Computer Architectures for Understanding: CBNX

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$749,963.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
FA8750-06-C-0016
Award Id:
72947
Agency Tracking Number:
F051-109-3403
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
6022 Constitution Avenue NE, Albuquerque, NM, 87110
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
094142122
Principal Investigator:
Carl Stern
Sr. Research Scientist
(505) 255-8611
carl_stern@mgtsciences.com
Business Contact:
Marlene Blemel
President
(505) 255-8611
kay_blemel@mgtsciences.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
Situation awareness involves the real-time understanding of emerging events, impacts, threats, and effective responses. Situation awareness requires the mutual interplay of perception, comprehension, and anticipation to dynamically refocus attention, adapting sensor and cognitive resources to accurately track unfolding events. The objective of this research is to continue development of a computational architecture for autonomous situation awareness for deployment in distributed sensor network applications. This architecture will provide real-time assessment of events, impacts and threats for complex phenomena such as weather systems, forest fires, ground or sea traffic, force movements, etc. A Phase I prototype system for Weather Situation Awareness was developed. Phase I research illustrated the impact of fuller context awareness on the performance level of automated weather data classification and prediction algorithms. The Phase I effort also demonstrated the potential of situation awareness to enhance standard machine learning algorithms through the application of context aware learning strategies. The Phase II effort will initially continue the Phase I focus on Weather Situation Awareness but will elaborate and generalize the features and components of the situation awareness architecture, allowing it to port rapidly to new situation awareness domains, including tracking and analysis of vehicle traffic patterns, forest fires, and force movements.

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