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Company Information:

Name: Systems Technology, Inc.
Address: 13766 S. Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA
Located in HUBZone: No
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
Phone: (310) 679-2281

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $6,328,877.56 86
SBIR Phase II $22,468,754.00 40
STTR Phase I $475,206.00 7
STTR Phase II $696,930.00 2

Award List:

FORMAT, AND SYMBOLOGY

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1983 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $49,388.00
Abstract:
Although originally developed for weapon aiming purposes, the head-up displays (huds) have evolved to include symbolic content for tasks which demand precision flight control under instrument conditions as well as visual conditions. to provide the pilot with useable cues for safe, precise instrument… More

THE OUTSIDE VISUAL CUES REQUIRED TO HOVER A HELICOPTER OR V/STOL AND TO LAND A FIXED WING AIRCRAFT USING ARTIFICIAL DISPLAYS IN A SIMULATION ENVIRONMENT.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1983 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Roger h. hoh , PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
The outside visual cues required to hover a helicopter or v/stol and to land a fixed wing aircraft using artificial displays in a simulation environment. experience has shown that even with the most advanced multiple window, computer generated displays, pilots have a considerably more difficult time… More

MISSION-ORIENTED DECISION AND CONTROL PILOT MODEL

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1983 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $49,999.00

ADVANCED AIRCRAFT FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEM

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1983 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Thomas T. Myers
Award Amount: $50,000.00

MISSION-ORIENTED DECISION AND CONTROL PILOT MODEL

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1984 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $199,974.00
Abstract:
Proposed herein is the development of a multi-stage decision and control mathematical model of pilot/vehicle interaction that can be used in conceptual studies, preliminary design, flying qualities research, problem analysis, flight safety, human error and reliability assessments, etc. the proposed… More

ADVANCED AIRCRAFT FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEM

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1984 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Thomas T. Myers
Award Amount: $250,758.00
Abstract:
Many control theories exist, and most have been tried at one time or another with aircraft dynamics as the plant in illustrative exeercises. very, very few are applied to flight control analysis and synthesis. a useful, unified theory must cope with many, often conflicting complexities unique to the… More

DECISION-MAKING MODELING FOR THEORY OF HUMAN ERROR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1984 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: R. Wade Allen , Investigator
Award Amount: $50,000.00

DRUNK DRIVING REPRESENTS A SERIOUS PUBLIC HEALTH AND TRAFFIC SAFETY PROBLEM IN THE UNITED STATES, AND THIS RESEARCH PLAN ADDRESSES ONE SPECIFIC COUNTERMEASURE: DRINKING GUIDES TO BE USED BY MOTORISTS TO DETERMINE THEIR BAC (BLOOD ALCOHOL CONCENTRATION).

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1985 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Anthony c. stein , PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
Award Amount: $49,972.00
Abstract:
Drunk driving represents a serious public health and traffic safety problem in the united states, and this research plan addresses one specific countermeasure: drinking guides to be used by motorists to determine their bac (blood alcohol concentration). it is presumed that informed motorists will… More

FULLY AUTOMATIC GUIDANCE FOR ROTORCRAFT NAP-OF-THE-EARTH FLIGHT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1985 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Warren F Clement , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $49,971.00

MANEUVERS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Thomas t myers
Award Amount: $49,998.00
Abstract:
No abstract at this time

DECISION-MAKING MODELING FOR THEORY OF HUMAN ERROR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: R. Wade Allen , Investigator
Award Amount: $200,000.00
Abstract:
The project covers the development of an analytical model and theory of human error for aeronautical systems comprising on-board and off-platform humans, aircraft, and traffic control/communication/navigation/flight control system elements. the theory is intended to characterize supervisory,… More

FULLY AUTOMATIC GUIDANCE FOR ROTORCRAFT NAP-OF-THE-EARTH FLIGHT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Warren F Clement , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $200,000.00
Abstract:
Nap-of-the-earth (noe) flight in a conventional helicopter is extremely taxing for two pilots under visual conditions. developing a single pilot all-weather noe capability will require a fully automatic noe navigation and flight control capability for which innovative guidance and control concepts… More

A QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DATA BASE FOR DISPLAY CONTENTFORMAT AND ARRANGEMENT FACTORS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $49,995.00
Abstract:
A plan is proposed for developing an interactive computer-aided knowledge base for aeronautical display content, format, and arrangement factors, both quantitative and qualitative, in terms of prescribed critical flight mission phases and tasks. the plan addresses two topics: (1) the role of expert… More

TASK-TAILORED FLIGHT CONTROL AND FLYING QUALITIES (APPLICATIONS TO IMPROVE SHUTTLE, NASP, AND FIGHTER ADVANCEDFLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEMS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $49,954.00

REAL-TIME FORECASTING OF FUTURE SHIP MOTION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Warren F Clement
Award Amount: $49,973.00

TASK-TAILORED FLIGHT CONTROL AND FLYING QUALITIES (APPLICATIONS TO IMPROVE SHUTTLE, NASP, AND FIGHTER ADVANCEDFLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEMS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $494,000.00
Abstract:
With pilots facing increasingly demanding managerial situations in flight, the attention required for manual control must be minimized by providing the best possible flying qualities. the approach presented here to accomplishthis involves the invention and applications of task-oriented flight… More

PRACTICAL APPLICATION OF MULTI-VARIABLE ROBUSTNESS METHODS TO ADVANCED AIRCRAFT FLIGHT CONTROL

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Thomas t myers
Award Amount: $49,970.00
Abstract:
Much of the motivations for recent developments in general theory for assessing robustness of linear multi-variable control systems comes from flight control system design for aerospace vehicles, which present the designer with many uncertain and highly variable properties. for the assimilation of… More

