Combat System Automation Management

Period of Performance: 11/25/2003 - 05/23/2004

$70K

Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Stilman Advanced Strategies
1623 Blake Street, #200
Denver, CO 80202
Principal Investigator

Abstract

We propose to develop and demonstrate a new architecture for engineering human understanding into automated combat systems. This architecture will provide a conceptual framework for human-centered automated combat systems satisfying reduced-manning requirements of the transformed future Navy. The approach is based on Linguistic Geometry (LG), a mathematical theory for strategic superiority discovery. The most significant advantages of the LG approach are modeling of the intelligent enemy and extraordinarily fast automatic generation of best strategies, tactics and COA for all the sides of a conflict. We will also develop the operational specifications of an LG-based software tool, LG-SEAGUARD, representing management of automated combat systems processing within a reduced-manning CIC and aviation command and control nodes using the above architecture. LG-SEAGUARD will reflect the specifics of the Navy and Joint operations at various levels of resolution. It will generate the best strategies and tactics for all sides of a conflict by optimizing them against various criteria to reflect different types of military operations. LG-SEAGUARD will be dynamic and adaptable to the strategy and tactics of its human adversary. It will plan the operation, allocate resources with minimal cost to achieve certain probability of success (defined by a planner), generate and assess possible courses of actions (COA) for all sides, select counteractions, control operation by re-planning in real time, and play and re-play various "what-if" scenarios. LG-SEAGUARD will achieve all 3 levels of situational awareness, Perception, Comprehension, and Projection.