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Predictive OPFORS for Planning and Simulation (PROPS)

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Department of Defense
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
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2007 / SBIR
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Soar Technology, Inc.
3600 Green Court Suite 600 Ann Arbor, MI -
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Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Predictive OPFORS for Planning and Simulation (PROPS)
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: N61339-07-C-0101
Award Amount: $199,993.00


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. The Predictive OPFOR for Planning and Simulation (PROPS) system addresses this need by providing the capability of generating: (1) a continuous, dynamic intelligence running estimate (IRE) of the battlefield; (2) a map of battlefield uncertainty over time; and (3) annotated search locations targeted specifically at reducing this uncertainty. To ensure rapid transition and at lower cost, PROPS will be built as an extension to our adversarial reasoning module (ARM-A ) technology developed under DARPA's RAID program. The ARM-A is capable of generating an IRE of urban battlefields. Per DARPA's RAID program evaluations, ARM-A outperforms a human staff at predicting OPFOR activity and intentions. PROPS will be integrated with existing and recently developed tools that help streamline the intelligence team's overall workflow including the Collection Management Tool (CMT), the Army's DCGS-A network, the Multi-function Workstation (MFWS), and OneSAF Objective Systems (OOS). Multiple experiments are planned to evaluate the utility and performance of PROPS in supporting the intelligence collection process.

Principal Investigator:

Jacob Crossman
Research Engineer

Business Contact:

James Rosbe
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3600 Green Court Suite 600 Ann Arbor, MI 48105

EIN/Tax ID: 383382261
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Minority-Owned: No
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