Detecting Enemy Forces United to Strike with Explosives (DEFUSE)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$69,975.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00014-07-M-0254
Award Id:
82704
Agency Tracking Number:
N071-080-0447
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
3600 Green Court, Suite 600, Ann Arbor, MI, 48105
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
009485124
Principal Investigator:
Jacob Crossman
Research Engineer
(734) 327-8000
jcrossman@soartech.com
Business Contact:
James Rosbe
President
(734) 327-8000
rosbe@soartech.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Soar Technology proposes to develop the Detecting Enemy Forces United to Strike with Explosives (DEFUSE) system to help address the constantly evolving IED threat at points before the IED blast. DEFUSE leverages the DARPA RAID Adversarial Reasoning Module (ARM) technology, which has been tested successfully in DARPA gate experiments over the past 2 years and is currently going through transition evaluation processes via the Joint IED Defeat Office (JIEDDO). The ARM predicts the locations, frequency, and types of IEDs (and more) based on a combination of symbolic tactical reasoning, probabilistic Bayesian reasoning, and a swarming simulation that considers many thousands of possible interactions and futures, including those involving US force activity. We propose to add to the ARM a dynamic network analysis layer (DNAL) to model activities and relationships earlier in the IED lifecycle than placement and explosion. The DEFUSE output will be a unique view of the battlefield that combines strategic and tactical views predicting (1) possible IED attacks, (2) what technologies and tactics will be employed by which factions over time, and (3) how faction structure and relationships will change due to changing technologies.

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