REAL-TIME IDENTIFICATION OF STRUCTURAL MODES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Mr wayne f jewell
Award Amount: $49,996.00
Abstract:
The goal of the proposed research is to refine an improved method of estimating, in a near-real-time manner, modal frequencies and damping ratios of randomly excited aeroelastic vibrations from flight test measurements. the estimation method operates without knowledge of the random excitation, as… More

ATMOSPHERIC TURBULENCE MODELING FOR REAL-TIME SIMULATION OF NAP-OF-THE-EARTH (NOE) FLIGHT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Warren f clement
Award Amount: $49,995.00
Abstract:
Since atmospheric disturbances can have a large impact on the flying qualities of fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft, real-time aircraft training and research simulators must incorporate models of these disturbances that are appropriate to the vehicles and flying tasks. in simulating… More

A PROPOSAL TO DEVELOP MISSION ORIENTED FLYING QUALITIES DESIGN PARAMETERS AND CRITERIA

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Roger H Hoh
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
The current fixed-wing military flying qualities specification, mil-std-1797, has certain limitations with respect to the connection between specific elements of the mission(s), and the criterial. a specification format and methodology is proposed to improve this shortcoming. the following issues… More

REMOTE WIND VELOCITY SENSING

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Wayne F Jewell
Award Amount: $49,979.00
Abstract:
The airwake velocity field in the recovery envelope for aviation-capable ships is extremely complex. turbulent vortices generated by the ship's superstructure change direction and intensity with the magnitude and direction of the wind over deck (wod) as well as with the pitching and rolling motions… More

CERTIFICATION/SAFETY ASSESSMENT OF FLYING QUALITIES AND PILOT WORKLOAD FOR ADVANCE DIGITAL FLY-BY-WIRE TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOT
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $49,982.00

FIELD-OF-VIEW REQUIREMENTS FOR NON-INSTRUMENTED LANDINGS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Warren F Clement
Award Amount: $49,997.00

REAL-TIME FORECASTING OF FUTURE SHIP MOTION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Warren F Clement
Award Amount: $452,100.00
Abstract:
The design, development, and implementation of a real-time method to forecast future quiescent intervals in ship motion is proposed for v/stol aircraft recovery operations aboard air-capable ships. the method uses only measured ship motions and provides a rational basis in time-optimal control… More

FIELD-OF-VIEW REQUIREMENTS FOR NON-INSTRUMENTED LANDINGS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Warren F Clement
Award Amount: $275,000.00
Abstract:
Research is required to identify the minimum external field of view required by the pilot for manually controlled approaches to and landings on runways using only aircraft performance indicators and external visual cues derived from runway site geometry together with external visual approach and… More

CERTIFICATION/SAFETY ASSESSMENT OF FLYING QUALITIES AND PILOT WORKLOAD FOR ADVANCE DIGITAL FLY-BY-WIRE TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOT
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $294,192.00
Abstract:
The impact of differences between advanced digital fly-by-wire (dbfw) and conventional transport aircraft on airworthiness requirements and certification flight testing will be enumerated, illustrated and analyzed. potential solutions, or research steps required to obtain solutions, to the… More

ADAPTIVE NEURAL NETWORK ARCHITECTURE FOR ROBUST RECONFIGURABLE FLIGHT CONTROL

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: James C Smith
Award Amount: $49,997.00
Abstract:
The proposed work addresses specific issues related to aircraft stability during configuration changes, damage control and configuration management which have received incomplete treatment in existing aircraft flight controller systems design. the approach we have selected utilizes neural net… More

DEVELOPMENT OF A RAILROAD ADVANCED IMPAIRMENT LOCATOR SYSTEM(RAILS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOT
Principal Investigator: Anthony C Stein , Senior Research Psychologist
Award Amount: $49,620.00
Abstract:
In america today, there is considerable concern over impairment in the transportation system work force, and the effect this impairment might have on safety and productivity. alcohol impairment has been a traditional problem and drugs have become increasingly more prevalent inthe last decade. when… More

MODELING OF ROTORCRAFT AND SHIP DYNAMIC INTERFACE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Warren F Clement , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $49,995.00
Abstract:
U.s. navy rotorcraft have the unique problem of maneuvering for safe landing onboard ships that are rolling, pitching, and heaving (depending on the ship, its heading, and the sea state) . this two-body dynamic situation is further complicated by the aerodynamic wakes generated from the ship-s deck… More

ATMOSPHERIC TURBULENCE MODELING FOR REAL-TIME SIMULATION OF NAP-OF-THE-EARTH (NOE) FLIGHT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Warren F Clement , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $49,997.00

NEURAL NETWORK TECHNIQUES FOR PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS TO TIME SERIES PREDICTION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: James Smith
Award Amount: $49,822.00
Abstract:
Although it is widely known that neural networks have, in specific cases, demonstrated performance superior to traditional methods of time series prediction, there is still much to be learned with respect to their application to problems where the dynamics of the underlying system are… More

PARALLEL IMPLEMENTATION OF IMAGE CORRESPONDENCE ALGORITHMS FOR ROTORCRAFT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Peter M. Thompson
Award Amount: $49,230.00

DEVELOPMENT OF A NEUROCONTROLLER SYSTEM EVALUATION METHODOLOGY AND SOFTWARE TOOLBOX

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Warren F. Clement
Award Amount: $50,000.00

Investigation of the Role of Visual Cueing, Response Type, and Task on Mission-Oriented Flying Qualities

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: David G. Mitchell
Award Amount: $49,979.00
Abstract:
There ia a dichotomy between the government approach to the specification of aircraft flying qualities and the requirements for mission effectiveness. The present military standard for flying qualities of piloted air vehicles, MIL-STD-1797A, is a comprehensive document that has evolved over the past… More

