Emerging Software Algorithms for Autonomous Sense Making Operations

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8750-12-C-0211
Agency Tracking Number: F121-049-0357
Amount: $148,917.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2012
Solicitation Topic Code: AF121-049
Solicitation Number: 2012.1
Small Business Information
M. Alexander Nugent Consulting
22B Stacy Rd, Santa Fe, NM, -
DUNS: 964588722
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Alex Nugent
 (505) 988-7016
Business Contact
 Hillary Riggs
Title: Administrative Manager
Phone: (505) 955-0998
Email: hillary.riggs@gmail.com
Research Institution
ABSTRACT: We propose an elegant network-building algorithm for sense-making applications capable of learning the spatial-temporal structure of applied input data. Through a combination of synaptic and structural plasticity our networks will dissect vast quantities of streaming information down to its natural building blocks and then spontaneously assemble a network structure that models the spatial-temporal structure of the information flowing into it, allowing the network to make predictions over time. By monitoring the internal changes in network structure our algorithm will detect anomalous activity. BENEFIT: Our sense-making algorithm will find use in applications needing analysis of spatial-temporal data for suspicious(anomalous) events. Examples of use include recognizing suspicious changes in a computer users activity on secured networks, anomaly detection in multi-spectral video, and classification of spatial-temporal patterns.

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