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

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$729,979.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W911W6-07-C-0052
Agency Tracking Number:
A062-188-1366
Solicitation Year:
2006
Solicitation Topic Code:
A06-188
Solicitation Number:
2006.2
Small Business Information
SOAR TECHNOLOGY, INC.
3600 Green Court, Suite 600, Ann Arbor, MI, 48105
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
009485124
Principal Investigator:
Glenn Taylor
Senior Scientist
(734) 327-8000
glenn@soartech.com
Business Contact:
James Rosbe
President
(734) 327-8000
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. 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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