Threat Assessment and Validation Toolset

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9453-06-M-0186
Agency Tracking Number: F061-283-1271
Amount: $99,967.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2006
Solitcitation Year: 2006
Solitcitation Topic Code: AF06-283
Solitcitation Number: 2006.1
Small Business Information
1777 Highland Drive, Suite B, Ann Arbor, MI, 48108
Duns: 969868298
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Jane Pavlich
 Systems Engineer
 (734) 975-8777
Business Contact
 Peter Tchoryk
Title: CEO
Phone: (734) 975-8777
Research Institution
We propose a toolset and architecture that will not only provide assessment and mitigation of threats, but will also provide a simulation environment to allow generation of realistic data sets and metrics for testing and comparison of different threat detection and assessment algorithms. Our approach differs from previous attempts because it is based on ensembles of decision trees that are tractable and utilizes actual features in the telemetry that can be characterized quantitatively (as opposed to neural net approaches). Although the focus on this Phase I will be to produce the threat assessment, simulation environment, and validation performance metrics, the algorithms will be designed to operate within the larger framework of the Joint Directors of Laboratories (JDL) model for data fusion. One of the outputs of the simulation environment will be a library of anomalous data that can be used to evaluate different detection techniques and quantitatively assess their ability to detect and ultimately distinguish between technical, environmental, and actual threats to the spacecraft. The simulation environment will also allow “what if” scenarios through deterministic and non-deterministic adjustments of the input variables.

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