Cognitive Decision Aids (CODA) for Combat C4I

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$729,947.00
Award Year:
2001
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
DAAE30-02-C-1009
Agency Tracking Number:
A002-1872
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
CHI SYSTEMS, INC.
Gwynedd Office Park, 716 N. Bethlehem Pike, #300, Lower Gwynedd, PA, 19002
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
161162995
Principal Investigator:
Glorminda Mcallister
Principal Investigator
(858) 618-1064
glorminda_mcallister@chiinc.com
Business Contact:
Phil Rollhauser
Mgr, Contracts
(215) 542-1400
phillip_rollhauser@chiinc.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The overall CODA objective in Phase II is to produce a mature, useful, and marketable set of cognitive decision agents for use within the Multi-Role Armament System (MRAS) Fires reference architecture. CODA will be modular, and expandable to otherapplications, such as Objective Force Warrior. CODA provides intelligent players for use within complex combat command and control systems. These agents will be multi-purpose, and will be used for Course of Action (COA) wargaming and analysis, templatingof enemy unit actions during actual battle execution, and prediction of likely enemy targets. The CODA agents are comprised of expertise models, developed using CHI Systems' iGEN cognitive agent toolset, and a software shell for communication andinteraction with the simulation environment and combat crew consoles. Cognitive agents offer a significant advantage over current rule-based aids, such as the C++ COA aid developed for the Future Fires Decision Support System (F2DSS). IGEN-based agents,such as CODA, can assume complex roles, react believably to new and modified scenarios without changes, handle very complex environments in real time, and provide an explanation of recommendations that is understandable to the crew. In a reduced manpowerenvironment, they provide an excellent means of crew aiding and wargaming support.

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