Enhancing Computer Generated Forces (CGFs) for Air Traffic Control Interaction

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911W6-07-C-0014
Agency Tracking Number: A062-188-1366
Amount: $119,931.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2006
Solicitation Year: 2006
Solicitation Topic Code: A06-188
Solicitation Number: 2006.2
Small Business Information
3600 Green Court, Suite 600, Ann Arbor, MI, 48105
DUNS: 009485124
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Glenn Taylor
 Research Scientist
 (734) 327-8000
 glenn@soartech.com
Business Contact
 Jim Rosbe
Title: President
Phone: (734) 327-8000
Email: rosbe@soartech.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Although the Army uses airborne computer generated forces (CGFs) in simulation environments, most CGFs are not autonomous or interactive enough to be directed by a controller. Full simulation capability requires detailed, doctrinally correct CGFs that can be controlled directly by airspace managers, such as air traffic controllers, air traffic services, or even ground commanders operating in a combat zone. Further, the military already employs a wide range of CGF behavior systems with different levels of autonomy, fidelity, and interactivity. Simply introducing a controller-interaction capability into a single existing CGF system will serve only a narrow set of users. Therefore, we propose to develop a Generic Controller Interface that will enable a range of existing CGF systems to be controlled directly by an Air Traffic Controller through speech or data, with minimal change to the extant simulation systems, and that will reduce the manpower and cost of running distributed simulations.

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