Multi-Source Network Pulse Analyzer and Correlator (MinPAC)

Period of Performance: 09/28/2012 - 09/28/2014

$750K

Phase 2 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Knowledge Based Systems, Inc.
1408 University Drive East Array
College Station, TX 77840
Principal Investigator

Abstract

Knowledge Based Systems, Inc. (KBSI) proposes to design, build, and validate a Multi-Source Network Pulse Analyzer and Correlator (MiNPAC) that is capable of (a) sensing emerging themes, trends and patterns of beliefs, sentiments, rhetoric etc. from multi-source data covering large social networks; and (b) correlating it with structural and behavioral dynamics within the same or related social networks. Building off the successful Phase I project results, the Phase II effort will establish MiNPAC application requirements, design the MiNPAC architecture, configure a prototype MiNPAC system, and demonstrate the benefits of the research on focused military applications. The main results of the Phase II project will include (1) innovative MiNPAC solution architecture; (2) an end user-tested, robust, and scalable application of the MiNPAC technology; (3) innovative methods for detecting and characterizing emerging, time varying themes, and sentiments from multi-source data spanning community networks; (4) innovative methods to generate analytical model updates for COA planning and analysis; and (5) a MinPAC technology transition and commercialization plan. The results of this initiative will likely produce significant short term benefits that address the technical and pragmatic problems associated with adaptive, culturally and community-sensitive COA planning for asymmetric warfare.