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Company Information:

Name: International Association of Virtual Org
Address: DBA, IAVO Research and Scientific
345 West Main St., Ste. 201
Durham, NC
Located in HUBZone: No
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
Phone: (919) 433-2400

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $1,046,457.00 12
SBIR Phase II $6,855,217.00 9
STTR Phase I $199,839.00 2
STTR Phase II $1,492,780.00 2

Award List:

Automated Digital Elevation Extraction from Multispectral Imaging Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Matt Heric, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,910.00
Abstract:
NASA is seeking improved capabilities to help make Earth measurement easier to use and more reliable for practitioners. Accordingly, we propose to research advanced methods for generating automatically precise elevation data from modern high spatial resolution digital stereoscopic… More

Linear Structural Relations Modeling for Complex Land Cover and Land Use Change

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Matt Heric, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $68,263.00
Abstract:
NASA is seeking improved capabilities that enhance human and machine interaction in support of remote sensing applications. Particular interest involves collaborative operations in dynamic user environments.We propose to research and develop linear structural equation modeling (i.e., LISREL) methods… More

Elevation Data Generation using UAV Imagery

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Matthew Heric, President
Award Amount: $69,860.00
Abstract:
"The US Navy is seeking improved capabilities to generate automatically digital elevation models (DEMs) from digital stereoscopic imagery in support of targeting and navigation. Currently, DEMs are derived primarily from orbiting systems, yet these sourceshave historically not provided the spatial… More

Advanced across-sensor geospatial applications to support battlefield preparation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Matthew Heric, President
Award Amount: $69,450.00
Abstract:
The US Navy seeks science and technology feasibility research emphasizing innovative imagery and data fusion approaches for intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, and exploitation (i.e., ISR). Interest includes using data from multiple sensors/systemsfor comprehensive and timely ISR, supporting… More

Elevation Data Generation using UAV Imagery

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Matthew Heric, President
Award Amount: $449,951.00
Abstract:
The US Navy is seeking improved capabilities to generate automatically digital elevation models (DEMs) from digital stereoscopic imagery in support of targeting and navigation. Currently, DEMs are derived primarily from orbiting systems, yet these sources have historically not provided the spatial… More

Advanced across-sensor geospatial applications to support battlefield preparation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Matthew Heric, President
Award Amount: $450,451.00
Abstract:
The US Navy seeks science and technology feasibility research emphasizing innovative imagery and data fusion approaches for intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, and exploitation (i.e., ISR). Interest includes using data from multiple sensors/systems for comprehensive and timely ISR,… More

Multi-Sensor Terrain Fusion

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Matthew Heric, President
Award Amount: $99,628.00
Abstract:
The Navy is seeking improved capabilities to generate automatically elevation data products and have updatable and retrievable output via an automated advanced tactical terrain database system, supporting the Tomahawk Cruise Missile Program. The envisioned end-to-end solution must be able to… More

Object/Target Discrimination, Recognition, and Identification

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: John Merchant, President
Award Amount: $79,937.00
Abstract:
Automatic target recognition independent of range and orientation is achieved by using a very different type and much reduced quantity (fewer pixels) of visual information, easily derived from the output of any standard image sensor by variance sub-sampling. The very low pixel density of the… More

Multi-Sensor Terrain Fusion

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Matthew Heric, President
Award Amount: $733,162.00
Abstract:
The Navy is seeking improved capabilities to generate automatically elevation data products and have updatable and retrievable output via an automated advanced tactical terrain database system, supporting the Tomahawk Cruise Missile Program. The envisioned end-to-end solution must be able to… More

Automatic Three-Dimensional (3-D) Target Template Generation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Brian Pinette, Program Manager
Award Amount: $147,009.00
Abstract:
The US Navy seeks improved capabilities to generate automatically 3-D target template data in support of the Tomahawk Cruise Missile Program. Our collective approach herein is divided between: (1) feature generation using enhancements to the IAVO TrueDEM DEM extraction tool and (2) a new high-level… More

Automatic Three-Dimensional (3-D) Target Template Generation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Eric Lester, Program Manager
Award Amount: $999,934.00
Abstract:
The US Navy is seeking improved capabilities to quickly and efficiently generate 3-D target templates (or "site models") to support such operational systems as the Tomahawk Command and Control Systems (TC2S), Distributed Common Ground Station-Navy (DCGS-N), and collateral damage assessment (e.g.,… More

Exploiting Raster Maps for Imagery Analysis

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: U. OF UTAH, SCHOOL OF COMPUTING
Principal Investigator: Eric Lester, VP
Award Amount: $99,944.00
RI Contact: Tom Henderson
Abstract:
The US Air Force seeks innovative technologies to exploit available map data to provide a contextual backdrop for imagery. This contextual backdrop will allow the imagery analyst to more rapidly and accurately exploit the data for further processing. Maps provide a wealth of information, such as… More

