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Company Information:

Name: Primordial, Inc.
Address: 1835 Energy Park Drive
Saint Paul, MN
Located in HUBZone: No
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
Phone: (651) 659-6762

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $744,738.00 8
SBIR Phase II $4,722,069.00 5

Award List:

Geographically-Enabled Augmented Reality System for Dismounted Soldiers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Randy L. Milbert, President
Award Amount: $69,823.00
Abstract:
To maintain situational awareness during combat operations, dismounted soldiers require access to updated battlefield information. Currently, the United States Army's Land Warrior soldier system provides this information via an opaque monocular display that presents a two-dimensional moving map and… More

Geographically-Enabled Augmented Reality System for Dismounted Soldiers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Randy L. Milbert, President
Award Amount: $729,605.00
Abstract:
The current United States Army Land Warrior soldier system incorporates an occluded head-mounted display (HMD) for presenting battlefield information. Soldiers often object to this display because it reduces depth perception by blocking one eye and requires that soldiers mentally integrate overhead… More

Ground Guidance: Low Cost Tactical and Logistical Routing and Navigation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Randy L. Milbert, President
Award Amount: $69,792.00
Abstract:
Digital battle command and control systems such as Force XXI Battle Command Brigade and Below (FBCB2) and Movement Tracking System (MTS) are wildly successful but are being deployed to only the highest priority Army vehicles due primarily to cost and budget constraints. In partnership with Comtech… More

Ground Guidance: Low Cost Tactical and Logistical Routing and Navigation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Randy L. Milbert, President
Award Amount: $719,274.00
Abstract:
The Army needs a low-cost, widely-deployable system that performs route planning in real-time and provides access to a threat database and blue force positions. To date, no such system exists. In partnership with Comtech Mobile Datacom Corporation, Primordial proposes to combine innovative… More

Objective Live-Training Infantry Performance Metrics for Automated After Action Review

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Randy Milbert, President
Award Amount: $69,490.00
Abstract:
To conduct effective after-action reviews (AARs) for United States Marine Corps (USMC) live training exercises, instructors need to automate the analysis of captured data and minimize their level of effort. In partnership with ScenPro and Cubic Defense Applications, Primordial proposes Overlord,… More

Ground Guidance: Low Cost Tactical and Logistical Routing and Navigation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Randy L. Milbert, President – (651) 659-6762
Award Amount: $2,023,883.00
Abstract:
The Army needs a low-cost, widely-deployable system that performs route planning in real-time and provides access to a threat database and blue force positions. To date, no such system exists. In partnership with Comtech Mobile Datacom Corporation, Primordial proposes to combine innovative… More

Bedlam OCUT: Adversarial Reasoning System for Unmanned Platforms

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Randy Milbert, President
Award Amount: $69,073.00
Abstract:
Primordial, Carnegie Mellon University, iRobot, and AeroVironment propose Bedlam OCUT-an adversarial reasoning system for unmanned platforms. Team Primordial will start with our existing state-of-the-art Surveyor OCU, which already fully or partially meets 78% of the topic's requirements including… More

SoldierVision: Visual Measurement Based Autonomous Navigation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Randy Milbert, President
Award Amount: $69,829.00
Abstract:
Primordial, Evolution Robotics and Professor Clark Olson propose SoldierVisionTM: a vision-based autonomous navigation system for soldiers in the GPS-denied battlefield. Existing wearable dead-reckoning devices, relying on inertial measurement units (IMUs) and stride estimates, rapidly lose accuracy… More

Tentacle: Multi-Camera Immersive Surveillance System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Randy L. Milbert, President – (651) 395-6201
Award Amount: $99,221.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Primordial, Panoptic, and intuVision propose the development of Tentaclea multi-camera immersive surveillance system that synthesizes information from hundreds of video streams into an intuitive 3D representation. Team Primordial will start with our existing state-of-the-art baseline… More

Tentacle: Multi-Camera Immersive Surveillance System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Randy L. Milbert, President – (651) 395-6201
Award Amount: $749,570.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: The technological capacity to gather raw sensor data has far exceeded our capacity to exploit and understand it. There are neither enough people available nor intelligent computer algorithms developed to process all incoming sensor data in real-time. To address this problem, Team… More

Ground Guidance: Load-Based Mission Planning

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Randy L. Milbert, President – (651) 395-6201
Award Amount: $149,082.00
Abstract:
Army small unit leaders face complex tradeoffs when selecting equipment and routes for a mission. Mnemonics such METT-TC and OAKOC summarize many of the factors that soldiers consider, but quickly and comprehensively analyzing these elements is challenging. That is where Primordial"s flagship… More

Orion: Ballistic Missile Defense Asset Positioning System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Randy L. Milbert, President – (651) 395-6201
Award Amount: $148,428.00
Abstract:
In ballistic missile defense (BMD), sensor placement and sensor-to-target assignment are daunting tasks; even one missed threat has devastating consequences. The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) seeks innovative algorithms for sensor coordination that recommend placement and response options in… More

Ground Guidance: Load-Based Mission Planning

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Randy L. Milbert, President – (651) 395-6201
Award Amount: $499,737.00
Abstract:
Army small unit leaders face complex tradeoffs when selecting equipment and routes for a mission. Mnemonics such METT-TC and OAKOC summarize many of the factors that soldiers consider, but quickly and comprehensively analyzing these elements is challenging. Primordial"s flagship product,… More