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Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: W31P4Q-10-C-0050
Agency Tracking Number: 09SB2-0110
Amount: $98,897.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: SB092-007
Solicitation Number: 2009.2
Solicitation Year: 2009
Award Year: 2010
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2010-01-27
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2010-09-30
Small Business Information
541 S. 27th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19146
United States
DUNS: 827378394
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Benjamin Ashpole
 (215) 760-1613
Business Contact
 Benjamin Ashpole
Title: CEO
Phone: (216) 760-1613
Research Institution

Several concerns currently inflate the time and cost of integrating heterogeneous data resources and impose a barrier to superior knowledge of the urban battlespace: global data standards cannot be imposed across all enterprises’ schemas, specialized expertise is required to map new data sources into existing ontologies, and some data resources are not intranet accessible by default. In this Phase I SBIR project for DARPA, Bashpole Inc. will design and demonstrate the feasibility of Mashalator, a database translator appliance for integrated exploitation. Mashalator will enable administrators to incorporate new data resources onto enterprise networks in a tenth of the time normally required for setting up database translators and provide relatively untrained personnel with a no-coding process to create queries that derive actionable intelligence for urban spaces. This will be achieved with highly automated mapping, bounded mapping effort, bounded answer scope, and bounded answer quality on a physical device with a software system that can be attached to fielded machines. In Phase I, Bashpole will investigate viability and design approaches of the proposed exploitation technology, validate the design through experimentation in the laboratory with real data, and evaluate potential benefts.

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