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Company Information:

Company Name: Intelligent Automation, Inc.
City: Rockville
State: MD
Zip+4: 20855-2737
Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: http://www.i-a-i.com
Phone: (301) 294-5221

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $44,605,080.09 504
SBIR Phase II $122,532,665.13 180
STTR Phase I $5,148,460.00 59
STTR Phase II $14,988,559.00 24

Award List:

A ROBOT VISION SYSTEM BASED ON PIPE AUGMENTED BY A MINIMAL STRUCTURED LIGHT SYSTEM

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr Leonard S Haynes
Award Amount: $56,415.00

APPLICATION OF THE STEWART PLATFORM IN THE HIGH SPEED, HIGH ACCURACY DOMAIN

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Leonard S. Haynes
Award Amount: $50,000.00

A ROBOT VISION SYSTEM BASED ON PIPE AUGMENTED BY A MINIMAL STRUCTURED LIGHT SYSTEM

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr Leonard S Haynes
Award Amount: $492,000.00
Abstract:
This proposal proposes an approach to 3-d vision which will be practical for use in industrial and military applications of robots such as the puma 560. the key components of the proposal are pipe, which stands for pipelined image processing engine, augmented with a compact structured light… More

APPLICATION OF THE STEWART PLATFORM IN THE HIGH SPEED, HIGH ACCURACY DOMAIN

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Leonard S. Haynes
Award Amount: $224,878.00
Abstract:
The stewart platform is a six degree of freedom parallel manipulator. it has been successfully applied in low speed,low accuracy applications. the stewart platform provides exceptional mechanical stiffness and is easy and cost effective to manufacture. no research has been done in the application of… More

AN APPROACH TO SPECIFYING FINE MANIPULATION TASKS FOR INTELLIGENT ROBOTS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Leonard S Haynes , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $49,954.00
Abstract:
Experience has proven that exploiting robots for manipulation tasks is much more difficult than engineers hadexpected and many attempts at automating tasks requiring robotic manipulation have failed. research has led the grantees to believe that a formal approach to specifying thesteps required for… More

TELEROBOT CONTROL INTERFACE BASED ON CONSTRAINTS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Leonard S. Haynes , President
Award Amount: $49,960.00
Abstract:
Even with the best available telepresence systems, and the most dextrous manipulators, it is time consuming and unreliable to perform fine manipulation via teleoperation because of the limited tactile and force feedback. for fine manipulation tasks, the goal should be to generate reliable,… More

NEURAL NET COMPUTER CONTROLLER FOR A SIX AXIS MANIPULATOR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Dr Leonard S Haynes , President
Award Amount: $49,775.00
Abstract:
A six legged parallel link manipulator (called a stewart platform) has the ability to perform six degree of freedom manipulation, and is mechanically much simpler than conventional serial mechanisms with similar manipulative capability. despite their mechanical simplicity, such mechanisms have not… More

SMACK: SMART MANUAL CONVERSION KIT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr Jacqueline Haynes
Award Amount: $55,553.00
Abstract:
The purpose of the project is to develop an architecture and prototype for a computer-based tool that will automate the conversion of paper documents (technical manuals, including both text and graphics) into a format that is suitable for interactive electronic display. our proposed format will also… More

OPEN ARCHITECTURE FOR ELECTRONIC DESIGN AND SUPPORT TOOLS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Leonard S Haynes
Award Amount: $57,574.00

OPEN ARCHITECTURE FOR ELECTRONIC DESIGN AND SUPPORT TOOLS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Leonard S Haynes
Award Amount: $473,570.00
Abstract:
We propose to develop a set of formal abstract data model which will create an open architecture for electronics compputer-aided deign, evaluation, test, and diagnosis tools. our architecture is modeled after the highly succesful open system interocnnection reference model which has become the… More

QUADRUPED ROBOTIC VEHICLE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Leonard S Haynes , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $49,790.00
Abstract:
A rescue vehicle which could not approach the area of an accident or of battle damage due to debris blocking its path would be useless when it was needed most. this proposal outlines a novel approach to implementing a legged robotic vehicle which would be usable in situations where tracked or… More

THIS PROPOSAL OUTLINES A SIMPLE YET ACCURATE APPROACH TO MEASURING THE POSITION AND ORIENTATION OF A ROBOT.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOC
Principal Investigator: Dr Leonard S Haynes
Award Amount: $34,970.00
Abstract:
This proposal outlines a simple yet accurate approach to measuring the position and orientation of a robot. the mechanism can be used to make both static and dynamic measurements. two versions of the design are proposed; the first version having high accuracy over a small work volume,and the second… More

MODULAR OPEN ARCHITECTURE INTELLIGENT CONTROLLERS FOR GENERAL PURPOSE MACHINE TOOLS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Leonard Haynes , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $49,425.00
Abstract:
The low end ngc implementations should be more cost effective than international competition, but it is the high end ngc controllers where new capabilities will result. high end ngc systems should provide accuracy and surface finish not achievable without ngc's capability to incorporate real-time… More

SIX DEGREE OF FREEDOM ACTIVE VIBRATION DAMPING FOR SPACE APPLICATIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Leonard S Haynes , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $66,262.00
Abstract:
Intelligent automation, incorporated has spent two years investigating and then simulating control of a high speed, high precision, six degree of freedom motion stage based on a six legged parallel link manipulator. our system exploits six magnetostrictive actuators, one in series with each… More

SIX DEGREE OF FREEDOM ACTIVE VIBRATION DAMPING FOR SPACE APPLICATIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $49,373.00

SIX DEGREE OF FREEDOM ACTIVE VIBRATION DAMPING FOR SPACE APPLICATIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $498,552.00
Abstract:
This project deals with vibration damping in space applications. the company has spent two years investigatingand then simulating control of a high-speed, high-precision,six-degree-of-freedom motion stage based on a six-legged, parallel-link manipulator. this system exploits six magnetostrictive… More

FAST 3D IMAGING

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Leonard S. Haynes , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $49,985.00

GROUND-BASED MOBILE MINE SYSTEM

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Leonard S. Haynes Ph.d.
Award Amount: $49,838.00

ADVANCED INDUCTION SERVOMOTOR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Leonard S. Haynes , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $49,932.00

VEHICLE NAVIGATION USING 3D CAMERA

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Leonard S. Haynes
Award Amount: $49,487.00

VEHICLE NAVIGATION USING 3D CAMERA

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Leonard S. Haynes
Award Amount: $498,250.00
Abstract:
An autonomous airfield repair vehicle (arv) will need to be able to navigate through an area to perform repair operations on runways and taxiways. in order to simplify use, it is imperative that only the onboard sensors and memory resident topographical map be used for this navigation. intelligent… More

Six Degree of Freedom Active/Passive Launch Isolation System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr. Zheng Geng
Award Amount: $47,361.00
Abstract:
Intelligent Automation, Incorporated, has demonstrated a sixdegree of freedom vibration control system capable of providing active structural vibration control and vibration isolation. Our work differs from the enormous wealth of work already done in active vibration isolation because our work… More

Intrusion Detection Using Fast 3D Imaging

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Leonard S. Haynes
Award Amount: $49,774.00
Abstract:
The problem described in the RFP is to build a system which will be able to detect intrusion from a moving platform. The solution herein proposed is based on a new type of camera designed by Intelligent Automation, Incorporated. This new type of camera produces a three dimensional image of the scene… More

OPTICAL HIGH SPEED DIMENSIONAL INSPECTION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Leonard Haynes
Award Amount: $49,828.00
Abstract:
Researchers are presenting a new concept in dimensional inspection based on a fast 3-d imaging (f3di). the fast 3-d imager is a camera which generates 3-d images in real-time, with almost no computation required. the value of each pixel in the image represents the distance from the camera's focal… More

Multi-Degree of Freedom Isokinetic Machine

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Leonard S. Haynes
Award Amount: $49,366.00
Abstract:
One of the most common types of physical rehabilitation equipment is an isokinetic machine. Isokinetic machines are used to both measure and stress the muscles in upper extremities, lower extremities, and trunk. There are thousands of isokinetic machines in daily use in physical therapy applications… More

Terfenol-D Active-Truss Strut

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Leonard Haynes
Award Amount: $49,785.00

Battle Management Based On Autonomous Agents

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Leonard S. Haynes
Award Amount: $58,506.00

FAST 3D IMAGING

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Leonard S. Haynes , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $476,348.00

Enhancing Projective Tests Using Computer Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Jacqueline A. Haynes
Award Amount: $50,000.00

GROUND-BASED MOBILE MINE SYSTEM

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Leonard S. Haynes Ph.d.
Award Amount: $250,000.00
Abstract:
In all recent conflicts, mines have played very significant roles. mines are generally low cost compared to other types of weapons, yet they can cause severe physical damage to the enemy, and their psychological impact can be great. with mines, the enemy can never feel safe. although effective,… More

Battle Management Based On Autonomous Agents

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Leonard S. Haynes
Award Amount: $200,000.00
Abstract:
Battle management can be viewed, at least in part, as a complex optimization problem where there are threats of varying capability, and there are assets which can be used to sense and engage or intercept the threats. the problem is complicated by the fact that most of the sensor information has… More

Scalable High Performance Computing Using Autonomous Agents

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Leonard Haynes
Award Amount: $94,609.00
Abstract:
The study of "deterministically chaotic" systems is embryonic and its application to real-time simulation and control is just beginning. A process is determininistically chaotic, as opposed to random if its current value depends on its previous values, but its current value is not predictable.… More

High-Speed, Low-Cost, Large-Scale DNA Sequencer

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Steven Gordon
Award Amount: $74,990.00
Abstract:
Current methods for sequencing DNA would require hundreds of expensive sequencingmachines, hundreds of reaction preparation robot systems, several man-decades of work, and billionsof dollars to completely sequence the human genome. There are potentially much higher payoffs indeveloping new automated… More

Application of the Inversion Channel Technology for Electro-Optical Interconnects for Wide Temperature Ranges

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Patrik A. Evaldsson
Award Amount: $69,386.00
Abstract:
The Inversion Channel Technology is proposed as a solution for the electro-optic interfaces used in space based operations that must operate over a wide temperature range. This technology enables monolithic integration of vertical cavity surface emitting lasers, vertical cavity resonant detectors… More

Highly Parallel Oligo Synthesizer for DNA Sequencing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Steven Gordon
Award Amount: $74,915.00

Terfenol-D Active-Truss Strut

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Leonard Haynes
Award Amount: $472,999.00

Robot Pose Measurement System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Leonard S. Haynes
Award Amount: $69,086.00

Optoelectronic Processors Implemented in the Inversion Channel Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr. Patrik Evaldsson
Award Amount: $59,952.00

MIDIS/BIT Design System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Leonard S. Haynes
Award Amount: $69,800.00

FUZZY CMAC NEURAL NETWORKS AND FLIGHT VEHICLE CONTROL

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Zheng Geng, Phd
Award Amount: $59,646.00

FUZZY CMAC NEURAL NETWORKS AND FLIGHT VEHICLE CONTROL

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Zheng Geng, Phd
Award Amount: $500,000.00
Abstract:
Future flight vehicles will require incredased speed, precision, and survivability under a wider variety of flight conditions than current technology supports. The traditional role of flight control systems (FCS) in providing stability and command augmentations must be expanded to achieve enhanced… More

Highly Parallel Oligo Synthesizer for DNA Sequencing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Steven Gordon
Award Amount: $649,772.00
Abstract:
Using current methods for sequencing DNA, billions of dollars will be required to sequence theentire human genome. The development of new techniques is much more likely to produce a costeffective means of meeting the goals of the Human Genome Project. One important component ofassembling a… More

Enhancing Projective Tests Using Computer Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Jacqueline A. Haynes
Award Amount: $531,816.00
Abstract:
The research will apply state-of-the-art computer technology in digital sound, voice recognition, artificial intelligence, and graphical user interfaces to enhance the administration and scoring of a projective test which assesses social development in children and adolescents. Phase I objectives… More

MIDIS/BIT Design System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Leonard S. Haynes
Award Amount: $560,356.00
Abstract:
We propose to meet the needs of this solicitation by designing a complete sytem for the design and instantiation of microelectronic display (MIDIS) technology on individual printed circuit boards (PCBs). MIDIS technology is a system of on-board built-in test couled with both local and remote display… More

Robot Pose Measurement System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Leonard S. Haynes
Award Amount: $579,090.00
Abstract:
The primary objective of this project is to devise and build a prototype system that tracks the position and orientation of a mobile robot. Tasks such as ammunition handling, resupply, and logistics applications often make use of mobile robots such as a Cybermotion robot. These mobile robots have a… More

Optical High Speed Dimensional Inspection

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Z. Jason Geng
Award Amount: $99,707.00
Abstract:
Images are two dimensional and the world is three dimensional. This fundamental difference greatly limits the utility of image processing in many potential applications. Intelligent Automation has designed and is currently building an entirely new type of electronic camera. Our camera will generate… More

Scalable High Performance Computing Using Autonomous Agents

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Dr. Leonard S. Haynes
Award Amount: $69,410.00

Real-time Calibration and Dynamic Error Compensation for an Octahedral Hexapod-based Machine Tool or Coordin

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Leonard Haynes
Award Amount: $64,895.00

Optoelectronic Processors Implemented in the Inversion Channel Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr. Patrik Evaldsson
Award Amount: $724,686.00
Abstract:
The Inversion Channel Technology is proposed as the basis for optical interconnections to address imaging system applications requiring high interconnection densities and fast data transfer. This technology has produced vertical cavity surface emitting lasers (=2 mA threshold), vertical cavity… More

Product-Process Development Using Autonomous Agents

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Kutluban Erol
Award Amount: $69,801.00
Abstract:
This proposal describes a new innovative approach to concurrent product-process development. The resulting system will also allow integrated development of production planning and scheduling, including external supplier integration. Our approach is based on the paradigm of autonomous agents. This… More

New Passive Material for Vibration Isolation and Soundproofing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Leonard S. Haynes, Ph.d.
Award Amount: $59,636.00
Abstract:
This proposal details a new concept in passive sound and vibration absorption. Our approach will have vastly superior performance over a broader range of frequencies for sound absorption and vibration isolation than currently available approaches. It could be easily applied to submarine surfaces for… More

Multifunction Phased Array

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr Leonard S. Haynes
Award Amount: $99,177.00
Abstract:
With the advent of spread-spectrum RF systems and dense electromagnetic environments, conventional methods of controlling antenna-to-antenna interference such as frequency management and adaptive beamforming are of limited utility. While spread spectrum offers resistance to some types of… More

Micro Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (MUAV) System Design and Operation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Joseph Iseman
Award Amount: $98,491.00
Abstract:
A small 15cm Micro Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (MUAV), applicable in military and civilian environments, is feasible within the near future. The MUAV will meet realistic operational requirements including payload weight of up to 20 gm, maximum speed of 100 kts, range to 60 km, endurance of 20 min,… More

Autonomous Agents for Distributed Problem Solving, Planning and Control

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOC
Principal Investigator: Leonard S. Haynes , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $49,759.00

SBIR Phase I: Half-Wheeled Multi-Terrain Amphibious Vehicle

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: C. Kwan
Award Amount: $74,815.00

SBIR Phase I: Fuzzy CMAC for Real-Time Enhancement of Scanning Probe Microscope Images

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: C. Kwan
Award Amount: $74,551.00

AGENT BASED TASK DECOMPOSITION PLANNING

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Kutluhan Erol , Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $69,868.00

SBIR Phase I: Intelligent Cameras for Crime Fighting

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: C. Kwan
Award Amount: $74,695.00

Scalable High Performance Computing Using Autonomous Agents

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Dr. Leonard S. Haynes
Award Amount: $324,864.00
Abstract:
During previous work, Intelligent Automation Incorporated (IAI) has demonstrated the feasibility of a design aid for the design and implementation of built-in on-line self-test and diagnosis of electronic systems. With this technology, Navy systems could include integral components which perform… More

Autonomous Agents for Distributed Problem Solving, Planning and Control

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOC
Principal Investigator: Leonard S. Haynes , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $199,585.00
Abstract:
Intelligent Automation, Incorporated is developing a new innovative approach to concurrent product-process development. The resulting system will also allow integrated development of production planning and scheduling, including external supplier integration. Our approach is based on the paradigm… More

Intelligent Dynamic Control for Underwater Vehicles Based on Fuzzy CMAC

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Chujen Lin
Award Amount: $69,716.00
Abstract:
The operation of an underwater vehicle (UV) is very complicated due to the multi-input multi-ouputs structure, numerous operational requirements and constraints, so the workload of the operator is very heavy. how to dreduce the workload of the operator while maintaining the fault tolerance … More

High Performace Gun-Pointing Control Using Advanced Nonlinear and Robust Techniques

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr. C.w. Kwan
Award Amount: $99,090.00
Abstract:
In applications such as tank gun-pointing control, neural nets are generally used to learn the forward or inverse non-linear dynamics of the plant being controlled. Once the neural net has learned the plant dynamics, this dynamics can be used for feedforward or feedback control in the conventional… More

Intelligent High Speed Control of Piezoelectric Actuators for Precision Manufacturing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr. C.m. Kwan
Award Amount: $69,798.00
Abstract:
A major limitation of piezoelectric actuators is their lack of accuracy due to hysteresis, drift, and creep nonlinearities. The maximum error due to these nonlinearities can be as much as 10-15% of the path covered if the actuators are not under closed-loop control. In this proposal, we present… More

True-Time-Delay Implemented with Inversion Channel Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Shijun Jiang
Award Amount: $67,111.00
Abstract:
The inversion channel technology is proposed as a means to perform true time delay in optical beam forming network through the implementation of VCSEL arrays and optoelectronic fiber optic links. The phase data will be produced by delaying the optical signal in a waveguide delay line to … More

CBT To Enhance Adult Literacy Through In-Depth Assessments and Automated Guiance

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Jacqueline Haynes
Award Amount: $69,965.00
Abstract:
In response to this Phase 1 SBIR solicitation, Intelligent Automation, Inc. (IAI) proposes to research a new technological approach for enhancing adult literacy. Our objective is to design and prototype a CBT system that integrates pedagogically sound instructional methods with automated… More

New Materials and Techniques for Reduction of Noise and Vibrations

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Leonard S. Haynes
Award Amount: $69,838.00
Abstract:
The approach we propose for active noise cancellation is exactly backwards from the conventional work in active noise reduction. Our innovation in active noise reduction is to attenuate all sounds passively using a new type of sound absorbing material configured into ear cups, and then to use a… More

Non-Linearity, Autonomous Agents, and Warfare

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Kutluhan Erol
Award Amount: $98,245.00
Abstract:
This proposal details an approach to quantifying the interrelationship between parts of non-linear complex systems. The approach builds on years of work at Intelligent Automation, Inc. in the use of what we call fine-grained autonomous agents to control and simulate complex non-linear systems. It… More

Advanced VCSELs Implemented from Thermal Oxidation Isolation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Chuck Wheeler
Award Amount: $98,923.00
Abstract:
GaAs-based VCSEL's with thermally oxidized AlxGa(1-x)As current apertures have recently been demonstrated that possess record performance benchmarks in terms of low current thresholds and high power conversion efficiency. Work done at ASU and elsewhere has begun to demonstrate the enormous… More

Real Time Infrared Thermal Signature Detection Using Neural Networks

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Chiman Kwan
Award Amount: $69,951.00
Abstract:
Thermal imaging is a simple and useful technique for post mission analysis. Combining with health monitoring and fault diagnostic techniques, the method can reduce false alarms and improve the diagnostic capability of naval surface, subsurface, and air assets. It can also be used for detecting… More

A Robot System for Automatic Missile Loading

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Dr. Don Myers
Award Amount: $59,992.00
Abstract:
The proposed work will investigate the feasibility of using a robotic device to automate loading or off-loading of missiles. The objective of the effort is to evaluate the utility of a teach-by-showing technique that learns from the methods and strategies of a teleoperator, and to eventually produce… More

High Performance Fault Tolerant Missile Control System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: C.m. Kwan
Award Amount: $60,946.00
Abstract:
Future missiles will be required to handle many diverse missions. These missions will require increased speed, precision, and survivability under a wider variety of flight conditions than current missiles. Therefore the role of modern flight control systems (FCS) must be expanded well beyond the… More

Automatic Target Discrimination Using Neural Networks

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr. C.m. Kwan
Award Amount: $98,407.00
Abstract:
In automatic target recognition systems, there are two key requirements. First, the processing of scene information must be in real-time. However, in the case of IR or missile sensor systems, the systems generate several million samples per second which is very difficult to process. Second, the… More

H-Infinity Robust Adaptive Controller For Reusable Launch Vehicle

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Chujen Lin , SENIOR SCIENTIST
Award Amount: $69,758.00

AGENT BASED TASK DECOMPOSITION PLANNING

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Kutluhan Erol , Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $596,174.00

SBIR Phase I: Novel Passive Material to Achieve Vibration Isolation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Leonard Haynes
Award Amount: $74,878.00

A New Material For Ultra-Quiet Precision Structures

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Leonard S. Haynes , PRESIDENT
Award Amount: $69,993.00

Real-Time Health Monitoring Of Flight Critical Systems Using Fuzzy Cmac

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: C.M. Kwan , DIRECTOR
Award Amount: $69,673.00

Fuzzy Logic Control Of Docking And Berthing Using Multiple Integrated Sensors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Donald Myers , SENIOR SCIENIST
Award Amount: $69,567.00

Multipurpose, Multiaxial, Isokinetic Dynamometer

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: C.M. Kwan , SR SCIENTIST
Award Amount: $69,909.00

SBIR Phase I: Ballistics Matching Using Three Dimensional Images of Cartridge Cases

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Leonard Haynes
Award Amount: $74,818.00

Transportation Control Systems Using Autonomous Agents

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOT
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $100,000.00

SBIR Phase I: Fast Flow Control in High Speed Communications Networks

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: C. Kwan
Award Amount: $74,637.00

New Materials and Techniques for Reduction of Noise and Vibrations

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Leonard S. Haynes
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
The approach we propose for active noise cancellation is exactly backwards from the conventional work in active noise reduction. Our innovation in active noise reduction is to attenuate all sounds passively using a new type of sound absorbing material configured into ear cups, and then to use a… More

Neural Network Control of Nonlinear Systems Using Multiple

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: University of Texas
Principal Investigator: Dr. Chiman Kwan
Award Amount: $70,000.00
RI Contact: Frank L. Lewis
Abstract:
Here we propose a new and general control architecture using multiple neural network models. There are three key components in our approach. First, multiple neural network models were used for feedforward control. The models store the inverse dynamics of the nonlinear plant under various… More

Microrover Technologies for Tactical Land Warfare

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Research Institution: Pennsylvania State University
Principal Investigator: Don Myers
Award Amount: $99,000.00
RI Contact: Robert Killoren
Abstract:
Intelligent Automation, Inc. proposes to build and test a scaled amphibious microrover fitted with a unique navigational system and demonstrates its ability in conducting tactical warfighting capabilities. Penn State ARL will, as a subcontractor, prototype the micro acoustical sensors and assist in… More

Condition Based Maintenance Using Neural Networks

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Chiman Kwan
Award Amount: $69,999.00
Abstract:
In this proposal, Intelligent Automation Inc. (IAI) proposes an innovative new method of engine degradation monitoring, fault detection, and diagnostics, which is robust to sensor noise and is efficient in training and learning. This innovation will also allow us to detect new fault conditions that… More

AN OPTOELECTRONIC THYRISTOR BASED ANALOG TO DIGITAL CONVERTER

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Jianhong Cai
Award Amount: $98,225.00
Abstract:
A unique thyristor laser implements a high performance Analog to Digital Converter (ADC) in a monolithic FET GaAs integrated circuit. In the curent high speed FLASH ADC, the comparator circuit performs in the sampling on the input analog signal by comparing it to a voltage reference tree and the… More

Complementary Microelectromechanical Systems (CMEMS) and their Applicability to Fault Sets for Bussed Components

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Charles Wheeler
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
This proposal details an innovative new computer based on micro-electromechanical machines, and describes how this can be used in conventional systems to partially solve the problem of large ambiguity groups on bus-based electronics, or electronic systems with feedback loops. This technology is not… More

An Automated Cognitive Science Advisor for Instructional Systems Designers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Jacqueline A. Haynes
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
IAI will research, design, and develop an automated, intelligent development aid to support instructional systems courseware authors. Through a DLL-based Application Programmers Interface (API), this aid will dynamically supply the following expert support to an author who is using any courseware… More

Photonic Integrated Circuits for Self-Routing in Packet Switching

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Jianghong Cai
Award Amount: $69,999.00
Abstract:
A GaAs based integrated circuit is proposed as a means to implement optical network switching technology for phased array antennas (PAA) and ATM switching functions. The integrated technology offers a family of components in monolithic form and combinations of these devices can be used with an… More

STUDENT-CENTERED EDUCATIONAL QUALITY ASSESSMENT SYSTEMS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOC
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $75,000.00

INTERNET-BASED COMMERCE USING AUTONOMOUS AGENTS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOC
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $75,000.00

SBIR Phase I: Materials for Structural Vibration Avoidance

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: ChiMan Kwan
Award Amount: $99,997.00

Multipurpose, Multiaxial, Isokinetic Dynamometer

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: C.M. Kwan , SR SCIENTIST
Award Amount: $600,000.00

Interactive User Interface for Telerobot Control

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $69,998.00

Knowlede Complementarity Assessment Program

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $69,998.00

SBIR Phase I: Ballistics Matching Using Three Dimensional Images of Cartridge Cases

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Leonard Haynes
Award Amount: $277,107.00

SBIR Phase I: Intelligent Surveillance Camera

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: ChiMan Kwan
Award Amount: $99,996.00

Software Design Methology for Multiagent Software

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $69,998.00

Real-Time Health Monitoring Of Flight Critical Systems Using Fuzzy Cmac

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: C.M. Kwan , DIRECTOR
Award Amount: $600,000.00

Phased Array Time0Modulated Ultra-Wide Band Radar and Communication

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: ChiMan Kwan
Award Amount: $99,999.00

Learning in Two-Level Hierarchical Controller

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Donald Myers
Award Amount: $99,000.00

4h-Sic GTO Device Structural With Improved Reliability at High Blocking Voltage

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Binghal Li
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Not Available Existing approaches to the detection of vehicles from SAR imagery are handicapped by a high false alarm rate, especially when used in high clutter environments such as urban areas and forested regions. In this Phase I proposal. Image Corp, Inc. proposes a system for SAR-based vehicle… More

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $595,823.00

A Novel Video Compression Technique Using Wavelets for Distributed Command and Control Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: ChiMan Kwan
Award Amount: $65,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Dr Don Myers
Award Amount: $892,060.00

Optoelectronic Thyristor Based High Bandwidth Photoreceiver

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Jianhong Cai
Award Amount: $99,953.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOT
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $500,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr Chiman Kwan
Award Amount: $599,877.00

Team Readiness Assessment Program

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Jacqueline Haynes
Award Amount: $70,000.00

Chaos in Air-traffic Management

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Leonard Haynes, President
Award Amount: $70,000.00

A New Approach to Solving the Shortes Path Problem

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Chujen Lin
Award Amount: $99,998.00

Intelligent High Speed Control of Piezoelectric Actuators for Precision Manufacturing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Chiman Kwan
Award Amount: $99,980.00

Agent-based Hierarchical Task Network Planning and Resource Managemnt

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Robert Kohout, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $69,999.00

Isolation-Enhanced Principle Component Analysis

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Chiman Kwan, Director of Robotics Research
Award Amount: $69,998.00

Model-Based Fault Detection and Identification

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Chujen Lin, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $69,998.00

Fuzzy Logic Based Low Consumption Signal Processing Platform

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Yanqing Lin, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $69,997.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Research Institution: University of Connecticut
Principal Investigator: Jianhong Cai
Award Amount: $0.00
RI Contact: Geoffrey Taylor

Ultra Wide Band Radar Terrain Mapping Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Chiman Kwan
Award Amount: $119,994.00
Abstract:
Not Available This project will design and develop a handheld mass spectrometer combining wide response, ppm sensitivity, and the selectivity to unambiguously identify and quantify the large and growing list of target CW agents, by-products, and breakdown products. The technology is FTICRMS. The… More

Latent Semantic Filtering of Electronic Messages

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Robert Kohout
Award Amount: $99,000.00
Abstract:
Not Available The Project will fabricate bulk Y123 superconductors with engineering critical current density greater than 35 kA cm-2 at 77 K and 3 T at a cost of $10 per kA m or less. To fabricate such bulk superconductors, Adtech will establish a New Technology for production of continuous… More

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOC
Principal Investigator: Len Haynes, President
Award Amount: $75,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Binghui Li
Award Amount: $65,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Leonard S. Haynes
Award Amount: $70,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Chiman Kwan, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Donald Myers, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Leonard S. Haynes, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Kutluhan Erol, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: C.m. Kwan
Award Amount: $70,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Donald R. Myers, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $100,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Research Institution: UNIV. OF CONNECTICUT
Principal Investigator: Geoff Taylor, Professor
Award Amount: $65,000.00
RI Contact: Geoff Taylor

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Yanqing Lin, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $0.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Yanqing Lin, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $594,582.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Jacqueline Haynes
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
Not Available The inedible portion of plant biomass (i.e., hemicellulose, cellulose, and lignin) in closed regenerative life support systems must be reprocessed. Umpqua Research Company¿s original NASA SBIR Phase I experimental efforts have demonstrated pumpable high

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Jacqueline Haynes
Award Amount: $591,422.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Chi-Keung Kwan, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $100,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Chiman Kwan, Director of Robotics Research
Award Amount: $0.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Chiman Kwan, Director of Robotics Research
Award Amount: $599,999.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Benjamin Bachrack
Award Amount: $100,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Leonard Haynes, President
Award Amount: $0.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Leonard Haynes, President
Award Amount: $599,390.00

Ultra Wide Band Radar Terrain Mapping Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Leonard S. Haynes
Award Amount: $709,047.00

Aircraft Wiring Integrity Verification using Pseudo-random Binary Sequence

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOT
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Our approach to aircraft wiring inspection is to inject a special type of low level probe signal into the cable to be tested. The system response to this special input can be used to give the complete transfer function of the cable. Our hypothesis is that incipient failures in the cable will be… More

Biomechanical Modeling of Paratrooper Landings

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Leonard Haynes, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $730,000.00
Abstract:
IAI is working with a partner company, Time Domain, Incorporated to develop and apply a new type of radio called Time-Modulated Ultra-Wideband radio. When two TM-UWB radios communicate, each immediately knows the range to the other to within approximately.1 inch. TM-UWB radios do not transmit… More

Development of an Advanced Printed Circuit Board Technology Using Liquid Crystal Polymers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Chiman Kwan, vice president
Award Amount: $729,957.00
Abstract:
Eliminating noise from communication channels is important for both military and commercial applications. Conventional approaches to noise elimination use only one sensor, i.e. the ordinary microphone. Although noise can be eliminated, the distortion ofthe speech signal due to signal processing… More

Time-Modulated Ultra-Wideband Interspacecraft Communication

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Leonard Haynes, President
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
The key innovation of this proposal is the further development and use of Time Modulated Ultra-wideband radio (TM-UWB) RF transmission for inter-satellite communication and a communication link technology to transfer data from an earth observing balloon or airplane. Within the last few years low… More

Time Modulated Ultra-wideband Phased Array and SAR Radar

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Leonard Haynes, President
Award Amount: $69,850.00
Abstract:
The key innovation of this proposal is development of a single chip T/R module based on Time Modulated Ultra-wideband (TM-UWB) radar. Low cost components which can measure delays down to 3 picoseconds are now available, and these now make it practical to build TM-UWB radar and communication systems… More

A Unified Framework for Planning and Acting

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Phillip Goetz, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Considerable effort has been put into hybrid behavior architectures, with separate components for long-term planning and short-term acting. These systems dominate the field today, to such an extent that it is often assumed that the fundamental tradeoff in real-time behavior is between reactive… More

Model Checking UML Designs

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Leonard Haynes, President
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
The key innovation of this proposal is combining an MR fluid damper with a stiction based shock absorber to provide adaptive damping and shock absorption as a means to upgrade the current side lateral engine mount which provides no vibration isolation.Our concept is focused on minimizing the… More

TalkTiles: A Multi-Sensory Language Development Tool and Communication Aid

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: ED
Principal Investigator: Shannon Beltz
Award Amount: $60,000.00

Integration of DST's for non-conflicting end-to-end flight scheduling

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Vikram Manikonda, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
In this SBIR effort we propose an innovative approach for the integration of Decision Support Tools (DSTs) for increased situational awareness, improved cooperative scheduling and collaborative decision-making in all parts of the air space. We propose to investigate two types of integration models… More

