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Company Information:

Company Name:
Soar Technology, Inc.
Address:
3600 Green Court
Suite 600
Ann Arbor, MI 48105-2588
Phone:
(734) 327-8000
URL:
EIN:
383382261
DUNS:
9485124
Number of Employees:
50
Woman-Owned?:
No
Minority-Owned?:
No
HUBZone-Owned?:
No

Commercialization:

Has been acquired/merged with?:
N/A
Has had Spin-off?:
N/A
Has Had IPO?:
N/A
Year of IPO:
N/A
Has Patents?:
N/A
Number of Patents:
N/A
Total Sales to Date $:
$ 0.00
Total Investment to Date $
$ 0.00
POC Title:
N/A
POC Name:
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POC Phone:
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POC Email:
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Narrative:
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Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $5,413,001.94 57
SBIR Phase II $18,859,362.00 28
STTR Phase I $939,619.00 10
STTR Phase II $2,455,896.00 3

Award List:

Emotional Congnitive Synthetic Forces

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1998 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Paul E. Nielsen
Research Institution:
University of Southern California
RI Contact:
Lloyd Armstrong. Jr.
Abstract:
Simulation environments offer a safe, inexpensive alternative to live exercises, but the entities which populate them lack many important human behavioral characteristics such as fear, frustration, anger, and fatigue. Such emotions influence how situations are interpereted, how attention is focused,… More

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1999 / STTR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$500,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Paul Nielsen
Research Institution:
University of Southern California
RI Contact:
Lloyd Armstrong. Jr.
Abstract:
N/a

Speech Interface Architectures for Human Interaction with Computer-Generated Forces

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,899.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Paul Nielsen, Senior Scientist
Research Institution:
University of Michigan
RI Contact:
Dragomir Radev
Abstract:
"Combat superiority requires training superiority. Current training state-of-the-art combines virtual reality, gaming techniques and intelligent forces. A key element missing from this equation is realistic speech interaction, with intelligent agentsrepresenting opposing forces, friendly forces and… More

Weapon Firing Algorithm for Simulated Individual Combatants

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,977.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Amy Henninger, Senior Scientist
Abstract:
"This effort proposes a study for the development of an individual combatant weapon systems firing algorithm to be used in the Integrated Unit Simulation System (IUSS). The IUSS is a force-on-force model used by analysts to support acquisition and materieldesign considerations affecting individual… More

Command and Control Training in Future Combat Systems (FCS) Units with Manned and Robotic Elements

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$119,582.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Scott Wood, Senior Scientist
Abstract:
"The FCS vision of future armored and mechanized military structure includes use of mixed teams of human and robotic forces on a dynamic, rapidly changing battlefield. This will require an overall force reduction with multiple entities controlled byindividual team leaders and multiple teams to be… More

Information Delivery Configuration for Augmented Warrior Readiness

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,941.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator:
Scott Wood, Senior Scientist
Abstract:
"In response to the Office of The Secretary of Defense (OSD)'s need for adaptable information assimilation systems to support the fast paced flow and complexity of the evolving battlefield in both Command and Control (C2) and direct combat applications,Soar Technology, Inc. proposes to conduct a… More

Weapon Firing Algorithm for Simulated Individual Combatants

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$729,973.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Amy Henninger, Senior Scientist
Abstract:
This effort proposes the development of an individual combatant weapon systems firing algorithm to be used in the Integrated Unit Simulation System (IUSS). The IUSS is a force-on-force model used by analysts to support acquisition and materiel designconsiderations affecting individual combatants… More

Command and Control Training in FCS Units with Manned and Robotic Elements

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$729,823.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Scott Wood, Senior Scientist
Abstract:
The FCS vision of future armored and mechanized military structure includes use of mixed teams of human and robotic forces on a dynamic, rapidly changing battlefield. This will require an overall force reduction with multiple entities controlled byindividual team leaders and multiple teams to be… More

EGLEAN: A Modeling and Analysis Tool for Error-Tolerant Design

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,377.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
Soar Technology, Inc. proposes to develop a human-error modeling tool that can be used by designers and engineers early in the design process to identify likely causes of human error and engineer them out of the system. This tool will combine the strengths of an accurate high-fidelity model of human… More

Rapid Design & Development of Behaviors for Autonomous Vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$98,818.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Robert Wray, Senior Scientist
Abstract:
Soar Technology, Inc. proposes a system for end-user behavior specification of autonomous entities. The approach is three fold: First, we propose to develop a user interface that uses a metaphor of a

Information Delivery Configuration for Augmented Warrior Readiness

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$371,464.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator:
Scott Wood, Senior Scientist
Abstract:
In response to the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD)'s need for adaptable information assimilation systems to support the fast paced flow and complexity of the evolving battlefield in both Command and Control (C2) and direct combat applications,Soar Technology, Inc. proposes to research and… More

