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Company Information:

Name: 21st Century Technologies Inc.
Address: 6011 West Courtyard Drive
Bldg 5, Suite 300
Austin, TX
Located in HUBZone: No
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
Phone: (512) 342-0010

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $6,012,848.00 63
SBIR Phase II $22,761,425.00 34
STTR Phase I $539,960.00 6
STTR Phase II $1,981,643.00 3

Award List:

BattleView: A Distributed System for Intelligent Integrated Hypermedia Presentation Services for the Digital Battlefield

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Sherry Marcus, Ph.d.
Award Amount: $66,768.00
Abstract:
A number of applications in other commercial as well as military sectors require that multiple distributed data sources be consulted when a specific need arises, and that the results of these consultations be presented to the user. Often, these results are complex and involve multiple documents. … More

SCALABLE MULTIMEDIA DATABASE INTEGRATION AND VISUALIZATION TECHNOLOGY

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Sherry Marcus, Ph.d.
Award Amount: $69,821.00
Abstract:
In this proposal, we will develop a uniform framework, called a multimedia mediator, for integrating and querying multimedia data as well as heterogenous data located on a distributed network. The multimedia mediator will use distributed computing technology to scale up to real-world applications. … More

Data Mining and Integration Technologies for Information Exploitation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Sherry Marcus
Award Amount: $99,735.00
Abstract:
We shall deliver an information exploitation demonstration prototype simulatirsg actual rlata exploitation. Within this prototype we shall deliver five different types of capabilities. The first three capabilities are data mining tools. These tools shall demonstrate the capability of identifying… More

Data Mining Techniques for Plan Sentinel Development

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Sherry Marcus
Award Amount: $98,972.00
Abstract:
We propose a plan sentinel prototype consisting of three components. The first component is the development of a plan mining tool which identifies and computes false or missing assumptions and deviations to plans and time phased tasks. The second component, the annotated database, computes plans… More

Workflow Management and Prioritization for Allocator and Assessor Processing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Sherry Marcus, Ph.d.
Award Amount: $98,972.00
Abstract:
The current problem of handling thousands of workflows and hundreds of tasks associated with these workflows within the current ALP architecture is enormous. In this effort we propose efficient and scalable data structure and algorithms that can order the workflows and associated tasks to be… More

Agent Based Dynamic View Management System for Distributed Integrated Shipboard Databases on the Internet

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Sherry Marcus
Award Amount: $68,874.00
Abstract:
We shall develop a dynamic agent web architecture and software prototype that builds on top of COTS database integration technology to deliver view management and data mining services.The data mining services shall consist of case based reasoning and association. We shall use case based reasoning… More

Dynamic Data Mining for Information Exploitation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Sherry Marcus
Award Amount: $99,950.00
Abstract:
Sucessful completion of Phase I efforts shall provide the Air Force with an intelligent dynamic data mining architecture and demonstration prototype. We shall develop the concept of a profile that shall be used as a basis for identification and linking of relationships based on a rough sketch or… More

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Sherry Marcus
Award Amount: $749,651.00

MAPMS: Multi Agent Performance Monitoring System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Sherry Marcus
Award Amount: $98,585.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Sherry Marcus
Award Amount: $738,911.00

Performance & Cooperation Among Multiple Autonomous Space-based Agents

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Darrin Taylor, Chief Operating Officer
Award Amount: $69,987.00
Abstract:
Autonomous planning of space-based unmanned craft is at the cutting edge of science and technology. Problems associated with planning arise when multiple independent agents each on separate spacecraft must work in a coordinated fashion for a combined mission. This proposal examines the ramifications… More

A Two Way Integration of HLA and Cougaar Technologies

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Darrin Taylor, Vice President
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
"We propose a two way integration of logistics and simulation technologiesincorporating Cougaar and HLA technologies. At one end of the integration,we propose to exploit simulation technologies to drive the major inputs ofthe logistics and the distribution pipeline. At the other end, the logistics… More

ATO Link: A Link Analysis and Information Dominance Tool for ATO Planning

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Sherry Marcus, President
Award Amount: $99,775.00
Abstract:
"The objective of this Phase I effort is to produce "ATO Link", an operational link analysis prototype, that can predict and identify planning and re-planning conflicts during the ATO (Air Tasking Order) planning process. The analyst will have thecapability to perform many "what if" scenarios and… More

Link Analysis for Dynamic Planning and Execution

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Sherry Marcus, President
Award Amount: $718,271.00
Abstract:
"The objective of this Phase II effort is the development and operationaltest insertion of ATO Link, an effects-based dynamic planning andscheduling tool that exploits link analysis and optimizationtechnologies. This capability can be inserted into TAP, the Theatre AirPlanning System currently in… More

Distributed, Dynamic Space-Based Logistics Contingency Planning

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Darrin Taylor, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,912.00
Abstract:
Space travel is fraught with ever changing emergencies and accidents that place human life and expensive one-of-a-kind autonomous systems at risk. Hypothetical collisions with space debris, human and computer errors are just a few examples of such risk. In this effort, we propose space based… More

