IS4S Awarded Phase I SBIR for Cruise Control Enhancement
Auburn, AL – January 26, 2017
TARDEC awarded IS4S a Phase I SBIR to produce a Cruise Control Enhancement (CCE) for Tactical Wheeled Vehicles or commercial heavy trucks. This CCE will improve fuel efficiency of either single vehicles within a convoy, or the convoy as a whole by between 3 to 5%. The CCE parameters will be tunable to adapt to a variety of vehicle types and tactical environments. This technology has applications on commercial trucks in addition to Army Tactical Wheeled Vehicles. The CCE algorithms are applicable in commercial or DoD scenarios. In addition, this technology works equally well on human operated vehicles or various levels of autonomous ground vehicles.
Dr. Mikel Miller
IS4S Awarded Phase I SBIR for Autonomous Cargo Handling System (ACHS)
Huntsville, AL - June 1, 2017
IThe US Office of Naval Research (ONR) awarded IS4S an SBIR Phase I contract to research and design an Autonomous Cargo Handling System (ACHS). The ACHS is a fully autonomous robot capable of carrying cargo on and off of the US Navy/USMC Autonomous Aerial Cargo/Utility System (AACUS), as well as other military aircraft. The ACHS will enable the rapid delivery of mission critical cargo to austere landing zones and beyond by a variety of manual, pre-planned, and fully autonomous modes. Much of the ACHS technology is leveraged from IS4S robots developed on other Government programs, which significantly reduces technical risk and development cost. When employed, the ACHS will reduce risk to our warfighters, increase efficiency of vital resupply operations and reduce overall operational cost.
IS4S is excited to annouce the hiring of Dr. Mikel Miller. Dr. Mikel Miller has more than 34 years of science, technology, engineering and program management experience. He is currently Integrated Solutions for Systems’ vice president for Position, Navigation, and Timing (PNT) technologies. Prior to joining IS4S, Dr. Miller was employed by the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) where he served as a member of the Air Force’s select cadre of scientific and professional senior executives, and served as the Senior Scientist (ST-00) for PNT Technologies at AFRL’s Sensors Directorate, and Chief Scientist for AFRL’s Munitions Directorate.
As an executive senior scientist, heserved as AFRL’s principal scientific and technical advisor and primary authority responsible for planning, conducting, evaluating, and coordinating theoretical and experimental studies in munitions and Position, Navigation & Timing (PNT) technologies within AFRL and other DoD, and national/international laboratories and agencies. He defined and selected specific topics for investigations based on technical objectives and his own authoritative knowledge. He integrated scientific advances with military technology requirements and technically guided research and development efforts accordingly. As the ST for PNT, he assisted other AFRL directors in reviewing and designing an overall PNT S&T program, and orienting research efforts towards maximum payoff for technology advances and mission relevance. He consulted with other organizations to determine current and future needs to ensure that the U.S. Air Force (AF) had access to the latest advances and helped develop future projects to achieve high-priority goals. He created and facilitated cross-organizational programs bringing together multidisciplinary teams to develop research initiatives to address AF PNT needs. Internationally, Dr. Miller is the U.S. lead representative for a NATO-sponsored Research and Technology Group (RTG) Exploratory Team focused on PNT technologies where he currently chairs the new RTG on “Cooperative Navigation.” He was also the lead in developing all AFRL PNT international project agreements with Singapore and South Korea.
IS4S Awarded Phase I SBIR for Land Navigation Using a Cell Phone
Auburn, AL – January 26, 2017
PEO C3T awarded IS4S a Phase I SBIR contract to implement land navigation techniques on a cellular phone. IS4S will perform feasibility studies and conduct performance analyses on automated path tracking (step counting or dead reckoning) and sight reduction methods (using terrain and celestial observations) that will enable a warfighter to determine position when GPS is not available. The feasibility study results will determine what and how traditional land navigation techniques can be implemented on a cellular phone. A software architecture will define the Phase II integration into a commercial Android OS and Nett Warrior.
During his career, Dr. Miller has authored/co-authored more than 65 journal articles, conference, and technical documents and two NATO handbooks on navigation technologies. He has also delivered approximately 20 keynote addresses to international conferences/symposiums and been an invited lecturer for over 20 short courses – of note, he has been an invited speaker for Institute of Navigation (ION) sponsored workshops on Satellite Navigation S&T for Africa; an outreach program for African University professors and graduate Students. He has also chaired numerous international ION, NATO, and Asian symposiums/workshops related to PNT Systems and Sensors.
Dr. Miller is a Fellow of the ION and a past president. He is also the ION’s 2013 Weems Award winner for “his contributions to the management and encouragement of advanced navigation research,” and the ION’s 2007 Burka Award Winner for Best Journal Paper in 2007. In addition, he served a two-year term as the Chairman of the Joint Service Data Exchange. He was also awarded Fellow of the Royal Institute of Navigation (RIN) for “Significant Contributions to Navigation.” He is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (IEEE) and American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). He was selected as one of GPS World's “50 Leaders to Watch for 2009-10.” He is also a member of Tau Beta Pi and Et Kappa Nu Honorary Societies, and the Order of the Ring Engineering Society. Dr. Miller is a former research advisor for National Research Council, a former Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) assistant professor of Electrical Engineering (EE), and a former adjunct professor of EE for both AFIT and Miami University of Ohio. Dr. Miller was selected to serve in his present position as vice president for PNT Technologies in February 2017.
IS4S Recent News and Wins
IS4S Awarded A Professional Services Schedule (PSS) GSA Schedule
Huntsville, AL - August 8, 2017
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IS4S Welcomes Dr. Mikel Miller as Vice President of Position, Navigation, and Timing
– March, 2017
IS4S Awarded $35M DOTC Initiative for Warhead Prototypes
Niceville, FL - January 4, 2017
Integrated Solutions for Systems (IS4S) announced today that it has received a $35M DoD Ordnance Technology Consortium (DOTC) award to develop advanced warheads. The program will develop and test several type advanced warheads for the Air Force. The program will be managed out of the new IS4S office in Niceville, FL.
IS4S Opened 6th Office in Orlando, Florida
Orlando, FL- June 1, 2017
Integrated Solutions for Systems (IS4S) announced that they have opened a new office in Orlando, Florida. This office is IS4S' sixth site. Mr. Terry Angell will be the new site lead.
IS4S Awarded Phase II SBIR Follow-On for Convoy Driver Assistance Systems
Auburn, AL – January 26, 2017
Yuma Proving Grounds announced an intent to award IS4S with a follow-on Phase II SBIR contract to enhance the Convoy Driver Assistance Systems. IS4S has developed, tested, and delivered a novel, self-contained GPS-based hardware unit that reliably displays the relative position between vehicles in a convoy with centimeter level accuracy. The hardware units can be used as a valuable safety tool when executing convoy and following operations in low-visibility conditions. They also provide a means for operators to maintain precise formations during tests. IS4S will expand upon this hardware platform to provide a new navigation algorithm to perform in GPS challenged environments, enabling testing when signals are present that interfere with the GPS signal. IS4S will also expand the system to provide real-time data visualization, more extensive data logging, route planning, and an improved visual interface.