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Company Information:

Company Name: Stottler Henke Associates, Inc.
City: San Mateo
State: CA
Zip+4: 94402-
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phone: (650) 931-2700

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $18,586,627.00 210
SBIR Phase II $56,724,702.00 83
STTR Phase I $1,168,675.00 13

Award List:

AUTOMATIC TRANSLATION OF EXPERT SYSTEMS TO A NEURAL NETWORK REPRESENTATION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Richard Stottler
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
The primary objective of this phase i effort is to design and implement a software prototype for automatically translation expert systems into a neural network representation to allow expert systems to derive benefits of neural networks, including adaptability, improved real-time performance, fault… More

INTELLIGENT TDA SYSTEMS USING NEURAL NETWORKS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Richard H Stottler , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
We propose to develop an intelligent tactical decision aids (tda) system neural network by developing a prototype expert system, and converting it to a neural network representation using an automatic translator. expert systems technology is required to represent a high degree of intelligence and… More

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AIDS FOR COMMUNICATION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Stottler, Richard H , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $49,928.00
Abstract:
A significant number of physically disabled, non-vocal people could benefit from access to computers, but cannot make use of a computer keyboard. by using an eye tracking system, these individuals can painstakingly compose words and sentences letter by letter by focusing an eye on alphabetic images… More

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE TECHNIQUES FOR SCHEDULING SHUTTLE PROCESSING

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $50,000.00

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE TECHNIQUES FOR SCHEDULING SHUTTLE PROCESSING

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $374,459.00
Abstract:
An innovative combination of artificial intelligence (ai) techniques will be investigated to meet nasa's scheduling needs for representation, schedule design, and schedule analysis. ai knowledge representations such as frames, semantic networks, and rules will be used for capturing schedule… More

AN ENVIRONMENTAL KNOWLEDGE BASE SYSTEM

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Richard H. Stottler
Award Amount: $50,000.00

A Case-Based Reasoning Approach to Intelligent Tutoring

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Richard H. Stottler
Award Amount: $50,000.00

AN ENVIRONMENTAL KNOWLEDGE BASE SYSTEM

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Richard H. Stottler
Award Amount: $690,617.00
Abstract:
The overall phase i objective is to prove the feasibility of the environment knowledge base system. this proof of feasibility will be accomplished by knowledge engineering, prototype development, and a phase ii software design. because the required knowledge is both extensive and diverse, it cannot… More

Case-Based Reasoning for Simulation Based Intelligent Tutoring

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Richard H. Stottler
Award Amount: $48,934.00
Abstract:
See Charles River Analytic comment. It applies here also.

A Case-Based Reasoning Approach to Parts Obsolescence Prediction

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Andrea L. Henke
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
The ultimate aim of this research is to develop a computer system to aid in producing accurate parts obsolescence predictions. This can be accomplished through the automated use of previous experience, which consists of information on existing parts. The feasibility of an automated system which uses… More

Artificial Intelligence Techniques for Reactive Planning

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Andrea L. Henke
Award Amount: $70,000.00

Artificial Intelligence Techniques for Flight Test Planning

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Andrea L. Henke
Award Amount: $70,000.00

Artificial Intelligence Techniques for Flight Test Planning

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Andrea L. Henke
Award Amount: $1,097,925.00
Abstract:
We propose an innovatiave combination of artificial intelligence (AI) techniques to improve the Navy's capabilities and reduce the time required for flight test plan representation and development, and flight data analysis. These capabilities will be available as part of an integrated workstation… More

Artificial Intelligence Techniques for Reactive Planning

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Andrea L. Henke
Award Amount: $525,481.00
Abstract:
We propose an innovative combination of artificial intelligence (AI) techniques to meet NASA's scheduling needs for representation, schedule design and schedule analysis. We will use AI knowledge representations including frames, semantic networks and rules for capturing schedule components and… More

A Case-Based Reasoning Approach to Intelligent Tutoring

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Richard H. Stottler
Award Amount: $863,872.00
Abstract:
The goal of this proposed research is to prove the feasibility of a software solution to provide intelligent tutoring for the REGIS Training Center. Because students often learn best by example, we intend to design a tutoring system around example problems. We will apply the Artificial Intelligence… More

Artificial Intelligence Techniques for the Piloted Approach Decision Aid Logic (PADAL) System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Richard H. Stottler
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
The Landing Signal Officer (LSO) faces many challenges. Although his primary concern remains safety, he must maintain an extremely rapid recovery rate. This dictates small times between each landing, and pressure to not wave-off unless absolutely necessary. LSO's have little time to make the … More

Artificial Intelligence Techniques for SAF Based on Potential Tactics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Richard H. Stottler
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
The current Semi-Automated Forces (SAF) OPFOR does not provide a realistic interactive opponent for the Close Combat Tactical Trainer (CCTT). This problem exists because the SAF in CATT only encodes Soviet doctrine utilized in Central Europe. The U.S. Army does not anticipate meeting an army based… More

Artificial Intelligence Techniques for Reusable Tactics Expert Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Richard H. Stottler
Award Amount: $69,518.00
Abstract:
We will develop a general schema for naval warfare tactics representation using Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Expert System technology to capture the human decision processes. Since the representation and automatic execution of tactics is a complex problem we will take an integrated approach… More

A Case-based Reasoning Approach to Intelligent Tutoring Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Richard H. Stottler
Award Amount: $69,507.00
Abstract:
In Phase I, we will investigate a case-based reasoning (CBR) approach to intelligent tutoring systems (ITSs) and explore the feasibility of semi-automated/automated course authoring techniques to speed collection and structuring of domain knowledge. We will develop a prototype example-based… More

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE TECHNIQUES FOR MISSION PLANNING AND SCHEDULING AUTOMATION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Andrea L. Henke , Senior Partner
Award Amount: $70,000.00

Anomaly Resolution Using Case-Based and Model-Based Reasoning

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Richard H. Stottler
Award Amount: $97,510.00

A Case-based Reasoning Approach to Simulation-Based Intelligent Tutoring Systems (ITSs) and ITS Authoring

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Richard H. Stottler
Award Amount: $70,000.00

A Case-based Reasoning Approach to Simulation-Based Intelligent Tutoring Systems (ITSs) and ITS Authoring

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Richard H. Stottler
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
In Phase I, we will investigate a case-based reasoning (CBR) approach to intelligent tutoring systems (ITSs) and explore the feasibility of semi-automated/automated course authoring techniques to speed collection and structuring of domain knowledge. We will develop a prototype example-based… More

Anomaly Resolution Using Case-Based and Model-Based Reasoning

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Richard H. Stottler
Award Amount: $750,913.00
Abstract:
SHAI, in cooperation with our subcontractors, Hughes Space System Division of Hughes Aircraft Company, will absolutely demonstrate the feasibility of using Case-Based and Model-Based Reasoning (CBR and MBR) to reliably and rapidly resolve unknown satellite anomalies, through the development of Phase… More

Automated Recovery Planning Assistance for Unknown Anomaly Resolution

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: John L. Mohammed, Ph.d.
Award Amount: $98,979.00
Abstract:
The identification and resolution of unknown satellite anomalies currently demands a significant portion of costly technical resources. We have done work demonstrating the feasibility of employing a synergistic combination of model-based and case-based reasoning methods to the anomaly… More

A Case-based Reasoning Approach to Internet Intelligent Tutoring System Authoring

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Richard H. Stottler
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Intelligent tutoring systems (ITSs) have shown great promise in military training domains and can achieve many of the same benefits as one-on-one instruction, in a cost-effective manner. However, the key to the effectiveness of this instruction is the successful transition of laboratory systems to… More

Artificial Intelligence Support for Graphics-Based Information Access

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Terrance L. Goan
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
We propose an innovative combination of artificial intelligence and data visualization techniques in the design of a tool for graphical manipulation and browsing of document collections. By drawing on our experience with information processing environments and our work developing useful graphical… More

A Uniform Interface for Active and Intelligent Information Access and Discovery

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Terrance L. Goan
Award Amount: $99,998.00
Abstract:
We propose an innovative combination of artificial intelligence (AI) techniques in the design of a software agent based tool for the discovery of information in networks of heterogeneous information resources. Specifically, our agent would act as a meta level interface to database resources in order… More

A Case-Based Reasoning Approach To Operator Assessment and Operator Machine Interface Enhancement

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Richard H. Stottler
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
In Phase I, we will investigate a case-based reasoning (CBR) approach to Operator Assessment and Operator Machine Interface Enhancement and explore the feasibility of semi-automated/automated domain knowledge entry techniques to speed collection and structuring of domain knowledge. We will … More

Advanced Targeting Through an Integrated, Adaptive, and Instructive Decision Aid Architecture

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Terrance Goan
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
We propose an innovative combination of biologically inspired and other modern artificial intelligence (AI) techniques in the design of an integrated and evolving decision aid architecture. By drawing on our experience developing machine learning techniques and modeling decision processes, we have… More

A New Integrated Approach to Intrusion Prevention, Detection, and Response

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Terrance L. Goan
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
We propose an innovative combination of artificial intelligence (AI) techniques in the design of a unique system for defensive information warfare. By drawing on our experience developing intrusion detection systems, software agents, and machine learning techniques, we propose to integrate… More

An Intelligent Tutoring System for Adult Literacy Enhancement

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Richard H. Stottler
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
This proposal presents the opportunity to apply our existing experience, research, and technology in Intelligent Tutoring Systems (ITSs) and pedagogical techniques to the adult literacy problem. ITSs assess, model, diagnose, and automatically develop a tailored course of remedial instruction … More

A Case-Based Reasoning Approach to Intelligent Tutoring Systems for

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOC
Principal Investigator: Richard H. Stottler
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
An automatic system will be developed to bring the experiences and machine shop environment of experienced machinists to Numerical Control (NC) programmers and Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) software operators. This Intelligent Tutoring System (ITS) will teach machining principles and how to… More

Fault Detection, Diagnosis And Recovery For Autonomous Spacecraft

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: John L. Mohammed , AI RESEARCHER/ENGINEER
Award Amount: $70,000.00

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE TECHNIQUES FOR MISSION PLANNING AND SCHEDULING AUTOMATION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Andrea L. Henke , Senior Partner
Award Amount: $593,769.00

A Case-Based Reasoning Approach To Intelligent Tutoring Systems And Its Authoring

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Richard H. Stottler , SENIOR PARTNER
Award Amount: $70,000.00

Artificial Intelligence Techniques for Piloted Approach Decision Aid

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Richard H. Stottler
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
The Landing Signal Officer (LSO) faces many challenges. Although his primary concern remains safety, he must maintain an extremely rapid recovery rate. This dictates small times between each landing, and pressure to not wave-off unless absolutely necessary. LSO's have little time to make the … More

A New Integrated Approach to Intrusion Prevention, Detection, and Response

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Terrance L. Goan
Award Amount: $745,894.00
Abstract:
We propose an innovative combination of artificial intelligence (AI) techniques in the design of a unique system for defensive information warfare. By drawing on our experience developing intrusion detection systems, software agents, and machine learning techniques, we propose to integrate… More

A Case-based Reasoning Approach to Intelligent Tutoring Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Richard H. Stottler
Award Amount: $600,000.00
Abstract:
In Phase I, we will investigate a case-based reasoning (CBR) approach to intelligent tutoring systems (ITSs) and explore the feasibility of semi-automated/automated course authoring techniques to speed collection and structuring of domain knowledge. We will develop a prototype example-based… More

A Uniform Interface for Active and Intelligent Information Access and Discovery

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Terrance L. Goan
Award Amount: $743,930.00
Abstract:
We propose an innovative combination of artificial intelligence (AI) techniques in the design of a software agent based tool for the discovery of information in networks of heterogeneous information resources. Specifically, our agent would act as a meta level interface to database resources in order… More

A Case-Based Reasoning Approach To Operator Assessment and Operator Machine Interface Enhancement

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Richard H. Stottler
Award Amount: $780,000.00
Abstract:
In Phase I, we will investigate a case-based reasoning (CBR) approach to Operator Assessment and Operator Machine Interface Enhancement and explore the feasibility of semi-automated/automated domain knowledge entry techniques to speed collection and structuring of domain knowledge. We will … More

