HCAN Sensor Manager

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$99,999.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
HQ0006-04-C-7001
Award Id:
69541
Agency Tracking Number:
B041-023-0153
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
21ST CENTURY SYSTEMS, INC. (Currently 21st Century Systems, Incorporated)
12152 Windsor Hall Way, Herndon, VA, 20170
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
949183701
Principal Investigator:
Stuart Aldridge
Principal Member, Technic
(720) 981-8731
stuart@21csi.com
Business Contact:
Lana Stoyen
President
(571) 323-0080
lana@21csi.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The goal of a sensor manager is to cue the right sensor to perform the right service on the right target at the right time. This task essentially implies JDL Level 4 strategies and algorithms for control and action. In response to SBIR MDA04-023, 21st Century Systems, Inc. is pleased to propose researching and developing state-of-the-art "system-of-systems" management for sensor platforms with multiple capabilities/constraints for GMD operations. We refer to our concept as the HCAN Sensor Manager. The HCAN Sensor Manager concept utilizes a sophisticated intelligent agent reasoning structure called a hierarchical collective agent network (HCAN). This leading edge structure incorporates a "community of agents" and was developed by 21CSI. The HCAN core will optimize management of the system in question and relative to other systems on the platform that would be affected. HCAN considers optimization at the sensor system level, as well as, the higher "systems" level of the total platform capability and its mission. All of this will accelerate GMD sensor operations and this "system-of-systems" management eventually will be extended to shooters, as well. This SBIR will culminate in an agent-based sensor management system, a unique product.

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