Ground Guidance ISK Integration (G2I2)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Amount:
$99,000.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N10PC20185
Award Id:
96748
Agency Tracking Number:
10SB1-0265
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
DARPA 10-007
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
111 Third Ave. S., Suite 100, Minneapolis, MN, 55401
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
165988937
Principal Investigator:
Mark Boddy
Chief Scientist
(651) 442-4109
mark.boddy@adventiumenterprises.com
Business Contact:
Kyle Nelson
Director of Sponsored Research
(612) 280-9843
kyle.nelson@adventiumenterprises.com
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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