Modular Agent-Based Component Architecture

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$729,759.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W15QKN-06-C-0076
Award Id:
73457
Agency Tracking Number:
A043-011-2956
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
CYBERNET SYSTEMS CORP. (Currently CYBERNET SYSTEMS CORPORATION)
727 Airport Boulevard, Ann Arbor, MI, 48108
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
197187602
Principal Investigator:
Chris Lomont
Senior Research Engineer
(734) 668-2567
proposals@cybernet.com
Business Contact:
David Denomme
Contracts Manager
(734) 668-2567
proposals@cybernet.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The goal of this Phase II project is to develop a decision aid tool that provides for the management and arbitration of data flow between fielded assets. Our solution will act as a decision aid to support situational awareness on the battlefield. Assets can be coordinated efficiently since decision-makers and dismounted units alike will have access to the full situational picture. Our solution will assure interoperability between assets such as multiple field-based robotic platforms and robotic controllers by: 1) Creating the software translators between several fielded data formats including Joint Architecture for Unmanned Systems (JAUS), Joint Variable Message Format (JVMF), and High Level Architecture (HLA) to enable interoperation of tactical elements, and 2) Integrating an Intelligent Agent framework to enable a variety of Artificial Intelligence techniques (e.g. Bayesian Belief Networks, Constraint Propagation Programming, expert systems) to aid in data management and display tasks. Results of the Phase II effort will be a demonstration system consisting of several robotic platforms whose sensor data is transmitted to a tool called the Tactical Data Aggregator (TDA), which will provide the Common Operations Picture (COP), and be compatible with the Global Information Grid via System of Systems Common Operating Environment (SOSCOE) interfaces.

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