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Intelligent Multi-Agent Hybrid Systems Control Technology

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Department of Defense
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2002 / SBIR
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Architecture Technology Corporation
9971 Valley View Road Eden Prairie, MN 55344-
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Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2002
Title: Intelligent Multi-Agent Hybrid Systems Control Technology
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: DAAE30-02-C-1030
Award Amount: $68,424.00


"Superior information over one's adversary allows control of the battlespace, and ultimately provides opportunities to take advantage of the adversary's vulnerability. C2 planning is critical to shape and control the pace and phasing of battlespaceengagements, and requires direct access to battlespace information in order to utilize it effectively. Effective C2 requires the ability to seek out relevant information sources; connect them where their information flow contributes; monitor theinformation flow to determine changes to the battlespace; and reacting to those changes. Because the battlespace is dynamic, attempting to utilize standard scheduling techniques will fail.In Phase I, an Intelligent Multi-Agent Architecture will be designed that provides dynamic, distributed, and adaptive decision-making, planning and execution across C2 systems. In our approach intelligent agents are assigned to represent all availableweapon-platforms in the battlespace. Other agents are used to set up data-flow paths of intelligence and targeting information through the C2 battlespace systems. When targets are identified within the C2 systems, an agent is assigned to them and thatagent negotiates with the weapon-platform agents for assignment. Such market-based negotiation strategies have shown to be superior over standard scheduling approaches when the domain is as tremendously dynamic as military battlespaces. This research will support criti

Principal Investigator:

John R. Budenske
Staff Scientist

Business Contact:

Kenneth J. Thurber
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Architecture Technology Corp.
9971 Valley View Road Eden Prairie, MN 55344

EIN/Tax ID: 411403674
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No