Integrated Avionics Information Processing Development

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 25902
Amount: $493,340.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1995
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
508 Dale Avenue, Charlottesville, VA, 22903
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Mr. Keith Drake
 (804) 977-0686
Business Contact
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Research Institution
Intelligent processing of battlefield sensor data information provides substantial force-multiplying benefits. The timely and cost-effective leveraging of information provides a significant advantage over adversaries who do not possess comparable information processing capabilities. Among these capabilities is the ability to detect patterns and trends in sampled data. Automated discovery of causal or deterministic behavior in sampled data provides a model of the underlying system that produces the data. Such a model can then be used to interpolate or forecast the behavior of the system under a variety of operating conditions. The ability to accurately model sampled data has a wide variety of high-payoff avioncs, electronic warfare, and other military applications. This proposal presents two existing methodologies for finding causality or patterns in data. Pattern Theory provides a framework for analytically determining the degree of "pattern-ness" of an existing function. It has been extended to the Decomposed Function Cardinality (DFC) and Function Extrapolation by Re-composing Decompositions (FERD) methodologies, which can produce a minimal functional description from a sample data set [27]. The Abductive Information Modeler" is a numeric machine learning algorithm suited to modeling data of a continuous nature. It has been used to solve many complex problems in the defense and commercial arenas. Areas of commonality and complementary differences are described. An approach for integrating these technologies is presented. Finally, existing and potential future applications of FERD and AIM are presented.

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