Algorithms for Ground Soldier Based Simulations and Decision Support Applications

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$69,984.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W911QY-11-P-0080
Agency Tracking Number:
A103-167-0226
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
A10-167
Solicitation Number:
2010.3
Small Business Information
Dignitas Technologies, LLC
3504 Lake Lynda Drive, Suite 185, Orlando, FL, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
175966675
Principal Investigator:
Jon Watkins
Managing Member
(407) 601-7847
jwatkins@dignitastechnologies.com
Business Contact:
Elizabeth Burch
Vice President
(407) 575-1745
eburch@dignitastechnologies.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
The Army has invested millions of dollars in large computer generated forces (CGF) applications, supporting constructive and virtual use cases. These applications have embedded algorithms and concepts intended to help simulated entities make automated decisions. These algorithms could directly benefit soldiers outside of a training context, including support for mission rehearsal, tactical decision aids, what if analysis, and more. Similarly, algorithms developed for the operational community, such as Battlefield Terrain Reasoning Awareness (BTRA) could benefit the CGF systems. Opportunities exist to create common algorithms for tactical decision aids supporting both the constructive and operational communities. For Phase I, we propose to focus on two key"foundational"aspects. First, we will focus on low-level terrain and situational awareness primitives required to automate behaviors, such as cover and concealment locations and path planning. Second, we will focus on practical, real world mechanisms to push such low-level decision aids to front line soldiers on mobile or embedded platforms. For Phase II and beyond, Dignitas will focus more on automated behavior generation and automation, both to support CGF scenario planning and advanced tactical decision aids for an operational context.

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