Automated Wingman

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,540.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Randolph Jones, Chief Scientist
Abstract:
An intelligent, synthetic behavior model that simulates the behavior of Army wingmen has the potential to increase flexibility in training FWA and RWA pilots, while reducing the manpower expense necessary to deliver such training. Soar Technology hasextensive experience developing and deploying the… More

Automated Wingman

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$729,430.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Randolph Jones, Chief Scientist
Abstract:
An intelligent, synthetic behavior model that simulates the behavior of Army wingmen has the potential to increase flexibility in training FWA and RWA pilots, while reducing the manpower expense necessary to deliver such training. Soar Technology hasextensive experience developing and deploying the… More

Agent-Based Knowledge Enablers for the Unit of Action

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,910.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Scott Wood, Senior Scientist
Abstract:
As the vision of Network Centric Warfare (NCW) becomes reality in the Future Force, it is clear that trading steel (platform survivability) for information represents a true revolution in military affairs. A principal set of goals is to eliminate archaic information stovepipes, speed the flow of… More

Interactive Terrain Analysis

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,940.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Randolph Jones, Chief Scientist
Research Institution:
Georgia Institute of Technology
RI Contact:
Ronald C. Arkin
Abstract:
Although unmanned vehicles see increasing deployment, strategy and tactics are outpacing their technological capabilities. Advances in robotic control, human-systems interfaces, intelligent systems, vehicle autonomy and human-to-vehicle interfaces are required to lower human-to-vehicle ratios to… More

Human-Computer Visualization

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,997.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Scott Wood, Senior Scientist
Research Institution:
North Carolina State University
RI Contact:
Robert St. Amant
Abstract:
In response to the Army's need for improved visualization and situation identification capabilities, Soar Technology, Inc., working with Situation Awareness Technologies and North Carolina State University, propose to combine state of the art techniques in situation awareness, agent-based cognitive… More

Automated Air Traffic Control (ATC)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$729,202.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Glen Taylor, Senior Research Scientist
Abstract:
Air Traffic Control (ATC) has received little attention as part of military simulation environments. Where ATC is played, it is typically only in a limited way, reducing the realism and validity of the results, and using human controllers, thereby increasing the cost of running the exercise. To… More

Intelligent Agents for Real-Time Story Adaptation for Training Assessment

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$119,905.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Amy Henninger, Senior Scientist
Abstract:
Simulation-based training systems are developed for a broad range of warfighter and warfighter support activities, from clearing buildings to high-level command decision-making. These systems are expensive to build and they are expensive to operate. This proposal outlines a plan to decrease both… More

Advanced Algorithms for Unmanned Systems Resource Optimization

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$119,934.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Scott Wood, Senior Scientist
Abstract:
To reduce commander and staff workload in the full spectrum of battlefield management, we propose to create a network of agent modules that enable effective control of multiple robotic elements. In this network, each agent serves as an expert in one or more of the required knowledge areas, and is… More

Automated Air Traffic Control (ATC)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$119,951.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Randolph Jones, Chief Scientist
Abstract:
This Phase I proposal describes a study for determining the feasibility of developing an automated air traffic control (AutoATC) capability for military simulation. We describe an integrative vision of a network-based cognitive systems approach to developing an AutoATC that will provide ATC control… More

Intelligent Agents for Real-Time Story Adaptation for Training Assessment

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$729,306.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Lisa Holt, Research Scientist II
Abstract:
Simulation-based training offers the potential for relatively low cost training available at any time and almost any duty station. However, a main drawback of simulation-based training is the lack of oversight in the training process. Simulations often depend on a fixed number of pre-defined… More

SEASIM - Synthetic Environment for Assessment of Shipboard technology Impact on Manning

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,972.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Scott Wood, Senior Scientist
Abstract:
Under this Phase I Small Business Innovative Research contract, we propose to develop a synthetic agent-based environment, SEASIM, to help assess the impact of new technology on shipboard systems and to optimize manning. Model-based evaluation techniques are a proven alternative to traditional… More

Human Error Modeling

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$0.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Scott Wood, Senior Scientist
Abstract:
Under this Phase II Small Business Innovative Research contract, we propose to develop a human-error modeling tool, EGLEAN, that can be used by designers and engineers early in the design process to identify likely causes of human error and engineer them out of the system. EGLEAN will combine the… More

Human Error Modeling

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$745,164.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Scott Wood, Senior Scientist
Abstract:
Under this Phase II Small Business Innovative Research contract, we propose to develop a human-error modeling tool, EGLEAN, that can be used by designers and engineers early in the design process to identify likely causes of human error and engineer them out of the system. EGLEAN will combine the… More

