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

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911W6-07-C-0052
Agency Tracking Number: A062-188-1366
Amount: $729,979.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2007
Solitcitation Year: 2006
Solitcitation Topic Code: A06-188
Solitcitation 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
 Senior Scientist
 (734) 327-8000
Business Contact
 James Rosbe
Title: President
Phone: (734) 327-8000
Email: rosbe@soartech.com
Research Institution
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. Further, simply introducing a controller-interaction capability into a single existing CGF system will serve only a narrow set of users. Soar Technology—teamed with SAIC, Dynetics, and Adacel—proposes to develop a Controller’s Intelligent Assistant by combining state of the art speech interfaces, intelligent agents, and interactive systems. This Assistant enhances the capabilities of CGFs by providing an intelligent mediator between the controller and those CGFs, managing the difference between what the controller needs and what the CGFs can do. Our proposed work consists of: (1) extending the R&D of Phase I into a detailed requirements specification and design; (2) exploiting the best of existing technology and methodologies identified in Phase I; (3) researching and developing new technologies to fill gaps that were identified in Phase I; and (4) evaluating a prototype implementation with representative users in test simulation exercises.

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