PCA-based Network Intrusion Detection and Health Monitoring

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Leonard Haynes, President
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
The basic innovation herein proposed exploits Principal Component Analysis (PCA) to reduce the dimensionality of trace data, and to represent the data in a reduced dimensional feature space. From previous work, we believe that normal and abnormalbattlespace network activities will form clusters in… More

A Novel Health Monitoring Approach for Hydraulic Pumps and Motors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Chiman Kwan, Director of R&D
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
In this proposal, Intelligent Automation, Incorporated (IAI) proposes a novel and robust approach to detect hydraulic pump and motor failures. The algorithm was recently developed by Dr. Chiman Kwan, the principal investigator of this proposal, and hiscollaborators. It consists of three major steps.… More

Survivable Networks Based on Mobile Agents

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Leonard Haynes, President
Award Amount: $120,000.00
Abstract:
The innovations herein described are specific methods to use active networks hosting mobile agents to achieve efficient, flexible, survivable wireless communication networks. The methods proposed use mobile agents interacting using a contract net paradigmto maintain dynamic knowledge of the network… More

A Navigation Agent (NavAgent) Tool for Shipboard Navigation & Weapons Systems Integration

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Leonard Haynes, President
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
We propose to develop an information warfare sensor network based on Time-Modulated Ultra-Wideband radio. TM-UWB radio has several characteristics which make it ideal for low cost covert recovery of wideband data. The only signals transmitted by UWBradio are pulses generated pseudo-randomly in… More

Information Warfare Sensor and Wireless Network Using TM-UWB

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Leonard Haynes, President
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
This proposal details a low cost, low risk, innovative approach to implementing a network for connecting sensors to C4 systems within a submarine. Two devices will be built. The first device will eliminate the problem of powering sensors by using asingle wire cable to provide power to the sensors.… More

Pressure Sensitive Non-Slip Surface Appliqu¿ for Low Drag

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Leonard Haynes, President
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Within the last few years low cost ultra-high precision time delays have become available, and these now make it possible to build UWB communication systems which have no carrier frequency. The only signals transmitted are pulses. With current hardware,the pulses are ¿ nanosecond, and a typical… More

Fasteners/Rivets for Watertight Integrity and Corrosion Prevention in Permanent Application

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Jacqueline Haynes, Vice President
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Intelligent Automation, Inc. (IAI) proposes to design The Instructional Designer's Workbench (IDW), an expert system that incorporates an extensive set of rules and heuristics derived from (1) research literature; (2) the advice of successful, expertinstructors; and (3) policy and parameters set by… More

SBIR Phase I: Universal Home Network Based on Ultrawide Band Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Chujen Lin
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project seeks to develop an innovative wireless network infrastructure for residential homes that can integrate Internet, data communication, telephony, home automation, audio, and video. This infrastructure is called "Universal Home Network"(UHN). The… More

An Advanced Extravehicular Activity Robot Assistant

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Dr. 1. Myers, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $598,748.00
Abstract:
To move beyond teleoperated control of robot manipulators for ISS assembly and maintenance applications, robot controllers that support interactive learning will be required. It is not possible for ground personnel to anticipate all scenarios in which robot assistants in space will be involved and… More

Target Tracking with a Distributed Sensor System by Office of Naval Research (ONR)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Leonard Haynes, President
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
The key innovation of this proposal is the use of Time Modulated Ultra-wideband (TM-UWB) Radar as a weather radar. Within the last few years low cost ultra-high precision delays have become available, and these now make it possible to build TM-UWB radarsystems and communication systems which have… More

Battery Optimized for Long Term Storage and Intermittent Use

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Jacqueline Haynes, Vice President
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Intelligent Automation, Inc. (IAI) proposes to design and develop The Courseware Developer's Workbench (CDW), an expert system that assists courseware developers in the process of creating Web-based training material that is interesting and motivating. Acourseware author will use this tool as… More

An Advanced Extravehicular Activity Robot Assistant

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Dr. 1. Myers, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
To move beyond teleoperated control of robot manipulators for ISS assembly and maintenance applications, robot controllers that support interactive learning will be required. It is not possible for ground personnel to anticipate all scenarios in which robot assistants in space will be involved and… More

Time-Modulated Ultra-Wideband Multichannel Data System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Dr. Haynes, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
The key innovation of this proposal is implementation of a Time Modulated Ultra-wideband (TM-UWB) radio to implement a bi-directional astronaut to spacecraft wireless link. Our innovation will also provide a real-time reading of the position of the astronaut, and with two small conformal antennas on… More

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOC
Principal Investigator: Leonard Haynes, President
Award Amount: $289,568.00
Abstract:
The key innovation of this proposal is the use of Time Modulated Ultra-Wideband (TM-UWB) technology to develop a low cost radio system that allows both voice communication and tracking positions of fire fighters inside buildings. This radio has several characteristics which make it ideal for… More

Time-Modulated Ultra-Wideband Multichannel Data System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Dr. Haynes, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $600,000.00
Abstract:
The key innovation of this proposal is implementation of a Time Modulated Ultra-wideband (TM-UWB) radio to implement a bi-directional astronaut to spacecraft wireless link. Our innovation will also provide a real-time reading of the position of the astronaut, and with two small conformal antennas on… More

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOC
Principal Investigator: Leonard Haynes, President
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
The key innovation of this proposal is the use of Time Modulated Ultra-Wideband (TM-UWB) technology to develop a low cost radio system that allows both voice communication and tracking positions of fire fighters inside buildings. This radio has several characteristics which make it ideal for… More

An Integrated Tool for Resource Scheduling and Health Monitoring

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Chiman Kwan, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
In this proposal, Intelligent Automation, Incorporated (IAI) proposes an Automated Non-intrusive Health Monitoring tool for simultaneous component or structure degradation monitoring (trend analysis), fault detection, and diagnostics in ground systems. This prognostic technique, or health monitoring… More

An Integrated Tool for Resource Scheduling and Health Monitoring

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Chiman Kwan, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $599,999.00
Abstract:
In this proposal, Intelligent Automation, Incorporated (IAI) proposes an Automated Non-intrusive Health Monitoring tool for simultaneous component or structure degradation monitoring (trend analysis), fault detection, and diagnostics in ground systems. This prognostic technique, or health monitoring… More

A New Traffic Prediction Based Bandwidth Management Tool for Wireless Networks

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Chiman Kwan, Director of Robotics
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Intelligent Automation, Incorporated (IAI) specializes in signal processing and communications. We have applied this technology to a wide range of systems including factory production control, automatic target recognition, prediction of network traffic,prediction of power system load, fast flow… More

Survivable Networks Based on Mobile Agents

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Leonard Haynes, President
Award Amount: $730,000.00
Abstract:
"Our Phase 1 results have shown the feasibility and potential benefits of using active networks hosting mobile agents to achieve efficient, flexible, survivable wireless communication networks. Our Phase 1 prototype software exploits mobile agentsinteracting using a contract net paradigm to… More

Information Warfare Sensor and Wireless Network Using Time-Modulated Ultra-Wideband

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Leonard Haynes, President
Award Amount: $747,886.00
Abstract:
"During Phase I , IAI performed link budget analysis for using TM-UWB radios in IW sensor scenarios. We showed that 25mbps at 5miles is achievable in the near future. We have conductedextensive comparison of comparison of different antennaconfigurations, including diamond dipole antenna,… More

Agent-based Simulation of NAS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Leonard Haynes, President
Award Amount: $600,000.00
Abstract:
In our Phase I effort we demonstrated the feasibility of developing agent-based software for the simulation of NAS that (i) uses of extensions of UML to represent and agents and its interactions/protocols (ii) leverages research in verification of finite state machines to verify the agent protocols… More

A Real-time Demonstration of the Smart Flow System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOC
Principal Investigator: Chiman Kwan, Director of Research & Development
Award Amount: $75,000.00
Abstract:
Intelligent Automation, Inc. (IAI) proposes to further the development of NIST's Smart Space technology and demonstrate that the integrated system facilitates the interaction of persons with limited abilities in a meeting room environment. Such a demonstration will serve to simulate interest in… More

Integration of DST's for non-conflicting end-to-end flight scheduling

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Vikram Manikonda, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
In this SBIR effort we propose an innovative approach for the integration of Decision Support Tools (DSTs) for increased situational awareness, improved cooperative scheduling and collaborative decision-making in all parts of the air space. We propose to investigate two types of integration models… More

Integration of DST's for non-conflicting end-to-end flight scheduling

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Vikram Manikonda, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $600,000.00
Abstract:
In this SBIR effort we propose an innovative approach for the integration of Decision Support Tools (DSTs) for increased situational awareness, improved cooperative scheduling and collaborative decision-making in all parts of the air space. We propose to investigate two types of integration models… More

Ultra-Wideband Through the Wall Imaging Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Leonard Haynes, President
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
"The focus of the work herein proposed will be to exploit what is often called Impulse Radar to implement a through the wall imaging capability. This proposal identifies approaches to significantly improve the performance of current system for through thewall imaging. The key goal is to improve… More

Ultra-Wide Band Ship Security Perimeter

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Leonard Haynes, President
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
"IAI and a partner company, Time Domain Corporation (TDC), are developing a new type of radio called Time-Modulated Ultra-Wideband (TM-UWB) radio. Within the last few years, low cost ultra-high precision time delays have become available, and these nowmake it possible to build UWB communication and… More

Docking Sensor and Guidance System for Unmanned Micro-Satellites

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Vikram Manikonda, Director
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
One of the issues most fundamental to the design of an autonomous satellite docking system is the ability to be able to accurately and robustly estimate relative position, velocity, attitude and angular velocity, in all six degrees of freedom (DOF) between the transfer vehicle (chaser) and target… More

An Automated Acoustic System to Monitor and Classify Birds

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: Curators of The University of Mo
Principal Investigator: Chiman Kwan, Director of Research & Development
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: Michael J. Warnock, PhD
Abstract:
"Collisions between aircraft and birds have become an increasing concern for human health and safety. More than four hundred people and over four hundred aircraft have been lost globally. To minimize the number of birdstikes, microphone arrays have beenused to monitor birds near the airport or some… More

UWB Sensor Web Based Phased Array

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: University of Central Florida
Principal Investigator: Eric van Doorn, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00
RI Contact: Guy Schiavone
Abstract:
"The military is rapidly developing an information centric focus, and based partly on the projected capabilities of radios, sensor nets, and communication technology in general, is defining many next-generation systems, such as Future Combat Systems. A UWBsensor net, which has (in addition to… More

UWB Synthetic Aperture Radar for All-Weather Target Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Chujen Lin, Dir.of Communications R&D
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
"We propose to develop an algorithm to use the Ultra-Wide Band (UWB) Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) for air-to-ground target sensors. The only signals transmitted by UWB radars are very narrow pulses generated pseudo-randomly in time. The pulses we arecurrently using are ¿ nanosecond in duration… More

UWB for Target Identification

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Chujen Lin, Dir. of Comm. R&D
Award Amount: $99,705.00
Abstract:
"We propose to develop a target identification system using Time Modulated Ultra-Wide Band (TM-UWB) radars. The prototype hardware will be based on the TM-UWB ASIC chips developed by Time Domain Corporation of Huntsville AL. The only signals transmittedby UWB radars are pulses generated… More

Plug-n-Play Reasoning Components Enabling Team Formation Among Autonomous Agents

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Dr. Goutam Satapathy, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
In this SBIR Phase I project, we are proposing a capability for the human operators to control the level of decision-making autonomy assigned to the robotic agents performing space or planet exploration, while encouraging team behavior among them. The level of autonomy is governed by a set of… More

Agent-based Simulation of NAS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Leonard Haynes, President
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
In our Phase I effort we demonstrated the feasibility of developing agent-based software for the simulation of NAS that (i) uses of extensions of UML to represent and agents and its interactions/protocols (ii) leverages research in verification of finite state machines to verify the agent protocols… More

An Intelligent Health Monitoring and Fault Accommodation Approach for Nonlinear Aircraft Operating in Multiple Regimes

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: University of Cincinnati
Principal Investigator: Chiman Kwan, Director of Research & Development
Award Amount: $64,460.00
RI Contact: Marios Polycarpou
Abstract:
"Here Intelligent Automation, Inc. (IAI) proposes a new approach for designing intelligent health monitoring supervisor and fault tolerant controllers for non-linear air vehicles. First, a novel on-line monitoring system performs model validation and faultdiagnosis. The monitor automatically… More

TalkTiles: A Multi-sensory language development tool and communication device.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: ED
Principal Investigator: Shannon Beltz
Award Amount: $0.00

TalkTiles: A Multi-sensory language development tool and communication device.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: ED
Principal Investigator: Shannon Beltz
Award Amount: $150,000.00

Time Modulated Ultra-wideband Phased Array and SAR Radar

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Leonard Haynes, President
Award Amount: $600,000.00
Abstract:
The key innovation of this proposal is development of a single chip T/R module based on Time Modulated Ultra-wideband (TM-UWB) radar. Low cost components which can measure delays down to 3 picoseconds are now available, and these now make it practical to build TM-UWB radar and communication systems… More

Aircraft Wiring Integrity Verification using Pseudo-Random Binary Sequence

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOT
Principal Investigator: Leonard Haynes, President
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
Our approach to aircraft wiring inspection is to inject a special type of low level probe signal into the cable to be tested. The system response to this special input can be used to give the complete transfer function of the cable. Incipient failures in the cable will be detectable as subtle… More

Strain Sensors for Unbound Layers in Flexible Airport Pavements Using Pulsed Radar

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOT
Principal Investigator: Eric Van Doorn, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
This proposed details an innovative and powerful approach to measuring large-scale soil strain under pavement subjected to periodic loading. We propose to use Time-Modulated Ultra Wide Band (TM-UWB) impulse radar, in combination with a MEMS based passive sensor acting like a transponder embedded in… More

Time Modulated Ultra-wideband Phased Array and SAR Radar

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Leonard Haynes, President
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
The key innovation of this proposal is development of a single chip T/R module based on Time Modulated Ultra-wideband (TM-UWB) radar. Low cost components which can measure delays down to 3 picoseconds are now available, and these now make it practical to build TM-UWB radar and communication systems… More

Intelligent Wireless Sensor Communication for Health Monitoring

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Chujen Lin, Director of Communications
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
The key innovation of this proposal is the design of a low-cost high data rate wireless sensor network for rocket engine test facilities. Time Modulated Ultra-wideband (TM-UWB) technology is the key to implementing this wireless sensor network. To the best of our knowledge, no other wireless… More

Intelligent Wireless Sensor Communication for Health Monitoring

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Chujen Lin, Director of Communications
Award Amount: $589,438.00
Abstract:
The key innovation of this proposal is the design of a low-cost high data rate wireless sensor network for rocket engine test facilities. Time Modulated Ultra-wideband (TM-UWB) technology is the key to implementing this wireless sensor network. To the best of our knowledge, no other wireless… More

Aircraft Wiring Integrity Verification using Pseudo-Random Binary Sequence

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOT
Principal Investigator: Leonard Haynes, President
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
Our approach to aircraft wiring inspection is to inject a special type of low level probe signal into the cable to be tested. The system response to this special input can be used to give the complete transfer function of the cable. Incipient failures in the cable will be detectable as subtle… More

Ship Motion and Air Wake Prediction Using PCA and Fuzzy CMAC

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Chiman Kwan, Director of R&D
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
"Maintaining a satisfactory and safe ship operation is very important in Navy operations. An automatic forecast tool that can provide useful information to the ship operator will help to achieve this. The proposed short term forecast tool can learn thenonlinear and time varying relationship between… More

Flying Carpet" Offboard Launch and Recovery System"

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Donald Myers, Dir.of Autonomous Systems
Award Amount: $69,999.00
Abstract:
"A ship maintenance system, the "Flying Carpet" (FC), is being prototyped at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. FC is a work platform suspended by powered cables from the side of a dry dock to permit rapid placement of personnel and loadsat the bow, stern, or sides of a ship. During… More

A Novel Wireless System for Structural Integrity Monitoring of Aircraft

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Chiman Kwan, Director of R&D
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
"Intelligent Automation, Incorporated (IAI) and its subcontractor, Penn State U., propose a novel system to detect damage in aircraft structures. The system combines a novel wireless sensor for signal acquisition and a robust software for fault prognosis.The sensor is known as SAW-IDT (Surface… More

A Hybrid Approach to Disturbed Soil and Mine Detection

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Chiman Kwan, Director of Research & De
Award Amount: $69,991.00
Abstract:
"IAI and Prof. Chang of the University of Maryland at Baltimore County (UMBC), jointly propose a new hybrid framework for disturbed soil and mine detection using airborne images from two perspectives: spatial and spectral. The first approach is a spatialapproach, which mainly focuses on texture… More

Hybrid Hexapod Robotic Vehicle for Shipboard Weapons Transport

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Myers, Donald, Director of Robotics and
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
Intelligent Automation, Inc. (IAI) proposes to develop a hybridwheeled/legged device for transporting weapons aboard Navalcarriers. The Hybrid Hexapod Robotic Vehicle (HHRV) will be ableto maneuver both below-deck and on-deck in a way that could neverbe achieved with a conventional skid-type… More

Courseware Developer's Workbench

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Jacqueline Haynes, Vice President
Award Amount: $750,000.00

UWB Sensor Web Based Phased Array

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: UNIV. OF CENTRAL FLORIDA
Principal Investigator: Eric van Doorn, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $500,000.00
RI Contact: Guy Schiavone
Abstract:
Unattended ground sensors (UGSs) are becoming much more useful tools to the tactical commander, thanks to recent advances in technology. The emphasis on low cost is driving many military developers to adopt commercial communications technologies. For manyapplications - such as systems that could… More

Agent-based Generic Scheduling Engine Builder

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Leonard Haynes, President
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
The innovation of this proposal is use of negotiating software autonomous agents to allow creation of a generic scheduling engine that can be customized to a particular application. Our generic scheduling agents have the ability to interact with eachother in a contract net paradigm, bidding and… More

A Novel Self-diagnosis Approach to Nondestructive Inspection of Composite Structures

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIV.
Principal Investigator: Chiman Kwan, Director of R&D
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: Joseph Rose
Abstract:
High strength and low weight composite materials have been widely used in many critical, high-value military systems. The military environment is very harsh due to large changes in temperature, pressure, and loading conditions. As a result, delamination,fiber breakages, matrix cracks, disbonds, and… More

Wireless Asset Tracking and Management System for Depot Shops

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Chujen Lin, Director of Communication
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
We propose to develop a wireless asset tracking and management system for DOD's depot shops. This system will be able to track assets, including tools and equipment, and persons who use those assets so the resources can located in real-time and visualizedby the depot manager. This system will also… More

Wireless Link for Helmet Mounted Display/Tracker

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Chujen Lin, Director of Comm. R&D
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
We propose to develop a high-speed wireless link between a fighter/bomber pilot's helmet mounted display/tracker (HMD) system and its host aircraft. Communication between HMD and aircraft is done through a complex and costly cable currently. This cable mayhamper the movement of pilots and cause… More

Ultra Wide band Water Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Eric Doorn
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
We propose to use Ultra Wide Band Radar (UWB) as a sensor for soil moisture and water content of snowpack. The key innovations are the application of UWB to form Synthetic Aperture images using a UWB radar mounted on a Unmanned Air Vehicle (UAV). Initial results indicate excellent sensitivity of UWB… More

Principal Component Analysis for Feature Extraction from One Dimensional Signals

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Chiman Kwan, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
This proposal responds to the solicitation for methods to capture features from one dimensional sensor signals. We exploit a combination of Principal Component Analysis (PCA) and Learning Vector Quantization (LVQ) to capture the required features. This can be used to diagnose a wide variety of… More

Agent-based Generic Battle Manager

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Leonard Haynes, President
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
The innovation of this proposal is use of negotiating software autonomous agents to allow creation of a generic battle management engine that can be customized to a particular application. Our generic battle management agents have the ability to interactwith each other in a contract net paradigm,… More

An Intelligent Fault Diagnosis and Accommodation Approach for Nonlinear Aircraft

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Research Institution: University of Cincinnati
Principal Investigator: Xiaodo Zhang
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: Gerri Blust
Abstract:
Here Intelligent Automation, Inc. (IAI) and its subcontractor, Prof. Marios M. Polycarpou of University of Cincinnati, propose a new approach for designing intelligent health monitoring supervisor and fault-tolerant controllers for nonlinear air vehicles operating in multiple regimes. First, a novel… More

Adaptive, Learning Control for Unmanned Vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Research Institution: University of Pennsylvania
Principal Investigator: Dr. Myers
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: Matt Hamilton
Abstract:
When using autonomous systems in unknown environments, it will not be possible to anticipate all scenarios in which the devices will be involved and pre-program their response. It will be increasingly incumbent on the machines to ascertain the intent of the users and be able to learn from user… More

A Novel Approach for Spectral Unmixing and Classification of Chemical and Biological Agents

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / CBD
Principal Investigator: Chiman Kwan, Director of Research and
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Besides performing a thorough statistical analysis of the government furnished data sets to determine the features and metrics for spectral unmixing, Intelligent Automation, Inc. and Prof. C. Chang of University of Maryland at Baltimore County also proposean innovative approach to detect and… More

SBIR Phase I: Integrated High Speed Intelligent Utility Tie Unit for Disbursed/Renewable Generation Facilities

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Frank Zhang
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project proposes a novel approach that can significantly improve the operational reliability and quality for disbursed/renewable generation facilities. Due to price hikes and rotating blackouts in California, the power industry has reached a consensus… More

Using Evolving Curves to Track Dynamic Boundaries

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Research Institution: DUKE UNIV.
Principal Investigator: Vikram Manikonda, Director of Intelligent Systems
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: Carlo Tomasi
Abstract:
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… More

New and Improved Classifiers for Fault Diagnosis

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Chiman Kwan, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Many existing fault classification algorithms use Bayesian approach to fuse different classifiers. One notable problem is that the Bayesian approach cannot distinguish between consistent but low probability data and inconsistent data. Moreover, the Bayesian approach cannot properly handle incomplete… More

An Infrastructure for Cognitive Architectures

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Philip Geotz, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $99,000.00
Abstract:
A cognitive agent is a software model of a human's perceptual processes, reasoning, and behavior. A general approach to building cognitive agents must address the problems of knowledge representation, planning and reasoning, sensory and motor modelingwhile satisfying constraints imposed by neural… More

Smart Low-Cost Electronic Module for Simultaneous Sensor and Process Faults . . .

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Roger Xu, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
The detection and isolation of air vehicle process failures is difficult because air vehicle dynamics are nonlinear and the vehicle has many important and complicated sub-systems. The fault diagnosis performance is further complicated by the presence of sensor failures. In this proposal, Intelligent… More

A Novel Approach to Corona Monitoring

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Chiman Kwan, Director of Research and
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Intelligent Automation, Incorporated (IAI) with the support from its subcontractor, Prof. W. Lee at University of Texas at Arlington propose an integrated approach to detect PC/CD. It consists of three major steps: preprocessing to remove background andsensor noise, Principal Component Analysis… More

Selective Speaker Interface to Support Smart Space Accessible Computing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOC
Principal Investigator: Chiman Kwan
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
The Smart Flow system developed by NIST provides a platform to develop standards that promote the interoperability of devices produced by different manufacturers. The NIST system can acquire and process multiple sensor data such as voice and image in real-time. Many applications such as speaker… More

Selective Speaker Interface to Support Smart Space Accessible Computing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOC / NIST
Principal Investigator: Chiman Kwan
Award Amount: $300,000.00
Abstract:
The Smart Flow system developed by NIST provides a platform to develop standards that promote the interoperability of devices produced by different manufacturers. The NIST system can acquire and process multiple sensor data such as voice and image in real-time. Many applications such as speaker… More

Story Builder: Programmable Manipulatives to Improve Language, Sequencing and Imaginative Play Skills in Children with Autism

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: ED
Principal Investigator: Shannon Beltz Mayhew
Award Amount: $75,000.00

A Hybrid Robotic Vehicle and Mechanized Stowage System for OOVs

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Don Myers, Director of AI and Roboti
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Intelligent Auotmation, Inc. (IAI) proposes to design an integrated OOV handling system consisting of robotic transport vehicle and a mechanized stowage system. For the transporter, we will evaluate a design for a Hybrid Hexapod Robotic Vehicle (HHRV) foruse as a heavy-lift, stable, reconfigurable,… More

A Novel Prognostics Library for Electromechanical Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Research Institution: GEORGIA INSITTUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Principal Investigator: Chiman Kwan, Director of R&D
Award Amount: $70,000.00
RI Contact: Steven Y. Liang
Abstract:
Fault diagnosis and prognosis is very important in health monitoring or condition based maintenance. If one can measure the degradation of a component before it actually fails, then it will provide ample time for maintenance engineers to schedule a repair,and to acquire replacement components before… More

A Novel Wireless System for Structural Integrity Monitoring of Aircraft

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Chiman Kwan, Director of Research and
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
In this Phase 2 project, we expect to develop two useful andinnovative systems for ground based nondestructive evaluation(NDE) of aircraft. First, a portable monitoring prototypeconsisting of wireless MicroElectroMechanical System (MEMS) andPolyvinylidene Fluoride (PVDF) sensors, and a telemetry… More

A Novel Wireless System for Structural Integrity Monitoring of Aircraft

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Chiman Kwan, Director of Research and
Award Amount: $749,898.00
Abstract:
In this Phase 2 project, we expect to develop two useful andinnovative systems for ground based nondestructive evaluation(NDE) of aircraft. First, a portable monitoring prototypeconsisting of wireless MicroElectroMechanical System (MEMS) andPolyvinylidene Fluoride (PVDF) sensors, and a telemetry… More

TM-UWB Active Hit Avoidance

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Leonard Haynes, President
Award Amount: $117,552.00
Abstract:
Threat detection for active hit avoidance is characterized by very high speed targets with a very small radar cross section. The problem is further exacerbated by the range and the false alarm rate requirements. Time Modulated Ultra-Wideband (TM-UWB) hasa fundamental advantage for this… More

UWB Intelligent Ammunition Monitoring System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Eric van Doorn, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $120,000.00
Abstract:
This proposal details an innovative ammunition monitoring system based on Ultra Wide Band (UWB) technology. Our approach is to seamlessly integrate sensitive detection of intruders, communications with friendly forces, and tracking of ammunition units.Sophisticated algorithms for the analysis of… More

Nondestructive Inspection of Metal Matrix Composites Using Guided Waves

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Chiman Kwan, Director of Autonomous Ag
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
MMCs have some good properties such as light-weight, resistance to temperature, and wear. For the above advantages to materialize, the SiC in the MMC must be free of defects such as porosity and disbond between the aluminum and SiC layer. This is a verychallenging task. The anisotropic nature of… More

UWB Intelligent Ammunition Monitoring System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Eric Doorn, Director of Sensor Techno
Award Amount: $730,000.00
Abstract:
This proposal details an innovative ammunition monitoring system based on Ultra Wide Band (UWB) technology. Our approach is to seamlessly integrate sensitive detection of intruders, communications with friendly forces, and tracking of ammunition units.Sophisticated algorithms for the analysis of… More

SBIR Phase I: Novel Chatter Control Strategy for Machine Tools

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: ChiMan Kwan
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will develop and implement a completely novel chatter control scheme. In many machine tools, fluid bearings (also known as hydrostatic and hydrodynamic bearings) are gaining popularity. The project will apply low-power piezo actuators to… More

Wireless zero power torque sensing using SAW-IDT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Eric van Doorn, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
This proposal details an innovative set of wireless sensors that are small, low cost, accurate, and flexible, and require no local power. They are able to measure strain, cracks, and other parameters. We propose to use a novel implementation of SurfaceAcoustic Wave (SAW) technology in combination… More

Health Monitoring for Shipboard Fluidic Networks

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Eric van Doorn, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
The innovation of this proposal is using an electronic probe signals to test piping for latent failures such as cracking and corrosion, and leaks. At the frequencies we use for these probe signals, the skin depth of the energy flow is very small andnearly all the energy flows on the inside and… More

An Automated Acoustic System to Monitor and Classify Birds

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: Curators of the University of MO
Principal Investigator: Chiman Kwan, Director of Research & Development
Award Amount: $500,000.00
RI Contact: Michael J. Warnock
Abstract:
To minimize the number of birdstrikes, a common method uses microphone arrays to monitor and identify dangerous birds near the airport or critical locations in the airspace. However, it was recognized that the range of existing ground-based acoustic monitoring devices is limited to a few hundred… More

Agent-based Generic Scheduling Engine Builder

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Leonard Haynes
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
The key innovation proposed in this Phase II effort is a set of tools and framework that enforces a new powerful approach to developing agent-based scheduling engines by designing the basic components, identifying agents, and designing interaction protocols and behavior to meet the system… More

Wireless Asset Tracking and Management System for Depot Shops

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Chujen Lin
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
We propose a system architecture that easily integrates any physical tracking solution with a software framework that provides a suite of supervisory components for assigning, tracking, monitoring, and scheduling assets for any given work environment. For any given working environment, different… More

Wireless Link for Helmet Mounted Display/Tracker

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Chujen Lin
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
Pilots flying modern fighter or bomber aircraft can receive increased amounts of combat critical information through a Helmet Mounted Display (HMD). Current technology requires that a pilot wearing a Helmet Mounted Display/Tracker (HMDT) be connected to the aircraft with a cable. The design of this… More

Ultra Wide Band Water Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Eric Doorn, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,386.00
Abstract:
This proposal details an innovative water sensor system based on Ultra Wide Band (UWB) technology. We propose to mount UWB hardware on a remote controlled or autonomous Unmanned Air Vehicle (UAV) for both remote soil measurements, and measurements of snowpack depth and density. IAI has been doing… More

New and Improved Classifiers for Fault Diagnosis

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Chiman Kwan, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $600,000.00
Abstract:
Pattern classifiers are useful for many commercial and military applications such as target recognition, fault diagnostics, pattern recognition, etc. The main goal of this research is to improve the classification performance of existing classifiers. Our proposed architecture consists of two major… More

A Novel Approach to Corona Monitoring

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Chiman Kwan
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
Corona discharge (CD) and partial discharge (PD) indicate early stages of insulation problems in motors. Early detection of CD/PD will enable better coordination and planning of resources such as maintenance personnel, ordering of parts, etc. Most importantly, one can prevent catastrophic failures… More

TM-UWB Active Hit Avoidance

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Leonard Haynes, President
Award Amount: $730,000.00
Abstract:
As smart anti-tank weapons become more lethal, active protection and hit avoidance systems become increasingly important. These systems must detect targets with very small cross-sections, have large operational ranges, and near zero false alarms, thus making threat detection very complicated… More

A Novel Heavy Traffic Approach to Stochastic Optimal Control of Mobile Communications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Chiman Kwan, Director of R&D
Award Amount: $120,000.00
Abstract:
Balancing high throughput with head-of-the-line wait time for queued data requires explicit stochastic process modeling of the time variations of the channel and the complex queuing process. However, such process models are too complicated for a direct solution. In this proposal, Intelligent… More

A Novel Heavy Traffic Approach to Stochastic Optimal Control of Mobile Communications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Chiman Kwan, Vice President, R & D
Award Amount: $730,000.00
Abstract:
Balancing high throughput with short wait times for queued data requires explicit stochastic process modeling of the channel and queuing behaviors. Such control problems are too complicated for a direct solution. In this proposal, Intelligent Automation, Inc. (IAI) and its subcontractor, Prof.… More

A Novel Non-Intrusive Approach to Detect Human Fatigue in Real-time

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: University of Pennsylvania
Principal Investigator: Chiman Kwan, Vice President R&D
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: Jianbo Shi
Abstract:
Fatigue affects human performance. If we can capture the early signs of fatigue such as lack of concentration, yawning, changes in voice characteristics, etc., we will be able to evaluate individual job performance and plan optimal work schedules to optimize performance. Intelligent Automation,… More

Ultra-Wideband Transceiver for Integrated Communication and Relative Navigation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Chujen Lin, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $68,819.00
Abstract:
The goal of this project is to develop an innovative way of using Time Modulated Ultra Wideband (TM-UWB) transceivers (radios) to provide high performance integrated communication and relative navigation. Many future near-earth or deep space missions requires spacecraft operating in a formation. A… More

Piezoelectric Actuation system for Small Arms Gun Barrel Stabilization

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Leonard Haynes, President
Award Amount: $120,000.00
Abstract:
The innovation of this proposal is a configuration to achieve an active barrel stabilization system which: uses piezoelectric components as the core of the actuation mechanism, which provide high bandwidth, backlash free motion, uses electronic compensation to cancel piezoelectric element… More

