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DRAGONS – Dynamic Resource Allocation Gains for Operational Networked Sharing

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911NF-20-C-0008
Agency Tracking Number: A2-7894
Amount: $1,000,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: A18B-T007
Solicitation Number: 18.B
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2018
Award Year: 2020
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2019-10-31
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2021-10-28
Small Business Information
15400 Calhoun Drive Suite 190
Rockville, MD 20855
United States
DUNS: 161911532
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: Yes
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Maice Costa
 Research Scientist
 (301) 795-4458
 mcosta@i-a-i.com
Business Contact
 Mark James
Phone: (301) 294-5200
Email: mjames@i-a-i.com
Research Institution
 Cornell University
 Itai Gurvich Itai Gurvich
 
2 West Loop Road
New York, NY 10044
United States

 (607) 255-4945
 Nonprofit College or University
Abstract

Sharing platforms have already transformed some sectors of civilian logistics, promoting the efficient utilization of resources, such as cars and bicycles. Sharing resources is particularly desirable when those resources are costly, and high utilization is critical, characteristics often observed in military settings. In order to address specific constraints imposed by military applications on resource sharing, DRAGONS offers an innovative class of reservation algorithms, leveraging data analytics and machine learning techniques to improve the state-of-the-art solutions from processing networks and appointment scheduling. DRAGONS is an integrated platform for data management and resource reservation, with capability to coordinate resource utilization in complex environments to minimize idleness, while implementing online controls that yield adequate prioritization with quality of service guarantees. It is expected to have major impact on operations efficiency and cost reduction, in military and commercial applications.

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