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SBC: Intelligent Automation, Inc. Topic: N/A
The key innovation proposed in this STTR effort by Intelligent Automation, Inc. and Duke University is a hybrid level set based algorithm to achieve dynamic perimeter surveillance within a region by constructing an evolving function based on the perceiveddensity of a phenomenon. Drawing on state-of-the-art image processing methodologies, the hybrid solution offers the flexibilities of an Eulerian ...STTR Phase I 2003 Department of DefenseArmy
SBC: Intelligent Automation, Inc. Topic: N/A
In the phase I effort, IAI successfully demonstrated the feasibility of co-operative swarm based approach to boundary tracking. This approach is relevant to applications such as tracking oil spills using a swarm of robots, tracking enemy troop movement using a swarm of UAV's (Future Combat System (FCS) type scenario), and tracking of static and moving mine fields . In Phase II, we continue our ef ...STTR Phase I 2004 Department of DefenseArmy
SBC: Intelligent Automation, Inc. Topic: A05T016
In this proposal, we identify QoS metrics based on our insights on heavy-tailed phenomena in ad hoc wireless networks, determine the potential performance impact of heavy-tailedness on ad hoc routing, define routing policies based on such insights and metrics, and propose a QoS Routing protocol (HAQR) that captures the heavy-tailed nature and provides quality of service for multi-hop wireless ad h ...STTR Phase I 2005 Department of DefenseArmy
SBC: Intelligent Automation, Inc. Topic: A06T018
We propose a comprehensive and innovative approach for analysis and visualization of large, complex, multi-step cyber attack graphs. First, we select the radial space-filling hierarchy visualization module for large complex multi-step cyber attack graph due to its strengths in space efficiency and ease of interpretation. Once an attack is correlated, the attack notification service retrieves the ...STTR Phase I 2006 Department of DefenseArmy
SBC: INTELLIGENT FIBER OPTIC SYSTEMS CORP Topic: A08T038
Robotic surgery is a recent breakthrough that is still rapidly emerging. Even the best surgical robotic tools lack the sense of touch that surgeons use to great advantage in the removal of tumors. IFOS proposes to address this shortcoming by embedding arrays of optical fiber Bragg grating (FBG) sensors into metal-free miniature robotic surgery end-effectors. Multiple FBGs can be placed along a sin ...STTR Phase I 2008 Department of DefenseArmy
SBC: INTERSPACE, INC. Topic: A05T007
Hydrogen embrittlement is a growing problem with new advanced high strength steels (AHSS). These newer alloys are more susceptible to cracking which usually occurs at ambient temperature and at lower hydrogen concentrations. Conventional methods to determine hydrogen content in a weld involve destructive testing of weld coupons. There is currently no field sensor capable of non-destructive meas ...STTR Phase I 2005 Department of DefenseArmy
SBC: RIPPLE LLC Topic: OSD05T005
The goal of this program is to use Blind Source Separation (BSS) signal processing techniques to create a novel multi-axis controller for prosthetic limbs based on surface EMG electrode array recordings.STTR Phase I 2005 Department of DefenseArmy
Advanced Robotic Detection of Chemical Agents, Toxic Industrial Gases, and IEDs for Force Health Protection.SBC: IONFINITY, LLC Topic: A06T029
We propose to develop a novel chemical agent sensor through a joint collaborative effort between IonFinity, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and Imaginative Technologies. This chemical sensor consists of 1) a new and powerful detector called a Differential Mobility Spectrometer which has been developed at Imaginative Technologies by team member Dr. Gary Eiceman, and 2) a novel “soft-ionization” ...STTR Phase I 2006 Department of DefenseArmy
SBC: IROBOT CORP. Topic: A07T013
Complex electro-mechanical systems will inevitably fail. These failures can be mitigated by modeling the system and predicting failures. We propose to build Nostra, a system that takes knowledge from domain experts as well as observed data and creates a model-based inference system for predicting failure in electronic systems. The Nostra system consists of three parts: a model, an inference eng ...STTR Phase I 2007 Department of DefenseArmy
SBC: Irvine Sensors Corporation Topic: OSD06NC2
Irvine Sensors Corporation (ISC) together with North Carolina State University propose to develop a novel behavioral technique that is capable of detecting network based intrusions, and can then be used to identify signatures for an Intrusion Prevent Engine (IPE). The behavioral technique proposed detects attacks embedded in different network layers using assertions that can be dynamically updated ...STTR Phase I 2006 Department of DefenseArmy