Distributed Battle Management Techniques

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: N00178-04-C-3109
Agency Tracking Number: 031-1490
Amount: $749,999.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: 2003
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA03-009
Solicitation Number: 2003.1
Small Business Information
DECISIVE ANALYTICS CORP.
1235 Jefferson Davis Highway Suite 400, Arlington, VA, 22202
DUNS: 036593457
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Mark Frymire
 Principal Investigator
 (703) 414-5001
 mark.e.frymire@dac.us
Business Contact
 Dana Peirce
Title: Contract Administrator
Phone: (703) 414-5016
Email: dana.peirce@dac.us
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The Decisive Analytics Corporation (DAC) Team has a unique combination of skills, technology, and experience that allows us to demonstrate an advanced approach for distributed sensor data fusion in Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) engagements using Bayesian Networks. We seek to extend the success of our Phase I effort supporting the development of a C2BMC that is, as required by the original solicitation, "distributed in execution while being homogeneous in data and algorithms." In particular, we showed that an advanced framework for distributed probability modeling and inference known as Multiply-Sectioned Bayesian Networks (MSBNs) may be used to support distributed object discrimination in the future BMD System. We demonstrated the trade-offs between communication requirements and solution accuracy through various implementations of this framework using a small-scale dynamic Bayesian Network. Through this Phase II SBIR effort, we propose to develop the MSBN framework to support the specific requirements for each of the Hercules discrimination models currently under development, and to demonstrate its effectiveness in an environment suitable for live fire testing.

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