Next-Generation Behavior Composer for Military Simulation

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Amount:
$98,996.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W31P4Q-07-C-0258
Award Id:
83211
Agency Tracking Number:
07ST1-0024
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
896 W. Minneola Ave. Suite 57, Clermont, FL, 34711
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
626372622
Principal Investigator:
James Bliss
Ph.D. Programs Director
(757) 683-4051
jbliss@odu.edu
Business Contact:
Tracy Boyd
Chief Technical Officer
(407) 924-7529
tboyd@a2-t2.com
Research Institution:
VMASC, OLD DOMINION
Sokolowski
Virginia Modeling, Analysis&Si
7000 College Drive
Suffolk, VA, 23435
(757) 686-6209
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
Users of OneSAF are offered the potential to specify entity behaviors using a flowchart-based composer. However, that tool lacks utility because it is schematic instead of graphical, and does not foster intuitive understanding of temporal relationships. The goal of the proposed project is to simplify the behavior composing process, supplementing the composer architecture with a graphical interface, allowing users to better visualize, understand and communicate the nature of scripted behaviors. Associated benefits include heightened tactical and strategic planning and user assessment of entity interdependencies. We will leverage technology from related projects into an integrated, intuitive, tactician-centric GUI to enable soldiers and marines to sketch standard 2525B symbology and directives on maps. A processing engine will facilitate the process through script aiding similar to Microsoft Wizards and real-time previews and dialogs to insure the user's intent is realized. User preferences will be logged for subsequent sketch recognition and aiding. Our interface should allow experts to build better behaviors faster, and allow the processor to learn tactics and rapidly generate courses of action. Ultimately, we will generalize interface improvements to apply to civilian applications as well, including reduced screen sizes associated with portable data entry devices.

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