A Real-Time Distributed Database Manager for GMD Applications

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$69,934.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
DASG6003P0179
Solitcitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award Year:
2003
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
031-1323
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Small Business Information
SENTAR, INC.
4900 University Square, Suite 8, Huntsville, AL, 35816
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
174265736
Principal Investigator
 Betsy Leigh
 Principal Investigator
 (256) 704-0863
 bleigh@sentar.com
Business Contact
 Peter Kiss
Title: Chief Executive Officer
Phone: (256) 704-0863
Email: pkiss@sentar.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
In this proposal, Sentar presents its plan for applying its multi-agent technology to the management of distributed real-time databases. The proposed capability, called the Real-time Distributed Database Manager (RDDM), will provide an innovative solutionfor Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) applications. Sentar will leverage recent improvements to its KnoWebr and Work-Centered Interface (WCI) technologies to provide the basis for RDDM. These enhancements include re-host of the technology to Sentar'sLapisT agent platform and re-implementing core agents using a tightly coupled message protocol. WCI enhancements include new support agents and optimization of the XML interface to use streaming nodes for improved performance. These modifications makethe KnoWeb-WCI ideally suited for the proposed GMD RDDM.Phase I tasks include design of the RDDM and development of the proof of principle to leverage Sentar's technology to current GMD requirements. Sentar will demonstrate feasibility by integrating the RDDM technology into an existing KnoWeb-WCI prototype.The demonstration will coordinate heterogeneous data sources to provide intelligent situational assessment and decision support. Successful completion of Phase I will establish the feasibility of the RDDM and provide a foundation for an accelerated PhaseII development. The RDDM will provide military and commercial organizations with a capability to integrate diverse data resources that are distributed, heterogeneous, and real-time. The RDDM approach to integration combines generic intelligent information processingwith advanced situational awareness and decision support. No such capability exists today. The primary market for the RDDM will be real-time database applications in both the military and commercial sectors. In the military, applications include GMD,BMC3, homeland security, and C4ISR systems and subsystems. In the commercial sector, there is a wide range of potential applications including industrial control, security applications, power generation networks, and financial systems.

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