Ultra-Wideband Collision Avoidance Technology for UAV's

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Leonard Haynes, President
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
The primary innovation of the system herein proposed is use of Ultra-wideband (UWB) radar to directly measure the range and direction of nearby traffic. Our UWB solution offers many advantages, including low cost all digital electronics, no moving parts, and covertness. The second innovation is… More

Piezoelectric Actuation system for Small Arms Gun Barrel Stabilization

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Leonard Haynes, President
Award Amount: $730,000.00
Abstract:
The ultimate objective of this project is the development an actively stabilized rifle to assist the soldier who is under both extreme physical and emotional stress, whose heart is racing, and who is not a highly skilled marksman and needs to neutralize a threat at a distance in the range of 500… More

Hardware Architectures for Flexible Component-Based Hybrid Cognitive Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Wilbur Peng, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $99,000.00
Abstract:
Creating a realization of cognitive processes, reasoning, and behavior is a challenging problem due to its size, scope and complexity. Current realizations of cognitive systems are software based and typically implemented on conventional von Neumann processors. However, performance is a… More

New Information Technologies for Crisis Operations

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Philip Goetz, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $99,990.00
Abstract:
The innovation of this proposal is using our novel software agent-based tools and techniques to provide a tool that will simulate the behavior of groups of people in crisis situations, and a decision support tool that will perform real-time planning, scheduling, and resource allocation for crisis… More

Multisensor Time Synchronization Using Ultra-Wideband Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Chujen Lin, Director of Communications, R&D
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
We propose to develop an innovative way to synchronize multiple sensor packages using ultra wideband (UWB) transceivers (radios). Our approach can be applied to synchronize sensor packages in one single airborne platform or distributed sensors in multiple airborne platforms. UWB spreads its energy… More

A High Performance, Low Complexity, and Bandwidth Efficient Receiver

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Chiman Kwan, Director of R&D
Award Amount: $99,646.00
Abstract:
The available usable frequency spectrum is fixed but the demand for military communications is expected to grow exponentially over the next 20 years. One way to alleviate this problem is to utilize bandwidth efficient modulation and coding schemes such as Continuous Phase Modulation (CPM). Here… More

Flexible UHF Chaotic Devices for Radar Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Eric Doorn, Director of Sensor Techno
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
We propose to develop ultra-high-frequency optical and electronic chaotic devices that offer great flexibility. In Phase I, we will design one optical and one electronic chaotic device whose central frequency can be adjusted in the range from 1- 50 GHz and the dimensionality can be adjusted from… More

Expanded Speech Recognition to Include Foreign Accents

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Chiman Kwan, Director of Research and Developmen
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Current speech interfaces in many military applications may be adequate for native English speakers. However, recognition rates drop for users with foreign accents. Non-native speakers demonstrate large temporal (duration of each phoneme) and intra-phoneme (exact shape of speech signal) variations… More

Guided Shear Horizontal Wave Electromagnetic Acoustic Transducer for In-line Nondestructive Inspection of Pipeline

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOT
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Pipelines used for transporting natural gas and petroleum fluid are aging and may suffer from accidental damage. The need is growing for an efficient and reliable inspection system to locate and characterize the weak spots that can fail and result in leakage. Magnetic fulx leakage in-line… More

StoryTiles: Programmable Manipulatives to Improve Language, Sequencing, Theory of Mind, and Play Skills in Children with Autism

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: ED
Principal Investigator: Mayhew
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
IAI will develop and field test StoryTiles, a device with programmable manipulatives that foster language, sequencing, theory of mind, and play skills among children with autism. Children will be able to use this device to experiment with storytelling, and in doing so, work with sequencing,… More

StoryTiles: Programmable Manipulatives to Improve Language, Sequencing, Theory of Mind, and Play Skills in Children with Autism

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: ED
Principal Investigator: Mayhew
Award Amount: $500,000.00
Abstract:
IAI will develop and field test StoryTiles, a device with programmable manipulatives that foster language, sequencing, theory of mind, and play skills among children with autism. Children will be able to use this device to experiment with storytelling, and in doing so, work with sequencing,… More

UWB Muscle Water Content Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Eric Doorn, Director of Sensor Techno
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
During this Phase I, we intend to evaluate Ultra Wide Band (UWB) radar for use as a sensor for water content of skeletal muscle. The sensing mechanism is based on the large difference between the dielectric constant of water, and that of the host material. We have clearly demonstrated the… More

A High Performance, Low Cost, Compact, and Wireless E-nose System for Explosives Detection

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Roger Xu, Principle Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Detection of non-buried explosives is of great significance to both military and homeland security. Although many existing sniffing devices may be used for explosives detection, the size, cost, weight, and portability are primary concern in the development of a field deployable sniffing devices.… More

LED-based Inertial Reference System for Aviator Helmets

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Donald Myers, Director of A.I. and Robo
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Intelligent Automation, Inc. (IAI) propose to develop a robust, high-speed, high-accuracy helmet-tracking system for use in the Comanche helicopter. Current systems have numerous problems, such as requiring recalibration whenever the cockpit environment changes, time-consuming mapping of the… More

Using Evolving Curves to Track Dynamic Boundaries

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Research Institution: Duke University
Principal Investigator: Vikram Manikonda, Director of Intelligent Systems
Award Amount: $750,000.00
RI Contact: Carlo Tomasi
Abstract:
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… More

Agent-based Health Monitoring System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Leonard S. Haynes, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,350.00
Abstract:
IAI has successfully used principal component analysis to detect even subtle latent faults in a subsystem. An advantage of the PCA for this application is that the system can be real-time, even when there are very large data sets to be analyzed. IAI has also successfully used software autonomous… More

A Novel Maximum Entropy Inference Engine for Data Fusion in Fault Diagnosis

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: Pennsylvania State University
Principal Investigator: Chiman Kwan, Vice President Research and Develop
Award Amount: $70,000.00
RI Contact: David Miller
Abstract:
Inferencing and reasoning algorithms are widely used in various applications where root causes need to be inferenced based on observed evidence. One typical application is fault diagnosis of complex systems based on symptoms reported by various diagnostic monitors. The symptoms may contain both… More

A Novel Speech Recognition Approach in Non-stationary and Chaotic Environment

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: Carnegie Mellon
Principal Investigator: Chiman Kwan, Director of Research and Developmen
Award Amount: $70,000.00
RI Contact: Richard M. Stern
Abstract:
Existing speech recognition software such as IBM via Voice works well in quiet and stationary background noise environments. However, the recognition performance drops quite significantly in crowded and noisy control room, battle stations, emergency room, factory floor, etc. The main reason is that… More

A New Computing Paradigm for Energy-Efficient Collaboration in Underwater Sensor Networks

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Xiaodong Zhang, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
In this proposal, Intelligent Automation, Inc. (IAI) and its subtractor, Prof. Hairong Qi of the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, propose a novel mobile-agent-based computing paradigm for collaborative information exchange among distributed sensor nodes. Unlike the traditional… More

Multipath Encryption and Authentication System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Eric V. Doorn, Director of Sensor Techno
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
We propose to develop a novel, fail-proof method by which wireless users' will be able to verify each others identity based on details of the physical environment only accessible to those users. The approach allows fairly non-complex and compact hardware apart from the radios. It is based on the… More

Adaptive Cooperative Path and Mission Planning for Multiple Aerial Platforms

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: The Ohio State University
Principal Investigator: Chiman Kwan, Director of Research and Developmen
Award Amount: $70,000.00
RI Contact: Jose B. Cruz
Abstract:
Path planning and mission planning are two core steps to effectively exploit the capabilities of multi-level cooperative control of multiple aerial platforms. In this proposal, Intelligent Automation, Inc. (IAI) and its subcontractor, Prof. Jose B. Cruz of the Ohio State University, propose to… More

Error Handling Based on Software Agent Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Leonard Haynes, President
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
In order to build complex software systems that are highly reliable, it is essential that the software conform to a rigid structure that bounds the types of errors that can occur at each point in the software. IAI has spent nearly a decade developing complex software systems based on autonomous… More

Ultra Wide Band Time Difference Of Arrival Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: University of Central Florida
Principal Investigator: Eric van Doorn, Director of Sensor Technology
Award Amount: $70,000.00
RI Contact: Guy Schiavone
Abstract:
We propose to develop an innovative way to wirelessly synchronize multiple RF receivers using ultra wideband (UWB) transceivers (radios). UWB spreads its energy over several Giga Hertz so it is highly LPI/LPD. This method does not rely on GPS so the synchronization will be maintained when the GPS… More

Agent Standards

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Leonard Haynes, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
The innovation of the work herein proposed is the development of standards for software autonomous agents. These standards are essential to achieve software agent-based systems whose software is reusable and interoperable. For NASA, many new developments, from scheduling, to planning and resource… More

Communication Analysis System for Intrusion Detection Systems (IDSs)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Philip Goetz, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
The innovation proposed herein is based on using Principal Component Analysis (PCA) to provide real-time characterization of communication between distributed processors, and to then use that characterization for real-time detection of attacks. PCA allows real-time processing of very high data rate… More

A Novel Target Maneuver Detection Technique with Range Rate Measurement

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Chiman Kwan, Vice President of R & D
Award Amount: $80,000.00
Abstract:
We propose a novel target maneuver detection technique using radar measurement including range rate for tracking and surveillance systems to reliably indicate the presence and magnitude of target maneuvers. There are several innovative elements in our approach: 1) a reliable test statistic… More

Wireless LAN Emissions Attenuation Technologies

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Leonard Haynes, President
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
As stated, solicitation N04-076 is requesting a system that violates basic physics. A propagating RF wave attenuates at a rate defined by Maxwell's Equations and without a physical barrier, no additional attenuation can be obtained. Our solution approaches the final goal - how to implement… More

Miniaturized Ultra-Broadband Antenna Design by the Shape and Topology Optimization

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: The Pennsylvania State University
Principal Investigator: Xianyang Zhu, Research Engineer
Award Amount: $70,000.00
RI Contact: Raj Mittra
Abstract:
With the fast paced development of mobile communications, the demand for smaller antennas has risen dramatically. Conventionally, emphasis has been on size and shape optimization rather than material optimization. However, by using the conventional optimization methods, size reduction and bandwidth… More

A Novel Self-diagnosis Approach to Nondestructive Inspection of Composite Structures

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIV.
Principal Investigator: Chiman Kwan, Vice President
Award Amount: $497,664.00
RI Contact: Joseph Rose
Abstract:
The goal of this Phase II research is to synergistically combine the novel Electrical Resistance Change Method (ERCM), the guided wave inspection method, and the robust processing algorithms for nondestructive evaluation and inspection of composite structures. The ERCM has key advantages such as low… More

Nondestructive Inspection of Metal Matrix Composites Using Guided Waves

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Chiman Kwan, Vice President, Research
Award Amount: $730,000.00
Abstract:
Metal Matrix Composites (MMCs) have excellent properties such as lightweight and resistance to temperature and wear. For the above advantages to materialize, the Silicon Carbide (SiC) in the MMC must be free of defects such as porosity and disbond between the aluminum and SiC layer. This is a very… More

Ultra-Wideband Transceiver for Integrated Communication and Relative Navigation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Chujen Lin
Award Amount: $599,297.00
Abstract:
Many space missions require relative navigation between several spacecraft systems or between spacecraft and rovers or remote controlled probes, such as spacecraft inspection, docking, rover control, formation flight, automatic landing of UAVs, and automatic material handling. Ranging and… More

Hardware Architectures for Flexible Component-Based Hybrid Cognitive Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Wilbur Peng, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
Building cognitive systems that can interact with real world environments encompasses fields ranging from cognitive science, research artificial intelligence, robotics and control and many other research areas. While significant advances have been made in all of these arenas, the integration of… More

New Information Technologies for Crisis Operations

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Leonard Haynes, President
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
Simulation results can indicate options available to deal with crises, and can support `what-if' investigations in advance of an actual crisis, provided the simulation models incorporate correct underlying science. This proposal follows an initial Phase I effort in which we developed Cognitive… More

Expanded Speech Recognition to Include Foreign Accents

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Chiman Kwan, Vice President, R & D
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
In this proposal, Intelligent Automation, Incorporated (IAI) and its subcontractors, Prof. Richard Stern of Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) and Dr. Rita Singh of Haikya Corp., propose a novel integrated system to improve speech recognition performance for people with foreign accents. It is… More

Agent-Based Health Monitoring System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Leonard Haynes
Award Amount: $600,000.00
Abstract:
We propose combination of software intelligent agents to achieve decentralized reasoning, with fault detection and diagnosis using PCA, neural nets, and maximum entropy methods. The goal of the work is to achieve integrated system health management and self-reliant systems, including integration… More

A New Computing Paradigm for Energy-Efficient Collaboration in Underwater Sensor Networks

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Xiaodong Zhang, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $448,748.00
Abstract:
The infusion and maturation of the Micro Electro Mechanical System (MEMS), computation, and wireless communication technologies have advanced the development of undersea distributed sensor systems. To realize the exciting potentials of distributed sensor systems, the fundamental problems of optimal… More

In-line Nondestructive Inspection of Mechanical Defects in Pipelines with Shear Horizonital Wave EMAT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOT
Principal Investigator: Xiaoliang Zhao, Senior Research Engineer
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Intelligent Automation, Inc. and Oak Ridge National Lab is proposing a novel and integrated approach to inspect mechanical damages in the pipelines with or without coatings. It extends our successful work in a previous phase 1 project that combines the state of the art Shear Horizontal wave signal… More

DEC-POMDP Stochastic Game Approach for Uncertain MultiAgent Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Goutam Satapathy, Sr. Research Scintst & Mgr Prod Dev
Award Amount: $120,000.00
Abstract:
The key innovation builds on the decentralized partially observable markov decision processes theory to model unmanned vehicles (UVs) that engage in stochastic game formulations for collaborative teaming and computing joint optimal policies. Prior models consider purely collaborative agents which… More

An IPD-based approach for Adaptable Story-based Leadership Training & Assessment

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Jacqueline Haynes, Executive Vice President
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
instructional design and SCORM-compliant web-based distance learning infrastructure to create a richer learning environment that is believable, adaptable and easily accessible. Interactive Pedagogical Drama is an instructional environment where "the learning of skills is through compelling… More

Ultrafast Detection and Tracking Using Retrodirective Random-Noise Monopulse Radar

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Yan Zhang, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
We propose to build and deploy an innovative radar system combining retrodirective noise correlating (RNC) stage with random-noise monopulse tracking stage. The radar will not only detect inbound target with ultra-high speed, but also provide the angle-of-arrival (AOA) and range estimation almost… More

Covert Through Wall Sensing with MEMS Radios

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Eric van Doorn, Director of Sensor Technology
Award Amount: $68,514.00
Abstract:
Intelligent Automation, Inc. (IAI), proposes through the wall sensing system consisting of a network of expendable local area MEMS sensors. The key innovation of our work is detection of persons moving behind walls or inside buildings using the RF communication link itself. IAI has effectively… More

In Situ Guided Wave Structural Health Monitoring System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: George Zhao
Award Amount: $69,628.00
Abstract:
Corrosion and fatigue induced metal-loss and cracks are common problems for missiles and aircraft structures. A wide range of field conditions such as humidity, temperature, stress, cathode potential, and coating conditions, etc. all contributes to the electrochemical reaction between the incipient… More

Agent-based Collaborative Combat Simulation Tool

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Renato Levy, Principle Scientist
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
We believe that the requirements of the solicitation can best be met using autonomous software agents. Intelligent Automation, Incorporated (IAI) has been developing the theory and practice of software agents for over a decade and we are recognized leaders in this area. Our primary application of… More

Multipath Encryption and Authentication System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Eric van Doorn, Director of Sensor Techno
Award Amount: $749,979.00
Abstract:
The Phase II technical proposal describes strategies for system level implementation of our novel multipath encryption scheme for location specific authentication. Brief discussion of VHF frequency domain channel sounding approach to extract wireless channel multipath for geo-specific encryption is… More

A Game Theoretic Approach for Threat Prediction and Situation Awareness

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: UNIV. OF NEVADA
Principal Investigator: Genshe Chen, Research Electrical Engineer
Award Amount: $70,000.00
RI Contact: Carl G. Looney
Abstract:
Intelligent Automation, Inc. (IAI), and its sub-contactor, Professor Carl G. Looney from University of Nevada propose a highly innovative approach for Level 2+ information fusion using hybrid data fusion with adversarial Markov game, named a Game Theoretic Approach for Threat Prediction and… More

Advanced Techniques for Electrical Wire Fault

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Eric van Doorn, Director of Sensor Technology
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
This proposal details a novel extension of Time Domain Reflectometry as applied to the detection and location of flaws in (aircraft) wiring systems. Our approach marries two methods commonly used for the inspection of conducting structures: TDR, and Eddy Current Testing (ECT). In many ways, TDR and… More

Wireless, In Situ Guided Wave Structural Health Monitoring System with a Power Harvesting Rectenna

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: George Zhao, Research Engineer
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Structural integrity is a vital issue for mission success. Various defects such as metal cracks, corrosion, composite fiber breakage and delamination at critical loading areas, if not detected and repaired in time, may lead to a catastrophic system failure. Traditional inspection methods are limited… More

Failure Precursors and Anomaly Detection in Complex Electrical Systems Using Symbolic Dynamics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Chiman Kwan, Vice President of R & D
Award Amount: $80,000.00
Abstract:
Failures in a plant's electrical components are a major source of performance degradation and plant unavailability. In order to detect and monitor failure precursors and anomalies early in electrical systems, we propose to develop signal processing capabilities that can detect and map patterns in… More

Ultra Wideband Radio for Secure Communications in a Noisy Environment

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Chujen Lin, Director of Comm. R&D
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
The innovation of this proposal involves ultra wideband (UWB) radios for secure communications between the inner element of a gimbaled system and an external computer. We propose to install one UWB radio on the inner components of the gimbaled system and another one on the inner surface of the… More

Early Detection of Failure Precursors Using Symbolic Dynamics, Neural Networks, and Principal Component Analysis

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Ravindra Patankar, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $80,000.00
Abstract:
For early detection and monitoring of failure precursors in mechanical transmission couplings, we propose to develop signal processing capabilities that can map patterns in accelerometer data to an anomaly measure. Toward this end, Professor Asok Ray at Penn-State University has pioneered an… More

Enhanced Prognostic Model for Digital Electronics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Chi-Man Kwan, VP of Research & Development
Award Amount: $80,000.00
Abstract:
The ability to predict failures in aircraft electronic boards, their digital component elements and devices have the potential to reduce the risks of unanticipated failures while significantly reduce support costs. In this proposal, Intelligent Automation, Inc. (IAI) and Computer Aided Life Cycle… More

An Accurate, Secure and Low-power Wireless Aircraft Tracking System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Chujen Lin, Director of Communications
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
We propose to design a tracking system for aircraft onboard carriers using a wireless mesh network with a point-to-point ranging capability. The system is formed by many Integrated Communication and Tracking Devices (ICTD) mounted inside the cockpits of aircrafts and in some selected locations of… More

Model-Based Reconfigurable Fault Tolerant Control of Jet Engines

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Frank Zhang, Senior Research Engineer
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
In this proposal, Intelligent Automation, Inc. (IAI) proposes a novel reconfigurable fault tolerant control (FTC) approach for advanced jet engines to realize the full potential of model-based engine control technology. The proposed FTC architecture will be achieved through the integration of the… More

Predictable, Scalable QoS Routing for Ad Hoc Wireless Networks based on Heavy-Tailed Statistics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Research Institution: PURDUE UNIV.
Principal Investigator: Hongjun Li, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: Kihong Park
Abstract:
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… More

An Adaptive Geographic Internet Sub-Protocol for Dynamic Wireless Networks

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Hongjun Li, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $80,000.00
Abstract:
In order to seamlessly integrate ad hoc and sensor networks with the Internet, we introduce a novel entity called Internet Sub-protocol Manager (ISM) that serves as the "bridge" between the standard IP and our geographic sub-protocol (SP). The standard IP stack (either IPv4 or IPv6) needs not to be… More

Computing a Semantic View of a Scene for Surveillance from Stereo and Discreet LIDAR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Priya Ranjan, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
We propose an innovative semantic approach to surveillance that combines the relative strengths and weaknesses of the passive 2D (single camera), passive 3D (stereo), and active 3D (LIDAR) sensing technologies to optimize performance. Our technology uses the high accuracy of LIDAR selectively to… More

A novel diagnostic system for inspection of fiber-optic cables

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Eric van Doorn, Director of Sensor Technology
Award Amount: $80,000.00
Abstract:
In this proposal, we outline a novel Pseudo Random Binary Sequence (PRBS) approach for low cost, non-intrusive inspection of fiber optic cables. The approach incorporates non-complex mixed signal electronic and photonic components that can easily be implemented as an ASIC to achieve compactness and… More

Innovative and Efficient Design of Directional Ultra Wideband Antennas for UAV Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Xianyang Zhu, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
UAVs are widely used for both military and civilian applications for their low cost and flexibility. However, conventional antenna design options are incompatible with the size, weight, power, required RF performance, and flight characteristics of UAVs. On the other hand, the antenna performance can… More

Expendable, tactically interconnected RF sensor network

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Eric van Doorn, Director of Sensor Technology
Award Amount: $99,000.00
Abstract:
Intelligent Automation, Inc. (IAI), proposes a novel, expendable, tactically interconnected cluster of RF sensors forming a sensor network. The use of communication links as tripwire sensor is the innovation of this proposal. We propose to use the radio motes called Mica2Dot (916 Mhz) and Telos (2.4… More

The Visualization Training Assistant

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Jaqueline Haynes, Executive Vice President
Award Amount: $80,000.00
Abstract:
As computer capabilities to generate visualization grow and research-based findings on instructionally effective visualizations grow, designers of instruction will find it difficult to keep up with best practices in applying appropriate and effective visualization techniques. Hence, the… More

Autonomous Collaborative Agents for Onboard Multi-Sensor Re-Targeting

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Goutam Satapathy
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Technologies that support the configuration of sensors and satellites, and allow the reconfiguration or retargeting of sensors in response to user demand or significant events require mechanisms to autonomously understand the type and current state of on-board resources and to re-task these… More

Diligent data-power harness for high temperature wiring in engine bays

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Eric van Doorn, Director of Sensor Technology
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
In this proposal, Intelligent Automation Inc., (IAI) outlines a novel ingenuous method for wiring engine bays. The proposed wiring will function in engine bays with the following advantages: Withstands temperatures greater than 1500 ¿F Flexible harness capable of delivering both power, and data.… More

Cognitive Agent Framework for Self-Aware Satellites

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Margaret Lyell, Sr. Research Scientist
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Enhancing satellite Situation Awareness (SA) requires increased on-board automation for data processing,, intelligent decision making and capability for re-configuration and re-tasking. Our innovative solution to meet these goals is integrated agent-based framework coupled with innovative… More

Agent Based Distributed and Cooperative Intrusion Detection for Mobile Ad Hoc Networks

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Roger Xu, Principal Scientist
Award Amount: $120,000.00
Abstract:
In this proposal, Intelligent Automation, Inc. (IAI) and its consultant, Dr. Wenke Lee, propose to develop an intelligent agent-based distributed and cooperative anomaly and fault monitoring architecture for mobile ad-hoc network (MANET). In our proposed architecture, an anomaly and fault detection… More

A Novel Approach to EO, IR, SAR, and Hyperspectral Sensor Fusion

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Chiman Kwan, Director of Research and Design
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Target detection and classification is challenging because target detection and classification cannot be effectively carried out by pure visual inspection and must rely on some automatic algorithms. Intelligent Automation, Inc. (IAI) and its subcontractor, Prof. C. Chang of the University of… More

Agent Based Distributed and Cooperative Intrusion Detection for Mobile Ad Hoc Networks

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Roger Xu, Principal Scientist
Award Amount: $730,000.00
Abstract:
In this proposal, Intelligent Automation, Inc. (IAI) and its consultant, Dr. Wenke Lee, propose to prototyping and commercialize the intrusion detection algorithms for mobile ad hoc networks developed in Phase I. First, we will further improve the intrusion detection and identification algorithms… More

An Intelligent Hierarchical Approach to Actuator Fault Diagnosis and Accommodation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Xiaodong Zhang, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,999.00
Abstract:
This proposal presents a novel intelligent hierarchical approach to detection, isolation, and accommodation of primary aerodynamic actuator failures. The proposed architecture has three main components. First, a nonlinear fault diagnosis scheme is used to detect any fault occurrence and to determine… More

Novel Approaches to Stochastic Pursuit-Evasion Differential Games with multiple players

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Chiman Kwan, Vice President of R&D
Award Amount: $730,000.00
Abstract:
In the phase 1 effort, IAI and its subcontractor, Prof. Jose B. Cruz of the Ohio State University (OSU), have proposed to systemically explore differential pursuit-evasion games with multiple pursuers and evaders. Our Phase I results have shown the theoretical possibility of rigorous formulation,… More

An Agent-based Multi-Tiered Key Management Scheme for Secure Multicast Communication

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Jason Li, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
In this proposal, we propose an innovative agent-based multi-tiered key management (MTKM) scheme for secure TCP/IP multicast communications. The scalability problem is solved by partitioning the group members into subgroups, with a leader in each subgroup, and further organizing the subgroups into… More

Integration of Flight Control and Flow Control

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Xiaodong Zhang, Senior Research Engineer
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Past research work has shown the great potentials of active flow control by using collectively interacting synthetic jet arrays, where the actuation signals to the jet actuators were generated by open-loop strategies. In this proposal, Intelligent Automation, Inc. (IAI) and its subcontractor, Prof.… More

Agent-Based Simulation and Assessment of NAS Security and Safety

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Vikram Manikonda
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
The key innovation proposed here is the use of agent-based modeling and simulation to evaluate the safety of the National Airspace under crisis operations and develop tools for real-time planning, scheduling, and resource allocation decision aids for crisis management. We view the problem as one of… More

An Agent-Based Component Architecture for Cognitive Decision Support

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Wilbur Peng, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
In this SBIR Phase I effort, we propose an architectural framework and design methodology for cognitive decision aids based on software agents which addresses the fundamental challenge of creating agile decision support systems that can be rapidly adapted for evolving system configurations and… More

Non-Intrusive Method and System for Inspection of Aging Electronic Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Eric van Doorn, Director of Sensor Technology
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
In this proposal, we outline the Terahertz imaging technology to achieve low cost, non-intrusive inspection of electronic boards used in weapon systems. We describe how terahertz imaging is the best probe to detect defects like corrosion and surface failures inside electronic boards compared to… More

Novel Approaches to Stochastic Pursuit-Evasion Differential Games with multiple players

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Chiman Kwan, Vice President of R & D
Award Amount: $120,000.00
Abstract:
We propose to systemically explore differential pursuit-evasion games with multiple pursuers and evaders in continuous time and in random environment. We start with the simplest case with the assumptions of perfect information and common knowledge. The approach is a direct extension of Isaacs's… More

Seamless Mode Switching for Shared Control of Semiautonomous Vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Donald Myers, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Whether it be a crew station, the Shuttle Remote Manipulator System (SRMS), an unmanned ground rover (UGV) or air vehicle (UAV), or teams thereof, the controllers for such systems will be complex, multilevel, usually distributed, systems. When a human user desires to switch between automatic and… More

Approach to Enhancing Target Discrimination via 3D Visualization without 3D Glasses

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Research Institution: ARIZONA STATE UNIV.
Principal Investigator: Chi-man Kwan, Director of Research & Development
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: Baoxin Li
Abstract:
There are many factors that render automatic target recognition challenging. These include cluttered background, adverse weather and acquisition conditions, spatially closed targets, spectrally-matched decoys, and the limits on sensor resolution etc. One solution is to have a 3D display, which will… More

An Integrated Architecture for Seamless Soft Handoff in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Hongjun Li, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $68,681.00
Abstract:
We present an integrated architecture for seamless soft handoff in mobile ad hoc networks, where various managers residing on multiple layers are proposed to handle handoff issues in a cross-layer and cooperative manner. At the link adaptation layer, the virtual interface provides link transparency… More

A Small, Smart Medical System for the Soldier: the MedAgent System for Medical Diagnosis, Informatics and Treatment Support

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Margaret Lyell, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
We approach the development of MedNet from the perspective of modern intelligent systems design. In this project, the elements of modern small smart systems are designed to act in synergy to support a soldier's medical needs. In the design, small sensor devices on the soldier capture health status.… More

A New Hydrogen Assisted Crack Detector Using Ultrasonic Guided Wave Leave-in-Place Sensors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: George Zhao, Research Engineer
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
High strength steel alloys are widely used for military and industry structures like ship frame, gun barrel and pipelines. One significant limitation of the use of high strength steel alloy components is hydrogen embrittlement cracking. Hydrogen, in the atomic form, can enter the materials from many… More

A Thin Film Transistor Based Ultrasonic Sensor for Aircraft Integrity Monitoring

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Research Institution: Pennsylvania State University
Principal Investigator: Chiman Kwan
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: Robert Killoren
Abstract:
Intelligent Automation, Incorporated (IAI) and its subcontractor, Penn State U., propose a novel system to detect damage in aircraft structures. The system combines novel TFT based thin film actuators and sensors for signal acquisition and a robust software for fault prognosis and diagnosis. The… More

UWB Muscle Water Content Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Eric van Doorn, Director of Sensor Techno
Award Amount: $729,996.00
Abstract:
The proposal explains Phase I results, using UWB for sensing muscle water content and lays down the plan for transition in Phase II. Basic operation of our sensor is to inject a train of ultra low power UWB pulses into the body, and coherently measure the reflections with picoseconds time… More

DEC-POMDP Stochastic Game Approach for Uncertain MultiAgent Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Goutam Satapathy, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $727,467.00
Abstract:
The key innovation proposed in this Phase II effort is a game-theoretic agent-based and simulation-based approach that enables coordinated tactical control of robotic air and ground systems aligned with C2ORE ATD program objectives and supports FCS-equipped Battle Commander's decision-making… More

Adaptive Cooperative Path and Mission Planning for Multiple Aerial Platforms

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: THE OHIO STATE UNIV.
Principal Investigator: Chiman Kwan, Vice President, R&D
Award Amount: $375,000.00
RI Contact: Jose B. Cruz, Jr.
Abstract:
In the phase 1 effort, IAI and its subcontractor, Prof. Jose B. Cruz of the Ohio State University (OSU), have successfully developed and demonstrated innovative algorithms and software tools that are built on a hierarchical game-theoretic framework to automate path planning and mission planning for… More

An IPD-based approach for Adaptable Story-based Leadership Training & Assessment

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Jacqueline Haynes, Executive Vice President
Award Amount: $730,000.00
Abstract:
Intelligent Automation, Inc. proposes to develop Leadership Education through Evolutionary Development (LEED). LEED is a leadership skills training program using Interactive Pedagogical Drama (IPD) within a simulation-based training framework. The development of many complex interactive skills,… More

Ultra Wide Band Time Difference Of Arrival Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: UNIV. OF CENTRAL FLORIDA
Principal Investigator: Eric van Doorn, Director of Sensor Technology
Award Amount: $300,000.00
RI Contact: Guy Schiavone
Abstract:
We propose to develop an unattended system which records portions of the VHF and UHF spectrum, determine positions of the responsible transmitters, and report raw IF waveforms and transmitter locations to a user by means of a LPI/LPD data link. We will use ultra wideband (UWB) transceivers (radios)… More

Advanced Techniques for Electrical Wire Fault

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Eric van Doorn, Director of Sensor Techno
Award Amount: $600,000.00
Abstract:
IAI will extend the work that we have doing in phase I and option period on Inductive Time Domain Reflectometry (ITDR), to detect and locate flaws in wiring systems. This approach merges two methods most commonly used for the inspection of conducting structures: TDR, and Eddy Current Testing (ECT).… More

Autonomous Collaborative Agents for Onboard Multi-Sensor Re-Targeting

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Goutam Satapathy, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,998.00
Abstract:
In our Phase I effort we developed a prototype software-agent based framework to provide for autonomous re-targeting of sensors hosted on satellites in polar orbits, subject to standing requests and dynamic user requests. Our approach is a distributed and de-centralized, with each satellite… More

Predictable, Scalable QoS Routing for Ad Hoc Wireless Networks based on Heavy-Tailed Statistics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Research Institution: PURDUE UNIV.
Principal Investigator: Hongjun Li, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $749,998.00
RI Contact: Kihong Park
Abstract:
In Phase I, we have shown the importance of applying flow differentiation and load awareness to ad hoc wireless routing in order to improve network efficiency and reliability. Such load awareness is particularly important, since heavy-tailedness is essent

