Applying Distributed SAT-based Constrained Optimization to Global Missile Defense Battle Management

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: W9113M-10-C-0089
Agency Tracking Number: B083-038-0003
Amount: $499,900.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA08-038
Solicitation Number: 2008.3
Small Business Information
Reservoir Labs., Inc.
632 Broadway, Suite 803, New York, NY, 10012
DUNS: 022423854
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 James Ezick
 Managing Engineer
 (212) 780-0527
 ezick@reservoir.com
Business Contact
 Melanie Peters
Title: Business Manager
Phone: (212) 780-0527
Email: peters@reservoir.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Emerging weapons systems are making a layered ballistic missile defense a reality. To realize the potential benefits of this diverse capability, it is necessary to extend the ability of assignment and planning algorithms and decision theory. We propose to implement a broadly applicable solution that builds upon the general framework of SAT-based reasoning and our specialized Salt, Alef, and REASON technologies for rendering constrained optimization problems to that model. This effort will build upon our existing distributed SAT-solving technology with well-founded extensions to improve support for (1) allocation optimization in the context of global inventory management, (2) constraint groups typical to battle-management problems, and (3) information reuse across iterative refinement or repair. The resulting technology will preserve our existing capability to reason about the most difficult aspects of battle management including complex availability, coordination, deconfliction, and mutual-exclusion constraints and holistic measures of fitness. The resulting technology will also be fully adapted to operating, if necessary, in a heterogeneous, geographically distributed (net-centric) computing environment. In this effort, we are partnering with Lockheed Martin Maritime Systems & Sensors (MS2) who has an interest in transitioning our core SAT-based technology into their speculative Command, Control, Battle Management, & Communications (C2BMC) solution portfolio.

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