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Biosurveillance-based Integrated Outbreak Warning And Recognition System…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Award ID:
82991
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
O063-H03-3251
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Knowledge Based Systems, Inc.
1408 University Drive East College Station, TX -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Biosurveillance-based Integrated Outbreak Warning And Recognition System (BIOWARS)
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Contract: FA8650-07-M-6705
Award Amount: $99,999.00
 

Abstract:

Seemingly unrelated events occurring over time in different parts of the world may culminate in a biological attack on U.S. Armed Forces overseas or at home. However, having information about these events is like obtaining parts of a million-piece jigsaw puzzle without the underlying picture. To be able to take large volumes of such structured and unstructured information and discover an event pattern and the underlying ground truth so as to warn our troops in time and save their lives along with the lives of innocent unintended targets requires a comprehensive, robust, adaptive technology that complements human intelligence rather than replace it. We propose to design and develop an adaptive system for automated discovery of disease outbreaks. This system will provide innovative mechanisms to rapidly discover emerging bio-threat situations and early signs of a potential disease outbreak through syndromic surveillance. The proposed approach integrates intelligent knowledge discovery techniques to facilitate robust and cost-effective threat detection through multi-source information fusion. The main product of this project is the Biosurveillance-based Integrated Outbreak Warning And Recognition System (BIOWARS), an agent-based system that facilitates automated support early detection of emerging threats and potential disease outbreaks.

Principal Investigator:

Satheesh Ramachandran
Research Scientist
9792605274
sramachandran@kbsi.com

Business Contact:

Donielle Mayer
Business Operations Manager
9792605274
dmayer@kbsi.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

KNOWLEDGE BASED SYSTEMS, INC.
1408 University Drive East College Station, TX 77840

EIN/Tax ID: 742505334
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No