Two-Level Power Management System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Roger Xu, Program Manager
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Tactical power grids or base camps power grids are designed to meet today's sophisticated electric power needs of modern soldiers and weaponry. Frequent low load ratio in these systems leads to power inefficiency. Also, the fact that energy demand may have spikes makes necessary the existence of a… More

Debugging and Event Tracing for Multi-Agent Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Vikram Manikonda, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,998.00
Abstract:
Large-scale agent systems have become key tools in modeling and simulation tools such as NASA's Airspace Concept Evaluation System (ACES), an agent-based simulation of the National Airspace System (NAS). However, existing tools for single host debugging and analysis do not address the problem of… More

Robust Track Association and Fusion with Extended Feature Matching

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Leonard Haynes, President
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
We propose a highly innovative agent based robust distributed data fusion architecture and algorithm that incorporates target features and attributes including extended feature points via junction matching. There are several innovative components in our approach: 1) our robust fusion architecture… More

MEMS-Based Capacitive Pressure Sensors with Self-Calibration Capability

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dan Xiang, Research Engineer
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
In this proposal, Intelligent Automation Inc. (IAI) along with its subcontractor, Professor Lynn Fuller, from Rochester Institute of Technology, proposes to develop innovative sensor architectures, electronics, and software techniques to provide the pressure sensor with capabilities of built-in… More

Mobile Ad hoc Networked GPS for Robust Positioning

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Babak Azimi-Sadjadi, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
IAI proposes an innovative approach to use a network of mobile GPS receivers to enhance the position accuracy of the entire network leveraging stand alone GPS positioning and Carrier Phase Differential GPS (CPDGPS) which provides relative positioning. This relative positioning is used to accurately… More

DIV3: A Visual Battlespace Information System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Leonard Haynes, President
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
We propose a comprehensive and practical approach that will yield a complete near real time visual information system for DIV3. We will investigate Level 1 data fusion and Levels 2 and 3 information fusion so as to implement metadata and meta-knowledge structures of mathematical or ontological type,… More

A Mixed Initiative Approach to Human-Robot Interaction for

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Priya Ranjan, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $99,000.00
Abstract:
We propose an innovative distributed multi-agent based mixed-initiative planning approach to facilitate true partnership among humans and robots useful in many application environments including "through-the-door" scenario. We plan to deploy our Multi Agent Robot Control System (MARCS) platform, to… More

High-Frequency MIMO Tracking Radar Transceiver for Ballistic Missile Defense

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Alexander Davydov, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
We propose a high-frequency (HF) band multiple-input, multiple-output (MIMO) radar with distributed transmitter and receivers. The system will support both Line-of-Sight (LOS) and Over-the-Horizon (OTH) modes. The core of the transceiver is a simple correlation receiver which processes multiple… More

Autonomic, Agent-Based Simulation Management (A2SM) Framework

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Margaret Lyell, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $67,080.00
Abstract:
Large scale numerical simulations, as typified by climate models, space weather models, and the like, typically involve non-linear governing equations in discretized form, subject to initial and/or boundary conditions. Large scale simulations may be employed in a coupled manner, with the output of… More

Wireless In-situ Nondestructive Inspection of Engine Rotor Disks with Ultrasonic Guided Waves

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: George Zhao, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
The integrity of rotor disks in engine turbines or fans is vital to aviation safety. Cumulative cracks at critical loading and high stress areas, if not detected and repaired in time, can lead to a catastrophic failure. Traditional inspection methods such as Fluorescent Penetrant Inspection (FPI)… More

LIBS-THz spectroscopy for improvised explosive devices (IED) detection

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Pencheng Lv, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $69,809.00
Abstract:
In this proposal, Intelligent Automation Inc (IAI), University of Central Florida, and University of Delaware detail the development of an innovative spectroscopic technique for the detection and identification of improvised explosive devices (IED). Our approach marries two spectroscopic methods… More

High Speed RF Waveform Reader-Writer

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: UNIV. OF CENTRAL FLORIDA
Principal Investigator: Eric van Doorn, Director
Award Amount: $70,000.00
RI Contact: Guy Schiavone
Abstract:
Intelligent Automation, Inc. (IAI), proposes a reliable integrated COTS-based reader/writer that can deliver RF waveforms to a cross-correlation based RF receiver at high speeds of 40 Gbps. We have already identified key COTS hardware that offers following advantages (1) input/ Output blocks of the… More

RF integrated surveillance sensor for a mini-UAV

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Eric van Doorn, Director of Sensor Technology
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
IAI proposes to design a UAV payload utilizing Ultra Wideband RF spectrum as the prime-sensing element interfaced with high performance DSP processor like TI DM642 for processing images/video data. At the heart of our approach is using high frequency pulsed or continuous wave radar interfaced to a… More

Adaptive Free Space Optical and Radio Frequency Network Centric Cooperative Communications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Babak Azimi-Sadjadi, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
The proposed research aims towards adaptively using a wide variety of distributed cooperation techniques in wireless multi-hop networks. These techniques are intended to improve overall system throughput, reduce the cost of node elements, and extend the units' service lives. We will employ tools… More

A Shared Intelligence Framework Targeting Flexible Human Agent Cooperative Tasks

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Wei Chen, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $99,000.00
Abstract:
We present an innovative solution: a shared intelligence framework targeting flexible human agent cooperative tasks employing both prior arts and the most updated research ideas in multi-agent systems and human agent interactions. By `flexible', we mean that the level of human agent collaboration is… More

A Novel Acoustic Pattern Recognition System for Wireless Sensor Networks

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: UNIV. OF WASHINGTON
Principal Investigator: Leonard Haynes, President
Award Amount: $70,000.00
RI Contact: Lane M. Owsley
Abstract:
Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) have demonstrated their effectiveness in threat detection and localization. However, there are two critical issues related to signal processing in WSNs. First, energy-efficiency, memory-consumption, bandwidth-utilization, and computation-complexity are of main… More

Heterodyne Correlation Random Noise Radar for Through Wall and Building Interior Imaging

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIV.
Principal Investigator: Ram M. Narayanan, Professor of Electrical Engineering
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: Ram M. Narayanan
Abstract:
Recent terrorist activities and law-enforcement situations involving hostage situations underscore the need for effective through-the-wall surveillance (TWS). Current building interior imaging systems are based on short-pulse waveforms, which are easily recognizable by the intelligent adversary who… More

Analysis and Visualization of Large Complex Multi-Step Cyber Attack Graphs

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Research Institution: PENNSTATE
Principal Investigator: Leonard Haynes
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: Peng Liu
Abstract:
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… More

Hybrid Wiring Circuitry

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Eric van Doorn, Director of Sensor Technology
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
In this proposal, Intelligent Automation Inc., (IAI) outlines the hybrid wiring circuitry for Volume Efficient Electrical Circuitry Development. IAI's hybrid wiring circuitry has multifunctional Health monitoring auto repairing circuitry for wires and fiber harnesses. It has a hybrid data wire-fiber… More

An Integrated and Extensible Cost Evaluation and Simulation System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Vikram Manikonda, Vice President
Award Amount: $120,000.00
Abstract:
We propose an innovative cost evaluation methodology for missile development and manufacturing, based on an integrated cost model, a plug-and-play software architecture, and a distributed infrastructure of computation and simulation. Our methodology has three unique contributions. First, our… More

An Integrated and Extensible Cost Evaluation and Simulation System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Vikram Manikonda, Vice President
Award Amount: $730,000.00
Abstract:
This SBIR effort focuses on developing an innovative Multiple Purpose Cost Evaluation System (MPCES) that will enable the evaluation "costs impacts" of a design and assembly process for system optimization of missile systems. The research team includes Prof. Bao from Old Dominion University and… More

A Novel Observer-based Synchronization Control of Ship Rendezvous Operations using Portable Actuators

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Ravi Patankar, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Intelligent Automation, Inc. in collaboration with Rolls Royce and Michigan Technological University proposes a physical state observer for the larger ship and consequent implementation of synchronization controller for the smaller ship. Toward this end, theoretical results have recently been… More

Process and Tool Support for Ontology-Aware Life Support System Development and Integration

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Margaret Lyell, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Recent advances in ontology development support a rich description of entities that are modeled within a domain and how these entities relate to each other. However, even with ontology information, interoperability of a (sub-) system with other systems remains a serious issue. Interoperability… More

Robust Space-Time Adaptive Processing (STAP) Algorithms for

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Genshe Chen, Program Manager in Networks
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
We propose robust space-time adaptive processing (STAP) algorithms for efficient clutter suppression and target detection in RPAA systems. We first identify two main causes of the performance degradation in non-Gaussian clutter environments, then design the robust STAP algorithm to suppress the… More

Adaptive Simple Sequencing Instruction Support Toolkit (ASSIST)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Jacqueline Hayne, Executive Vice President
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
IAI will design and develop the Adaptive Simple Sequencing Instruction Support Toolkit (ASSIST), an easy-to-use software suite to facilitate the rapid transformation of Web-based learning so that it can (a) adapt to students' differing needs and performance, (b) provide opportunities for learner… More

An Integrated Framework for Enabling TCP/IP Communications on SHARP

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Hongjun Li, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $80,000.00
Abstract:
We present in this proposal an integrated framework for enabling efficient and reliable TCP/IP communications on SHARP, where various mechanisms are proposed to tackle different TCP/IP communication challenges imposed by the dynamic wireless networking environment. TCP Westwood (TCPW) extends the… More

Iddq Trending as a Precursor to Semiconductor Failure

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Chiman Kwan, Vice President
Award Amount: $80,000.00
Abstract:
Airborne electronic systems have been used virtually everywhere on board the military and commercial aircraft. Since Field Effect Transistors (FETs) are building blocks for the electronic systems and their components, the health status of the FET systems are required by the crew to assist in the… More

A Composable Framework for Multiple Resolution, Cross-Layer Modeling and Simulation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Renato Levy, Principal Scientist
Award Amount: $69,861.00
Abstract:
We propose an agent-based framework and simulation infrastructure for the integrated modeling and simulation of multiple layers that is applicable towards the simulation of large, complex networked system of systems. This framework enables a process and methodology of iterative modeling and… More

Creating Stereo Video from Monocular Video Stream

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Roger Xu, Program Manager-Principal Scientist
Award Amount: $69,993.00
Abstract:
In this proposal, Intelligent Automation, Inc. (IAI) and its subcontractor propose an efficient approach to create true stereo images in real-time. Our approach is built on top of the state-of-the-art technologies recently developed by our own team and contains three steps. First, we apply Gabor… More

See-and-Avoid Collision Avoidance Using ADS-B Signal and Radar Sensing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Leonard Haynes, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
IAI proposes an innovative solution to enable unrestricted flight in low-altitude airspace for small aircrafts This solution includes an L-band RF transceiver-sensor package, which continuously transmit Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) compatible beacons to alert other cooperative… More

Expendable, tactically interconnected RF sensor network

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Eric Doorn, Director of Sensor Techno
Award Amount: $375,000.00
Abstract:
Sensor nodes are an active area of research, but size, (development and integration) cost, versatility and especially energy consumption remains significant barriers to long-term deployment for many potential applications. One approach to address this issue is integration of the functionality of… More

Approach to Enhancing Target Discrimination via 3D Visualization without 3D Glasses

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Research Institution: ARIZONA STATE UNIV.
Principal Investigator: Chiman Kwan, Vice President, R&D
Award Amount: $400,000.00
RI Contact: Boaxin Li
Abstract:
Intelligent Automation, Inc. (IAI) and Arizona State University (ASU) present a systematic approach to stereo image creation, depth estimation, free-viewpoint 3D visualization, and 3D target modeling and visualization. The approach consists of automatic feature point extraction, correspondence and… More

Agile TM-UWB Wireless Network for Command and Control Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Chujen Lin, Director of Communications Research
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
The innovation of this project is the development of an agile Time-Modulated Ultra-wideband (TM-UWB) wireless network for military's Command and Control Systems. The wireless network proposed herein will fully take advantage of TM-UWB's unique features to form an agile LPI, LPD, and anti-jamming… More

Distributed High-Dimensional Mining Tool for Bioscience Data Analysis

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Kaizhi Tang, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
We propose an innovative data mining tool to systematically analyze huge amounts of experiment and sensor data in bioscience. Our proposed tool, named ABMiner (where AB for Air-Borne) is the synergy of attribute-oriented induction, a classification ensemble, and distributed computation. Our proposed… More

Playmation: A Manipulative Story Animation System to Improve Language, Theory of Mind, and Sequencing Skills in Children with Autism

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: ED
Principal Investigator: Shannon A. Mayhew
Award Amount: $75,000.00
Abstract:
The Playmation prototype by Intelligent Automation, Inc, utilizes new technology to integrate the powerful learning modalities of touch and manupulation within the familiar instructional paradigm of picture and sentence strips. This system enables a child to create a three-dimensional character and… More

A High Performance, Low Cost, and Compact E-nose System for Pollutants Detection

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Roger Xu, Principal Scientist
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Detection and quantification of contaminants is of great significance for environmental monitor to both military and air space traveling. Although many existing sniffing devices may be used for pollutants detection, the size, cost, weight, and portability are primary concern in the development of a… More

A Dynamic Adaptive Hierarchical Game Theoretic Approach for Modeling and Prediction of Asymmetric

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Genshe Chen, Senior Research Engineer
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Intelligent Automation Inc. proposes a comprehensive and innovative approach for building dynamic intelligent modeling and prediction systems for asymmetric threats that accounts for enemy learning based on distributed hierarchical game theory. The primary goal is to develop an automated tool for… More

A Fast Reacting, and Distributed Architecture for Supply Chain Management

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Vahid Ramezani, Research scientist
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
In this proposal, we give a detailed account of three integrated components of our proposed solutions. The first component, dynamic lateral networks, introduces a framework for dynamic allocation of resources among nodes in an MRO domain. This framework allows fast reaction to dynamically changing… More

A Cross-layer Approach for Reliable Communication in Airborne Networks

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Renato Levy, Principal Scientist
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
In this proposal, we propose an innovative technical approach for achieving reliable wireless communications in Airborne Network environment based on an integrated cross-layer design on Link layer, Network layer and Transport layer. Our approach has four main advantageous features: (1) a cross-layer… More

Agent-based Multi-missile Interception Simulation Tool Using Distributed Pursuit-evasion Game

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Genshe Chen, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
In this proposal, we propose a comprehensive and innovative agent-based simulation tool and game theoretic supporting algorithm. We leverage novel game theoretic method, advanced hierarchical framework, cooperative pursuit strategy, adaptive estimators, limited look-ahead and Markov chain… More

An Innovative Agent-Based Distributed Framework for Measuring and Tracking Team Performance in Collaborative Environments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Wei Chen, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Training and testing of Air Force distributed mission operations (DMO) post significant challenges on team work and distributed decision making; furthermore, assessing and tracking collaborative team performance in a simple, effective and autonomous way both routinely and in real time is key for… More

Integrated Aiding and Training

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Jacqueline Haynes, Executive Vice President
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Organizations that use a common knowledge base for aiding and training benefit in that (a) one knowledge base is easier to develop (b) updates are more timely, as both training and aiding require only one update, and (c) how aiding and training support complex performance can be clearly specified by… More

Experiment Exploited, Simulation based, and Distributed Tool for Injury Assessment

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Kaizhi Tang, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Intelligent Automation, Inc. proposes to develop an innovative tool for injury assessment that will systematically analyze and model huge amounts of experimental/simulation data in biodynamics by exploiting established injury models and criteria currently used. Our proposed tool will be developed… More

A Game Theoretic Approach for Cyber Situation Awareness and Impact Assessment

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Genshe Chen, Program Manager
Award Amount: $99,998.00
Abstract:
In this proposal, we propose a highly innovative information fusion approach for detection and prediction of multistage stealthy cyber attacks. Our approach unifies INFERD/TANDI (successfully used in cyber network situation awareness) developed by University at Buffalo team and Markov Game… More

Integrated Graphical Models for Efficient and Practical Network Attack Damage Assessment

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Jason Li, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
We propose integrated graphical models for automatic network attack damage assessment. Graphical models can be powerful in representation, analysis and visualization. The model development is divided into two levels. At the lower level, the focus is on network/system security analysis, and the… More

Orthogonal Spectroscopic technique Using Femtosecond Laser-Induced-Breakdown and Laser-Induced-Fluorescence for Standoff Explosive Detection

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dan Xiang, Research Engineer
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
In this proposal, Intelligent Automation, Inc. (IAI), along with its subcontractor, Prof. James Spicer from the Johns Hopkins University, proposes to develop a novel femtosecond laser-induced-fluorescence spectroscopy (LIFS) to form an orthogonal spectroscopic system with a femtosecond LIBS for… More

Calibration Standards for Thermosonic Nondestructive Evaluation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dan Xiang, Research Engineer
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Laser shock peening (LSP) provides a means to the surface treatment for metals by inducing compressive stress, and prevents fatigue cracks on foreign object damage (FOD)-prone areas such as the leading edges of compressor airfoils in a modern gas turbine. While LSP is a mature and reliable… More

Time-Resolved Acoustic Microscopy for Nondestructive Evaluation of Silicon Carbide (SiC) Optics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dan Xiang, Research Engineer
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Polycrystalline SiC-based materials are being considered for the next generation aerospace mirror structural substrates due to their low density, low thermal expansion coefficient, high strength, and high fracture toughness. Conventional NDE techniques for optical components, which usually involve… More

Semantics-based Authorization and Access Framework for the Virtual Enterprise (SAAFVE)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Renato Levy, Principal Scientist
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Different organizations or groups may come together to form the Virtual Enterprise (VE). Information and data with the Virtual Enterprise resides on host computers that are geographically scattered yet comprise part of the IT of the VE. The members of one organization, when acting in a certain role,… More

BREEZE an innovative web based OSINT trainer

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Jackie Haynes, Executive Vice President
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
IAI will develop an innovative tutor for OSINT analysis. BREEZE will import techniques from speed learning, comprehension training and simulation based instruction disciplines to a set of simulation based vignettes to accelerate OSINT training speed. OSINT work environment is characterized by: (1)… More

A Markov Game Theoretic High Level Data Fusion Approach for Defensive Counterspace

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Leonard Haynes, President
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
We propose a highly innovative Markov (stochastic) game theoretic level-3 data fusion approach for defensive counterspace. It is known that Bayesian Network is an insightful approach to determine optimal strategies against adversarial opponent. However, it lacks the essential adversarial decision… More

Spatio-temporal Data Modeling using Formal Ontology Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Margaret Lyell, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Developments in net centric applications, location aware computing and sensor network deployment have resulted in awareness that data modeling which can support applications having entities and events with spatio-temporal aspects that are subject to change must be further developed. Diverse, though… More

An Integrated Robust and Auto-Configurable Network Service Protocol Suite for Wireless Airborne Networks

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Leonard Haynes, President
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
The envisioned Airbone Network (AN) is expected to provide seamless connectivity for operators and a large number of applications. All these applications require proper network service support, including auto-configurable addressing, human usable naming, and support for service discovery. In this… More

RCASS System Design and Analysis for UAV Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIV.
Principal Investigator: Chujen Lin, Director of Communications
Award Amount: $70,000.00
RI Contact: Ram M. Narayanan
Abstract:
The innovation of this project is a radar based collision avoidance sensor suite (RCASS) that allows small autonomous UAVs to detect cooperative and non-cooperative targets in air spaces co-located with manned air space. The targeted host platforms are small UAVs with 11 foot or shorter wingspans.… More

Standardizing a Multi-Enclave Federated UDDI for Use in a Dynamic Service Oriented Architecture

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Margaret Lyell, Senior Research Engineer
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Fulfilling the promise of a net-centric service oriented architecture for information systems depends on the availability of dynamic discovery of services. The premier standards-based service oriented architecture of today is based on Web services; the specifications include those for the Universal… More

Simulation-Based Training Approach to Cross-cultural Training

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Jacqueline Haynes, Executive Vice President
Award Amount: $99,996.00
Abstract:
Factual aspects of formal cultural knowledge are well documented. So is information on observable cultural differences such as time and space. Systems for training on these more formal cross-cultural attributes are reasonably straightforward to build, and have been quite effective. On the other… More

Guided Shear Horizontal (SH) Wave Electromagnetic Acoustic Transducer (EMAT) for In-situ Nondestructive Inspection of Ice and Cracks

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: George Zhao, Senior Research Engineer
Award Amount: $80,000.00
Abstract:
We propose a novel and integrated approach to inspect the ice and cracks in aircraft structures. It combines the state-of-the-art SH wave EMAT technique, through detailed numerical modeling and instrumentation for data collection, with our record-proven advanced signal processing and pattern… More

Secure Web Interfaces to Database

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Sung Jung, Software Engineer
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
The food and Drug Administration (FDA) is the responsible agency for ensuring the safety our nation's blood supply. CBER with the Public Heath Service (PHS) identifies potential errors or threats to blood safety through developing adequate technical standards to implement zero risk transmission of… More

An On-Board, Extensible Multi-Channel Data Acquisition System for Turbine Engine Testing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Roger Xu, Director of Signal Processing
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
We propose to develop an innovative on-board, extensible multi-channel data acquisition system that can accurately collect weak output signals of multiple strain sensors, which are distributed on a turbine engine. It includes a 24-bit high resolution analog-to-digital (A/D) conversion circuit, a… More

Multi-functional Sensing Platform for UAV With Dual-polarization and Microphysics-based Hazard Monitoring

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Alex Davydov, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Intelligent Automation, Inc (IAI) and its subcontractor, the University of Oklahoma, Norman propose an innovative sensing platform, which employs an X-band airborne weather radar. This adds significant enhancement to existing airborne weather sensors in detecting-avoiding a broad range of external… More

Low-Cost Hybrid Tap-Echo Technique for Kissing Bond Inspection

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dan Xiang, Research Engineer
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Kissing bonds are those bonds maintaining intimate contact but carries no load. The kissing bond is undetectable with conventional nondestructive evaluation techniques because intimate contact allows sound and heat to transfer normally. In this proposal, Intelligent Automation Inc. (IAI) proposes… More

Self-Powered Wireless Acoustic Sensors for Impact Detection and Evaluation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dan Xiang, Research Engineer
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
The use of acoustics for impact detection and structural health monitoring has been proven successful. Conventional acoustic techniques require multiple acoustic sensors for the impact source location and damage interpretation. In some applications the need for complex interconnections between… More

Software Defined Display on Flexible 360 degrees Screen

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Jinglu Qiao, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
IAI will provide a Software Defined Display on Flexible LCD Panoramic Viewer with real-time 3D information. We use a number of flexible LCD panels for the panoramic screen. The system uses FPGAs to control the 360 degrees video data and sends portions of entire frame to every LCD panel which also… More

Hierarchical Management System for Tactical Power Grids

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Roger Xu, Program Manager
Award Amount: $99,928.00
Abstract:
Intelligent Automation, Inc. (IAI), and Georgia Institute of Technology detail an intelligent hierarchical power management system that provides self-diagnostics, plug-an-play capability, and a set of practical, integrated software and hardware tools for efficient power system management with a… More

Multiuser Estimation; A Distributed Error Correction Technique for Sensor Networks

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Babak Azimi-Sadjadi, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
To ensure the freedom of maneuver for forces moving from the see to inland, surface and subsurface threats including small and fast boats, submarines, and mines should be detected and located. The most effective method to carry out this task is to deploy a large grid of distributed sensors that… More

MEMS-Based Flexible Shear-Stress Sensor Skin for Skin-Friction Measurements

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dan Xiang, Research Engineer
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
The skin-friction force measurement on a wind tunnel model is very important for fluidic dynamic design, verification, monitoring, and diagnostics applications. It is of especial interest to measure the shear stress on non-planar surfaces, because the fluctuation of airflow in those areas changes… More

Performance Evaluation Modeling for Multi-Sensor ATR and Tracking System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Genshe Chen, Program Manager
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
We propose a new performance modeling and prediction framework for the evaluation of ATR and tracking systems with various sensor fusion algorithms. The primary goals are to enhance the operational ability of the ATR, to reduce the ambiguity of tracking closely spaced targets, and to develop a… More

A Novel Reconfigurable Distributed Anomaly Detection Framework

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Roger Xu, Program Manager
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Intelligent Automation, Inc. (IAI) proposes to develop a novel, distributed framework for the detection of faults and anomalies. The proposed framework is based on dynamic, reconfigurable agents and is capable of automatically representing and managing disparate data sources. Meanwhile, efficient… More

High Performance Parallel Signal Processor with SDK for Advanced Communications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Renato Levy, Principal Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Intelligent Automation, Inc. (IAI), proposes a massive large scale parallelized high performance signal processor for advanced wireless communication. Our novel software developer kit (SDK) will translate single threaded or single processor waveform to the parallel processing aware waveform for… More

A Swarm Intelligence Based Approach to Secure, Scalable and Robust Design for Tactical Networks

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Priya Ranjan, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Intelligent Automation, Inc. (IAI) and Prof. Richard J. La from University of Maryland propose an innovative swarm intelligence (SI) based approach to secure, scalable and robust design of tactical networks. Basic idea is to demonstrate the effectiveness of ant-based multi-path routing for robust… More

Frameworks for Semantic Integration of Intelligent Sensor Processing Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Wilbur Peng, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $99,000.00
Abstract:
The problem of unifying symbolic knowledge and concept representations and systems with the sensor inputs from the external environment is fundamental to the development of autonomous sensor-to-symbol systems. Existing approaches do not provide ways for allowing systems to rapidly incorporate new… More

An Integrated Denial of Service (DoS) Mitigation Scheme for Tactical Networks

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Julia Deng, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
One important class of security threats, Denial of Service (DoS) caused by the commodity of shared wireless medium is not fully addressable through conventional security mechanisms. In reality, DoS is such an easy attack which can be launched by an inexperienced attacker, but may cause significant… More

A compact, low cost, wearable naphthalene dosimeter using Molecularly Imprinted Polymers (MIPs)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Pengcheng Lv, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
In this proposal, Intelligent Automation, Inc. (IAI) and the Applied Physics Laboratory at John Hopkins University (JHU/APL) detail the development of a small, rugged, low cost and wearable dosimeter that measures individual's exposure to naphthalene. The key innovations of the proposed dosimeter… More

Auto-tracking Steerable Laser Range Finder

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Benjamin Bachrach, Vice President
Award Amount: $69,999.00
Abstract:
The next generation of infantry weapons will include small arms capable of delivering air busting ammunitions over considerable ranges. These weapons will be equipped with sophisticated target acquisition/fire control systems (TA/FC). In order to accomplish its purpose, the TA/FC system needs… More

A Practical Transcription System for the Hearing Impaired

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Roger Xu, Program Manger
Award Amount: $99,000.00
Abstract:
In this proposal, we propose a novel handheld system to automatically identify the current speaker and recognize his/her speech. The system consists of several parts. First, the acoustic signal collected by the commercial off-the-shelf array microphone is first passed through the state machine based… More

A General Framework of Image Fusion for Concealed Weapon Detection

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Julia Deng, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $99,000.00
Abstract:
Image fusion has demonstrated its effectiveness for remote sensing in general and concealed weapon detection (CWD) in particular. Although a number of research efforts have been made in this area, several issues still remain. First, most of existing schemes perform image fusion at pixel-level and… More

ACES Model Composition and Development Toolkit to Support NGATS Concepts

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Vikram S. Manikonda, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
The key innovation proposed in this effort is the development of a model composition toolkit that will enable NASA Airspace Concept Evaluation System (ACES) users to design and compose agents, activities, and models to meet specific design requirements. Our technical approach builds on recent… More

See-and-Avoid Collision Avoidance Using ADS-B Signal and Radar Sensing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Leonard L. Haynes, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $600,000.00
Abstract:
IAI proposes an innovative collision avoidance radar and communication technology to detect and track both cooperative and non-cooperative targets. The system includes an L-band RF transceiver-sensor package, which continuously transmits Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) compatible… More

A Novel Wireless Acoustic Emission Sensor Network for Structural Health Monitoring

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Leonard Haynes, Dr
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Structural health monitoring is very important to the prevention of catastrophic failures in the equipment and components of advanced power plants. Acoustic Emission (AE) techniques have proven to be an effective non-destructive-testing (NDT) method capable of continuously monitoring… More

MACARM: a novel cable robot for upper limb neurorehabilitation in stroke survivor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Benjamin Bachrach
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): In association with the aging of the US population, there is a projected increase in the prevalence of many diseases, especially cardiovascular diseases and stroke. While the incidence of stroke has shown a steady and gratifying reduction in recent years, the… More

Distributed High-Dimensional Mining Tool for Bioscience Data Analysis

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Kaizhi Tang, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
This SBIR effort focuses on developing an innovative data mining tool called ABMiner (Airborne Miner) to systematically analyze the huge amounts of bioscience data based on the synergy of distributed computation and the framework of prediction cubes that integrates clustering, classification and… More

Decision Support Tool and Simulation Testbed for Airborne Spacing and Merging in Super Dense Operations

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Vikram P. Manikonda, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
The key innovation in this effort is the development of a decision support tool and simulation testbed for Airborne Spacing and Merging (ASM). We focus on concepts related to airports with Super Dense Operations (SDO) where new airport runway configurations, simultaneous operations on runways,… More

An Integrated Human System Interaction (HSI) Framework for Human-Agent Team Collaboration

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Margaret R. Lyell, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
The NASA commitment to a human presence in space exploration results in the interaction of humans with challenging environments in space, on lunar, and on planetary bodies. Meeting these challenges requires the development of technologies that will support human system interaction by integrating… More

Wireless In-situ Nondestructive Inspection of Engine Rotor Disks with Ultrasonic Guided Waves

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: George C. Zhao, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,999.00
Abstract:
The structural integrity of jet engine turbine or fan rotor disks is vital for aviation safety. Cumulative cracks at critical loading and high stress areas, if not detected and repaired in time, may lead to catastrophic failure. Traditional methods such as Fluorescent Penetrant Inspection (FPI) and… More

Mobile Ad hoc Networked GPS for Robust Positioning

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Babak Azimi-Sadjadi, Sr. Research Scientist
Award Amount: $730,000.00
Abstract:
In Phase I, IAI has developed a novel algorithm that uses a network of GPS receivers to improve the position accuracy of the nodes even when very limited or no differential GPS infrastructure is available. Our key innovation lies in modeling the temporal characteristics of DGPS correction in order… More

Adaptive Free Space Optical and Radio Frequency Network Centric Cooperative Communications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Babak Azimi-Sadjadi, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
In the Phase I project, IAI has developed and implemented a novel Cooperative Communications technique that goes far beyond the current state of the art communication systems. In this new technique the physical layer is designed based on the vision of networked centric communications paradigm. IAI's… More

LIBS-THz spectroscopy for improvised explosive devices (IED) detection

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Pencheng Lv, Sr. Scientist
Award Amount: $730,000.00
Abstract:
In this proposal, Intelligent Automation Inc. (IAI), University of Central Florida (UCF), and University of Delaware (UDEL) details the development of a compact, portable, relatively inexpensive and field testable LIBS-THz sensor system for standoff explosive detection. In phase I, We have validated… More

Debugging and Event Tracing for Multi-Agent Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Vikram R. Manikonda, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $600,000.00
Abstract:
Large-scale agent systems have become a key part of in modeling and simulation tools such as NASA's Airspace Concept Evaluation System (ACES), an agent-based simulation of the National Airspace System (NAS). As distributed real-world systems comprised of many autonomous decision-making entities… More

A Novel Peak Detection and Data Fusion Methodology for Multidimensional Chemical Analysis

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DHS
Principal Investigator: Roger Xu, Director
Award Amount: $99,998.09
Abstract:
Intelligent Automation, Inc. (IAI) proposes a novel peak detection and data fusion methodology for multidimensional chemical analysis. The proposed peak detection technique is based on Continuous Wavelet Transform (CWT). Its distinction from other peak detection methods is that it does not require… More

Dynamical Systems Tools for Team Performance Assessment and Enhancement

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: UNIV. OF CENTRAL FLORIDA
Principal Investigator: Margaret Lyell, Senior Research Engineer
Award Amount: $70,000.00
RI Contact: Randall Shumaker
Abstract:
The ability of a team to perform well under mission pressures can mean not only difference between mission success and failure but can also impact team safety. Effective training is a key element of building effective team performance. One outstanding need is to ensure that teams are trained on… More

Eye-Safe Laser-Induced-Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) for Standoff Explosive Detection

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DHS
Principal Investigator: Dan Xiang, Research Engineer
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
The rapid and selective detection of explosives is extremely important in a number of situations, including improvised explosive devices (IEDs), landmines, airport security, and related threats. A large number of detection techniques, both bulk methods and molecule-based approaches, have been… More

