Awards

$99.9K

Decision Making Under Uncertainty

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: George Mason University

Agency: Missile Defense Agency
Topic: MDA13-T001
Budget: 07/08/14 - 02/09/15
PI: Shozo Mori

The proposed effort will develop a new approach to characterize and analyze multiple-sensor decision making under uncertainty. The major focus will be on the decision architecture involving multiple Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) elements and the evaluation of the performance of various decision architectures for ballistic missile object discr...

$897K

RF/EO Track Correlation and Characterization (RETC2)

Phase 2 STTR

Institution: George Mason University

Agency: Missile Defense Agency
Topic: MDA12-T002
Budget: 02/28/14 - 02/27/16
PI: Doug Hendrix

In order to counter emerging threats from the Middle East and Southeast Asia, the Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) is acquiring new sensor (e.g. AN/TPY-2 and PTSS type) and weapon technology (SM-3). As these new technologies are fielded, the BMDS's Command, Control, Battle Management and Communication (C2BMC) component must be able to co...

$150K

Decision Making under Uncertainty for Dynamic Spectrum Access in space application

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: George Mason University

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF13-AT02
Budget: 11/06/13 - 08/06/14
PI: Genshe Chen

ABSTRACT: This Small Business Technology Transfer Phase I project develops collaborative spectrum awareness techniques that enable dynamic spectrum access (DSA) systems to make decisions with imperfect awareness. DSA technologies are emerging as a promising mitigator against spectrum congestion resulting from the explosive growth in commercial a...

$1000K

AIMSMART: Adaptive, Interactive MDA Semantic Model-based Articulation

Phase 2 STTR

Institution: George Mason University

Agency: Missile Defense Agency
Topic: MDA11-T003
Budget: 07/10/13 - 07/14/15
PI: Douglas B. Lenat

We will develop automatic ontology-aligning software, leveraging the enormous existing Cyc AI system to drive the formulation and ranking (pro/con argumentation) of hypotheses about term-term relationships, especially where the relationship is not simple 1-to-1 correspondence. Multiple Cyc micro-theories (contexts) will be created, to hold inco...

$100K

Development of Gravitational Radiation Technology for Military Applications

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: George Mason University

Agency: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Topic: ST13A-003
Budget: 06/28/13 - 12/31/13
PI: JT Thomas

Gravitational radiation is detected by its effect of rotating the polarization vectors of a high number N of entangled photons exhibiting quantum nonlinear geometric phase and the Klyshko effect for NOON states in a Michelson interferometer. The gravitati

$99.8K

Advanced Materials and Methods for Biospecimen Collection for Infectious Disease

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: George Mason University

Agency: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Topic: ST12B-001
Budget: 01/28/13 - 07/27/13
PI: Amos Freedy

There is an urgent need for simple, reliable and effective tools for improved biospecimen collection, preservation and extraction of low-abundance analytes for improved detection and diagnostic assays. To address the DoD s need for clinical and field deployable biospecimen collection materials for infectious diseases, Ceres Nanosciences (Ceres)...

$100K

AIMSMART: Adaptive, Interactive MDA Semantic Model-based Articulation of Required Technology for M & S

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: George Mason University

Agency: Missile Defense Agency
Topic: MDA11-T003
Budget: 04/20/12 - 10/19/12
PI: Douglas B. Lenat

The process of an MDA stakeholder specifying a needed modeling and simulation system has many problems: they may be ambiguous, overly specific, overly general, contradictory, etc. Symbolic knowledge-based representation and reasoning systems have matured to the point where they can ameliorate this. E.g., an extension of Cyc® can help a Marines...

$80K

Image Feature Extraction for Improved EW Classification

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: George Mason University

Agency: Navy
Topic: N11A-T015
Budget: 06/27/11 - 04/27/12
PI: Bob Smarrelli

The team of 3 Phoenix, Inc and George Mason Univserity propose to develop and evaluate innovative algorithms for a multi-modal adaptive data fusion system applicable for intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, and tracking (ISRT) in general environments. In particular the algorithm will be designed for automatic target recognition in high de...

$79.9K

Low Power Smart ISR Sensors

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: George Mason University

Agency: Navy
Topic: N11A-T021
Budget: 06/27/11 - 04/27/12
PI: Mr. James Morrison

As the application of unattended ground sensors (UGS) expands with larger numbers of units being deployed around the world, the servicing needs and amount of data generated begin to become overwhelming for an organization. To alleviate the demands of this growing challenge we propose to develop a multilayered information based sensor management ...

$600K

Mesh Generation and Adaption for High Reynolds Number RANS Computations

Phase 2 STTR

Institution: George Mason University

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: 09-2-T8.01
Budget: 01/01/11 - 12/31/11
PI: Lawrence W. Spradley

The innovation of our Phase II STTR program is to develop and provide to NASA automatic mesh generation software for the simulation of fluid flows using Reynolds-Averaged Navier-Stokes codes. As a result of the successful Phase I work, these new tools are now capable of generating high-quality, highly-stretched (anisotropic) meshes in boundary l...

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