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Supporting Context-Based Visualization of Relevant Geospatial Data on Constrained Devices

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: D11PC20181
Agency Tracking Number: 10SB1-0259
Amount: $750,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: SB101-006
Solicitation Number: 2011.1
Solicitation Year: 2011
Award Year: 2011
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2011-09-07
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
951 Mariner
San Mateo, CA -
United States
DUNS: 608176715
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Terrance Goan
 Principal Investigator
 (206) 545-1478
Business Contact
 Carolyn Maxwell
Title: Contracts Manager
Phone: (650) 931-2700
Research Institution

We propose to address the growing challenge of information overload in network-centric information systems through the development of an agent-based framework that improves the warfighter"s awareness of critical information. In particular, we propose to enable adaptive information visualization in two ways: (1) exploiting simple profiles of the user"s context to support intelligent discovery and relevance filtering of information from various data sources; and (2) employing a"fire and forget"server-side agent to reduce the demand on potentially constrained client devices operating under less than ideal network conditions. We also propose to utilize the context and existing workflow of the warfighter to adapt the visualization and streamline user interfaces to support the need to markup and provide feedback on this data. Our proposed system, Milieu, will dynamically construct semantic resources by exploiting corroborating evidence from a variety of heterogeneous sources. This emergent semantic information will provide a foundation upon which new information discovery and filtering techniques will be constructed to better meet the capabilities and requirements of the warfighter than general purpose information visualization technologies. The significant progress made in Phase I established the feasibility of our overall approach, which will allow us, in Phase II, to deliver the sought-after system.

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