Risk Assessment for Frontline Troops

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-08-C-6919
Agency Tracking Number: O063-H07-3111
Amount: $749,992.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2006
Solicitation Topic Code: OSD06-H07
Solicitation Number: 2006.3
Small Business Information
303 Bear Hill Road, Waltham, MA, 02451
DUNS: 004627316
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Lynn Bardsley
 Manager, Software Systems
 (518) 869-6460
Business Contact
 William Thompson
Title: Contracts Manager
Phone: (781) 890-1330
Email: bthompson@infoscitex.com
Research Institution
Since the start of U.S. involvement in the Middle East following 9/11/2001, field missions in these far field theatres have proven to be extremely dangerous, from IED incidents at the top of the list of potential threats, to RPG and mortar attacks, small arms fire, and vehicle rollover incidents. The use of an effective decision-support mission planning tool that provides an interface for mission planners as to the risk associated with particular mission profiles would be invaluable for providing safer mission route planning. In considering this problem, Infoscitex applied the Phase I research into evaluating the feasibility of the RAFT (Risk Assessment of Frontline Troops) application, which has at its core a Bayesian Belief Network approach to risk assessment that is based on the input of, and interaction between, past and recent mission information and incident reports, field intelligence, and cultural factors that all play a role in determining the inherent risk to our troops while executing day to day missions. Infoscitex has established a distinguished team to address this problem, and have developed an innovative and novel approach to meet the needs of the United States military, that is both realistic and achievable in the scope of Phase II.

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