Robotic Command and Control Intelligent Enablers

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$729,451.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Scott Wood, Senior Scientist
Abstract:
Battle command of mixed human and robotic units is an inherently complex problem. Even within a SoSCOE architecture, implementing such a capability such that it improves commander and combat effectiveness is beyond current state of the art. Such an implementation will require integration,… More

Enhancing Computer Generated Forces (CGFs) for Air Traffic Control Interaction

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,975.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Glenn Taylor, Research Scientist
Abstract:
Although the Army uses airborne computer generated forces (CGFs) in simulation environments, most CGFs are not autonomous or interactive enough to be directed by a controller. Full simulation capability requires detailed, doctrinally correct CGFs that can be controlled directly by airspace managers,… More

SYNC: System for Networked Collaboration

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,993.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Scott D. Wood, Sr. Research Scientist
Abstract:
Although emerging technologies are enabling unsurpassed connectivity between battlefield units, coordinating and synchronizing efforts is still one of the most challenging aspects of warfare. This challenge is amplified by the different procedures, customs, and terminology used by each of the… More

Task Examination/Aggregation/Learning (TEAL) to Support Adjustable Autonomy

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,999.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Robert Bechtel, Senior Scientist
Abstract:
Soar Technology proposes to develop a Task Examination/Aggregation/Learning system (TEAL) to enable Future Combat Systems (FCS) assets to autonomously perform increasingly complicated tasks over time. Envisioned as part of the FCS "System of Systems" (SoS) approach, TEAL is an independent reasoning… More

Predictive OPFORS for Simulation and Training (PROPS)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,996.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Jacob Crossman, Research Engineer
Abstract:
The proposed Predictive OPFORs for Planning and Simulation (PROPS) is an intelligent task planner that uses predictive analysis to automate planning and plan execution for opposing force (OPFOR) units in simulation environments. We propose the integration of the intelligent task planner with… More

Cultural Behavior Generation for Distributed Simulation

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,996.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator:
Douglas Reece, Senior Scientist
Abstract:
U.S. Army personnel need realistic cultural training to carry out Stability and Support Operations (SASO) in foreign environments. Virtual environments supported by simulations such as the OneSAF Objective System (OOS) could help fill this training need. To do this, the simulations must model people… More

Cognitive Fusion

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,994.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Alan Vayda, Senior Scientist
Abstract:
Soar Technology is teaming with Lockheed Martin to integrate Lockheed Martin's IFS (Intelligent Fusion System) with Soar Technology's BINAH (Battlespace Information and Notification through Adaptive Heuristics) system as the base for the development of BINAH-CF (Cognitive Fusion), a cognitive fusion… More

IMPACT: Intelligent Modeling for Pedagogically-Aware Cultural Training

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,959.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator:
Lisa S. Holt, Research Scientist
Abstract:
Soar Technology proposes to build IMPACT (Intelligent Modeling For Pedagogically-Aware Cultural Training), a sophisticated, agent-based system to enable immersive, realistic practice environments for cultural training. IMPACT features a robust student model that represents a broad matrix of… More

Detecting Enemy Forces United to Strike with Explosives (DEFUSE)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,975.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Jacob Crossman, Research Engineer
Abstract:
Soar Technology proposes to develop the Detecting Enemy Forces United to Strike with Explosives (DEFUSE) system to help address the constantly evolving IED threat at points before the IED blast. DEFUSE leverages the DARPA RAID Adversarial Reasoning Module (ARM) technology, which has been tested… More

Soar-Longevity: A Sustainable Autonomic Architecture for Organically Reconfigurable Computing Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$98,999.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Michael Quist, Research Scientist
Abstract:
Soar Technology proposes the Soar-Longevity autonomic architecture for self-adapting sustainable performance. Soar-Longevity utilizes a two-tiered approach to synergize lower-level organic computing elements and upper-level cognitive supervisory elements. Soar Technology's Cognitive Layer monitors… More

Predictive OPFORS for Planning and Simulation (PROPS)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$199,993.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Jacob Crossman, Research Engineer
Abstract:
The need for automation within the US Army's intelligence collection processes is a well known problem. Intelligence teams do not have the tools to support dynamic battlefield situation management and prediction - two processes that are required for effective and efficient intelligence gathering. … More

Task Examination/Aggregation/Learning (TEAL) to Support Adjustable Autonomy

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$726,059.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Robert Bechtel, Senior Scientist
Abstract:
Future Combat Systems are envisioned as a networked system of systems that will integrate tomorrow's soldier with families of manned and unmanned platforms and sensors. However, tele-operated and pre-FCS legacy systems will need to be upgraded to be sophisticated and "intelligent" enough to interact… More

