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Graphical Agent Development Environment (GRADE II)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: F33615-01-C-6012
Agency Tracking Number: 001HE-1184
Amount: $0.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 2001
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
725 Concord Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States
DUNS: 115243701
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Karen Harper
 Principal Scientist
 (617) 491-3474
Business Contact
 Greg Zacharias
Title: President
Phone: (617) 491-3474
Research Institution

Increasingly sophisticated models and simulations developed by DoD to support a range of analysis and training functions have triggered a strong demand for realistic representation of the key human decision makers that populate the battelspace. Developinghigh-fidelity and user-friendly human behavior representations (HBRs) has not been a trival exercise however, especially given the complexity of today's simulation environments. To address this need, we propose to develop a full-scope prototype HBR basedon SAMPLE, our agent-based cognitive architecture, which has already overcome the significant hurdle of being integrated in a high-fidelity air combat simulation. We propose a three-phase effort: 1) Improve the representational fidelity of SAMPLE byproviding for an explicit model of multi-tasking and a principled means of accounting for individual differences and cultural factors; 2) Enhance the usability of SAMPLE via the continued development of a Graphical Agent Development Environment (GRADE) tosupport improved SAMPLE development, verification and visualization; and 3) Integrate the SAMPLE/GRADE/HBR Toolkit into a working USAF air combat simulation environment for validation and demonstration of overall utility in a Test and Evaluation (T&E)exercise.

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