A Case-based Reasoning Approach to Internet Intelligent Tutoring System Authoring

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Richard H. Stottler
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
Intelligent tutoring systems (ITSs) have shown great promise in military training domains and can achieve many of the same benefits as one-on-one instruction, in a cost-effective manner. However, the key to the effectiveness of this instruction is the successful transition of laboratory systems to… More

Artificial Intelligence Support for Cooperative Decision Management

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Terrance Goan
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
We propose an innovative architecture for a unique and important class of decision aids. Traditionally, decision aids have been used to help manage the vast amounts of information that may be pertinent to time-critical decisions. In contrast, our project will focus on developing a tool that… More

Case Based Reasoning for Multi-Method Information Retrieval and Filtering

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Matthew Broadhead
Award Amount: $99,000.00
Abstract:
We present an innovative combination of artificial intelligence and human computer interaction techniques in the design of a new means of multimedia database access. By drawing on our experience with case base reasoning (CBR) and information retrieval and filtering, we have devised an eclectic… More

An Intelligent Multi User Simulation Environment (MUSE) for Use over the Internet

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Richard H. Stottler
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
In Phase I, SHAI will investgate, design, and implement a prototype of an intelligent Multi User Simulation Environment (MUSE) which operates across the Internet. This MUSE would be used to run tactical scenarios with geographically distributed team players. The most difficult aspect of this… More

Semi-Automated Part-Task Trainer Prototype Development Environment

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Richard H. Stottler
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
In phase I, we will investigate the use of Object Oriented technology and Computer Based Training (CBT) for the development of an extensible, visual, rapid prototyping environment for prototyping distributed, secure, part-task trainers. It is believed that through the use of a component model, a… More

A General Framework for Incorporating Intelligent Agents into User Interfaces

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Terrance Goan
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
We propose an innovative combination of modern artificial intelligence (AI) and human-computer interaction (HCI) techniques in the design of an adaptive interface agent architecture. By drawing on our experience developing software agents, machine learning, and plan recognition techniques we have… More

PROPHETEER: Predictive Planning for Real World Adversarial Domains

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Terrance Goann
Award Amount: $99,974.00
Abstract:
We propose an innovative combination of artificial intelligence (AI) techniques in the design of a predictive planning and preemption (PPP) system. Specifically, we propose to enhance military planning processes by exploiting predictive battlespace knowledge to shape the future actions of the enemy… More

A Case-Based Reasoning Approach To Intelligent Tutoring Systems And Its Authoring

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Richard H. Stottler , SENIOR PARTNER
Award Amount: $600,000.00

Fault Detection, Diagnosis And Recovery For Autonomous Spacecraft

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: John L. Mohammed , AI RESEARCHER/ENGINEER
Award Amount: $580,000.00

Coordination Tool for Large, Complex Aerospace Designs Using Artificial Intelligence (AI) Techniques

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $70,000.00

Intelligent Coordination and Control for Immersive Wargaming

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Daniel Fu
Award Amount: $99,999.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $600,000.00

Assessing the Vulnerability of Heterogeneous Information System Networks

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Terrance Goan
Award Amount: $99,000.00

Multi-Agent System for Resource Reliability

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Russell Kinnicutt
Award Amount: $99,000.00

Artificial Intelligence Techniques for Automating CIC Tactical Operations

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Richard Stottler
Award Amount: $70,000.00

An Intelligent Training Management System (ITMS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Richard Stottler
Award Amount: $100,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Richard H Stottler
Award Amount: $450,000.00

Agent Mediated Collaboration on the Web

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Tamitha Carpenter, Principle Investigator
Award Amount: $70,000.00

AI Techniques for Context-Sensitive Tactical Decision Aids

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Alexander Davis
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Not Available Available commercially off the shelf software (COTS) has the potential to address the requirements for an intelligent security agent module. Agent software is designed to be deployed in remote computer systems in order to process at the desired location, or take advantage of available… More

Algebra Intelligent Tutoring System (ITS) for at-risk students

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: ED
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
Not Available Sensors Unlimited will grow, fabricate and test Master Oscillator Grating Coupled Power Amplifier (MO-GCPA) lasers designed to operate with diffraction-limited beam divergence up to 5 W CW power in the 0.97-1.1 (magnetic moment)m wavelength range. The goal of this program is the… More

Intelligent Coordination and Control for Immersive Wargaming

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Daniel Fu
Award Amount: $746,495.00

Adaptive Learning in Web-Based Instructional Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOC
Principal Investigator: Richard Stottler, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $75,000.00

Multi-Agent System for Resource Reliability

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Tamitha Carpenter
Award Amount: $750,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Richard Stottler, Senior Partner
Award Amount: $70,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Richard Stottler, Senior Partner
Award Amount: $70,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Matthew Broadhead, Project Manager
Award Amount: $70,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Richard Stottler, President
Award Amount: $70,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: John L. Mohammed, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Richard Stottler, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,994.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Sowmya Ramachandran, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Tamitha Carpenter, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOC
Principal Investigator: Eric Domeshek, AI Project Manager
Award Amount: $75,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Ronald Braun, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Richard H. Stottler, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $70,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Sowmya Ramachandran
Award Amount: $119,870.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Sowmya Ramachandran
Award Amount: $99,999.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Richard Stottler, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00

Maintenance and Telepresence System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Richard Stottler
Award Amount: $600,000.00
Abstract:
We will develop automated intelligent software for the identification task in the CDC on-board CVN-77. This intelligent identification software module (IISM) will perform as well as or better than human watch standers. We will knowledge engineer currentCDC identification experts, since it is not… More

Intelligent Software for Astronaut Health Maintenance and Medical Training

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Richard Stottler, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
This project will improve astronauts' ability to maintain their own medical health during long-duration space missions. We will produce an integrated set of intelligent software applications that coordinate automatic intelligent patient interviewing and recommendations, ground-based emergency… More

Improv Breakdown Prop Large Area SIC Devices

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Sowmya Ramachandran
Award Amount: $750,000.00

From Concept Maps to Knowledge Amplification

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Tamitha Carpenter, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,000.00
Abstract:
Knowledge generation is one of the keys to an organization's long-term viability, not to mention its competitiveness. Knowledge generation includes the creation of new ideas, the recognition of new patterns, the synthesis of disparate concepts, and the development of new processes. We propose a new… More

Modeling Topic Pragmatics for Improved First Story Detection

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Ronald Braun, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,000.00
Abstract:
We propose an innovative combination of machine learning techniques and pragmatics modeling in pursuit of high accuracy, domain- and language-independent First Story Detection. Our Topic-Oriented Pragmatics and Invariant Chaining (TOPIC) system willautomatically construct topic category models that… More

SatConReport: A Satellite Post-Pass Debriefing Aid for Operations Support and Training

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: John Mohammed, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,991.00
Abstract:
To minimize operations costs, mission analysts and planners are not usually present during satellite contacts. Nonetheless, analysts must be apprised of all key information gained, especially regarding anomalous events.SHAI, with our contractor Honeywell Technology Solutions, Inc., proposes to… More

SatConPlan: A Satellite Pre-Pass Contact Planning Aid for Operations Support and Training.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: John Mohammed, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,991.00
Abstract:
Future plans in both the military and commercial sectors call for increased use of satellite constellations in low earth orbit. These systems significantly increase the burden for ground-based system management because more satellites must be managed, andeach satellite is in view for only brief… More

Facilitating Work-Centered Interface Development through Patterns

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Terrance Goan, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,996.00
Abstract:
We propose a novel work-centered interface development environment that will dramatically reduce the complexity of interaction design. To this end, we will support an enhanced Contextual Design process with a set of tools that will enable developers todraw on the aggregate experience of other… More

Mixed-initiative Defensive Information Warfare - A More Pragmatic Paradigm

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Tamitha Carpenter, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,982.00
Abstract:
We propose a new Defensive Information Warfare (DIW) paradigm that will effectively mitigate the risks to our nation's computer networks posed by a critical shortage of security savvy system administrators. We developed this approach in response to ourrecognition that information assurance tools… More

Optimizing Network Configuration Toolkit: via an AI Interface to OpNet's Modeler Commercial Simulation Engine

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Richard Stottler, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,998.00
Abstract:
We propose to develop an innovative Artificial Intelligence (AI) toolkit interface to OPNET Modeler, a COTS simulation engine, to configure and optimize network configuration and operations in the field. This toolkit will allow rapid design andoptimization of communications networks without… More

Employing Data Mining to Create an Improved Information Intelligence System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Ronald Braun, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $119,990.00
Abstract:
We propose an innovative combination of text analysis and data mining techniques in the design of an information intelligence-based program management system. By drawing on our extensive experience, we have devised a novel approach to translating free andfield-delineated text into quantitative data… More

Architecture for Predictable Mixed-Initiative Planning

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Richard Stottler, Senior Partner
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
We propose to develop an innovative software architecture for real-time planning, monitoring, and control that includes as a core component a rich capacity for human interaction and collaboration. Because developing such a system represents a formidable challenge, we suggest an integrated approach… More

The Grain Size Of Student Models As A Factor In ICAI Effectiveness

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Eric Domeshek, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Case-based instruction is a major alternative instructional approach widely used in management training and certainly applicable as well to high-level military training dealing with tactical and strategic decision-making. A wide range of instructionalpractices and technological approaches has been… More

Information Access in the Context of Everyday Work

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Matthew Broadhead, Project Manager
Award Amount: $600,000.00
Abstract:
We propose a new autonomous Web assistant that draws on a number of innovative technologies in order to intelligently mine information with a minimum of human interaction. The Active Web Assistant (AWARE) will utilize a novel two-promged approach to information retrieval. By simultaneously acting as… More

Development Of A Vaccine For The Treatment And/Or Prevention Of Cancer

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: James Ong, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Continuing advances in computer networking, distributed computing, and the standardization and exchange of medical information are making it possible for clinicians to retrieve increasing amounts of patient data on-line. However, accessing upwards ofhundreds of pages of data for each patient can… More

ALTO: An Adaptive Leadership Training System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Sowmya Ramachandran, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Humanity has been concerned with the issue of effective leadership since time immemorial. However, as the world changes so must the qualities of an effective leader. Today's world is more uncertain, fast paced, and global than ever before. New ways ofthinking about effective leadership are emerging… More

Architecture for Predictable Mixed-Initiative Planning

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Richard Stottler, Senior Partner
Award Amount: $600,000.00
Abstract:
We propose to develop an innovative software architecture for real-time planning, monitoring, and control that includes as a core component a rich capacity for human interaction and collaboration. Because developing such a system represents a formidable challenge, we suggest an integrated approach… More

Information Access in the Context of Everyday Work

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Matthew Broadhead, Project Manager
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
We propose a new autonomous Web assistant that draws on a number of innovative technologies in order to intelligently mine information with a minimum of human interaction. The Active Web Assistant (AWARE) will utilize a novel two-promged approach to information retrieval. By simultaneously acting as… More

Educational Tools for Neuroscience

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Eric A. Domeshek
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): SHAI proposes to bring two instructional technologies together to compliment neuroscience lectures and distance learning. Specifically we want to embed Computer Simulations of experiments and the chemical, genetic, and physiological… More

Autonomous Control and Coordination of Formation-Flying Satellite Clusters.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: John Mohammed, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $743,061.00
Abstract:
SHAI, in cooperation with our subcontractor, Interface and Control Systems Inc., will develop an operational Mission Planner for Formation-Flying Clusters and demonstrate its potential for use on the TechSat 21 flight experiment. This system will enablepayload scheduling based on detailed orbital… More

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOC
Principal Investigator: Eric Domeshek, Al Project Manager
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
As ever more of industry and commerce moves onto electronic networks, there is a growing appreciation for the usefulness of expressive general models of enterprise activities, such as design and manufacturing. Ontologies are commitments to formal declarative multi-purpose representations with… More

