Ground Guidance ISK Integration (G2I2)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: N10PC20185
Agency Tracking Number: 10SB1-0265
Amount: $148,995.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: SB101-007
Solicitation Number: 2010.1
Small Business Information
Adventium Enterprises, LLC
111 Third Ave. S., Suite 100, Minneapolis, MN, 55401
DUNS: 165988937
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Mark Boddy
 Chief Scientist
 (651) 442-4109
 mark.boddy@adventiumenterprises.com
Business Contact
 Kyle Nelson
Title: Director of Sponsored Research
Phone: (612) 280-9843
Email: kyle.nelson@adventiumenterprises.co
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
This Phase 1 SBIR project will establish the technical and commercial benefits of using previous task executions to augment model-based route planning for military applications. On this project, we will integrate a prototype route planner using ``Implicit Semantic Knowledge'' (ISK) derived from previous executions, with an existing model-based route planner, called ``Ground Guidance.'' Model-based planners have a hard time dealing with dynamic information such as weather, traffic patterns, construction or battle damage, and the location of recent attacks or threats. Some terrain features, for example fences, or paths through mountainous areas, may not appear in a model-based system at all, at least not until they are reported from the field, because they are not visible in remote sensing information such as aerial imagery. ISK exploits the insight that these domain features will be necessarily reflected in executed routes. Our integration target is a best-in-class route planning system for military applications, currently being integrated into numerous military command and control systems, including MTS, Land Warrior, and FBCB2. In addition to being a good technical fit for the ISK approach, this integration provides a clear path to commercialization and deployment.

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