Enhancing Computer Generated Forces (CGFs) for Air Traffic Control Interaction

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$729,979.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Glenn Taylor, Senior Scientist
Abstract:
Although the Army uses airborne computer generated forces (CGFs) in simulation environments, most CGFs are not autonomous or interactive enough to be directed by a controller. Full simulation capability requires detailed, doctrinally correct CGFs that can be controlled directly by airspace… More

Sousa: Composing and Conducting Battle Command Services

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,801.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Alan J. Vayda, Senior Scientist
Abstract:
Soar Technology is teaming with Drexel University to develop Sousa, a multi-agent system that assists signal officers by automating the task of composing Battle Command (BC) services into data flows and conducting the flow of data for initialization. Sousa decomposes the task into sub-tasks that are… More

Genetically Actualized Models of Behavior for Insurgent Tactics (GAMBIT)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,998.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator:
Brian S. Stensrud, Research Scientist
Research Institution:
UNIV. OF CENTRAL FLORIDA
RI Contact:
Matthew Cronan
Abstract:
Soar Technology proposes to improve the efficacy of existing combat simulations by introducing a more realistic computer-generated adversary (OPFOR). To do this, we introduce GAMBIT - a novel system for dynamically generating and implementing asymmetric tactics supported by the use of genetic… More

Pedagogically Adaptive Scenarios for Training - Automated! (PAST-A!)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,970.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Lisa Holt, Research Scientist
Abstract:
Soar Technology proposes to build PAST-A! (Pedagogically Adaptive Scenarios for Training - Automated!), a tool to generate and deliver training scenarios that not only target specific training objectives, but can provide trainees with the deliberate practice needed to support skill acquisition. … More

IMPACT: Intelligent Modeling for Pedagogically-Aware Cultural Training

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$750,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator:
Lisa Scott Holt, Research Scientist
Abstract:
Soar Technology proposes to build IMPACT (Intelligent Modeling For Pedagogically-Aware Cultural Training), a sophisticated, agent-based system to enable immersive, realistic practice environments for cultural training. IMPACT features a robust student model that represents a broad matrix of… More

HBM DEPOT

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,997.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Randolph Jones, Senior Scientist
Abstract:
Current military M&S systems for training and experimentation rely on encoded human behavior models (HBMs) that must be produced and maintained by teams of subject matter experts (SMEs) and professional knowledge engineers (KEs) in an arrangement that can be time-consuming and expensive. The… More

Knowledge-Rich Agents for Modeling Naval C3

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,994.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Douglas Reece, Senior Scientist
Abstract:
Current traditional warfare assessment simulations have been criticized for their simplistic modeling of command and control behavior, often resulting in inappropriate reactions to complex tactical situations, which can produce erroneous simulation results. Soar Technology, in partnership with… More

Perception for Realistic Cognition in Virtual Environments (PRCVE)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,998.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Robert Wray, Senior Scientist
Research Institution:
UNIV. OF MICHIGAN
RI Contact:
Jeffrey Longe
Abstract:
We propose the development of a general software infrastructure for simplifying the integration of computer-game software with cognitive modeling tools. The software is designed to meet the requirements of two state-of-art cognitive models, one focused on spatial reasoning, the other on visual… More

AI Middleware for Human Social-Cultural Behavior Training Games

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,999.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator:
Randolph Jones, Senior Scientist
Abstract:
For effective training in higher-level decision-making and social-interaction skills, there is a need for computer game technology to provide more realistically human-like non-player characters. As a cost-effective path for integrating greater social-cultural realism into game simulations, we… More

Cognitive Fusion

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$741,758.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Alan J. Vayda, Research Scientist
Abstract:
Providing a dominant response to terrorism and insurgent-driven asymmetric wars is a complex problem and is accelerating demand for high-quality multi-INT fused Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) products. Soar Technology, Inc. and the Lockheed Martin Co. propose to significantly… More

Detecting Enemy Forces United to Strike with Explosives (DEFUSE)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$445,458.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Jacob Crossman, Research Scientist
Abstract:
The team of Soar Technology, Inc. and NewVectors, LLC seek to help US forces understand and antici-pate the activities within faction networks that lead to IED blasts by developing the Detecting Enemy Forces United to Strike with IEDs (DEFUSE) system. DEFUSE will enable analysts to integrate models… More

Guided Realistic Individualized Practice (GRIP)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,993.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Robert E. Wray, Senior Scientist
Research Institution:
University of Southern California
RI Contact:
Caron Thomas
Abstract:
The US Navy's Total Force Transformation requires improved methods of preparing the Navy Total Force to be not only skilled at everyday, routine jobs, but also capable of flexibility, suppleness, and problem-solving. However, most existing instructional design approaches lack at least one element… More