Modeling Complex Automatic Flight Controls for Helicopter Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Warren F. Clement
Award Amount: $49,964.00
Abstract:
The U.S. Army is currently developing a Second Generation Comprehensive Helicopter Analysis System (2GCHAS) to provide significant improvements in helicopter analysis capability, but it is currently restricted to simplified flight control system models. The technical objective of the Phase I work is… More

ACTIVE CONTROL OF FIGHTER MANEUVERS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Thomas T. Myers
Award Amount: $53,945.00
Abstract:
An original approach to application of active control in fighter maneuvering is proposed. This will involve a problem-driven design process tailored to exploit new developments in robust multivariable control theory to serve the needs of real world flight control design. This process emphasizes the… More

Reconfigurable Flight Controls

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: David G. Mitchell
Award Amount: $49,988.00
Abstract:
For the military helicopter in combat, the loss of a control surface under any circumstance usually translates into either an emergency landing or complete loss of control. A critical factor in determining the pilot's chance of maintaining control is the level of redundancy in control effectors, or… More

UNOBSTRUSIVE DRIVER EYE MONITORING SYSTEM (UDEMS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOT
Principal Investigator: R Wade Allen
Award Amount: $72,221.00
Abstract:
This proposal concerns the development of an unobtrusive drive eye monitoring system (udems). an unobtrusive eyeball/eyelid movement sensor has already been developed that amounts to three electrodes mounted in a headband. the electrodes need no preparation, and the sensor provides strong, relaible… More

Demonstration Maneuvers for Advanced Flight Control Configurations

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: David G. Mitchell
Award Amount: $49,953.00

Minimum Simulation Cues required for the Rotorcraft Shipboard Landing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Walter A. Johnson
Award Amount: $49,995.00

PARALLEL IMPLEMENTATION OF IMAGE CORRESPONDENCE ALGORITHMS FOR ROTORCRAFT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Peter M. Thompson
Award Amount: $342,400.00

ATMOSPHERIC TURBULENCE MODELING FOR REAL-TIME SIMULATION OF NAP-OF-THE-EARTH (NOE) FLIGHT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Warren F Clement , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $334,329.00
Abstract:
Since atmospheric disturbances can have a large impact on the flying qualities of fixedand rotary-wing aircraft, real-time aircraft training and research simulators must incorporate models of these disturbances that are appropriate to the vehicles and flying tasks. in simulating nap-of-the-earth… More

DEVELOPMENT OF A NEUROCONTROLLER SYSTEM EVALUATION METHODOLOGY AND SOFTWARE TOOLBOX

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Warren F. Clement
Award Amount: $581,067.00
Abstract:
Rotorcraft shipboard landing task simulation requires a satisfactory level of fidelity for each simulator component. The components include the aircraft mathematical model, enviromental models, the simulator visual system, the motion system, the cockpit, associated computers, and component… More

Demonstration Maneuvers for Advanced Flight Control Configurations

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: David G. Mitchell
Award Amount: $250,000.00
Abstract:
Development of advanced flight control laws for aircraft is outpacing the evolution of the military flying qualities specifications. The use of task-tailored designs and extended flight envelopes has resulted in aircraft whose characteristics are on, or beyond, the edges of applicability of the… More

Precision Cargo Airdrop Methods for High and Low Altitudes

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Thomas T Myers
Award Amount: $59,930.00
Abstract:
This proposal presents a plan to advance precision cargo airdrop technology. This plan has been based on an examination of the state-of-the-art as it is currently evolving in operations such as Bosnia. This information has been used to identify needs and requirements to be addressed with advanced… More

Minimum Simulation Cues required for the Rotorcraft Shipboard Landing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Walter A. Johnson
Award Amount: $749,720.00
Abstract:
The technical objective of the Phase I effort described herein is to determine whether a "virtual" improvement in the E-2C aircraft flying qualities in the carrier environment can be achieved by having the pilot use a head-up display (HUD). In order to accomplish this objective, existing military… More

Nonlinear Dynamics of Crane Operation at Sea

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Thomas T. Myers
Award Amount: $69,939.00
Abstract:
The work proposed is a feasibility study of novel control system concepts to improve the performance and safety of existing crane systems on crane ships transferring containerized cargo to lighters offshore in high sea states. Unique elements of this concept include novel effectors to produce… More

Advanced Ship Motion Forecasting for Expanded Aviation Operations

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Peter M. Thompson, Ph.d.
Award Amount: $69,974.00
Abstract:
An innovative approach to Ship Motion Forecasting Systems (SFMS) based on Neural Net (NN) technology is proposed. Preliminary results using NNs with limited amounts of recorded ship motions indicate superior performance over classical forecasting techniques. The proposed Phase I effort will develop… More

Design And Assessment Tool For Smart Rotor Active Control

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Vineet Sahasrabudhe , STAFF ENGINEER
Award Amount: $68,983.00

Advanced Special Operations Planning and Rehearsal Parachute Simulation Database Generation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / SOCOM
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey R. Hogue
Award Amount: $99,973.00
Abstract:
The purpose of this project is to develop user-friendly mission planning and rehearsal tools for a low-cost PC based parachute maneuvering simulator. The current version of this simulator has a head-mounted display (virtual reality) and high resolution, textured graphics. It is in use at several… More

Development of a Pilot Assessment Software System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: David H. Klyde
Award Amount: $99,987.00
Abstract:
Pilots come from varying backgrounds in terms of training, experience, and aircraft flown. Researchers often classify pilots as or mmon task. These simple classifications, however, do not begin to explain the variability… More

Accelerometer-Based Multi-Sensor INS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Peter M. Thompson
Award Amount: $69,985.00
Abstract:
Inertial navigation systems for airborne applications use three axis accelerometers and three axis rate gyros, and in many cases additional inputs using GPS and other sensors. The objective of the proposed work is to replace the expensive rate gyros with rate estimates based on multiple low-cost… More

