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Cybernet System Corporation is showcasing their contribution in transforming the defense industry through technological innovation at the Michigan: The Arsenal of Innovation Congressional Breakfast in Washington, D.C. on November 1, 2017, from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM. During this forum on Michigan's leadership in innovation, Dr. Charles J. Cohen, Cybernet's Chief Technology Officer, will be presenting their technology to Members of the Michigan Congressional Delegation, other Michigan high tech, innovative defense companies, and the Michigan Defense Center. For more information, see https://www.eventbrite.com/e/michigan-defense-center-congressional-breakfast-tickets-39016413142

Cybernet is creating a prototype autonomous ATLAS-II forklift by integrating their existing Automated Material Handling Technology (AMHT) appliqué kit into an ATLAS-II forklift. We developed the AMHT technology in coordination with the U.S. Army and commercial forklift vendors to automate the functions of material handling equipment, such as forklifts, container handlers, and cargo movers. It has been successfully demonstrated on commercial warehouse style forklifts, tactical forklifts, rough terrain container handlers, and small transport vehicles.

This project is a National Advanced Mobility Consortium (NAMC) effort. The prototype autonomous ATLAS-II forklift will be tested through an incremental approach that includes verification of core behaviors inside our existing autonomous vehicle simulator, functional testing of base autonomous and semi-autonomous capabilities at Cybernet’s facilities, and full system testing demonstrating the ability to perform the required forklift operations in a relevant environment.

The system will support both semi-autonomous and autonomous operations. In semi-autonomous mode, an operator will be able to control the forklift with a remote control, with the autonomous forklift continuing to provide behavior support such as obstacle avoidance, pallet engagement, etc. In full autonomous mode, the forklift will perform all functions without human input. However, an operator will provide the forklift with missions to perform and can cease operation through wireless commands to the forklift.

For more information about this effort, please contact Cybernet at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Cybernet Systems Corporation has been awarded a subcontract under the Ordnance Technology Base Agreement for the DoD Ordnance Technology Consortium (DOTC) to create a partially automated process to dismantle cluster bombs that is safer and less costly than current manual processes. This includes removing the fuze, booster, linear shaped charge and bomblets from the main Cluster Bomb Unit (CBU). 

Along with the removal and bundling of the individual parts is the removal of the bomblet fins to allow for easier cryo/kiln processing. The system picks up the rounds from a loading area, brings them into the disassembly area, and the various components removed are placed on the transport conveyors for removal and disposal, storage, or other demilitarization.

This effort provides a number of direct benefits to the Army and other services. First, the automation can be used to decrease the cost associated with disassembly of CBU stockpiles. Second, the automation technologies can be used to increase safety to those working in and around the disassembly of the CBU stockpile.

For more information about this effort, please contact Cybernet at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Cybernet Systems Corporation has been awarded a Phase I SBIR contract by the Department of the Navy titled "Sensory System to Transition Pilots From Aided to Unaided Vision During Flight to Mitigate Spatial Discordance." This six month effort for the Naval Air Systems Command is to address their need for a mitigation of the disorientation that occurs when a pilot transitions from aided to unaided vision.  Primarily the pilot needs a robust indication of aircraft attitude during the post-transition period, but other information, such as proximity to other aircraft or the ground may be candidates as well. 

Cybernet will explore a straightforward audio/visual multimodal approach to conveying situation awareness of the current attitude of the aircraft to the pilot.  This includes a flexible display based on addressable LEDs that is attached to the internal scaffolding of the cockpit, thus providing a virtual.  It also includes an audio cue that leverages differentiation between the left and right ear playback of a sound to indicate aircraft roll and an orthogonal change in timbre to convey pitch.  Cybernet will implement this dual-mode peripheral cueing (DMPC) system, which is a proof-of-concept for each of these two cueing modes, test and adjust them individually and then together to determine and maximize effectiveness.  Cybernet will also evaluate and minimize the capacity for these cues to distract or otherwise degrade the performance of the pilot.  

