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Fast Synthetic Scene Generation for Directed Energy Applications

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: FA8650-18-C-6898
Agency Tracking Number: D2-1957
Amount: $1,499,988.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF071-010
Solicitation Number: 07.1
Solicitation Year: 2007
Award Year: 2018
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2017-11-30
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2019-03-01
Small Business Information
PO Box 9334
Albuquerque, NM 87119
United States
DUNS: 176086952
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Nick Malone
 Principal Investogator
 (505) 244-1222
Business Contact
 JJ Kelly
Phone: (505) 244-1222
Research Institution

Large populations of interacting agents or swarms, are common throughout nature and society and, increasingly, in mechanical and electronic domains. Although the individual agents in such systems are governed by local rules, their collective behavior is often well-orchestrated to solve complex tasks, whether fighting disease, navigating through space to find resources, or to manage social interactions. In biology, famous examples of such swarm intelligence include flocks of birds, herds of elk, and the social insects. Less obvious is the swarm behavior of immune cells navigating through a body to find and eliminate pathogens. We will research methods for adapting bio-inspired swarm behaviors to other contexts.

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