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Department of Defense
Missile Defense Agency
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2002 / 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: 2002
Title: Sensor-AEDGE
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: DASG60-02-P-0178
Award Amount: $69,647.00


"In response to Small Business Innovative Research solicitation BMDO02-016, 21CSI is pleased to propose the development of a proof-of-concept sensor intranet and decision aid software application that ties disparate and legacy sensors into a net. Ourconcept, Sensor-AEDGE, will be built from the bottom up to support the netting of sensors into a cohesive, complementary unit. It will employ intelligent agent technology to control and cue disparate sensors, as well as, fuse data into an actionableassessment. This project will also use XML objects as the medium of information distribution and storage. We propose to focus our research and development activity on the sensor needs of the TMD situation. Through the use of intelligent agents, thisapplication will allow faster and better sensor application in a given area of interest.This SBIR will culminate in an integrated Sensor-AEDGE system that will assist the theater commander and his/her staff in visualizing and managing their sensors in the face of time critical threats. This will be a unique product. Many commercialapplications, which require their own aggregated control of sensors, would benefit strongly from the Sensor-AEDGE concept: commercial transportation companies, NASA, air traffic control, and others. The Sensor-AEDGE product will be delivered through21CSI's open architecture AEDGE(TM) environment. Beyond the Sensor-AEDGE core product, transition of the decision support

Principal Investigator:

Stuart L. Aldridge
Senior Member Tech. Staff

Business Contact:

Lana Stoyen
Small Business Information at Submission:

21St Century Systems, Inc.
12152 Windsor Hall Way Herndon, VA 20170

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