Securing Network Access in Wireless Sensor Networks Supporting Industrial Control System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DHS
Principal Investigator: Roger Xu, Director
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Industrial control systems (ICSs) are crucial to the operation of the U.S. critical infrastructures, which are often highly interconnected and mutually dependent systems. With recent technological advances in wireless mesh networking technology, seamlessly integrating wireless sensors into existing… More

Heterodyne Correlation Random Noise Radar for Through Wall and Building Interior Imaging

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIV.
Principal Investigator: Ram Narayanan, Professor of Electrical Engineering
Award Amount: $750,000.00
RI Contact: Ram Narayanan
Abstract:
Recent terrorist activities and law-enforcement situations involving hostage situations underscore the need for effective through-the-wall surveillance (TWS). Current building interior imaging systems are based on short-pulse waveforms, which are easily recognizable by the intelligent adversary who… More

A Graphical Game Theoretic Asymmetric Tactic and Strategy Generation for Simulation and Training

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Research Institution: UNIV. OF MARYLAND, COLLEGE PAR
Principal Investigator: Genshe Chen, Program Manager
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: Jennifer Golbeck
Abstract:
We propose a highly innovative data fusion with data mining approach for asymmetric adversary tactics and strategy generation in synthetic training environment. Our approach has two parts: 1) Data fusion module. Sensor data are fused to obtain the situation awareness. A graphical dynamic game model… More

Hybrid Wiring Circuitry

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Eric van Doorn, Director of Sensor Techno
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
In this Phase II proposal, Intelligent Automation Inc. (IAI) details an innovative data and power handling architecture that are revolutionary for space based applications to enable a threshold satellite assembly, integration, and checkout capability of 2-3 days, with an objective goal of 6 hours,… More

A Robust Non-cooperative Face/Iris Recognition Scheme from a Distance in Maritime Domain

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: RENSSELAER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE
Principal Investigator: Genshe Chen, Program Manager
Award Amount: $70,000.00
RI Contact: Qiang Ji
Abstract:
Intelligent Automation Inc. (IAI), its academic partner, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with Dr. Qiang Ji as the lead and its industrial partner Sarnoff Corporation with Dr. James R. Matey as the lead, propose a robust, automatic, innovative scheme for face recognition from a distance of as far as… More

Analysis and Visualization of Large Complex Multi-Step Cyber Attack Graphs

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Research Institution: PENN STATE UNIV.
Principal Investigator: Leonard Haynes, President
Award Amount: $750,000.00
RI Contact: Peng Liu
Abstract:
In Phase I, we have shown the feasibility of our unique attack graph approach: separating different graph types during modeling, integrating abstract and network-specific knowledge for actual attack graph creation, and generating real-time graphs for situational awareness. This unique approach… More

Securing MANET Databases Using Metadata and Context Information

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Leonard Haynes, President
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Existing commercial database security products can effectively operate in a static environment; however, they cannot guarantee to provide the same level database security in highly mobile environments such as Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks (MANET). MANET has no fixed infrastructure due to the mobility of… More

COSMOS: Composable, Systematic Cross Layer Design based on Multi-layer Optimization Strategies

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Jason Li, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
We propose the Composable, Systematic cross-layer design and analysis approach based on Multi-layer Optimization Strategies (COSMOS). First, "Layering as Optimization Decomposition" serves as a base for a unified framework which provides a level ground for comparison among various cross-layer… More

Nonlinear Elastic Waves Spectroscopy (NEWS) for non-destructive inspection and detection of the subsurface cracks and flaws

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Nikolay Kharin, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
The objective of the proposed research is to develop a new technology, based on the principles of nonlinear acoustics that will provide an accurate detection of subsurface crack and flaws in materials used in aircraft. Existing theoretical and experimental data demonstrate that the detection of… More

A Model Based Simulation of Effect of Complex Terrain in Network Performance Using Efficient Ray Tracing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Babak Azimi-Sadjadi, Lead Research Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Intelligent Automation Inc. (IAI) proposes a model based simulation approach to simulate the effect of complex terrain, radio transmission, and interference in network performance. The main technical difficulty in developing such a simulation environment is the complex computational tasks that each… More

A Distributed Cluster-based Emulation Test Bed for Large Wireless Communication Networks

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Renato Levy, Principal Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
In this proposal, we propose an innovative technical approach for developing a real-time scalable emulation test bed for large wireless communication networks. Our approach has four main advantages: 1) it uses radio model with configurable fidelity levels (packet level and detailed signal level)… More

Wireless On-engine Health Monitoring of Integrally Bladed Rotors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: George Zhao, Program Manager
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
The ability to sustain turbine engine IBRs in a safe and affordable manner is critical. IBRs usually operate in a harsh environment, experience high centrifugal and thermal stresses. Cumulative microscopic cracks at critical loading areas, if not detected and repaired in time, may lead to a… More

A UWB-based Secure and Robust Wireless Data Network

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Chujen Lin, Director of Communications
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Abstract We propose to design a UWB-based secure and robust wireless data transmission and tracking system for use in a plant environment. The tracking system can automatically track the location of nodes and will greatly increase the accuracy of tracking over current methods. It can penetrate… More

Ultrasonic Guided Wave Ring Array for Micro-structural Level Damage Monitoring

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: George Zhao, Senior Research Engineer
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Abstract Corrosion and cracking in aerospace structure materials is a common problem. Early detection of failures is desired for structural safety. Most existing structural health monitoring (SHM) and nondestructive evaluation (NDE) techniques focus on detecting the damage of sizes beyond a certain… More

Ultra-Wideband, Low-Profile, Electrically-Small Antennas Utilizing Artificial Magnetic Conductors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Yu-Jiun Ren, Research Engineer
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
The proposed miniaturized antenna takes advantage of two innovations. These include the novel antenna design concept of coupled sectorial loops and a wideband artificial magnetic conductor substrate utilizing a combination of dielectric and ferromagnetic (ferrite) materials. At its lowest frequency… More

High Temperature Force Sensor System for Hypersonic Wind Tunnel Test

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dan Xiang, Research Engineer
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Measurements of vehicle/test article component loads and control-surface loads are required during testing to provide vital information for flight vehicle control, design and performance estimation and for structural design loads prediction. Accurate measurements of forces and moments experienced… More

A Psychophysiological and Performance Based Prediction System for Adaptive Aiding

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Xiaokun Li, Sr. Research Scientist
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
As military equipment becomes more sophisticated and complex, missions become significantly more cognitively demanding. In order to achieve the objective of preventing errors and reducing cognitive demands on military personnel, a system is needed that is able to assess and predict operator stress,… More

Relative Ultra Tight IMU/GPS Integration

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Babak Azimi-Sadjadi, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $80,000.00
Abstract:
Intelligent Automation Inc. (IAI) proposes a novel ultra tightly integrated IMU/GPS system where two or more integrated IMU/GPS units send their raw observation as well as IMU measurements for relative positioning. In this proposed method we develop a new GPS receiver based on IAI's Cooperative RAKE… More

Reconfigurable L-band Radar Transceiver using Digital Signal Synthesis

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Arvind Bhat, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
IAI proposes to develop a reconfigurable L-band radar transceiver module. The emphasis will be to implement most of critical radar functionalities like: ýý Baseband modulation signals ýý Orthogonal high frequency pseudo random codes for pulse compression ýý Direct Digital synthesis (DDS) or… More

Agent-based Multi-missile Interception Simulation Tool Using Distributed Pursuit-evasion Game

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Genshe Chen, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $1,000,000.00
Abstract:
In the Phase I effort, IAI, its consultant, Dr. Jose B. Cruz, Jr., and Lockheed Martin MS2 have proposed and implemented agent based game theoretic multiple missile defense simulation tool and support algorithms. The simulation tools support: 1) clear comparison and evaluation of different missile… More

Decision Support Tool and Simulation Testbed for Airborne Spacing and Merging in Super Dense Operations

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Vikram Manikonda, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $600,000.00
Abstract:
The key innovation in this effort is the development of a decision support tool for distributed air-ground scheduling sequencing, spacing and merging of aircraft in the terminal airspace, and the development of modeling and simulation testbed that will enable the evaluation of NAS wide impacts of… More

An Integrated Human System Interaction (HSI) Framework for Human-Agent Team Collaboration

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Margaret Lyell, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,999.00
Abstract:
As space missions become more complex and as mission demands increase, robots, human-robot mixed initiative teams and software autonomy applications are needed to provide increasing levels of support to the mission and to Astronauts. Whatever the task, robot teams will need to interact with… More

A Simulation Testbed for Dynamic Air Corridors within the Next Generation Air Transportation System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Michel Santos, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
The key innovation in this effort is the development of a simulation testbed for identifying dynamic air corridors that can increase aircraft throughput in and around the terminal airspace. In this proposal, an air corridor is a three-dimensional region of space that is intended to safely isolate a… More

An Efficient Distributed Framework for Adaptive Service Discovery in Mobile Ad-hoc Networks

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Olga Ratsimor, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
The key innovation of this proposal is the development of a distributed service discovery framework which employs simple yet elegant mechanisms to deliver comprehensive solutions for service advertisement, discovery and access in mobile ad hoc networks (MANETs). Our framework employs peer-to-peer… More

A miniature RFID sensor for biological warfare agents (BWAs) detection

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: UNIV. OF CALIFORNIA, DAVIS
Principal Investigator: Pengcheng Lv, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: Saif Islam
Abstract:
In this proposal, Intelligent Automation Inc. (IAI) and the University of California at Davis (UC Davis) detail the development of a novel miniature RFID sensor for BWA tracking and identification at a standoff distance. The key innovations of our approach include: a)The design of a planar inverted-… More

HIMAC: Hybrid and Integrated Multicast Admission Control

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Peng Xie, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Providing multicast admission control in ad hoc networks is extremely challenging. In this proposal, we present a hybrid and integrated multicast admission control (HIMAC) mechanism to address this challenging problem. In essence, we propose some novel approaches to address some fundamental problems… More

Multimedia over highly dynamic mobile wireless ad hoc networks: A cross layer collaborative approach

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Vahid Ramezani, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
A novel framework for multimedia communications over highly dynamic MANETs is proposed. The proposed framework is model-based and has many virtues such as scalability, self-organization, and self-healing, just name a few. To develop such a framework, significant theoretical and simulation efforts… More

Stabilized Laser Beam Pointing for Lightweight Laser Designators

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Benjamin Bachrach, Vice President
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Laser designation plays an essential role in today's high precision combat environment. The stability of a laser designator is currently limited by the ability of the user to hold the laser on the target. Currently, the only tool to assist the soldier to minimize the beam pointing error is to use a… More

Multi-Agent based Middleware Framework for QoS Traffic Management

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Tuna Guven, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
We present a hardware, vendor and platform independent management framework providing Quality of Service (QoS) in coordination with the management policies. The proposed architecture is a unifying framework applicable across all organizations with diverse capabilities and constraints. This is… More

Seamlessly Integrated GNC Algorithms for Multi-Missile Interception

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Genshe Chen, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
We propose an integrated missile interception approach that ensures seamless transition between fly out guidance phase and end game guidance phase under environments with complex noises and multiple weapon/sensor resources. Several distinctive key features are as follows: 1) Rather than attempting… More

A Hierarchical Battle Management and Planning Aid Framework for Effective

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Renato Levy, Chief Scientist
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
We present a hierarchical battle management and planning aids framework for effective situational awareness in stressful, time critical, and collaborative environments. The proposal herein gathers novel ideas, prior arts, and our own expertise and practices to provide an effective and practical… More

Secure Routing in Airborne Networks

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Julia Deng, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
The envisioned Airbone Network (AN) is expected to provide seamless connectivity for operators in a large number of applications. All these applications require proper routing security support to establish correct route between communicating platforms in a timely manner. The truth is that not all AN… More

Agent-based Trusted Querying Framework for Wireless Sensor Networks

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Julia Deng, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Corresponding to the increasing trends of using sensor network for the daily operations in both commercial and defense sectors, designing an efficient query processing mechanism for wireless sensor networks has also been paid attentions. While recent research efforts on database based query… More

A Cross-layer Approach for Reliable Communication in Airborne Networks

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Renato Levy, Chief Scientist
Award Amount: $749,998.00
Abstract:
In this effort, Intelligent Automation Inc. (IAI), with support from its subcontractors and consultants, proposes an innovative approach for achieving reliable wireless communications in Airborne Network environment. The technical approach is built on an integrated cross-layer design involving Link… More

A Mixed Initiative Approach to Human-Robot Interaction for Through-the-Door Operation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Priya Ranjan, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $749,956.00
Abstract:
We propose an innovative, distributed multi-agent based mixed-initiative planning approach to facilitate true partnership among humans and robots useful in many tactical application environments including "through-the-door" and NIST's search and rescue scenario. We leverage our distributed control… More

Integrated Aiding and Training

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Jacqueline Haynes, Executive Vice President
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
Intelligent Automation, Inc. (IAI) proposes to develop the Warfighter Wiki, an innovative approach to collect, store, and present informal knowledge that today is commonly placed in continuity folders. Informal knowledge includes heuristics and knowledge that is tied to particular work situations.… More

An Integrated Architecture for Seamless Soft Handoff in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Hongjun Li, Sr. Research Scientist
Award Amount: $779,293.00
Abstract:
The multiplicity of existent wireless networks and technologies creates the need for techniques that can allow devices to automatically transit between the network landscapes. In Phase I, we have shown that our approach can deliver low packet loss, low latency, and smooth handoff solutions with… More

Auto-tracking Steerable Laser Range Finder

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Benjamin Bachrach, Vice President
Award Amount: $730,000.00
Abstract:
The next generation of infantry weapons will include small arms equipped with sophisticated Target Acquisition/Fire Control systems (TA/FC). In order to provide a correct solution, a TA/FC system needs accurate range information to their target. This information is provided by a laser range finder… More

Adaptive Simple Sequencing Instruction Support Toolkit (ASSIST)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Jacqueline Haynes, Executive Vice President
Award Amount: $447,083.00
Abstract:
ASSIST (Adaptive Simple Sequencing Instruction Support Toolkit) is envisioned as a tool that will support instructional developers in creating adaptive and interactive SCORM conformant instruction. In Phase I, we developed an approach which focused on the concept of instructional activities: we… More

The Visualization Training Assistant

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Bob Pokorny, Senior Cognitive Scientis
Award Amount: $300,000.00
Abstract:
For Visualization Training Phase II, Intelligent Automation Inc. (IAI) and Lockheed Martin will construct training that helps technicians visualize the operation of the equipment they maintain. Phase I studies revealed that even though technicians use Electronic Technical Manuals (ETM), expert… More

An Integrated Robust and Auto-Configurable Network Service Protocol Suite for Wireless Airborne Networks

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Lenny Haynes, President
Award Amount: $749,961.00
Abstract:
The envisioned Airbone Network (AN) is expected to provide seamless connectivity for a large number of applications, which require proper network service support. Our Phase I efforts present a basic version of an integrated architecture for network service. In Phase II, we will further refine the… More

Calibration Standards for Thermosonic Nondestructive Evaluation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dan Xiang, Research Engineer
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
Laser shock peening (LSP) provides a means to the surface treatment for metals by inducing compressive stress, and prevents fatigue cracks on foreign object damage (FOD)-prone areas such as the leading edges of compressor airfoils in a modern gas turbine. While LSP is a mature and reliable… More

Semantics-based Authorization and Access Framework for the Virtual Enterprise (SAAFVE)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Renato Levy, Chief Scientist
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
Different organizations or groups may come together to form a Virtual Enterprise (VE). Members of one organization, when acting in a certain role, may have access to data categories that are owned by another organization. A new organization, such as a Coalition partner, may join a Virtual Enterprise… More

Integrated Graphical Models for Efficient and Practical Network Attack Damage Assessment

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Jason Li, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $746,079.00
Abstract:
We propose integrated graphical models for automatic network attack damage assessment. The model development is divided into two levels. At the lower level, the focus is on network/system security analysis, and the unique graphical models we develop are called attack graphs. Our proposed attack… More

ACES Model Composition and Development Toolkit to Support NGATS Concepts

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Vikram Manikonda, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $600,000.00
Abstract:
Building on recent advances in formal agent specification, protocol composition, model composers, and visualization capabilities provided by development environments such as eclipse, the key innovation in this effort is the development of an agent model composition toolkit that will enable NASA ACES… More

A Shared Intelligence Framework Targeting Flexible Human Agent Cooperative Tasks

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Wei Chen, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
High quality decisions in military and commercial operations often require the combined intelligence of multiple agents, whose knowledge, expertise, and capabilities are complementary. Cooperative decision making and problem solving is hard for people who have different languages, priorities, and… More

Multi-functional Sensing Platform for UAV With Dual-polarization and Microphysics-based Hazard Monitoring

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Alex Davydov, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
Intelligent Automation, Inc. (IAI) and its subcontractor, The University of Oklahoma (OU), Norman, propose to develop innovative compact multi-channel, multi-polarization X-band weather phased array radar to be deployed on Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAV). The system is based on integrated microwave… More

Low-Cost Hybrid Tap-Echo Technique for Kissing Bond Inspection

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dan Xiang, Research Engineer
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
Kissing bonds are those bonds maintaining intimate contact but carries no load. The kissing bond is undetectable with conventional nondestructive evaluation techniques because intimate contact allows sound and heat to transfer normally. In this proposal, Intelligent Automation Inc. (IAI) proposes… More

An Integrated Architecture for Seamless Soft Handoff in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Hongjun (. Li, Sr. Research Scientist – (301) 294-5275
Award Amount: $1,279,160.00
Abstract:
The multiplicity of existent wireless networks and technologies creates the need for techniques that can allow devices to automatically transit between the network landscapes. In Phase I, we have shown that our approach can deliver low packet loss, low latency, and smooth handoff solutions with… More

A Novel Peak Detection and Data Fusion Methodology for Multidimensional Chemical Analysis

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DHS
Principal Investigator: Roger Xu, Director – (301) 294-5242
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
In this proposal, Intelligent Automation, Inc. along with Applied Research Associates, Inc. proposes to develop a funny functional chemical agent classification and concentration estimation software tool with enhanced performance that will be ready for OEM test. Our prototype software will be able… More

Securing Network Access in Wireless Sensor Networks Supporting Industrial Control System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DHS
Principal Investigator: Roger Xu – (301) 294-5242
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
In Phase I, Intelligent Automation, Inc. (IAI) developed and implemented a prototype secure network access system for wireless sensor networks that support industrial control systems. This system can provide node authentication, packet authentication, packet integrity, and packet confidentiality… More

Monochromatic Light Illuminated High-Speed Digital Image Correlation System for Full-field, High Temperature Strain and Displacement Measurement

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: Oakland University
Principal Investigator: Dan Xiang, PM for Sensor Technology
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: Lianxiang Yang
Abstract:
High temperature deformation and strain are important measures for characterizing behaviors of structural components under high temperature condition. Measuring full-field, high temperature deformation and strain can lead to a better understanding structural and material response, damage initiation,… More

Situational Awareness through Multi-layer Spectrum Sensing and Network Design

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: Arizona State University
Principal Investigator: Tuna Guven, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: Junshan Zhang
Abstract:
We present an integrated spectrum sensing, control and management framework that exploits multi-layer insights and system design. Through a holistic multi-layer view, the proposed solution provides enhanced cyber superiority and situational awareness. Main contributions in this effort are due to a… More

Spatio-temporal Data Modeling using Formal Ontology Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Margaret Lyell, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $730,000.00
Abstract:
With regard to geographical information, different categories of users have different information needs, especially in a changing environment. A warfighter will require timely and accurate updates on changes in his/her local environment. An analyst may require a set of historical data for a list of… More

Passive, Conformal RFID Sensor System for Structural Health Monitoring

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: The Pennsylvania State University
Principal Investigator: Dan Xiang, PM for Sensor Technology
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: Bernard R. Tittmann
Abstract:
A common method of structural testing or structural health monitoring is to install strain and temperature sensors and wire them to a data collection system. In some difficult test environments (e.g., jet engine fan and compressor blades, aircraft propellers, helicopter blades, etc.), a fixed wired… More

HIMAP: A Hierarchical Integrated Battle Management and Planning Aid Framework

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Renato Levy, Chief Scientist
Award Amount: $850,000.00
Abstract:
Nowadays missile threats, specifically coordinated attacks involving multiple missiles, have become increasingly challenging. It is hard to fast and effectively allocate the rich and varied U.S. defense capabilities to negate the aforementioned missile threats. There is a need for an integrated… More

Bandwidth Efficient SATCOM Waveform Techniques

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Babak Azimi-Sadjadi, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
We propose the design and implementation of spectrally efficient next generation satellite communications waveform using OFDM that incorporates a single, common pre-distortion filter at the transmitting ground station in order to simultaneously eliminate the distortions caused by the power… More

An Integrated Denial of Service (DoS) Mitigation Scheme for Tactical Networks

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Julia Deng, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $730,000.00
Abstract:
The increased deployment of wireless network technologies in Net-Centric Warfare(NCW) is facing a challenging requirement of security. Denial of Service(DoS) is such a security threat that cannot be simply addressed through conventional security mechanisms. In reality, DoS is an easy attack which… More

HPC Benchmark Suite NMx

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Research Institution: University of Central Florida
Principal Investigator: Sendil Rangaswamy, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: N/A
Abstract:
Intelligent Automation Inc., (IAI) and University of Central Florida (UCF) propose to develop a comprehensive numerical test suite for benchmarking current and future high performance computing activities. The key innovation in this effort is development of a comprehensive numerical test suite for… More

mICE: a mobile Integrated Clinical Environment

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Renato Levy, Principal Scientist
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
This proposal describes the architecture of mICE - a mobile Integrated Clinical Environment that interconnects medical-electrical (ME) equipment in field environments to provide safety interlocks, closed-loop control in critical situations, decision support, and the ability to manage multiple… More

Reconfigurable L-band Radar Transceiver using Digital Signal Synthesis

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Arvind Bhat, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $600,000.00
Abstract:
This Phase II proposal, builds upon the extensive research and digital radar design that has been successfully completed during the Phase I contract. Key innovations of the proposed Phase II work will be ýý High update rate software configurable Direct Digital Synthesizer (DDS) design. The… More

First Steps in Transferring the Policy Machine Technology: Policy Machine Architecture and Functional Specification (PMAFS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOC / NIST
Principal Investigator: Margaret Lyell
Award Amount: $90,000.00
Abstract:
IAI proposes to first develop the functional specification and architecture for the Policy Machine that can be deployed on a local machine as well as a networked platform such as LAN, web services, clouds etc. The policy machine at its core is a meta-data (attribute) based access control engine… More

Multi-posed Virtual Family Models

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOC / NIST
Principal Investigator: Yu-Jiun Ren
Award Amount: $90,000.00
Abstract:
A simulation platform to develop multi-posed models for micro-Doppler sensing is proposed. CAD model based human subject models, and hardware accelerated bio-electromagnetic modeling will be developed to understand EM interaction with human subject models. Since each organ is defined via a set of… More

A Toolkit for Scalable and Automatic Security Analysis Using Security Metrics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOC / NIST
Principal Investigator: Kun Sun
Award Amount: $90,000.00
Abstract:
Our society has become increasingly dependent on the reliability and proper functioning of a vast number of interconnected information systems. To improve the security of these systems, it is necessary to measure the amount of security provided by different systems and configuration since one cannot… More

A miniature RFID sensor for biological warfare agents (BWAs) detection

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: University of California, Davis
Principal Investigator: Chujen Lin, Director, Sensing and Communication
Award Amount: $750,000.00
RI Contact: Anh-Vu Pham
Abstract:
The current program aims to develop a Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) sensor system to identify fermentors used for BWAs growth. BWAs may have many very different molecular structures/ mutations, but one antibody is only efficient for one type of BWA. Instead of have one sensor detecting each… More

Reconfigurable Weather Radar for Airborne Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Research Institution: University of Oklahoma
Principal Investigator: Arvind Bhat, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: N/A
Abstract:
Intelligent Automation, Inc (IAI) and its university partner, University of Oklahoma (OU), Norman, propose a forward-looking airborne environment sensor based on active weather radar technologies. The sensor consists of a software-defined radar transceiver, compact dual-polarized array antenna… More

Smart Middleware and Open Standards in the Service of Medicine: Integrating Agents Applied to the Medication Delivery and Administration Process

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Margaret Lyell, Director, Research and Development
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
The challenge of the opportunity is to 'establish approaches to integrate the current steps of the medication delivery and administration process into a seamless system that is interconnected and recorded in the electronic health record.' Intelligent Automation's innovative approach is to utilize an… More

A novel detection and warning system to mitigate dilemma zone (DZ) issues

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOT
Principal Investigator: Devendra Tolani, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Intelligent Automation Inc. (IAI) proposes an innovative and inexpensive solutions using In-roadway detectors and embedded pavement flashing light warning system to solve the dilemma zone (DZ) problem.  Detection is performed by a pair of inductive loops in each travel lane, 800 to 1200 ft from… More

A Novel Multi-Sensor Wireless Network for Bridge Structural Health Monitoring

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOT
Principal Investigator: George Zhao, Senior research engineer
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
The ability to monitor the condition of a bridge structure to detect damage or changes in condition at early stages is of significant interest to many bridge owners.  Currently, the most widely used damage detection methods rely on subjective, incremental visual assessments or localized testing… More

Cognitive Modeling for Closed-Loop Task Mitigation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Christine Bredfeldt, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
As flightdeck equipment becomes more sophisticated and complex, operations become significantly more cognitively demanding. When tasks demands exceed the operator's available cognitive resources, potentially costly errors occur. A task mitigation system that is able to monitor the task and the… More

Multisensory/Multimodal Interfaces for Robotic Surgery

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Research Institution: Johns Hopkins University
Principal Investigator: Timothy Judkins, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: Allison Okamura
Abstract:
The key innovation in this effort is the development of an open platform for augmented reality and haptic interfaces for robotic surgery. Intelligent Automation, Inc. (IAI) and Johns Hopkins University (JHU) propose to develop the software framework and surgeon interface to interface with any… More

Ultrasonic Guided Wave Simulation Toolbox for Virtual Inspection of Composites

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: George Zhao, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Ultrasonic guided wave nondestructive evaluation (NDE) techniques are being used to detect flaws and damage in fracture critical structures such as composites. In order to provide early detection of aging and damage processes in composites, we propose to develop a "virtual inspection" simulation… More

A Non-Contact Ultrasonic Technique for Quantification of Degree of Sensitization in Aluminum Alloys

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: Loyola College
Principal Investigator: Dan Xiang, PM for Sensor Technologies
Award Amount: $70,000.00
RI Contact: Robert R. Pond
Abstract:
Sensitization in 5XXX aluminum alloys is an insidious problem characterized by the formation of beta phase (Al3Mg2) at grain boundaries, which increases the susceptibility of alloys to intergranular corrosion (IGC) and intergranular stress-corrosion cracking (IGSCC). The currently accepted method… More

Universal, Programmable and Affordable Power Technologies for Underwater Vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: University of Illinois, Chicago
Principal Investigator: Priya Ranjan, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00
RI Contact: Sudip Mazumder
Abstract:
The proposed power architecture has a very simple structure owing to reduced device count and direct power conversion, which significantly reduces its cost. That along with high integrated high-frequency planar magnetics (with < 5 nH leakage) and reduced thermal requirement (due to 2X… More

Information Geometric Network Architecture for Heterogeneous Network Management

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: Arizona State University
Principal Investigator: Tuna Guven, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: Junshan Zhang
Abstract:
We present a unifying architecture for modeling, optimization and design for heterogeneous networks that can effectively address the existing limitations inherited from the generalized network utility maximization (GNUM) framework. In general, GNUM framework is a unifying mathematical model as it… More

ACES-Based Testbed and Bayesian Game-Theoretic Framework for Dynamic Airspace Configuration

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Goutam Satapathy, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
The key innovation in this effort is the development of algorithms and a framework for automated Dynamic Airspace Configuration (DAC) using a cooperative Bayesian game framework. Given an initial sector plan, we propose an approach for dynamic re-sectorization in which boundaries can be redefined in… More

Reconfigurable, Cognitive Software Defined Radio

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Arvind Bhat, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Intelligent Automation Inc, (IAI) is currently developing a software defined radio (SDR) platform that can adaptively switch between different modes of operation for communication, by modifying both transmit waveforms and receive signal-processing tasks on the fly. High-speed analog-to-digital and… More

Reconfigurable EVA Radio with Built-In Navigation Capability

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Chujen Lin, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Intelligent Automation, Inc. and its sub-contractor, Purdue University, propose to develop a power-efficient miniaturized reconfigurable EVA radio system with built-in 3D navigation capability. It uses the state-of-the-art RF MEMS and software defined radio (SDR) technologies to achieve extreme… More

Surface Wave Acoustic Microscopy for Rapid NDE of Silicon Nitride Balls

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dan Xiang, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Ceramic hybrid bearings have many excellent performance characteristics such as heat resistance, extended life, light weight, lower thermal expansion, electrical non-conductance, and thus become the top choice of rolling bearings for the F135 and F136 engines for the new generation Joint Striker… More

Ultra Wideband Radio for Secure Communications in a Noisy Environment

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Chujen Lin, Vice President, Research
Award Amount: $597,197.00
Abstract:
The most precise INS used on today's submarines is the Electrostatically Supported Gyro Navigator (ESGN). Although ESGN is very reliable and very precise, its Life Cycle Cost (LCC) is very high. The interferometric fiber optic gyroscope (IFOG) will significantly lower the LCC of submarines'… More

High Temperature Force Sensor System for Hypersonic Wind Tunnel Test

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Dan Xiang, PM for for Sensor Technol – (301) 294-4760
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
Measurements of vehicle/test article component loads and control-surface loads are required during testing to provide vital information for flight vehicle control, design and performance estimation and for structural design loads prediction. Accurate measurements of forces and moments experienced… More

PATRICIA: A Personal Affective Therapist for Rehabilitation of Individuals with Cognitive ImpAirments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Jacqueline Haynes, Executive Vice President
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
The key innovation in this effort is the development of an interface and a framework for a Personal Affective Therapist for Rehabilitation of Individuals with Cognitive ImpAirments (PATRICIA). Intelligent Automation, Inc. (IAI) proposes to develop a portable (smart phone-based) device that utilizes… More

A Scalable, Flexible and Efficient Simulation Optimization Tool for Ballistic Missile Defense

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Renato Levy, Chief Scientist
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
IAI propose to develop an innovative simulation optimization tool for missile defense. This tool will be the synergy of an integrated process diagram, simulation optimization algorithm of combining Nested Partition and Optimal Computing Budget Allocation, and distributed computation. Representing… More

Accurate Real-time Methyl Salicylate Sensing System (ARMSSS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / CBD
Principal Investigator: Sendil Rangaswamy, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Intelligent Automation Inc., (IAI) presents a novel reliable, miniature, unobtrusive light weight Accurate Real-time Methyl Salicylate Sensing System (ARMSSS) for testing effectiveness of chemical suits. The ARMSSS collects real-time data and accurately identifies chemical break-through sites in… More

Frameworks for Semantic Integration of Intelligent Sensor Processing Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Wilbur Peng, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
In the proposed Phase II effort, we will create a new framework and runtime infrastructure for GAI development called the Semantic Integration Framework for Intelligent Systems (SIFIS). SIFIS will consist of an integrated set of middleware and development tools that enable semantic modeling of… More

Space Plug-and-Play Compatible Wireless Avionics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Wendy Nicholas, Senior Electrical Engineer
Award Amount: $98,999.00
Abstract:
The Space Plug-and-play Avionics (SPA) approach initiated by the Air Force Research Laboratory supports an . la carte method of constructing arbitrarily complex arrangements of virtually any sensor or actuator type. However, SPA still relies on many physical wire harnesses to interconnect modules… More

An Integrated Approach to Enable Space Networking

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Song Luo, Senior Software Architect
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
In this proposal, IAI and its supporting company, Boeing Phantom Works, propose an innovative integrated approach to enable Internet in space. The key innovations of this solution include: 1) introducing region concept into the IPv6 address, so space entities can take different communication… More

Step Frequency Time Domain Reflectometry for Distributed Temperature Sensing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Devendra Tolani, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Intelligent Automation Inc (IAI) is partnering with Boeing to develop an innovative distributed temperatures sensor based on Electrical Time/ Frequency Domain Reflectometry. The core idea is the development of a simple, practical, yet robust electrical equivalent of Fiber Braggs Grating using… More

