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Company Information:

Company Name: Black River Systems Company, Inc.
City: Utica
State: NY
Zip+4: 13502-
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: http://www.brsc.com
Phone: (315) 732-7385

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $2,975,449.00 29
SBIR Phase II $10,392,921.00 12
STTR Phase I $99,921.00 1

Award List:

Innovative Phenomenology Characterization and Advanced Algorithms

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Michael Krumme, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $99,906.00
Abstract:
"Black River Systems Co., Inc. and Polatin Corporation propose to develop algorithmic models, data collection methodologies and a proof-of-concept prototype data collection system to accurately characterize the dielectric constants of foliage at VHF/UHFfrequencies and subsurface geologies at HF… More

Novel Concepts for Multi-Mission Radar

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Walter Szczepanski, Chief Scientist
Award Amount: $99,975.00
Abstract:
"Black River Systems Co., Inc. proposes to develop techniques for the simultaneous detection, track and geo-location of air and ground targets for a multi-mission radar. An integrated multi-phase development plan is presented which leverages Black RiverSystem's radar systems/analysis/simulation and… More

Innovative Adaptive Processing Techniques for Wideband and Multi-Band Conformal Arrays

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Grant Lavery, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $99,888.00
Abstract:
The Black River Systems Co., Inc. and Syracuse Research Corporation team proposes to investigate and demonstrate multi-mission adaptive processing techniques for use with wideband and multi-band conformal arrays to achieve high detection probability andlow false alarm rates in the presence of severe… More

Hybridized Full Wave ? Asymptotic Electromagnetic (EM) Computational Engine for Antenna Computer Aided Design (CAD)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Alan George, TBD
Award Amount: $69,955.00
Abstract:
Black River Systems (with consultant Dr. Tapan Sarkar, and Stiefvater Consultants inc.) proposes to develop a hybrid electromagnetic modeling compute engine. This hybrid engine will model the small features of antenna/vehicle structure simultaneously withthe large environmental features, executing… More

Hybridized Full Wave ? Asymptotic Electromagnetic (EM) Computational Engine for Antenna Computer Aided Design (CAD)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Alan George, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $746,515.00
Abstract:
Black River Systems (with Dr. Tapan Sarkar of OHRN, and Stiefvater Consultants Inc.) proposes a hybrid electromagnetic modeling compute engine. This hybrid engine will model the small features of antenna/vehicle structure simultaneously with the large environmental features, executing on both… More

Coalition Shared Database Implementation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Mathew DePasquale, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,992.00
Abstract:
Black River Systems Company, Inc. proposes to research, design and demonstrate a cost effective, bandwidth efficient information storage and dissemination system to provide a more robust awareness of the battlefield and fully exploit the capabilities of coalition systems. Targeted towards the… More

Waveforms for Simultaneous Air and Ground Surveillance Operations

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Walter Szczepanski, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,998.00
Abstract:
Black River Systems Co., Inc. and L-3 Communications, Government Services, Inc. propose to develop advanced diverse waveforms and processing techniques compatible with a new Multiple Input-Multiple Output (MIMO) radar architecture that provide simultaneous surveillance of air and ground targets for… More

Adaptive Tasking of Radar and Optical Sensors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Peter J. Shea, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,990.00
Abstract:
Today's battlefield environment contains large number of sensors onboard multiple platforms. This set of sensors types includes SAR, EO/IR, GMTI, AMTI, HSI, MSI, and video and for each sensor type there may be multiple modalities. In an attempt to maximize sensor performance, today's sensors employ… More

Adaptive Tasking of Radar and Optical Sensors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Peter Shea, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $741,870.00
Abstract:
Today's battlefield environment contains large number of sensors onboard multiple platforms. This set of sensors types includes SAR, EO/IR, GMTI, AMTI, HSI, MSI, and video and for each sensor type there may be multiple modalities. In an attempt to maximize sensor performance, today's sensors employ… More

