Resilient Environment for Teams of Agents Making Decisions (RE-TEAM)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-11-M-0297
Agency Tracking Number: N11A-031-0126
Amount: $149,932.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2011
Solicitation Topic Code: N11A-T031
Solicitation Number: 2011.A
Small Business Information
625 Mount Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA, -
DUNS: 115243701
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Wayne Thornton
 Senior Scientist
 (617) 491-3474
 wthornton@cra.com
Business Contact
 Mark Felix
Title: Contracts Manager
Phone: (617) 491-3474
Email: mfelix@cra.com
Research Institution
 The Ohio State University
 Christa M Yandrich
 Office of Sponsored Programs
224 Bolz Hall, 2036 Neil Ave.
Columbus, OH, 43210-
 (614) 247-6080
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
Submarine commanders must make rapid decisions to carry out increasingly complex missions, while sifting through ever larger masses of information. The scope and complexity of submarine missions has grown such that submarines are now expected to fully participate in net-centric environments and support asymmetric warfare. Concurrently, the rate of information delivery has outpaced the capacity of command and control (C2) systems to prioritize and filter it. It also exceeds the abilities of human decision makers to determine whether they have the information they needor to make sense of the information they have. Given that advances in remote sensors, networking, communications, and computing are generating even greater information flows, naval C2 systems must provide three key capabilities: (1) enabling distributed planning and execution of missionsas well as specific tasks to accomplish the missions; (2) supporting efficient collaboration between teams onboard and off-board naval platforms; and (3) analyzing trade-offs and generate alternative courses of action (COAs). To address these needs, we propose to design and demonstrate a Resilient Environment for Teams of Agents Making Decisions (RE-TEAM). RE-TEAM will provide an adaptive, agent-based solution for supporting team decision making built on a resilient, multidimensional model of the interaction and task dynamics of relevant teams.

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