Game-based AutonoMy-Enabled Response (GAMER)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9453-13-M-0060
Agency Tracking Number: F12B-T09-0112
Amount: $149,940.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2013
Solicitation Year: 2012
Solicitation Topic Code: AF12-BT09
Solicitation Number: 2012.B
Small Business Information
Barron Associates, Inc.
1410 Sachem Place, Suite 202, Charlottesville, VA, -
DUNS: 120839477
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Richard Adams
 Senior Research Scientist
 (434) 973-1215
Business Contact
 Connie Hoover
Title: General Manager
Phone: (434) 973-1215
Research Institution
 John Hopkins University
 Alison B Wampler
 Research Projects Admin
W400 Wyman Park Center
Baltimore, MA, 21218-
 (410) 516-5281
 Nonprofit college or university
ABSTRACT: Barron Associates Inc. proposes development of a Game-based AutonoMy-Enabled Response (GAMER) system for spacecraft protection. The effort extends leading-edge research in dynamic games to enable autonomous defensive response to space threats. GAMER introduces a hierarchical approach that enables multiple satellites to work together towards a common protection strategy in an evolving environment. Algorithms and models developed in this Phase I will be incorporated into a Service Oriented Architecture framework in which GAMER solutions are integrated with other AF-funded autonomy software. The approach will ensure the game-theoretic solutions are tested within a high-fidelity environment with well-vetted models and use cases; and permit side-by-side comparisons of these solutions with other decision-making tools (e.g. model-based reasoning and expert systems). BENEFIT: Barron Associates will pursue commercialization of the proposed technology through a two-pronged approach. First, through software sales and licensing, Barron Associates will aggressively commercialize autonomous software produced in the GAMER effort. This includes a turnkey application that, through the software"s flexible plugin-based architecture, enables users to extend an existing stable of scenarios and dynamic game solutions with custom use cases and autonomy components. Second, through consulting services and contract R & D, Barron Associates will work with prime integrators to incorporate GAMER solutions into future generations of air, space, and cyber systems.

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