ADDA Adaptive Decision-making for Distributed Assests

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-11-M-0296
Agency Tracking Number: N11A-031-0262
Amount: $80,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2011
Solicitation Topic Code: N11A-T031
Solicitation Number: 2011.A
Small Business Information
12 Gill Street, Suite 1400, Woburn, MA, -
DUNS: 967259946
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Sarah Chester
 Human Factors Scientist
 (781) 496-2441
Business Contact
 Thomas McKenna
Title: Chief Financial Officer
Phone: (781) 496-2443
Research Institution
 Carnegie Mellon University
 Paul Scerri
 5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA, 15213-3890
 (412) 268-2145
 Nonprofit college or university
When submarines and surface vessels must work together to track targets over the horizon, they need to closely communicate and coordinate their assets to ensure that information about the targets is shared; tasking is assigned and understood; and accurate, informed operational decisions are made in a timely manner. Complicating this coordination is the underlying tasking, decision making, and interpretation of the imprecise or ambiguous sensor data from the ownship and deployed assets, as well as the interrupted communications among the ships in the task group and between the ships and their deployed assets. Adaptive Decision-making for Distributed Assets (ADDA), a decision aid for a distributed network, uses adjustable autonomy between teams and systems to identify and remedy information bottlenecks by dynamically allocating tasking and workflow across the distributed resources and teams, according to the constraints of priorities and timing. Based on modeling of organizational structures and information flow, ADDA will employ proven technologies to recommend courses of action that adapt to changing tasking, priorities, and asynchronous communications and that are tailored to the needs and abilities of the individuals, teams, and systems.

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