Tailored Learning for Cross-Cultural Intelligence Collection Training

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,992.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator:
Michael van Lent, Chief Scientist
Abstract:
Computer games can enable training for the human terrain that is both scalable and effective. However, games lack the individualized guidance and feedback that speeds and deepens learning. To enable improved game-based learning of the human terrain, Soar Technology proposes to develop an innovative… More

Providing Instruction and Practice through Game-Based Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,994.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator:
Michael van Lent, Chief Scientist
Abstract:
In the past decade there has been an explosion of interest in using games and game technology for education and training due in large part to a number of presumed benefits. However, a number of these presumed benefits have not yet been realized or do not

Interactive Game-Based System for Psychological Health Education

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,991.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator:
Michael van Lent, Chief Scientist
Abstract:
When a service member returns from deployment, expectations on both sides run high for a joyous reunion. However, this transition to a peacetime environment can pose many challenges for the service member as well as his family and friends. Soar Technology, with our partners at USC''''''''s… More

Sousa: Composing and Conducting Battle Command Services

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$725,506.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Alan Vayda, Senior Scientist
Abstract:
Soar Technology is teaming with Drexel University to develop Sousa, a multi-agent system that assists warfighters by automating the task of composing Battle Command (BC) services into data flows and conducting the flow of data for initialization. Sousa decomposes the task into sub-tasks that are… More

Tiger Board

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,743.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Brian Stensrud, Research Scientist
Abstract:
There is a growing interest in employing modeling and simulation technology as a low-cost substitute to live Air-Traffic Control (ATC) exercises. One popular approach is to replace costly human role-players with computer-generated forces (CGFs) representing aircraft. Soar Technology proposes to… More

Extending HLSR to Support Scaling Up to Complex Models for Training, Simulation, and Robotics

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,992.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Randolph Jones, Senior Scientist
Abstract:
A long-term, cost-effective approach to addressing increased mission complexity and cost is to increase automation in operations and training. Although a variety of automation exists, the next significant advance will be to automate decision-making processes that currently rely on human experts.… More

Integrated Gaming in OneSAF and RealWorld (IGOR)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,956.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Michael van Lent, Chief Scientist
Abstract:
Computer simulation in the Department of Defense has traditionally been the domain of carefully developed software and deliberatively validated models. While this has been an appropriate approach to the concern for working with accurate systems, there is increasing pressure to improve the… More

Complex Event Detection in Video and Communications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,953.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Robert Bechtel, Lead Scientist
Research Institution:
Wayne State University
RI Contact:
R. Darin Ellis
Abstract:
We will demonstrate the feasibility of detecting tactically meaningful complex events in sensor input streams using an efficient pattern matching technology embodied in the Soar cognitive architecture. Our focus in Phase I will be on video streams, such as those that might be produced by unattended… More

Plug and Play Cultural Avatars for Training

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,997.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator:
Glenn Taylor, Senior Scientist
Abstract:
Immersive training environments tend to be good at graphics, but lack realistic cultural content, especially in regard to highly interactive cultural characters. There is a growing gap created by the ever-increasing need for realistic cultural training and the lack of availability of interactive… More

Gleaner

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,999.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator:
Robert Bechtel, Lead Scientist
Abstract:
Most behavioral forecasting is done by social scientists or area experts, but they are a limited resource. Forecasting tools are needed to assist commanders' decision-making directly, especially when there are no social scientists on hand. Such tools cannot require that the users hold PhDs, but must… More

Guided Realistic Individualized Practice (GRIP)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / STTR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$1,464,196.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Robert Wray, Senior Scientist – (919) 967-5079
Research Institution:
Univerity of Southern California
RI Contact:
Caron Thomas
Abstract:
The US Navy is undertaking a Total Force Transformation to develop a more agile, deployable, and capable force to meet the challenges of 21st century conflicts. The adaptive expertise required by the Total Force demands innovative and evidence-based approaches to instruction, training, and… More

Virtual Environment for Social Information Processing (VESIP)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$74,964.00
Agency:
ED
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
This project creates an immersive, theory-based tool that can assess and eventually train, social information processing (SIP) skills in children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). This tool leverages existing technology to rapidly create a virtual environment where children with ASD can… More

Red Flag Referee (RedRef)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,999.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Brian S. Stensrud, Research Scientist
Abstract:
Soar Technology, in partnership with Lumir Research, will bring to bear our extensive expertise in speech-enabled synthetic entities, simulation and training technology to build a training system for international Red Flag participants. This system, called RedRef (short for 'Red Flag referee'), wil… More

Providing Instruction and Practice through Game-Based Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,718.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Michael C. van Lent, CEO and Chief Scientist – (734) 327-8000
Abstract:
State-of-art, game-based training environments are representative of real world situations and tasks, and they provide highly motivating practice in a form that is inexpensive and portable. However, practice by itself is not an efficient way to learn. Instruction, guidance, and feedback should… More

