Uncertainty-modeling Rules for Situational Awareness (URSA)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Amount:
$119,465.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W911QY-09-C-0031
Agency Tracking Number:
A083-186-0049
Solicitation Year:
2008
Solicitation Topic Code:
A08-186
Solicitation Number:
2008.3
Small Business Information
Charles River Analytics Inc.
625 Mount Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
115243701
Principal Investigator
 Peter Weyhrauch, PhD
 Senior Scientist
 (617) 491-3474
 pweyhrauch@cra.com
Business Contact
 Ninos Hanna
Title: Contract Specialist
Phone: (617) 491-3474
Email: nhanna@cra.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
To provide improved Collaborative Situation Awareness (CSA) and, ultimately, improve the Warfighter’s operational success, PEO Soldier is developing new equipment, technologies, and tactics, techniques and procedures (TTPs) that leverage the wealth of information available to Net-Centric Soldiers. To support these efforts, RDECOM’s Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center is developing the Infantry Warrior Simulation (IWARS) to provide the ability to model the effects of new technologies and equipment on Ground Soldiers (GS) and Small Combat Units (SCU) in constructive simulations. IWARS and similar simulation-based analysis tools, however, do not currently provide a means of modeling uncertainty in SA and the effect of uncertainty on the decision making process. To address this, we propose to design and demonstrate the feasibility of Uncertainty-modeling Rules for Situational Awareness (URSA), a unified rule-based representation of uncertainty and incomplete information that can be used in constructive simulation to determine the importance of information to critical GS decisions. URSA provides a transparent, understandable, and validatable model of uncertainty coupled with affordable, easy to use, and freely distributable modeling tools.

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