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FORAGING BEHAVIOR SIMULATION SOFTWARE

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
21628
Program Year/Program:
1995 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
21628
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Amber Waves Software
10 N BAUSMAN DR Suite 440 Lancaster, PA 17603 6202
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1995
Title: FORAGING BEHAVIOR SIMULATION SOFTWARE
Agency: NSF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $300,000.00
 

Abstract:

FORAGING BEHAVIOR AND ITS INTERACTIONS WITH THE ENVIRONMENT ARE COMPLEX AND MULTI-DIMENSIONAL. SIMULATION HELPS LABORATORY BIOLOGIST AND FIELD ECOLOGISTS WORK WITH DATA AND THEORETICAL MODELS TO GAIN INSIGHTS INTO BEHAVIORAL MECHANISMS. THE INCREASING POWER OF DESKTOP COMPUTERS IS BRINGING COMPUTER SIMULATION TECHNOLOGY TO A NEW LEVEL OF ACCESSIBILITY. THE USE OF SIMULATION IN FORAGING BEHAVIOR RESEARCH IS IN ITS INFANCY; THERE IS GREAT POTENTIAL FOR ITS USE IN REPRESENTATION AND INTERPRETATION OF ACTUAL AND SIMULATED EXPERIMENTS. IT IS CLEAR THAT WITH APPROPRIATE BBEHAVIOR SIMULATION MODELS, BIOLOGISTS AND ECOLOGISTS CAN MAKE SIGNIFICANT ADVANCES IN UNDERSTANDING FORAGING PROCESSES. THE GOAL IS TO EVALUATE SIMULATION TECHNIQUES FOR A PROTOTYPE FORAGING BEHAVIOR SIMULATION MODEL. THE APPROACH IS TO DEVELOP A SHELL PROGRAM THAT ALLOWS USERS TO SPECIFY FORAGING EXPERIMENTS. RESEARCHERS ARE EVALUATING SIMULATION TECHNIQUES AND ALGORITHMS FOR THEIR SPECIFIC APPLICATION TO BEHAVIORAL PROCESSES. THE PROJECT REQUIRES ORIGINAL RESEARCH ON THE QUESTION OF HOW TO SIMULATE PHENOMENA SUCH AS DECISIONS AND SPATIAL BEHAVIOR.

Principal Investigator:

Richard L Senft
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Amber Waves Software
531 W Frederick St Lancaster, PA 17603

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DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No