ICEE-SA: Integrated Civil Engineering Environment-Situation Awareness

Period of Performance: 01/01/2015 - 12/31/2015

$1.47MM

Phase 2 SBIR

Recipient Firm

THE Design Knowledge CO.
3100 Presidential Dr Array
Fairborn, OH 45324
Principal Investigator

Abstract

ABSTRACT: The purpose of the Integrated Civil Engineering Environment ? Situation Awareness (ICEE-SA) SBIR Phase II research is to extend next-generation situation awareness, visualization, sensor/video processing, and decision support technologies to civil engineering, infrastructure readiness, and security/operations support. ICEE-SA addresses technology maturation in the following areas: integration of standards-based sensor/control specification technologies to enable control system automated introspection, interrogation, status, and reporting; the extension of the core framework to support Air Force civil engineering operations; development of role-based dashboards for domain operators; and establishing a base-level demonstration capability. The resulting prototype will be a robust decision support environment and technical framework that seamlessly integrates all the capability into an easy-to-use and easy-to-maintain toolset suited to military and dual use applications. BENEFIT: ICEE-SA has direct application to new Air Force infrastructure support and situation awareness for base federal facility operations. New Environmental Protection Agency and other energy and infrastructure compliance standards will require enhanced tools and capability for situational awareness. New federal regulations related to the security of SCADA and older industrial controls systems also increase the need for such technology. ICEE-SA has significant commercial applications in many industries including banking, utilities, and communications, where situational awareness and systems engineering would have high payoff due to the complexity of their environments.