Detection of Icing Through Aircraft Parameter Identification

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $69,954.00

DRIVING SIMULATOR FOR ADVANCED DRIVER EDUCATION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: R. W. Allen
Award Amount: $99,996.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $593,268.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / SOCOM
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey R Hogue
Award Amount: $740,013.00

Flutter Suppression System Test Techniques

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Vineet Sahasrabudhe
Award Amount: $99,349.00

PC DRIVING SIMULATOR FOR PERSONS WITH IMPAIRED COGNITION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Research Institution: University of Minnesota
Principal Investigator: Stern
Award Amount: $100,921.00
RI Contact: N/A

Ground Vehicle Dynamic Subsystem Modeling for Multi-body Simulation Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Theodore Rosenthal
Award Amount: $69,916.00
Abstract:
Not Available Stress-induced birefringent fibers are critical components for fiber sensor systems such as fiber-optic gyroscopes. An advanced technique to precisely align the principal axes of the fibers is required. Especially in fiber optic gyroscopes, the principal axes of a fiber optic coupler… More

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Vineet S. Ph.D., Staff Engineer, Research
Award Amount: $69,917.00

Flutter Suppression System Test Techniques

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Vineet Sahasrabudhe
Award Amount: $609,069.00

Ground Vehicle Dynamic Subsystem Modeling for Multi-body Simulation Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Theodore J. Rosenthal
Award Amount: $715,398.00

An Integrated Anthropometrics, Vehicle and Biodynamics Software Tool

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: R.Wade Allen, President
Award Amount: $69,955.00
Abstract:
The objective is to simulate and predict the performance of Army personnel riding in a ground vehicle subject to vibrations. Established software tools are available for parts of this problem: anthropometrics for reach and vision analysis, vehicle dynamicsfor vibration and ride quality analysis, and… More

On-Line Prediction of Loss of Control Using Wavelets

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Vineet 1. Ph.D., Staff Engineer, Research
Award Amount: $599,991.00
Abstract:
Loss of control in aircraft can result from changes in the controlled element, the control system, the environment, or adverse pilot-vehicle interaction. Each of these paths can be characterized by a loss of phase margin. It is not possible to predict or compensate for all possible sources of… More

On-Line Prediction of Loss of Control Using Wavelets

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Vineet 1. Ph.D., Staff Engineer, Research
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
Loss of control in aircraft can result from changes in the controlled element, the control system, the environment, or adverse pilot-vehicle interaction. Each of these paths can be characterized by a loss of phase margin. It is not possible to predict or compensate for all possible sources of… More

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: R. W. Allen
Award Amount: $106,020.00
Abstract:
The primary objective of this proposed project is to develop a low-cost driving simulator that can be used for screening and potentially retraining the psychomotor, attentional and cognitive skills of older drivers. This development will build on an already existing device that has been used to… More

A PC Based Low Cost Stimulator for Driver's Education

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: R. W. Allen
Award Amount: $749,663.00

Road and Terrain Characterization for Vehicle Dynamics and Mobility Analysis

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: R.Wade Allen, President
Award Amount: $117,773.00
Abstract:
"Ground vehicle dynamics analysis on off-road terrain is a classic and difficult problem. Vehicle suspension and structural dynamics are well understood, so given a well-characterized set of forcing functions, modern computer tools can be used to assessthe impact of terrain on vehicle components.… More

DRIVING SIMULATOR FOR PERSONS WITH IMPAIRED COGNITION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / STTR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Research Institution: UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA
Principal Investigator: William K. Durfee
Award Amount: $504,930.00
RI Contact: N/A
Abstract:
Brain injury frequently results in cognitive impairment reducing an individual?s ability to judge driving situations accurately. Rehabilitation professionals use on-road tests to determine if an individual is safe to drive, but these tests are typically performed under calm conditions and offer… More

Intelligent Displays for Time-Critical Maneuvering of Multi-Axis Vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Bimal Aponso, Technical Director
Award Amount: $599,975.00
Abstract:
A novel training methodology that takes advantage of automation?s potential as a high-speed decision aid and the strengths of human pattern recognition and conditioning is proposed. The methodology applies optimal control theory to solve for a vehicle?s trajectory and the required control inputs. A… More

Intelligent Displays for Time-Critical Maneuvering of Multi-Axis Vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Bimal Aponso, Technical Director
Award Amount: $69,939.00
Abstract:
A novel training methodology that takes advantage of automation?s potential as a high-speed decision aid and the strengths of human pattern recognition and conditioning is proposed. The methodology applies optimal control theory to solve for a vehicle?s trajectory and the required control inputs. A… More

An Improved Helicopter Display That Correlates Flight Symbols with Flight Imagery

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Bimal Aponso, Principal Research Engine
Award Amount: $69,927.00
Abstract:
"Innovative pilot cueing display concepts are proposed that will allow helicopter pilots to operate in reduced-visibility environments using a head-down primary flight display. The cueing displays will be based on earth-referenced information obtained bysensing aircraft position and flightpath… More

Variable Speed Aerial Refueling Drogue

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Thomas T. Myers, Vice President
Award Amount: $99,985.00
Abstract:
"The proposed work is intended to begin the development of a variable airspeed aerial refueling system emphasizing a novel drogue concept, the "ring flap" drogue, designed to control the drogue drag over the 95-280 kt airspeed range. The drogue willprovide adequate drag at low speeds to maintain… More

An Integrated Anthropometrics, Vehicle and Biodynamics Software Tool""

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: R. Allen, President
Award Amount: $729,919.00
Abstract:
The objective of this proposed project is to create an integrated computer program for designing vehicle-mounted human operator workstations and analyzing the biodynamic environment under operational conditions. This program will address: anthropometricsfor reach and vision analysis; vehicle… More

