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Agent-Based Collaborative Scheduling for AFSCN

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
97242
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F093-078-0506
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF 09-078
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Vcrsoft LLC
2310 Bamboo Drive STE J303 Arlington, TX 76006-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Agent-Based Collaborative Scheduling for AFSCN
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9453-10-M-0140
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

Next-gen AFSCN scheduling software will need to incorporate two aspects that are missing from existing solutions. One is the need to incorporate fuzzy time constraints and dynamic priorities. The other aspect is the need to provide support to the manual negotiations that currently take place between the NOC schedulers and the SOC users for resolving conflicts. To address the first aspect, we propose a multi-objective optimization formulation that is able to incorporate nonlinear fuzzy constraints and priorities. To address the second aspect, we propose an intelligent agent based automated negotiation technique. The resulting agent-based collaborative scheduling approach is well-suited to the next-gen AFSCN enterprise software upgrade. BENEFIT: The next-gen AFSCN upgrade is the first candidate for technology transition. Decentralized collaborative scheduling using agents has applications in many other optimization and scheduling applications in DOD and in the private sector. Scheduling satellite usage in the commercial world is an obvious target. Both the military and the commercial satellite industries will benefit from the proposed technology.

Principal Investigator:

Vc Ramesh
CEO
8172136184
vcr@vcrsoft.com

Business Contact:

Vc Ramesh
CEO
8172136184
vcr@vcrsoft.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Vcrsoft LLC
2310 Bamboo Drive STE J303 Arlington, TX 76006

EIN/Tax ID: 593836477
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No