Uncertainty-modeling Rules for Situational Awareness (URSA)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$69,672.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W911QY-09-C-0031
Award Id:
92044
Agency Tracking Number:
A083-186-0049
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
625 Mount Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
115243701
Principal Investigator:
PeterWeyhrauch, PhD
Senior Scientist
(617) 491-3474
pweyhrauch@cra.com
Business Contact:
NinosHanna
Contract Specialist
(617) 491-3474
nhanna@cra.com
Research Institute:
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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