Multi-Source Network Pulse Analyzer and Correlator (MinPAC)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$749,999.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W911QX-12-C-0117
Agency Tracking Number:
O2-1270
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
OSD10-L01
Solicitation Number:
2010.2
Small Business Information
Knowledge Based Systems, Inc.
1408 University Drive East, College Station, TX, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
555403328
Principal Investigator:
Timothy Darr
Research Scientist II
(979) 260-5274
tdarr@kbsi.com
Business Contact:
Donielle Mayer
Business Operations Mgr.
(979) 260-5274
dmayer@kbsi.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
Knowledge Based Systems, Inc. (KBSI) proposes to design, build, and validate a Multi-Source Network Pulse Analyzer and Correlator (MiNPAC) that is capable of (a) sensing emerging themes, trends and patterns of beliefs, sentiments, rhetoric etc. from multi-source data covering large social networks; and (b) correlating it with structural and behavioral dynamics within the same or related social networks. Building off the successful Phase I project results, the Phase II effort will establish MiNPAC application requirements, design the MiNPAC architecture, configure a prototype MiNPAC system, and demonstrate the benefits of the research on focused military applications. The main results of the Phase II project will include (1) innovative MiNPAC solution architecture; (2) an end user-tested, robust, and scalable application of the MiNPAC technology; (3) innovative methods for detecting and characterizing emerging, time varying themes, and sentiments from multi-source data spanning community networks; (4) innovative methods to generate analytical model updates for COA planning and analysis; and (5) a MinPAC technology transition and commercialization plan. The results of this initiative will likely produce significant short term benefits that address the technical and pragmatic problems associated with adaptive, culturally and community-sensitive COA planning for asymmetric warfare.

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