Predictive OPFORS for Planning and Simulation (PROPS)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: N61339-07-C-0101
Agency Tracking Number: A062-210-1385
Amount: $929,988.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2007
Solicitation Year: 2006
Solicitation Topic Code: A06-210
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
 Jacob Crossman
 Research Engineer
 (734) 327-8000
Business Contact
 James Rosbe
Title: President
Phone: (734) 327-8000
Research Institution
The need for automation within the US Army’s intelligence collection processes is a well known problem. Intelligence teams do not have the tools to support dynamic battlefield situation management and prediction – two processes that are required for effective and efficient intelligence gathering. The Predictive OPFOR for Planning and Simulation (PROPS) system addresses this need by providing the capability of generating: (1) a continuous, dynamic intelligence running estimate (IRE) of the battlefield; (2) a map of battlefield uncertainty over time; and (3) annotated search locations targeted specifically at reducing this uncertainty. To ensure rapid transition and at lower cost, PROPS will be built as an extension to our adversarial reasoning module (ARM-A ) technology developed under DARPA’s RAID program. The ARM-A is capable of generating an IRE of urban battlefields. Per DARPA’s RAID program evaluations, ARM-A outperforms a human staff at predicting OPFOR activity and intentions. PROPS will be integrated with existing and recently developed tools that help streamline the intelligence team’s overall workflow including the Collection Management Tool (CMT), the Army’s DCGS-A network, the Multi-function Workstation (MFWS), and OneSAF Objective Systems (OOS). Multiple experiments are planned to evaluate the utility and performance of PROPS in supporting the intelligence collection process.

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