Autonomous Control and Coordination of Formation-Flying Satellite Clusters.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: John Mohammed, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
SHAI, in cooperation with our subcontractor, Interface and Control Systems Inc., will develop an operational Mission Planner for Formation-Flying Clusters and demonstrate its potential for use on the TechSat 21 flight experiment. This system will enablepayload scheduling based on detailed orbital… More

Instructional Authoring with Problem and Lesson Cases

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Terrance Goan, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
We propose to develop a new form of data mining software application that will be uniquely capable of overcoming the challenges to the effective use of advanced data analysis algorithms in support of epidemiology and comparative analyses. In the design ofMediMiner we have been motivated primarily… More

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOC
Principal Investigator: Eric Domeshek, Al Project Manager
Award Amount: $289,568.00
Abstract:
As ever more of industry and commerce moves onto electronic networks, there is a growing appreciation for the usefulness of expressive general models of enterprise activities, such as design and manufacturing. Ontologies are commitments to formal declarative multi-purpose representations with… More

AI Techniques for Payload and Vehicle Processing Scheduling

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Richard Stottler, President
Award Amount: $600,000.00
Abstract:
SHAI proposes the development of an Intelligent Operations Scheduling System (IOSS). It will automatically schedule and optimize processing operations and utilization of resources, including floor space. It will be based on a general scheduling approach where every decision is made by a general… More

AI Techniques for Payload and Vehicle Processing Scheduling

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Richard Stottler, President
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
SHAI proposes the development of an Intelligent Operations Scheduling System (IOSS). It will automatically schedule and optimize processing operations and utilization of resources, including floor space. It will be based on a general scheduling approach where every decision is made by a general… More

Infantry Situation Awareness Training

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Richard Stottler, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
High performance tactical decision-making requires commanders to apply detailed and situation-specific knowledge, as well as high-level thinking habits and skills applicable across diverse tactical situations. These skills include modeling a thinkingenemy, using all available assets, and… More

Infantry Situation Awareness Training

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Richard Stottler, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $749,987.00
Abstract:
High performance tactical decision-making requires commanders to apply detailed and situation-specific knowledge, as well as high-level thinking habits and skills applicable across diverse tactical situations. These skills include modeling a thinkingenemy, using all available assets, and… More

Modeling Topic Pragmatics for Improved First Story Detection

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Ronald Braun, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $374,997.00
Abstract:
We propose an innovative combination of machine learning techniques and pragmatics modeling in pursuit of high accuracy, domain-and language-independent first story detection and topic tracking. Our Topic-Oriented Pragmatics and Invariant Chaining (TOPIC)system will exploit a diverse variety of… More

SatConPlan: A Satellite Pre-Pass Contact Planning Aid for Operations Support and Training

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: John L. Mohammed, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $749,998.00
Abstract:
SHAI, in cooperation with our subcontractor, 21st Century Systems, Inc. (21CSI), will develop SatConPlan, a pre-pass planning aid that will improve the efficacy and accuracy of preparations for satellite contacts, and that will enable improved offlinesimulation-based training for satellite and… More

Employing Data Mining to Create an Improved Information Intelligence System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Terrance Goan, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $729,994.00
Abstract:
We propose an eclectic integrated text/data mining system (FlexiMiner) that is targeted specifically at assisting program managers, laboratory and center directors, etc. in making decisions that increase the probability that the Army's strategic technologyrequirements will be met in a timely… More

Intelligent Network Configuration Optimization Toolkit (INCOT)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Robert Richards, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $749,999.00
Abstract:
SHAI, in cooperation with our subcontractor, OPNET Technologies, Inc., propose to continue our development of an innovative Artificial Intelligence (AI) toolkit interface to OPNET's Modeler and other networking COTS products, to configure and optimizenetwork configuration and operations in the… More

An Intelligent Tutoring System for the Aerospace Operations Center (AOC)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Richard Stottler, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
"The ultimate goal is to improve the cognitive skills of AOC personnel by providing them practice, evaluation, and feedback in simulated AOC operational scenarios. This will be accomplished by the development of an Intelligent Tutoring System for AOCoperations. The ITS will allow instructors to… More

Exploiting Latent Semantics for Embedded Intelligence Monitoring and Trainer Development.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Terrance Goan, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
"We propose an innovative approach to achieving Cognitive Readiness with respect to Information Warfare through a combination of automated monitoring, adaptive information display, real-time coaching, and the capture of scenarios suitable for training andrehearsal. In particular we will investigate… More

A Distributed Software Agent Approach to High Available Clustered Computing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Charles C. Earl
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
70384 High performance computing systems, built from clusters of inexpensive, commodity personal computers, are being used increasingly at DOE laboratories to support nuclear physics computing. However, the low reliability of these systems is a serious concern. While tools exist that… More

OODLE: An Object-Oriented Design Learning Environment

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Eric Domeshek
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project seeks to develop and evaluate a software prototype to assess the technical and commercial feasibility of an Object-Oriented Design Learning Environment (OODLE) that will help software engineers acquire expert-level object-oriented design… More

Reflective self-adaptive systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Emilio Remolina, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,000.00
Abstract:
"We propose a software development framework where the system under construction can reason about what its components do and how they do it. In order to satisfy end-user needs and design constraints, the system determines needed changes in its configurationby reasoning with the components'… More

Automating the Application of Deception Detection Heuristics to Open Sources

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Terrance Goan, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,000.00
Abstract:
"We propose to construct an intelligent software agent system for identifying misleading information, called Skeptic, atop a foundation of domain-independent heuristics collected and refined during decades of study of successful human detectors ofdeception. The heuristics will provide our Skeptic… More

From Concept Maps to Knowledge Amplification

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Tamitha Carpenter, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
Knowledge generation is one of the keys to an organization's long-term viability, not to mention its competitiveness. Knowledge generation includes the creation of new ideas, the recognition of new patterns, the synthesis of disparate concepts, and the development of new processes. We propose a new… More

From Concept Maps to Knowledge Amplification

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Tamitha Carpenter, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $600,000.00
Abstract:
Knowledge generation is one of the keys to an organization's long-term viability, not to mention its competitiveness. Knowledge generation includes the creation of new ideas, the recognition of new patterns, the synthesis of disparate concepts, and the development of new processes. We propose a new… More

An Intelligent Tool for SASO Knowledge Acquisition Without Knowledge Engineers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Richard H. Stottler, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,994.00
Abstract:
"We propose to develop an innovative software tool that will permit military analysts to rapidly create SASO gaming systems customized for specific missions without the assistance of a knowledge engineer or programmer. Developing such a tool represents asignificant challenge; thus, we suggest an… More

Verb Sense Disambiguation Using Integrated Feature Experts

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Ronald Braun, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,999.00
Abstract:
"We propose an innovative combination of machine learning techniques coupled with an extensible framework of integrated feature type classifiers (called "feature experts") capable of performing high-accuracy verb sense disambiguation. Our DisambiguatingIntegrated Verb Sense Experts (DIVERSE) system… More

ADAPT-MD: A Dynamic Adaptive Training System For Simulation-based Medical Training

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Sowmya Ramachandran, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
"Training military medical personnel to maintain readiness for medical emergencies and combat-related operations is a critical problem. Distance learning solutions are required for providing effective training while minimizing the time away from theimportant peacetime duty of providing quality… More

An Intelligent Patient Data Review Assistant

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: James Ong, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
Continuing advances in computer networking, distributed computing, and the standardization and exchange of medical information make it possible for clinicians to retrieve increasing amounts of patient data on-line. However, accessing upwards of hundredsof pages of data for each patient can… More

Intelligent Authoring Tool for Informed Consent

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Sowmya Ramachandran, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
We propose to specify, design, and prototype an intelligent authoring tool for informed consent. This limited prototype will demonstrate the feasibility of helping users create complete and accessible informed consent documents. The authoring system willprompt the user for the information required… More

An Intelligent Patient Data Review Assistant

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: James Ong, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
Continuing advances in computer networking, distributed computing, and the standardization and exchange of medical information make it possible for clinicians to retrieve increasing amounts of patient data on-line. However, accessing upwards of hundredsof pages of data for each patient can… More

Knowing the True Adversary: Acculturating Behavior Models for Wargaming

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Daniel Fu, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
"We propose a decision aid that will give military planners, from battle commanders to psychological operators, a handle on the nature and behavior of adversarial forces in an unfamiliar cultural climate. The aid will provide products including intelligencecollection requirements, profiles of… More

Instructional Authoring with Problem and Lesson Cases

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Susann Luperfoy, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $731,969.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovative Research project uses analogical reasoning in machines to support analogical reasoning in humans. It was motivated by recent discoveries in psychology by Gentner and her colleagues indicating that, without explicit guidance,humans do a poor job of discerning useful… More

Exploiting Latent Semantics in Adaptive Information Warfare Training Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Terrance Goan, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $749,999.00
Abstract:
We propose a multifaceted approach to improving Information Warfare training that exploits recent advances in intelligent tutoring technology and natural language processing. The focus of our efforts will be to develop technology that can produce highlyaccurate assessments of individual student… More

Automating the Application of Deception Detection Heuristics to Open Sources

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Terrance Goan, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $374,999.00
Abstract:
We propose to construct an intelligent software agent system for identifying misleading information, called Skeptic, which exploits scaffolding provided by a collection of largely domain-independent deception detection heuristics. These heuristics provideSkeptic with a significant advantage over… More

WARCON: A Wargaming Construction Toolset for Military Simulation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Daniel Fu, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
The wargames employed for Air Force curriculums to date suffer from (1) varying interfaces that require repeated learning for each wargame use, (2) non-trivial development time to simulate modern warfare, and (3) rigid adjudication engines that narrowlyfocus on force-on-force conflicts. We propose… More

Decision Support for Effects Based Counterterrorism Operations.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Tamitha Carpenter, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
We propose an approach to supporting effects-based counterterrorism operations through the development of an intelligent decision aid system. Our approach employs a unique combination of behavior modeling, adversarial planning, and intelligence-centeredsituation assessment technologies to provide… More

A Distributed Software Agent Approach to High Available Clustered Computing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Charles C. Earl
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
70384S02-II The reliability of distributed scientific computer programs, run on large-scale, multi-institutional, heterogeneous computing systems commonly referred to as Grids, requires improvement. Job failure is a major impediment to achieving acceptable levels of throughput for cluster and… More

A Distributed Software Agent Approach to High Available Clustered Computing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Charles C. Earl
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
70384S02-II The reliability of distributed scientific computer programs, run on large-scale, multi-institutional, heterogeneous computing systems commonly referred to as Grids, requires improvement. Job failure is a major impediment to achieving acceptable levels of throughput for cluster and… More

SBIR Phase I: Work-Centered Application Development through Patterns

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Terrance Goan
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will address the skill gap that exists within the software development community in the production of work-centered software. To this end, Stottler Henke will develop a novel software development environment that reduces the complexity of… More

EarthTutor: An Earth Science Satellite Imagery Tutor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Sowmy Ramachandran
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
We propose to develop EarthTutor, an Intelligent Tutoring System that extends NASA's Image2000 software, and an accompanying authoring tool used to create new tutorials. The system will be innovative in that it delivers a learning experience that is more visual, interactive, and adaptive than… More

ADAPT-MD: A Dynamic Adaptive Training System For Simulation-based Medical Training

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Sowmya Ramachandran, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
Training military medical personnel to maintain readiness for medical emergencies and combat-related operations is a critical problem. Distance learning solutions are required for providing effective training while minimizing the time away from theimportant peacetime duty of providing quality… More

An Intelligent Simulation-based Team Training Environment for Information Warfare

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Richard Stottler, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Information warfare will play an increasingly crucial role in achieving military superiority. Increased training is needed to develop a force with the required expertise to achieve information superiority. We propose a simulation-based Intelligent TutoringSystem (ITS) to train teams of Air Force… More

Knowing the True Adversary: Acculturating Behavior Models for Wargaming

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Daniel Fu, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $725,579.00
Abstract:
We propose a decision aid that will give military planners, from battle planners to psychological operators, a handle on the nature and behavior of adversarial forces in an unfamiliar cultural climate. The aid will provide products including intelligencecollection requirements, profiles of… More