Data Fusion Handoff

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Peter Shea, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $79,924.00
Abstract:
As the military continues to move forward with an increased number of sensor and resulting fusion systems, it becomes necessary for these systems to be to communicate efficiently and effectively. This is especially important to the US Navy as they address the maritime domain awareness (MDA) problem.… More

Prioritization for Improved Effectiveness of Co-Located Wide and Narrow Field-of-View Sensors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Peter Shea, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,928.00
Abstract:
Today's battlefield environment contains a large number of sensors onboard multiple platforms. This set of sensors types includes SAR, EO/IR, GMTI, AMTI, HSI, MSI, and video and for each sensor type there may be multiple modalities. Of particular interest for this topic, is the use of GMTI and EO/IR… More

Random Radar

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: SYRACUSE RESEARCH CORP.
Principal Investigator: Walter Szczepanski, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,921.00
RI Contact: Barry Clark
Abstract:
Black River Systems Co., Inc. and Syracuse Research Corporation propose to develop a portable self-contained sensor, of size consistent with carriage and operation by a single airman, mounting on a pickup truck or a C-130 aircraft, capable of standoff sense-through-the-wall detection and location of… More

Airborne Parasitic Bistatic Radar System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Walter Szczepanski, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $149,927.00
Abstract:
Black River Systems Co., Inc. and Syracuse Research Corporation propose to develop an airborne PC-based passive surveillance system that utilizes non-cooperative radar transmissions to generate a bistatic radar picture. The system design will balance detection performance with system cost, weight,… More

Intelligent Integration of Human Cognition into the Fused Reasoning Process

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Steven Mercurio, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $99,998.00
Abstract:
The goal of this Phase I effort is foster human interaction with automated systems via a collaborative learning environment to benefit from the collective and dynamic knowledge of a team of experienced analysts. This will be accomplished by applying proven commercial collaborative learning… More

GMTI Forensics Analysis Tools

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Steven Mercurio, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $99,984.00
Abstract:
Black River Systems Co., Inc. propose to develop a forensic analysis system that provides various levels of data exploitation via tracking and fusion of GMTI and other data sources with a layered approach that provides the analyst with tools to perform data mining, adaptive criteria for event… More

Innovative Sensing Techniques for Urban Operations

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Walter Szczepanski, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,971.00
Abstract:
Black River Systems Co., Inc. and EnerLab, Inc. propose to investigate and develop advanced signal processing techniques necessary for radar detection, imaging and characterization of dismounts in urban environments. We will investigate the feasibility of developing, testing, and implementing a… More

Advanced EA and EMI Radar Processing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Walter Szczepanski, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,937.00
Abstract:
Black River Systems Co., Inc. and EnerLab, Inc. propose to develop techniques that can determine whether radar returns are from direct reception, bistatic reception of similar radars, or from advanced deceptive jammers. The primary focus of the proposed research is to investigate the feasibility of… More

Airborne Parasitic Bistatic Radar System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: James Graham, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $749,996.00
Abstract:
Black River Systems Co., Inc. proposes to develop an airborne PC-based passive surveillance radar system that utilizes non-cooperative radar transmissions to generate a bistatic radar picture. This "software radar" implementation will provide maximum flexibility, while minimizing hardware size,… More

Innovative Multi-Channel Processing for Detection of Slow Moving and Crossing Targets

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Walter Szczepanski, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $1,229,752.00
Abstract:
Black River Systems Co., Inc. proposes to perform radar system operational and performance trades for detecting slow moving and crossing targets in dense clutter, and to establish the analytic basis of a new innovative technique, Spatial-Temporal Differential Analysis (STDA). Comparisons of radar… More

Anomaly Detection and Intelligent Sensor Resource Management

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey Brandstadt, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $98,971.00
Abstract:
Recent DoD programs have furthered intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) objectives by advancing the state-of-the-art in sensor resource management and target tracking. The majority of this work, however, has focused upon the problem of tracking a handful of high value targets for… More

