Agent-based Collaborative Combat Simulation Tool

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-05-M-1879
Agency Tracking Number: F051-210-2168
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2005
Solicitation Year: 2005
Solicitation Topic Code: AF05-210
Solicitation Number: 2005.1
Small Business Information
INTELLIGENT AUTOMATION, INC.
15400 Calhoun Drive, Suite 400, Rockville, MD, 20855
DUNS: 161911532
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Renato Levy
 Principle Scientist
 (301) 294-5241
 rlevy@i-a-i.com
Business Contact
 Mark James
Title: Contracts and Proposals Manager
Phone: (301) 294-5221
Email: mjames@i-a-i.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
We believe that the requirements of the solicitation can best be met using autonomous software agents. Intelligent Automation, Incorporated (IAI) has been developing the theory and practice of software agents for over a decade and we are recognized leaders in this area. Our primary application of software agents has been for agent-based simulations and we have built agent-based simulations of many large distributed systems. We will adapt our past work to implement the Collaborative Virtual Combat Simulation. The work herein proposed also describes how we will integrate software agent-based real-time decision aids into our simulation using agent-based game theoretic interactions. In addition to a simulation, our systems can pro actively recommend specific courses of action based on agent interactions aimed at optimization. Our agent-based simulation is built on top of our agent infrastructure called Cybele. Cybele is available Open Source and has many users. There has not been a confirmed bug report for over six months. Cybele is also HLA compliant, and fully supports man in the loop and hardware in the loop testing. Cybele is a "light" infrastructure and Cybele nodes can execute on a hand-held PDA. Our agent-based simulations execute simultaneously on any number of computers.

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