Etegent Technologies Awarded Air Force Phase II SBIR Grant

Etegent Technologies Awarded Air Force Phase II SBIR Grant 
Company to Leverage Cognitive Research to Develop Solutions to Data
Overload Challenges Facing Intelligence Organizations 
CINCINNATI, OH -- (Marketwired) -- 04/03/13 --   Etegent Technologies
Ltd., a Cincinnati and Dayton based research and development company,
today announced that it has been awarded a $750,000 Phase II SBIR
contract from the U.S. Air Force to implement and assess new
cognitive approaches to military data overload challenges. The work
will benefit National Air & Space Intelligence Center, Department of
Defense, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and other
intelligence production organizations, as well as civilian "big-data"
Research completed by Etegent in a Phase I contract highlighted
opportunities for cognitive acceleration for knowledge gain across
various points of collection, processing, interpretation and
transmission of both human and automated analysis activities. For the
next Phase, Etegent will leverage this research to address data
throughput/brittleness challenges, focusing on the development of
adaptive human-machine systems that evolve and learn from each other
to continually improve system performance and accurately adapt agent
roles. The proposed Phase II activities will implement and assess
opportunities for cognitive acceleration of knowledge gain by
addressing exploitation challenges associated with a new
Hyperspectral program.  
"No matter how efficiently humans manually compute and interpret
data, we simply cannot keep pace with the modern data explosion,"
said Stuart Shelley, Principal with Etegent. "The data overload
challenge is exacerbated by the limited benefits of current automated
or autonomous processing/exploitation that require significant human
oversight and correction. This next Phase has the potential to
achieve significant increases in data throughput along with the
quality and performance of integrated intelligence productions
systems. This will help the ISR community to deal with the rapidly
growing deluge of data from diverse and disparate sensors and
Objectives of Phase II contracts are to continue the R&D efforts
initiated in Phase I with funding based on the results achieve in the
initial Phase and the scientific and technical merit and commercial
potential of the projects proposed in Phase II. The Phase I grant was
completed in September 2012, and the Phase II grant was awarded in
January 2013 with an anticipated completion date of April 2015. 
About Etegent Technologies
 Etegent Technologies, Ltd. is a
high-tech, R&D-focused company conducting state-of-the-art research
in automatic target recognition utilizing radar, LADAR, image,
vibrometry and other data types; health monitoring of turbine engines
and other assets; non-destructive inspection data management and
mining; mechatronic product development; and other areas. The company
partners with leading companies, consultants and academics to form
research teams that aid organizations across a variety of industries.
Etegent's customers include the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory,
the U.S. Navy, Science Applications International Corporation, Ball
Aerospace, Emerson Electric, Proctor and Gamble and many other
government and commercial entities. For more information, visit 
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