Enhancements to SAAS-MOD for Increased ASP Productivity

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Sherry Marcus, President
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
"We propose two key enhancements to the SAAS-MOD system that encompasses the major Phase I objectives. The first enhancement to SAAS-MOD proposed is the optimization of the UCL for maximally efficient collection of those items at the ASP. The added valueofthis optimization will be a physical"… More

Effects-Based Counter Terrorism Operations

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Darrin Taylor, Vice President
Award Amount: $99,983.00
Abstract:
The objective of this Phase I effort is to apply concepts in social network analysis to support effects-based plan development at the strategic level for counter-terrorist operations. We will exploit Dr. John Lemmer's CAT (Causal Analysis Tool) tosupport plan assessment. Mr John Beyerle, an EBO… More

Advanced Information Understanding Algorithms to Detect Counter-Terrorist Activity in Support of Total Force Protection

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Sherry Marcus, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,991.00
Abstract:
In this proposal 21st Century Technologies will (1) conceptually combine multiple social network patterns to provide greater visibility and a deeper understanding of anomalous and possibly terrorist behaviors to support force protection (2) implementthese combined constructs into an social… More

Scalable Heterogeneous Social Network Analysis

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Sherry Marcus, President
Award Amount: $99,000.00
Abstract:
21st Century Technologies and Mr. Valdis Krebs, a social network expert , will (1) combine multiple social network patterns to provide visibility and situational awareness of anomalous and potentially terrorist behaviors (2) implement these combinedpatterns into an social network pattern… More

GREAT: Graph-based Rapid Extraction and Analysis Tool

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Sherry E. Marcus, President
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
GREAT, Graph-based Extraction and Analytical Tool will enable teams of subject matter experts (SMEs) to author knowledge bases directly and easily without knowledge engineers serving as intermediaries. 21st Century Technologies and BBN Technologies shalldemonstrate rapid knowledge formation of… More

Graph Matching Intrusion Detection for the Insider Threat

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Sherry Marcus, CEO
Award Amount: $119,805.00
Abstract:
We propose the Graph Matching Intrusion Detection (GMID) system, a novel approach to detecting insider and coordinated insider-outsider threats based on our algorithms for solving the subgraph isomorphism (graph matching) problem. GMID performs datafusion on information from dense sensor networks… More

Future Theater Distribution System (FTDS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Sherry Marcus, President
Award Amount: $120,000.00
Abstract:
The Future Combat System is drawing from the Operation and Organization Plan and Operational Requirements Document a concept of having a 72 combat pulse, with rotation of the combat elements back to the MSS for resupply and rest before rotating back intoanother 72 pulse. During the combat pulse,… More

Graph Matching and Metrics Intrusion Detection System (GMIDS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Thayne Coffman, Principal Scientist
Award Amount: $729,960.00
Abstract:
The Graph Matching and Metrics Intrusion Detection System (GMIDS) is a novel approach to detecting insider and coordinated insider-outsider threats. GMIDS is based on our proven algorithms for graph-based pattern matching, social network analysis, linkanalysis, and statistical pattern recognition. … More

Information Fusion System for Counter-Terrorism Operations

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Sherry Marcus, President
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
In this Phase I SBIR , we shall demonstrate, the Integrated Fusion Dashboard, a system that can fuse uncertainties from multi-source data sets using two distinct detection mechanisms. To ensure that the fused product makes sense to the counter-terrorismanalyst, we are pleased to have Mr. Craig… More

Advanced Information Understanding Algorithms to Detect Counter-Terrorist Activity in Support of Total Force Protection

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Sherry Marcus
Award Amount: $746,691.00
Abstract:
21st Century Technologies proposes NETWAR: Predictive Threat Analysis for Computer Network Defense, a Phase II SBIR proposal. The objective of NETWAR is to develop an advanced knowledge discovery capability that would support the Air Force Information Warfare Center (AFIWC), a component within the… More

Integrated Force and Sustainment Flow Analysis System to Support Distribution-Based Logistics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Sherry Marcus, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $729,822.00
Abstract:
The major goal of this Phase II effort is to develop an embedded CLBT process force/sustainment flow analysis system that supports a tight integration between sustainment and force flows at the ISB. The general technical approach of the proposed IFAS2 (Integrated Force And Sustainment Flow Analysis… More

Intermediate Staging Base Planner

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Darrin Taylor, Vice President
Award Amount: $729,702.00
Abstract:
The overall goal of the Phase I effort is to develop Intermediate Staging Base (ISB) planning capabilities. To achieve this goal, we identified three major objectives. The first objective is to arrange assets on the ISB as to optimize support for ISB customers. We examined the utility of Genetic… More

Structure from Motion

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Thayne Coffman, Principal Scientist
Award Amount: $99,944.00
Abstract:
State-of-the-art Structure From Motion (SFM) techniques are combined with novel methods to yield a real-time SFM capability for long calibrated image sequences. Unlike most approaches, the work is tailored to long continuous sequences of calibrated imagery generated from the near-planar… More

Expert Intelligent Match of Requirements and Solutions

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Paula Dewitte, Director, New Business Development
Award Amount: $99,995.00
Abstract:
Ex-PERT, proposed under this SBIR, will aid a human decision maker in filtering contractor proposed solutions that match requirements, reducing the time to select an appropriate solution and hence, reducing the overall system development cycle-time. The work effort will 1) develop a capability to… More

