Biosurveillance-based Integrated Outbreak Warning And Recognition System (BIOWARS)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$99,999.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
FA8650-07-M-6705
Solitcitation Year:
2006
Solicitation Number:
2006.3
Branch:
Air Force
Award Year:
2007
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
O063-H03-3251
Solicitation Topic Code:
OSD06-H03
Small Business Information
KNOWLEDGE BASED SYSTEMS, INC.
1408 University Drive East, College Station, TX, 77840
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
555403328
Principal Investigator
 Satheesh Ramachandran
 Research Scientist
 (979) 260-5274
 sramachandran@kbsi.com
Business Contact
 Donielle Mayer
Title: Business Operations Manager
Phone: (979) 260-5274
Email: dmayer@kbsi.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Seemingly unrelated events occurring over time in different parts of the world may culminate in a biological attack on U.S. Armed Forces overseas or at home. However, having information about these events is like obtaining parts of a million-piece jigsaw puzzle without the underlying picture. To be able to take large volumes of such structured and unstructured information and discover an event pattern and the underlying ground truth so as to warn our troops in time and save their lives along with the lives of innocent unintended targets requires a comprehensive, robust, adaptive technology that complements human intelligence rather than replace it. We propose to design and develop an adaptive system for automated discovery of disease outbreaks. This system will provide innovative mechanisms to rapidly discover emerging bio-threat situations and early signs of a potential disease outbreak through syndromic surveillance. The proposed approach integrates intelligent knowledge discovery techniques to facilitate robust and cost-effective threat detection through multi-source information fusion. The main product of this project is the Biosurveillance-based Integrated Outbreak Warning And Recognition System (BIOWARS), an agent-based system that facilitates automated support early detection of emerging threats and potential disease outbreaks.

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