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Concurrent Agent-enabled Feature Extraction (CAF?)

Company: 21st Century Systems, Incorporated Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2009 / 1
Abstract: High fidelity, large scale simulations of complex systems pose a very difficult situation to the scientist trying to understand the physical domain and characteristics of their system. Often, it is impossible to manually search through the data that can come out of these simulations, which may range… more

CoolAID

Company: 21st Century Systems, Incorporated Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2009 / 1
Abstract: Providing commanders with accurate, on-the-spot, clear, concise, usable information wins battles and saves lives. With incoming information from many heterogeneous sources, the focus has been primarily on determining what information to present, and visual ways of communicating the information.… more

Space-ACE

Company: 21st Century Systems, Incorporated Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2009 / 1
Abstract: There is a need for a next-generation integrative decision support system for Space Control operations. This next-generation system should provide high-level capabilities for managing case files containing evidence, expert opinions, and data relationships. The system should enhance operator… more

Ordnance Handling MultiAgent System (OHMAS)

Company: 21st Century Systems, Incorporated Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2009 / 1
Abstract: In today's asymmetric warfare, there is a clear need to accelerate the flow of weapons from magazine to aircraft. This involves developing a semi-automated system that will significantly improve ordnance handling aboard air-capable ships. This system should prepare a Weapons Handling Plan using as… more

FolksART

Company: 21st Century Systems, Incorporated Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2009 / 1
Abstract: Historically speaking, subjectivity was mostly considered as problematic and undesirable. Recently, the availability of the inherently subjective folksonomies has made it readily apparent that inherent subjectivity is highly desirable and that it can be accounted for and utilized by superimposing… more

Sensor And Track Fusion for Collaborative Reconnaissance (SEA TRAFFCR)

Company: 21st Century Systems, Incorporated Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2009 / 1
Abstract: The driving force behind ONR's unmanned sea surface vehicle (USSV) program is the great potential for these versatile vehicles to support Navy ships in the littoral environment. However, if USSVs are to fulfill this expectation, efforts must be made to make them less challenging to operate in order… more

Video20/20

Company: 21st Century Systems, Incorporated Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2009 / 1
Abstract: The monitoring of multiple UAV video sources is challenging, in part, due to the poor quality of the video received. Significant video degrading is caused by clouds, haze, and dust in the atmosphere; jitter and blurring from the UAV platform motion; and low video resolution due to sensor… more

Variable Thrust/Specific Impulse Electrospray Propulsion

Company: Alameda Applied Sciences Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2009 / 1
Abstract: Yale University and Alameda Applied Sciences Corporation (AASC) propose to develop a single propellant electrospray micro-thruster for space propulsion with a wide specific impulse range, from 500s at the low end to >2500s, with the goal of 10,000s, while maximizing the performance. Three key prior… more

Nb3Sn Deposition for RF Analysis

Company: Alameda Applied Sciences Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2009 / 2
Abstract: The proposed Ph-II research project will be led by Alameda Applied Sciences Corporation, in collaboration with Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (JLab) and Norfolk State University (NSU) via subcontracts. This team covers the gamut of fundamental research into new Superconducting Radio… more

A Novel Wakefield Gas Jet

Company: Alameda Applied Sciences Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2009 / 2
Abstract: There are numerous fields in which fast pulses of supersonic gas jets are useful. One such application is for the laser wakefield acceleration of electrons. Currently, valves with opening times on the order of hundreds of microseconds and closing times that are even longer are used to supply the… more

A fast pulsed, high flux neutron source for remote 3D imaging of IEDs

Company: Alameda Applied Sciences Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2009 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Alameda Applied Sciences Corp proposes to develop a fast pulse, portable, fast neutron source to detect IED in the field. Our source offers a

Small Engines Designed for High Efficiency, High Power Density and Quiet Operations

Company: XRD, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2009 / 1
Abstract: XRD Inc. will deliver a feasibility study and work plan to produce engines operating on heavy fuel that meets the objectives of Program Solicitation entitled "Small Engines designed for High Efficiency, High Power Density and Quiet Operations". The goal is to have power density greater than 1 hp… more

PRESAGE

Company: 21st Century Technologies Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2009 / 2
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

Company: 21st Century Technologies Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2009 / 1
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

Company: 21st Century Technologies Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2009 / 1
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

Company: 21st Century Technologies Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2009 / 1
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

Company: 21st Century Technologies Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2009 / 1
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

Company: 21st Century Technologies Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2009 / 1
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

Company: 21st Century Technologies Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2009 / 2
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

Autonomous Vehicle Awareness Sensors

Company: AKELA, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2009 / 1
Abstract: AKELA is proposing to use a small, low cost, low power radar with operating parameters that can be quickly changed to explore the issues associated with the detection of moving targets from spaceborne platforms. The radar will be used as a baseline to compare against other implementation… more

Anastomotic Device for Large Vascular Grafts

Company: ABIOMED, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2009 / 1
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The objective of this proposed program is to develop a general purpose anastomotic device for large vessels and vascular grafts, based on a novel stapler design. The use of the device can provide an alternative procedur e to the current manual suturing methods,… more

Intraventricular Cardiac Assist System for Decompression and Recovery

Company: ABIOMED, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2009 / 1
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The overall objective of this proposed program is the commercialization of an advanced intraventricular cardiac assist system for cardiac unloading and recovery. This type of ventricular assist device (VAD) will provide the optimal support for recovery for acute… more

LiveWire: A Context-Aware, Location-Based Wireless Activity Support System to Facilitate Independence for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities

Company: AbleLink Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: ED / SBIR / 2009 / 1
Abstract: Wireless Internet access is an emerging technology which is growing rapidly, driven by communication and web-based services which are in great demand by American consumers.  These technologies offer tremendous opportunities for increasing the independence of individuals with intellectual… more

CTAS: A Self-Directed Computer Technology Assessment System for Students and Adults with Intellectual Disabilities

Company: AbleLink Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: ED / SBIR / 2009 / 1
Abstract: People with intellectual disabilities have generally missed the educational benefits, productivity gains and personal enrichment that can result from computers and computer-based assistive technology.  However, opportunities for enhanced self-determination and independence as a result of… more

A novel magnetic resonance detector for early diagnosis of bladder cancer recurre

Company: ABQMR, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: HHS / SBIR / 2009 / 1
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Bladder cancer is a common and costly disease. More than 60,000 new cases of bladder cancer are diagnosed each year in the U.S. It is the fourth most common cancer among men and the 10th among women, with a prevalence o f about 500,000 in the US. Our compact NMR… more