Road and Terrain Characterization for Vehicle Dynamics and Mobility Analysis

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: R. Allen, President
Award Amount: $671,485.00
Abstract:
The proposed work will address the development of terrain models for use in ground vehicle design analyses and simulations. Particular emphasis will be given to ground vehicle durability, biodynamically limited mobility, rough terrain vehicle dynamics andreal time simulation. Developments will be… More

Intergrated Mobility and Advanced Propulsion Systems Design Tool

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Chi-Ying Liang, Staff Engineer, Research
Award Amount: $69,974.00
Abstract:
Advanced propulsion systems, including hybrid electric vehicles (HEV), will play an important role in future Army vehicles. The existing mobility analysis tool NRMM II is not able to analyze or design HEV systems, due to its fixed structure. SystemsTechnology, Inc. proposes to develop an… More

Procedures for Testing Older Driving Capabilities

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: R. W. Allen
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The primary objective of this proposed project is to develop a low-cost driving simulator that can be used for screening and potentially retraining the psychomotor, attentional and cognitive skills of older drivers. This development will build on an already… More

Long-Endurance, Autonomous Vehicle Control

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Thomas T. Myers, Technical Director
Award Amount: $69,956.00
Abstract:
The proposed work, through Phase II, is intended to develop an autonomous flight control system for the High Altitude Airship (HAA). Given the problem's complexity, the proposed Phase I work will be focused on a limited number of issues that criticallyimpact the feasibility of HAA flight control. … More

Helicopter Operations Aircrew/Crew Chief Trainer

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Edward Bachelder, Senior Research Engineer
Award Amount: $69,990.00
Abstract:
The effectiveness and safety of complex, multi-role helicopter platforms such as the Pave Hawk and Seahawk require that the cabin crew interact seamlessly with the flight crew and a dynamic external environment. Due to physical constraints and fidelitylimitations, however, current simulation… More

Procedures for Testing Older Driving Capabilities

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: R. W. Allen
Award Amount: $744,321.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The primary objective of this proposed project is to develop a low-cost driving simulator that can be used for screening and potentially retraining the psychomotor, attentional and cognitive skills of older drivers. This development will build on an already… More

Long-Endurance, Autonomous Vehicle Control

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Thomas T. Myers, Vice President
Award Amount: $749,998.00
Abstract:
The work proposed here is the development of a prototype autonomous flight control system for the MDA High Altitude Airship (HAA). This large, unmanned airship will maintain station at up to 70,000 ft over a fixed point on earth for up to a year as a military or commercial sensor and telecom… More

Use Of Dynamic Distortion To Predict And Alleviate Loss Of Control

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: David H. Klyde, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,977.00
Abstract:
Improvements to aviation safety will be made by the development and validation of means to alleviate, alert, and inhibit loss of control associated with unfavorable pilot-vehicle interactions. These unfavorable interactions are caused in part by deficiencies, called ?dynamic distortion,? in the… More

Next Generation Visualization Tools for Mission Planning, Briefing and After Action Review

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Cecy Pelz, Senior Specialist
Award Amount: $99,994.00
Abstract:
Systems Technology, Inc. proposes to create the Combat Airspace Visualization and Planning System (CAVAPS), a deployable battlespace visualization system that will run on PC-based notebook computers, under the Windows,¿ operating system. This system will bridge the gap between 2D mission planning… More

Automated Path and Mission Planning for Aerial Platforms under Dynamic Conditions and Constraints

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: M.I.T.
Principal Investigator: Ed Bachelder, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,974.00
RI Contact: Eric Feron
Abstract:
The proposal herein merges two novel and different algorithms for unmanned platform dynamic path-planning in obstacle fields. The first employs a recently published technique, Focused Dynamic Programming [1], which offers the benefits of both the LAO* algorithm [2] (LAO* subsumes Dijkstra's… More

Next Generation Visualization Tools for Mission Planning, Briefing and After Action Review

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Cecy Pelz, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $749,962.00
Abstract:
Combining high visual realism, functionality, and ease-of use, the Combat Airspace Visualization and Planning System (CAVAPS) will be a powerful and natural tool for mission planning and rehearsal. The final deliverable of this Phase II work will be pilot-oriented visualization software application… More

Use Of Dynamic Distortion To Predict And Alleviate Loss Of Control

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: David H. Klyde
Award Amount: $599,982.00
Abstract:
The intent of this project is to develop and validate means to alert, constrain and thereby alleviate loss of control (LOC) associated with unfavorable pilot-vehicle systems (PVS) interactions present in high gain, closed-loop PVS operations. While the effective aircraft dynamic properties involved… More

Algorithmic Display for Tracking and Predictive Targeting of Mobile Contracts

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Edward Bachelder, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,998.00
Abstract:
The battlespace is a system in which events are driven primarily by the cycle of perception, synthesis, decision-making, and action (Boyd's OODA loop). The perceptual and synthesis components of this cycle are currently the battlespace's weakest links. The proposed approach leverages key… More

Fatigue and Performance Modeling of Sleep-Deprived Soldiers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: R. W. Allen, Technical Director
Award Amount: $69,944.00
Abstract:
Soldiers with chronic sleep restriction have reduced cognitive performance that can result in dangerous and deadly behavior. Current mathematical models used to predict performance are based on the Two-Process sleep regulation and have been well-validated for single episodes of sleep deprivation,… More

Dynamic Identification of Actuator Frequency Response using Wavelets

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Edward Bachelder, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $79,932.00
Abstract:
Current techniques for monitoring actuator performance are inferential, that is, implied via indirect system diagnostics. Results of such methods are neither easily nor accurately interpreted into metrics that can monitor precision and stability of the actuator response. The approach proposed… More

