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Company Information:

Name: Signature Research, Inc.
Address: P.O. Box 346
Calumet, MI
Located in HUBZone: No
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
Phone: (906) 337-3360

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $839,508.00 10
SBIR Phase II $3,200,328.00 5

Award List:

A Super-Resolved FLIR System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: William R. Reynolds
Award Amount: $73,539.00
Abstract:
Advances in signal processing and high speed digital image processing electronics make it feasible to implement a real-time image reconstruction algorithm in a digital FLIR system. Implementation of such an algorithm would result in increased spatial resolution on the order of two to three times and… More

Super-Resolved Imaging Sensors with Field of View Preservation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: William R. Reynolds
Award Amount: $99,985.00
Abstract:
Diffraction and non-ideal sampling severely limit the spatial resolution of an imaging seeker. The diffraction limit is imposed by both the nominal wavelength and the physical size of the optics, typically limited by the submunition body diameter for a passive millimeter wave imaging seeker. … More

Sensor and Detection Algorithm Based Clutter Metrics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: William R. Reynolds
Award Amount: $98,436.00
Abstract:
Clutter metrics we important image measures for evaluating the expected perfomance of sensors and detection algorithms. Typically, clutter metrics attempt to measure the degree in which background objects resemble targets. That is, the more Target-like objects in the background the higher the… More

Super-Resolved Imaging Sensors with Field of View Preservation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: William R. Reynolds
Award Amount: $474,948.00
Abstract:
Diffraction and non-ideal sampling severely limit the spatial resolution of an imaging seeker. The diffraction limit is imposed by both the nominal wavelength and the physical size of the optics, typically limited by the submunition body diameter for a passive millimeter wave imaging seeker. … More

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: William R Reynolds
Award Amount: $500,528.00

Lightweight Composite Ballistic Skirts & Fenders

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Phillip Janicki
Award Amount: $69,633.00
Abstract:
Not Available This proposal describes the development of computer programs for circuit simulation based on quantum effect devices. Transient quantum effects are obtained through solutions to the time dependent Wigner equation from which device parameters will be extracted. The development of small… More

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: William R. Reynolds
Award Amount: $69,060.00

A Tactical Decision Aid to Determine Optimal Times to Acquire Buried IEDs With Thermal Imaging Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: William Reynolds, President
Award Amount: $69,977.00
Abstract:
Development of a novel software application to estimate the "best times" during a diurnal cycle to find buried IEDs is proposed. Disturbed soil heats and cools at a different rate than the surrounding undisturbed soil. Clutter objects also heat and cool at differing rates from the soil because of… More

System Design Optimization Model

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Wallace Kistler, Senior Analyst
Award Amount: $119,416.00
Abstract:
The proposed effort will develop methodologies to mathematically quantify impacts of lethality, mobility, and non armor survivability technologies (blast mitigation, situational awareness, and fire suppression) on vehicle survivability for the enhancement of the Threat Oriented Survivability… More

Predictive Displays and Latency Protections for High Latency Teleoperation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Gary Witus, Vice President of R&D
Award Amount: $69,872.00
Abstract:
We will develop and demonstrate robust and reliable methods for high-latency teleoperation with Predictive Display (PD), Latency Protection (LP) and Supervisory Control (SC). PD conveys the effects of latent commands not yet reflected in the display. Augmented Reality PD (ARPD) overlays an icon… More

Urban Time-to-Detect Simulator for Vehicle-Developers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Phillip M. Janicki, Vice President of Operati
Award Amount: $69,608.00
Abstract:
Future wars will see increased combat in urban areas. Characteristic of the urban environment is limited lines of sight for early detection and engagement of threats, placing a heavy reliance on non-line of sight detection methods, such as acoustic and seismic detection methods. A modular,… More

A Tactical Decision Aid to Determine Optimal Times to Acquire Buried IEDs With Thermal Imaging Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: William Reynolds, President – (906) 337-3360
Award Amount: $764,955.00
Abstract:
Many IEDs in Iraq and Afghanistan are buried near roadways and exploded days or weeks after the emplacement. Digging a hole for IED emplacement and then refilling the hole fundamentally changes the heat transfer in the disturbed soil compared with surrounding undisturbed soil. This change is… More

System Design Optimization Model

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Wallace Kistler, Senior Analyst – (256) 971-9393
Award Amount: $730,000.00
Abstract:
Traditional tradeoff methodologies have not permitted an easy, efficient and analytically-based means for trading between traditional survivability areas and other selected non-traditional survivability technology functional areas such as lethality, mobility, situational awareness, blast mitigation… More

Rapid Scene Creation for Multispectral Terrain Signature Models and Simulations

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Marshall Weathersby, Vice President – (906) 337-3360
Award Amount: $99,982.00
Abstract:
The Army as well as other branches of the Department of Defense (DoD) have made a substantial investment in synthetic scene generation for the development and testing of sensor and weapon systems. The synthetic scenes have been developed for programs concerning: 1) missile system and unmanned aerial… More

Urban Time-to-Detect Simulator for Vehicle-Developers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Phillip Janicki, Vice President of Operati – (906) 337-3360
Award Amount: $729,897.00
Abstract:
The goal of the Urban Time-to-Detect Simulator for Combat Developers project is to develop and demonstrate a physics-based, calibrated, multi-modal simulator to evaluate vehicle detectability in urban environments. The effort has the potential to significantly enhance simulators for vehicle… More