Self-Aware Planner Interface and Engine (SAPIEN)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$749,984.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W31P4Q-10-C-0147
Award Id:
81261
Agency Tracking Number:
07SB2-0141
Solicitation Year:
2007
Solicitation Topic Code:
SB072-009
Solicitation Number:
2007.2
Small Business Information
700 Bishop St., Suite 2000, Honolulu, HI, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
Y
Duns:
152357393
Principal Investigator:
J. Downs
Chief Science Officer
(808) 221-2131
hunter@archinoetics.com
Business Contact:
Traci Downs
Chief Operating Officer
(808) 382-0314
traci@archinoetics.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
Self-aware systems have three essential properties: they build empirical models of their own performance; they use those models to inform optimal plans of action; and they continually refine their models and plans based on the outcomes of their actions. Although engineers routinely build some degree of intelligence into the systems they design, an explanatory gap inevitably grows between what engineers intuitively know and what they can feasibly expressa gap that that must be filled in order to produce intelligently optimized, self-aware systems. The SAPIEN (Self-Aware Planner Interface and Engine) system is a software toolkit that drastically lowers the barriers to building self-aware software and hardware systems. SAPIEN enables any system that monitors its own performance to improve that performance over time by using automatic data-driven performance modeling combined with optimization. The Phase I effort completed by Archinoetics resulted in a Java toolset for building self-aware and self-optimizing computing systems that is highly scalable and totally automatic. Proposed Phase II work builds off of this prototype software application, increasing the usability, applicability, and effectiveness of the SAPIEN application for system designers.

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