Geographically-Aware and Targeted Secure Information Dissemination (GATSID)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8750-13-C-0184
Agency Tracking Number: F131-039-0329
Amount: $148,564.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2013
Solitcitation Year: 2013
Solitcitation Topic Code: AF131-039
Solitcitation Number: 2013.1
Small Business Information
Unova Technologies
9015 N. Cobre Drive, Phoenix, AZ, -
Duns: 078589356
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Jeffrey Getzlaff
 (480) 363-5109
Business Contact
 Robert Miller
Title: Vice President
Phone: (805) 305-2979
Research Institution
ABSTRACT: This proposal addresses the Air Force"s significant need for a network-centric product that enables on-the-move warfighters to send and receive time-critical alerts and advisories tailored for specific geographic regions. A methodology and process to design a Geographically-Aware and Targeted Secure Information Dissemination (GATSID) service with Human Computer Interfaces (HCIs) is detailed. The Phase 1 Work Plan employs the Rational Unified Process and AGILE software methodologies to ensure a focus on an on-the-move Warfighter"s needs and system goals. Examples of innovative functionality include: cloud construct, semantic agents, geographic input tools, relay software component, heuristic filtering, dynamic map of battlefield, network topology maps and user-centric HCI. A feasibility analysis is performed on system functionality with respect to the ability to send and receive target updates for dynamically changing battlefield conditions. A software testbed is also created for analysis and testing of software service and HCI visualizations. At the end of Phase I, results of the research of are presented coupled with a demonstration of the GATSID system with three mobile wireless devices in a time sensitive targeting mission scenario. Market segments are defined for commercialization including DoD network-centric systems, UAS ground control stations, semantic Web, cloud computing and maritime situational awareness markets. BENEFIT: In phase I, Unova designs an Geographically-Aware and Targeted Secure Information Dissemination (GATSID) service that contains a Human Computer Interface (HCI) for target updates based on specific geographic defined areas. This product: 1) enables real-time dynamic updates of battlefield entities, 2) allows for posting of new target updates for dissemination to subscribers, 3) provides real-time situational awareness and the creation of a Common Operational Picture (COP) 4) provides adaptive displays with automation for portrayal of information, and 5) addresses the needs of real-time entity updates in both civilian and military markets. The creation of a scalable GATSID solution for the Air Force enables economies of scale to be achieved by other DoD agencies and civilian organizations. Intelligent, prioritized and filtered network-centric entity updates and HCI visualizations span across multiple DoD agencies creating a need for a common open standards based service solution. The commercialization of the GATSID system is aligned with the OSD technology roadmap as service application from a DoD cloud application store/metadata repository. The utilization of a GATSID system enables increased situational awareness for on-the-move warfighters. In the civilian sector a competitive advantage is obtained through the use of GATSID for real-time piracy threat updates to shipping fleets for maritime situational awareness. Additionally, first responders and border patrol agents can benefit from real-time updates of entities and the ability to post new information to increase shared situational awareness.

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