CEDAR (Complex Event Discovery, Analysis, and Ranking)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-10-M-0288
Agency Tracking Number: N10A-040-0061
Amount: $99,992.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2010
Solitcitation Year: 2010
Solitcitation Topic Code: N10A-T040
Solitcitation Number: 2010.A
Small Business Information
21st Century Technologies Inc.
4515 Seton Center Parkway, Suite 320, Austin, TX, 78759
Duns: 158034665
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 Chris Augeri
 Principal Investigator
 (512) 342-0010
 caugeri@21technologies.com
Business Contact
 Irene Williams
Title: CEO
Phone: (512) 342-0010
Email: SBIR_Admin@21technologies.com
Research Institution
 CUBRC
 Kevin Leous
 PO Box 400
4455 Genesee St
Buffalo, NY, 14225
 (716) 204-5137
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
21CT and CUBRC propose CEDAR (Complex Event Discovery, Analysis, and Ranking), a robust framework to detect and analyze indicators of complex activities, such as an insurgent ambush observable via myriad of simple events in multiple sensor streams. CEDAR will provide a mapping from complex behavior, such as conducting an insurgent ambush or rebuilding trust in local communities, to simple event indicators detectable in intelligence, open-source, blue force, and population sensor streams. Examples of such events include increased chatter in blue or red force networks, changes in population sentiment, or curfew movement. CEDAR will also provide an integrated process to execute event queries that leverages our team’s abilities in performing approximate pattern matching over multi-dimensional data. This capability enables us to mine sensor feeds at scale, such as detecting motion in video, non-verbal audio cues, such as gunfire, sentiment in text sources, and changes in human network activity. Finally, CEDAR will provide a suite of event projections to facilitate discriminating aggregate events that indicate complex activity. By combining event projections with semantic event scoring, we can assess if detected events are progressing on a “good” or “bad” vector and exploit this information to choose actions to modulate complex event behavior.

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