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OptAgent: A Generalized Framework for the Optimization and Analysis of…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
81445
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A072-070-0029
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
OptTek Systems, Inc.
2241 Seventeenth Street Boulder, CO -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: OptAgent: A Generalized Framework for the Optimization and Analysis of Agent-based Models
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W911NF-08-C-0142
Award Amount: $720,637.00
 

Abstract:

The Phase II project will develop prototype software OptAgentT, built on the existing foundation of OptQuestr, a commercial metaheuristic-based optimization engine, to provide a generalized framework for the analysis and optimization of agent-based models by combining optimization algorithms, agent-based simulation, and distributed processing. The software will overcome those weaknesses typically found in the use of agent based modeling technology including the difficulty in solving the model for optimality. The OptAgent software will function in three stages. In the first stage a diverse set of solutions will be created and a Markov blanket-based feature selection methodology will identify the most influential variables. In the second stage the agent-based model optimization search process will be performed. This process will be enhanced by classification and discrimination rules developed from the initial solution set using satisfiability data mining. In the final stage the best combination of agent and environment parameters will be presented along with statistics providing insights into the behavior of the model across the myriad possible combinations of inputs.

Principal Investigator:

Fred Glover
Chief Technology Officer
3034473255
glover@opttek.com

Business Contact:

Jay April
Chief Development Officer
3034473255
april@opttek.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

OPTTEK SYSTEMS, INC.
1919 Seventh Street Boulder, CO 80302

EIN/Tax ID: 841312459
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No