ActionVisualsT: Ontology-enabled, Multi-domain Agile Visualization of System-of-Systems Data

Period of Performance: 03/31/2006 - 09/30/2006

$100K

Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Intelligent Systems Technology, Inc.
1212 Victoria Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90066
Principal Investigator

Abstract

The DoD Net-Centric Data strategy calls for making multi-domain data accessible to and visible for potential users. To this end, new and legacy DoD systems are being integrated into federated system-of-systems to increase the user's reach into distributed, multi-domain data sources. To promote shared understanding of data and to ensure effective use of the integrated data in unanticipated ways, DoD is investing in the integration of domain ontologies into multi-domain ontologies with a view to maximizing coverage of data from multiple domains in response to user queries. Specifically, the Air Force 45th Space Wing has an immediate need for rapid, flexible, and on-demand visualization of federated data from multiple domains in actionable form for timely and informed decision making during space launch and range support operations. Phase I of this effort is concerned with developing the requirements, general usage scenario, and candidate architectures for an agile, ontology-enabled system-of-systems data visualization capability that would be customizable to a variety of DoD, military, and commercial applications. The resultant system design is expected to provide effective solutions for data navigation, latency handling/compensation, visualization sharing, and data security.