Cognitive Decision Aids (CODA) for Combat C4I

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: DAAE30-02-C-1009
Agency Tracking Number: A002-1872
Amount: $729,947.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2001
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Gwynedd Office Park, 716 N. Bethlehem Pike, #300, Lower Gwynedd, PA, 19002
DUNS: 161162995
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Glorminda Mcallister
 Principal Investigator
 (858) 618-1064
Business Contact
 Phil Rollhauser
Title: Mgr, Contracts
Phone: (215) 542-1400
Research Institution
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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