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

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$69,978.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W15QKN-04-C-1039
Agency Tracking Number:
A032-3333
Solicitation Year:
2003
Solicitation Topic Code:
A03-017
Solicitation Number:
2003.2
Small Business Information
PROTEUS TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
25 Gassaway Lane, Suite 201, Edgewater, MD, 21037
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
Y
Woman Owned:
Y
Duns:
064746410
Principal Investigator:
Steven Bradtke
Principal Scientist
(410) 798-0101
sjbradtke@proteus-technologies.com
Business Contact:
Teresa Taylor
President/CEO
(410) 798-0101
tmtaylor@proteus-technologies.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
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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