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Resilient Environment for Teams of Agents Making Decisions (RE-TEAM II)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-13-C-0279
Agency Tracking Number: N11A-031-0126
Amount: $500,976.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: N11A-T031
Solicitation Number: 2011.A
Solicitation Year: 2011
Award Year: 2013
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2013-08-29
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2015-02-28
Small Business Information
625 Mount Auburn Street
Cambridge, MA -
United States
DUNS: 115243701
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Wayne Thornton
 Senior Scientist
 (617) 491-3474
Business Contact
 Mark Felix
Title: Contracts Manager
Phone: (617) 491-3474
Research Institution
 Ohio State University
 Christa Yandrich
Office of Sponsored Programs 1960 Kenny Road
United States

 (614) 247-6080
 Nonprofit College or University

Submarine commanders must make complex decisions to accomplish increasingly diverse missions. Moreover, concurrent missions may involve contradictory requirements. Planning must also account for the unexpected, including equipment failures, environmental factors, or external events that impact the ship's mission(s). Since all submarine operations involve a degree of risk, the commander must balance mission performance with safety of the ship and crew. Partially automating this trade-off reasoning, however, represents a significant departure from conventional notions of naval command and control (C2). If the Navy is to embrace or encourage such a future, naval C2 systems must provide two key capabilities: (1) enabling resilient planning and optimal execution of missions and tasks; and (2) helping to analyze alternative courses of action (COAs) and their trade-offs. We propose to develop and evaluate a Resilient Environment for Teams of Agents Making Decisions (RE-TEAM). Our proposed RE-TEAM system will reduce information overload, remain robust under unexpected events, and improve the quality of submarine decisions.

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