Algorithmic Tools for Adversarial Games

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$99,985.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA9550-05-C-0062
Agency Tracking Number:
F054-017-0056
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
21St Century Technologies, Inc.
4515 Seton Center Parkway, Suite 320, Austin, TX, 78759
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
158034665
Principal Investigator:
Timothy Darr
Technical Team Lead
(512) 342-0010
tdarr@21technologies.com
Business Contact:
Darrin Taylor
Vice President
(512) 342-0010
dtaylorz@21technologies.com
Research Institution:
UNIV. OF MICHIGAN
Krista L Campeau
3003 South State Street, Room 1066
Ann Arbor, MI, 48109
(734) 936-1289
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
This project will develop and validate a Game-Theoretic Terrorist Modus Operandi Detection System (GT-TMODS) for asymmetric threat detection against politically, socially, and culturally diverse adversaries. GT-TMODS will integrate state-of-the-art game theory and simulation research with proven, powerful graph-matching and social-network analysis methods to model and detect asymmetric threat activities through multi-agent adversarial games. The Phase I effort will (i) develop game-theoretic models for asymmetric threats, (ii) perform game-theoretic simulations to discover asymmetric threat patterns and strategies, and (iii) implement and assess a GT-TMODS prototype. The Phase I GT-TMODS Prototype will demonstrate key innovations including: (i) game-theoretic models of the asymmetric threat, (ii) empirical game-theoretic analysis of the asymmetric threat, (iii) approximate solutions for intractable games identifying plausible threat strategies and profiles, and (iv) graph-based threat patterns and SNA signatures derived from the game-theoretic simulation and analysis. GT-TMODS will provide sophisticated technology to a wide audience of potential users in the military and intelligence communities for enhanced national security against asymmetric threats resulting in significant improvements in our response capabilities against politically, socially, and culturally diverse adversaries. GT-TMODS will have a wide range of important defense and commercial applications including terrorist threat detection, industrial espionage detection, financial fraud detection, and business intelligence.

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