Adaptive Agents for Real-time Data-driven Visualization&Analysis for Relevant Knowledge (AARDVARK II)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-12-G-05460003
Agency Tracking Number: O102-HS5-4234
Amount: $498,188.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: OSD10-HS5
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
 Cullen Jackson
 Dir. Cognitive Systems En
 (781) 496-2408
Business Contact
 Thomas McKenna
Title: Chief Financial Officer
Phone: (781) 395-3966
Research Institution
Current and future non-kinetic operations require United States and coalition forces to understand the complex human, social, cultural, and behavioral dimensions of the battlespace. The Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) Human, Social, Culture, Behavior Modeling Program (HSCB) was designed to help warfighters more effectively navigate operational environments in which we need an increasing awareness of the impact of socio-cultural factors. HSCB modeling capabilities aim to improve decision support in these socially complex environments; however, current models"outputs do not generalize across user communities, operational settings, or multiple HSCB contexts. Thus, there exists a need to visualize model inputs and outputs to translate them into operationally-relevant information in order to determine baselines, trends, and effective courses of action that will have the greatest impacts in the human decision space. To address these challenges, Aptima will expand upon our Phase I work to develop Adaptive Agents for Real-time Data-driven Visualization & Analysis for Relevant Knowledge (AARDVARK). AARDVARK is an information visualization framework instantiated within a visual analytics tool to promote an intuitive understanding of HSCB data for military leaders across multiple levels - from strategic analysis and operational planning to tactical decision making and effects assessment.

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