This program addresses current shortfalls in information integration resulting from limitations in technology and uncertainty/imprecision of data and information. The Program seeks to develop hardware and software technologies that (1) identify and integrate informational content from multiple information sources; (2) integrate the massive amounts of information; and (3) provide automatic correlation, fusion, and insight to support user-cognitive processes. Particular emphasis will be placed on automating the association of objects and events in the battlespace and automatically transforming this information into actionable knowledge (e.g., indications and warnings of intent).
In current and future operational environments such as Global War on Terrorism (GWOT) and Maritime Domain Awareness (MDA), warfighters require technologies evolved to support information needs regardless of location and consistent with the user?s level of command or responsibility and operational situation. To support this need, the DOD has developed the concept of Network Centric Warfare (NCW). The Chief of Naval Research (CNO) defines NCW as military operations that exploit state-of-the-art information and networking technology to integrate widely dispersed human decision makers, situational and targeting sensors, and forces and weapons into a highly adaptive, comprehensive system to achieve unprecedented mission effectiveness. Net-centric operations include communications and information assurance capabilities to enable all-source data access, multi-source processing, and tailored dissemination to Command and Control (C2) and Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance (ISR) users across the network. The operational benefits sought are an increased speed, accuracy and precision of command; distributed self-synchronization; flexibility and adaptability to an operational situation; and decision superiority. To accomplish this, it must be possible to automate understanding of the battlespace by identifying objects, determining relationships among the objects, assessing intent, and automatically generating courses of action with associated risks and uncertainty.
See full solicitation link above or at ONR website http://www.onr.navy.mil/02/baa/.
Who can apply:
Nonprofits Having A 501(C)(3) Status With The IRS, Other Than Institutions Of Higher Education
Nonprofits That Do Not Have A 501(C)(3) Status With The IRS, Other Than Institutions Of Higher Education
Other Private Institution/Organization
Private Institutions Of Higher Education
Private Nonprofit Institution/Organization (Includes Institutions Of Higher Education, Hospitals)
Public And State Controlled Institutions Of Higher Education
Quasi-Public Nonprofit Institution/Organization
Small Business (Less Than 500 Employees
Specialized Group (Health Professional, Student, Veteran)
Eligible functional categories:
Basic and Applied Scientific Research
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