Dynamic Information Assessment and Management Of Network Dissemination(DIAMOND)

Period of Performance: 05/02/2013 - 11/02/2013

$149K

Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Intelligent Models, Inc.
10303 Sweetwood Ave Array
Rockville, MD 20850
Principal Investigator

Abstract

Recent revolutions in sensor technologies, coupled with a worldwide cultural phenomenon of social networking, offer an unprecedented window into the day-to-day lifecycles of human societies and regional populations. At the same time, the current trend toward higher-resolution, larger fields of view of existing and planned ISR systems is driving data volumes exponentially, exacerbated by the continuous demands for extending what can be inferred from data. This escalated data volume is overwhelming the cognitive constraints experienced by the intelligence analysts and turning the latter into a crucial bottleneck that hinders the overall system effectiveness. The negative impacts percolate downstream to the distributed warfighters operating tactical computing devices and upstream to the Combat Operations Centers. To promote efficient discovery of mission insights and to streamline their communication and processing by human operators, we propose DIAMOND (Dynamic Information Assessment and Management Of Network Dissemination) -- a novel intelligent automation engine equipped with scalable computing and visualization algorithms to automate the value-of-information assessment and concomitant value-based filtering, triage, fusion, and intuitive visualization of mission-critical Intel feeds. DIAMOND will help users to quickly discover, prioritize and highlight relevant information, and effectively communicate valuable Intel that elucidates relevant (but potentially dispersed and obscured) information.