ADDA Adaptive Decision-making for Distributed Assests

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$80,000.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00014-11-M-0296
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
N11A-031-0262
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
N11A-T031
Solicitation Number:
2011.A
Small Business Information
12 Gill Street, Suite 1400, Woburn, MA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
967259946
Principal Investigator:
SarahChester
Human Factors Scientist
(781) 496-2441
schester@aptima.com
Business Contact:
ThomasMcKenna
Chief Financial Officer
(781) 496-2443
mckenna@aptima.com
Research Institute:
Carnegie Mellon University
Paul Scerri
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA, 15213-3890
(412) 268-2145

Abstract
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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