Multi-Sensor Tracking and Fusion for Space Radar Application

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Mark Kozak, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,962.00
Abstract:
Black River proposes a solution for Space Radar Multi-Sensor Tracking and Fusion that considers the specific advantages and challenges offered by LEO and MEO constellations. Our approach to this research topic is three-fold in that we will characterize the expected yield of the radar modes given… More

Intelligent Integration of Human Cognition

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Timothy Hughes, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $741,566.00
Abstract:
Human cognition has played a major role in many past programs that we have had experience with. This includes the "Affordable Moving Surface Target Exploitation" (AMSTE) and NetTrack programs. Although each program approached the tracking and fusion problem from a different aspect and with various… More

GMTI Forensics Analysis Tools

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Mark Kozak, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $743,007.00
Abstract:
Black River Systems Co., Inc. has developed an innovative approach to traffic flow normalcy modeling of that operates on GMTI tracks and utilizes aspects of macroscopic and mesoscopic modeling. The algorithms do not require long term tracks or even pure tracks. Flow based conservation of mass… More

Data Fusion Handoff

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Peter Shea, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $743,043.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: As the military continues to move forward with an increased number of sensor and resulting fusion systems, it becomes necessary for these systems to be to communicate efficiently and effectively. This is especially important to the Air Force as they address the persistent layered sensing… More

Hyperspectral Imaging Sensor Based Feature Aided Tracking

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Rober Kapfer, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $98,915.00
Abstract:
The primary objective of this effort is to research and develop advanced algorithms suitable for spectral signature extraction and spectral matching to improve full motion video (FMV) multi-target track longevity and purity. Black River Systems Company proposes a systems level approach to improving… More

Ground Moving Target Indicator (GMTI) Radar Discrimination of Combatants versus Animals in Severe Clutter

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: James Graham, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $98,937.00
Abstract:
Advanced GMTI radars provide the capability to detect and track both ground vehicles and dismounted troops both in the open and under foliage. Sources of false alarms for these systems include the detection of animals because of their similar speed of movement and radar cross-section to individual… More

Anomaly Detection

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey Brandstadt, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $742,077.00
Abstract:
Recent DoD programs have furthered intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) objectives by advancing the state-of-the-art in sensor resource management and target tracking. The majority of this work, however, has focused upon the problem of tracking a handful of high value targets for… More

Next Generation Sensor Resource Management for Persistent and Responsive Situational Awareness

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Peter Shea, Dir of New Product Develo
Award Amount: $99,942.00
Abstract:
Todays battlefield environment contains a large number of sensors onboard multiple platforms. In an attempt to maximize sensor performance, todays sensors employ rudimentary or in some cases inflexible sensor tasking schemes which are highly tuned approaches that are not very robust to changes in… More

Automated Adversarial Course of Action Model Generation and Reasoning for Satellite Protection (commercial/military)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: William Copeland, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,877.00
Abstract:
Black River Systems Company proposes to develop and demonstrate an innovative simulation technology to dynamically reason and generate adversarial Space Course of Action (COA) models/playbooks and graphical node and link analysis of intended adversary counterspace actions. The proposed simulation… More

Bistatic Radar Receiver/Processor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: James Graham, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $79,819.00
Abstract:
This multi-phase program will develop an accurate automated passive, single-airborne-platform, non-cooperative emitter geolocation capability which utilizes radar transmissions and leverages knowledge-aided techniques. This capability will include the ability to utilize varied information sources,… More

Reducing time for forensic analysis of multi sensor GMTI from Days to Hours

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Michael Blount, Principal Investigator – (315) 732-7385
Award Amount: $99,912.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: In today"s war environment, leaders are generating more Requests for Information than ever to support the fight and the MTI sensors providing beneficial information to service these requests are growing in number and capability. Thus analysts must have utilities at their disposal… More

Optimizing Track-to-Track Data Fusion for Variable Cases

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Peter Shea, Principal Investigator – (315) 732-7385
Award Amount: $79,960.00
Abstract:
In current tracking and data fusion applications, each mission, each scenario, each different configuration of sensors and measurement types typically results in a different tracking algorithm or configuration that produces the optimal performance results. However, the ability to quickly and easily… More