For more information about this effort, please contact Cybernet at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Cybernet will participate in the NCMS Technology Showcase at Hill AFB on April 3rd, 2017. The showcase is sponsored by the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS), in partnership with the Department of Defense (DoD).  Cybernet will showcase its innovative Automated Data Cleanser (ADC) that auto-corrects widespread miscoding of maintenance records.  The C-130 Hercules Division Structures and Integrity Engineering Section Chief, AFLCMC/WLNEB described the ADC technology as "revolutionary for managing legacy USAF maintenance data."  The Air Force is integrating the ADC technology into its fleet reliability web system sustained by the 581st SMXS at WR-ALC.

The NCMS Technology Showcase will immediately precede the 2017 CTMA Annual Partners and Integrated Project Meeting (http://www.ncms.org/ctma/).  The CTMA program, created in 1998, is a joint Department of Defense/NCMS effort promoting collaborative technology validation, demonstration, and transition within DoD.  Its objective is to ensure American troops and their equipment have the most up-to-date and best-maintained platforms, technologies and tools available.

 

Cybernet Systems Corporation has completed a contract to support the National Air and Space Administration (NASA) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in their requirement to increase the safety of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in the United States airspace. The FAA has made new rules that restrict small consumer and commercial UAS from operating beyond line of sight and over 500 feet in altitude, but present day UAS controllers do not enforce these rules in hardware, and manual pilots cannot assure compliance with present day small UAS controls. Furthermore, while many UAS have GPS awareness, they have virtually no awareness of potential collision events.

For this effort, Cybernet has developed and demonstrated a collision safe and FAA rules enforcing UAS controller technology. "Small outdoor UAVs for surveillance, small payload transport, and other applications are readily available in the commercial market and are remaking the lower altitude airspace. These units navigate through direct teleoperation within line of sight of the operator and controller, and some units also include GPS navigation so that they can accurately station-keep or move to a predetermined location and altitude. The missing technology for this kind of autonomous operation is obstacle detection and avoidance, integrated with controls in a low size, weight, power, and cost (SWaP-C) form factor," said Charles J. Cohen, Cybernet's Chief Technology Officer.

For more information about this effort, please contact Cybernet at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Cybernet Systems Corporation will be exhibiting at the Navy's 2017 Forum for SBIR/STTR Transision (FST) conference on April 3-5, 2017, at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, National Harbor, Maryland. This forum connects Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) funded technologies with warfighters, government acquisition programs and personnel, large commercial primes, system integrators, and other potential partners and collaborators. 

Cybernet will be exhibiting its Interactive Instructor for Shipboard Technicians, a Phase II SBIR program under NAVSEA. The Interactive Instructor is an intelligent information repository software tool for shipboard technicians, which automates complex troubleshooting of maintenance and operations of naval electronics. The Interactive Instructor provides technical support, expert knowledge, and predictive analysis to maintainers. Cybernet Systems Corporation is an Ann Arbor based research and development company focused on creating and commercializing innovative, high quality, leading-edge solutions in the areas of Human-Computer Interaction, Robotics, Computer Vision Systems, Artificial Intelligence, Cyber Security, and Automation. The Interactive Instructor improves system up time, and reduces maintenance expense and time by eliminating the "trial and error" replacement of parts, many of which are good. Initial platforms targeted for technology transition include the AEGIS Combat System.

"The benefits to the Navy are the reduction of maintenance time from fault to problem diagnosis and resolution, reduction of the access time for maintenance produces, and the reduction of the number of Distance Support requests," said, Charles J. Cohen, Chief Technology Officer of Cybernet. "We have a strong desire to partner with developers of shipboard systems that require expert maintenance and look forward to meeting military and corporate representatives at this exciting forum."

Further information can be found on the Navy's FST website (https://navyfst.com/), or please contact Cybernet at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Cybernet Systems Corporation will be exhibiting at the Navy's 2017 Forum for SBIR/STTR Transision (FST) conference on April 3-5, 2017, at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, National Harbor, Maryland. This forum connects Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) funded technologies with warfighters, government acquisition programs and personnel, large commercial primes, system integrators, and other potential partners and collaborators. 