Real-Time Detector of Human Fatigue

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: BRIGHAM & WOMENS HOSPITAL
Principal Investigator: R. W. Allen, Technical Director
Award Amount: $99,990.00
RI Contact: Elizabeth B. Klerman
Abstract:
The goal is to develop and validate an automated, real-time, fatigue detection system for operators seated at workstations. The system can be used for alerting the operator, self-assessment, supervision, and scheduling. The operational environments of interest include stationary and airborne command… More

Fast, Efficient, and Objective Detection of Sleepiness

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: R. W. Allen
Award Amount: $99,988.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): This proposed effort brings together a research team interested in developing a device for the fast, efficient, secure and objective measure of sleepiness in individuals. This effort will take an established psychomotor computer based task known as the Critical… More

Aeroservoelastic Predictive Analysis Capability

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Peter M. Thompson, Chief Scientist
Award Amount: $99,962.00
Abstract:
Modern flight control systems (FCSs) augment aircraft dynamics so the pilot can more effectively accomplish complex missions. These handling and performance benefits typically use high gain control systems that can result in adverse aeroservoelastic (ASE) interactions. Improvements in ASE modeling… More

Threat Evasion Route Optimizer

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Edward N. Bachelder, Senior Research Engineer
Award Amount: $79,946.00
Abstract:
The solicitation for this topic stresses the need for alternatives to current methods that compute safe altitudes and routes for air vehicles in the presence of dynamic ground threats. The proposed approach uses transformation and optimization in conjunction with aircraft performance, terrain… More

Optimization of Parameter Identification for Flutter and Flying Qualities

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: David H. Klyde, Principal Research Engineer
Award Amount: $99,972.00
Abstract:
An important outcome of both flutter and flying qualities flight testing is the assurance of safe aircraft operation within its operational flight envelope. Thus, the objective of flutter testing is to demonstrate that the aircraft is aeroelastically stable within the envelope, while the objective… More

The Free Fall Analysis and Simulation Tool (FAST)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Thomas T. Myers, Senior Research Engineer
Award Amount: $69,959.00
Abstract:
The Free Fall Analysis and Simulation Tool (FAST) is designed to bring the power of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) to the analysis of the aerodynamics and dynamics of parachutists in freefall. The primary application will be in the design of new free fall equipment and techniques. A key… More

Fused Reality(tm) Maintenance System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Edward N. Bachelder, Principal Specialist
Award Amount: $69,953.00
Abstract:
The solicitation for this topic stresses the need for alternative approaches to conducting equipment maintenance. A PC-based technology called Fused Reality(tm) created by Systems Technology Inc. (STI) currently employs live video capture, real-time video editing, and virtual environment simulation… More

Fused Reality Visual System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Edward N. Bachelder, Senior Research Engineer
Award Amount: $749,735.00
Abstract:
The future of visual simulation requires more portability, higher fidelity, lower cost, the ability to interact with local objects, and the ability to react to a simulated visual system or actual visuals from another location. The purpose of this research is for Systems Technology, Inc. (STI) to… More

Dynamic Identification of Actuator Frequency Response using Wavelets

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Edward N. Bachelder, Principal Specialist
Award Amount: $449,650.00
Abstract:
Health monitoring on aircraft has traditionally been accomplished through periodic inspections based on probabilistic assessments of failure rates backed by component testing. Thus each component in an aircraft including the airframe has an a priori established inspection and/or replacement… More

Optimization of Parameter Identification for Flutter and Flying Qualities

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: David H. Klyde, Principal Research Engine
Award Amount: $599,928.00
Abstract:
An important outcome of both flutter and flying qualities flight testing is the assurance of safe aircraft operation within its operational flight envelope. The objective of flutter testing is to demonstrate that the aircraft is aeroelastically stable within the envelope, while the objective of… More

Aeroservoelastic Predictive Analysis Capability

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Peter M. Thompson, Chief Scientist
Award Amount: $599,987.00
Abstract:
Modern flight control systems (FCSs) augment aircraft dynamics so the pilot can more effectively accomplish complex missions. These handling and performance benefits typically use high gain control systems that can result in adverse aeroservoelastic (ASE) interactions. Modeling and simulation tools… More

Aeroelastic Uncertainty Analysis Toolbox

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: David H. Klyde Systems Technology, Inc., Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,947.00
Abstract:
Flutter is a potentially explosive phenomenon that is the result of the simultaneous interaction of aerodynamic, structural, and inertial forces. The analytical prediction of flutter in the transonic regime requires high fidelity simulation models that are computationally expensive. Due to the… More

The Free Fall Analysis and Simulation Tool (FAST)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Thomas T. Myers, Vice President
Award Amount: $729,997.00
Abstract:
The Free Fall Analysis and Simulation Tool (FAST) is designed to bring the power of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) to the analysis of the aerodynamics and dynamics of parachutists in freefall. The primary application will be in the design of new free fall equipment and techniques. A key… More

Aeroelastic Uncertainty Analysis Toolbox

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: David H Klyde Systems Technology, Inc., Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,973.00
Abstract:
Flutter is a potentially explosive phenomenon that results from the simultaneous interaction of aerodynamic, structural, and inertial forces. The nature of flutter mandates that flight testing be cautious and conservative. In addition to the flutter instability, adverse aeroelastic phenomena include… More

Novel Tools and Test Techniques for the Evaluation of Aeroservoelastic Free-Play

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Brian P. Danowsky, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,992.00
Abstract:
Control surface free-play is important throughout the lifetime of a flight vehicle. Free-play can result in aeroservoelastic limit cycle oscillations (LCO) with significant amplitude causing degraded mission effectiveness, possibly leading to structural failure. Specifications for allowable… More

