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HyDRA: Highly Distributed Real-time Agents

Award Information

Department of Defense
Air Force
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
Solicitation Year:
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF 09-055
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Small Business Information
Smart Information Flow Technologies, d/b
211 N 1st St. Suite 300 Minneapolis, MN -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: HyDRA: Highly Distributed Real-time Agents
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8750-10-C-0077
Award Amount: $98,779.00


SIFT, LLC, proposes to develop HyDRA, a network-centric, mixed-initiative, distributed planning system that will provide real-time response to complex situations evolving at different time scales and in different locations. SIFT will draw on experience with three key technologies: partial centralization, the Cooperative Intelligent Real-time Control Architecture (CIRCA), and Playbook(TM)-based mixed initiative systems. Each of these techniques involves specialized plan representations, and a key component of HyDRA development will be to fuse the different representations into a comprehensive plan representation meeting the needs of complex, distributed, mixed-initiative planning under time pressure. BENEFIT: HyDRA will dramatically improve the state of the art in distributed, mixed-initiative planning systems, in particular allowing improved speed of reaction, better human supervision, and improved information flow.

Principal Investigator:

Robert P. Goldman
Principal Research Scientist

Business Contact:

Harry B. Funk
Vice-President, R&D
Small Business Information at Submission:

Smart Information Flow Technologies, d/b/a SIFT
211 N 1st St. Suite 300 Minneapolis, MN 55401

EIN/Tax ID: 411929753
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No