Pattern Recognition for Aircraft Maintainer Troubleshooting

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Paula deWitte, Director
Award Amount: $99,974.00
Abstract:
A significant maintenance problem is to prescribe the best corrective action for a problem; thus requiring a system to be capable of reasoning about a history of symptoms and corrective actions. Considerable time and cost savings could occur if maintainers were provided with the best corrective… More

Strategic Effects-based Objective Approach to Determine the Likelihood of Possible Terrorist Attacks

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DHS
Principal Investigator: Paula S. DeWitte, Director, New Business Development
Award Amount: $99,983.00
Abstract:
The goal of this research is to extend TMODS (Terrorist Modus Operandi Detection System), that has been funded by DARPA¿s EELD (Evidence Extraction and Link Discovery) and Genoa 2, and TIA programs. TMODS uses terrorist network analysis (TNA) to build the representation for abnormal social networks… More

Structure from Motion

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Thayne Coffman, Principal Scientist
Award Amount: $623,869.00
Abstract:
The Real-Time Structure From Motion (RTSFM) system combines state-of-the-art techniques and novel methods to compute 3D models of battlefields in real time from calibrated image sequences. Unlike most computational stereo approaches, the work is tailored for long sequences of calibrated imagery… More

Expert Intelligent Match of Requirements and Solutions

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Paula deWitte, Director, New Business De
Award Amount: $749,987.00
Abstract:
ExPERT is an intelligent search engine that unifies neurosymbolic computing with advanced natural language processing techniques derived from ontological semantics. The primary operational goal for ExPERT is for use in determing whether a proposed solution matches identified Air Force needs in… More

Information Fusion System for Counter-Terrorism Operations

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Seth Greenblatt, Chief Scientist
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
21 st Century Technologies Inc proposes the Integrated Fusion Dashboard, a level 2-3 knowledge-based asymmetric pattern recognition, detection, and fusion framework supporting persistent and adaptive surveillance collection strategies. We shall exploit specialized detectors, learning and reasoning… More

Advanced Future Fires and Effect Component Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Logan Gilbert, Senior Software Engineer
Award Amount: $69,967.00
Abstract:
The aim of this project is to research, develop, and validate Advanced Future Fires and Effects Component Technology (AFFECT), a system focused on significant improvement of network-centric fires management, control and execution. The proposed system would provide foundational components for the… More

NOMAD: Advanced Algorithms for Prediction, Display, and Visualization of Moving Targets

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Darrin Taylor, Vice President
Award Amount: $69,921.00
Abstract:
In this Phase I, we shall develop NOMAD, a moving target prediction system. For each moving enemy target, NOMAD exploits (1) models describing the physical behavior of the moving target and (2) live intelligence about the target from spots reports or sensors such as UAV's. Using this as input,… More

Strategic Effects-based Objective Approach to Determine the Likelihood of Possible Terrorist Attacks

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DHS
Principal Investigator: Paula S. DeWitte, Director, New Business Development – (512) 342-0010
Award Amount: $749,957.00
Abstract:
The goal of this research is to extend TMODS (Terrorist Modus Operandi Detection System), that has been funded by DARPA¿s EELD (Evidence Extraction and Link Discovery) and Genoa 2, and TIA programs. TMODS uses terrorist network analysis (TNA) to build the representation for abnormal social networks… More

Automated Tools to Assist FDO Duties

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Paula deWitte, Director, New Business Development
Award Amount: $99,992.00
Abstract:
21st Century Technologies presents the Phase I SBIR project, TEGO (from Latin, tego, to conceal, protect, shield). TEGO will analyze text messages between US and foreign coalition personnel to detect disclosure-perhaps unintentional-of sensitive information to generate an alert for a human decision… More

ATO-STREAM: Streaming ATO Generation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Darrin Taylor, Vice President
Award Amount: $99,957.00
Abstract:
Today's ATO process is inherently complex, and the complexity increases as the Air Force moves to Effects-based Operations (EBO) and dynamic tasking. To support these next generation Air Tasking requirements, 21st Century Technologies and C3I Associates present ATO-Stream, a capability, leveraging… More

Foveated ACquisition, Tracking, and Object Recognition (FACTOR)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Thayne Coffman, Principal Scientist
Award Amount: $99,947.00
Abstract:
Recently-developed foveating optical sensors like the VASI camera offer new opportunities to significantly increase the effectiveness of automated munitions, unmanned aerial vehicles, and missile defense systems. Foveating sensors reduce the bandwidth and computation required to perform image… More

APEX: Adaptive and Peripheral surveillance fusion Engine

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: CALSPAN-UB RESEARCH CENTER
Principal Investigator: James Snyder, Technical Team Lead
Award Amount: $69,991.00
RI Contact: Kevin W. Leous
Abstract:
It is computationally infeasible to implement a complete Level 2/3-fusion solution that has detailed knowledge of all parts of an area of interest all the time. A staged approach is needed where the first stage implements a real time peripheral vision sensor analysis to identify asymmetric threats.… More

