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Advanced Algorithms for Unmanned Systems Resource Optimization

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
73586
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A043-096-2619
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Soar Technology, Inc.
3600 Green Court Suite 600 Ann Arbor, MI -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Advanced Algorithms for Unmanned Systems Resource Optimization
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W15P7T-05-C-S005
Award Amount: $119,934.00
 

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 integrated with other agents, forming a panel of advisors to a central decision-making control agent, the human user, or both. Key requirements for this network include the abilities to understand doctrinal and task requirements; learn new situations and recognize learned patterns; understand commander and enemy intent; collect, filter and fuse relevant information; adapt mixed-initiative interaction; propose optimal solutions when possible and sufficient solutions when necessary; explain reasoning and actions when requested; identify and communicate when user intervention is critical; perform robustly in the face of uncertain, inaccurate or misleading information; and be tolerant of human and system error. Successful advancement toward these requirements will enable an initial simulation-based control system to be developed, that can support future research to refine and develop human-system interfaces and underlying intelligence for embedded autonomy.

Principal Investigator:

Scott Wood
Senior Scientist
7343278000
swood@soartech.com

Business Contact:

James Rosbe
President
7343278000
rosbe@soartech.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

SOAR TECHNOLOGY, INC.
3600 Green Court, Suite 600 Ann Arbor, MI 48105

EIN/Tax ID: 383382261
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No