Social PLatform for an ISR Collaboration Environment (SPLICE)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: D11PC20089
Agency Tracking Number: 10SB3-0029
Amount: $148,861.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: SB103-003
Solicitation Number: 2010.3
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2010
Award Year: 2011
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2011-03-01
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/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
 Brad Rosenberg
 Senior Scientist
 (617) 491-3474
 brosenberg@cra.com
Business Contact
 Mark Felix
Title: Contract Specialist
Phone: (617) 491-3474
Email: mfelix@cra.com
Research Institution
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Abstract
Despite advances to intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) capabilities, intelligence analysts in the theater cannot achieve true multi-INT exploitation and cross-cueing due to the stove-piped nature of fielded ISR systems. Current ISR systems: 1) force human-to-human interaction to be the primary method to discover relevant intelligence data, despite its inefficiency; 2) require significant development for modification, leading to traditionally long delays before new capabilities transition to the field; and (3) continue to provide a linear workflow process that does not fully integrate human-machine collaboration. These limitations must be overcome through an integrated approach to ISR before superior operational performance can be achieved. To provide an integrated approach to global ISR that enables automated multi-INT exploitation and cross-cueing for a wide variety of missions, we propose to design and demonstrate a Social PLatform for an ISR Collaboration Environment (SPLICE). SPLICE provides a novel collaboration environment platform for intelligence analysts in tactical operations centers to discover relevant intelligence through a social network, orchestrate new capabilities using a mash-up authoring tool, and collaborate on intelligence products with other human analysts and automated agents. This combined approach provides a platform for intelligence analysts that can revolutionize multi-INT exploitation and cross-cueing for an ever-changing battlespace.

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