Comprehensive, Advanced Vulnerability of Infrastructure Assessment Tool (CAVIAT)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Arthur Keen, Technical Team Lead
Award Amount: $99,000.00
Abstract:
21st Century Technologies, Inc. (21CT), leveraging our expertise and experience in graph-based pattern matching, threat/vulnerability assessment and our team of experts propose CAVIAT, a Comprehensive and Advanced Vulnerability of Infrastructure Assessment Tool. CAVIAT is an intelligent agent based… More

Algorithmic Tools for Adversarial Games

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: UNIV. OF MICHIGAN
Principal Investigator: Timothy P. Darr, Technical Team Lead
Award Amount: $99,985.00
RI Contact: Krista L. Campeau
Abstract:
This project will develop and validate a Game-Theoretic Terrorist Modus Operandi Detection System (GT-TMODS) for asymmetric threat detection against politically, socially, and culturally diverse adversaries. GT-TMODS will integrate state-of-the-art game theory and simulation research with proven,… More

Vehicle Structure Recovery from a Moving Aerial Platform (VSRMAP)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: THE UNIV. OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN
Principal Investigator: Thayne Coffman, Principal Scientist
Award Amount: $99,991.00
RI Contact: Rochelle Athey
Abstract:
The Vehicle Structure Recovery from a Moving Aerial Platform (VSRMAP) system gives unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) the ability to generate real-time 3D models of an urban battlefield, including static features and moving and articulated vehicle-sized ground targets. Models are created using a… More

Passive Acquisition, Tracking, and Handoff of Ground Moving Target Indication (PATH)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Thayne Coffman, Principal Scientist
Award Amount: $99,982.00
Abstract:
The Passive Acquisition, Tracking, and Handoff of Ground Moving Target Indication (PATH-GMTI, or PATH) system pushes the combat capabilities of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) forward from their traditional intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance role to a more active role on the battlefield. … More

Foveated ACquisition, Tracking, and Object Recognition (FACTOR)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Thayne Coffman, Principal Scientist
Award Amount: $749,833.00
Abstract:
The ability of U.S. Forces to obtain accurate targeting information from real-time images is limited by time and physical constraints on computer systems. 21st Century Technologies has undertaken the FACTOR project to develop methods which negate these constraints by reducing the amount of data… More

APEX: Adaptive and Peripheral surveillance fusion Engine

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: CALSPAN-U. OF BUFFALO RESEARCH CTR.
Principal Investigator: Seth Greenblatt, Principal Scientist
Award Amount: $489,350.00
RI Contact: Moses Suidit
Abstract:
It is computationally infeasible to implement a complete Level 2/3-fusion solution that has detailed knowledge of all parts of an area of interest all the time. A staged approach is needed where the first stage implements a real time peripheral vision sensor analysis to identify asymmetric threats.… More

TEGO

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Erik Larson, Research Engineer
Award Amount: $739,106.00
Abstract:
Complex rules governing the release of intelligence to multiple coalition partners subject to treaties and organizational memberships (such as NATO) hinder our soldiers' ability to distribute critical intelligence to our allies and coalition partners in a timely fashion. 21st Century Technologies… More

ATO-STREAM: Streaming ATO Generation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Darrin Taylor, Vice President
Award Amount: $743,055.00
Abstract:
The objective of this Phase II effort is the development and operational test insertion of ATO-Stream, an effects-based tool, which supplies the Master Air Attack Plan (MAAP) Chief with a valid MAAP targeting plan for weapon-target pairing in a streaming real-time environment in support of dynamic… More

Passive Acquisition, Tracking, and Handoff of Ground Moving Target Indication (PATH)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Thayne Coffman, Principal Scientist
Award Amount: $749,997.00
Abstract:
The desire of the US Air Force to identify and strike Time Critical Targets (TCT) as quickly as possible, has resulted in increased research into sensors and armament for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), and into the algorithms required to support this new technology. When equipped with computer… More

Metrics for Influence Operation Measurement (MIME)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Arthur Keen, Technical Team Lead
Award Amount: $99,942.00
Abstract:
The USAF is looking for a reliable, statistically quantifiable technique to predict the results of influence operations in such areas as PSYOPS, military deception, counterintelligence, public affairs, OPSEC, and etc. In response to this solicitation, 21st Century Technologies (21CT) proposes… More

ISR -Stream: Streaming ISR Plans

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Darrin Taylor, Vice President
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
The goal of this project is to provide Air Operations Managers with the ability to build and dynamically adjust an Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) plan. The output ISR tasking plan must meet the collection requirements necessary to develop the intelligence preparation of the… More

Situational Awareness using Graph Evaluation (SAGE)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Arthur Keen, Technical Team Lead
Award Amount: $99,982.00
Abstract:
Current situational awareness methods on DoD networks focus on collecting ever-increasing amounts of network generated data while the resources to analyze it remain relatively fixed. The deployment of the Global Information Grid (GIG) will exacerbate this problem in expanding the size of defense… More

