Advanced Real Time Discrimination Architecture

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: F3361503M4133
Agency Tracking Number: 031-1533
Amount: $69,968.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2003
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
8809 Sudley Road, Suite 101, Manassas, VA, 20110
DUNS: 945837219
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Gary Sikora
 Senior Engineer
 (703) 368-6107
 gsikora@progeny.net
Business Contact
 Walter Kitonis, III
Title: President/CEO
Phone: (703) 368-6107
Email: wkitonis@progeny.net
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
We offer the innovated concept of Discrimination Templates that provide target data sources such as radar systems or imagery warehouses a unified method to register their capabilities, information models, and interfaces with the DiscriminationInfrastructure. The idea is to allow units to quickly connect to the GMD Discrimination Infrastructure (GMD-DI) with little or no manual reconfiguration. Lessons learned from other similar prototyping efforts identified the need to show that diversecoalition forces can seamlessly connect our military systems instead of demonstrating US-only systems, information and networks. The work required goes beyond marshalling database elements into standardized discrete objects. It also segregatesinformation to more appropriately assigned classification levels and enables classification downgrade so information can be distributed to coalition members. Our offered innovation is to develop a mediator technology that: unifies informationrepresentation across disparate information sources including coalitions; defines schema representations to register entities; clients and passes; and provides a mechanism in which Agents can be used to downgrade information classification for distributionto coalition partners. We plan to develop a Discrimination Template toolkit comprising standards, libraries, engines and tools as a result of this effort. We believe that the team offered and related experience provides sound technical background inheterogeneous databases, information retrieval, mediator technology, information exchange and universal syndication to provide the innovation required. Progeny Systems has been working on network-centric warfare applications for five years - the last twoyears the key personnel offered here, Gary Sikora, developed a USAF Scientific Advisory Board initiative, Joint Battlespace Infosphere (www.infospherics.org) reference platform that was focused on implementing information exchange across disparate datasources. Our developed JBI reference platform, Universal Message Router (UMR), is being commercialized in a Navy network-centric initiative called Common Undersea Picture (CUP). We feel strongly that the component developed under this effort will becommercialized on CUP because they also will benefit from this added capability. Other commercialization efforts will be sought through collaboration with Boeing, the GMD Integrator which we had begun talks with, and within the commercial sector by beingthe Original Equipment Manufacture (OEM) or teaming with a Value Added Reseller (VAR). We are currently negotiating with Sonic Software to VAR our UMR.

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