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Personnel Flow Management Toolbox: A Complex Adaptive Systems Approach

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
70141
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N041-118-1070
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Orbital Research Inc
4415 Euclid Avenue Suite 500 Cleveland, OH 44103-3757
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Personnel Flow Management Toolbox: A Complex Adaptive Systems Approach
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-04-M-0166
Award Amount: $70,000.00
 

Abstract:

Every year, billions of dollars are lost to bad decisions. Without the proper tools to analyze and evaluate decisions before implementation, even more money will be lost. Decision problems that must contend with autonomous entities are the areas most subject to erroneous decisions due to the complexity and cost-prohibitive nature of extended simulation and testing of hypothetical decisions. Advances in the area of Complex Adaptive Systems show that simple abstractions of complex phenomena can produce generalized results applicable to broad classes of problems, thus creating opportunities to analyze complex multi-agent problems without full-fidelity simulation. In order to address the need for a multi-agent discrete event simulation tool, with specific applications to the management of shipboard manpower and personnel, Orbital Research, Inc. proposes the development of a graph-theoretic multi-agent simulation tool that will incorporate analysis tools based on Complex Adaptive Systems theory. This Phase I work will: 1. Develop a generic multi-agent simulation tool based on graph-theoretic abstractions of real-world environments. 2. Investigate the applicability of Complex Adaptive Systems theory to the analysis of multi-agent systems. 3. Perform a proof-of-concept simulation of a real-world multi-agent scenario and correlate the data, showing that the abstracted simulation produces the same overall trends.

Principal Investigator:

Mike Kovacina
Software Engineer
2166490399
kovacina@orbitalresearch.com

Business Contact:

Frederick J. Lisy
President
2166490399
lisy@orbitalresearch.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ORBITAL RESEARCH, INC.
4415 Euclid Avenue, Suite 500 Cleveland, OH 44103

EIN/Tax ID: 341672688
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No