An Intelligent Training Systems Performance Assessor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Robert Richards, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
We propose to develop an innovative performance evaluator to enable training developers and instructors to better monitor and assess training lesson and overall curriculum effectiveness. This will be accomplished by adapting our general IntelligentTutoring system development platform, that already… More

VLA Experimental Resource for Testing Innovative Configurations And Lightings (VERTICAL)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Robert Richards, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
We propose to develop VERTICAL, (VLA Experimental Resource for Testing Innovative Configurations And Lightings), an innovative analytic test tool that can be used to support vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL)/rotorcraft ship VLA analysis and testing atthe test team member's work area. This will be… More

Engagement Planning Based on Proven, Advanced Techniques for Planning, Resource Selection, and Constraint Satisfaction

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Richard Stottler, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,999.00
Abstract:
We propose the development of an advanced, intelligent, robust engagement planner for the Ground Based Midcourse Defense (GMD) system. Ultimately the improved GMD engagement planning capability will allow better quality plans; faster planning; larger,more complex threats; additional defense system… More

An Intelligent Interface Design Elicitor and Construction Assistant

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Richard Stottler
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
We propose the development of an innovative software tool that will permit developers with little or no human factors training to produce user interfaces that are well suited to the end-users and their needs, as well as to the situation in which the software will be used. Developing such a tool… More

Incremental Online Data Mining for Adverse Drug Events

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Laurie Spencer, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Patients are at risk of adverse reactions to and interactions between medical drugs. Though databases exist for reporting of adverse drug events (ADEs), more must be done to speed the discovery of

Improving Information Fusion Capabilities through the Explicit and Pervasive Consideration of Uncertainty

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Matt Broadhead, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
A variety of forces have led to decreases in the average experience of intelligence analysts. This shift is an incredibly important development since a lack of experience has been strongly linked to: failures in locating key information sources; theincorporation of faulty information in reports;… More

Medical Emergency Team Tutored Learning Environment

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Eric A. Domeshek, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
The U.S. military and civil society both face the increasing prospect that enemies will employ horrific weapons to cause mass casualties. Any effective response to large-scale medical emergencies will hinge on the decision-making and teamwork of medicaland emergency professionals, which in turn is… More

WARCON: A Wargame Construction Toolset

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Daniel Fu
Award Amount: $746,558.00
Abstract:
The use of wargames in the Air Force curriculum to date has been hindered by the significant amount of time and effort required to develop new wargames, as well as by drastically varying interfaces that impose a steep learning curve on the student. We thus propose to develop an advanced wargame … More

EarthTutor: An Earth Science Satellite Imagery Tutor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Carolyn Maxwell, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $859,485.00
Abstract:
We propose to develop EarthTutor, an Intelligent Tutoring System (ITS) that extends NASA Image2000, and an accompanying authoring tool used to create new tutorials. The system will be innovative in that it delivers a learning experience that is more visual, interactive and adaptive than experiences… More

An Intelligent Simulation-based Team Training Environment for Information Warfare

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Richard Stottler
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
Security, especially information security, is playing an increasingly crucial role in achieving military superiority. Ensuring security involves missions requiring the ability to think effectively under stress. We propose a simulation-based Intelligent Tutoring System (ITS) to train Air Force… More

VLA Experimental Resource for Testing Innovative Configurations And Lightings (VERTICAL)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Robert Richards, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $199,996.00
Abstract:
Stottler Henke proposes to continue an innovative analytic test tool that can be used to support vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL)/rotorcraft ship VLA analysis and testing at the test team member's work area. This allows test team members to fly shipboard approaches in specific aircraft, to the… More

An Intelligent Interface Construction and Evaluation Assistant

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Richard Stottler, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $600,000.00
Abstract:
We propose the development of an innovative software tool that will permit payload developers with no human factors training to produce interfaces that are well suited to the tasks required by the payload, and that conform to NASA commonality standards. Developing such a tool represents a… More

Accurately Matching Requirements to Solutions through the Accumulation and Exploitation of Background Knowledge

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Laurie Spencer, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $94,872.00
Abstract:
We propose an innovative yet pragmatic approach to the matching of information warfare requirements to solutions. The proposed system concept, Resolve, will be fashioned from an eclectic set of proven technologies with the goal of both improving search precision and recall, and dramatically… More

Intelligent, Authorable Adversary Modeling System for Course of Action Assessment

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Daniel Fu, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $95,154.00
Abstract:
We propose to build for the Air Force a next-generation adversary model that can dynamically generate realistic adversary actions in an operational-level predictive simulation. This system will use advanced artificial intelligence behavior modeling techniques to capture the full range of potential… More

Integrating Decision Support and Knowledge Capture for Crisis Operations

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Tamitha Carpenter, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,704.00
Abstract:
Stottler Henke proposes an innovative approach to supporting crisis response operations that will allow for the amassing and exploitation of lessons learned during the resolution of previous incidents while simultaneously providing an advanced situational awareness capability. To accomplish these… More

Formalized Behaviors for Modeling Individual Combatant Weapon Firing in Military Operations in Urban Terrain (MOUT)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Richard Stottler, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,995.00
Abstract:
The ultimate goal is to augment the behavioral models of automated individual combatants with a realistic and carefully validated set of weapon firing behaviors for virtual MOUT training environments. These behaviors will represent a formalization of target acquisition and firing execution tactics… More

Self-Facilitating Group Decision Analysis and Tracking in Tactical Time Scales

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Tamitha Carpenter, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,000.00
Abstract:
We propose an innovative software system that offers the benefits of systematic group decision analysis, within tactical timescales and without requiring an expert facilitator. To accomplish this, our system will accumulate and index knowledge (e.g., variables, issues, constraints, and… More

Formalized Behaviors for Modeling Individual Combatant Weapon Firing in Military Operations in Urban Terrain (MOUT)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Richard Stottler, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $600,000.00
Abstract:
The ultimate goal is to augment the behavioral models of automated individual combatants with a realistic and carefully validated set of weapon-firing behaviors for virtual MOUT training environments. These behaviors will represent a formalization of target acquisition and firing execution tactics… More

Virtual Intelligent Collaboration for Task Organization and Resource Scheduling

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Eric A. Domeshek, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $98,999.00
Abstract:
The need to make rapid and well-informed decisions about custom task organizations or ad-hoc problem-focused staffing is shared by organizations large and small, but is especially critical to the military. The problem has components of (1) resource discovery and characterization, (2) task analysis… More

Question Accumulation and Response Tool for Education and Training

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Eric Domeshek, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Students in distance learning classes have at least as much need to ask questions of their instructors as students in more conventional settings. However, distance instructors are not always available when students need help. Across a course and its repeat offerings, many questions recur… More

An Adaptive and Distributed Approach to Developing and Maintaining an Integrated Search and Discovery Portal

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Matt Broadhead, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $119,996.00
Abstract:
We propose an innovative approach to supporting the Army's Homeland Security (HLS) mission that turns the diversity of perspectives that exist amongst largely autonomous HLS communities in DoD and non-DoD organizations into an exploitable strength. In particular, we propose to develop an approach… More

Improving Homeland Security Coordination through an Integrated and Adaptive Search and Discovery Portal

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Matthew Broadhead, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $730,000.00
Abstract:
We propose an innovative technology concept that will greatly improve the ability of DoD and non-DoD Homeland Security (HLS) organizations to coordinate their responses to terrorism events. In Phase I we cultivated relationships with three Washington State emergency management organizations that… More

LiFESim: Software for health science education (NCRR)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Charles C. Earl
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Stottler Henke Associates in collaboration with Teachers College, Columbia University, proposes to build a software system for teaching scientific inquiry in the context of nutrition science, The goal of the proposed research is to develop a computer based… More

CITTP: Computerized Individual Trainer for Team Performance

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Emilio Remolina, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
CITTP provides an intelligent tutor system (ITS) framework for individuals to rehearsing their team tasks using computer based high-fidelity simulations. CITTP is used as a complement and a cost effective means to make join team integration more effective. CITTP concentrates in defining three key… More

AreaAdvisor: Spatial, Real-Time Resource Intelligence

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Richard H. Stottler, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
As processing and manufacturing facilities quickly progress from barcode to radio-frequency (RFID) and similar technologies to track the movements of resources (tools, parts, support equipment), many related opportunities to cut costs and increase safety by reducing human error are emerging. We… More

Exploiting Diverse Forms of Advice to Guide the Discovery and Extraction of Time-Critical Information

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Terrance Goan, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $95,324.00
Abstract:
We propose to address the primary challenges to the timely distillation of time-critical data into actionable information by exploiting the synergies amongst information discovery, extraction, and fusion processes. The proposed advisable assistant concept, Sentinel, will be comprised of three… More

Integrating Decision Support and Knowledge Capture for Crisis Operations

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Tamitha Carpenter, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $746,204.00
Abstract:
Stottler Henke proposes an innovative approach to supporting crisis response operations that will allow for increased situational awareness and improved response time. We will accomplish these goals using a two-pronged approach. First, we will provide improved workflow management and activity… More

Intelligent, Authorable Adversary Modeling System for Course of Action Assessment

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Daniel Fu, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $749,959.00
Abstract:
We propose to build for the Air Force a next-generation adversary model that can dynamically generate realistic adversary behavior in an operational-level air campaign simulation. This system will use advanced artificial intelligence behavior modeling techniques to capture a broad range of… More

Accurately Matching Requirements to Solutions through the Accumulation and Exploitation of Background Knowledge

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Terrance Goan, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $746,492.00
Abstract:
We propose an innovative yet pragmatic approach to the matching of information warfare requirements to solutions. The proposed system concept, Resolve, will be fashioned from an eclectic set of proven technologies with the goal of both improving search precision and recall, and dramatically… More

Automated Net Centric Fires Management using Artificial Intelligence Techniques

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Richard Stottler, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
The major opportunity we present is our substantial intelligent planning and scheduling experience and existing customizable intelligent planning, resource selection, and scheduling architecture along with our in-depth knowledge of combined arms fires and effects planning, integration, coordination,… More

Streamlining the Production and Visualization of Error-Free Geospatially Grounded Text Documents

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Terrance Goan, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,997.00
Abstract:
We propose to streamline the production of `self-mapping' documents through the tight integration of evidence-driven automated tagging with a mixed-initiative approach to tag validation and editing. The proposed system, GeoDoc, will deviate substantially from the traditional corpus driven… More

Artificial Intelligence Techniques for Surface Threat Identification

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Richard Stottler, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,999.00
Abstract:
Stottler Henke proposes a software system, the Intelligent Surface Threat Identification System (ISTIS), based on Artificial Intelligence (AI) techniques and our previous work, an existing Navy ID system, the Intelligent Identification Software Module (IISM). ISTIS will automatically analyze the… More

Innovative Approaches to Behavioral Modeling, Threat Modeling and Threat Prediction

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Laurie Spencer, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,992.00
Abstract:
While great progress has been made in the lowest levels of data fusion, practical advances in behavior modeling and prediction remain elusive. While certainly there remains much room to improve data fusion algorithms, the most critical failing of existing approaches is their inability to support… More

Supporting Net-Centric Operations through Bandwidth Friendly Intelligent Information Discovery and Filtering

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Laurie Spencer, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,117.00
Abstract:
We propose to address the growing challenge of information overload in network-centric information systems through the development of an agent based framework that improves the warfighter's awareness of critical information while simultaneously preserving those aspects that make systems like the… More

A Simulation-based Intelligent Tutoring System for Enhancing Decision Effectiveness in Computer Network Defensive Operations

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Sowmya Ramachandran, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,992.00
Abstract:
Arguably the most crucial aspect of maintaining Computer Network Defense (CND) readiness is having adequate supply of highly trained personnel to serve on the frontlines. Training today is mostly limited to classrooms, books, and expensive seminars, all of which fail to provide the practical… More

Adaptive Distributed Environment for Procedure Training

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Dr. Eric A. Domeshek
Award Amount: $69,993.00
Abstract:
With its constantly evolving portfolio of highly technical systems requiring human construction maintenance and operation, NASA has an extreme form of a common yet challenging training problem: how to ensure that personnel are qualified on the (often changing) procedures required to work on or with… More

