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Department of Defense
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2009 / SBIR
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GS Engineering Inc.
47500 U.S. Hwy 41 Houghton, MI 49931-9061
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: Yes
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Real-time Calibration of Embedded Simulation for Faster than Real-time Course Of Action Analysis (COAA)
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W15P7T-08-C-K404
Award Amount: $729,995.00


The U.S. Army is looking for technologies that better support mission planning and re-planning for forces on-the-move. Existing tools and those under development, such as the Coalition Joint Spectrum Management Planning Tool (CJSMPT), are required to provide on-the-move automated interference and de-confliction analysis in support of mission-related network operations planning amidst the uncertainties presented by forces-on-the move. These tools must also provide processes that off-load portions of the operator's cognitive workload. The CARET (COA Analysis with Real-time Effects Toolbox) Framework prototype addresses these needs by making use of distributed agents to extract and inject real-time data into embedded simulations for use in evaluating COAs amidst real-time C4ISR effects. This framework provides the capabilities needed by the CJSMPT to consider prediction and uncertainty presented by forces on the move through COA Analysis simulations, corresponding agent-driven faster-than-real-time network analysis, real-time C4I calibrated data updates for consistently evaluating the mission and network state, and reflective cognitive agents to assist network operations planning and re-planning activities in real-time by off-loading portions of the cognitive workload. The Phase I effort has demonstrated several of these basic agents that take into account COA simulation (OneSAF), emitter databases, intelligent agents, and network models (ITM) as a proof-of-concept.

Principal Investigator:

Robert McGraw
Vice-President, CTO

Business Contact:

Michelle Jaent
Director of Finance and C
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47500 US Hwy 41 Houghton, MI 49931

EIN/Tax ID: 330782282
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No