promise with the ability to facilitate materials research and product development, improve communication, and open up avenues for new types of materials informatics. But realizing the pro ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseOffice of the Secretary of Defense
  9. Advanced Verification Toolset for Learning-Based UAS Operating in Uncertain Environments

    SBC: AURORA FLIGHT SCIENCES CORPORATION            Topic: OSD13HS2

    This effort proposes to develop a toolset to evaluate the effectiveness of a safety-controller that monitors a learning-based autonomous control system. The traditional use of deterministic verification techniques for real-time monitoring is not feasible in the presence of uncertainty. This effort would advance the recommended verification techniques to include non-deterministic approaches. The ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseOffice of the Secretary of Defense
  10. Combined Approaches for Verification and Validation of Run Time Protected Systems

    SBC: BARRON ASSOCIATES, INC.            Topic: OSD13HS2

    Barron Associates has assembled a team of researchers that include Dr. Sayan Mitra of the University of Illinois and Dr. Ufuk Topcu of the University of Pennsylvania. They will spearhead three complimentary investigations into the development of verification and validation (V & V) approaches for adaptive systems protected by run time assurance (RTA) mechanisms. Two of these approaches involv ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of DefenseOffice of the Secretary of Defense

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