Adapterless Information Consolidation

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,750.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Robert Wray, Senior Scientist
Abstract:
Sharing data between software systems developed at different times and with different functional goals has proven notoriously difficult. Today's disparate software systems are still largely integrated via manual development of custom "adapter" software. Adapters increase integration and lifecycle… More

Tiger Board

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$1,229,823.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Brian Stensrud, Senior Scientist – (407) 207-2237
Abstract:
There is a growing interest in employing modeling and simulation technology as a low-cost substitute to live Air-Traffic Control (ATC) exercises. One popular approach is to replace human role-players with computer-generated forces (CGFs). Here, the trainer must encode the behaviors of CGFs… More

Gaming and OneSAF for Training with Realism, Accuracy and ImmersioN (GO-TRAIN)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$398,286.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Michael V. Lent, CEO and Chief Scientist
Abstract:
The goal of the Gaming and OneSAF for Training with Realism, Accuracy and ImmersioN (GO-TRAIN) effort is to develop an interface between OneSAF and VBS2, and to use this combined technology solution to create an enhanced simulator for Battalion staff training targeted to the Maneuver Captains Career… More

Aviators Intelligent Assistant

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,999.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Glenn Taylor, President
Abstract:
Army helicopter pilots are inundated with information in the cockpit, and more is coming. With new technology constantly pushing new information into the cockpit, there is an ever-increasing demand for smarter management of that information before it overwhelms the pilot. Too much f?ohead-down… More

Interactive Game-based System for Psychological Health Education

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,996.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator:
Michael C. Lent, CEO and Chief Scientist
Abstract:
When a service member returns from deployment, expectations on both sides run high for a joyous reunion. However, this transition to a peacetime environment can pose many challenges for the service member as well as his family and friends. Soar Technology and our partners at USC's Institute for… More

TestFlow

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,910.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Randolph Jones, Senior Scientist
Abstract:
As a critical part of the acquisition process, military testing facilities are under pressure to test increasingly complex systems using less time and resources. Modernization and automation efforts are underway, but traditional approaches may fall short especially where time-critical steps are… More

Virtual Environment for Social Information Processing (VESIP) Phase II

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$499,599.00
Agency:
ED
Principal Investigator:
Jacob Crossman – (734) 887-7613
Abstract:
This project builds upon on previous work on a theory-based tool that assesses and trains children with autism spectrum disorders social information processing (SIP) skills. This system, the virtual environment for social information processing (VESIP), is a significant improvement over existing… More

High-level tools and languages for faster Intelligent Tutoring System(ITS) model development

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,919.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Brian Stensrud, Research Scientist – (407) 207-2237
Research Institution:
University of Southern California
RI Contact:
Amechi Akpom
Abstract:
Intelligent tutoring systems (ITSs) hold the promise of dramatically increasing the cost effectiveness of training. However, one contributor to the per-lesson cost effectiveness of ITSs is the significant effort that goes into creating instructional material. ITSs in many ways shift the costs of… More

An Adaptive Cultural Trainer for Development of Cultural Aptitude in Warfighters

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,993.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Michael V. Lent, President and CEO – (734) 327-8000
Abstract:
Current conflicts increasingly require the military to win the support the local population and this starts by understanding their environment and building relationships with them. In this proposal, the team of SoarTech, Vcom3D and Proxima Intercultural propose a novel training architecture in… More

ESPRIT: Schemas for Intent Recognition

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,808.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Randolph Jones, Senior Scientist – (734) 327-8000
Abstract:
The potential for force multiplication in Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UASs) rises with the degree to which they can be"neglected"by human controllers and operators. There is currently a great deal of human cognitive attention required to manage UAS assets safely and effectively,… More

A Smart Interaction Device for Multi-Modal Supervisory Control of Multiple RPAs

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,960.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Glenn Taylor, Senior Scientist – (734) 327-8000
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Demand for Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) within the U.S. Military has significantly increased over the past decade, including a demand for Micro-Air Vehicles (MAVs). However, the increased use of these systems has been hindered by the lack of natural interfaces for controlling them.… More

Natural Language Dialogue for Supervisory Control of Autonomous Ground Vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,914.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Glenn Taylor, Senior Scientist – (734) 327-8000
Abstract:
Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGVs) currently deployed on the battlefield are driven with Operator Control Units (e.g., joystick or point-and-click interface), which requires the full attention of an operator. This means the operator cannot concentrate on maintaining situational awareness, security, or… More

