Intelligent Multi-Agent Hybrid Systems Control Technology

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: DAAE30-02-C-1030
Agency Tracking Number: A012-1619
Amount: $68,424.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2002
Solitcitation Year: N/A
Solitcitation Topic Code: N/A
Solitcitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Architecture Technology Corp.
9971 Valley View Road, Eden Prairie, MN, 55344
Duns: 052062833
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 John Budenske
 Staff Scientist
 (952) 829-5864
 jbudenske@atcorp.com
Business Contact
 Kenneth Thurber
Title: President
Phone: (952) 829-5864
Email: kthurber@atcorp.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
"Superior information over one's adversary allows control of the battlespace, and ultimately provides opportunities to take advantage of the adversary's vulnerability. C2 planning is critical to shape and control the pace and phasing of battlespaceengagements, and requires direct access to battlespace information in order to utilize it effectively. Effective C2 requires the ability to seek out relevant information sources; connect them where their information flow contributes; monitor theinformation flow to determine changes to the battlespace; and reacting to those changes. Because the battlespace is dynamic, attempting to utilize standard scheduling techniques will fail.In Phase I, an Intelligent Multi-Agent Architecture will be designed that provides dynamic, distributed, and adaptive decision-making, planning and execution across C2 systems. In our approach intelligent agents are assigned to represent all availableweapon-platforms in the battlespace. Other agents are used to set up data-flow paths of intelligence and targeting information through the C2 battlespace systems. When targets are identified within the C2 systems, an agent is assigned to them and thatagent negotiates with the weapon-platform agents for assignment. Such market-based negotiation strategies have shown to be superior over standard scheduling approaches when the domain is as tremendously dynamic as military battlespaces. This research will support criti

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