Geographical Interdependency Awareness Tool (GIAT)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Logan Gilbert, Senior Research Engineer
Award Amount: $99,974.00
Abstract:
21st Century Technologies, Inc. (21CT), leveraging our expertise and experience in threat, vulnerability, and criticality assessments throughout the Infrastructure Network, proposes GIAT, the Geographical Interdependency Awareness Tool, which will enable understanding interdependencies among… More

NAVIGATOR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Research Institution: GEORGE MASON UNIV.
Principal Investigator: Robby Morgan
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: Ann T. McGuigan
Abstract:
21st Century Technologies, in partnership with George Mason University, present Navigator, a system to inspect and analyze network traffic and configurations in order to prevent and detect intrusions. Navigator's graph-based representation will combine information about configuration (including… More

Dynamically Obfuscating Virtual Execution Engine (DOVE)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Braxton Thomason, Senior Research Engineer
Award Amount: $119,989.00
Abstract:
The United States Army is increasingly dependent on weapons platforms that rely on commercial off the shelf (COTS) hardware coupled with mission critical embedded software. Autonomous weapons platforms such as unmanned aerial reconnaissance vehicles and bomb/mine defusing robots are very effective… More

Dynamically Obfuscating Virtual Execution Engine (DOVE)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Braxton Thomason, Technical Lead
Award Amount: $729,987.00
Abstract:
The United States Army is increasingly dependent on weapons platforms that rely on commercial off the shelf (COTS) hardware coupled with mission critical embedded software. Autonomous weapons platforms such as unmanned aerial reconnaissance vehicles and bomb/mine defusing robots are very effective… More

Security Policy Enforcement and Compliance System (SPECS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Arthur Keen, Technical Team Lead
Award Amount: $99,994.00
Abstract:
While the advantages of the Global Information Grid (GIG) cannot be overstated, the challenge of maintaining security policies effectively is a daunting task. This huge network incorporates a diverse array of components and is designed to be highly dynamic and mobile. Asserting control over the… More

WISE-TMODS: Wargame Intelligent Strategy Engine

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: John Thele, Senior Research Engineer
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Adversaries of the United States are increasingly using non-traditional tactics and strategies to create a highly unpredictable and dangerous environment for military operations. To prepare for future adversary actions, the military leadership is employing synthetic battlespace environments for… More

IO-STREAM: Integration of Information Warfare (IW) and Strike Generation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Darrin Taylor, Vice President
Award Amount: $99,997.00
Abstract:
The aim of this project is to research and develop Information Operations Stream (IO-Stream) a technology that will enable force synchronization to achieve a desired effect in high tempo, dynamic environments. IO-Stream is an extension of our existing, demonstrated air tasking order (ATO)… More

Impact Modeling and Prediction of Attacks on Cyber Targets (IMPACT)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Sherry Marcus, CEO
Award Amount: $99,981.00
Abstract:
Data fusion techniques applied to intrusion detection and network defense have recently shown promise in multi-stage attack detection and network situation assessment. However, to provide full situation awareness, cyber attack impact assessment and future attack prediction must be addressed. 21st… More

AALF: Adjustable Adaptive Language speech Filter

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Matthew McClain, Sr. Research Engineer
Award Amount: $99,985.00
Abstract:
The ability to efficiently process intelligence data is critical to fighting the global war on terror. A major source of this data is recorded speech. Therefore, the performance of speech processing applications (speech recognition and speaker identification applications, for example) depends on… More

Human and Unmanned Teams for Tracking Elusive Dismounts (HUNTED)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Thayne Coffman, Principal Scientist
Award Amount: $99,971.00
Abstract:
The autonomy of Unmanned Systems (UMS) must increase if they are to be fully leveraged by small military units. Current unmanned systems require at least one human operator per platform to function in a combat environment, preventing small military units from deploying UMS teams for collaborative… More

Document Classification and Summarization System (DOCS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Steven Hilderbrand, Research Engineer
Award Amount: $99,951.00
Abstract:
21st Century Technologies (21CT), is proposing the development of DOCS (Document Classification and Summarization System), a document management system which applies natural language processing (NLP) techniques to provide a cross-domain solution (CDS) for document dissemination. DOCS will utilize… More

Theory and Application of Foveated Acquisition and Tracking (TAFAT)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Thayne Coffman, Principal Scientist
Award Amount: $99,993.00
Abstract:
The proposed Theory and Application of Foveated Acquisition and Tracking (TAFAT) effort will develop both the theory and the application of target acquisition, tracking, and recognition for high-speed digitally foveating cameras. Digitally foveating cameras offer fundamentally new capabilities that… More

SENTRY : IED COUNTERMEASURE SIMULATION & PREDICTION TOOL

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Tim Darr, Principal Scientist
Award Amount: $69,989.00
Abstract:
According to the Iraq Study Group, US Forces must continue to support Iraq to prevent the government from falling and being influenced by neighboring countries (Syria and Iran) and to prevent a propaganda coupe for Al Qaeda and the spread of radical Islam. Our soldiers, marines, and sailors are… More

IO-STREAM: Integration of Information Warfare (IW) and Strike Generation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Darrin Taylor, Chief Technology Officer
Award Amount: $749,840.00
Abstract:
The aim of this project is to research and develop Information Operations Stream (IO-Stream) a technology to enable force synchronization to achieve a desired effect in high tempo, dynamic environments. IO-Stream is an extension of our existing, demonstrated air tasking order (ATO) technologies to… More

