Position Navigation and Time (PNT) Autonomous Negotiator Applying Cognitive Interference Analysis (PANACIA)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-12-M-1332
Agency Tracking Number: F112-153-2345
Amount: $148,324.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2011
Solicitation Topic Code: AF112-153
Solicitation Number: 2011.2
Small Business Information
PreTalen Ltd.
12737 Rd R-11, Columbus Grove, OH, -
DUNS: 800259140
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Benjamin Gerten
 Lead Software and Test Engineer
 (567) 712-7012
Business Contact
 Gregory Gerten
Title: Cheif Technology Officer
Phone: (610) 653-8626
Email: ggerten@pretalen.com
Research Institution
ABSTRACT: PreTalen"s Position Navigation and Time (PNT) Autonomous Negotiator Applying Cognitive Interference Analysis [PANACIA] system will provide a research asset and algorithms to quickly, quantitatively and confidently assess the vulnerabilities and capabilities of PNT systems. By applying automation algorithms and cognitive analysis, PANACIA will be an automated system for uncovering the PNT systems strengths and weaknesses. By using commercial off the shelf (COTS) simulators and coding the interfaces of the PNT systems, PANACIA will be a deployable asset that can be used by military and commercial entities for evaluating their PNT systems. This research asset will include the capability to catalog and quantify the effects from all known PNT threats as well as investigate future threats that may exist. PANACIA will include a database for input, output and analysis data so users can easily query results from vast tables of test data to quickly compile sound conclusions. PreTalen will include human factors engineering into our approach to create user friendly interfaces, simplify test setup and execution, and module design, making the system appealing to new users as well as seasoned Navwar engineers. BENEFIT: PANACIA"s module and easy to use design will make it a desirable test asset for all PNT commercial system developers, DoD test organizations, and military PNT systems. The knowledge and understanding gained by PANACIA will allow PNT system developers to create and design better future systems paving the way for even greater reliability in PNT applications. PreTalen foresees hundreds of PANACIA systems deployed both in CONUS as well as in allied countries to support Worldwide use and collaboration of PNT systems.

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