Surface Ship Surveillance from Space Based Radar

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N982-1038
Agency Tracking Number: N982-1038
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1999
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
50 Mall Road, Burlington, MA, 01803
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Thomas Allen
 (781) 273-3388
Business Contact
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Research Institution
Not Available AI and Expert System technology offer the capability of capturing human decision processes. Developing a general schema for capturing the knowledge required for each CIC position facilitates the development of Intelligent Watch Station Software Modules to automatically perform the associated watch station's tasks, including filtering, collecting, correlating, interpreting, identifying, processing, evaluating, and fusing the data from the sensor systems while controlling, monitoring, adjusting, configuring and optimizing their equipment. These software modules represent a layer of intelligence between the tactical decision makers and the equipment. But the representation and automatic execution of CIC knowledge is a complex problem. What is needed is an integrated approach using a broad range of technologies. We will develop a general schema for CIC knowledge representation using AI techniques such as task transition diagrams, knowledge-based representations (rules, objects), case-based reasoning, intelligent entities, tactical diagrams, constraint-satisfaction, and fuzzy logic. The primary goal is to support a radically reduced manning concept in the CIC. In Phase I, we will design an intelligent CIC watch station automation system which includes a general CIC knowledge representation schema, investigate the knowledge required for several watch stations, implement a limited prototype CIC knowledge representation and execution system, and implement three limited automated watch station prototypes for different CIC positions using the schema

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