Rapid Asymmetric Multi-agent Aerial Intent Determination (RAM-AID)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$69,996.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N65538-08-M-0045
Award Id:
87399
Agency Tracking Number:
N073-209-0059
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)
6825 Pine Street, Suite 141, Omaha, NE, 68106
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
949183701
Principal Investigator:
Robert Woodley
Staff Scientist
(573) 329-8526
robert.woodley@21csi.com
Business Contact:
Stuart Aldridge
Deputy CTO
(402) 505-7887
stuart@21csi.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The Navy's conversion to a 'Rapid Response - Force Protection' tactical mindset due to asymmetric threats requires a change in hardware to support the new tactics. Exposing a potential adversary's intent is key to determining the actions a commander should take. Unfortunately, with regards to aerial attacks from low slow-flying aircraft near shore, the Navy has few tools beyond what was historically available: human eyes and crew-served weapons. Most of the powerful capabilities, such as long range radar and the AEGIS weapon system function poorly near shore. The Navy needs a solution similar to AEGIS, but capable of functioning in a wider range of areas. 21st Century Systems, Incorporated is pleased to propose to research and develop the Rapid Asymmetric Multi-agent Aerial Intent Determination system (RAM-AID), which will be an Intelligent Agent decision support system that will use available sensor data to track, fuse and provide decisions and concise recommendations to the commander and ATFP decision makers; based on discernable and interpretive analysis of intentions. By coupling advanced persistent passive and active sensors with the exceptionally fast decision support capability inherent in intelligent agent software, a commanding officer will have an optimal solution set for this asymmetric threat in rapid fasion.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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