Cognitive Fusion

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$741,758.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
FA8750-08-C-0201
Agency Tracking Number:
F071-083-1138
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
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:
Alan Vayda
Research Scientist
(734) 327-8000
alan.vayda@soartech.com
Business Contact:
James Rosbe
President and CEO
(734) 327-8000
rosbe@soartech.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Providing a dominant response to terrorism and insurgent-driven asymmetric wars is a complex problem and is accelerating demand for high-quality multi-INT fused Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) products. Soar Technology, Inc. and the Lockheed Martin Co. propose to significantly advance the state of the art in level 1 multi-INT data fusion by developing a novel technology that will significantly extend the length of high purity, multi-INT, fusion tracks for both real-time and forensic applications. The proposed Cognitive Fusion technology is a hybrid fusion system that provides long tracks at high purity with high confidence. We will achieve this innovation by integrating quantitative observations (such as those produced by typical kinematic trackers) and qualitative abstractions of the environment. This hybrid computation is achieved by balancing relatively slow, but contextually rich, cognitive agent reasoning with a fast, but knowledge poor, fusion algorithm. An agent imbued with rich knowledge of the domain, mission, and analyst hypotheses will bring more knowledge and algorithms to multi-INT fusion in comparison to strictly quantitative kinematic processors. Our primary technical deliverable will be a hybrid fusion system for real-time and forensic multi-track correlation and data association. The centerpiece of this fusion system will be a Cognitive Fusion Module that incorporates a software agent and data manager to implement a novel knowledge representation and reasoning algorithm for adversarial behavior recognition.

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