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Multi-Resolution Modeling And Simulation Toolkit (MultiMAST)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W900KK-18-C-0025
Agency Tracking Number: A2-6725
Amount: $999,995.11
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: A16-075
Solicitation Number: 16.1
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2016
Award Year: 2018
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2018-05-18
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2020-05-18
Small Business Information
625 Mount Auburn Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States
DUNS: 115243701
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Bruce Skarin
 Scientist
 (617) 491-3474
 bskarin@cra.com
Business Contact
 Yvonne Fuller
Phone: (617) 491-3474
Email: yfuller@cra.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract

Megacities are rapidly becoming the epicenter of human activity. Their combination of dense terrains and highly interconnected systems requires a different skillset compared to those required for more conventional US military operations. Given the scale and complexity of megacities, real-world training is impractical and beyond the capabilities of the tools currently supporting Live Virtual Constructive (LVC) environments. Therefore, a new framework that integrates a multitude of models and high fidelity graphics is necessary to create effective training in a megacity environment. In Phase I, Charles River Analytics created this framework, designing and prototyping a Multi-Resolution Modeling and Simulation Toolkit (MultiMAST). In Phase II, we will extend MultiMAST, combining multi-paradigm, multi-resolution modeling with a cloud-based platform and 3D gaming engine to provide persistent, reality-scale simulations of a megacity. From citywide political, economic, and sociocultural systems to street-level physical behavior, the MultiMAST platform will provide a next-generation simulation platform to support LVC training in dense urban environments. Built using extensible and reusable component models, MultiMAST will support non-expert trainers developing, executing, and sustaining effective training programs to address the new challenges posed by megacity environments.

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