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Aviators Intelligent Assistant

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Department of Defense
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Program Year/Program:
2013 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
3650 Brookside Parkway Suite 400 Alpharetta, GA 30022-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2013
Title: Aviators Intelligent Assistant
Agency: DOD
Contract: W911W6-13-C-0018
Award Amount: $779,566.00


To meet the challenge of aiding the Army aviator with flying a complex aircraft in a dangerous region of airspace, Applied System Intelligence, Inc. (ASI), with participation from Sikorsky Aircraft Company (SAC), plans to add decision-aiding behaviors to the UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter in a system called Situational Awareness Fusion Enhancement Aid (SAFE-Aid). SAFE-Aid, an Intelligent Associate (IA) system, will provide the power to dynamically control multiple UAVs and other air assets for Manned Un-Manned (MUM) teaming capabilities, as well as aid the pilot with complex utility cargo and MEDEVAC missions. An Intelligent Associate system is an architecture built on a knowledge base that includes procedural information, operational data, and a current picture of the world state. ASI will lead the software development and manned simulation testing, using the UH-60M manned simulation facility at SAC. The software baseline for SAFE-Aid will use ASI"s proven Solomon Software Suite to implement intelligent aiding functionality that includes situation assessment, dynamic planning, procedure execution assistance and cockpit information management. Major emphasis will be placed on manned simulator evaluations of fully implemented candidate functionality to establish the final requirements and design for SAFE-Aid as a separate component of the UH-60M digital avionics system.

Principal Investigator:

John Merrihew
Director Land Warfare
(678) 665-5668

Business Contact:

Kelly McBride
Chief Financial Officer
(678) 641-4156
Small Business Information at Submission:

Applied Systems Intelligence, Inc.
3650 Brookside Parkway Suite 500 Alpharetta, GA -

EIN/Tax ID: 581872590
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No