Fused Reality for Enhanced Flight Test Capabilities

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Edward Bachelder Systems Technology, Inc., Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,961.00
Abstract:
While modern ground-based flight simulators continue to improve in fidelity and effectiveness, there remains no substitute for flight test evaluations. In addition to real world cueing (vestibular, visual, aural, environmental, etc.), flight test provides intangibles that can not yet be duplicated… More

Driver Training Simulations for Patients After Stroke

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Research Institution: SHARP MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
Principal Investigator: Theodore J. Rosenthal
Award Amount: $104,365.00
RI Contact: N/A
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Stroke is a big, growing and costly problem. There are 550,000 first time and recurrent stroke survivors each year in the United States, costing an estimated 57.9 billion dollars for 2006. About one third of stroke surv ivors return to driving, most with little… More

Translation and Dissemination of Simulator for Novice Drivers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: R. W. Allen
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Traffic accidents are the leading cause of teenage injury and death. This proposal describes a project to translate and disseminate a computer based instructional system developed for driver education that has been show n to reduce the teenage accident rate. The… More

Control Surface Buffet Load Measurement

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Brian Danowsky, Senior Research Engineer
Award Amount: $79,988.00
Abstract:
High performance aircraft experience repeated loads that can vary greatly both in frequency and amplitude depending on such factors as flight condition, maneuvering, and aeroelastic characteristics. Loads are monitored throughout the lifetime of military aircraft and used to estimate remaining… More

Vehicle Dynamics and Motion Drive for Realtime Simulators

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: R. Wade Allen, President
Award Amount: $69,894.00
Abstract:
Advances in simulator technology and the proliferation of low cost computers have allowed researchers to move the test track/range indoors. To insure proper transfer of experience, the many simulator components must work in harmony. This proposal addresses the motion cueing for hexapod-based systems… More

A Flight Centered Approach to Assess Dynamic Flight Simulation and Simulator Force Cueing Fidelity

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: R. Wade Allen, President
Award Amount: $99,958.00
Abstract:
With an aging aircraft fleet and an ongoing period of combat, the USAF must look more to ground based simulation to supplement flight training. Objective measures are needed, however, to insure that a training environment with limitations in force cueing adequately transfers back to flight. Systems… More

STI-TP-1120-Virtual Evacuation Vehicles for Training Medics (VEV-TM)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Ed Bachelder, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,957.00
Abstract:
Casualty evacuation (CASEVAC) in Iraq and Afghanistan has often been conducted remotely from the point of injury (POI) due to medical vehicle vulnerability to attacks. However, 90% of all soldiers who have historically died due to battle injuries did so before they were treated at a medical facility… More

Real-Time Methods for Adaptive Suppression of Adverse Aeroservoelastic Dynamics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Brian P. Danowsky, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,954.00
Abstract:
Adverse aeroservoelastic (ASE) interaction is a problem on new and existing aircraft of all types causing repeated loading, enhanced fatigue and undesirable oscillations for pilots. Traditionally, to suppress adverse ASE interaction, notch and/or roll off filters have been utilized in the flight… More

Smart Adaptive Flight Effective Cue (SAFE-Cue)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: David H. Klyde, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,945.00
Abstract:
As a means to enhance aviation safety, numerous adaptive control techniques have been developed to maintain aircraft stability and safety of flight in the presence of failures or damage. The techniques apply a wide array of adaptations from simple gain scheduling to on-line learning algorithms.… More

Fused Reality for Enhanced Flight Test Capabilities

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Edward Bachelder Systems Technology, Inc., Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,997.00
Abstract:
In terms of relevancy to piloted evaluation, there remains no substitute for actual flight tests even when considering the fidelity and effectiveness of modern ground-based simulators. In addition to real world cueing, flight test provides subtle but key intangibles that cannot be duplicated in a… More

Flying Qualities Metrics and Design Guidelines for Modern Transport Aircraft

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: David H. Klyde, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,942.00
Abstract:
Current and planned transport aircraft designs are making more use of fly-by-wire technology, allowing an unprecedented design space for control laws, including adaptive control concepts, and resulting response-types. The resulting higher order responses do not lend themselves well to the modal… More

A Flight Centered Approach to Assess Dynamic Flight Simulation and Simulator Force Cueing Fidelity

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: David H. Klyde, Technical Director
Award Amount: $749,909.00
Abstract:
With an aging aircraft fleet and an ongoing period of combat, the USAF must look more to ground based simulation to supplement flight training. Objective measures are needed, however, to insure that a training environment with limitations in force cueing adequately transfers back to flight. Systems… More

STI-TP-1127-Advanced Turboshaft Engine/Drivetrain Modeling Technique for Real Time Rotorcraft Simulation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Chi-Ying Liang, Treasurer
Award Amount: $69,988.00
Abstract:
Simulation is an indispensable tool in the development and evolution of modern rotorcraft designs and flight training activities, with the gas turbine engine being a particularly demanding component to simulate. To provide for enhanced simulation fidelity regarding this critical component, the Army… More

STI-TP-1119-Optimal Autorotative Profiles Using Active Inceptor Cueing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Edward Bachelder, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $79,998.00
Abstract:
Rotorcraft autorotation is a particularly challenging maneuver whose training demands are inadequately addressed in military or civilian aviation. Tactile safeguards may be one of the most effective means for protecting against control misapplication due to training gaps and negative training. In… More

Simulation Techniques for Studying Night Driver Effects on Driver Behavior

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOT
Principal Investigator: Wade Allen, President & Technical Director – (310) 679-2281
Award Amount: $149,923.87
Abstract:
To properly simulate nighttime visibility conditions for driving simulation, one must first consider visibility issues in human vision. From a safety point of view, the driver must see road markings to maintain lane position and navigate complex intersections. The driver must also be able to… More

