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

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
77359
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A062-188-1366
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: 2006
Title: Enhancing Computer Generated Forces (CGFs) for Air Traffic Control Interaction
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W911W6-07-C-0014
Award Amount: $69,975.00
 

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, such as air traffic controllers, air traffic services, or even ground commanders operating in a combat zone. Further, the military already employs a wide range of CGF behavior systems with different levels of autonomy, fidelity, and interactivity. Simply introducing a controller-interaction capability into a single existing CGF system will serve only a narrow set of users. Therefore, we propose to develop a Generic Controller Interface that will enable a range of existing CGF systems to be controlled directly by an Air Traffic Controller through speech or data, with minimal change to the extant simulation systems, and that will reduce the manpower and cost of running distributed simulations.

Principal Investigator:

Glenn Taylor
Research Scientist
7343278000
glenn@soartech.com

Business Contact:

Jim 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