Cloud Infrastructure for Retrieving and Refining Information from Sensors (CIRRIS)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-12-M-0250
Agency Tracking Number: O113-DR6-4009
Amount: $149,994.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2011
Solicitation Topic Code: OSD11-DR6
Solicitation Number: 2011.3
Small Business Information
625 Mount Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA, -
DUNS: 115243701
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Terry Patten
 Principal Scientist
 (617) 491-3474
 tpatten@cra.com
Business Contact
 Mark Felix
Title: Contracts Manager
Phone: (617) 491-3474
Email: mfelix@cra.com
Research Institution
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Abstract
A wealth of sensor data is available to address the information needs of tactical Warfighters. However, this data resides in diverse, large, remote data stores. Delivering actionable information to the Warfighter requires discovering the relevant sources, retrieving relevant information, integrating the data so that it can be fused, and performing level one fusion. Since the preoccupied Warfighter cannot coordinate this workflow manually, it must be automatic. We propose a novel cloud infrastructure that orchestrates semantic discovery, retrieval, and fusion of information from diverse distributed sources. This effort addresses the technical challenge of applying map reduce processing to data that is external to the cloud and that is discovered (so the workflow required to integrate it cannot be known in advance). An innovative integration of semantic web service composition and map reduce processing is proposed. This combination of semantic technology and distributed processing will provide tactical Warfighters with the information they need, and provide it quickly.

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