Advanced Interactive C2 Knowledge Mining and Visualization System

Period of Performance: 04/24/2006 - 10/31/2006


Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Datamat Systems Research, Inc.
1600 International Drive, Suite 110
McLean, VA 22102
Principal Investigator


Amongst the most challenging technological tasks confronting the U.S. missile-defense program is the development of an integrated, high-performing and high-usability Command & Control Information System. The main goal of a C2 information system is to provide military operators tools that enable them to quickly and accurately filter and decipher massive amounts of battlespace data. Therefore, it is crucial that the C2 information system provide automatic mining operations and highly usable graphic interfaces to present actionable information to its military operators. This effort will propose the development of state-of-art techniques utilizing knowledge representation, advanced data mining and visualization technology for maximizing the utilization of heterogeneous data collected from distributed BMDS sensors. This project will design and integrate a general ontology for knowledge representation of objects, events and activities; an efficient and real-time interpretation technique; a novel data mining approach specially tailored for the knowledge base; and an interactive visualization for C2 operational decision makers.