The Cognitive Onboard Operator Assistant Architecture

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Dr. Emilio Remolina
Award Amount: $69,988.00
Abstract:
We propose a cognitively inspired architecture for deploying an automated intelligent onboard operator assistant. This assistant facilitates the onboard control while finding a compromise between increasing the operator's awareness of the system tasks and decreasing the operator's workload. The core… More

Intelligent Patient and Resource Management for the Medical Enterprise

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Charles Earl, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,994.00
Abstract:
Scheduling of medical appointments across the military enterprise presents a number of problems. Studies done of the responsiveness of numerous Military Treatment Facilities have highlighted the need for improvements in the scheduling process. In response to these findings, the Department of Defense… More

Medical Emergency Team Tutored Learning Environment

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Eric Domeshek, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $749,996.00
Abstract:
The U.S. military and civil society both face the increasing prospect that enemies will employ horrific weapons to cause mass casualties. Any effective response to large-scale medical emergencies will hinge on the decision-making and teamwork of medical and emergency professionals, which in turn is… More

Streamlining the Production and Visualization of Error-Free Geospatially Grounded Text Documents

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Terrance Goan, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $729,901.00
Abstract:
We will streamline the production of `self-mapping' documents through the tight integration of evidence-driven automated tagging with a mixed-initiative approach to tag validation and editing. GeoDoc will deviate substantially from the traditional corpus driven approaches to metadata generation in… More

Effective Behavioral Modeling and Prediction Even When Few Exemplars are Available

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Terrance Goan, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $723,076.00
Abstract:
The most critical limitation of existing approaches to behavior modeling and prediction is their inability to support the required knowledge modeling and continuing refinement under realistic constraints (e.g., few historic exemplars, the lack of knowledge engineering support, and the need for rapid… More

Onboard Autonomous Scheduling Intelligence System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Richard H. Stottler, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,998.00
Abstract:
Scheduling the daily activities of the crew on a human space mission is currently a cumbersome job performed by a large team of operations experts on the ground. This process is expensive, inflexible, and inconvenient for the crew in the spacecraft. As mission durations increase, it will become… More

A Pragmatic Approach to Event Driven Semantic Machine Understanding

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Terrance Goan, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
We propose an innovative approach to facilitating the information discovery and assimilation that is associated with intelligence analysis. More precisely we will develop a novel approach to achieving multilingual semantic machine understanding under realistic conditions where sufficient parallel… More

Security Escorts for Not-Yet-Trusted Software

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Research Institution: COLUMBIA UNIV.
Principal Investigator: Charles Earl, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,996.00
RI Contact: Jason Nieh
Abstract:
With the rapid release of new software applications, builds and patches for existing applications, and increased mobility of software across networks, more of our systems will run software applications that may not have a full pedigree of evaluation and testing to ensure that they are free from… More

Advanced Network Architectures for Prioritized Operations

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Charles Earl, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,996.00
Abstract:
When a network is global in size, the idea that it can be adequately monitored and adjusted in real time by a limited human staff of operators rapidly becomes obsolete. Future networks will require much more approaches that assume a high degree of fully automated prioritization, fault recovery, and… More

Efficient Search over Heterogeneous XML Databases in Unstructured Peer-To-Peer Networks

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: T. J. Goan, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,998.00
Abstract:
We propose a new peer-to-peer system, Emerge, that will support expressive, structured queries over peers sharing XML data in heterogeneous formats. Our system utilizes a novel combination of features to combat the query routing and semantic interoperability problems that plague existing systems. … More

Scenario-based Leadership Training for Joint Task Force Staff Officers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: James Ong, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
Joint interdependence is a mindset that embraces the concept of purposeful reliance on other service and joint capabilities to maximize their complementary and reinforcing effects while minimizing service vulnerabilities. Interdependence requires a broad understanding of the different strengths and… More

A User Centered and Adaptive Approach to Sharing Just Enough Data

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: T. J. Goan, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
We propose an innovative approach to filling the need for tools supporting safe sharing in high OPTEMPO situations. A major objective for our Just Enough Data (JED) sharing system is supporting the expression of policy in a form that the user will find natural to the task while also being… More

Web-Based Acquisition Coordination Tools with Embedded Expertise

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Eric Domeshek, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,921.00
Abstract:
Modernizing naval vessels is a tremendously complex task, requiring coordinated effort by representatives of many different organizations, and subject to frequently shifting temporal, fiscal, physical, and technological constraints. The Navy lacks automated tools to support key modernization… More

Intelligent Tutor for WMD EMS Incident Management

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: James C. Ong
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant) We propose to develop EMS/IM ITS, a suite of simulation-based intelligent tutoring systems and scenarios that will enable practice-based learning of WMD emergency medical services incident management principles and skills, including situation assessment,… More

RADIX: Rapid Authoring of Demonstrations for Infantry eXperience

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Sowmya Ramachandran, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Military operations in urban terrain (MOUT) are posing unprecedented training challenges for small infantry units. We propose to build RADIX: Rapid Authoring of Demonstrations for Infantry Experience. We will lay the foundations for this work by conducting a survey of literature on demonstrations as… More

Adaptive Distributed Environment for Procedure Training

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Dr. Eric Domeshek, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $600,000.00
Abstract:
The ADEPT project aims to improve the state-of-the-art with respect to capabilities and costs of scenario-based training in support of future space exploration missions at NASA. The key features of ADEPT will include: (1) a scenario-based intelligent tutoring system focused on the problem of… More

Insightful Workflow for Grid Computing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Charles C. Earl, Dr.
Award Amount: $99,951.00
Abstract:
The management of distributed scientific computing tasks in Grid environments, such as those operated by the DOE national laboratories, has not been completely addressed by (and sometimes is complicated by) existing workflow management software. The ability to continuously identify critical changes… More

Extracting Time Critical Information from Dynamic Text

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Tamitha Carpenter, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,966.00
Abstract:
We propose a novel approach to extracting domain-specific, time-critical information from the text of online chat. Tradition Information Extraction (IE) approaches are unsuitable for analyzing chat streams for many reasons: the text is "dirty" (containing typos, misspellings, sporadic use of case,… More

Guide: An Adaptive System for Automating Decision Support

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Neelakantan G. Kartha, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
Systems for supporting mission-critical decision making are crucial in helping the human decision maker deal with information overload, to decrease the time for decision making, and to increase the reliability and robustness of the decision making process. We propose an innovative system called… More

Case-Based Behavior Signatures for Prediction of Adversary Behavior

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Ryan Houlette, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
We propose the development of a software system to assist analysts with the process of characterizing, monitoring, and predicting adversary behavior. We adopt a case-based approach to the representation of behavior signatures. Based on a variety of possible activities and processes, created by… More

Tools and Technologies for Inserting Deep Cultural Context into Mission Training Simulations

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Ryan Houlette, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
We propose the development of a system for deep cultural adaptation of synthetic agent behaviors and environmental objects within mission training simulations. This adaptation will incorporate cognitive cultural influences into trainee interactions to meet the training objectives of adapting… More

Automating Planning Against TSTs via a Novel Combination of Ontologies and Rules

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Neelakantan Kartha, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Effectively targeting and engaging time sensitive targets (TST) is an important part of modern warfare. However, doing so remains challenging because of the various considerations that go into deciding whether a given popup is a TST and whether to pursue it. Systems for supporting such… More

Predicting Facilities that Repetitively Support Hostile Activities using Adversary Modeling and Geographic Profiling

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Daniel Fu, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Stottler Henke proposes to develop a software system to predict which facilities in an urban environment are likely to repetitively support activities by hostile actors. This system will draw upon an extensible, heterogeneous geographic information system containing detailed geographic and facility… More

Intelligent, Automated Performance Assessment and Diagnosis for Team Training

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Sowmya Ramachandran, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
As the Air Force has moved increasingly towards distributed networked environment for C2ISR missions, teams often operate remotely, and decision-making is distributed. Traditionally team training involved human observers for performance assessment, diagnosis, and after-action review and other… More

Automated Interceptor to Target Assignment Based on Proven, Advanced Techniques for Planning, Resource Allocation, and Constraint Satisfaction

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Richard H. Stottler, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
We propose the development of an advanced, intelligent, robust engagement planner for the Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS). Ultimately the improved missile defense engagement planning capability will allow better quality plans; faster planning; larger, more complex threats; additional… More

Multi-level, Modular Authoring for Scenario-Based Intelligent Tutoring Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Research Institution: UNIV. OF CENTRAL FLORIDA
Principal Investigator: Sowmya Ramachandran, Principle Investigator
Award Amount: $99,998.00
RI Contact: Erik Vick
Abstract:
Simulations and games are effective as training tools only when accompanied by considerable instructional support. This necessitates the presence of instructors to provide one-on-one help to students working with simulations. Much of the instructional support can be automated by Intelligent Tutoring… More

An integrated approach to document regrading with classification assistants

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Eugene Creswick, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,996.00
Abstract:
Stottler Henke proposes InfoAssist, an integrated, unobtrusive and networked approach to document classification and dissemination. This system will enable document authors and reviewers to make use of the release and publication history of all content in a particular document when assigning… More

Adaptive Behavior Modeling of Asymmetric Tactics (ABMAT)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Research Institution: UNIV. OF CENTRAL FLORIDA
Principal Investigator: Ryan Houlette, Principle Investigator
Award Amount: $99,999.00
RI Contact: Michael D. Proctor
Abstract:
In order for simulation based training to help prepare warfighters for modern asymmetric tactics, opponent models of behavior must become more dynamic and contemporary and challenge trainees with adaptive threats consistent with those increasingly encountered by the military. The proposed Adaptive… More

Scenario-based Training for Socio-Cultural Effects-Based Planning

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: James Ong, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
We propose to develop a computer-based training system for socio-cultural effects-based air operations planning. The system would present planning scenarios to a single student or multiple students to provide simulated planning experiences with automated hinting and instruction. For example, a… More

Aggregating Presentation Design Knowledge to Improve Idea Transfer

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Terrance Goan, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,000.00
Abstract:
Rapid and effective knowledge transfer is essential to timely and effective decision making in organizations of all types and sizes. We propose an innovative approach that will overcome the primary challenges to the rapid and accurate presentation of ideas, analysis, and plans. At the core of the… More

Rapid Simulation Development Processes and Tools for Job Performance Assessment

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Sowmya Ramachandran, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,967.00
Abstract:
Job performance measurement is of critical importance to any organization's health. It is important not only to recognize and reward good performance, but also to groom future leaders. Developing effective assessment techniques that are valid, effective and fair is an ongoing challenge. Assessing… More

ADisSAS: Adaptive Distributed Self Awareness System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Charles Earl, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,000.00
Abstract:
We propose to build a platform to support the development of self aware processing systems. There are several contributions that the project makes. First, drawing upon our expertise in developing intelligent systems for system management, we define essential self awareness capabilities and define… More

Web-Based Acquisition Coordination Tools with Embedded Expertise

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Eric Domeshek, Principle Investigator
Award Amount: $299,969.00
Abstract:
It is tremendously difficult to outfit and modernize naval vessels. Coordinated effort is required from representatives of many different organizations, subject to frequently shifting temporal, fiscal, physical, and technological constraints. The Navy lacks automated tools to support key… More

Extracting Time Critical Information from Dynamic Text

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Tamitha Carpenter, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $743,727.00
Abstract:
As online chat and e-mail become more integral to critical operations, it becomes more important to recognize critical information and direct it where it is most needed. In response to these needs, we propose a novel approach to extracting domain-specific, time-critical information from dynamic… More

Artificial Intelligence Techniques for Surface Threat Identification

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Richard H. Stottler, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $600,000.00
Abstract:
The Intelligent Surface Threat Identification System (ISTIS) is based on Artificial Intelligence (AI) techniques. ISTIS will automatically analyze the data associated with a track, hypothesize, draw inferences, and make ID related recommendations. These data include the tracks' location and/or… More

