Agent-Based Knowledge Enablers for the Unit of Action

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Amount:
$69,910.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W911QX-04-C-0049
Agency Tracking Number:
A032-3151
Solicitation Year:
2003
Solicitation Topic Code:
A03-042
Solicitation Number:
2003.2
Small Business Information
SOAR TECHNOLOGY, INC.
3600 Green Court, Suite 600, Ann Arbor, MI, 48105
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
009485124
Principal Investigator
 Scott Wood
 Senior Scientist
 (734) 327-8000
 swood@soartech.com
Business Contact
 James Rosbe
Title: President
Phone: (734) 327-8000
Email: rosbe@soartech.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
As the vision of Network Centric Warfare (NCW) becomes reality in the Future Force, it is clear that trading steel (platform survivability) for information represents a true revolution in military affairs. A principal set of goals is to eliminate archaic information stovepipes, speed the flow of information to the end user, and rapidly increase the rate at which data is transformed into militarily significant and decision-centered information. Improving a commander's ability to collect, process, manage and answer the critical information requirements (CCIRs) associated with a Unit of Action (UA) provides a uniquely challenging opportunity. Given the risks of information overload and high workload, the goal of this system is to assist the commander in a commander-driven, purpose-oriented, knowledge-based fashion. This capability will allow for a continuous, evolving, and collaborative process that will reduce information and cognitive overload, increase the number of options considered, and reduce the time and effort spent planning while simultaneously improving decisions. We propose to combine state of the art techniques in multi-agent service-based cognitive architectures, knowledge abstraction layers semantically organized into ontologies, and intelligent user interfaces to create a system that will demonstrate how information age transformation can enable fundamental improvements to CCIR monitoring in NCW.

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