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GSOAP: Generator for Scenarios and Open Architecture Planners

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: HQ0147-16-C-7021
Agency Tracking Number: B153-007-0169
Amount: $99,953.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA15-007
Solicitation Number: 2016.3
Solicitation Year: 2016
Award Year: 2016
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2016-04-25
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2016-11-24
Small Business Information
2020 Kraft Drive, Suite 2400
Blacksburg, VA 24060
United States
DUNS: 556397615
HUBZone Owned: Yes
Woman Owned: Yes
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Yes
Principal Investigator
 Marc Abrams
 Principal Investigator
 (540) 951-5901
Business Contact
 Pallabi Saboo
Phone: (540) 951-5915
Research Institution

The current MDA Command, Control, Battle Management and Communications (C2BMC) Planner, while mature and reliable, has limitations.Those limitations include the absence of a modular structure to allow changes and additions to planner algorithms inexpensively, inability to share data easily with other applications, operation on a stand-alone laptop, a complex user interface, and inability to support embedded training.This work seeks to overcome those limitations by starting with a clean sheet of paper design that re-thinks how planner software across the Department of Defense is created.Harmonia proposes a very powerful solution called GSOAP that can help Government or contractors build planner systems for a wide variety of domains and customers.GSOAP will dynamically meld together existing proven software components (e.g., to predict the trajectory of a missile, or to display political or terrain maps) along with training control algorithms (e.g., for so-called white cell control by an instructor) to instantiate a complete Planner. GSOAP will facilitate reuse of mature algorithms from the current C2BMC Planner for MDA, or it can potentially use algorithms developed for other services. Harmonias work builds on its prior Phase II SBIR work on planners for MDA.

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