Intelligent, Semi-Automated Procedure Aid (ISAPA) for ISS Flight Control

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Richard C. Stottler, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,998.00
Abstract:
We propose to develop the Intelligent, Semi-Automated Procedure Aid (ISAPA) intended for use by International Space Station (ISS) ground controllers to increase the efficiency and safety of flight operations while reducing costs for NASA. ISAPA is innovative in that it is centered on a… More

Human-Directed Learning for Unmanned Air Vehicle Systems in Expeditionary Operations

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: MIT
Principal Investigator: Neelakantan Kartha, Principle Investigator
Award Amount: $70,000.00
RI Contact: Mary Cummings
Abstract:
Effectively targeting and engaging time sensitive targets (TST) is an important part of modern warfare. However, using UAVs for this task is highly challenging because of difficulties in optimally retargeting the UAVs while taking into consideration multiple variables, such as time to target,… More

Enhancing Joint Task Force Cognitive Leadership Skills

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: James Ong, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $749,812.00
Abstract:
Joint interdependence embraces the concept of purposeful reliance on other service and joint capabilities to maximize their complementary and reinforcing effects while minimizing service vulnerabilities. High performance teamwork is enabled by better understanding of the processes, capabilities, and… More

A Synthetic Task Environment for Training and Skills Assessment Research (STETSAR)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: UNIV. OF CENTRAL FLORIDA
Principal Investigator: John L. Mohammed, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: Jan Cannon-Bowers
Abstract:
Game-based synthetic task environments are receiving increased attention as a mechanism for delivering highly effective training. However, these systems are very expensive to create, and there is little empirical research regarding their efficacy for specific training objectives. Stottler Henke… More

Instructional Tools for Training Programs

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Sowmya Ramachandran, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,980.00
Abstract:
We propose to develop Instructional Tools for Training Programs (ITTP), a web-based toolkit whose ultimate goal is to help instructors and training designers accomplish more effective training by providing them a resource with which to apply principles and techniques from the science of learning, in… More

MPICE Simulation-based Intelligent Tutoring

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: James C. Ong, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,970.00
Abstract:
The MPICE metrics framework and analysis software present an opportunity to improve significantly the planning and execution of stability and reconstruction operations in conflict environments. We propose to develop a scenario-based intelligent tutoring system for MPICE. Key elements of our… More

An integrated approach to document regrading with classification assistants

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Eugene Creswick, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $723,862.00
Abstract:
Stottler Henke proposes an integrated approach to document classification and dissemination termed InfoAssist. We will build upon the state-of-the-art technologies developed in Phase I to provide intelligent dirty word detection methods as well as techniques based on historical documents that help… More

Intelliviz - An Intelligent Telemetry Data Visualization Assistant

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: James C. Ong, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $94,515.00
Abstract:
Future space programs will require extensive monitoring of complex, highly instrumented systems such as the Orion spacecraft and lunar/Martian habitats. However, future missions will carry crews far from Earth, so they will need to operate with much greater independence and assume many system… More

System to Aid Counterinsurgency Campaign Analysis, Design, and Evaluation (SACCADE)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Eric Domeshek, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,968.00
Abstract:
Among the Army's many responsibilities, Counterinsurgency (COIN) operations are assuming growing importance. FM 3-24, /Counterinsurgency/, defines the role, importance, and general properties of an effective COIN campaign design process: exploratory, multi-dimensional, collaborative, and iterative… More

Leveraging Communications Pragmatics to Enable Neural Network Based Threat Identification

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Tamitha Carpenter, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,987.00
Abstract:
Given the evolving risks posed by irregular adversaries, we must consider a wide variety of strategic and tactical threats beyond suicide bombers and improvised explosive devices. In order to mitigate these threats we must dramatically improve our ability to draw predictive value from the massive… More

Automated Interceptor to Target Assignment Based on Proven, Advanced Techniques for Planning, Resource Allocation, and Constraint Satisfaction

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Richard Stottler, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $499,938.00
Abstract:
Stottler Henke proposes to develop an advanced, intelligent, robust engagement planner for the Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS). Ultimately the improved missile defense engagement planning capability will allow better quality plans; faster planning; larger, more complex threats; additional… More

A General Purpose Toolkit for Exploiting Network Data in Diverse Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Terrance Goan, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,977.00
Abstract:
Stottler Henke proposes to develop a generalized toolset around a new and innovative network data encoding strategy with the goals of: (1) increasing the scalability of network analysis and visualization tools; (2) fundamentally improving the intelligibility of network models and thereby increasing… More

Semantics and Tools for Active Modeling and Processing in the Enterprise Data Environment (STAMPEDE)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Eric Domeshek, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,999.00
Abstract:
Databases are proven shared repositories for the enterprise, and conceptual modeling is solidly established as a valuable step in defining the contents of those databases. However, database contents, and the models that define them, are generally static, snapshot-oriented views of the world. While… More

Modeling Human Decision Making and Agent-Based Modeling of C3 Architectures in Warfare Assessment Models

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Ryan Houlette, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,993.00
Abstract:
We propose to build for the Navy a decision modeling system that can generate realistic, robust command and control behavior in a campaign-level constructive warfare simulation. This system will consist of a model editor and a model execution engine. The model editor will enable analysts to… More

SSTR Training Adaptively Based on Lessons from Experience (STABLE)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Eric Domeshek, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
In response to recent events, the U.S. has recognized that it must devote more resources to Stability, Security, Transition and Reconstruction (SSTR) operations. Such operations cannot be carried out by any one department, agency, or organization; they require coordinated efforts within and outside… More

RADIX: Rapid Authoring of Demonstrations for Infantry eXperience

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Sowmya Ramachandran, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $729,975.00
Abstract:
The changing tactics of asymmetric threats present an ongoing need to disseminate lessons learned from the battlefield to a wide audience of personnel. Interactive virtual environments have been shown to be effective for team training, and distributed game-based architectures contribute an added… More

Intelligent, Automated Performance Assessment and Diagnosis for Team Training

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Sowmya Ramachandran, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $749,970.00
Abstract:
As the Air Force has moved increasingly towards distributed networked environments for C2ISR missions, teams often operate remotely, and decision-making is distributed. Traditionally team training involved human observers for performance assessment, diagnosis, and after-action review and other… More

Automating Planning Against TSTs via a Novel Combination of Ontologies and Rules

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Neelakantan Kartha, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $749,984.00
Abstract:
Effectively targeting and engaging time sensitive targets (TST) is an important part of modern warfare. However, doing so remains challenging because of the need to integrate multiple considerations that go into deciding whether a given popup is a TST and whether to pursue it. Systems for supporting… More

Unified Framework for Graphical Authoring and Visual Debugging of PLEXIL, SCL and PRL Programs

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Emilio Remolina, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,982.00
Abstract:
Execution and monitoring of command plans are central for spacecraft operations. Diverse execution engines and languages exist to define such command plans. Language dependent development tools have been created for such languages. However, there is not a reusable framework and code base that can be… More

Authoring Procedures with Timing and Ordering Constraints

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: John L. Mohammed, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,991.00
Abstract:
The paper-based manual crew procedures that formed the basis of mission management for the manned space program are being replaced by electronic procedure representations and execution engines that support adjustable autonomy. Adhering to the conventions of the legacy procedures makes procedure… More

Model of Individualized Instruction and Intelligent Tutoring for Developing an Adaptable Workforce

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: Institute for Simulation & Training
Principal Investigator: Sowmya Ramachandran, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,925.00
RI Contact: Eduardo Salas
Abstract:
Today's military and civilian operating and organizational environments are characterized by unprecedented levels of complexity, ambiguity, and dynamic change. Military leaders routinely operate in environments where change is the only constant. Their success demands mental agility and adaptation in… More

MPICE Simulation-based Intelligent Tutoring

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: James Ong, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $749,884.00
Abstract:
The MPICE metrics framework and data management and analysis tool present an opportunity to significantly improve the planning and execution of stability and reconstruction operations in conflict environments. We propose to develop MPICE-ITS, a scenario-based intelligent tutoring system to train… More

Second Language Retention Intelligent Training System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Sowmya Ramachandran, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,941.00
Abstract:
Military personnel who take part in intense periods of second language (L2) training are at risk of losing their second language skills during periods of underutilization. This proposal describes a research effort aimed at addressing this problem through the creation of the Second Language Retention… More

Providing Instruction and Practice through Game-Based Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Alex Davis, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,996.00
Abstract:
We propose the design and development of a game-based, demonstration-oriented framework for development and execution of rigorous instruction. The approach seeks inclusion of the entire instructional cycle into the game environment, including information

Intelliviz - An Intelligent Telemetry Data Visualization Assistant

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Carolyn Maxwell, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,963.00
Abstract:
Future space programs will require extensive monitoring of complex, highly instrumented systems such as the Orion spacecraft and lunar/Martian habitats. To handle tasks and situations that cannot be fully delegated to automation software, future flight controllers and crew must be able to monitor,… More

SSTR Tools Enabling Lessons Learned Access and Reachback (STELLAR)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Research Institution: Northwestern University (InfoLab)
Principal Investigator: Eric Domeshek, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: Larry Birnbaum
Abstract:
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WatchTutor - an Intelligent Tutoring System for Operating Periscope Detection Radars.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: James C. Ong, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,999.00
Abstract:
Stottler Henke proposes to develop WatchTutor, a scenario-based intelligent tutoring system (ITS) that will train students to operate and maintain advanced target discriminations systems such as the SPS-74 CVN Periscope Detection Radar. WatchTutor will provide individualized, practice-based… More

Aggregating Presentation Design Knowledge to Improve Idea Transfer

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Terrance Goan, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $749,930.00
Abstract:
We propose an innovative approach that will overcome the primary challenges to the rapid and accurate presentation of ideas, analyses, and plans. At the core of the proposed PresentWell system is an authoring aid designed to address the typical presenter's lack of competency in communication,… More

Space Mission Impact Assessment using Intelligent Resource Management Techniques .

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Richard Stottler, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $99,944.00
Abstract:
Assessing the impact on ongoing missions of threats to space systems is very difficult partly because it is not sufficient to simply assume the capabilities being provided to different missions by the space system in question will simply cease since those capabilities will be re-allocated to other… More

Distributed, Cooperative Planning and Automatic Optimization for Existing BMDS Engagement Planner.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Richard Stottler, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,985.00
Abstract:
The ultimate goal of this proposed effort is to improve the BMDS engagement planning capability by extending the current, advanced, intelligent midcourse engagement planning effort to the booster and terminal phases, mapping the planning onto the distributed command and control architecture, and… More

Using Bridging Knowledge to Expose Meaning and Structure in Folksonomic Tags

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Terrance Goan, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $98,946.00
Abstract:
The burden of manually developing and maintaining ontologies to support the changing requirements of real-world applications represents a substantial barrier to the successful deployment of advanced information exploitation and knowledge management technologies. One promising approach to overcoming… More

Game-based Partial Task Trainer for Fifth Generation Fighters (GBT-5).

