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Satellite Operator Decision Aid And Training System (SODATS)

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Department of Defense
Air Force
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2001 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
21st Century Systems, Incorporated
11640 Arbor St, Ste 201 Omaha, NE -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2001
Title: Satellite Operator Decision Aid And Training System (SODATS)
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: F33615-01-M-6025
Award Amount: $100,000.00


In response to Small Business Innovative Research solicitation AF01-053, 21CSI is pleased to propose the development of a proof-of-concept software decision aid for satellite command composition. Our decision aid, the Satellite Operator Decision Aid andTraining System (SODATS), will be built from the bottom up to support both operator training and operational usage. It will employ intelligent agent technology to generate both command package recommendations and their underlying rationale. We propose tofocus our development activity on the needs of the Space Based InfraRed Systems Low component (SBIRS Low), starting with the use of existing SBIRS Low Flight Demonstration System command structures.This SBIR will culminate in an integrated SODATS softwarepackage, which will assist satellite operator teams to deal with command composition. This will be a unique product. Many commercial applications, which require their own command composition, would benefit strongly from the SODATS concept: power plants,automated, flexible manufacturing factories, intelligent transportation and communications, air traffic control, space exploration, financial trading (traditional and online) and others. The SODATS product will be delivered through 21CSI's open EMDAarchitecture.Beyond the SODATS core product, transition of the decision support system (DSS) technology itself too will be of a very significant potential. DSS agents have wide potential applicability to just about every industry, which involves humans in the loop. Ourfirst commercial, non-military product incorporating this technology (namely, a SODATS agent-based decision support package, for command composition) will likely be part of a decision support tool for risk assessment of financial, credit and insurancetransactions (an industry which has its own rich command language). The tool will plug into the existing online resources, including trading systems, credit bureau databases, stock monitoring systems and others. The tool will be used both for support ofdecisionmaking and for distributed training.

Principal Investigator:

Stuart Aldridge
Senior MTS

Business Contact:

Lana Stoyen
Small Business Information at Submission:

427 South 166th Street Omaha, NE 68118

EIN/Tax ID: 133893506
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No