Knowledge Extraction for Prediction and Visualization of Terrorist Networks (PVTN)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911QX-11-C-0091
Agency Tracking Number: O102-L01-2027
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: OSD10-L01
Solicitation Number: 2010.2
Small Business Information
Perceptronics Solutions, Inc.
3527 Beverly Glen Blvd., Sherman Oaks, CA, -
DUNS: 124668711
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Amos Freedy
 (818) 788-4830
Business Contact
 Gershon Weltman
Title: Vice President
Phone: (818) 788-1025
Research Institution
This proposal is to develop a system for Knowledge Extraction for Prediction and Visualization of Terrorist Networks (PVTN). The PVTN system will provide tools to discover, extract and display trends in the evolution of terrorist networks as an aid to the tactical decision maker. We propose a three-pronged strategy to assist tactical decision makers in extracting critical concepts and understanding the temporal dynamics of terrorist behavior patterns and organizations: The first feature involves a multi-dimensional animated visualization of the terrorist network which will emphasize visually the temporal elements in terrorist behaviors, interactions, and organizational dynamics. The second feature involves consensus analysis of databases to identify emergent sub-networks and sub-groups and thus to target the emergence and diffusion of new concepts for terrorist activities. The third feature involves leveraging the economy of relations to predict the future state of the terrorist network and thus to predict shifts in terrorist organizations. We also propose to integrate the PVTN tools with a comprehensive decision analysis system in order to: create an end-to-end support system for superior tactical decisions, and provide practical working software framework and proven user interface for rapidly placing the PVTN tools in the hand of tactical decision makers.

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