Reconfigurable Covert Wireless Video Streaming

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Chujen Lin, Director, Sensing and Communication
Award Amount: $98,999.00
Abstract:
Intelligent Automation, Inc. proposes to develop an innovative reconfigurable covert wireless video streaming device that can stream real-time video or control signals from various military gears, such as video/IR cameras, and sighting systems to remote locations or robotic platforms clandestinely.… More

Extracting and Representing Knowledge for Software Protection Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Wilbur Peng, Lead Research Scientist
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
The key innovation of our proposed approach is an extensible pluggable framework for the creation of knowledge-based, autonomic host-based software protection systems. The architecture will consist of an integrated knowledge representation approach across and within abstraction levels. It enables… More

Ultra-Compact Highly Efficient Wideband Antenna Using Time-Varying Matching Network

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Chieh-Ping Lai, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $98,999.00
Abstract:
The proposed efficient small loop antenna takes advantage of a novel antenna design concept of time-varying matching network that can be used to develop compact antennas with extremely wide bandwidths. The newly developed antenna has advantages of 1) At its lowest frequency of operation, a coupled… More

Portable Medical Recorder

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Wendy Nicholas, Senior Electrical Engineer
Award Amount: $98,999.00
Abstract:
Intelligent Automation Inc (IAI) is teaming with Data Design Corporation of Gaithersburg, Maryland, and Dr. Robert Nickel of Bucknell University to propose an innovative portable medical recorder to be used on the battlefield. This team represents strengths and years of experience in both hardware… More

Multi-modal method combining Nonlinear Acoustics with Infra-Red Imaging for reliable detection of flaws in aircraft

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Nikolay Kharin, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
This project will be devoted to the development of novel multi-mode inspection equipment to allow multiple inspection elements to interrogate large areas of the aircraft in a single inspection pass. During this project we will design, produce and test an advanced prototype using Nonlinear Acoustic… More

An Integrated and Extensible MCDA Tool for Environ

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Kaizhi Tang, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
The key innovation of this proposal is to develop an integrated and extensible Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis (MCDA) tool with GIS integration and Web collaboration for environmental management, namely mcda-EM. Our proposed approach aims to overcome the decision making challenges of military… More

Software-defined, reconfigurable, plug-and-play transceiver

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Arvind Bhat, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Intelligent Automation Inc, proposes to develop a software defined Plug-and-Play (PNP) transceiver capable of digitally synthesizing arbitrary waveforms. A digital approach provides excellent control over amplitude, phase and frequency, which is critical for phase-array radar implementation.… More

A Swarm Intelligence Based Approach to Secure, Scalable and Robust Design for Tactical Networks

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Priya Ranjan, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $730,000.00
Abstract:
Intelligent Automation, Inc. (IAI) and Prof. Richard J. La from University of Maryland propose innovative swarm intelligence (SI) based approach to scalable and robust design of tactical networks which has direct application to robotics. Basic idea is to demonstrate the effectiveness of ant-based… More

Multi Objective Superposition Coding for Reliable Networks

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Babak Azimi-Sadjadi, Senior Analyst
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
We propose a multi objective rate adaptive superposition coding where the rates for super imposed coded modulation are chosen based on the metrics that are drawn from end to end performance and routing scores. This novel approach allows the system designers to tune the physical layer modulation and… More

Markerless 3D Human Body Modeling for Human Behavior Understanding from Video Imagery

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Roger Xu, Director, Signal Processi
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
IAI and its collaborator, Dr. Aloimonos at the University of Maryland Computer Vision Lab, propose to develop a markerless 3D human body shape estimation and behavior detection system. This system will estimate human body pose and anthropometry from video data and infer human behavior using a… More

Geospatial BioAgents Detection (G-BAD)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Sendil Rangaswamy, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Intelligent Automation Inc. (IAI) proposes a nanosensor based thin-film cartridge to aid in conjunction with a geospatial mote network to monitor biological threat agents on range soils and battlefields. The capability to quickly detect and classify different biological warfare agents (BWAs) will… More

Agent-based Trusted Querying Framework for Wireless Sensor Networks

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Julia Deng, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
Corresponding to the increasing trends of using wireless sensor networks (WSNs) for the daily operations in both commercial and defense sectors, designing an efficient and secure query processing mechanism becomes critical. While recent research efforts on database based query processing… More

Multi-Agent Health Management System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Roger Xu, Director, Signal Processing
Award Amount: $120,000.00
Abstract:
We propose to develop an intelligent multi-agent approach for distributed, dynamic, and active health management of fleet-wide ground vehicle subsystems/systems by incorporating advanced technologies in multi-disciplinary areas, such as software agent, signal processing, and data mining. In this… More

AEAAVT: an Adaptive and Extendible Assurance Assessment and Validation Tool for IPv6 Transition Mechanisms

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Peng Xie, Chief Eng.-Firmware/Tech.
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
IPv6 transition mechanisms may damage the security of the network if not deployed appropriately. In this proposal, we present an adaptive and extendible assurance assessment and validation tool (AEAAVT) to address this challenging problem. AEAAVT is an automatic assurance assessment and validation… More

Building a Trust-Aware Dynamic Routing Solution for Wireless Sensor Networks

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Julia Deng, Lead Research Scientist
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
To fully achieve the performance goal of Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs), sensor nodes need to cooperate in data collection and routing. However, sensor nodes are faced with a variety of risks due to the harsh operation environments. For example, nodes may misbehave by agreeing to forward packets,… More

Miniature RF Communications Device

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Wendy Nicholas, Senior Electrical Engineer
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
A09-076 Forward HUMINT (Human Intelligence) Automatic Collection The DOD has initiated the Distributed Common Ground/Surfaces System (DCGS) framework to develop a common, interoperable system to simplify processing of Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance data. This effort supports commanders… More

Wireless Seismic/Acoustic Sensor Network for Ordna

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: George Zhao, Program Manager: NDE
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Low-order detonations and unexploded ordnance (UXO) present an extremely difficult and expensive problem for DoD range managers. Near-real-time detection, location, and characterization of ordnance is important so that the number of rounds fired, impact time, location, and level of detonation can be… More

Proactive and Adaptive Reconfiguration for Reliabl

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Julia (Hongmei) Deng, Lead Research Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
In this proposal, Intelligent Automation Inc. (IAI) proposes an innovative Proactive and Adaptive Cross-layer Reconfiguration (PACR) scheme for Reliable Communication in Tactical Networks. The PACR scheme allows the system to adaptively reconfigure its operating parameters in the corresponding… More

ACT-NOW: An Agent Based Framework of Anytime Cognition Technologies in Networked Operational Warfare/Environments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Wei Chen, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
The core issue within Network Centric Environments is that the volume of information and the pace of action threaten to overwhelm human decision makings negating the NCO's advantages for mission effectiveness. In order to address this problem, we present the innovation of an agent based software… More

A UWB-based Secure and Robust Wireless Data Network

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Chujen Lin, Sr. Director, Sensing&C – (301) 294-5236
Award Amount: $650,000.00
Abstract:
A secure communications network is sought for use in a plant environment such as Air Forcefs Arnold Engineering Design Center (AEDC) or the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center (OC-ALC). Many test results conducted at these facilities are classified, so it requires very secure voice and data… More

A Secure Wireless AE Sensor Network with Advanced Diagnostic and Prognostic Algorithms for Structural Health Monitoring

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dan Xiang, Dr.
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Structural health monitoring is vitally important to prevent the catastrophic failure of critical components in advanced power plants, to optimize inspection and maintenance schedules, and to avoid unplanned outages. Acoustic Emission (AE) techniques have proven to be an effective non-destructive… More

Distributed Mining Tool for Large-Scale DOE Science and Technical Information

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Kaizhi Tang, Dr.
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
As numerous documents and data sets accumulate in the science and technology area, the analysis of this information for the purpose of facilitating federated research becomes a challenging task. This project will develop efficient and scalable data mining solutions to conduct data integration,… More

Secure Routing in Airborne Networks

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Renato Levy, Chief Scientist
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
Airbone networks are envisioned to provide seamless connectivity for terrestial and space networks and eable a large number of applications. All these applications require proper routing security support to establish correct routes between communicating platforms in a timely manner. Although the… More

Multi-Scale, Multi-Resolution Network Information Flow Monitoring and Understanding

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: Princeton University
Principal Investigator: Jason Li, Director of Networks and Security
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: Mung Chiang
Abstract:
Communication networks can be viewed and analyzed as information flows, which can be better understood with practical design guidelines by capturing the complex interactions across essential network properties and tasks. Intelligent Automation Inc. and its subcontractor propose a novel unifying… More

A Novel Multi-Sensor Wireless Network for Bridge Structural Health Monitoring

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOT
Principal Investigator: George Zhao, Senior research engineer
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
  The ability to monitor the integrity of a bridge structure and detect damage or condition changes at early stages is of significant importance for bridge operation safety.  Currently, the most widely used damage detection methods rely on subjective, incremental visual assessments or… More

Portable Ultra High-Resolution Millimeter-Wave Inverse Synthetic Aperture Radar for Close-Range Detection of Concealed Objects

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DHS
Principal Investigator: Chujen Lin
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Intelligent Automation Inc. (IAI) proposes to develop a portable high-resolution imaging system based on frequency modulated continuous wave (FMCW) millimeter-wave (MMW) radar. The system will be operating at a stand-off distance (5-10meter) to detect concealed objects such as bulk quantities of… More

Real-time In-situ Adaptation of Decision Parameters for Undersea Target Tracking in a Sensor Field

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: The Pennsylvania State University
Principal Investigator: Renato Levy, Chief Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00
RI Contact: Asok Ray, Ph.D
Abstract:
Network-centric command and control of complex military missions (e.g., anti-submarine warfare, collaborative mine hunting, etc.) calls for cost-effective designs that can dynamically tradeoff multiple conflicting objectives. Often these optimizations have to be carried out at a higher level, and… More

An adaptive and scalable SOA-based network resource virtualization framework for MANET

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: University of Maryland
Principal Investigator: Kyung Kwak, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00
RI Contact: Anupam Joshi
Abstract:
The key innovation of this proposal is to develop an adaptive and scalable network resource virtualization framework. The framework employs simple yet efficient mechanisms to deliver a comprehensive network resource virtualization solution through network virtualization, service… More

The Deceptive Language Processing Framework: Fusing Top-Down and Bottom-Up Approaches to Deception Discovery

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: Cornell University
Principal Investigator: Xiong Liu, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00
RI Contact: Jeff Hancock
Abstract:
The exponential growth of text-based communication associated with the Internet has lead to a vast increase in the amount of unstructured messages that open source intelligence needs to process. This increase has lead to the need to develop methods for facilitating the detection of deception in… More

A Wireless Sensor Network with Accurate Time Synchronization and Wide Area Coverage for Traffic Signal Analysis

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOT
Principal Investigator: George Zhao, Senior Research Engineer
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
  Increasing population, vehicles, and the excessive traffic induced by urban sprawl is overburdening the existing highway system.  Traffic delays and air pollution are often caused by ineffective traffic signal timing.  Intelligent transportation systems (ITS) are adopted to better… More

Reconfigurable, Wideband Radar Transceiver and Antenna for P-band Stretch Processing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Arvind Bhat, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
IAI proposes to develop a Reconfigurable Wideband Radar Transceiver, with direct digital synthesis of P-band radar frequencies, novel high bandwidth P-band antenna design with high contrast ceramic material and digital implementation of receiver stretch processing, to achieve the solicitation… More

LEARNING EXPERIENCES THROUGH SCIENCE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Ade Hutapea
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
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Cognitive Modeling for Closed-Loop Task Mitigation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Guangfan Zhang, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $600,000.00
Abstract:
Intelligent Automation, Inc. (IAI) along with collaborators at the University of Iowa and Old Dominion University (ODU) developed an advanced closed-loop Adaptive Task Management System (ATMS). The ATMS is designed to accurately monitor Operator Functional State (OFS) during flight in real time… More

HPC Benchmark Suite NMx

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / STTR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Research Institution: University of Central Florida
Principal Investigator: Sendil Rangaswamy, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $600,000.00
RI Contact: N/A
Abstract:
In the phase II effort, Intelligent Automation Inc., (IAI) and University of Central Florida (UCF) propose to develop a comprehensive numerical test suite for benchmarking current and future high performance computing activities that will include: (1) dense and unsymmetrical matrix problems faced in… More

Tactical Medical Technology Evaluator for OneSAF

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Renato Levy, Chief Scientist
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
While there are numerous emerging combat casualty care technologies that offer the promise to impact battlefield mortality, development, approval, and fielding of these technologies is a time and resource intensive process. New simulation and modeling tools are needed to rapidly assess the impact… More

Integrated Testbed for Environmental Analysis of NextGen Concepts using ACES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Frederick Wieland, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
We propose the development of an analysis testbed to integrate simulation tools, such as ACES, with aviation environmental effects models, such as the Aviation Environmental Design Toolkit (AEDT), to provide a "360-degree" evaluation of new operational concepts. The testbed will be demonstrated by… More

A Sensor Management Tool for Use with NASA World Wind

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Margaret Lyell, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Information about the world and its local environments is becoming increasingly available due to the development and deployment of sensors. Deployed sensors include those on satellites, from NASA's "Earth Observing System' for research into the Earth's biosphere, land, atmosphere and oceans to… More

ACES-Based Testbed and Bayesian Game-Theoretic Framework for Dynamic Airspace Configuration

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Goutam Satapathy, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $600,000.00
Abstract:
This SBIR effort is focused on developing a Dynamic Airspace Configuration (DAC) concept where-in ARTCCs can benefit from re-configuring airspaces based on Traffic Flow Management (TFM) restrictions, and the development of a preliminary Airspace Concept Evaluation System (ACES)-framework and initial… More

Reconfigurable, Cognitive Software Defined Radio

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Arvind Bhat, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $600,000.00
Abstract:
IAI is actively developing Software Defined Radio platforms that can adaptively switch between different modes of operation by modifying both transmit waveforms and receiver signal-processing tasks on the fly. The proposed software reconfigurable radio implementation technique and the system design… More

A Statistical Grammar Approach for Human Activity Discovery from Video

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Pan Gao, Sr. Research Scientist
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
IAI and its academic partners propose to develop a human activity discovery system based on linguistic human activity language and statistical grammar model. This system will estimate human body pose and anthropometry from video data and infer human behavior using a statistical grammar based… More

Information Geometric Network Architecture for Heterogeneous Network Management

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: Arizona State University
Principal Investigator: Tuna Guven, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $750,000.00
RI Contact: Junshan Zhang
Abstract:
We present a comprehensive framework for modeling, optimization and design for heterogeneous networks. The proposed solution aims to effectively address the existing limitations inherited from the generalized network utility maximization (GNUM) framework. In general, GNUM is a unifying mathematical… More

Topological Robust Algorithms for Massive Data Sets via Agent-based Modular Infrastructure (TA-DA) Supporting Decentralized and Parallel Processing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Onur Savas, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
We propose to develop topological robust dimensionality reduction algorithms for massive data sets. The algorithm will be wrapped in an agent-based modular infrastructure and will support decentralized and parallel data processing. Our algorithms are based on Mapper, a method that discovers the data… More

GISTE, THE GEOSPATIAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS TOOL FOR EPIDEMIOLOG

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Margaret Lyell
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
The Geospatial Information Systems Tool for Epidemiologists (GISTE) concept involves multiple modular components. Each modular element contributes to a functionality that GISTE will offer. Example modules are the Calculation Module, the Query Module, etc. The workflow support pertains to sequences… More

Remote PTSD monitoring and diagnosis using an automated system

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Roger Xu, Director of Signal Processing
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
In this proposal, Intelligent Automation, Inc., propose an automated system that remotely monitors and tracks the patient's mental healthiness. The proposed system first extract acoustic features such as "F0-amplitude", "F0-6db-bandwidth", Speaking rate, Percent pause time and Vocalization/pause… More

Reconfigurable Micro-Electronic-Scan Radar Sensor for Airborne Hazard See-and-Avoid

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Arvind Bhat, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Sense-and-Avoid operation capabilities are critical to future UAVs in national airspace. Developing a radar sensor having potential to meet the size, weight and power (SWaP) and detection/tracking requirements is a real challenge. Intelligent Automation, Inc. (IAI) and its partner, the University of… More

Integrated Agent-based Cyber Behavior Anomaly Detection and Analysis Approach for Enterprise Networks and Workstations

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Yi Cheng, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Cyber behavior anomaly detection has been a critical issue in today's computer networks. As the business operations and assets are under more and more multiple points of attacks from both inside and outside, protecting data, software and hardware from malwares, fraud and/or malicious activities is,… More

We-Plan: A Mixed-Initiative, Distributed, Simultaneous Planning Framework

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Wei Chen, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
The two main issues presented in this topic include the selection/generation of a suitable plan representation and the subsequent mixed-imitative distributed simultaneous planning and extended problem solving capabilities in network-centric environments. Our proposed solution is an innovative… More

A Self-shielding Network Architecture Integrating Mutation Paradigms

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Justin Yackoski, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
The current static nature of systems and networks allows attackers to gather intelligence, perform planning, and then execute attacks at will. If instead we remove this underlying static nature and make the network dynamic, many classes of attacks can be prevented by making them too difficult to… More

Opportunistic Positioning Using Network of Wi-Fi enabled GPS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Babak Azimi-Sadjadi, Principal Scientist
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Intelligent Automation Inc. (IAI) proposes to develop a network of Wi-Fi enabled GPS (WiFiGPS) in which connected nodes share raw observables and Wi-Fi based inter-node ranges to locate each network node with high reliability. Such a system will enable GPS-based positioning, even when GPS reception… More

SPUR: Scene Perception, Understanding and Reasoning

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Mun W. Lee, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Intelligent Automation, Inc. proposes a computational framework of Scene Perception, Understanding, and Reasoning (SPUR). Our approach consists of three aspects: First, a grammar-based method is used to infer image scene structure and track moving objects in the scene. Second, an integrated… More

Rich Mechanisms to Support Context-aware Data Abstractions: Capturing the Relationship of Data to Abstraction Levels with the Context

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Margaret Lyell, Director of Multi-Agent Systems
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
The promise of the net-centric operations, with the Service Oriented Architecture f?"based access to the GIG means that information flows can be pulled from many sources, at any time. From the CERDEC C2D Industry Day Briefing, f?~information is abundant, received from many different sources (human… More

Built-In Damage State Detection and Localization Capabilities for Composite Engine Structures

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: George Zhao, Program Manager
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Fiber reinforced polymer composites are finding increased applications in the aircraft and aerospace industries due to their superior mechanical properties and light weight. However, composite materials are subject to damage during fatigue, mechanical impact, and aging in a service environment.… More

Ultra-Wideband, Low-Profile, Electrically-Small Antennas Utilizing Artificial Magnetic Conductors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Yu-Jiun Ren, Research Engineer
Award Amount: $730,000.00
Abstract:
The proposed miniaturized antenna takes advantage of two innovations. These include the novel antenna design concept of coupled sectorial loops and a wideband artificial magnetic conductor substrate utilizing a combination of dielectric and ferromagnetic (ferrite) materials. The proposed antenna… More

Building a Trust-Aware Dynamic Routing Solution for Wireless Sensor Networks

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Julia Deng, Lead Research Scientist – (301) 294-5209
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) have undergone tremendous technological advances over the last few years, and a broad range of ubiquitous computing applications have been enabled in the area of distributed sensing and control. To fully achieve the potentials of WSNs, designing a reliable and secure… More

AEAAVT: an Adaptive and Extendible Assurance Assessment and Validation Tool for IPv6 Transition Mechanisms

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Peng Xie, Research Scientist – (301) 294-5218
Award Amount: $749,290.00
Abstract:
IPv6 transition mechanisms may cause security problems if configured inappropriately. In this proposal, IAI proposes a comprehensive security management and validation tool, called JANASSURE, to aid the network administrator to effectively manage IPv6 transition mechanisms. JANASSURE adopts… More

Multi Objective Superposition Coding for Reliable Networks

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Babak Azimi-Sadjadi, Principal Scientist – (301) 294-5269
Award Amount: $738,219.00
Abstract:
Single objective optimization in physical layer design (maximizing rate or maximizing reliability) can potentially reduce overall network throughput. The major challenge here is to find a way to achieve a stable and reliable link without sacrificing the available channel capacity. Superposition… More

Software-defined, reconfigurable, plug-and-play transceiver

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Arvind Bhat, Senior Engineer – (301) 294-5254
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
IAI is actively developing Software Defined Radio platforms that can adaptively switch between different modes of radar operation by modifying both transmit waveforms and receiver signal-processing on the fly. Our Plug-and-Play (PNP) transceiver innovation focuses on implementing maximum… More

Portable Medical Recorder

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Wendy Nicholas, Senior Electrical Enginee – (301) 294-5273
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
Accurate and complete medical records are important for the best medical care of war fighters. The current method for capturing diagnostic and treatment data in the field is the use of a Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) Card (a.k.a. Ranger Card or DA FORM 7656) which more often than not is… More

Surface Wave Acoustic Microscopy for Rapid NDE of Silicon Nitride Balls

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Dan Xiang, PM for Sensor Technology – (301) 294-4760
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
Ceramic hybrid bearings have many excellent performance characteristics such as heat resistance, extended life, light weight, lower thermal expansion, electrical non-conductance, and thus become the top choice of rolling bearings for the F135 and F136 engines for the new generation Joint Striker… More

Multi-Agent Health Management System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: X. Roger, Senior Director – (301) 294-5242
Award Amount: $730,000.00
Abstract:
For ground vehicle safety and condition-based maintenance, health management approaches have been developed and implemented for anomaly/fault detection/identification, degradation status estimation and Remaining Useful Life (RUL) prediction. However, the variability of vehicles capability,… More

Space Plug-and-Play Compatible Wireless Avionics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Wendy Nicholas, Senior Electrical Enginee – (301) 294-5273
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
Weight, reliability and cost are important factors in the design of launch vehicles. The weight of wire harnesses, connectors and stage separation devices can make up a significant portion of the launch vehicle. Qualification of these components adds additional cost and schedule delays. Harnesses… More

An Efficient Distributed Framework for Adaptive Service Discovery in Mobile Ad-hoc Networks

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Olga Ratsimor, Research Scientist – (301) 294-4765
Award Amount: $730,000.00
Abstract:
The key innovation of this work (both Phase I and Phase II) is the design and development of enhanced Adaptive Service Discovery (ASD) Framework to support efficient and reliable service discovery in mobile networks. In general, service discovery in mobile environments is a complex challenge. The… More

Accurate Real-time Methyl Salicylate Sensing System (ARMSSS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / CBD
Principal Investigator: Sendil Rangaswamy, Sr. Scientist
Award Amount: $746,528.00
Abstract:
Intelligent Automation Inc., proposed phase II approach and the demonstrated phase I prototype aims in the development of high sensitivity and selectivity for real time detection of Methyl Salicylate (MeS). In the phase I effort we demonstrated successfully: (1) Quartz Crystal Microbalance sensors… More

High-Fidelity Network Simulation Using a Flexible Agent-Based Parallel Discrete Event Simulation Framework

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Wilbur Peng, Lead Research Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Highly parallel computing clusters hold out significant promise for improving fidelity of mobile ad-hoc network (MANET) simulations as well as increases in the scale of network simulations to hundreds or thousands of network nodes. However, harnessing such systems for parallel discrete event… More

PATRICIA: A Personal Affective Therapist for Rehabilitation of Individuals with Cognitive ImpAirments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Jacqueline Haynes, Executive Vice President
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
Annually, ~1.4 million people (between 11,000 and 13,000 of which are service members) in the United States sustain a traumatic brain injury (TBI). After brain injury, many patients have emotional and motivational problems that impede their rehabilitation. There is a need for methods to sense… More

Security Enhanced Mobile Agent-based Intrusion Detection and Response System for Coordinated Attacks

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Julia Deng, Lead Research Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
With the rapid increase in connectivity and accessibility of networked information systems, attackers become more and more sophisticated and distributed in nature. Existing intrusion detection approaches are not efficient enough to track down and detect the coordinated attacks. In this proposal, we… More

Relative Ultra Tight IMU/GPS Integration

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Babak Azimi-Sadjadi, Sr. Research Scientist – (301) 294-5269
Award Amount: $600,000.00
Abstract:
The main objective of the proposed Phase II effort is the development of GPS/INS integration algorithms (and units) for precise relative positioning to support the Navy Unmanned Combat Air System (N-UCAS) Program. The technologies to be developed include a tightly-coupled GPS/INS navigation system… More

Middleware for Interactive Training for Supercomputers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Bob Pokorny, Director, Education and T
Award Amount: $415,000.00
Abstract:
High Performance Computers (HPC) have not yet been applied well to Interactive Simulations for Training (IST). Our goals are to both provide services by which ISTs can be created and deployed effectively on HPCs, and to demonstrate the power of HPC for IST. Our fundamental approach is to create… More

Standardizing a Multi-Enclave Federated UDDI for Use in a Dynamic Service Oriented Architecture

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Margaret Lyell, Director, Multi-agent Sys
Award Amount: $600,000.00
Abstract:
In a Web-service oriented environment, the UDDI Registry is the element of middleware which supports service description and discovery; without such middleware it is not possible to operate. Within the net-centric environment, the state of networks from the perspective of the user may often be one… More

Wireless Parachute Data Recorder with RFID Tracking Capability

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Devendra Tolani, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Intelligent Automation, Inc. teaming with Parks College Parachute Research Group-PCPRG and Boeing Research and Technology-BR&T to propose an innovative, ruggedized, wireless Parachute Data Recorder (PDR) based on Radio-frequency identification (RFID) and ZigBee wireless technologies. It will… More

Architecture to Support Interactive Training Simulation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Bob Pokorny, Director, Proposal and Contract Man
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Intelligent Automation, Inc. (IAI) and our collaborators propose to apply IAIf?Ts CybeleTM agent-based system to develop an architecture that supports interactive, training simulations on supercomputers. The CybeleTM agent based system already incorporates many of the characteristics required for an… More

A Model Driven Data Mining System for Studying Environmental Impact of Nanomaterials

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Kaizhi Tang, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
As more and more engineered nanomaterials (NM) have been developed for military usage, it is crucial to minimize any unintended environmental impacts (NEI) resulting from the application of manufactured NM. NEI risk assessment models, whether conceptual or predictive in nature, will give… More

Visual Measurement-based Autonomous Navigation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Peter Abeles, Research Engineer
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Providing Position Location Information (PLI) for individual warfighters increases their effectiveness, enables much greater cooperation between forces, and provides strategic information to commanders. Current technologies which attempt to provide PLI use Inertial Measurement Units (IMU) and Global… More

Submersible Outboard Cable Failure Detection and Prediction using Large Bandwidth, Time Domain Reflectometry

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Devendra Tolani, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $80,000.00
Abstract:
In this proposal, Intelligent Automation, Inc. (IAI) details the development of an innovative, cable testing technology based on High Bandwidth Time Domain Reflectometry (TDR) coupled with advanced signal processing algorithms. Soft faults, such as kinks, fractures, chafe and break in some of the… More

Distributed Smart Control and Health Management Framework for Next Generation Electric Ships

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Devendra Tolani, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Intelligent Automation Inc (IAI) is teaming with subject matter expert Prof. Sudip Mazumder from the University of Illinois, Chicago (UIC) to propose a novel, clean, distributed, wireless, control framework for the Next generation all-electric ship. The primary innovation of this proposal is the… More

Hand-held Nonlinear Guided Wave Imaging (NGWI) System for Composite Missile Structure Inspection

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Grorge Zhao, Program Manager
Award Amount: $80,000.00
Abstract:
Fiber reinforced polymer composites are increasingly used in aerospace and missile defense industries. However, composite materials are subject to damage during fatigue, mechanical impact, and aging in a service environment. A portable and reliable NDE system is desired that can be carried to field… More

Improved Antisubmarine Warfare (ASW) Sonobuoy Location Technique in a Denied Global Positioning System (GPS) Environment

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Chujen Lin, Vice President, Research
Award Amount: $80,000.00
Abstract:
Sonobuoy constitutes a key sensory component in modern anti-submarine warfare (ASW) by performing crucial tasks such as reconnaissance under water using sonar. In order to obtain accurate information about the location of possible submarines, it is necessary to know the position of these sonobuoys… More

Stabilized Laser Beam Pointing for Lightweight Laser Designators

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Benjamin Bachrach, Vice President – (301) 294-5237
Award Amount: $757,467.00
Abstract:
Laser designation plays an essential role in todays high precision combat environment. However, the effectiveness of laser designators is limited by the ability of the user to hold/aim the laser on the target. Currently, heavy tripods are the only tools available to assist the warfighter in… More

Time-Domain Array-Scanning-Method for Efficient Modeling of Large and High Power Phased Array

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Yu-Jiun Ren, Research Engineer
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Modeling of infinite/large arrays of antennas is a challenging task because the combination of these antennas' size, frequencies, and power of operation requires the use of modeling approximations beyond that available with current tools and methods, especially to understand the element-to-element… More

Monochromatic Light Illuminated High-Speed Digital Image Correlation System for Full-field, High Temperature Strain and Displacement Measurement

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: Oakland University
Principal Investigator: Dan Xiang, Program Manager for Sensor Technolo – (301) 294-4760
Award Amount: $750,000.00
RI Contact: Lianxiang Yang
Abstract:
High temperature deformation and strain are important measures for characterizing behaviors of structural components under high temperature condition. Measuring full-field, high temperature deformation and strain can lead to a better understanding structural and material response, damage initiation,… More

Detection, Control and Warning System (DCWS) to mitigate Dilemma Zone (DZ)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOT
Principal Investigator: Devendra Tolani, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
  To mitigate the Dilemma Zone (DZ) problem, Intelligent Automation, Inc. (IAI) team proposes an innovative vehicle specific Detection, Control and Warning System (DCWS).  DCWS provides vehicle-specific dilemma zone protection based on travel time to the intersection as opposed to more… More

Information Geometric Network Architecture for Heterogeneous Network Management

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: Arizona State University
Principal Investigator: Tuna Guven – (301) 294-4620
Award Amount: $750,000.00
RI Contact: Junshan Zhang
Abstract:
We present a comprehensive framework for modeling, optimization and design for heterogeneous networks. The proposed solution aims to effectively address the existing limitations inherited from the generalized network utility maximization (GNUM) framework. In general, GNUM is a unifying mathematical… More

A Wireless Sensor Network with Accurate Time Synchronization and Wide Area Coverage for Traffic Signal Timing Analysis

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOT
Principal Investigator: George Zhao, Program Manager – (301) 294-5232
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
Improved traffic signal timing and traffic incident response are two of the most cost-effective ways of reducing urban arterial network congestion. System-wide analysis of its cause is required to mitigate congestion or excessive traffic delay. Network wide, synchronized and real-time traffic flow… More

Portable Ultra High-Resolution Millimeter-Wave Inverse Synthetic Aperture Radar for Close-Range Detection of Concealed Objects

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DHS
Principal Investigator: Chujen Lin
Award Amount: $784,998.14
Abstract:
Intelligent Automation Inc. (IAI) proposes to develop a portable high-resolution imaging system based on frequency modulated continuous wave (FMCW) millimeter-wave (MMW) radar. The system will be operating at a stand-off distance (5-10meter) to detect concealed objects such as bulk quantities of… More

Development of a mobile robot with an affective interface and human activity trac

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Timothy N. Judkins – 301-294-4768
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Project Summary Socially assistive robots (SARs) have the potential to significantly improve overall health and quality of life for aging individuals. We propose to develop a novel SAR that provides personalized physical and cognitive assistance and motivation to elderly users to improve their… More

A Sensor Management Tool for Use with NASA World Wind

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Margaret Lyell, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $600,000.00
Abstract:
The number of sensors that are deployed continues to increase for scientific, commercial and intelligence related applications. Quantities of sensor data are increasingly available. NASA and NOAA are generating large quantities of sensor data involving earth, oceans and weather observations. US… More

Integrated Testbed for Environmental Analysis of NextGen Concepts using ACES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Frederick Wieland, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $600,000.00
Abstract:
The key innovation in this effort is the development of an industrial-grade analysis testbed to integrate simulation tools, such as ACES, with aviation environmental effects models, such as the Aviation Environmental Design Toolkit (AEDT), to provide a "360-degree" evaluation of new… More

The Design and Optimization of an Integrated Arrival/Departure Scheduler

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Frederick Wieland, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Intelligent Automation, Inc. (IAI) proposes the design and validation of a dynamic integrated arrival/departure scheduler. In contrast to current approaches, we propose changing arrival and departure runway assignments dynamically based upon the traffic situation, weather conditions, surface… More