Cybernet will be exhibiting its Interactive Instructor for Shipboard Technicians, a Phase II SBIR program under NAVSEA. The Interactive Instructor is an intelligent information repository software tool for shipboard technicians, which automates complex troubleshooting of maintenance and operations of naval electronics. The Interactive Instructor provides technical support, expert knowledge, and predictive analysis to maintainers. Cybernet Systems Corporation is an Ann Arbor based research and development company focused on creating and commercializing innovative, high quality, leading-edge solutions in the areas of Human-Computer Interaction, Robotics, Computer Vision Systems, Artificial Intelligence, Cyber Security, and Automation. The Interactive Instructor improves system up time, and reduces maintenance expense and time by eliminating the "trial and error" replacement of parts, many of which are good. Initial platforms targeted for technology transition include the AEGIS Combat System.

"The benefits to the Navy are the reduction of maintenance time from fault to problem diagnosis and resolution, reduction of the access time for maintenance produces, and the reduction of the number of Distance Support requests," said, Charles J. Cohen, Chief Technology Officer of Cybernet. "We have a strong desire to partner with developers of shipboard systems that require expert maintenance and look forward to meeting military and corporate representatives at this exciting forum."

Further information can be found on the Navy's FST website (https://navyfst.com/), or please contact Cybernet at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Ann Arbor, Michigan – Heidi N. Jacobus Chairman of Cybernet Systems Corporation has passed away after a nine month struggle with brain cancer.  She will be remembered for commitment to her family, Cybernet and its staff, the defense of our nation, and the SBIR small business community.  She will be missed.

Dr. Charles Jacobus, her life and business partner, has been elevated to Chairman and CEO of Cybernet.

CONTACT:  Margret Press (info 'at' cybernet.com) 734-668-2567.

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About Cybernet Systems
Cybernet Systems Corporation is a leading American research and development company that engineers technological solutions to critical defense and cybersecurity challenges.  Headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Cybernet ingenuity can be found in millions of home gaming systems, supporting American troops at installations around the world, providing critical support for sensitive computer systems, and pioneering work applying driverless vehicle technology to industrial problems.  For more information, please visit www.cybernet.com, atacs.cybernet.com, and cybersecurity.cybernet.com.

Ann Arbor, Michigan - Cybernet Systems Corporation, a leading defense, engineering, and research and development company, today announced the promotion of Andrew Maxon to Vice President of Cybersecurity and Training Systems.  Cybernet, with its market leadership in the Cybersecurity Training and Simulation industry, makes this announcement knowing that Mr. Maxon will achieve the direction and growth the corporation seeks.

The promotion of Mr. Andrew Maxon, to Vice President, brings the knowledge and expertise that is key to the growth of the Cybernet’s Cybersecurity footprint.   Mr. Maxon, who already has been responsible for all of Cybernet's Cybersecurity efforts, will continue to look to Cybersecurity and Training systems strategic needs and partnerships for the corporation.  “Mr. Maxon has been essential in ensuring the successful execution of all Cybersecurity efforts,” said Dr. Charles Cohen, Cybernet’s Chief Technology officer. “As Vice President, Mr. Maxon and his team reinforces Cybernet's focus on development of meaningful Cybersecurity services and technology that will benefit both the Department of Defense and commercial industry.” Mr. Maxon brings 15 years of IT, Cybersecurity, and business development experience to the position.

Look to us in the future and for more information on the services and products available from Cybernet Systems, please visit www.cybernet.com.

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About Cybernet Systems

Cybernet Systems Corporation is a leading American research and development company that engineers technological solutions to critical defense and cybersecurity challenges.  Headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with an additional office in Orlando, Florida, Cybernet ingenuity can be found in millions of home gaming systems, supporting American troops at installations around the world, providing critical support for sensitive computer systems, and pioneering work applying driverless vehicle technology to industrial problems.  For more information, please visit www.cybernet.com, atacs.cybernet.com, and cybersecurity.cybernet.com.