Hybrid Intrinsic Cellular Inference Network (HICIN)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-04-M-0274
Agency Tracking Number: N045-025-0111
Amount: $99,998.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: 2004
Solicitation Topic Code: N04-T025
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
21ST CENTURY SYSTEMS, INC.
12152 Windsor Hall Way, Herndon, VA, 20170
DUNS: 949183701
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Jeffrey Hicks
 Executive Vice President
 (402) 212-7474
 jeff@21csi.com
Business Contact
 Lana Stoyen
Title: President
Phone: (571) 323-0080
Email: lana@21csi.com
Research Institution
 University of Nebraska, Omaha
 Mary L Farnham
 EAB 203, 6001 Dodge Street
Omaha, NE, 68182
 (402) 554-2286
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
The capability to gather, analyze, and integrate vast amount of information from diverse data resources in various heterogeneous types and forms, and to distill from them the valuable intelligence leads or cohesions with respect to command and control decisions has become the top priority for U.S. military commanders. Correspondingly, inference mechanisms of automated systems must be empowered with hybrid ways of reasoning and integration. The team of 21st Century Systems Inc. and the University of Nebraska, Omaha propose a system concept entitled "HICIN," (Hybrid Intrinsic Cellular Inference Network) to address these issues. HICIN is an intelligent inference structure that accommodates multiple inference mechanisms for reasoning and integration of hybrid data sets in heterogeneous forms with quantitative and qualitative accounts of data certainties and source reliabilities. The technique will allow a more accurate and reliable account of complex intelligences from multiple sources of hidden and diversely dispersed information pieces. The highest priority of the application areas of the research will be Navy multi-source combat information integration and intelligence support within the Navy's FORCEnet capabilities. A prototype to demonstrate the feasibility of the structure and its application to battlespace data fusion and C2 decision support will be implemented.

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