Modeling and Prediction of Asymmetric Threat Learning Processes

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Martin Ragusky, Vice President
Award Amount: $69,947.00
Abstract:
The USN is seeking innovative solutions to model and aid in the prediction of enemy course of action with emphasis on learning, adaptation, and intent. While analysts and strategists are well-versed in tracking threats against conventional military targets, the new asymmetric threats posed by… More

Platform routing and data fusion technologies for Cooperative ISR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: CUBRC
Principal Investigator: Brad Grinstead, Sr. Systems Engineer
Award Amount: $99,895.00
RI Contact: James Llinas
Abstract:
The US Air Force seeks innovative techniques and algorithms to investigate optimal platform routing that optimizes collection for fusion metric benefits, while also satisfying collection and de-confliction requirements. The primary focus in this regard is on the combination of both… More

Exploiting Raster Maps for Imagery Analysis

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: UNIV. OF UTAH
Principal Investigator: Brad Grinstead, Senior Image Scientist
Award Amount: $742,856.00
RI Contact: James Taylor
Abstract:
The US Air Force seeks innovative technologies to conflate available map data to geospatial imagery. This conflation will allow for supporting imagery analysts as well as automate production in digital terrain database generation facilities. In short, the desired capability should allow the user… More

Multi-Sensor Terrain Fusion

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Brad Grinstead, Chief Scientist
Award Amount: $1,044,141.00
Abstract:
The development under this effort will take the innovative techniques and concepts implemented in IAVO"s GeoGenesis software and take them to the next level; making them available for operational usage. Currently GeoGenesis spans a broad range of applications including imagery exploitation,… More

Platform routing and data fusion technologies for Cooperative ISR - fmCortex

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: CUBRC
Principal Investigator: Brad Grinstead, Sr. Scientist
Award Amount: $749,924.00
RI Contact: Kevin W. Leous
Abstract:
The focus of our initial work was to research and lay the foundation to develop a system to effectively manage linear and collaborative workflows in a context of existing and unfolding mission requirements using advanced methodologies to address sequencing in task allocation and distribution… More

Automatic Three-Dimensional (3-D) Target Template Generation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Brad Grinstead, Chief Scientist
Award Amount: $776,355.00
Abstract:
The development under this effort will take the innovative 3D feature extraction techniques and concepts implemented in IAVO's GeoGenesisr software, specifically our FeatureXTractTM module, and take them to the next level; making them available for operation usage. Our current 3D feature extraction… More

Automatic Three-Dimensional (3-D) Target Template Generation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Brad Grinstead, Chief Scientist – (919) 433-2410
Award Amount: $1,351,254.00
Abstract:
The development under this effort will take the innovative 3D feature extraction techniques and concepts implemented in IAVO's GeoGenesis software, specifically our FeatureXTractTM module, and take them to the next level; making them available for operation usage. Our current 3D feature… More

Integrated Power System Manager (IPSManager)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Jenn Carter, Division Director
Award Amount: $79,988.00
Abstract:
The Navy requires methods for automated real time power management that optimize fuel resources, predict future energy requirements and create aggregate level models for dynamic management of devices within integrated power systems. The need to monitor and control energy resources will increase as… More

Advanced Real-Time Imagery Fusion for Targeting and Mission Planning Using Volumetric Display

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Brad Grinstead, Chief Scientist
Award Amount: $79,935.00
Abstract:
The US Navy seeks innovative capabilities for the accurate and efficient volumetric display of geospatial data in real-time on a small form factor to support feature extraction for targeting in forward deployed environments. To meet this requirement, IAVO Research and Scientific proposes the… More

Sensor Data Fusion

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Jenn Carter, Division Director: Special Projects – (919) 433-2405
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
MDA seeks to maximize the utility of collected sensor data through a fusion architecture that provides an integrated view of the battlespace. IAVO proposes research and development of a fusion architecture, which employs novel algorithmic techniques using a foundation of sound stochastic theory,… More

Advanced Real-Time Imagery Fusion for 3-Dimensional Targeting and Mission Planning

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Brad Grinstead, Vice President of R&D – (919) 404-9244
Award Amount: $749,991.00
Abstract:
The US Navy seeks innovative technologies to fuse dynamic imagery and static models into a single synthesized multi-sensor scene. This data fusion will allow targeting and mission planning in a volumetric 3D space, a feat which has never before been available. To readily move to the next frontier in… More

Integrated Power System Manager (IPSManager)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Brad Grinstead, Vice President of R&D – (919) 404-9244
Award Amount: $299,978.00
Abstract:
Motivated by the uncertainty in rising fuel expense and fleet total ownership costs, the US Navy is currently addressing power and energy management as a prime research focus area with the goal of strategically allocating energy resources to increase efficiency. In support of these goals, they have… More

A Real-Time Fault Management Software System for Distributed Environments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Brad Grinstead, Senior Mathematician
Award Amount: $112,530.00
Abstract:
DyMA-FM (Dynamic Multivariate Assessment for Fault Management) is a software architecture for real-time fault management. Designed to run in a distributed environment, DyMA-FM enables model-based reasoning and predictive modeling for FM applications. With the appropriate hardware, DyMA-FM can… More