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Intelligent Proxies for Automated Mission Planning

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Department of Defense
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2011 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
3 Sigma Research, Inc.
503 S. River Oaks Dr. Indialantic, FL -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Intelligent Proxies for Automated Mission Planning
Agency: DOD
Contract: N68335-11-C-0314
Award Amount: $79,987.00


An individual ATO may become very large and complex because of the scope of a mission. The scale of information significantly challenges mission planners to ensure the availability of necessary equipment, configurations, and personnel at locations within reach of the mission target. Optimal flight route and re-planning requires finding time-sensitive routes from sortie base locations to targets that avoid restricted airspaces and account for continually changing weather and threat positions. 3 Sigma Research develops a novel solution called the Semantic Air Tasking Order Reasoner (SATOR) to organize and search for mission information for individual for Air Tasking Orders (ATO). The benefits of our unique solution include 1) human-like reasoning to find aircraft, configurations, personnel, and other resources required by the ATO, 2) optimal flight route planning for mission sorties, and 3) real time alerts to notify mission planners and pilots.

Principal Investigator:

Aaron Wheeler
Senior Research Scientist
(321) 674-9267

Business Contact:

Michael WInburn
(321) 674-9267
Small Business Information at Submission:

3 Sigma Research, Inc.
503 S. River Oaks Dr. Indialantic, FL -

EIN/Tax ID: 593465084
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No