Deployable Simulation Training for Operational Medical Personnel & Emergency Responders

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W81XWH-04-C-0040
Agency Tracking Number: O032-3083
Amount: $99,749.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2003
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
BEVILACQUA RESEARCH CORP.
4040 South Memorial Parkway, Suite B2, Huntsville, AL, 35802
DUNS: 806849303
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 David Skipper
 Principal Investigator
 (256) 882-6229
 davids@brc2.com
Business Contact
 Andy Bevilacqua
Title: President
Phone: (256) 882-6229
Email: andyb@brc2.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The goals of this Phase I program will be to investigate the issues associated with the development of a cognitive reasoning system that allows the rapid development and modification of NBC-related medical training scenarios and computer-based simulationssupport for NBC threat assessments, predictive analysis, and decision-making in both training and operational environments. The heart of the teams approach is the use of an advanced conceptual modeling approach for development of human reasoning softwarecalled a Bounded Neural Network (BNN). This specialized intelligent agent architecture and its associated research-level toolset/editor, called CORE, were created by Bevilacqua Research Corporation (BRC), as a quick and efficient way to add complexcognitive processing capabilities to software systems. The team proposes to use Conceptual Graphs as the storage mechanism for the scenario knowledge necessary to create a reasoning and learning environment for medical personnel. The team will definerequirements, research issues and prepare a demonstration in Phase I that can be used as the basis of a go-ahead decision for Phase II.

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