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Advanced Visualization for Dynamic Meta-Network Analysis: NetScenes

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Department of Defense
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Program Year/Program:
2012 / SBIR
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Carley Technologies, Inc.
128 North Craig Street Pittsburgh, PA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: Advanced Visualization for Dynamic Meta-Network Analysis: NetScenes
Agency: DOD
Contract: N00014-12-C-0390
Award Amount: $321,907.00


Our objective is to enable military analysts to rapidly produce intelligence results related to human social contexts, and to improve the quality of the underlying analyses based on dynamic meta-network data. We focus on the visual analytics and decision aids needed to support target identification, political elite assessment and resiliency analysis. Our goal is rapid sense-making given dynamic meta-network data regardless of network size or information certainty using visual analytics that support critical feature assessment; multi-platform capability; geo-temporal network assessment. We enable visual and statistical techniques to assess core network features, the impact of alternative courses of action, and the impact of level and source of uncertainty on the analysis. We utilize intelligent drill-down techniques that given the mission, network size, and device automatically changes the network scene; critical point visualization; iconology; uncertainty visualization; and special"visual windows"for exploring brokers, emergent leaders, and power holders; and non-graph based visualization of meta-network data. The new system, NetScenes, will combine an advanced visual interface and GUI, with an ORA-style analytical engine creating new visualization and dynamic assessment capabilities designed for the warfighter and analyst. Optimized workflows identified by working with military intelligence officers, TRADOC and SOCOM enhance the overall system.

Principal Investigator:

Eric Malloy
Senior Systems Engineer
(412) 953-8818

Business Contact:

Larry R. (Rick) Carley
Chief Financial Officer
(412) 953-8818
Small Business Information at Submission:

Carley Technologies, Inc.
128 North Craig Street Pittsburgh, PA -

EIN/Tax ID: 611532891
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No