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Robert Richards, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,954.00
Abstract:
Fifth generation aircraft, including the F-22 and the F-35, have been designed with a set of unprecedented capabilities. The challenge that lies ahead is to better train pilots to take advantage of these capabilities. The need for a flexible training environment designed specifically for the F22 and… More

Opening Communication and Collaboration for Space Situation Awareness with the OpenSpace Toolkit

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Kshanti Greene, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,950.00
Abstract:
Counterspace efforts will become increasingly important as advances in technology intensify our reliance on space-based assets and as adversaries develop improved methods to threaten these assets. Maintaining holistic situation awareness will be particularly important in counterspace pursuits due to… More

Evidence-Base Automation for Document Dissemination

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Eugene R. Creswick, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,967.00
Abstract:
Recent innovations in information collection have vastly increased the amount of digital content available. Providing collaborators with access to this information during day to day activities is vital. However, search services that tie together information across multiple security domains cannot be… More

DAIS: Maintaining Dynamic Aggregated Information Security

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Eugene Creswick, Principal Program Enginee
Award Amount: $99,967.00
Abstract:
Federated search tools are of great value to users with timely information needs, but little attention has been directed towards solving the security issues that arise with these tools in the context of multiple security domains. Search results and the requested documents must be cleared for the… More

Absent Family Assisted Reading

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Alex Davis, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,508.00
Abstract:
We propose to construct a computer program to help young children cope with home life while a parent is absent. This program is meant to help fill the time and parental voids that happen immediately upon deployment all the way up to homecoming. The application we propose, Assisted Reading with… More

Antenna Network Optimization using Artificial Intelligence Techniques

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Richard Stottler, President
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
Scheduling Air Force''''s Space Communications resources is a large, complex, distributed problem. We have developed an innovative planning and scheduling system architecture which facilitates the development of more intelligent, optimizing scheduling algorithms. It has been applied to NASA Ground… More

Defensive Counterspace (DCS) and Space Situational Awareness (SSA) Resource Management using Artificial Intelligence Techniques

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Richard Stottler, Senior Systems Engineer
Award Amount: $99,944.00
Abstract:
Managing the resources and responses to DCS situations is a large, complex problem. We have developed an innovative planning and resource optimization system architecture which facilitates the development of more intelligent, optimizing resource management algorithms. It has been applied to NASA… More

Probabilistic, Real-Time, Reactive Planner for Aggressive 3D Aircraft Maneuvers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Richard Stottler, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
The ultimate goal is to build a Path Planner (PP) that can rapidly plan collision-free routes for a variety of UAVs in highly dynamic environments with large numbers of threats. Our Phase I includes Stanford University''s Professor Jean-Claude Latombe, a pioneer in autonomous path planning, at the… More

LiFESim: Software for Health Science Education

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Charles C. Earl
Award Amount: $789,086.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Childhood obesity has increased almost three-fold over the past several decades and diagnosis of type 2 diabetes in youth has increased thirty-fold with serious personal health and societal consequences. The purpose of this proposal is to develop and evaluate an… More

Automating the Application of Deception Detection Heuristics to Unstructured Data

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: The University of Washington
Principal Investigator: Terrance Goan, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,961.00
RI Contact: Lynne Chronister
Abstract:
We propose to construct a deception detection system which will exploit scaffolding provided by a collection of largely domain-independent deception detection heuristics. These heuristics, integrated through a novel evidential reasoning system, will provide the proposed system, called Skeptic, with… More

Applications of Computational Command Leadership AI Models (ACCLAIM)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Research Institution: Engines for Education
Principal Investigator: Eric Domeshek, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $98,912.00
RI Contact: Schank
Abstract:
A military without good leadership is a mob. Identification, preparation, guidance and mentoring of potential leaders are critical functions across all services. Leadership training and support can be substantially improved by refinement of theories and models on what constitutes good leadership,… More

Supporting Context-Based Visualization of Relevant Geospatial Data on Constrained Devices

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Terrance Goan, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $98,964.00
Abstract:
We propose to address the growing challenge of information overload in network-centric information systems through the development of an agent-based framework that improves the warfighter's awareness of critical information. In particular, we propose to enable adaptive information visualization in… More

PM/IDE - An Integrated Development Environment for Planning Models

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: James Ong, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,953.00
Abstract:
The Action Notation Modeling Language (ANML) is a relatively new language for specifying planning domain models. These models are created by someone who understands the planning domain and can express the essential aspects of the domain as ANML variables, functions, and actions in a way that… More

A General Framework for Developing Military Training Apps on Android Devices

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Jeremy Ludwig, Project Manager
Award Amount: $98,441.00
Abstract:
Hand held applications (apps), such as those run on Android and iPhone devices, have the possibility of revolutionizing military training by increasing the availability and engagement of training material. Training on relatively inexpensive mobile devices is inherently available to users - they can… More

Integrated Information Fusion and Behavioral Modeling with Limited Historical Data

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Aaron M. Novstrup, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
While great progress has been made in the lowest levels of data fusion, practical advances in behavior modeling and prediction remain elusive. While there remains much room to improve data fusion algorithms, the most critical failing of existing approaches is their inability to support the required… More

A Distributed AFSCN Scheduling/Deconfliction/Automated Negotiation System with user extensible constraints, rules and decision processes (DASDAN)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Richard Stottler, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
The ultimate goal is to develop a distributed, intelligent AFSCN Scheduling, Deconfliction, and Automated Negotiation System with user extensible constraints and graphically modifiable rules and decision processes. This will require SOC-based intelligent software that allows graphical editing and… More

Exploiting Crowdsourcing to Seed Organization Profile Scouting

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Terrance Goan, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,957.00
Abstract:
We propose a new approach to the automatic mining and validation of organizational data from available sources like the Web called organization profiling that will enable the generation of a persistent and up-to-date database of organizational attributes and relationships of interest to an analyst. … More

Optimization of Communication Networks with Geodesic Dome Phased Array Antennas using Artificial Intelligence Techniques

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Richard Stottler, Principal – (650) 931-2700
Award Amount: $749,903.00
Abstract:
The goal of this proposed effort is to develop a Mid-level Manager (MLM) that automatically handles all aspects associated with GDPAAs, including global optimized assignment of communication requests to the GDPAAs and dish antennas, intelligent smart beam assignment, multi level beam compatibility… More

Space Mission Impact Assessment using Intelligent Resource Management Techniques .

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Richard H. Stottler, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $749,959.00
Abstract:
The ultimate goal of this proposed effort is to improve the ability to respond to DCS situations by developing a DCS/SSA general scheduling service. This includes better quality resource allocations and schedules; faster response; handling larger, more complex situations; and handling additional… More

Probabilistic, Real-Time, Reactive Planner for Aggressive 3D Aircraft Maneuvers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Richard Stottler, Principal Investigator – (650) 931-2700
Award Amount: $729,866.00
Abstract:
The ultimate goal is to build a Path Planner (PP) that can rapidly plan collision-free routes for a variety of aircraft in highly dynamic environments with large numbers of threats. Our Phase II includes Advanced Rotorcraft Technology (ART) and their highly successful FlightLab product with… More

System to Aid Counterinsurgency Campaign Analysis, Design, and Evaluation (SACCADE)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Eric Domeshek, Principal Investigator – (650) 931-2700
Award Amount: $1,138,123.00
Abstract:
Among the Armys many responsibilities, Counterinsurgency (COIN) operations are assuming growing importance. FM 3-24 Counterinsurgency, defines the role, importance, and general properties of an effective COIN campaign design process: exploratory, multi-dimensional, collaborative, and iterative… More

Intelligent Pairing Assistant (IPA): A Learning-based Framework for Assisting Capability-Need Pairing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Jeremy Ludwig, Project Manager
Award Amount: $98,719.00
Abstract:
Within an Air Operations Center, planners working in the Master Air Attack Plan cell make crucial decisions to create the air plan for any given day. They are expected to complete the plan in part by pairing targeting or collection tasks with the available platforms and weapons. Any assistance these… More

Targeting Critical Information Requirements with Robust Knowledge

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Tamitha Carpenter, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,996.00
Abstract:
We propose to target critical information requirements with an innovative extensible agent architecture that employs multiple levels of knowledge discovery and information fusion. The proposed system concept, Informant, will employ a combination of machine learning-based bootstrapping techniques and… More

High Resolution Fire Detection and Targeting with Multi-View, Multi-Sensor Stereo Vision

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dan Fu, Group Manager
Award Amount: $79,987.00
Abstract:
This SBIR topic aims to develop a system for automatic detection and targeting of external uncontrolled deckhouse fires. The proposed Automatic Fire Detection and Targeting System (AFDTS) will use multiple thermal and visible-light sensors to detect and localize flames along the side of a deckhouse,… More

Layered Authoring of Ship Crew Agents for Recoverability Simulation (LASCARS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Eric Domeshek, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,906.00
Abstract:
Naval ships are among the most complex and costly engineered structures in existence. Operating in harsh and hostile environments, some ships will inevitably suffer damage. Recoverability is a critical ship design criterion, directly linked to robustness of mission capability and life safety. Modern… More

Rapid Simulation Development Processes and Tools for Job Performance Assessment

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Sowmya Ramachandran, Principal Investigator – (650) 931-2700
Award Amount: $779,912.00
Abstract:
Job performance measurement is of critical importance to any organization"s health. It is important not only to recognize and reward good performance, but also to groom future leaders. Developing effective assessment techniques that are valid, effective and fair is an ongoing challenge.… More

PM/IDE - An Integrated Development Environment for Planning Models

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: James C. Ong, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,986.00
Abstract:
We propose to develop a planning model integrated development environment (PM/IDE) that will help people construct, review, understand, test, and debug high-quality planning domain models expressed in the Action Notation Modeling Language (ANML) more quickly and effectively. PM/IDE will enable… More

Integrated Adaptive Analysis and Visualization of Satellite Network Data

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: James C. Ong, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,955.00
Abstract:
We propose to develop a system that enables integrated and adaptive analysis and visualization of satellite network management data. Integrated analysis and visualization will enable users to see important patterns that span diverse types of satellite network management data, such as the health… More

Incorporating High-Speed, Optimizing, Interleaving, Configurable/Composable Scheduling into NASA's EUROPA Planning Architecture

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Richard H. Stottler, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,938.00
Abstract:
Advanced, robust, autonomous planning systems have not focused on the scheduling decisions made by the planner. And high quality, optimizing schedulers have rarely been integrated with such planning systems and only at a very coarse level. Little research regarding interleaving scheduling and… More

Adaptive autonomous Communications Routing Optimizer for Network Efficiency Management

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Dr. Robert A. Richards, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,988.00
Abstract:
Maximizing network efficiency for NASA's Space Networking resources is a large, complex, distributed problem, requiring substantial collaboration. We propose the development of an innovative software tool that will support mission and scheduling personnel in developing, de-conflicting,… More

TRIEPOD Tool for Real-time Intelligent Evaluation of Physiological and Operational Data

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: University of Central Florida-IST
Principal Investigator: Randy Jensen, Principal Investigator – (650) 931-2700
Award Amount: $79,965.00
RI Contact: Courtney Bensey
Abstract:
We propose to develop a Tool for Real-time Intelligent Evaluation of Physiological and Operational Data (TRIEPOD), consisting of a self-contained sensor suite and assessment model for analyzing human and system performance. By combining intelligent behavioral and cognitive performance assessment… More

A Game-Based Training Battery for Cognitively Ready Teams

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Dan Fu, Group Manager – (650) 931-2700
Award Amount: $98,480.00
Abstract:
We propose to investigate the development of a training battery that will improve cognitive readiness for rapidly formed teams. We will define metrics to assess cognitive readiness, devise games that will engage trainees, and research one or more suitable military scenarios.

