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Archimedes: Automated invention for threat anticipation

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Threat Reduction Agency
Contract: HDTRA1-17-P-0013
Agency Tracking Number: T162-005-0008
Amount: $149,967.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: DTRA162-005
Solicitation Number: 2016.2
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2016
Award Year: 2017
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2017-03-21
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2017-10-20
Small Business Information
P.O. Box 422
Trumansburg, NY 14886
United States
DUNS: 101321479
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Dr. Matthew Stillerman
 Senior Software Engineer
 (607) 257-1975
 mstillerman@atcorp.com
Business Contact
 Richard Smith
Phone: (607) 257-1975
Email: rsmith@atcorp.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract

"Anticipating future acts of creativity by our adversaries is very difficult. Yet, to avoid being blindsided by surprising new forms of WMD enabled by technology trends and scientific advances, DTRA must concern itself with exactly such future inventions. ATC-NY will develop the Archimedes system to give the DTRA an early heads up about anticipated technology, and scientific discoveries with potential for specific and novel danger, with the focus on surprising new forms of WMD, rather than incremental enhancements to existing weapons. Analysts (SMEs) will enter the characteristics of a technology trend into Archimedes, which will combine this with previously entered trends, and a general model of the WMD design space. Archimedes will then output summaries of the novel, dangerous combinations that these trends will enable, in a form that is suitable for further study. Archimedes analysis is automated and systematic, and does not require SMEs with multi-domain knowledge."

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