Smart Adaptive Flight Effective Cue (SAFE-Cue)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: David H. Klyde, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,972.00
Abstract:
To enhance aviation safety, numerous adaptive control techniques have been developed to maintain aircraft stability and performance in the presence of failures or damage. Flight evaluations of various adaptive controllers conducted by NASA and others have shown great promise. In some cases… More

Real-Time Methods for Adaptive Suppression of Adverse Aeroservoelastic Dynamics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Cecy Pelz, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,977.00
Abstract:
Adverse aeroservoelastic interaction is a problem on aircraft of all types causing repeated loading, enhanced fatigue, undesirable oscillations and catastrophic flutter. Traditionally, to suppress adverse aeroservoelastic interaction, notch and/or roll off filters are used in the primary flight… More

A Peripheral Motion Contrast Test for Prediciting Unsafe Older Driver Perfomance

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: R. W. Allen – 310-679-2281
Award Amount: $149,792.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): For a normal individual, driving is the most complex and dangerous activity that he/she will participate in on a daily basis. Accident statistics show that drivers above the age of 65 are involved in more accidents thanany other group except novice drivers.… More

Translation and Dissemination of Simulators for Novice Drivers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: R. W. Allen – 310-679-2281
Award Amount: $598,999.00
Abstract:
****NOTICE: ABSTRACT EXTRACTED FROM APPLICATION FOR REPORTING CATEGORIES AND DISEASE CODING (RCDC). THIS TEXT HAS NOT BEEN PROOFED BY SRA. WHEN THE UPLOADED ABSTRACT IS NOT IN THE EXPECTED FORMAT, THE EXTRACTED TEXT MAY BE INCORRECT OR INCOMPLETE.**** PROJECT SUMMARY Traffic accidents are the… More

Toward a Virtual Flight Test Capability

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: Stanford University
Principal Investigator: Brian Danowsky, Sr. Research Engineer – (310) 679-2281
Award Amount: $99,956.00
RI Contact: Ada Glucksman
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Advanced computational methods and increased computing power have brought about a new age of modeling and simulation capability for full aircraft configurations. These advances have provided the potential ability to conduct accurate computational analysis representative of experimental… More

Unsteady Airfoil Design Optimization with Application to Dynamic Stall

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Brian Danowsky, Senior Research Engineer – (310) 679-2281
Award Amount: $99,938.00
Abstract:
The proposed work will develop the RObust unsteady aerodynaMic shapE Optimization (ROMEO) Tool specialized for design and optimization of airfoil shapes that alleviate adverse dynamic stall characteristics resulting from unsteady motion in viscous turbulent flow. The strategy is to use a high… More

STI-TP-1120-Virtual Evacuation Vehicles for Training Medics (VEV-TM)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Edward Bachelder, Principal Research Engine – (310) 679-2281
Award Amount: $749,919.00
Abstract:
Casualty evacuation (CASEVAC) in Iraq and Afghanistan has often been conducted remotely from the point of injury (POI) due to vulnerability of ambulances to attack. To improve this situation, the Heavy Armored Ground Ambulance (HAGA) has recently been deployed. However, no HAGAs have been available… More

Vehicle Dynamics and Motion Drive for Realtime Simulators

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: R. Allen, Technical Director – (310) 679-2281
Award Amount: $365,372.00
Abstract:
Advances in simulator technology have allowed researchers to move the test track/range into the virtual world. To insure proper transfer of experience, the many simulator components must work in harmony. This Phase II proposal addresses the motion cueing and steering system feel for hexapod-based… More

STI-TP-1134-BD-Control Surface Buffet Load Measurement

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Brian Danowsky, Principal Investigator – (310) 679-2281
Award Amount: $998,755.00
Abstract:
Current airframe sensors are unsuitable for measuring unsteady aerodynamic buffet loads, which can be of significant amplitude and occur at frequencies that excite the aeroelastic dynamics, dramatically decreasing fatigue life. As part of SBIR Phase I work Systems Technology, Inc., with Moog, Inc.… More

Creating Spatial Disorientation in Flight Simulation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOT
Principal Investigator: David H. Klyde, Vice President Research & Engineering – (310) 679-2281
Award Amount: $149,932.69
Abstract:
Loss of control associated with an inability of pilots to recover from upsets and unusual attitudes is the leading cause of world-wide commercial jet accidents. A key component in many of these events is pilot spatial disorientation. Improved pilot training in these abnormal flight conditions,… More

Reduced Order Aeroservoelastic Models with Rigid Body Modes

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Peter M. Thompson, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $124,920.00
Abstract:
Complex aeroelastic and aeroservoelastic phenomena can be modeled on complete aircraft configurations, generating models with millions of degrees of freedom. Reduced order models are used for systems and control analysis. The ability to do so on freely supported vehicles has been demonstrated… More

Natural Dialogue based Gesture Recognition for Unmanned Aerial System Carrier Deck Operations

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Edward Bachelder, Techical Director of Fused Reality – (310) 679-2281
Award Amount: $149,970.00
Abstract:
"Remotely sensed data has an inherent physical detachment from the environment being sensed. At a high-level, we propose leveraging Oblong Industries"revolutionary g-speak platform to restore fully embodied situational awareness through multimodal interaction within the ICEbox… More

Advanced Helo Display for Zero-Zero Shipboard Landings

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Edward Bachelder, Techical Director of Fuse – (310) 679-2281
Award Amount: $79,955.00
Abstract:
Landing a piloted helicopter such as the SH-60R on the moving deck of a small ship currently requires close cooperation between the pilot, copilot, Landing Safety Officer (LSO), and the onboard Sensor Operator (for RAST/free deck recoveries). This critical task is resource-intensive and can be… More