Modular Tool and Architecture for Distributed Team Workload Assessment

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Randy Jensen, Principal Investigator – (650) 931-2700
Award Amount: $99,959.00
Abstract:
Although team workload is a significant factor in assessments of team performance, there has been little work to isolate this from other factors. We propose a research effort to ultimately define the requirements and corresponding architecture for a measurement tool that will facilitate the… More

Intelligent Pilot Intent Analysis System using Artificial Intelligence Techniques

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Richard Stottler, Principal Investigator – (650) 931-2700
Award Amount: $99,965.00
Abstract:
Determining pilot intent is very complex. Human pilots rely on a myriad of information that includes radio communications, aircraft location and trajectory, airport information (standard landing/departure patterns, noise abatement procedures, etc.), weather, the capabilities of different aircraft… More

Elevating Semantic Search by Marrying Social Network and Content Analysis Techniques

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Terrance Goan, Principal Investigator – (206) 545-1478
Award Amount: $69,956.00
Abstract:
The military"s ability to exploit streams of heterogeneous information sources has not kept pace with the enterprise"s ability to generate them. In order to make substantial progress in enhancing the warfighters"situational awareness, new approaches are required to automatically link… More

Bootstrapping Background Knowledge to Arbitrate Data Integrity Issues Within Large Volumes of Data

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Terrance Goan, Principal Investigator – (206) 545-1478
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
As intelligence and sensor data acquisition technologies improve and expand, the difficulties of maintaining data integrity across vast amounts of data continue to plague researchers. Generally considered to be a problem of computational scalability, we also recognize that a much greater challenge… More

Supporting Context-Based Visualization of Relevant Geospatial Data on Constrained Devices

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Terrance Goan, Principal Investigator – (206) 545-1478
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
We propose to address the growing challenge of information overload in network-centric information systems through the development of an agent-based framework that improves the warfighter"s awareness of critical information. In particular, we propose to enable adaptive information… More

Intelligent Pairing Assistant (IPA): A Learning-based Framework for Assisting Capability-Need Pairing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Jeremy Ludwig, Principal Investigator – (650) 931-2700
Award Amount: $749,915.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Within an Air Operations Center, planners working in the Master Air Attack Plan cell make crucial decisions to create the air plan for any given day. They are expected to complete the plan in part by pairing targeting or collection tasks with the available platforms and weapons. Any… More

Intelliface - Intelligent Assistant for Interfacing Diagnosis and Planning Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: James Ong, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $749,825.00
Abstract:
To integrate automated diagnosis and automated planning functions, one must translate diagnosed system faults to corresponding changes in resource availabilities. Implementing reliable translation is challenging, time-consuming, and error prone.We propose to develop Intelliface, an intelligent tool… More

Visual Intelligent Robot Performance Monitor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: James C. Ong, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $124,937.00
Abstract:
We propose to develop a Visual Intelligent Robot Performance Monitor (VIRPM) that will help crew members maintain situation awareness of robot performance more effectively. VIRPM will provide intelligent assistance to crew members by detecting topical data that suggest possible problems (causes and… More

Serious Games for Team Training

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Dan Fu, Ph.D., Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $124,919.00
Abstract:
We propose to investigate a virtual teamwork training suite incorporating serious games that target specific team-oriented skills and behaviors. We will define metrics for evaluation of team performance, devise games that engage crew and controller participants in relevant team tasks, and perform a… More

Multidimensional Learner Assessment to Support Intelligent, Adaptive Digital Tutors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Sowmya Ramachandran, Principal Investigator – (650) 931-2700
Award Amount: $149,902.00
Abstract:
One-on-one tutoring has long been the gold-standard for individualized, adaptive instruction. Intelligent Tutoring Systems are Artificial Intelligence systems that have as their goal realizing the benefits of one-on-one teaching using technology. In order to deliver on this promise, these tutors… More

Anomaly Assessment for Space Weather Causes with Intelligent Visualization

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: James Ong, Principal Investigator – (650) 931-2700
Award Amount: $149,914.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: The USAF requires accurate assessment regarding the effects of space weather upon Low Earth Orbit (LEO), Medium Earth Orbit (MEO), and Geosynchronous Earth Orbit (GEO) satellites. This information is important in order to distinguish between natural environmental effects upon spacecraft… More

Forecasting Space System Threats: A Streamlined Approach

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Terrance Goan, Principal Investigator – (206) 545-1478
Award Amount: $149,939.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: The most critical limitations of existing approaches to threat detection and prediction is their inability to support the required knowledge modeling and continuing refinement under realistic constraints (e.g., few historic threat exemplars, limitations on the availability of subject… More

Modeling of Synergistic Effects for Cooperative Strike

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Dan Fu, Group Manager – (650) 931-2700
Award Amount: $149,835.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Many of today"s munitions effectiveness measures adopt unrealistic damage assessments, such as coarse granularity, state-less damage, and independent effects. We propose to build an effectiveness model inspired by effects-based operations. We will decompose targets into their… More

The Extensible Platform for Automated Tactical Sensor Screening (ExPATSS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dan Fu, Principal Investigator – (650) 931-2700
Award Amount: $149,904.00
Abstract:
Accurate, rapid interpretation of sensor data is critical to modern anti-submarine warfare (ASW). The Navy's push towards integrated multi-platform, multi-sensor ASW operations has the potential to significantly increase situational awareness; however, due to expected shortages in sensor… More

Context Aware Network Routing Optimizer with Understanding of Topology Evolution (CAN-ROUTE)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Robert Richards, Principal Investigator – (650) 931-2700
Award Amount: $79,965.00
Abstract:
We propose the development of an innovative software tool that will automatically enhance network routing and management by leveraging known network priorities per Commander"s Intent and then plan how best to assure the delivery of mission-critical traffic; then via an intelligent awareness of… More

Situation Awareness for Plan Impact Extrapolation and Nomination Tool (SAPIENT)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Eric Domeshek, Principal Investigator – (617) 902-2223
Award Amount: $149,914.00
Abstract:
Operational level plans are organized into lines of operations (LOOs), with explicit decision points and alternate action sequences. Every operation requires assessment and a means to adapt rapidly to the changing environment. Staffs expend tremendous effort assembling information on the environment… More

Intelligent Space Surveillance Network (SSN) Scheduling Applications Using Artificial Intelligence Techniques

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Richard Stottler, Principal Investigator – (650) 931-2700
Award Amount: $749,977.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: The ultimate goal of this effort is to improve the performance of the Space Surveillance Network (SSN) including improved space catalog accuracy through more and more complementary tracking, better responsiveness to real-time changes, better tracking of small debris in LEO through… More

Intelligent Pilot Intent Analysis System using Artificial Intelligence Techniques

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Richard Stottler, Principal Investigator – (650) 931-2700
Award Amount: $749,845.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: The ultimate goal of this proposed effort is to improve the ability of onboard software to predict trajectories of other aircraft in the terminal area of operations. This ability can only be realized with an automatic capability for recognizing the intent of the pilots of these other… More

An Immersive Approach to Intuitive Information Processing and Decision Making

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Terrance Goan, Principal Investigator – (206) 545-1478
Award Amount: $149,944.00
Abstract:
In recent years, research in the areas of human-computer interaction and cognitive psychology have revealed major shortcomings in software systems designed to support human analysts in processing large volumes of electronic information. In some cases, technologies developed to automatically fuse… More

Combined Sensor/Interceptor Scheduling based on AI Techniques

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Richard Stottler, Principal Investigator – (650) 931-2700
Award Amount: $99,963.00
Abstract:
The ultimate goal of this proposed effort is to improve the BMDS sensor and interceptor real-time scheduling capability. These improvements will include more efficient use of sensor and interceptor resources, increased kill probabilities, reduced probability of leakage, improved tracking accuracy,… More

Bridging the Gap to Universal Health Information Exchange with Community-Driven Terminology Mediation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Terrance Goan, Principal Investigator – (206) 545-1478
Award Amount: $149,993.00
Abstract:
The most critical obstacle to the seamless exchange of healthcare information is the translation from the proprietary medical ontologies of private providers to a universal reference language (i.e., the 3M Health Data Dictionary). Stottler Henke proposes to develop a new system, called Bridge,… More

Intelligent RF-IR Data Fusion using Artificial Intelligence Techniques

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Research Institution: U. of Dayton Research Institute
Principal Investigator: Richard Stottler, Principal Investigator – (650) 931-2700
Award Amount: $99,992.00
RI Contact: Linda Young
Abstract:
There may be no more important mission for the US military than protection from ballistic missile attack. For any configuration of sensors, it is therefore extremely important to make the most of the collected sensor data. Specifically, this proposal describes how this objective can be… More

ModelSHOP - Model for Simulated Human Operator Performance

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Research Institution: Georgia Tech Research Institute
Principal Investigator: Jeremy Ludwig, Principal Investigator – (541) 302-4532
Award Amount: $99,989.00
RI Contact: Mark McCans
Abstract:
We propose to develop the Model for Simulated Human Operator Performance (ModelSHOP), a behavior authoring and execution capability for injecting variable Human-in-Control (HIC) actions and decisions into Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) simulation. ModelSHOP will provide a generative model… More

Visual Data Mining of Robot Performance Data

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: James Ong, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $699,382.00
Abstract:
We propose to design and develop VDM/RP, a visual data mining system that will enable analysts to acquire, store, query, analyze, and visualize recent and historical robot performance data. During mission operations, these capabilities will enable operators to more quickly and accurately detect and… More

Ground Processing Optimization Using Artificial Intelligence Techniques

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Richard Stottler, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $124,966.00
Abstract:
Kennedy Space Center (KSC) has the most complex, enormous, difficult, diverse, distributed, and unique set of integrated scheduling problems in the world and it is only getting more difficult as ground resources need to be shared by different organizations. KSC's scheduling problem is… More

Serious Games for Team Training

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Sowmya Ramachandran, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $699,586.00
Abstract:
Exploration crews for long duration space flights have continually expressed a need for more chances to learn to work together as a team prior to flight. Together with the need to retain proficiency with limited places to practice, we propose to build a virtual environment that is both… More

Intelligent, Collaborative Management of Autonomous Vehicle Anomalies

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: James Ong, Principal Investigator – (650) 931-2700
Award Amount: $149,997.00
Abstract:
This project will advance the state of art in two areas necessary for effective exploitation of intelligent diagnosis, planning, and execution technologies within autonomous vehicles. First, it will create and demonstrate the effectiveness of a software framework that specifies how these automation… More

Intelligent Collaborative Control User Interfaces to Autonomous Vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Emilio Remolina, Principal Investigator – (650) 931-2700
Award Amount: $149,935.00
Abstract:
We propose to develop a collaborative control user interface that will enable operators to work more effectively with highly autonomous vehicles by engaging in a dialog to exchange ideas, ask questions, and resolve differences. We will develop a concept of operations for the collaborative control… More

Pro-Active Decision Support (PADS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)
Principal Investigator: Eric Domeshek, Principal Investigator – (617) 902-2223
Award Amount: $79,938.00
RI Contact: Kristen Jackson
Abstract:
Warfighters face overwhelmingly complex and uncertain situations in which they must make life-and- death decisions. Today"s information systems often overwhelm decision makers still further. Attention to results of cognitive science can contribute to the design of a new generation of systems… More

Intelligent, Distributed, Cooperative AFSCN Mission Planning and Scheduling

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Richard Stottler, Principal Investigator – (650) 931-2700
Award Amount: $149,935.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: The ultimate goal of this proposed effort is to develop a distributed, intelligent, cooperative AFSCN mission planning and scheduling system (DICAMPSS) to implement an improved scheduling process and provide greater sharing and availability of information and knowledge. To realize this… More

A Monitoring and Adapting Intelligence Assistant (MAIA)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Eric Domeshek, Principal Investigator – (617) 902-2223
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
Intelligence analysts need help managing a barrage of tasks and flood of information while overcoming cognitive limitations. That help must respond to their individual time-varying needs and context. Challenges include (1) sensing analysts"situations; (2) tracking their interests and needs;… More

A framework for fielding Artificial Intelligence techniques on High Performance Computing (HPC) Hardware

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Richard Stottler, Principal Investigator – (650) 931-2700
Award Amount: $149,999.00
Abstract:
The ultimate goal of this proposed effort is to improve the ability to determine suspicious radar track behavior and suspicious areas to focus attention on. We propose a framework for representing the knowledge and human-quality reasoning required to process large quantities of radar data,… More

Task Assistance by Reusable Guidance and Embedded Tutoring (TARGET)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Eric Domeshek, Principal Investigator – (617) 902-2223
Award Amount: $99,992.00
Abstract:
Army doctrine calls for pushing decision-making to lower echelons where possible. Improving technology will allow small combat units to access and exploit battlefield systems. Yet at company and below, units lack staff that can master such systems and maintain expertise through full-time use. … More

Automating Satellite Operations Centers through Intelligent Request Generation and Deconfliction

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Terrance Goan, Principal Investigator – (206) 545-1478
Award Amount: $749,952.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: The goal of this proposed effort is to develop intelligent automation that can improve the Air Force"s process of scheduling contacts between Satellite Operations Centers (SOCs) on the ground and satellites in orbit. The current process for selecting supporting resources… More

An Immersive Approach to Intuitive Information Processing and Decision Making

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Terrance Goan, Principal Investigator – (206) 545-1478
Award Amount: $497,201.00
Abstract:
During Phase I of this ONR-funded effort, we made substantial progress toward the overarching goal of improving intuitive decision making in a variety of settings. In that effort we recognized an opportunity to inform the intuitive system by expanding the set of decision attributes that are… More