HBM DEPOT

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$79,997.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N68335-08-C-0512
Agency Tracking Number:
N082-117-0329
Solicitation Year:
2008
Solicitation Topic Code:
N08-117
Solicitation Number:
2008.2
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:
Randolph Jones
Senior Scientist
(207) 649-1895
rjones@soartech.com
Business Contact:
James Rosbe
President
(734) 327-8000
rosbe@soartech.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Current military M&S systems for training and experimentation rely on encoded human behavior models (HBMs) that must be produced and maintained by teams of subject matter experts (SMEs) and professional knowledge engineers (KEs) in an arrangement that can be time-consuming and expensive. The programming by demonstration (PBD) and machine learning paradigms offer solutions, but are not without challenges, typically producing behaviors that are too simple for operational use, require extensive supplementation by a KE and/or require large sets of examples. Soar Technology has formed a team rich in experience with Navy modeling and simulation, HBM development, artificial intelligence, and serious games for training to propose HBM DEPOT, a tool that supplements simulation-based demonstrations with a novel and intuitive guided after-action whiteboarding session based on existing research and tools. This will result in a system that captures demonstrations of Navy Aviation tactics using a low-cost Delta 3D Navy flight simulator and supplements them with an easy to use diagrammatic representation (pre-loaded with Navy Aviation general domain knowledge) and learning algorithm to generate high-quality HBMs. The HBMs will be suitable for use in any virtual environment where intelligent computer generated forces (CGFs) or non-player characters (NPCs) such as a wingman or sophisticated OPFOR are required.

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