Security-Enhanced Autonomous Network Management for Space Networking

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Hui Zeng, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Intelligent Automation Inc. (IAI) proposes an innovative Security-Enhanced Autonomous Network Management (SEANM) scheme for reliable communication in space networking. The SEANM scheme allows the system to adaptively reconfigure its network elements based upon awareness of network conditions,… More

ESPRIT: Exercise Sensing and Pose Recovery Inference Tool

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Mun Wai Lee, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
We propose to develop ESPRIT: an Exercise Sensing and Pose Recovery Inference Tool, in support of NASA's effort in developing crew exercise technologies for astronaut health and fitness. ESPRIT is a single camera system that monitors the exercise activities of the crew, detects markers placed… More

Reconfigurable Power-Aware EVA Radio

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Ali Namazi, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Advanced Extra Vehicular Activity (EVA) radio system is a pivotal technology for the successful support of the International Space Station beyond 2020 and future human space exploration missions. It facilitates surface operations, enables crew mobility, and supports point to multi-point… More

A Robust Separation Assurance (SA) Architecture Using Integrated Airborne and Ground SA Concepts

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Michel Santos, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Intelligent Automation, Inc. proposes a robust SA architecture that uses integrated airborne and ground-based SA concepts such that SA functions are switched between airborne or ground-based activity as the system monitors traffic, network characteristics such as data drop rates and latency, and… More

CAGE-100: Real-Time Multi-Port Packet Capture System for 100 Gigabit Ethernet Traffic

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Ali Namazi, Dr. – 301-294-4766
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Future large scale sciences are anticipated to use massive amount of data in their experiments. DOEs ESnet (Energy Science Network) is developing a 100 Gbps backbone based on this state-of-the-art 100 Gigabit Ethernet standard. ESnet will serve thousands of DOE and non-DOE scientists with its high… More

Automatic Causality Determination and Narrative Extraction using the Semantic Inference and Filtering Tool (SIFT)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Research Institution: Univ. of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Principal Investigator: Jyotirmaya Nanda, Senior Research Scientist – (301) 294-4634
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: Dan Roth
Abstract:
Intelligent Automation Inc. (IAI) is teaming with subject matter expert Prof. Dan Roth from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) to propose a web based tool to search, filter, and collaboratively work on"document chains"interactively. The proposed Semantic Inference and… More

Policy Guided Isolation and Strategically Shielded Exposure: A Novel Approach to Secure Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: Purdue University
Principal Investigator: Peng Xie, Senior Research Scientist – (301) 294-5218
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: Dongyan Xu
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: It is very challenging to secure applications in today"s networked computer system where applications inherently share various resources and information. In this proposal, we propose a novel approach, called policy guided isolation and strategically shielded exposure, to protect… More

Cognitive Ultra-low Power Sensor System (CUPSS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: University of Michigan
Principal Investigator: Devendra Tolani, Lead Scientist – (301) 294-4630
Award Amount: $150,000.00
RI Contact: Dennis Sylvester
Abstract:
On the network centric battlefield, threat detection and identification remain crucial capabilities to the warfighter. For tactically relevant applications, the endurance and performance tradeoff remain the limiting factors in determining how long sensing and analytic capabilities can remain… More

Situational Awareness through Multi-layer Spectrum Sensing and Network Design

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: Arizona State University
Principal Investigator: Yalin Sagduyu, Research Scientist – (301) 294-5267
Award Amount: $750,000.00
RI Contact: Avery Wright
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: We present a comprehensive framework for shaping, inferring, and optimizing information flows for dynamic spectrum access (DSA) in cognitive radio (CR) networks. A principal goal is to develop methods for modeling, design, and analysis of spectrum sensing and control, by leveraging and… More

Universal, Programmable and Affordable Power Technologies for Underwater Vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: University of Illinois, Chicago
Principal Investigator: Devendra Tolani, Senior Research Scientist – (301) 294-4630
Award Amount: $497,147.00
RI Contact: Sudip Mazumder
Abstract:
Intelligent Automation, Inc (IAI) in collaboration with University of Illinois at Chicago and QinetiQ North America /Foster Miller Technology Solutions Group, is proposing a new, universal architecture for UUV power systems called the Advanced Management of Power System (AMPS). The fundamental block… More

Real-time In-situ Adaptation of Decision Parameters for Undersea Target Tracking in a Sensor Field

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: The Pennsylvania State University
Principal Investigator: Renato Levy, Chief Scientist – (301) 294-5241
Award Amount: $743,750.00
RI Contact: Asok R. Ph.D.,
Abstract:
Detection of moving targets in spatially-variable and uncertain environments is of prime importance in maritime intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) systems. However, the situational context may prohibit the placement of a single fixed long-term ISR system that can be fine-tuned to… More

TAS::75 0893::TAS GISTE: THE GEOSPATIAL INFORMATION SYSTEM TOOL FOR EPIDEMIOLOGISTS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Margaret Lyell – 301-294-5221
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
Under this Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project, the Geospatial Information Systems Tool for Epidemiologists (GISTE), the Contractor shall develop an open source tool for use by researchers, planners, etc. who are addressing substanceabuse issues that involve geo-spatial… More

Hands-Free Kinetic System for Medical Simulation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Timothy Judkins, Senior Research Scientist – (301) 294-4768
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
In recent years, many human-computer interaction and virtual environment systems have incorporated haptic devices. However, the range of environment properties and types of interactions enabled by existing haptic interfaces are very limited. Haptic feedba

CAD Tool for Radio Communications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Jason Li, Director, Networks and Security – (301) 294-5275
Award Amount: $99,000.00
Abstract:
Communications radios consist of an increasingly large and complex set of waveforms. The amount of time and effort needed to transform a waveform design into an implementation and perform necessary testing and validation, combined with system integration tasks, commonly results in a development… More

High Fidelity Synthesis of Dynamic Social Networks using Measurement-based Calibration

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Yalin Sagduyu, Research Scientist – (301) 294-5267
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
We propose to develop a high fidelity approach of synthesizing measurement-calibrated dynamic social networks. Social network research needs access to realistic graph datasets for testing social network theory and developing network algorithms. However, the available social network data are either… More

An Integrated, Extensible and Real-time Cognitive Readiness Assessment Tool for Mission Planning

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Kaizhi Tang, Senior Scientist – (301) 294-5214
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Cognitive readiness assessment for"quick-strike"missions in hostile areas plays a crucial role for troop deployment in remote areas. All information related to soldiers"skills, knowledge, abilities, motivations, personal dispositions, and the environment where to conduct the mission… More

Rapid Team Cognitive Readiness Assessment System based on Dynamic Bayesian Networks and Neurocognitive Measures

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Guangfan Zhang, Lead Research Scientist – (301) 294-5244
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Current and future combat operations more and more rely on team coordination. Commanders need a method to assess the cognitive readiness of their teams before and during a mission. To successfully accomplish a mission, the team, should be cognitively ready to adapt during the mission. Team cognitive… More

Integrated Assessment for Strategic and Situational Cognitive Readiness

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: John Leddo, Senior Cognitive Scientist – (301) 294-5247
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
In today"s rapidly changing battlefield, individuals can be assessed for their cognitive readiness to execute a mission. We divide cognitive readiness into strategic cognitive readiness, which involves the knowledge and skills to perform a mission, and situational cognitive readiness, which… More

A Dynamic Warehousing and Mining System for Large-Scale Human Social Cultural Behavioral Data

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Xiong Liu, Research Scientist – (301) 294-4629
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
We propose to develop a novel Dynamic Warehousing and Mining (DWM) framework for in-situ collection and analysis of Human Social Cultural Behavior (HSCB) data. DWM is a large-scale, dynamic approach for maximizing the ability of intelligence analyst of various kinds to collect, organize and analyze… More

Efficient Real-time Resource Allocation (ERRA) Co-processor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Sendil Rangaswamy, Senior Scientist – (301) 294-4756
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Intelligent Automation, Inc. (IAI), with its partner University of Central Florida (UCF), propose to design, develop, and test an Efficient Real-time Resource Allocation (ERRA) co-processor. The optimized efficient resource allocation by ERRA co-processors is critical in decision-making process in… More

A Distributed and Standard based Data Warehouse and Mining System for Large-Scale Sensor Data

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Kaizhi Tang, Senior Research Scientist – (301) 294-5214
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Intelligent Automation, Inc. (IAI), along with our collaborators propose to develop a Distributed and Standard based Data Warehouse and Mining System for Large-Scale Sensor Data (DSDWM). DSDWM is a synergy of SensorML based database system, streamed and high-dimensional data cubing approaches. Our… More

Agent-based Scalable Virtual Streaming (ABVS) Framework

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Sung Jung, Software Engineer – (301) 294-5206
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
With increased use of autonomous platforms, including ground robots and drone aircraft, there is much more video and audio feed than has been the case. The commercial / entertainment world has developed a multiplicity of both audio and video formats for use in commercial recorders, players, etc.… More

Dynamic Cross-Layer Design for Robust Cognitive Networking with Physical Channel and Delay Awareness

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Yalin Sagduyu, Research Scientist – (301) 294-5267
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
We propose to develop an operationally responsive integrated framework for cognitive radio networks with seamless user connectivity. Our key innovation is to introduce physical channel and delay awareness to dynamic spectrum access at the multi-hop networking level. In particular, we characterize… More

A Heterogeneous Network Integration Approach for Tactical Networks

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Julia Deng, Principal Scientist – (301) 294-5209
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
The future airborne network will be capable of supporting diverse heterogeneous networks (subnets). The constellation of ISR, C2 and Targeting networks are example subnet technologies. However, these networks currently only provide their own mission specific implementations, operate at different… More

Routing Protocols for Highly Dynamic SUAS Network Topologies

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Justin Yackoski, Research Scientist – (301) 294-4251
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
The increasing availability of small unmanned aerial systems (SUAS) leads to the possibility of forming temporary mission-centric networks using multiple SUASs. The major problems faced in achieving this vision, specifically the dynamic nature of SUAS topologies and the limited bandwidth available,… More

Large-scale Airborne Connectivity Mesh Infrastructure Protocols

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Justin Yackoski, Research Scientist – (301) 294-4251
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Intelligent Automation Inc. (IAI), along with Boeing, proposes novel networking approaches and protocols which can achieve the vision of a large-scale, infrastructure-grade UAS network (UASNET). We propose to create an automatically-forming network structure in order to avoid the prohibitive… More

McFRETA: Multi-camera real-time Feature Recognition, Extraction&Tagging Automation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Mun W. Lee, Senior Research Scientist – (301) 294-4762
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Intelligent Automation, Inc. (IAI) proposes an open and scalable framework for Multi-camera real-time Feature Recognition, Extraction & Tagging Automation (McFRETA). Our approach has the following key innovations: (1) A real-time moving targets detection and tracking based on planar… More

Capturing Experts'Policies to Measure Pilot Performance

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Bob Pokorny, Director, Education&Training Tech – (301) 294-4750
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Real-time pilot performance has proven difficult to measure, due to an inability to capture important interactions between pilot actions and displayed information. Intelligent Automation. Inc."s innovative approach is to capture expert scoring policies by having experts first… More

Multi-Con: A Novel Extensible Architecture for Multi-RPA Control Employing Multi-Modal Technologies

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Wei Chen, Senior Research Scientist – (301) 294-5278
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: As more and more RPAs are pushed into military service, significant challenges have emerged, e.g., the interfaces for one operator to control multiple RPAs. There is an absence of novel and extensible multiple-RPA control and management architectures, which would enable clear… More

Intelligent Optimization Solutions for Virtual Networks

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Olga Ratsimor, Research Scientist – (301) 294-4765
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: The key innovation of this proposal is the development of a powerful virtualization solution that facilitates automated, dynamic management and optimization of virtual networks and underlying shared substrate. Our solution provides virtual networks with the capability to rapidly adapt to… More

Survivable and Secure Content Publishing and Distribution Systems (SSCUDS) for Military Operations

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Song Luo, Senior Research Scientist – (301) 294-4633
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Current commercial CDS (Content Distribution System) cannot meet requirements of military applications, when C2 nodes are more exposed to disconnected, intermittent, and limited communications. In addition, commercial products do not have enough security features as needed in military… More

Agent-based Distributed Mission-Aware Prioritization for Coordinated Network Defense

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Yi Cheng, Research Scientist – (301) 294-5215
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Cyber network has become a mission-critical asset for today"s military operation. To assure the availability of large-scale networks and their resources, mission commanders need to maintain situational awareness of the current status of the network and mission assets during the… More

Multi-Level Detection and Characterization Mechanisms against the Intentional Hidden Node Problem

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Justin Yackoski, Research Scientist – (301) 294-4251
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
In this proposal, Intelligent Automation Inc. (IAI), along with Professor Jung-Min Park (Virginia Tech), propose to develop a Multi-Level Detection and Characterization (MuLDaC) approach to defense against the intentional hidden node problem in cognitive radio networks (CRNs). The proposed MuLDaC… More

CogDisSen: Cognitive Distributed Sensing for IED detection

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Eric V. Doorn, Chief Scientist – (301) 294-5229
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Recent and ongoing conflicts have conclusively demonstrated that Remote Controlled Improvised Explosive Devices are highly effective, yet low-cost weapons deployed routinely by asymmetric threats, and that this threat is here to stay. While numerous specific detection technologies and sensors each… More

SynCon: a Master-time Synchronized Event Controller

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Eric V. Doorn, Chief Scientist – (301) 294-5229
Award Amount: $98,125.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: The Holloman High Speed Test Track (HHSTT) is the world's premier rocket sled test track. During tests, payload and instrumentation are moved over miles along rails by means of rocket sleds. Events like firing motors, initiating flares, and deploying petals are initiated along the… More

Self-powered Multi-parameter Wireless Sensor Network for 5XXX-Series Aluminum Alloy Structural Health Monitoring

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Dan Xiang, PM for Sensor Technologie – (301) 294-4160
Award Amount: $80,000.00
Abstract:
5XXX-series aluminum alloys have high strength-to-weight ratios, good as-welded strength and excellent corrosion resistance; they are used as new structural materials in Navy ships. Sensitization in 5XXX aluminum alloys is a problem characterized by the formation of beta phase (Al3Mg2) at grain… More

Structural Sensing of Corrosion in 5XXX-Series Aluminum

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Dan Xiang, PM for Sensor Technologie – (301) 294-4160
Award Amount: $80,000.00
Abstract:
The 5XXX-series aluminum alloys have high strength-to-weight ratios, good as-welded strength and excellent corrosion resistance. Changes in physical properties as a result of degradation processes of 5XXX-series (e.g., 5083, 5383, 5059) aluminum alloys are not completely understood. The… More

Integrity Monitoring of Ship Structures with a Wireless Multi-sensor Network

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: George Zhao, Program Manager – (301) 294-5232
Award Amount: $80,000.00
Abstract:
The ability to monitor the condition of a naval structure to detect damage or property changes at early stages is of significant interest. We proposed to develop a ship structure monitoring system that is low cost, modular, and easily deployable. The system incorporates various types of sensors and… More

Intelligent Hearing Protection and Communication System with Speech Enhancement and Situational Awareness

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Roger Xu, Vice President of R&D – (301) 294-5242
Award Amount: $80,000.00
Abstract:
In the U.S. military rotary-wing aviation setting such as heavy lift helicopters, pilots are exposed to severe cabin noise produced by the aircraft. Noise level in these helicopters exceeding safe limits assessed in accordance with limits set in DODI 6055.12 may lead to degraded speech… More

An Integrated Back Pain Assessment Framework based on Spine Biomechanics and Probabilistic Reasoning

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Xiong Liu, Research Scientist – (301) 294-4629
Award Amount: $80,000.00
Abstract:
Back pain is a critical problem for military air crews. As mission durations often exceed the original operational window for which the seating systems were designed, crews are susceptible to both acute and chronic discomfort and pain. Studies have shown that spinal loading and movement have a… More

Miniature Low power Multi-parameter Wireless Sensor Network for Infrastructure

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Xiaoliang (. Zhao, Program Manager – (301) 294-5232
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Infrastructure and equipment health monitoring are becoming increasingly important. There is a need to provide a cost effective means to not only inspect a significant number of structures but to also prioritize situations where immediate maintenance actions will result in a major reduction in… More

Integrated Hybrid Sensor/Microfluidic Chip for Cellular Toxicity Sensing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Fang Li, Research Engineer – (301) 294-4245
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Recently, cell-based biosensors, such as electrical cell-substrate impedance sensing (ECIS), have been used as toxicity sensors for rapid monitoring of a wide range of toxic industrial chemicals (TICs) in drinking waters. However, several limitations existing in current cell-based toxicity sensors… More

A Modality-independent Quality Based Score Level Fusion System for Multimodal Biometric Authentication

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Roger Xu, Research and Development/Senior Dir – (301) 294-5242
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
In this proposal, Intelligent Automation, Inc. (IAI) proposes to build a modality-independent quality based score level fusion system for multimodal biometrics authentication. Our proposed system contains two major components: modality-independent quality estimator and synthetic data generator. The… More

Micro X-ray Fluoroscopic Volumetric Digital Image Correlation System for Internal Deformation Measurements

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Dan Xiang, Program Manager for Sensor Tech. – (301) 294-4760
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
The Weapons and Materials Research Directorate (WMRD) of the Army Research Laboratory (ARL) is seeking an"in-situ"computed tomography (CT) based volumetric measurement system that incorporates volumetric digital image correlation (VDIC) algorithms for quantitative analysis of internal… More

Interoperability Architecture for Simulators and Radio Models

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Justin Yackoski, Research Scientist – (301) 294-4251
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
Simulation is an important tool in developing and evaluating network and communication technologies, and many discrete event simulation (DES) systems have been developed. But each DES defines a unique interface between its core and radio models. Significant effort is required to port a radio model… More

Non-cooperative Target Tracking and Identification on UAV Platform

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Roger Xu, Research and Development/Senior Dir – (301) 294-5242
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
To achieve the goal of biometric tagging, tracking and localization (TTL) of non-cooperative high value targets based on existing UAV payloads, IAI proposes to develop an integrated real-time tracking and identification system that can automatically track and recognize non-cooperative targets… More

PINS: Preservation of Information from Non-collaborative Sources

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Babak Azimi-Sadjadi, Principal Scientist – (301) 294-5269
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
Current wireless communication hardware is optimized to receive signals from a single user, and does not have provisions to decode signals from multiple users (both cooperative and non-cooperative) simultaneously. Processing signals from multiple users simultaneously requires development of new… More

Open-Architecture Agent-Based Intelligent Control Framework for Simulation and Execution of Robotic Counter-IED Operations

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Yoichiro Endo, Research Scientist – (301) 294-4621
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
The fluid nature of the contemporary IED-based warfare necessitates the coalition forces to carry out IED defeat missions in a highly flexible and adaptive manner. To support this need, Intelligent Automation Inc., with collaboration from Black-I Robotics, will utilize its expertise in robotics,… More

Hybrid Optic&Microwave Mass Gauging for Collapsible Tank

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Eric V. Doorn, Chief Scientist – (301) 294-5229
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Collapsible fabric fuel tanks have been widely deployed in battlefield due to its merits; such tanks are foldable, transportable, rapid-deployable, require minimal site preparation, and are lightweight. Most of the collapsible tanks are made of highly durable fabrics which can survive most extreme… More

Tactical Medical Technology Evaluator for OneSAF

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Renato Levy, Chief Scientist – (301) 294-5241
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
Development, approval, and fielding of next generation combat casualty care technologies is a time and resource intensive process. New simulation and modeling tools are needed to rapidly assess the impact of next generation combat casualty care technologies. Understanding the impact of the new… More

TPM: A Voice-based Tele-PTSD Monitor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DHP
Principal Investigator: Roger Xu, Sr. Director, Signal Proc – (301) 294-5242
Award Amount: $766,290.00
Abstract:
Intelligent Automation proposes to develop voice-based automated Tele-PTSD Monitor (TPM), which can remotely screen, monitor, and provide assistance to clinicians in diagnosing a PTSD patient"s mental healthiness and readiness. A soldier (or other service man/women who may suffer from PTSD) can… More

A Self-shielding Network Architecture Integrating Mutation Paradigms

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Justin Yackoski, Research Scientist – (301) 294-4251
Award Amount: $1,869,606.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: The current static nature of systems and networks allows attackers to gather intelligence, perform planning, and then execute attacks at will. If instead we remove this underlying static nature and make the network dynamic, many classes of attacks can be prevented by making them too… More

Integrated Agent-based Cyber Behavior Anomaly Detection and Analysis Approach for Enterprise Networks and Workstations

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Yi Cheng, Research Scientist – (301) 294-5215
Award Amount: $744,014.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Cyber behavior attribution, analysis, and anomaly detection has been a critical issue in today"s computer networks. As the business operations and assets are under more multiple points of malicious attacks from both inside and outside, protecting data, software and hardware from… More

We-Plan: A Mixed-Initiative, Distributed, Simultaneous Planning Framework

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Wei Chen, Senior Research Scientist – (301) 294-5278
Award Amount: $746,527.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Significant challenges persist in Cyber security and Net-Centric Warfare, e.g., the vast problem scale, the management and deployment of a large pool of heterogeneous and physically wide-spread resources (both human expertise and machine power), the uncertainties, contingencies and… More

Agent Based Distributed Control (ABDC) Framework for Next Generation Ships

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Devendra Tolani, Lead Scientist/Program Ma – (301) 294-4630
Award Amount: $299,306.00
Abstract:
Intelligent Automation, Inc (IAI) team is proposing a novel Agent Based Distributed Control (ABDC) framework for Next Generation Integrated Power Systems (NGIPS). ABDC addresses the issue of monitoring and adjusting energy generation, energy storage, and system loads for increased efficiency,… More

Wireless Parachute Data Recorder with RFID Tracking Capability

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Devendra Tolani, Senior Research Scientis – (301) 294-4630
Award Amount: $365,000.00
Abstract:
For air drop operations, tracking of performance and usage data is necessary for routine maintenance as well as incident investigations. Currently, this data tracking is handled by manually recording usage information in logbooks. Automating this process, will results in more efficient,… More

Proactive and Adaptive Reconfiguration for Reliable Communication in Tactical Networks

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Julia Deng, Principal Scientist – (301) 294-5209
Award Amount: $365,000.00
Abstract:
In this proposal, Intelligent Automation Inc. (IAI) proposes an innovative Proactive and Adaptive Cross-layer Reconfiguration (PACR) scheme for Reliable Communication in Tactical Networks. The PACR scheme allows the user (e.g. network operator) to adaptively reconfigure operating parameters in the… More

Examination of HM Portable Tanks within Transportation System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOT
Principal Investigator: George Zhao, Program Manager – (301) 294-5232
Award Amount: $149,999.00
Abstract:
Portable tanks used to transport hazard materials are often subject to forces and stress, thermal cycle loading, and shock/vibration throughout the transportation process. It is an interest to assess what effects may occur during loading and unloading from one shipping mode to another and what… More

Innovative Solutions to Effectively Enforce Anto-texting Rules on Commercial Motor Vehicles (CMV) Drivers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOT
Principal Investigator: Devendra Tolani, Lead Scientist – (301) 294-4630
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
Intelligent Automation Inc. (IAI) proposes an innovative anti-texting system which does not prevent the use of any cell phone but can detect and record the texting and driving behavior for enforcement instead. This proposal lays out a concrete plan to develop a robust and cost effective system that… More

Communicating Towed unit (Trailer) Vehicle Identification Number(s) (VIN) to the Powered Unit

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOT
Principal Investigator: George Zhao, Program Manager – (301) 294-5232
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
Usually the lifetime of a trailer is much longer than tractors; tractors must work with a variety types and ages of trailers over the course of their use. In many scenarios (e.g., roadside, border crossing, smart parking, connected vehicle initiative, etc.), it is necessary to identify trailer(s)'… More

GeoRad-Next Generation High Resolution, Long Range, Flexible and Modular Ground Penetrating Radar

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOT
Principal Investigator: Devendra Tolani, Lead Scientist – (301) 294-4630
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
Intelligent Automation Inc (IAI) in collaboration with IDS North America proposes to develop the next generation Ground Penetration Radar (GPR) technology called GeoRad. We will leverage an existing state –of-the-art dual-frequency dual-polarized massive array GPR and improve its accuracy so that… More

A Trusted Computing Framework for Embedded Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: North Carolina State University
Principal Investigator: Julia Deng, Principal Scientist – (301) 294-5209
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: Peng Ning
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: The damage and loss caused by attacks and security breaches have drawn attentions to develop secure and reliable systems for embedded systems. Compared to their desktop counterparts, embedded devices are facing more security challenges, such as the more possible physical access to a… More

Empires of Fortune: A Virtual Laboratory for Investigation of Collective Behavior and Inter-Group Conflict

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Research Institution: Cornell University
Principal Investigator: Xiong Liu, Research Scientist – (301) 294-4629
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: Dr, M. Macy
Abstract:
Developing advanced technologies for an online experimental laboratory has attracted widespread interest across the behavioral sciences for over a half-century, progress has been limited by the difficulty investigating the behavior of large groups and large numbers of groups, due to the practical… More

Dual S&C-Band Telemetry Transmitter System for Missile Testing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Research Institution: Purdue University
Principal Investigator: Wendy Nicholas, Lead Electrical Engineer – (301) 294-5273
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: Dimitrios Peroulis
Abstract:
IAI proposes the design of a Waveform Agile Telemetry Transmitter (WATT) which will support simultaneous dual-band S-C band operation (S-band , 2200-2400 MHz and C-band selectable between 4400-4950 MHz and 5091- 5250 MHz), to achieve the goals of this solicitation. Our proposed WATT architecture… More

An Adaptive, Biologically-Inspired Framework for Identifying Salience in Data

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Research Institution: University of Maryland
Principal Investigator: Alexander Grushin, Senior Research Scientist – (301) 294-5224
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: Evan Crierie
Abstract:
In the modern world, people and machines are faced with ever-increasing amounts of data. Oftentimes, large data sets can be greatly reduced by identifying elements that are salient, within the context of a particular mission or goal. For example, in a military patrol video, hours of empty scenery… More

Multi-Scale, Multi-Resolution Network Information Flow Monitoring and Understanding

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: Princeton University
Principal Investigator: Yalin Sagduyu, Research Scientist – (301) 294-5267
Award Amount: $750,000.00
RI Contact: Princeton University
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: We propose a unifying framework for multi-scale multi-resolution inference, analysis, and design of complex socio-technological networks. Our key innovation is to combine graph-analytical methods with functional analysis through information-geometric optimization across time, space, and… More

Policy Guided Isolation and Strategically Shielded Exposure: A Novel Approach to Secure Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: Purdue University
Principal Investigator: Peng Xie, Lead Scientist – (301) 294-5218
Award Amount: $750,000.00
RI Contact: Dongyan Xu
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: It is very challenging to secure applications in today's networked computer systems where applications inherently share various resources and information. In this proposal, we propose a novel approach called policy guided isolation and strategically shielded exposure, to protect… More

Security-Enhanced Autonomous Network Management for Space Networking

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Hui Zeng, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
NASA's Space Communications and Navigation (SCaN) program is integrating its three current agency networks: Space Network (SN), Deep Space Network (DSN), and Near Earth Network (NEN). This effort raises several issues for the network management in the future integrated space networks. First, an… More

ESPRIT: Exercise Sensing and Pose Recovery Inference Tool

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Mun Wai Lee, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
Crew exercise is important for maintaining the health and fitness of astronauts, and to prevent adverse health problems, such as bone density losses. We developed algorithms for ESPRIT: an Exercise Sensing and Pose Recovery Inference Tool, in support of NASA's Exercise Countermeasure Program.… More

UAS Demand Generation and Airspace Performance Impact Prediction

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Frederick Wieland, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $125,000.00
Abstract:
IAI and its academic partner propose to develop technology that will generate credible future demand for UAS vehicles given proposed UAS missions. The technology will consist of three parts. The first part is an activity-based modeling system that translates inchoate mission profile information… More

Non-intrusive Hazardous Pilot Cognitive State Assessment via Semi-Supervised Deep Learning: CSA-Deep

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Guangfan Zhang, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $125,000.00
Abstract:
In aviation history, many crew-related errors are caused by crew members being in hazardous cognitive states, such as overstress, disengagement, high fatigue, and ineffective crew coordination. To improve aviation safety, it is critical to monitor and predict hazardous cognitive states of crew… More

INSPIRE: Integrated Novel Solution for PTSD Intervention and Remote Engagement

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Tim Judkins, Senior Research Scientist – (301) 294-4768
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a potentially debilitating condition that affects a significant number of veterans. The lifetime prevalence of PTSD in Veterans ranges from 10-30%. Anger and psychological stress are common symptoms associated with PTSD as well as depression and substance use… More

Discovery and Information Retrieval from Distributed Multi-INT Data Sources in a Cloud Environment

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Onur Savas, Research Scientist – (301) 294-4241
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
In recent years data intensive processing is beyond the capability of any individual machine and requires clusters, which means that massive data problems are fundamentally about organizing computations on dozens, hundreds, or even thousands of machines. This is exactly what MapReduce does, and the… More

SecureVisor: Efficiently Protect Weapon Systems against Cyber Threats

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Tao Jiang, Research Scientist – (301) 294-5234
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Current cyber threats analysis and detection techniques based on intrusion prevention/detection, anti-virus and spam filters often offer unsatisfactory security properties. They cannot detect new attacks, have high false negative rate and often identify attacks after they have happened.… More

Cyber-DAM: An Integrated Situational Awareness System for Cyber Attack Detection, Analysis, and Mitigation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Yi Cheng, Research Scientist – (301) 294-5215
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Real-time cyber situational awareness and proactive impact mitigation are critical for DoD to secure and protect their computer networks and systems from various cyber attacks. When a security incident occurs, network operators and security analysts need to know what exactly has happened… More

Reconfigurable Digital Transceiver (RDT) for Space Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Michael Clark, Senior Software Engineer – (240) 481-5397
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: IAI proposes the design of a Reconfigurable Digital Transceiver (RDT), to achieve the goals of this solicitation. The proposed design will be prototyped in the earlier phases on a custom Multi-Channel Digital Synthesizer and Processor (MCDSP) platform that has been designed and… More

AUTO-SCAN: Inlet and Exhaust Damage Registration Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: David Handelman, Principal Scientist – (301) 294-4252
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Current methods for inspecting aircraft engine inlet and exhaust cavities are labor intensive and error prone. Airmen crawl into ducts looking for defects, trace suspected sites on Mylar sheets noting their position relative to cavity features, and manually enter the data into an… More

Bayesian-based Trust Initialization for Reputation Management in Wireless Sensor Networks

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Julia Deng, Principal Scientist – (301) 294-5209
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Trust and reputation management system has been proven to be an effective method to solve many security issues in Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN). A typical reputation management system evaluates the trustworthy of a sensor node based on historical interactions. However, trust… More

A Text Mining System for Modeling Social Dynamics in Groups

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Xiong Liu, Research Scientist – (301) 294-4629
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Text-based communication can reveal important information about people"s thoughts, motives, and relationships with others. However, developing objective, efficient, and unobtrusive tools to determine group intent and forecast future behaviors remains a significant challenge. We… More

Hyperspeed Mobility and Security Capabilities for Next Generation Airborne Networks

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Kyung J. Kwak, Senior Research Scientist – (301) 294-4763
Award Amount: $149,933.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Emerging advanced airborne nodes such as sixth generation fighters pose new challenges to the airborne network. Sixth generation fighters and bombers are envisioned to be capable of traveling at Mach 3 or higher speed and thus the duration of contact between neighboring airborne nodes may… More

Mesh Enhanced Tactical Airborne Link (METAL)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Justin Yackoski, Senior Research Scientist – (301) 294-4251
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: The effectiveness of current and future tactical aircraft increasingly depends on their ability to exchange information. Waveforms such as the Multifunction Advanced Data Link (MADL) must be enhanced with mesh networking capabilities to meet desired efficiency, flexibility, and… More

Long-term Sustainable Net-centric Framework for Space Surveillance Networks (LOSSLESS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Julia Deng, Principal Scientist – (301) 294-5209
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: The United States Space Surveillance Network is a critical part of United States Strategic Command's (USSTRATCOM) mission and involves detecting, tracking, cataloging and identifying artificial objects orbiting Earth, i.e. active/inactive satellites, spent rocket bodies, or… More

Variable Surface Roughness Transition and Turbulence Modeling for Rotor Parasitic Drag

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Peter Chen, Senior Director – (301) 294-4463
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Intelligent Automation, Inc. (IAI), in collaboration with the Alfred Gessow Rotorcraft Center at the University of Maryland (UMD) at College Park, submits this Phase I Army SBIR to develop a numerical model for variable surface roughness distributions of materials such as glass, metal, and… More

