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Game-based AutonoMy-Enabled Response (GAMER)

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Department of Defense
Air Force
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Program Year/Program:
2013 / STTR
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Small Business Information
Barron Associates, Inc.
VA Charlottesville, VA 22901-2496
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2013
Title: Game-based AutonoMy-Enabled Response (GAMER)
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9453-13-M-0060
Award Amount: $149,940.00


ABSTRACT: Barron Associates Inc. proposes development of a Game-based AutonoMy-Enabled Response (GAMER) system for spacecraft protection. The effort extends leading-edge research in dynamic games to enable autonomous defensive response to space threats. GAMER introduces a hierarchical approach that enables multiple satellites to work together towards a common protection strategy in an evolving environment. Algorithms and models developed in this Phase I will be incorporated into a Service Oriented Architecture framework in which GAMER solutions are integrated with other AF-funded autonomy software. The approach will ensure the game-theoretic solutions are tested within a high-fidelity environment with well-vetted models and use cases; and permit side-by-side comparisons of these solutions with other decision-making tools (e.g. model-based reasoning and expert systems). BENEFIT: Barron Associates will pursue commercialization of the proposed technology through a two-pronged approach. First, through software sales and licensing, Barron Associates will aggressively commercialize autonomous software produced in the GAMER effort. This includes a turnkey application that, through the software"s flexible plugin-based architecture, enables users to extend an existing stable of scenarios and dynamic game solutions with custom use cases and autonomy components. Second, through consulting services and contract R & D, Barron Associates will work with prime integrators to incorporate GAMER solutions into future generations of air, space, and cyber systems.

Principal Investigator:

Richard J. Adams
Senior Research Scientist
(434) 973-1215

Business Contact:

Connie R. Hoover
General Manager
(434) 973-1215
Small Business Information at Submission:

Barron Associates, Inc.
1410 Sachem Place Suite 202 Charlottesville, VA -

EIN/Tax ID: 541243694
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
John Hopkins University
Research Projects Admin
W400 Wyman Park Center
Baltimore, MA 21218-
Contact: Alison B. Wampler
Contact Phone: (410) 516-5281