SPECS: Security Policy Enforcement and Compliance System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Robert Morgan, Technical Lead
Award Amount: $374,579.00
Abstract:
21st Century Technologies presents this Phase II SBIR effort, entitled: Security Policy Enforcement and Compliance System (SPECS). SPECS is a framework for managing security policy on super-sized, diverse and dynamic networks. SPECS automates policy management by encoding policies in an ontology… More

Pattern, group, and link Analytics to support Sudden Spirit (PASS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: CUBRC
Principal Investigator: Sherry Marcus, CEO/Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,999.00
RI Contact: Kevin W. Leous
Abstract:
The 21CT Team comprised of 21st Century Technologies (21CT) and Calspan University of Buffalo Research Center (CUBRC) presents PASS, Pattern, group, and link Analytics to support Sudden Spirit. PASS will integrate 21CT and CUBRC's Link and Group Understanding (LGU) technology into the Air Force … More

Passive Optical Modeling (POM)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: THE UNIV. OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN
Principal Investigator: Thayne Coffman, Principal Scientist
Award Amount: $750,000.00
RI Contact: Rochelle Athey
Abstract:
The Passive Optical Modeling (POM) system will be developed in partnership between 21st Century Technologies and the University of Texas at Austin. POM gives aerial platforms the ability to reconstruct 3D models of static backgrounds and moving vehicles using only low-altitude passive imagery. POM… More

Global Information Grid Automated Document Classification and Summarization System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Stephen Hilderbrand, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,990.00
Abstract:
Warfighters, policymakers, and support personnel are quickly overwhelmed by the vast amount of information that must be examined and sorted for sensitive content. This presents a need for an enterprise-wide software solution to perform automated classification, distillation, and reclassification for… More

Spotter: Exploiting Large-Format Imagery via Foveated Visual Search

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Thayne Coffman, Principal Scientist
Award Amount: $99,994.00
Abstract:
The proposed Spotter effort develops the algorithms necessary to exploit large format (LF) imagery in an operational environment with layered sensor platforms by cueing high-resolution sensors in order to reduce downstream data volume. In order to support analysts conducting intelligence,… More

Impact Modeling and Prediction of Attacks on Cyber Targets (IMPACT)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Logan Gilbert, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $746,489.00
Abstract:
Cyber networks are a critical part of the nation's security. Not only do cyber networks protect critical and sensitive information, they also enable vital functions both in the U.S. and abroad, in the military as well as in the commercial realm and are therefore a valuable target for international… More

Global Information Grid Automated Document Classification and Summarization System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Stephen Hilderbrand, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $748,837.00
Abstract:
The Department of Defense (DoD) requires an automated process to aid the timely dissemination of information to those with need to know without exposing secure information. Though security requirements often take a higher priority than users' need for information, it is also imperative that… More

Exploitation of Network-Based Information

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Robert Morgan, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,998.00
Abstract:
The transition of Department of Defense (DoD) infrastructure to a Net-centric Enterprise Services (NCES) architecture on a Global Information Grid (GID) is dramatically increasing the connectedness between military, civilian, and intelligence personnel and the networks they employ. With the… More

Rapid Identification of Asymmetric Threat Networks from Large Amounts of Unstructured Data

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Matt McClain, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $69,948.00
Abstract:
21st Century Technologies (21CT) proposes PRESAGE, a fast, mobile, and robust computational tool for automated analysis of extremely large sets of unstructured information to assist commanders in proactively responding to asymmetric threats. Understanding and influencing the sympathies of the… More

Human and Unmanned Teams for Tracking Elusive Dismounts (HUNTED)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Thayne Coffman, Principal Scientist
Award Amount: $239,979.00
Abstract:
21st Century Technologies, Inc. (21CT) presents the Human and Unmanned Teaming for Tracking Elusive Dismounts (HUNTED) effort. HUNTED gives small units direct control over a coordinated team of two or more unmanned systems (UMS) to perform superior search, detection, and tracking of elusive… More

Theory and Application of Foveated Acquisition and Tracking (TAFAT)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Thayne Coffman, Principal Scientist
Award Amount: $749,952.00
Abstract:
Foveated imagery is ubiquitous in nature, and foveating sensors offer the potential for superior performance in artificial vision systems. However, technical and user acceptance barriers caused in part by a lack of mature theory currently hinder the exploitation of foveated imagery on the… More

SENTRY : IED COUNTERMEASURE SIMULATION & PREDICTION TOOL

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Craig Chase, VP of Research and Techno
Award Amount: $449,104.00
Abstract:
According to the Iraq Study Group, US Forces must continue to support Iraq to prevent the government from falling and being influenced by neighboring countries (Syria and Iran) and to prevent a propaganda coupe for Al Qaeda and the spread of radical Islam. Our soldiers, marines, and sailors are… More

