Information-Fusion based Indication & Warning Assessment and Recognition System (IIWARS)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$742,922.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
FA8750-04-C-0080
Agency Tracking Number:
F031-3307
Solicitation Year:
2003
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF03-097
Solicitation Number:
2003.1
Small Business Information
KNOWLEDGE BASED SYSTEMS, INC.
1408 University Drive East, College Station, TX, 77840
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
555403328
Principal Investigator:
Perakath Benjamin
(979) 260-5274
pbenjamin@kbsi.com
Business Contact:
Donielle Mayer
(979) 260-5274
dmayer@kbsi.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
We propose to design, develop, and validate an Information-Fusion based Indication & Warning Assessment and Recognition System (IIWARS) for assessing and discovering asymmetric threats. The proposed approach combines text mining and machine learning techniques with information fusion to facilitate dynamic and adaptive threat monitoring and prediction. The main product will be a an application-hardened IIWARS software system that will facilitates the automated generation of threat information from distributed, multi-source, text data to support early detection of emerging asymmetric threats. IIWARS innovative methods include text and data mining for asymmetric threat assessment, information fusion, and hybrid threat learning using machine learning and ontology-assisted methods. Building off the threat assessment and threat learning capabilities developed and demonstrated in the successful Phase I project, the proposed Phase II project will (i) refine and enhance the IIWARS threat assessment methods, (ii) refine and enhance the IIWARS threat learning methods, (iii) develop and test a focused IIWARS homeland security asymmetric threat assessment application, and (iv) generalize and transition IIWARS for large scale Air Force, DoD, and commercial applications. We anticipate rapid transition of the IIWARS technology innovations into ongoing and planned advanced technology development and demonstration initiatives at the Rome Air Force Research Laboratory.

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