Who We Are / Team Experience & Background
Project Development Expertise
Our engineering team at Intelligent Systems Research has extraordinary talents and background in System Engineering and Software Development on Many Important Air & Missile Defense and other major Military and Space System Development and Commercial System Projects. Those projects have included the following:
US Army Patriot Missile System
US Army HAWK Missile System
US Army TSQ-73
Hubble Space Telescope
TMD-GBR / THAAD Radar
Space Tracking and Surveillance System (STSS)
Missile Defense National Team
Joint Track Manager / Joint Single Integrated Air Picture (SIAP) Project
US Army Integrated Air & Missile Defense (IAMD) System of Systems
US Army IAMD Battle Command System (IBCS)
US Army Light TACFIRE System
Phase I and II Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Projects
Medical Systems Network Design & Prototype Development
E-Commerce Ordering & Fulfillment System Architecture for Starbelly.com
President & Chief Engineer - William (Bill) Cook.
Mr. Cook founded Intelligent Systems Research in 1999. Prior to starting Intelligent Systems Research, Mr. Cook was Lead Engineer for the THAAD BM/C3I development program and MEADS BM/C4I at Litton Data Systems from 1991 to 1999. The THAAD BM/C3I was developed as a netted, distributed, replicated architecture with multiple radars and weapon sites across the battlefield and included over 400,000 SLOC of applications software developed using object-oriented analysis and design providing real-time weapon and sensor resource optimization. Prior to his time at Litton, Mr. Cook was the Manager of Patriot Command & Control at Raytheon. Prior to joining Raytheon, Mr. Cook was an Army Air Defense Artillery officer where he was well-known for creating the tactics, war plans and procedures for the Patriot operations for the Army and NATO. Mr. Cook earned his BS in engineering at the US Military Academy at West Point and his MA at Trinity College of Graduate Studies. At Intelligent Systems Research, Mr. Cook has architected a large-scale internet ordering and fulfillment system for a commercial internet company, architected a medical diagnosis evaluation system, led the architecture development activities on the MEADS program in support of MEADS International, and led the architecture definition for the Army’s Integrated Air & Missile Defense project.
Dr. Phillip Dennis, Chief Scientist
Dr. Dennis is an extraordinary scientist with extensive system development background. Dr. Dennis obtained his Ph.D. in theoretical physics from the University of Missouri. Over the years, Dr. Dennis has worked on diverse projects in the areas of physical oceanography (signal detection in background clutter), control and scheduling software/algorithms for the Hubble Space Telescope, tracking radar algorithms, and diverse mathematical algorithms for the THAAD BM/C3I system. His responsibilities have included: Chief architect of the GBR Mission Applications Program, Principal Investigator of a number of corporate BM/C4I IR&Ds (Litton Data Systems), Principle Investigator for the fusion engine developed during the BMC4I shooter architecture program and algorithm designer for an SMDC hybrid fusion contract, and Principal Investigator for several Phase I & II SBIRs (while Chief Scientist at TechFinity and Intelligent Systems Research) and key Subject Matter Expert to the Joint Architecture Working Group for the Joint Track Manager (SIAP). Dr. Dennis has published many technical papers, been awarded three patents, has been recognized by various awards from NASA, TRW, and Litton, and is a member of the American Physical Society.
Mr. David Stone, Director, Huntsville Engineering
Mr. Stone is responsible for system / software engineering efforts in Huntsville for Intelligent Systems Research. Mr. Stone earned his BS from Texas A&M University. Mr. Stone was a career Army Air Defense Artillery officer (retired Lt. Colonel), where he was well-known for his ingenuity and technical brilliance within air defense operations and combat developments circles. Prior to joining Intelligent Systems Research, Mr. Stone was the Defense Design development lead for the THAAD BM/C3I program at Litton during the Dem/Val phase, and then the THAAD Battle Management CSCI lead during the EMD phase at Litton / Northrop Grumman. At Intelligent Systems Research, Mr. Stone has participated in the development of the Army’s IAMD Increment 1.5 system requirements, and then developed the detailed architecture and concepts for Defense Design, Battle Monitor & Control and Force Operations Integration capabilities into the Army’s IAMD Increment 2.
Mr. Clifford Thomson, Director, Software Engineering
Dr. Thomson is responsible for leading the software development efforts at Intelligent Systems Research. Mr. Thomson earned his BS in Computer Science at Cal State University, Northridge and has 28 years of software development experience. Prior to joining Intelligent Systems Research, Mr. Thomson led and performed extensive software development efforts at Litton Data Systems on the LFATDS, Light TACFIRE, IFSAS, Sure Strike, and BFIST programs, winning several leadership awards; the Flexible Target Family program at Space Vector Corporation, several SBIR developments at TechFinity Inc., and the E-3A AWACS for the US Air Force. Cliff’s experience and knowledge of large complex, real-time system software design and development, including CMMI processes, help ensure the development of high quality software at Intelligent Systems Research.
Mr. Jarrell Collier, Chief Mathematician
Mr. Collier is responsible for development of key mathematical approaches within system software algorithmic solutions at Intelligent Systems Research. Mr. Collier earned his BS in Mathematics at Pepperdine University, his MA in Mathematics (and his Ph.D. work in Stochastic Processes) at the University of California in Irvine. Prior to joining Intelligent Systems Research, Mr. Collier was at TechFinity, where he was principal investigator on several Phase I and Phase II SBIR and STTR projects. At Raytheon, Mr. Collier worked on multi-sensor multi-target tracking algorithms for the Space Surveillance Tracking System (STSS). At Litton, Mr. Collier developed many key algorithms for the THAAD BM/C3I, including engagement planning and scheduling algorithms, and for various multi-target trackers and where he was awarded the Litton Outstanding Employee Merit Award and the Litton Advanced Technology Achievement Award. At Logicon, Mr. Collier developed mission planning algorithms. Mr. Collier has also taught mathematics at Pepperdine University, Loyola Marymount University and Santa Monica College. Mr. Collier is a member of the American Mathematical Society, the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, the American Statistical Association, and the Institute of Mathematical Statistics.