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Plan Understanding & Mission Assessment (PUMA)

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
75416
Program Year/Program:
2005 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
N054-017-0442
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Smart Information Flow Technologies, d/b
211 N 1st St. Suite 300 Minneapolis, MN -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Plan Understanding & Mission Assessment (PUMA)
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-05-M-0201
Award Amount: $69,953.00
 

Abstract:

Two technologies with nearly perfect complementary capabilities are combined in this project. Univer-sity of Virginia has developed the Tactical Interface for Monitoring and Retargeting (TIMR), based on recent Tactical Tomahawk work. This provides decision aiding and an underlying simulation platform, but by design provides no autonomous planning capability. SIFT has developed PlaybookT, an intelli-gent autonomy capability for multiple, heterogeneous unmanned vehicle management, with sophisticated abilities to suggest near-optimal plans through constraint relaxation in overconstrained situations, but minimal capabilities for execution monitoring and intervention. In this project, we integrate Playbook and TIMR to create a Plan Understanding and Mission Assessment (PUMA) system. Playbook, and the associated task and resource models for execution, provide a controllable level of autonomy in PUMA, which will allow examination of the utility of these tools under various autonomous capability scenarios.

Principal Investigator:

Robert Goldman
Senior Researcher
6123397438
rpgoldman@SIFT.info

Business Contact:

Harry Funk
VP R&D
6123397438
hfunk@SIFT.info
Small Business Information at Submission:

Smart Information Flow Technologies, D/B/A Sift
211 N 1st St., Suite 300 Minneapolis, MN 55401

EIN/Tax ID: 411929753
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
UNIV. OF VIRGINIA
122 Engineer's Way, PO Box 400257
Charlottesville, VA 22904
Contact: D.e. Van
Contact Phone: (434) 924-6272
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university