Data to Decisions, Information Systems Technology

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-13-P-1070
Agency Tracking Number: O123-LD3-4230
Amount: $149,981.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2013
Solitcitation Year: 2012
Solitcitation Topic Code: OSD12-LD3
Solitcitation Number: 2012.3
Small Business Information
Lakota Technical Solutions, Inc.
PO Box 2309, Columbia, MD, -
Duns: 040326220
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 William J.Farrell
 Director of Information Fusion Sys
 (410) 381-9780
Business Contact
 J. Pence
Title: President
Phone: (410) 381-9780
Research Institution
Under this SBIR program, Lakota Technical Solutions, Inc. (Lakota) will develop a Level 4 fusion (Process Refinement) capability implemented within a cloud computing architecture. Leveraging an existing Multi-Sensor Exploitation Management System (MSEMS), Lakota will define cloud-based services for: (1) multi-INT sensor information storage and retrieval, (2) automated information needs assessment, and (3) assignment of sensor tasks to sensor resources. To realize a scalable capability with respect to the number of sensor assets and information needs, open-source cloud computing technologies will be employed to execute and distribute the MSESM functionality across a network of commodity hardware using a distributed semantic knowledge base for efficient storage, retrieval, and reasoning about multi-INT sensor information. Using the modular, extensible, and maintainable MSEMS architecture in conjunction with the scalability of cloud computing, the proposed approach offers a large-scale process refinement framework that aligns sensor collection needs with changing mission requirements and knowledge fidelity.

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