Problem Conceptualization & Resolution of Network Problems in Tactical Environment

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$67,459.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W15P7T-10-C-S210
Agency Tracking Number:
A093-150-0869
Solicitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Topic Code:
A09-150
Solicitation Number:
2009.3
Small Business Information
Altusys Corp
P O Box 1274, Princeton, NJ, 08542
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
135270473
Principal Investigator:
Gabriel Jakobson
Chief Scientist
(609) 651-4500
jakobson@altusystems.com
Business Contact:
John Buford
President
(609) 651-4500
j_rastegar@omnitekpartners.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The methods that has been historically developed and fielded for alarm and fault management in traditional communications networks do not provide adequate operational assurance for complex ad hoc tactical networks, especially for unskilled and inadequately trained operational personnel. Work on tactical network operations management that is proposed under A09-150 will use a novel approach that integrates the following key technologies: (a) Cognitive network and mission situation awareness; (b) Intelligent and highly visual network operator interface that is adaptable to the skill-levels of network operators; (c) Real-time spatio-temporal event correlation; and (d) Distributed multi-agent system (MAS) technology. These key technologies are embedded into the Multi-Agent Systems Based Situation Management (MAS-SM) architecture developed at Altusys. Our goal is to produce a technology that will significantly automate critical tactical network management processes, increase the cognitive decision-making power of network personnel and reduce the mission accomplishment time-frame. We have already shown an effective implementation environment for tactical situation awareness and decision support for the tasks that we addressed in the AFRL and MDA contracts using the Altusys’ real-time situation management technology and distributed multi-agent systems (MAS) implementation environment. Our plan is to investigate the feasibility of using the same implementation environment for the A09-150 contract.

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