Cougaar’s Agent Technology Chosen for Intelligent Supervisory Control of Automation at Army Supply Points

Cougaar Software, Inc. (CSI), an innovative technology company in the Washington D.C. area specializing in cognitive computing and distributed intelligent agent solutions, is pleased to announce it has received a 5 year Project Agreement through the National Advanced Mobility Consortium (NAMC). This project agreement is under a Section 845 Other Transaction Agreement (OTA) for Ground Vehicle Systems (GVS) between the US Army Contracting Command, New Jersey and NAMC. Through GVS, the Army is pursuing new technologies and developing basic and advanced prototypes which are critical to Department of Defense’s (DoD) new and long-term GVS technology goals and objectives and are directly relevant to weapons and weapon systems.

The first two tasks awarded under this project agreement are multi-year, multi-million dollar efforts focused on the Autonomy Research Area which includes autonomy and autonomous perception, intelligent behaviors, and Human Machine Interaction (HMI) and Operator Controlled Units (OCU).

The primary effort will focus on a prototype to demonstrate automated supervisory control and inventory management/warehouse operations management. The objective of this effort is to demonstrate manned and unmanned coordination, inventory situational awareness, and process optimization, while addressing interface requirements with Army enterprise ammunition supply systems. The prototype system will therefore have numerous components which include physical interfaces, communications interfaces, and enterprise/accountability systems interfaces.

The effort will also develop and demonstrate a prototype 3-D virtual representation of loads of ammunition and other classes of supplies. This capability will include the ability to configure and load elements of supply onto pallets and into containers in an efficient manner, as well the ability to preplan transportation asset loads as a part of the distribution transaction workload.

The tasks and prototypes will be specifically applied to ammunition supply points and distribution to improve weapon system readiness across the battlefield.

CSI leverages advanced cognitive computing and automation concepts as well as intelligent agent technologies to provide next generation planning, decision support, and optimization systems for military and commercial customers. These solutions are built on CSI’s state-of-the-art Artificial Intelligence platform, called ActiveEdge®, a distributed intelligent cognitive agent development framework based on the DARPA Cognitive Agent Architecture (Cougaar) technology. CSI’s cognitive computing technology enables users to understand complex situations and provides intelligent, automated deep reasoning over massive amounts of data to make better decisions, quicker, and with higher confidence.

For more information on how customers could benefit from CSI’s custom solutions, please visit http://www.cougaarsoftware.com/custom-solutions/