SYNC: System for Networked Collaboration

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8750-06-C-0134
Agency Tracking Number: F061-070-3655
Amount: $99,993.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2006
Solitcitation Year: 2006
Solitcitation Topic Code: AF06-070
Solitcitation Number: 2006.1
Small Business Information
SOAR TECHNOLOGY, INC.
3600 Green Court, Suite 600, Ann Arbor, MI, 48105
Duns: 009485124
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Scott Wood
 Sr. Research Scientist
 (734) 327-8000
 swood@soartech.com
Business Contact
 Jim Rosbe
Title: President
Phone: (734) 327-8000
Email: rosbe@soartech.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Although emerging technologies are enabling unsurpassed connectivity between battlefield units, coordinating and synchronizing efforts is still one of the most challenging aspects of warfare. This challenge is amplified by the different procedures, customs, and terminology used by each of the different services, and by the need to coordinate multiple types of unmanned battlefield entities. Technology that capitalizes on the increased connectivity and provides individual decision-makers with both shared situation awareness and cognitive decision aids would facilitate both planned synchronization and self-synchronization of forces. Soar Technology proposes to develop cooperative multi-agent teams that leverage an understanding of planning and execution requirements to (1) execute routine actions, (2) inform the user when new critical information is available, and (3) monitor ongoing plans to ensure that they are proceeding according to the commander's intent. In particular, these agents will facilitate the effective synchronization of manned and unmanned ground and aerial forces.

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