Sense-making via Collaborative Agents and Activity Networks (SCAAN)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Office of the Secretary of Defense
Contract: FA8750-14-C-0137
Agency Tracking Number: O2-1441
Amount: $990,827.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: OSD12-AU6
Solicitation Number: 2012.3
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2012
Award Year: 2014
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2014-07-01
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2016-06-30
Small Business Information
12 Gill Street Suite 1400, Woburn, MA, 01801
DUNS: 000000000
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Georgiy Levchuk
 (781) 496-2467
 georgiy@aptima.com
Business Contact
 Thomas McKenna
Phone: (781) 496-2443
Email: mckenna@aptima.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The volume of data collected by Air Force ISR has exceeded the capacities of traditional analysis methods. New enhancements to the Air Forces PCPAD intelligence cycle are, thus, critical to providing the analyst with the ability to strategically process, exploit and analyze the most critical information. Aptimas SCAAN system seeks to enhance PCPAD by distributing data exploitation and analysis tasks across a network of semi-autonomous agents (i.e., processing software resources) efficiently managed by a command, control, and communication (C3) software organization. SCAAN ensures robustness of distributed data analysis by balancing agent workload and building resilience to failures. SCAAN supports accuracy and optimality of large-scale data analysis by efficiently partitioning a global search problem into distributed interdependent tasks across multiple agents. SCAAN also provides agents with autonomy for learning patterns in a distributed fashion, and reduces the time of analysis by implementing algorithms that minimize processing of irrelevant data and communication requirements. Additionally, SCAAN operates in a hybrid infrastructure, leveraging service-oriented and cloud-enabled frameworks to support processing of large-scale data in accessible and denied environments. In summary, SCAAN is a processing, exploitation and analysis tool to assist analysts in efficiently and accurately extracting critical information from large-scale, distributed, multi-modal, multi-source data.

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