Next-Generation, Unifying Agent Architecture

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Amount:
$99,000.00
Award Year:
2003
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
DAAH0103CR233
Award Id:
63488
Agency Tracking Number:
03SB1-0147
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
12152 Windsor Hall Way, Herndon, VA, 20170
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
949183701
Principal Investigator:
Jeffrey Hicks
Exec VP and Principal Mem
(402) 212-7474
jeff@21csi.com
Business Contact:
Lana Stoyen
President
(571) 323-0080
lana@21csi.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Agents, Agent Architectures and Agent-based applications have become a phenomena in recent years with seemingly everyone jumping on the bandwagon. However, as with any truly revolutionary breakthrough technology, Agents have lacked standards and rulingbodies to govern the direction of the bandwagon in its infancy. While inside this wagon train apparent chaos ruled, but with that chaos came many unique and valuable discoveries and innovations. Now that Agent technologies have become more mature withcomplex and useful applications being fielded, there is a need for a standardized common infrastructure. This Next-Generation, Unifying Agent Architecture should encompass the best of breed capabilities and technologies of existing and in-developmentAgent Architectures, Commercial and Academic-based Agent Architectures, and Operational and Theoretical Agent Architectures. To fully realize the objectives for the Next-Generation, Unifying Agent Architecture an honest broker is needed. 21CSI is thathonest broker. 21CSI will leverage our considerable experience in developing Agent Architectures and our extensive expertise in developing Agent-based Applications, gleaned from Decision Support Systems developed on behalf of other DoD customers. Thisnew Agent Architecture will be developed from scratch using the latest best of breed techniques documented in an exhaustive investigation of both commercial and academic/research Agent Architectures. This particular topic is by its very definition notlimited to DOD applications. The Next Generation Unifying Agent Architecture will apply to all and any agent applications, military or commercial. Agent applications are already present widely, mostly to search and monitor events. With the Next Generationarchitecture, it will become more efficient for the entire software agent community to develop considerably more sophisticated applications, to make them useful and present in ever more industries.

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