Self-Aware Planner Interface and Engine (SAPIEN)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: W31P4Q-08-C-0130
Agency Tracking Number: 07SB2-0141
Amount: $98,961.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2007
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: SB072-009
Solicitation Number: 2007.2
Small Business Information
700 Bishop St., Suite 2000, Honolulu, HI, 96813
DUNS: 152357393
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 J. Hunter Downs III
 Chief Science Officer
 (808) 221-2131
Business Contact
 Traci Downs
Title: Chief Operating Officer
Phone: (808) 382-0314
Research Institution
Processing systems, while complex, are often static; algorithms that are utilized are selected based on their evaluation in a static environment. However, the performance of an algorithm or algorithmic system is greatly affected by the environment, concurrent processes, and even implementation details. The SAPIEN (Self-Aware Planner Interface and Engine) system is a control platform that adapts a system in real-time based on constant monitoring of system metrics that affect the performance of the system towards its goal, whether it be low power consumption or optimized computing power. SAPIEN consists of a planner engine that utilizes smart heuristics and contingency planning for intelligent system control. Work proposed in Phase I of this project includes the development of the SAPIEN system and implementation of the planner engine with smart heuristics in a sensor network application.

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