Knowledge-based Access and Data Integration (KADI)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$749,813.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
FA8750-09-C-0130
Award Id:
86853
Agency Tracking Number:
F081-023-0113
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:
Joseph Gorman
Principal Software Engine
(617) 491-3474
jgorman@cra.com
Business Contact:
Ninos Hanna
Contract Specialist
(617) 491-3474
nhanna@cra.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
The growing arsenal of rapidly-improving, network-centric sensor platforms shows great potential to enhance the current situational awareness capabilities of the United States Air Force. Such non-traditional sensors collect a diverse range of data that can offer a more accurate and comprehensive Common Operational Picture of the battlespace when fused with conventional ISR collection capabilities. At present, much of the utility and timeliness of this data is lost due to separation and stove piping of these systems so fusion with conventional and non-conventional Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) systems can only be performed with human intervention. The Department of Defenses Global Information Grid (GIG) will need to provide shared situation awareness for Full-spectrum Dominance of the battlespace by the warfighter by establishing machine-to-machine interfaces to facilitate the automated discovery, understanding, use, and sharing of the information and services accessible via the GIG. We are pleased to offer Knowledge-based Access and Data Integration (KADI), a Service Oriented Architecture framework that consumes data from disparate and heterogeneous sensor sources and combines it with semantic classification and retrieval techniques to provide a rich, remotely accessible information environment that is responsive to warfighter needs. BENEFIT: We see several potential applications of the KADI semantic storage and retrieval technology in both government and commercial sectors. This includes military programs, such as integration with C2ISR systems like Distributed Common Ground Systems (DCGS) and Infrastructure Operations Tools Access (IOTA), as well as non-military programs such as Homeland Security border protection or the NASA Suborbital Science Program. Commercial applications for this system include enhancing the information sharing capabilities of such market segments such as medical and disease research, security, weather forecasting, and flight safety.

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