Business Process Transformation Tool for Rapid Reconfiguration of Navy Systems

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$599,527.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N66001-10-C-0126
Award Id:
82870
Agency Tracking Number:
N072-146-0464
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
NAVY 07-146
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
2020 Kraft Drive, Suite 1000, Blacksburg, VA, 24060
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
016442399
Principal Investigator:
Marc Abrams
PI
(540) 951-5901
mabrams@harmonia.com
Business Contact:
Pallabi Saboo
CEO
(540) 951-5915
psaboo@harmonia.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
We propose a comprehensive solution to dynamically compose command and control components in semi- and even fully- automated fashion. We can create FORCEnet Engagement Packs (FnEPs) that combine weapons, sensors, mission threads, business process definitions, and simulations via a 4-layer model. Layer 1 overcomes a huge impediment, namely that weapon and sensor platforms were never designed to work with other combinations, by automation tools funded by PEO IWS and ONR: uReuse and uGlue respectively. uReuse analyzes legacy system code to classify how to expose information and operations as services. uGlue creates graphs to transform disparate data models from different systems to work with each other, based on a data registry that uses fuzzy matching, data mining, and ontological inference. We can add many information sources: SOAP, REST, JMS, DDS, IRC, CORBA, SQL, .. In Layer 2 an operator can manually combine business process templates and rules to form FnEPs. Layer 3 supports semi-automated FnEP creation by adding intelligent BP reconfiguration through goal-planning artificial intelligence (AI) methods, using predicate logic and programming and situation calculus concepts, and learning to be self-modifying. Layer 4 matures layer 3, adding automated threat and intent recognition to realize an Automated Battle Management Aid (ABMA).

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