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Intelligent Multi-Agent System for Coordinating Multiple FCS Platforms

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
62867
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A022-1497
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Architecture Technology Corporation
9971 Valley View Road Eden Prairie, MN 55344-3526
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Intelligent Multi-Agent System for Coordinating Multiple FCS Platforms
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W15QKN-04-C-1148
Award Amount: $729,494.00
 

Abstract:

Battlefields of the future will consist of highly mobile, light forces that are supported by intelligent software, autonomous systems, and robotic platforms. The Future Combat Systems (FCS) concept embraces the coordination of multiple platforms and will require intelligent planning and scheduling components as well as infrastructure support for autonomously executing tasks and allowing tele-operation when necessary across wireless battlefield networks. This Phase II research addresses the challenging problem of executing and monitoring the execution of various missions (e.g., resupply, logistics, and other material handling) upon multiple FCS platforms. This effort is developing an agent-based execution, monitoring, coordination and recovery "middleware" that will extend the various components of the Weapon Systems Common Operating Environment (WSCOE) Software Development Kit (SDK). The result will be a flexible framework for developing more autonomous execution and monitoring components for the WSCOE SDK. The design aims at maximizing commonality, reuse, and adaptability across platform type and configurations (for both legacy and next generation FCS platforms). The scope of this Phase II effort is to implement the agent-based middleware mechanisms, interface them to the existing WSCOE components and use them to develop a demonstration of coordinating multiple platform coordinated missions.

Principal Investigator:

John Budenske
Staff Scientist
9528295864
jbudenske@atcorp.com

Business Contact:

Kenneth Thurber
President
9528295864
kthurber@atcorp.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ARCHITECTURE TECHNOLOGY CORP.
9971 Valley View Road Eden Prairie, MN 55344

EIN/Tax ID: 411403674
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No