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Intelligent Distributed Decision Management for Avionics Systems

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-05-C-4302
Agency Tracking Number: F041-090-1933
Amount: $749,841.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF04-090
Solicitation Number: 2004.1
Solicitation Year: 2004
Award Year: 2005
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2005-03-14
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2007-03-14
Small Business Information
727 Airport Boulevard
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
United States
DUNS: 197187602
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: Yes
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Yes
Principal Investigator
 Charles Cohen
 Vice President, R & D
 (734) 668-2567
Business Contact
 Charles Jacobus
Title: President
Phone: (734) 668-2567
Research Institution

The Air Force requires a system that is able to connect multiple onboard aircraft systems, providing a translation mechanism to allow all of them to interoperate. During the Phase I effort we demonstrated the feasibility of such a system by developing an Intelligent Distributed Decision Management (IDDM) system. This system helps to minimize the cognitive load on Decision Makers and Shooters while, at the same time, aids in minimizing the bandwidth requirements of the IDDM itself. Furthermore, the system also facilitates the aggregation of data and the definition of rules for the propagation or filtering of data. In Phase II, we will write translators for a number of other client protocols, beyond the SADL translator completed in the Phase I, to demonstrate the capability of our common FOM to express all concepts used across these disparate domains. We also propose to continue the development of an IDDM architecture for Flight Systems, and will work with Ball Aerospace to create two products: a pre-production prototype software RTAG (“Real-Time Information into the Cockpit” to Avionics Gateway) and a Commander’s Portal. A hardware version of the RTAG will also be designed and prototyped.

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