A Collaborative Peer-to-Peer Approach to Multi-Source Threat Assessment and Prediction

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W15QKN-04-C-1039
Agency Tracking Number: A032-3333
Amount: $69,978.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: 2003
Solicitation Topic Code: A03-017
Solicitation Number: 2003.2
Small Business Information
25 Gassaway Lane, Suite 201, Edgewater, MD, 21037
DUNS: 064746410
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 Steven Bradtke
 Principal Scientist
 (410) 798-0101
Business Contact
 Teresa Taylor
Title: President/CEO
Phone: (410) 798-0101
Email: tmtaylor@proteus-technologies.com
Research Institution
The proposed innovation, entitled CiTAPS (Collaborative Intelligent Threat Assessment & Prediction System) combines collaborative software agents, intelligent machine and peer-to-peer technologies to support extensible, interoperable, and fully automated real time indications and warning extraction and dissemination. It provides users with on-demand multi-source data retrieval and fusion, overt threat notification for terrorist activities, and covert threat detection and notification through remote data source monitoring and analysis. Using multiple intelligent software agents deployed to a variety of data sources within a specific domain, CiTAPS is capable of retrieving, fusing, analyzing, and extracting anomalies from multiple sources of heterogeneous data for integration into a Common Relevant Operational Picture (CROP). These agents are able to collaborate within their own domain using standards-based communications for agent frameworks. Our team's approach is to build upon previous research findings on peer-to-peer technologies, leverage those against the Homeland Defense's Intelligent Agent problem, and create a formal standards-based architectural design and an interactive visualization tool outlining the major concepts of the proposed system.

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