Networked Intelligent Agents and Distributed Decision Aids for Net Centric Fires

Period of Performance: 08/15/2006 - 08/15/2008


Phase 2 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Physical Optics Corp.
1845 West 205th Street Array
Torrance, CA 90501
Principal Investigator


Physical Optics Corporation proposes to develop new Networked Intelligent Agents and Distributed Decision Aids (NIADDA) for net centric fires management, execution, and control. The Phase I NIADDA system was successfully developed, with real-time intelligent agents, Web service with an Application Programming Interface (API). Phase I simulation and a realistic demonstration have shown that the NIADDA effectively performs, with mobile platforms, tasks in multiple applications over multiple hosts, which Java-based software agents cannot. NIADDA has exhibited intelligent decision making and cognitive decision aids for commanders by means of distributed knowledge bases on networks with platform-independent modules, and capabilities for the FCS via Web service with API. The Phase I demonstration involved integrating NIADDA components with POC s existing technologies including mobile robot, Omnivision system, wireless communications, and video compression. Our Phase II efforts will significantly scale up the NIADDA, increase component capabilities and features, improve component reusability, make NIADDA architectures conform to the FCS weapon system technical architecture and SoSCOE, enhance and implement software and application scenarios, and establish a strong base for Phase III commercialization.