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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:
2007 / 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 48105-2588
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Enhancing Computer Generated Forces (CGFs) for Air Traffic Control Interaction
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W911W6-07-C-0052
Award Amount: $729,979.00
 

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. Further, simply introducing a controller-interaction capability into a single existing CGF system will serve only a narrow set of users. Soar Technology-teamed with SAIC, Dynetics, and Adacel-proposes to develop a Controller's Intelligent Assistant by combining state of the art speech interfaces, intelligent agents, and interactive systems. This Assistant enhances the capabilities of CGFs by providing an intelligent mediator between the controller and those CGFs, managing the difference between what the controller needs and what the CGFs can do. Our proposed work consists of: (1) extending the R&D of Phase I into a detailed requirements specification and design; (2) exploiting the best of existing technology and methodologies identified in Phase I; (3) researching and developing new technologies to fill gaps that were identified in Phase I; and (4) evaluating a prototype implementation with representative users in test simulation exercises.

Principal Investigator:

Glenn Taylor
Senior Scientist
7343278000
glenn@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