Measuring Progress in Conflict Environments (MPICE) Modeling and Simulation Toolchest and Analysts Work Environment

Period of Performance: 01/18/2008 - 07/17/2008

$99.7K

Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Logos Technologies, Inc.
2701 Prosperity Ave Suite 400
Fairfax, VA 22031
Principal Investigator

Abstract

This research will significantly expand the capabilities of the initial Measuring Progress in Conflict Environments (MPICE) tool through development of new features addressing the Social Well-Being sector, data fusion capabilities, connections of assessment outcomes with planning inputs, and linkage of the MPICE framework and tool with relevant modeling and simulation capabilities. This work will build on existing MPICE research efforts and address some of the limitations identified in the initial case studies and analysis work. This effort is highly innovative in that it will create a Social Well-Being sector (the most difficult to define of the five sectors); identify and pursue creative ways to combine the many types and sources of data needed for assessment; create possible outcomes/outputs linkages in these complex S&RO environments; and investigate previously unknown connections between assessment and modeling efforts. The research will leverage several on-going MPICE-relevant projects: the basic MPICE framework, DARPA IBC/COMPOEX modeling efforts, and new Army social/cultural tactical assessment efforts.