GIRAFE: General Integration, Relation, Association and Fusion Environment

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$149,999.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA9453-12-M-0361
Agency Tracking Number:
F121-084-0755
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF121-084
Solicitation Number:
2012.1
Small Business Information
The Design Knowledge Company
3100 Presidential Dr, Suite 103, Fairborn, OH, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
124032868
Principal Investigator:
Jim McCracken
Principal Investigator
(937) 427-4276
jim@tdkc.com
Business Contact:
Amy Sedler
Sr. Contracts Administrator
(937) 427-4276
asedler@tdkc.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
ABSTRACT: Our program titled General Integration, Relation, Association and Fusion Environment (GIRAFE) will establish an open framework to advance Space Situational Awareness (SSA) through the cooperative engagement of humans and machines. GIRAFE will effectively demonstrate the ability to detect and create associations from heterogeneous data sources in order to build a comprehensive picture of the space environment for the specific goal of threat detection and mitigation. The goal of GIRAFE is to facilitate the rapid identification of the optimal data sources to incorporate in order to generate the necessary piece of knowledge for the desired end state. The GIRAFE process walks through the various levels of data fusion to achieve an actionable end result. BENEFIT: TDKC projects that the commercial market place for situation awareness technologies and tools will significantly expand in the next 5 years as the $240B U.S. software industry expands. Not only is situation awareness technology critical for military and intelligence community applications, it has many non-DOD uses such as in support of Department of Homeland Security border protection, DHS and state level fusion centers, emergency management and first responder ops centers, and expanding commercial usage in retail, manufacturing, transportation, and utilities industries.

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