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An Assignment Based Approach to Distributed Resource Management

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
92068
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A083-199-0019
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Numerica Corporation
4850 Hahns Peak Drive Suite 200 Loveland, CO 80538-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: An Assignment Based Approach to Distributed Resource Management
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W9113M-09-C-0167
Award Amount: $69,968.00
 

Abstract:

Numerica proposes the development of a distributed communications and sensor resource management system. Sensor resource management (SRM) is performed at one level and then communications resource management (CRM) at a finer level with feedback to the SRM. This architecture accommodates the much faster time frame over which CRM operates. Our approach consists of: a) dynamic myopic and non-myopic sensor tasking based on a resource constrained assignment of a group of sensors to each task; b) adaptive myopic and non-myopic communications resource allocation across a network with a feedback to the sensor tasking algorithms; c) a stochastic dynamic optimization framework called partially observable Markov decision processes (POMDP); d) distributed algorithms for a) - c) consistent with the needs of the peer-to-peer network and MANETS (Mobile Ad-hoc NETworks). The philosophy is that communications and sensor resource management should not be considered independently of one another in that a sensor should not be asked to send information that cannot be transmitted because of network constraints, nor should a sensor be asked to perform task that it cannot achieve just because of network bandwidth availability.

Principal Investigator:

Aubrey Poore
Chief Scientist
9704612422
aubrey.poore@numerica.us

Business Contact:

Stephanie Mueller
Contract Manager
9704612422
stephanie.mueller@numerica.us
Small Business Information at Submission:

NUMERICA CORPOR
4850 Hahns Peak Drive Suite 200 Loveland, CO 80538

EIN/Tax ID: 841349484
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No