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Company Information:

Company Name:
deciBel Research, Inc.
Address:
325 Bob Heath Drive
Huntsville, AL
Phone:
(256) 489-6125
URL:
EIN:
421551697
DUNS:
121016096
Number of Employees:
95
Woman-Owned?:
No
Minority-Owned?:
No
HUBZone-Owned?:
No

Commercialization:

Has been acquired/merged with?:
N/A
Has had Spin-off?:
N/A
Has Had IPO?:
N/A
Year of IPO:
N/A
Has Patents?:
N/A
Number of Patents:
N/A
Total Sales to Date $:
$ 0.00
Total Investment to Date $
$ 0.00
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POC Name:
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Narrative:
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Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $1,226,627.00 11
SBIR Phase II $2,968,067.00 3
STTR Phase I $399,291.00 4
STTR Phase II $749,920.00 1

Award List:

Multistatic Discrimination Approaches for Ballistic Missile Defense Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$98,390.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Earl Reed, Senior Exec VP
Abstract:
This effort proposes a new and innovative approach for defeating ballistic missile defense discrimination countermeasures. The use of bistatic and multistatic radar signatures will be exploited to help the Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) defeat many of the stressing discrimination… More

LADAR Discrimination Using Holographic Techniques

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,307.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Enrico C. Poggio, Chief Technical Officer
Abstract:
This effort proposes a unique LADAR system concept, based on holographic methods that can potentially enhance Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) discrimination performance The concept extends conventional holographic methods by exploiting modern beam forming and digital signal processing… More

3D Radar Imaging

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,816.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Enrico Poggio, Chief Technical Officer
Abstract:
This effort proposes the use of three-dimensional radar imaging to potentially enhance Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) performance. The concept extends conventional two-dimensional range-Doppler imaging by exploiting the relative motion of a radar target in an additional plane with respect… More

Advanced Multisensor Fused Track and Discrimination Architecture

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,472.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Enrico C. Poggio, Chief Scientist
Research Institution:
ALABAMA A&M UNIV.
RI Contact:
A. L. Evelyn
Abstract:
This effort proposes to design and demonstrate the concept of an innovative, Advanced BMDS Multisensor Fused Track and Discrimination Architecture that will enhance the generation of a Single Integrated Picture of the Battlespace. This Architecture permits enhancement of sensor-to-sensor track… More

Advanced Signal Processing to Enhance Target Detection & Discrimination In High Countermeasure Environment

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,830.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Bassem Mahafza, President
Research Institution:
ALABAM A&M UNIV. RESEARCH INST
RI Contact:
A. L. Evelyn
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Missile defense radars use wideband waveforms along with coherent processing to extract detailed target features and perform high range /Doppler resolution functions. Reduced RCS targets embedded in high clutter (chaff, or chaff-like fuel debris, etc.) environments present significant… More

Advanced Signal Processing Technologies for BMDS Radars

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,770.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Max Patin, Senior Scientist
Abstract:
While enormous advances in signal processing throughput have been made over the last decade, there still have been expressed limitations of current technology to handle large data samples and extremely high data rate processing present in tactical missile defense sensor systems. Current methods… More

Advanced Multisensor Fused Track and Discrimination Architecture

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / STTR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,920.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Enrico C. Poggio, Chief Technical Officer
Research Institution:
ALABAMA A&M UNIV. RESEARCH INS
RI Contact:
Kevah Heidary
Abstract:
This effort will extend the Phase I design, development, implementation, testing and performance evaluation of an automated prototype Multisensor Attributes and Contextual Information-Aided Track Correlation Algorithm. The proposed algorithm integrates the following modules based modified/enhanced… More

Advanced Signal Processing Technologies for BMDS Radars

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$983,983.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Max Patin, Program Manager
Abstract:
A critical component of the Ballistic Missile Defense System is the high power radar. These radars support the capability to identify, assess, and engage threats to the U.S., deployed forces, and allies. The current radar deployments utilize single-instance, symmetric multiprocessor machines. … More

Passive Infrared Detection of Aerosolized Bacterial Spores

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,992.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Michael Jones, Principal Investigator
Research Institution:
Rochester Institute of Technology
RI Contact:
Michael Gartley
Abstract:
deciBel Research and our university partner, Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)-Center for Imaging Science, propose to develop a dual MWIR/LWIR imaging polarimeter for the detection and discrimination of aerosolized biological spores. The system will exploit spectral absorption and MIE… More