AALF: Adjustable Adaptive Language speech Filter

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Matt McClain, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $749,722.00
Abstract:
The ability to efficiently process intelligence data is critical to fighting the global war on terror. A major source of this data is recorded speech. Therefore, the performance of speech processing applications (speech recognition and speaker identification applications, for example) depends on… More

PRESAGE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Matthew McClain, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $448,286.00
Abstract:
PRESAGE is a robust computational tool that employs artificial neural network machine learning technologies to automate the analysis of extremely large sets of unstructured information. The PRESAGE solution takes a broad view of unstructured information analysis, learning correlations between… More

3DWAR: 3D Wide Area Reconstruction

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Thayne Coffman, Principal Scientist
Award Amount: $98,991.00
Abstract:
The 3D Wide Area Reconstruction (3DWAR) effort brings the operational benefits of superior 3D reconstructions to the warfighter. Superior performance is achieved by combining super-resolution (SR) and computational stereo processing to reconstruct 3D models of the combat environment with voxel size… More

RFCode: Robust Foveated Encoding

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Thayne Coffman, Principal Scientist
Award Amount: $69,998.00
Abstract:
The Robust Foveated Encoding (RFCode) Phase 1 effort will improve battlefield capabilities and situational awareness by generating a detailed design and performance analysis for applying three emerging technologies to an advanced video compression system for unreliable tactical networks. RFCode uses… More

CLAD: Classification Labeling of Aggregated Data

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Laura Hitt, Project Manager
Award Amount: $99,926.00
Abstract:
CLAD is a web service to ensure that all data entering a network is properly labeled, and that the aggregate data available to users is within their clearance. CLAD verifies all incoming data as properly labeled, adds the metadata of each document to the metadata of the collection, conducts a… More

ASCRIBE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Laura Hitt, Lead Scientist
Award Amount: $69,960.00
Abstract:
Asymmetric actors and the networks in which they operate are prominent components in the modern battlespace. While the United States has developed sophisticated data gathering capabilities and recent technological innovations have led to improved information fusion, massive volumes of data remain… More

ARCHIVE: Adaptive Responses to Context and History in Video Exploitation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Thayne Coffman, Principal Scientist
Award Amount: $99,969.00
Abstract:
Archive enables improved exploitation of persistent wide-area sensors. These sensors offer new capabilities for maintaining battlefield situational awareness, but realization of their benefits is blocked by bandwidth limitations that prevent sending all the imagery to the ground, and by human… More

Spotter: Target Acquisition in Large Format Imagery

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Ron Larcom, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $709,891.00
Abstract:
The Spotter Phase 2 effort augments the successful Phase 1 approach to provide advanced automatic target acquisition algorithms tailored to exploit large format (LF) imagery. 21st Century Technologies, Inc. (21CT) proposes a suite of detection algorithms specifically designed to address the… More

CEDAR (Complex Event Discovery, Analysis, and Ranking)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: CUBRC
Principal Investigator: Chris Augeri, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,994.00
RI Contact: Kevin Leous
Abstract:
21CT and CUBRC propose CEDAR (Complex Event Discovery, Analysis, and Ranking), a robust framework to detect and analyze indicators of complex activities, such as an insurgent ambush observable via myriad of simple events in multiple sensor streams. CEDAR will provide a mapping from complex behavior,… More

AURA - Ascertaining Un-Reported Affect

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Ann Vanderlaan, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $98,998.00
Abstract:
Intelligent Tutoring Systems (ITSs) functions as virtual tutors that adapt to student responses. Such ITSs, however, do not yield student learning improvements equivalent to students tutored by human instructors. Ascertaining Un-Reported Affect (AURA) is a closed-loop, platform-independent… More

SWIFTER: Semantic Wiki Infrastructure for Faceted Tracking of Entities and Relations

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Stephen Hilderbrand, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
As the need to monitor ever-increasing amounts of information, the need to fact check continues to grow. It is important for analysts to stay ahead of the information curve; an analysis based on yesterday's news may be erroneous, especially in the case of key information changes. Today, individual… More

Heuristic-Aware Anomaly Detection (HAAD)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Thayne Coffman, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $98,173.00
Abstract:
Cyber Network Operations is a critical new battlefield that holds asymmetric threats to U.S. military, technological, and economic dominance. 21CT's Heuristic-Aware Anomaly Detection (HAAD) approach develops new behavioral threat detection algorithms that provide fast, effective, flexible, and… More

CLAD: Classification Labeling of Aggregated Data

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Laura Hitt, Principal Investigator – (512) 342-0010
Award Amount: $746,472.00
Abstract:
21st Century Technologies (21CT) proposes the Classification Labeling of Aggregated Data (CLAD) Phase 2 effort. CLAD addresses three key challenges in maintaining secure access of documents: 1) ensuring that all documents are properly labeled according to the most current guidelines, 2) providing a… More

SHARP: High Velocity Maintenance Smart OverHaul and Repair

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Logan Gilbert, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $98,334.00
Abstract:
21st Century Technologies (21CT) proposes SHARP, a planning capability for dynamic resource management in work scope optimization for High Velocity Maintenance (HVM). SHARP is based on past 21CT efforts in dynamic and optimal resource allocation, using our ATO-Stream technologies. The ATO-Stream… More

