Ordnance Handling MultiAgent System (OHMAS)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-09-C-0477
Agency Tracking Number: N092-096-0231
Amount: $79,997.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: N092-096
Solicitation Number: 2009.2
Small Business Information
21st Century Systems, Incorporated
6825 Pine Street, Suite 141, Omaha, NE, 68106
DUNS: 949183701
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Marc Hansen
 Senior Scientist
 (402) 214-1782
Business Contact
 Stuart Aldridge
Title: Sr. VP, Res & Dev
Phone: (402) 505-7887
Email: stuart@21csi.com
Research Institution
In today’s asymmetric warfare, there is a clear need to accelerate the flow of weapons from magazine to aircraft. This involves developing a semi-automated system that will significantly improve ordnance handling aboard air-capable ships. This system should prepare a Weapons Handling Plan using as much autonomy as the Weapons Department personnel are comfortable with, from collaborative software aid to near complete autonomy. 21st Century Systems, Incorporated is pleased to introduce OHMAS, “Ordnance Handling MultiAgent System.” OHMAS’s heart is the Interactive Weapons Handling Plan (IWHP), which can be thought of as equal parts of spreadsheet, map, application menu, and weapons handling scheduler and planner. The IWHP utilizes leading edge technologies and is accessible as a web service. The IWHP collaborates with other Virtual Ordnance Handling Agents (VOHA) in order to construct a weapons handling plan. Each VOHA contains a knowledge model which encapsulates the decision processes of an Ordnance Handling Officer as he constructs and executes a Weapons Handling Plan. The optimal weapon routes through the ship are determined by an innovative space-time path finding algorithm, which handles several weapons simultaneously. And with a 100th percentile commercialization rating, we are just the company to deliver this capability to the warfighter.

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