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Uncertainty-modeling Rules for Situational Awareness (URSA)

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
92044
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A083-186-0049
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Charles River Analytics Inc.
625 Mount Auburn Street Cambridge, MA 02138-4555
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Uncertainty-modeling Rules for Situational Awareness (URSA)
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W911QY-09-C-0031
Award Amount: $69,672.00
 

Abstract:

To provide improved Collaborative Situation Awareness (CSA) and, ultimately, improve the Warfighter's operational success, PEO Soldier is developing new equipment, technologies, and tactics, techniques and procedures (TTPs) that leverage the wealth of information available to Net-Centric Soldiers. To support these efforts, RDECOM's Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center is developing the Infantry Warrior Simulation (IWARS) to provide the ability to model the effects of new technologies and equipment on Ground Soldiers (GS) and Small Combat Units (SCU) in constructive simulations. IWARS and similar simulation-based analysis tools, however, do not currently provide a means of modeling uncertainty in SA and the effect of uncertainty on the decision making process. To address this, we propose to design and demonstrate the feasibility of Uncertainty-modeling Rules for Situational Awareness (URSA), a unified rule-based representation of uncertainty and incomplete information that can be used in constructive simulation to determine the importance of information to critical GS decisions. URSA provides a transparent, understandable, and validatable model of uncertainty coupled with affordable, easy to use, and freely distributable modeling tools.

Principal Investigator:

Peter Weyhrauch, PhD
Senior Scientist
6174913474
pweyhrauch@cra.com

Business Contact:

Ninos Hanna
Contract Specialist
6174913474
nhanna@cra.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

CHARLES RIVER ANALYTICS, INC.
625 Mount Auburn Street Cambridge, MA 02138

EIN/Tax ID: 042803764
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No