RFCode: Robust Foveated Encoding

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Ron Larcom, Principal Investigator – (512) 682-4730
Award Amount: $729,998.00
Abstract:
The Robust Foveated Encoding (RFCode) Phase II effort will improve battlefield capabilities and situational awareness by generating a portable software library implementing an advanced video compression system for unreliable tactical networks. RFCode uses foveated (variable-resolution) video coding… More

ACCESS: Automated Comparison and Clustering of Entity Signatures

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Sandeep Parikh, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,988.00
Abstract:
21st Century Technologies' (21CT) ACCESS (Automated Comparison and Clustering of Entity SignatureS) research effort addresses the issue of comparing entities such as human personas and networks, so that a more complete assessment of at-risk entities can be made within and across the various domains… More

CEDAR (Complex Event Discovery, Analysis, and Ranking)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: CUBRC
Principal Investigator: Matt McClain, Principal Invesatigator – (512) 682-4735
Award Amount: $742,293.00
RI Contact: William A. Tagliaferri Jr
Abstract:
Successful intelligence operations require the ability to anticipate enemy actions in time to prevent or mitigate their impact. These actions are often part of a complex set of events; for example, an assault on a specific place can involve planning and logistics activity as well as the coordinated… More

NetPAC: Network Prioritization Analysis Capability

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Igor Frolow, Principal Investigator – (512) 682-4719
Award Amount: $98,416.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Through constant cyber attacks targeting our information infrastructure, our country faces a growing threat from nefarious groups and individuals intent on disrupting and destroying our infrastructure and way of life and acquiring military intelligence and intellectual property. Current… More

AIDEN: Analysis of Intelligence Data for Evidence of Networks

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Matthew McClain, Principal Investigator – (512) 682-4735
Award Amount: $69,975.00
Abstract:
The goal of intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) operations is to provide analysts and warfighters with situational awareness information. ISR enterprise systems store data to support these operations, but large volumes make it difficult to locate information of interest, such as key… More

AURA - Ascertaining Un-Reported Affect

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Ron Larcom, Principle Investigators – (512) 682-4730
Award Amount: $749,880.00
Abstract:
Intelligent Tutoring Systems (ITSs) functions as virtual tutors that adapt to student responses. Such ITSs, however, do not yield student learning improvements equivalent to students tutored by human instructors. Ascertaining Un-Reported Affect (AURA) is a closed-loop,… More

ACCESS: Automated Comparison and Clustering of Entity Signatures

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Sandeep Parikh, Principal Investigator – (512) 682-4744
Award Amount: $748,126.00
Abstract:
Available features to detect personas vary depending on the type of intelligence one is observing, and only facets of a persona are observable in each medium. New and enabling technology needs to be developed to search, capture, compare and identify disparate behaviors that may represent personas of… More

Identification of Critical Resources and Cyber Threats in the Physical Domain

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Igor Frolow, Principal Investigator – (512) 682-4719
Award Amount: $149,997.00
Abstract:
Military organizations, civilian government agencies, and private companies are all undergoing an unprecedented growth in cyber attacks targeting their information infrastructures and causing serious disruptions to their operations. To date, much attention has been paid to determining ways to defend… More

Active Software Defense to Reduce Threat Capability Effectiveness

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Jonathan Mugan, Principal Investigator – (512) 682-4730
Award Amount: $149,992.00
Abstract:
The protection of cyber assets is a critical need for the U.S. military. The theft of sensitive software and data threatens our technological and information superiority, putting lives and valuable assets at unnecessary risk. Attacks occur too quickly for human intervention and current automated… More

SHARP: High Velocity Maintenance Smart Overhaul and Repair

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Brian Michalk, Principle Investigator – (512) 682-4739
Award Amount: $643,282.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: SHARP Phase II Option provides a system that creates optimized HVM schedules for the repair of the aircraft fleet at WR/ALC. The technology solves planning problems similar to those encountered in work scope optimization, strategic logistics and prognostic logistics, which are all needs… More

NetPAC: Network Prioritization Analysis Capability

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Igor Frolow, Principal Investigator – (512) 682-4719
Award Amount: $743,110.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Current cyber network defense strategies often focus on treating all tasks or activities that support military missions as if they were of equal importance, thus requiring the same level of protection to mitigate the effects of potential cyber attacks. Clearly, this is not the case.… More

SATPAM - Self Awareness Through Predictive Abstraction Modeling

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Jonathan Mugan, Principal Investigator – (512) 682-4730
Award Amount: $149,997.00
Abstract:
Current computer systems are dumb automatons; their blind execution of instructions makes them open to attack. Their inability to reason means they don"t consider the larger, constantly changing context outside their immediate inputs. Their nearsightedness is particularly dangerous because, in… More

CLAD: Classification Labeling of Aggregated Data

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Laura Hitt, Principal Investigator – (512) 682-4724
Award Amount: $606,745.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: 21CT proposes the Classification Labeling of Aggregated Data (CLAD) Phase 2 effort. CLAD supports a"need-to-share"paradigm to aid in historical cyber traffic analysis and cyber target discovery. The alert-to-share capability determines if multiple analysts are continually… More