Space Threat Response Integer Programming Expert System (STRIPES)
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AbstractABSTRACT: A critical capability associated with space C2 is the ability to develop and analyze alternative courses of action (COAs) based on SSA and other intelligence sources and to clearly define the cost and benefit associated with each option. However, the current COAs are primarily static or template driven responses and are adequate for day-to-day operations. For the new situations that are evolving rapidly, however, it is necessary to develop automated decision support tools that will aid space control operators in the COA selection process. The goal of this SBIR effort, therefore, is to develop a software capability to enable operators to develop and analyze COAs and select the best approach for creating/maintaining desired space effects supporting on-going or planned operations. In Phase I of this contract, DECISIVE ANALYTICS Corporation demonstrated the ability to develop and implement an optimization-based decision support tool for Blue Force COA selection. This tool, the Space Threat Response Integer Programming Expert System (STRIPES), will be significantly extended in the Phase II contract to include more realistic geo-spatial and temporal restrictions, consideration of uncertainty related to the actions of Red Forces, as well as SOA compliant user-friendly graphical user interface. BENEFIT: The benefits of the proposed decision support system include 1) real time aid for space control decision makers through provision of a set of alternative COAs, 2) interactive optimization mechanism allowing consideration of operators"threat response preferences, and comprehensive insights, 3) a fully functional SOA-compliant GUI software for space threat response decision support system, and 4) efficient storage and modification of a space threat response database. The enhanced STRIPES decision support tool that will be developed in our Phase II effort can also be applied to enhance the capabilities of other real-time command and control systems. State and local agencies have similar decision support requirements for first responders, logistics planning and other command systems, and commercial organizations have a similar need in the areas of operational control.
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