Inferring Mission Perils using Aggregate Cube Thresholds (IMPACT)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8750-15-C-0214
Agency Tracking Number: F151-041-0881
Amount: $149,972.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF151-041
Solicitation Number: 2015.1
Solicitation Year: 2015
Award Year: 2015
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2015-07-27
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2016-04-27
Small Business Information
235 High Street, Suite 220, Morgantown, WV, 26505
DUNS: 965961969
HUBZone Owned: Y
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Jeremy Loomis
 Principal Systems Engineer
 (304) 413-0208
Business Contact
 Chetan Desai
Phone: (304) 413-0208
Research Institution
ABSTRACT:Historically, including weather advice within on-going deliberations and planning has relied largely on a time consuming process of disconnected mental fusion of various sources from different systems to gain a shared understanding of the natural battlespace. The application of weather advice on a near real-time basis has been largely ignored except for very specific missions and locations. The proposed IMPACT system promises to provide innovative/revolutionary ways of dynamically generating/assessing weather constraints on military operations and incorporating the results (weather risk management/advice) into active, agile decision-support applications within high tempo, dynamic environments. It offers a novel approach that: addresses high dimensionality, is built for massive scalability, incorporates uncertainty, produces actionable advice, and is interoperable with USAF systems. During Phase I, the project team will conduct research, design, and prototyping of the IMPACT system in order to assess and demonstrate the technical feasibility of the solution.BENEFIT:Our proposed approach will offer Decision Support Applications, a new set of services and components that can be used to efficiently request constraint generation for planned operational activities and receive actionable advice. This capability could support many USAF weather systems such as JET and WDAC as well as similar systems at US Navy and NOAA. Additionally, many different C2ISR systems (e.g., AMC, NASIC, DCGS-AF, DCGS-A) require similar weather impact/effects analysis.

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