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Ground Guidance ISK Integration (G2I2)

Award Information

Department of Defense
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
Solicitation Year:
Solicitation Topic Code:
DARPA 10-007
Solicitation Number:
Small Business Information
Adventium Enterprises, LLC
111 Third Ave. S., Suite 100 Minneapolis, MN -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Ground Guidance ISK Integration (G2I2)
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: N10PC20185
Award Amount: $99,000.00


This Phase 1 SBIR project will establish the technical and commercial benefits of using previous task executions to augment model-based route planning for military applications. On this project, we will integrate a prototype route planner using ''Implicit Semantic Knowledge'' (ISK) derived from previous executions, with an existing model-based route planner, called ''Ground Guidance.'' Model-based planners have a hard time dealing with dynamic information such as weather, traffic patterns, construction or battle damage, and the location of recent attacks or threats. Some terrain features, for example fences, or paths through mountainous areas, may not appear in a model-based system at all, at least not until they are reported from the field, because they are not visible in remote sensing information such as aerial imagery. ISK exploits the insight that these domain features will be necessarily reflected in executed routes. Our integration target is a best-in-class route planning system for military applications, currently being integrated into numerous military command and control systems, including MTS, Land Warrior, and FBCB2. In addition to being a good technical fit for the ISK approach, this integration provides a clear path to commercialization and deployment.

Principal Investigator:

Mark Boddy
Chief Scientist

Business Contact:

Kyle Nelson
Director of Sponsored Research
Small Business Information at Submission:

Adventium Enterprises, LLC
111 Third Ave. S., Suite 100 Minneapolis, MN 55401

EIN/Tax ID: 113736871
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No