Smart Interaction Device for VTOL UAS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,866.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Glenn Taylor, Senior Scientist – (734) 887-7620
Abstract:
Current Unmanned Air Systems (UAS) require a great deal of specialized training and experience to use effectively. Furthermore, their use is dominated by a paradigm of control in which a highly trained operator is giving very precise, low-level commands to a UAS. As UAS become more autonomous, they… More

Red Flag Referee (RedRef)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$747,194.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Brian S. Stensrud, Research Scientist – (407) 207-2237
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Red Flag is a multinational exercise featuring aerial combat flight operations. Due to the complexity and scope of these exercises, participants require a significant amount of spin-up in advance of their arrival. Specifically, there are a number of logistical and safety related that a… More

Aviator's Intelligent Assistant

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$729,953.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Glenn Taylor, Sr. Research Scientist – (734) 327-8000
Abstract:
Army helicopter pilots are inundated with information in the cockpit, and more is coming. But simply providing more information is not always the answer. With new technology constantly pushing more information into the cockpit, there is an ever-increasing demand for smarter management of that… More

Adaptive, individualized training assessment capability (AITAC)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,918.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Robert Wray, Senior Scientist – (919) 967-5079
Abstract:
The revolution in simulation and virtual technologies for training is enabling learners to practice skills and learn in realistic environments. Researchers are also seeking to develop algorithms that can tailor learner practice to the estimated abilities and needs of individual students, offering… More

Enhanced Operator Situational Awareness for Multi-Unmanned Vehicle Teams

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,865.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Jacob Crossman, Research Scientist – (734) 887-7606
Abstract:
SoarTech proposes to research and design an intelligent, multi-vehicle operator control unit that we call Sapient. Sapient will monitor the mission and behavior of a team of heterogeneous UVs and 1. present the user with filtered, focused information about the mission, 2. detect and project… More

Authoring Demonstrations and Assessments for Perceptual Training

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,994.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Robert Wray, Senior Scientist – (919) 967-5079
Abstract:
The USMC Combat Hunter program trains warfighters to be"combat hunters,"providing instruction for combat profiling, tracking, and enhanced observation. Combat Hunter is delivering highly successful training for those warfighters who have opportunity to participate. Computer-based training… More

A Cognitive Architecture for Naval Mine Countermeasures (MCM)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,858.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Robert Marinier, Research Scientist – (734) 887-7615
Abstract:
Current Mine Countermeasure (MCM) operations attempt to balance risk to commander"s intent and time via processes that are staff and time intensive. Existing tools such as MEDAL have helped to alleviate some of this, but those tools lack an comprehensive understanding of the uncertainties… More

A Smart Interaction Device for Multi-Modal Supervisory Control of Multiple RPAs

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,946.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Glenn Taylor, Research Scientist – (734) 887-7620
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Demand for Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) within the U.S. Military has significantly increased over the past decade, including Micro-Air Vehicles (MAVs). However, effective use of these systems has been hindered by the lack of natural interfaces for controlling them. Currently multiple… More

Natural Language Dialogue for Supervisory Control of Autonomous Ground Vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$982,323.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Glenn Taylor, Senor Scientist – (734) 887-7620
Abstract:
Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGVs) currently deployed on the battlefield are driven with Operator Control Units (e.g., joystick or point-and-click interface), which requires the full attention of an operator. This means the operator cannot concentrate on maintaining situational awareness, security, or… More

Smart Interaction Device for VTOL UAS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$497,023.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Glenn Taylor, Research Scientist – (734) 887-7620
Abstract:
Current Unmanned Air Systems (UAS) require a great deal of specialized training and experience to use effectively. Furthermore, their use is dominated by a paradigm of control in which a highly trained operator is giving very precise, low-level commands to a UAS. As UAS become more autonomous, they… More

Autonomous Decision Support for Unmanned Vehicle Control in a Multi-vehicle, Multi-domain Environment

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,898.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Jacob Crossman, Senior Research Engineer – (734) 887-7606
Abstract:
SoarTech will research technologies to address a fundamental problem in current unmanned vehicle operations reduction in the amount of operator attention required to control a team of unmanned vehicles (UVs). We call our approach Lucid, and the Lucid system will monitor the mission and behavior of… More

High-level tools and languages for faster Intelligent Tutoring System(ITS) model development

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / STTR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$491,700.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Brian Stensrud, Research Scientist – (407) 542-7830
Research Institution:
University of Southern California
RI Contact:
Amechi T. Akpom
Abstract:
Intelligent tutoring systems (ITSs) hold the promise of dramatically decreasing the cost of training while also providing consistent, formalized instruction with automated trainee-assessment tools. However, the adoption of ITSs has been limited because: (1) most ITS systems are developed for… More