HAS: A Highly Available and Securely coded Data Storage System for Wireless Mesh Network

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Jason Li, Director, Networks and Se – (301) 294-5275
Award Amount: $80,000.00
Abstract:
It is challenging to securely store and efficiently retrieve data in wireless network environment. In this effort, IAI proposes a highly available and securely coded data storage system for wireless mesh networks, called HAS, to address this challenging problem. HAS is a distributed and highly… More

Combined Channel Simulator-Emulator Using Ray Tracing And Radiative Transfer Methods and Hardware Emulation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Eric Doorn, Chief Scientist – (301) 294-5229
Award Amount: $80,000.00
Abstract:
In this proposal, Intelligent Automation, Inc. (IAI) details an innovative approach for on-the-fly (OTF), physics-based radio frequency (RF)propagation modeling that appropriately interacts with complex synthetic natural environments (terrain, cultural features, atmosphere/weather) for more… More

Diversity Rank-Based Summarization of Stream Texts

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Xiong Liu, Research Scientist – (301) 294-4629
Award Amount: $149,998.00
Abstract:
Intelligent Automation, Inc. (IAI) proposes a novel Diversity rank-based Summarization Tool (DST) for extracting and updating succinct summary from streaming text. DST is a large-scale, dynamic and fast approach for maximizing the ability of intelligence analysts to analyze text-based communication… More

Multi-Level Detection and Characterization Mechanisms against the Intentional Hidden Node Problem

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Justin Yackoski, Research Scientist – (301) 294-4251
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: The advent of cognitive radio networks (CRNs) presents myriad security threats, which inspires a growing need for increased capabilities for discovering and localizing non-cooperative nodes with either a selfish or malicious intent. In this proposal, Intelligent Automation, Inc. (IAI),… More

Survivable and Secure Content Publishing and Distribution Systems (SSCUDS) for Military Operations

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Hongmei (. Deng, Principal Scientist – (301) 294-5209
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Content Distribution Systems (CDS) achieves significant success in commercial applications by applying a group of replica servers over the Internet to copy and distribute the content from origin servers effectively. To clone the success of CDS for military applications, two critical… More

Intelligent Solutions for Virtual Networks

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Olga Ratsimor, Research Scientist – (301) 294-4765
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: The key innovation of this proposal is the development of a powerful virtualization solution that supports agile mission assurance by facilitating automated management of virtual networks and underlying shared substrate. Our comprehensive solution provides virtual networks with the… More

High-Fidelity Network Simulation Using a Flexible Agent-Based Parallel Discrete Event Simulation Framework

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Wilbur Peng, Lead Scientist – (301) 294-5255
Award Amount: $729,944.00
Abstract:
High-fidelity simulation of large mobile ad-hoc networks consisting of hundreds to thousands of nodes can substantially facilitate development and deployment of network centric systems. However, current parallel discrete event simulation face scalability limitations and cannot effective utilize… More

A Model Driven Data Mining System for Studying Environmental Impact of Nanomaterials

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Kaizhi Tang, Senior Research Scientist – (301) 294-5214
Award Amount: $730,000.00
Abstract:
As more engineered nanomaterials (eNM) are developed for military use, it is crucial to minimize any unintended environmental impacts (NEI) resulting from the application of eNM. To realize this vision, industry and policymakers must base risk management decisions on sound scientific information… More

Hands-Free Kinetic System for Medical Simulation (KineSys MedSim)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Timothy Judkins, Senior Research Scientist – (301) 294-4768
Award Amount: $1,000,000.00
Abstract:
In recent years, many human-computer interaction and virtual environment systems have incorporated haptic devices. However, the range of environment properties and types of interactions enabled by existing haptic interfaces are very limited. Haptic feedback is typically restricted to that provided… More

High Fidelity Synthesis of Dynamic Social Networks using Measurement-based Calibration

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Yalin Sagduyu, Program Manager – (301) 294-5267
Award Amount: $999,987.00
Abstract:
We propose to develop a systematic approach of synthetically generating diverse types of large-scale, dynamic and high fidelity social network data via measurement calibration. Social network research needs access to realistic social media datasets for testing social network theory and developing… More

A Distributed and Standard based Data Warehouse and Mining System for Large-Scale Sensor Data

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Kaizhi Tang, Senior Research Scientist – (301) 294-5214
Award Amount: $743,055.00
Abstract:
The sensor data in the area of Navy Multi-INT could be multi-modal, including acoustic images, ocean profiles, infrared data, biometric data, vehicle tracking information, and facial profiles. Textual information, including intelligence reports or chat logs, will also be considered as sensor data.… More

Dynamic Cross-Layer Design for Robust Cognitive Networking with Physical Channel and Delay Awareness

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Yalin Sagduyu, Research Scientist – (301) 294-5267
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
We propose to develop a complete end-to-end Cognitive Radio nEtworking ArchiTecturE (CREATE) that adapts the network protocol stack for spectrum dominance and interoperability of heterogeneous communications systems across terrestrial, aerial, and space domains. The integrated cross-layer design… More

SURENET: Small UAS Routing Enhanced Networks

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Justin Yackoski, Research Scientist – (301) 294-4251
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
The increasing availability of small unmanned aerial systems (SUAS) leads to the possibility of forming temporary mission-centric networks using multiple SUASs. The major problems faced in achieving this vision, specifically the dynamic nature of SUAS topologies and the limited bandwidth available,… More

An Integrated, Extensible and Real-time Cognitive Readiness Assessment Tool for Mission Planning

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Kaizhi Tang, Lead Scientist – (301) 294-5214
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
When considering the ability of warfighters to adapt to mission needs as a mission evolves, cognitive readiness assessment is very important for military planners. To address the critical need of real-time cognitive readiness assessment for Special Forces"quick-strike"missions, Intelligent… More

Topological Robust Algorithms for Massive Data Sets via Agent-based Modular Infrastructure (TA-DA) Supporting Decentralized and Parallel Processing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Onur Savas, Research Scientist – (301) 294-4241
Award Amount: $739,929.00
Abstract:
This project aims at building a modular component that can be part of a future end-to-end system with capability of distilling, analyzing, discovering, structuring, and interpreting relevant information hidden in massive data that is already stored in distributed multi-INT databases including but… More

A Distributed Non-intrusive Real-time Network Effectiveness Measurement System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Hongmei (. Deng, Director, Networks and Security – (301) 294-5209
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
The future military network is envisioned to be a system of systems consisting of heterogeneous groups/domains operating at different networking paradigms using different waveforms/interfaces. Existing research has been focused mostly on the enabling technologies such as radios, media access,… More

Open-Architecture Agent-Based Intelligent Control Framework for Simulation and Execution of Robotic Counter-IED Operations

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Yoichiro Endo, Research Scientist – (301) 294-4621
Award Amount: $500,000.00
Abstract:
Today, various mobile robots have already demonstrated their effectiveness in Afghanistan and Iraq, especially in standoff EOD operations. However, the current limitations are that: 1) they are too expensive to be widely distributed across the theaters in order to protect small dismounted units, 2)… More

ISAM: Interoperability Architecture for Simulators and Radio Models

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Justin Yackoski, Senior Research Scientist – (301) 294-4251
Award Amount: $500,000.00
Abstract:
Since each discrete event simulator (DES) is implemented differently, each DES defines a unique application programming interface (API) between its core and the radio models. These differences lead to a situation where radio models are heavily tied to a particular DES. Ideally, radio models should… More

OTHER FUNCTIONS: MEDICAM: MEDICATION INGESTION COMPLIANCE AND ADHERENCE MONITORING SYSTEM

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Mun L. Wai – 301-294-5221
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
Under this Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project, Research Topic 139, the contractor shall develop and demonstrate the feasibility of MEDICAM: Medication Ingestion Compliance and Adherence Monitoring System.

OTHER FUNCTIONS: PERSEVERE: PERSONALIZED SELF-EFFICACY VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT RECOVERY EXPERIENCE, N43DA-12-4416.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Rosenthal, m. D. Chertoff – 301-294-5221
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
Illegal drugs, alcohol and tobacco are substances that have an impact on both the user and those in a user's vicinity. Recent research indicates that immersive environments utilizing substance aversion gestures can reduce cravings. One theory for these findings relates to research on abstinence… More

OTHER FUNCTIONS - COMPUTER GENERATED DIET AND EXERCISE REMINDERS PROMOTING CARDIOVASCULAR HEALTH

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Judkins Timothy – 301-294-5221
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
The solicitation was for a company to develop and test an electronic messaging system to remind sedentary office workers to be active throughout the day, eat healthy meals and snacks and to be conscious of their heart health while in the office environment.

A Novel Early Alert System for Emergency Vehicle Proximity

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Julia Deng
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
Private driver situational awareness is critical to avoid vehicle crashes and related injuries/deaths associated with emergency vehicles transiting to or from emergency incident locations. The recent widespread use of wireless devices (e.g. GPS, smart phones) by private vehicle drivers brings a new… More

ARGUS: Scalable And Reliable RF sensing for Long-Duration Personnel Tracking

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DHS
Principal Investigator: Eric van Doorn
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
A recent U.S. Government Accountability Office report noted that that less than 1 percent of the 4,000-mile long border between the United States and Canada is under the operational control of U.S. Border Patrol. The large scale, and environmental conditions of the Northern Border pose… More

NetSAID: Network Sensing, Assessment, and Intrusion Detection

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Renato Levy, Chief Scientist – (301) 294-5241
Award Amount: $80,000.00
Abstract:
Emerging portable software defined radio (SDR) technology has great potential to improve the communication capability of dismounted and Special Forces personnel, as it can quickly acquire the operational information in a hostile environment, and adapt to it based on spectrum needs and available… More

High Spectrum Efficiency Technologies

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Sohraab Soltani, Senior Research Scientist – (301) 294-4454
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Intelligent Automation, Inc. proposes Spectrum Efficient Communications and Advanced Networking Technology (SECANT), which integrates dynamic interference management (that adapts among interference avoidance, tolerance, cancellation, and interference alignment) and multiuser detection at the PHY… More

DataGuard: A Secure, Reliable and Efficient Data Storage and Transition System for Mobile Ad Hoc Network

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Justin Yackoski, Program Manager – (301) 294-4251
Award Amount: $78,792.00
Abstract:
We propose a secure, reliable and efficient data storage and transition system, DataGuard, for wireless ad hoc networks. As a distributed system, DataGuard integrates various coding techniques, data migration protocol and service evaluation model to enable secure data storage and efficient data… More

Highly scalable and autonomous NetOps Analytics (SANA) system for Navy tactical networks

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Kyung Kwak, Senior Research Scientist – (301) 294-4763
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
Todayfs naval networking environment is primarily composed of several enterprise computing and communications environments, which can be characterized as large scale heterogeneous network environments. Due to the inherited complex and heterogamous nature of network, it is quite challenging to… More

A Virtual PTSD Clinical Assistant with Cloud Computing and Mobile Interface: VPCA

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Kaizhi Tang, Lead Scientist – (301) 294-5214
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
To provide better healthcare to PTSD patients, there is a strong need to develop a powerful PTSD CDSS based on evidence-based treatment strategies, acting as an anytime virtual assistant for PTSD professionals, Primary Care Physicians (PCP) and residents. To address this critical need, Intelligent… More

SMOLT: Sensitive Mental Workload Assessment Enhanced with Multi-Task Learning

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Guangfan Zhang, Program Manager – (301) 294-5244
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Mental workload is considered one of the most important contributors to human performance. In previous decades, considerable research has been conducted on workload assessment using different methods, such as subjective measurement and performance measurement. Recently, there is a trend to utilize… More

Human-In-Control (HIC) Modeling and Integration Framework for BMDS Simulations

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Research Institution: University of Michigan
Principal Investigator: Evan Clark, Senior Research Scientist – (301) 294-4635
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: David E. Kieras
Abstract:
IAI with University of Michigan proposes an innovative HIC software modeling and integration framework built around objectively quantified cognitive models of human operators i) Executive-Process/Interactive Control (EPIC) and ii) GOMS (Goal Operator Method and Selection rules) Language Evaluation… More

Bio-Inspired Visual Navigation: From Landmarks via Bearing to Controls

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Research Institution: University of Pennsylvania
Principal Investigator: David Handelman, Principal Scientist – (301) 294-4490
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: Kostas Daniilidis
Abstract:
In a low-texture indoor environment, landmark-based navigation is difficult due to lack of distinctive micro-features such as SIFT and SURF. Intelligent Automation, Inc. (IAI) and GRASP Laboratory at the University of Pennsylvania propose a Bio-Inspired Visual Navigation System with the following… More

Standoff Coherent Optical Detection of Acoustic Signals (SCODAS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: University of Maryland
Principal Investigator: Eric V. Doorn, Chief Scientist – (301) 294-5229
Award Amount: $150,000.00
RI Contact: Christopher C. Davis
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Detection of clandestine tunnels and underground facilities is a continuing interest of the US DoD and Customs and Border Protection. Research continues in an attempt to find functional and reliable sensing methods, including seismic methods. Dynamic activity in tunnels emits mechanical… More

Robust Decision Tool for Persistent Space Self Defense Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: University of New Orleans
Principal Investigator: Yi Shi, Research Scientist – (301) 294-4628
Award Amount: $150,000.00
RI Contact: Huimin Chen
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Intelligent Automation, Inc. (IAI) proposes to apply a game theoretic approach to design a robust decision making tool for self defense space systems that integrates realistic system models, distributed sensor management, advanced estimation, and tracking techniques. Our approach uses… More

Cognitive Ultra-low Power Sensor System (CUPSS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: University of Michigan
Principal Investigator: Devendra Tolani, Lead Scientist/Program Ma – (301) 294-4630
Award Amount: $500,000.00
RI Contact: Dennis Sylvester
Abstract:
The Navy's role in the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT) has necessitated a variety of activities that require long-term, reliable intelligence, reconnaissance, and surveillance. For tactically relevant applications, the endurance and performance tradeoff remain the limiting factors in determining… More

Low Ground Clearance Vehicle Detection and Warning System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOT
Principal Investigator: Devendra Tolani, Lead Scientist/Program Manager – (301) 294-4630
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
The problem of low ground clearance vehicles being stuck at tracks of highway-rail grade crossings (HRGC) poses a severe safety risk. Vehicles with long wheelbases and low ground clearance are more likely to be stuck on high-profile HRGCs. Currently there is no commercially available automated… More

Preservation of Information from Non-collaborative Sources (PINS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Babak Azimi-Sadjadi, Principal Scientist – (301) 294-5269
Award Amount: $981,836.00
Abstract:
We propose to develop a next generation radio frequency network channel emulator simulator tool called RFnest-48 that can evaluate a fully-connected wireless mesh network consisting of up to 48 nodes represented using physical devices ("real"nodes) and 200 nodes simulated in software… More

SecureVisor: Efficiently Protect Weapon Systems against Cyber Threats

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Tao Jiang, Research Scientist – (301) 294-5234
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Current cyber threats analysis and detection techniques based on intrusion prevention/detection, anti-virus and spam filters often offer unsatisfactory security properties. They cannot detect new attacks, have high false negative rate and often identify attacks after they have happened.… More

Bayesian-based Trust Initialization for Reputation Management in Wireless Sensor Networks

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Hongmei (. Deng, Principal Scientist – (301) 294-5209
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Trust and reputation management system has been proven to be an effective method to solve many security issues in Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN). A typical reputation management system evaluates the trustworthy of a sensor node based on historical interactions. However, trust… More

Low Cost Bridge Structural Monitoring Technology / Turning Structural Monitoring Data into Decision Making Information

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOT
Principal Investigator: George Zhao, Program Manage for NDE/SHM – (301) 294-5232
Award Amount: $89,983.99
Abstract:
This is a supplemental Phase II proposal submitted to DOT for additional funding and performance period extension of the on-going DOT Phase II project (contract # DTRT57-10-C-10027). The overall objective of the Supplemental Phase II effort is to complete the development of the sensor system… More

UAS Demand Generation and Airspace Performance Impact Prediction

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Frederick Wieland, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $699,990.00
Abstract:
The key innovation of this effort is the development of future traffic demand for Uninhabited Aerial Systems (UAS) given the various missions they intend to fly, and thereafter populating a data warehouse with these projected flights that can be marketed to the aviation community. We propose… More

Cloud-Based Analytics, Store and Query System (CASQUE) for Data-Intensive Scientific Processing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Onur Savas, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $124,762.00
Abstract:
While it has become apparent that we can and will collect data at unprecedented rates thanks to a wide range of high-resolution high-throughput sensors, it has also become apparent that we do not have the algorithms and tools to satisfactorily analyze Big Data. Cloud computing as an infrastructure… More

An Uninhabited Aerial System Safety Analysis Model (USAM)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Vivek Kumar, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $121,654.00
Abstract:
The National Airspace System (NAS) in the United States will become a complex array of commercial and general aviation aircraft, unmanned aircraft systems, reusable launch vehicles, rotorcraft, airports, air traffic control, weather services, and maintenance operations, among others. The Federal… More

METROSIM: Metroplex-Wide Flight Planning and Optimization

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Frederick Wieland, Dir, Air Traffic Management
Award Amount: $200,000.00
Abstract:
MetroSim is a Metroplex-based arrival, departure, and surface optimization. Linking with both the NASA-developed Traffic Management Advisor (TMA) tool as well as the NASA-developed System Oriented Runway Management (SORM) tool, MetroSim allows airport planners, traffic flow management experts,… More

Communicating Towed unit (Trailer) Vehicle Identification Number(s) (VIN) to the Powered Unit

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOT
Principal Investigator: Xiaoliang (George) Zhao, Program Manager – (301) 294-5232
Award Amount: $600,000.00
Abstract:
Usually the lifetime of a trailer is much longer than tractors; tractors must work with a variety types and ages of trailers over the course of their use. In many scenarios (e.g., roadside inspection, border crossing, smart parking, connected vehicle initiative, etc.), it is necessary to identify… More

SAM: A Self-adaptive Monitoring System Architecture

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Peng Xie, Lead Scientist – (301) 294-5218
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
Self-adaptive monitoring systems are highly desirable and demanded in military and civilian application scenarios. In this effort, we leverage our in-house machine learning framework, ABMiner and ontological knowledge representation workbench to address the challenging problem, and propose the… More

SCAN-Fault: Scalable Autonomic Fault Detection and Root-Cause Analysis in a Heterogeneous Network

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Renato Levy, Chief Scientist – (301) 294-5241
Award Amount: $80,000.00
Abstract:
To support reliable and secure communications, a suitable network analysis tool is needed for accurately and efficiently detecting, diagnosing, and predicting faults in the network. In tactical networks, faults can be very common, and are typically hard and time consuming to detect, isolate and fix.… More

RARSP: Rapid and Accurate Radar Signature Prediction

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Feng Xu, Senior Research Scientist – (301) 294-5228
Award Amount: $80,000.00
Abstract:
Modeling of radar signature of sea targets in dynamic sea states is a critically important problem in developing methods of detection and identification of potentially threatening ships. As most maritime radars operate at X-band, this EM problem has an extremely large electric-size and it is further… More

A Trusted Computing Framework for Embedded Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: North Carolina State University
Principal Investigator: Julia Deng, Principal Scientist – (301) 294-5209
Award Amount: $750,000.00
RI Contact: Mladen A. Vouk
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: The damage and loss caused by attacks and security breaches have drawn attentions to develop secure and reliable systems for embedded systems. Compared to their desktop counterparts, embedded devices are facing more security challenges, such as the more possible physical access to a… More

Multidisciplinary Design Optimization of Advanced Propulsion Systems (MDO-APS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Peter Chen, Senior Director, Advanced Technolog – (301) 795-4463
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: In this effort, Intelligent Automation Inc. (IAI) in collaboration with the Stanford University proposes to develop a novel tool for advanced propulsion system design, in particular the open rotor system. The novel design architecture is an enhancement of the Collaborative Optimization… More

Integrated Collaborative Mission Planning, Briefing and Debriefing Tools for Crews and Teams in LVC Operations

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Bob Pokorny, Director, Education and Training Te – (301) 294-4750
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Team training and performance assessment have been explored for decades. However, modern distributed mission operations, i.e., LVC operations, are getting increasingly complex, exceeding the traditional capabilities of separate component solutions, such as mission planning, briefing,… More

Secure Cloud-Centric IR Data Management Platform

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Justin Yackoski, Program Manager – (301) 294-4251
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: We propose to develop a secure cloud computing environment for infrared (IR) surveillance data gathered by space-based IR sensors. The IR data is typically massive and needs to be made available to warfighters via a very narrow (56k) communication channel. The current point-to-point… More

Climate Impact Visualization Tools Using Virtual 3D City for Community Based Planning and Outreach

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOC / NOAA
Principal Investigator: Jakob Henriksson, Research Scientist – (301) 294-4253
Award Amount: $95,000.00
Abstract:
Intelligent Automation, Inc. proposes an innovative visualization tool that transforms online GIS mappers into a climate impact assessment and planning tool that allows planners to visualize the impact of storm surges with sea level rise and coastal erosion using a 3D virtual city. The goal is to… More

Portable, Hearing Protection Device (HPD) Assessment System (PHAS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Devendra Tolani, Lead Scientist/Program Manager – (301) 294-4630
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
Good hearing is critical to understanding verbal communications, and to auditory situational awareness in military training and on the battlefield. Also, hearing protection is critical to the health and safety of those exposed to hazardous noise. In veteran"s compensation cases, Tinnitus and… More

Concurrency Optimization and Regeneration Expert System (CORES)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Renato Levy, Vice President – (301) 294-5241
Award Amount: $80,000.00
Abstract:
Physical and manufacturing limitations have now slowed single processor performance gains. Increasingly, the additional devices afforded by increasing transistor density have been allocated to additional computing cores. A significant legacy library of software components and applications already… More

Mesh Enhanced Tactical Airborne Link (METAL)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Justin Yackoski, Program Manager – (301) 294-4251
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: The effectiveness of current and future tactical aircraft increasingly depends on their ability to exchange information. Existing waveforms such Common Data Link (CDL) must be enhanced with mesh networking capabilities to meet desired efficiency, flexibility, and reliability… More

Long-term Sustainable Net-centric Framework for Space Surveillance Networks (LOSSLESS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Hongmei J. Deng, Principal Scientist – (301) 294-5209
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: The United States Space Surveillance Network (SSN) is a critical part of the US Strategic Command's (USSTRATCOM) missions and involves detecting, tracking, cataloging and identifying the numerous artificial objects of various natures orbiting the Earth. The modernization requirement… More

Hermes: A Visualized and Automated Cyber Security Assessment Toolkit

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Song Luo, Lead Scientist – (301) 294-4633
Award Amount: $149,999.00
Abstract:
IAI and its transition partners, Raytheon BBN Technologies and Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems, propose the Hermes framework and toolkit for cyber security assessment and evaluation tests, which facilitates test exercises in managing, processing, and analyzing large logging datasets from… More

CREACT: Advanced Network Security Metrics for Cyber REsilience and Asset CriTicality Measurement in Mission Success

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Yi Cheng, Senior Research Scientist – (301) 294-5215
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
Cyber assets usually support missions with different priorities. How to effectively evaluate the health of a network and its ability to achieve the overall mission is critical to ensure mission success. In this effort, Intelligent Automation, Inc. proposes"CREACT", a set of advanced… More

Recognition of New Advanced Threats Using Purpose and Network Correlators (RAPCOR)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Justin Yackoski, Program Manager – (301) 294-4251
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
Cyber intrusion and anomaly detection techniques suffer from their reliance upon the presence of known malicious signatures or unusual conditions that warrant further investigation. The use of signature-based detection cannot effectively eliminate false negatives when dealing with advanced… More

An Integrated Threat feed Aggregation, Analysis, and Visualization (TAAV) Tool for Cyber Situational Awareness

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Jyotirmaya Nanda, Lead Scientist – (301) 294-4634
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
Cyber security analysts are inundated with heterogeneous threat feeds created by different kinds of cyber security monitoring tools such as Snort, Nessus, Symantec etc. There is a need for streamlining threat analysis to help operators focus on prompt identification and comprehension of security… More

RADAR: A Comprehensive and Dynamic Framework toward Real time Network Traffic Resiliency

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Sohraab Soltani, Senior Research Scientist – (301) 294-4454
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
This effort proposes a comprehensive framework to design and develop an intelligent, dynamic and real time traffic monitoring/filtering system to identify and covertly divert suspicious/malicious traffic (within an enterprise network) to specific locations for further analysis and to ensure… More

Data-Centric Sensor Planning in a Cloud Environment

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Onur Savas, Senior Research Scientist – (301) 294-4241
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
The Department of Defense (DoD) has initiated a Data-to-Decisions (D2D) program to develop an open-source architecture system that enables rapid integration of existing and future data exploitation tools to achieve a new paradigm in the management and analysis of data. Big Data solutions, e.g.,… More

LASER: a Linguistic enriched And Scalable Event attribute extRaction System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Kaizhi Tang, Lead Scientist – (301) 294-5214
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
With the fast growth of web data and HUMINT reports, intelligent analysts need the capability to rapidly monitor and analyze event information in those massive amounts of unstructured textual data, in order to achieve and maintain persistent Situational Awareness (SA). Intelligent Automation, Inc.,… More

SACURE: Situational Awareness for Cyber-secURity Evaluation and training

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Research Institution: The University of Utah
Principal Investigator: Robert Pokorny, Director, Education and Training – (301) 294-4750
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: Miriah Meyer
Abstract:
The Department of Defense and owners of large, commercial enterprise networks need excellent tools and well trained personnel to enforce cyber-security and counter cyber-attacks. This proposal focuses on supporting security personnel to have great Situational Awareness and training to help them use… More

Programmable Disassembler and Reassembler (PDR)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Sendil Rangaswamy, Lead Scientist – (301) 294-4756
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Intelligent Automation, Inc. proposes a novel state of the art Programmable Disassembler and Reassembler (PDR) system. The PDR enables utilization of unused spectral bandwidth by distributing bandwidth over multiple frequencies/paths and then reassembling at the destination with little bandwidth… More

Smartphone-based Infrastructure-less Ranging in tactical edge networks

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Hui Zeng, Senior Research Scientist – (301) 294-4258
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Modern position and navigation systems rely heavily on the Global Positioning System (GPS). However, position information may not be accurate or available when soldiers are operating in environments where GPS is denied, degraded, or unavailable. On the other hand, Smartphones have various powerful… More

SafeHype: a light and secure satellite hypervisor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Peng Xie, Lead Scientist – (301) 294-5218
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
The virtualization of satellite payload increases the capability and flexibility of the payload developer and is demanded in defense and intelligence community. In this proposed effort, we propose a tiny hypervisor, called SafeHype to virtualize satellite payload. SafeHype can securely isolate the… More

A Dynamic Warehousing and Mining System for Large-Scale Human Social Cultural Behavioral Data

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Xiong Liu, Research Scientist – (301) 294-4629
Award Amount: $736,577.00
Abstract:
Intelligent Automation, Inc. (IAI), along with our commercial and academic partners, is developing a novel Dynamic Warehousing and Mining (DWM) framework for HSCB data collection and analysis. DWM is a large-scale, dynamic approach for maximizing the ability of intelligence analysts to collect,… More

Use of Time Domain Reflectometry for Wire Fault Detection in the ESGN

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Benjamin Lonske, Lead Engineer – (301) 294-5272
Award Amount: $377,966.00
Abstract:
IAI will evaluate the use of time domain reflectometry (TDR) for the detection and precise location of difficult-to-isolate faults on the stable platform of the Electrostatically Supported Gyro Navigator (ESGN). This evaluation will be performed with a high-performance TDR instrument developed at… More

Contract HHSN271201300008C, SBIR-I, Topic 001, A Scalable Multi-Scale Visual An

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Kaizhi Tang – 301-294-5221
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
The primary objective of this Phase I effort is to demonstrate the feasibility of the proposed SMS-VAT tool to support clinicians and medical researchers to handle the ever-growing translational science data. Specific objectives include: Objective 1:Demonstrate the preparation of good datasets… More

mSMART: Mobile App based Personalized Solutions and Tools for for Medication Adhe

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Jyotirmaya Nanda – 301-294-5221
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
The proposed research is about developing a mobile app-based solution called mSMART (Mobile App-based Personalized Solutions and Tools for Medication Adherence of Rx Pill), and evaluating the solution using human subject-based pilot studies. PUBLIC HEALTHRELEVANCE

Robust Game Theory Enabled Spectrum Sharing and Anti-Jamming System for Satellite Communications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Yalin Sagduyu, Program Manager – (301) 294-5267
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Intelligent Automation, Inc. proposes a game-theoretic framework for the design and analysis of a robust decision making tool for wideband satellite communications that integrates hierarchical spectrum sharing, spectrum sensing, waveform adaptation and active anti-jamming. We capture… More

Computational cyber-security Attacker/Analyst Models

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Bob Pokorny, Director, ETT – (301) 294-4750
Award Amount: $80,000.00
Abstract:
Cyber-attacks threaten our security and impede American business. To counter cyber-security attacks, computational models of the entire cyber-security environments can provide many benefits. With our transition partners, we will create computational models that can play the roles of cyber-attacker,… More

Agent Based Simulation and Optimization (ABSO) Tool for HPRF Dynamic Surface Engagement

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Evan Clark, Senior Research Scientist – (301) 294-4635
Award Amount: $80,000.00
Abstract:
An Agent based Simulation and Optimization (ABSO) tool is proposed for evaluating HPRF weapon effectiveness in defending maritime assets against small boat attacks using dynamic sea surface engagement scenarios. For this effort, IAI will combine and extend i) Ray Tracing and Radiative Transfer (RT2)… More

ARGUS: Scalable And Reliable RF sensing for Long-Duration Personnel Tracking

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DHS
Principal Investigator: Eric van Doorn, Chief Scientist – (301) 294-5229
Award Amount: $1,010,000.00
Abstract:
A recent U.S. Government Accountability Office report noted that that less than 1 percent of the 4,000-mile long border between the United States and Canada is under the operational control of U.S. Border Patrol. The large scale, and environmental conditions of the Northern Border pose specific… More

High Fidelity Environmental Model for Surface Radar Training

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Feng Xu, Senior Research Scientist – (301) 294-5228
Award Amount: $80,000.00
Abstract:
Modeling of geographic and atmospheric environmental effects in radar training system is important. However, such capability is lacked in existing training system. High fidelity radar simulation tools with environmental effect models are not suitable for real-time training because the… More

AUTO-SCAN: Inlet and Exhaust Damage Registration Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: David Handelman, Principal Scientist – (301) 294-4252
Award Amount: $3,999,815.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Current methods for inspecting aircraft engine inlet and exhaust cavities are labor intensive and error prone. Airmen crawl into ducts looking for defects, trace suspected sites on Mylar sheets noting their position relative to cavity features, and manually enter the data into an… More

Bio-Inspired Visual Navigation: From Landmarks via Bearing to Controls

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / STTR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Research Institution: University of Pennsylvania
Principal Investigator: David Handelman, Director,Robotics&Electromechanical – (301) 294-4252
Award Amount: $375,000.00
RI Contact: W. S. Watson
Abstract:
The proposed Bio-Inspired Visual Navigation System will enable UGVs to operate semi-autonomously with minimal input from an operator even in degraded communication environments. Semi-autonomous landmark-based navigation in low-texture indoor environments is difficult due to the lack of distinctive… More

Adaptive Prognostics Tool (APT)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Devendra Tolani, Lead Scientist/Program Ma – (301) 294-4630
Award Amount: $80,000.00
Abstract:
Intelligent Automation, Inc. along with Boeing Corporation, Integrated Shipboard Systems (ISS) proposes to develop the Adaptive Prognostics Tool (APT) to support Field Engineers (FE), troubleshooting critical submarine navigation system: Electrostatically Supported Gyro Navigator (ESGN) Stable… More

Diversity Rank-Based Summarization of Text Streams

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Xiong Liu, Senior Research Scientist – (301) 294-4629
Award Amount: $400,000.00
Abstract:
Intelligent Automation, Inc. (IAI) proposes to continue to develop a novel Diversity rank-based Summarization Tool (DST) for extracting and updating succinct summary from streaming text. DST is a large-scale, dynamic and fast approach for maximizing the ability of intelligence analysts to analyze… More

Scalable Fault Detection and Localization of Network Issues

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Hui Zeng, Dr.
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
Designing an efficient and scalable network fault diagnose tool for such a complex system is facing the following challenges: 1) Inherently unpredictable and fault-prone status in the involved networks for scientific collaboration and science mission due to the dynamic nature of network and… More