Clutter Suppression and Debris Mitigation Techniques and Algorithms for Missile Defense Radars

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,934.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Enrico Poggio, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
In this SBIR, deciBel Research proposes an innovative debris mitigation approach that includes moving bulk filtering to post-detection processing where it can help verify the classification of lethal object(s) and reduce leakage rather than increase it. Most importantly, we propose collecting the… More

Clutter Suppression and Debris Mitigation Techniques and Algorithms for Missile Defense Radars

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$999,929.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Enrico Poggio, Principal Investigator – (256) 489-6124
Abstract:
Abstract The deciBel/SAIC Team Phase II effort will enhance and refine the design, development, and testing the prototype Environment Characterization and Clutter Mitigation Algorithms developed during Phase I. These enhancements will: 1) provide robustness, 2) permit for automation, while… More

Improved Techniques for Optimistic Modeling

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,847.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Greg Bacon, Principal Investigator – (256) 489-6135
Abstract:
Traditional approaches to synchronization in Modeling and Simulation (M & S) are time-stepped or discrete event-based. These conservative techniques can impose serious penalties in runtime and in opportunity cost where very expensive hardware spends valuable time waiting on results from other… More

Mitigation of the Effects of the Ionosphere on UEWR

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,711.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Geoff Pendleton, Principal Investigator – (256) 489-6193
Abstract:
A model of ionospheric scintillation affecting the performance of the UEWR Thule radar is needed to determine the impact of ionospheic scintillation on the Thule radar"s ability to perform its mission as an element of the fielded missile defense system. The scintillation mitigation effort is… More

Methodologies for Accurate Assessment of Target Characteristics

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,998.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Andrew Harrison, Principal Investigator – (256) 489-6163
Abstract:
Accurate knowledge of a target's radar signature is a critical issue in assessing the performance of the Ballistic Missile Defense (BMDS) system, and digital signature models continue are used extensively in simulation of BMDS elements. Though existing predictive signature codes are fast, they… More

Virtual Receiver/Exciter (VREX) Generalized Simulator with Selectable Waveforms to Support Radar and Software Analysis

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,990.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Enrico Poggio, Principal Investigator – (256) 489-6124
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: The design, development, test, and implementation of a Virtual Receiver/Exciter (VREX) Generalized Digital Radar Stimulator prototype the HSSTM - needed to maintain and upgrade the capabilities of the Space Surveillance Network (SSN) dedicated ground based sensors, based on deciBel… More

Distributed Physics Based Electronic Warfare Object Models

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,984.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
van der, Principal Investigator – (256) 489-6186
Abstract:
Evolving electronic warfare (EW) and its impact throughout the battlefield necessitates simulations. Modern EW simulations do not accurately replicate EW suites and their impacts on radars in real-time, distributed environments. This SBIR intends to develop a real-time simulation replicating enemy… More

Passive Radar Payload on a Nano/Micro-Satellite for Air and Missile Defense

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,880.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Bassem Mahafza, Principal Investigator – (256) 489-6161
Abstract:
The threat to the forces and assets of our armed forces, and our allies, posed by cruise missiles is growing at an alarming rate. As of 2002, there were already 80 countries, including The Peoples Republic of China, Iran, and North Korea, with cruise missiles in their arsenals. Eighteen of these… More

RF-IR Data Fusion

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,997.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Enrico Poggio, Principal INvestigator – (256) 489-6111
Research Institution:
University of Tennessee-Knoxville
RI Contact:
Mongi Abidi
Abstract:
The development and integration of three unique and innovative algorithm prototypes into a"Fused Track and Characterization Schema"are proposed. This Schema will encompass the determination of signatures and characteristics of objects that can be identified by RF and EO/IR Sensors in… More

Mitigation of the Effects of the Ionosphere on UEWR

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$984,155.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Geoff Pendleton, Principal Investigator – (256) 705-3887
Abstract:
We propose to build a model of the Upgraded Early Warning Radar (UEWR), configured for the Thule site, to model the effects of ionospheric scintillation on radar performance. The results of our Phase I investigation show that the physical phenomena driving scintillation link solar energetic events… More