Cross-Context Ontology Reasoning Environment (CrossCORE)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W15P7T-12-C-A205
Agency Tracking Number: A2-4808
Amount: $727,329.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: A10-092
Solicitation Number: 2010.2
Small Business Information
Aptima, Inc.
12 Gill Street, Suite 1400, Woburn, MA, -
DUNS: 967259946
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Jeanine Ayers
 Asst. Director
 (781) 496-2489
 jayers@aptima.com
Business Contact
 Thomas McKenna
Title: Chief Financial Officer
Phone: (781) 496-2443
Email: mckenna@aptima.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Advanced Army command and control (C2) technologies are becoming ever more present in todays wars, enabling Commanders at all levels to have a greater understanding of the battlefield. However, current C2 technology does not actively measure, define, or represent the Commanders contextual framework, which can lead to a failure by Commanders and supporting teams to access important contextual information over time. To fill this gap, Aptima, proposes to develop the Cross-Context Ontology Reasoning Environment (CrossCORE), an agent-based cross-platform server for defining, measuring, and managing a Commanders contextual information within C2 networks. CrossCORE leverages and expands upon Aptimas context representation research, and formally encapsulates contextual elements into a schema housed within intelligent agents. A unique aspect of this approach is an implicit model that measures Commander interactions with a C2 system to make inferences about activities and goals that provide key inputs to the CrossCORE contextual representation. The CrossCORE agents mediate the flow of C2 data by acting in response to critical contextual information, adding saliency to particular elements of interest on the common operating picture, and collaborating with other CrossCORE agents to support the information needs of multiple levels of Commanders.

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