HyDRA: Highly Distributed Real-time Agents

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8750-10-C-0077
Agency Tracking Number: F093-055-0819
Amount: $98,779.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solitcitation Year: 2009
Solitcitation Topic Code: AF093-055
Solitcitation Number: 2009.3
Small Business Information
Smart Information Flow Technologies, d/b
211 N 1st St., Suite 300, Minneapolis, MN, 55401
Duns: 103477993
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Robert Goldman
 Principal Research Scientist
 (612) 384-3454
 rpgoldman@sift.info
Business Contact
 Harry Funk
Title: Vice-President, R&D
Phone: (612) 578-7438
Email: hfunk@sift.info
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
SIFT, LLC, proposes to develop HyDRA, a network-centric, mixed-initiative, distributed planning system that will provide real-time response to complex situations evolving at different time scales and in different locations. SIFT will draw on experience with three key technologies: partial centralization, the Cooperative Intelligent Real-time Control Architecture (CIRCA), and Playbook(TM)-based mixed initiative systems. Each of these techniques involves specialized plan representations, and a key component of HyDRA development will be to fuse the different representations into a comprehensive plan representation meeting the needs of complex, distributed, mixed-initiative planning under time pressure. BENEFIT: HyDRA will dramatically improve the state of the art in distributed, mixed-initiative planning systems, in particular allowing improved speed of reaction, better human supervision, and improved information flow.

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