Tailored Executive Support for Studying (TESS)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$74,897.94
Agency:
ED
Principal Investigator:
Jeremiah Folsom-Kovarik – (407) 542-7830
Abstract:
Traumatic brain injury is a leading cause of disability in the United States. A challenging TBI symptom to treat is impairment of executive functions, the high-order brain processes that let people make plans and carry them out. Impaired executive function challenges college students as they try to… More

Intuitive Information Fusion and Visualization

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,780.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Jack Zaientz, Lead Scientist – (734) 887-7621
Abstract:
Traditional Information Fusions (IF) systems need to be expanded to encompass a decision support system (DSS) role that enables analysts and commander to manage the volume and heterogeneity of sensor data, including the textual"soft"data descriptive of the social cultural landscape… More

Urban Computer Generated Forces (CGF) Models

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,895.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Robert Hubal, Lead Scientist – (762) 223-1763
Abstract:
Soar Technology, Inc. (SoarTech) proposes to integrate detailed models of cultural daily activities and patterns of life into simulations of synthetic characters inhabiting, and of vehicular traffic moving in, an urban environment. SoarTech will demonstrate technical feasibility of the approach by… More

Enhanced Operator Situational Awareness for Multi-Unmanned Vehicle Teams

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$464,415.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Jacob Crossman, Senior Reserach Engineer – (734) 887-7606
Abstract:
SoarTech proposes to research and design Sapient an intelligent, multi-vehicle operator control unit. Sapient extends technologies developed for the 2010 MAGIC International Robot competition, where many of Sapient's display and situation awareness (SA) aids helped a team of two operators… More

Cognitive Modeling for Cyber Defense

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,772.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Van Dyke, Principal Investigator – (734) 887-7643
Abstract:
SC2RAM ( Simulated Cognitive Cyber Red-team Attacker Model) is a cyber red-team-in-a-box that enables proactive response to cyber-attacks by developing a deeper understanding of the cognitive behavior of the players in the cyber-ecology (attackers, users, and defenders), embedding this understanding… More

Autonomous Decision Support for Unmanned Vehicle Control in a Multi-vehicle, Multi-domain Environment

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2014 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$249,286.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Jacob Crossman, Senior Research Engineer – (734) 887-7606
Abstract:
SoarTech will research technologies, collectively called"Lucid,"to enable and manage supervisory control of multiple unmanned vehicles (UVs). Lucid will monitor the mission and behavior of a team of UVs and (1) detect and project important events, alerting users to them and (2) estimate… More

Virtual Verification Test Bed for Robust Autonomous Software Operation in Complex, Unknown Environments

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,823.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator:
John Sauter, Program Manager – (734) 887-7642
Abstract:
Unmanned Autonomous Systems (UAS) are complex systems that exhibit a broad array of behaviors in a wide range of missions and environments. They can change their behaviors over time so the UAS rigorously tested at the range is not the same as the one operating in the field. Current testing methods… More

Operator Interface for Flexible Control of Automated Sensor Functions

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,994.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Glenn Taylor, Senior Scientist – (734) 887-7620
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: In the DoD vision for unmanned systems, there is the demand for a single operator to manage multiple ISR assets, including UAV platforms and their sensor systems. Some research has been conducted in supervisory control and delegation interfaces for unmanned systems, but these have focused… More

Adaptive, Immersive Training to Counter Deception and Denial Tactics, Techniques and Procedures (TTPs) for C4ISR Networks

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,933.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Ryan O'Grady, Project Manager – (734) 887-7641
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Cyber warfare presents a persistent and evolving threat to military and civilian information systems. Would-be cyber attackers are constantly changing their attack vectors to take advantage of security lapses by human resources and the latest vulnerabilities in information technology. To… More

Crew Role-player Enabled by Automated Technology Enhancements (CREATE)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,993.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Brian Stensrud, Lead Scientist – (407) 542-7830
Abstract:
As technology continues to drive changes in Naval operations, warfighters increasingly must exercise strategies in complex team-based environments. A key to successful completion of mission operations in teams is communication. In domains where performers have highly specialized skills, the curation… More

Adaptive, individualized training assessment capability (AITAC)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2014 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$999,234.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator:
Robert Wray, Senior Scientist – (919) 967-5079
Abstract:
The revolution in simulation technologies for training is enabling learners to practice and learn in realistic environments. Researchers are developing algorithms that can tailor learner practice to the estimated abilities and needs of individuals, offeri

Object Cueing Using Biomimetic Approaches to Visual Information Processing

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2014 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,922.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Jeremiah Folsom-Kovarik, Research Scientist – (407) 542-7830
Research Institution:
UCF
RI Contact:
Matt Cronan
Abstract:
Understanding imagery from unmanned automated systems in a timely fashion requires support systems for end users that can filter and preprocess massive data via complex vision and understanding. A new computer system that mimics both the bottom-up biological and top-down cognitive processes of the… More