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Next-Generation Behavior Composer for Military Simulation

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award ID:
83211
Program Year/Program:
2007 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
07ST1-0024
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Advanced Anti-Terror Technologies Corp.
13900 CR 455 Unit 107 #306 Clermont, FL 34711-
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Next-Generation Behavior Composer for Military Simulation
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: W31P4Q-07-C-0258
Award Amount: $98,996.00
 

Abstract:

Users of OneSAF are offered the potential to specify entity behaviors using a flowchart-based composer. However, that tool lacks utility because it is schematic instead of graphical, and does not foster intuitive understanding of temporal relationships. The goal of the proposed project is to simplify the behavior composing process, supplementing the composer architecture with a graphical interface, allowing users to better visualize, understand and communicate the nature of scripted behaviors. Associated benefits include heightened tactical and strategic planning and user assessment of entity interdependencies. We will leverage technology from related projects into an integrated, intuitive, tactician-centric GUI to enable soldiers and marines to sketch standard 2525B symbology and directives on maps. A processing engine will facilitate the process through script aiding similar to Microsoft Wizards and real-time previews and dialogs to insure the user's intent is realized. User preferences will be logged for subsequent sketch recognition and aiding. Our interface should allow experts to build better behaviors faster, and allow the processor to learn tactics and rapidly generate courses of action. Ultimately, we will generalize interface improvements to apply to civilian applications as well, including reduced screen sizes associated with portable data entry devices.

Principal Investigator:

James Bliss
Ph.D. Programs Director
7576834051
jbliss@odu.edu

Business Contact:

Tracy Boyd
Chief Technical Officer
4079247529
tboyd@a2-t2.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ADVANCED ANTI-TERROR TECHNOLOGIES CORP. (A2T2)
896 W. Minneola Ave. Suite 57 Clermont, FL 34711

EIN/Tax ID: 562617363
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
VMASC, OLD DOMINION
Virginia Modeling, Analysis&Si
7000 College Drive
Suffolk, VA 23435
Contact: Sokolowski
Contact Phone: (757) 686-6209
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university