Behavioral Discrimination of Moving Targets in Ground Moving Target Indicator (GMTI) Radar

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Dale Klamer, Principal Investigator – (315) 732-7385
Award Amount: $99,959.00
Abstract:
Black River Systems, with notable GMTI radar/tracking experience coupled with our recent work to characterize and model dismounts, proposes an innovative algorithmic approach to discriminate between humans and wildlife based on motion analysis. We developed the BRAT Tracker used on a daily basis to… More

Performance Prediction for Airborne Multistatic Radar

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Paul Rivkin, Principal Investigator – (315) 732-7385
Award Amount: $149,996.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Development and deployment of airborne multistatic radar systems and the algorithms that control them can be greatly aided by accurate modeling and performance prediction. Capturing physical, electromagnetic and environmental real-world effects of multistatics in a simulation capability… More

Reducing Time for Forensic Analysis of Multi Sensor GMTI from Days to Hours

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Michael Blount, Principal Investigator – (315) 732-7385
Award Amount: $1,499,702.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: In today"s war environment, our leaders are generating more Requests for Information to support the fight than ever and the MOVINT sensors providing beneficial information to service these requests are growing in number and capability and thus data volume is increasing. To… More

Airborne Parasitic Bistatic Radar System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: James Graham, Principal Investigator – (315) 732-7385
Award Amount: $749,568.00
Abstract:
Phase II.5 of the Airborne Parasitic Bistatic Radar (APBR) program will demonstrate successful operation of the APBR system on multiple airborne platforms in varying clutter environments. The objective of the Airborne Parasitic Bistatic Radar (APBR) program is to develop a compact airborne PC-based… More

Performance Prediction for Airborne Multistatic Radar

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Paul Rivkin, Principal Investigator – (315) 732-7385
Award Amount: $749,914.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Development and deployment of airborne multistatic radar systems and the algorithms that control them can be greatly aided by accurate modeling and performance prediction. Capturing physical, electromagnetic and environmental real-world effects of multistatics in a simulation capability… More

Validation of Automatic Ground Moving Target Indicator Exploitation Algorithms

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dale Klamer, Principal Investigator – (315) 732-7385
Award Amount: $149,989.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Today"s analysts have an exceptional amount of GMTI intelligence readily available to them for servicing Requests for Information (RFI) because of the growing plethora of GMTI collection systems and multiple forensic data archives; however, only a small fraction of this GMTI is… More

Fully Adaptive Radar

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Michael Krumme, Principal Investigator – (315) 732-7385
Award Amount: $149,941.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: The challenge set by Fully Adaptive radar tech techniques is how to best optimize all of the possible radar settings all of the possible transmit and receive degrees of freedom to maximize radar performance. The available degrees of freedom, including transmitter parameters such as… More

Autonomous Sensing and Deciding Framework Processor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Dale Klamer, Principal Investigator – (315) 732-7385
Award Amount: $149,971.00
Abstract:
Our objective is to develop an innovative cognitive knowledge-aided information processing framework to take very high rate intelligence data streams over wide areas and autonomously highlight AOIs and targets for the image analyst without a priori knowledge of the area or location of the individual… More

Fusion in a Cloud

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Peter Shea, Principal Investigator – (315) 732-7385
Award Amount: $79,925.00
Abstract:
One of the major benefits of tactical cloud computing is improved net-centric capabilities and operations with the objective of information dominance. The reassign-able pools of computing resources and efficient information across operational boundaries can produce a more accurate and up to date… More

Autonomous Sensing and Deciding Framework Processor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Dale Klamer, Principal Investigator – (315) 732-7385
Award Amount: $955,911.00
Abstract:
Our objective is to develop an innovative cognitive knowledge-aided information processing framework to take very high rate intelligence data streams over wide areas and autonomously highlight Areas-of-Interest (AOIs) and targets for the image analyst without a priori knowledge of the area or… More