Advanced Visualization Support of Higher-Level Fusion Processes

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W15P7T-05-C-P608
Agency Tracking Number: A043-108-2804
Amount: $69,949.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: A04-108
Solicitation Number: 2004.3
Solicitation Year: 2004
Award Year: 2005
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2004-12-13
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2005-06-13
Small Business Information
301 Camp Craft Road, Austin, TX, 78746
DUNS: 806707899
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 David Read
 Sr. Software Analyst
 (512) 329-6661
Business Contact
 Kathleen Lossau
Title: Director, Business Development
Phone: (512) 329-6661
Research Institution
Research in visualization of multi-int data to improve the fusion process has taken recently taken on multiple approaches. In particular, link analysis diagrams have become popular for visualizing relationships between friendly, threat, unknown and NGA entities. Link analysis diagrams, while powerful, are often difficult to input data, navigate, filter and visualize content. They often are not integrated with existing intelligence tools. This research will aid level 2 fusion by providing capability in the following areas: aggregation of entities from multiple perspectives, easy/dynamic grouping of entities, dynamic filtering and grouping, integration with existing intelligence data, and integration with existing intelligence products including maps. Techniques for aggregation based on features and attributes will include: Feature prediction, multivariate statistics, principal component analysis and resampling for validation. In phase I of this effort AIS will research and the best means for providing these capabilities, provide a prototype integrated with realistic or real-world data, provide a road map for transition of these capabilities into future efforts including FCS and DCGS-A. Phase II will result in the development of the prototype "Multi-INT Visualization Tools (MVTools)" that will be integrated and tested within an FCS application to demonstrate the effectiveness of the product.

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