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Agent-based Collaborative Combat Simulation Tool

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Department of Defense
Air Force
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2005 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Intelligent Automation, Inc.
15400 Calhoun Drive Suite 400 Rockville, MD -
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Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Agent-based Collaborative Combat Simulation Tool
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8650-05-M-1879
Award Amount: $100,000.00


We believe that the requirements of the solicitation can best be met using autonomous software agents. Intelligent Automation, Incorporated (IAI) has been developing the theory and practice of software agents for over a decade and we are recognized leaders in this area. Our primary application of software agents has been for agent-based simulations and we have built agent-based simulations of many large distributed systems. We will adapt our past work to implement the Collaborative Virtual Combat Simulation. The work herein proposed also describes how we will integrate software agent-based real-time decision aids into our simulation using agent-based game theoretic interactions. In addition to a simulation, our systems can pro actively recommend specific courses of action based on agent interactions aimed at optimization. Our agent-based simulation is built on top of our agent infrastructure called Cybele. Cybele is available Open Source and has many users. There has not been a confirmed bug report for over six months. Cybele is also HLA compliant, and fully supports man in the loop and hardware in the loop testing. Cybele is a "light" infrastructure and Cybele nodes can execute on a hand-held PDA. Our agent-based simulations execute simultaneously on any number of computers.

Principal Investigator:

Renato Levy
Principle Scientist

Business Contact:

Mark James
Contracts and Proposals Manager
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15400 Calhoun Drive, Suite 400 Rockville, MD 20855

EIN/Tax ID: 521497192
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No