Ants on the AEDGE

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$80,000.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
N68335-05-C-0059
Solitcitation Year:
2004
Solicitation Number:
2004.3
Branch:
Navy
Award Year:
2004
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
N043-231-0603
Solicitation Topic Code:
N04-231
Small Business Information
21ST CENTURY SYSTEMS, INC.
12152 Windsor Hall Way, Herndon, VA, 20170
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
949183701
Principal Investigator
 Robert Woodley
 Senior Member of Technical Staff
 (573) 329-8526
 robert.woodley@21csi.com
Business Contact
 Lana Stoyen
Title: President
Phone: (571) 323-0080
Email: lana@21csi.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
When the call comes in to respond to a time critical target, there is little time for the watchstander to weigh the myriad factors that go into targeting decisions. We know where the target is now, but where will it be when the weapon system arrives to engage it? In order to plan for an effective mission, the planner and watchstander must have an effective movement prediction on known surface vehicles. This prediction should take into consideration vehicle capabilities, the vehicle's environment, and updated observations of the vehicles in question. The prediction technique should also provide the operator/watchstander with a sense of the uncertainty in the prediction based on time elapsed since last observation and possible alternate paths. 21st Century Systems, Incorporated is pleased to address this prediction challenge by utilizing a recent innovation in algorithms derived from nature. 21CSI proposes to use an ant-based algorithm for predicting the future location of a surface vehicle that incorporates vehicle capabilities, previous history, and vehicle environment in its determination. The algorithm includes support for updated vehicle observations and uncertainty regions. We call our concept Ants on the AEDGE (an ant colony paradigm algorithm using the COTS AEDGE environment).

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