Cougaar Software, Inc. (CSI), an innovative technology company in the Washington D.C. area specializing in AI and distributed intelligent agent solutions, is pleased to announce it has been awarded a 9-month Phase 1 SBIR with the US Air Force.
The purpose of this effort is to develop an automated system that can diverse set of air cargo elements – pallets, containers, and non-standard packages that must be individually; a set of conveyance options – containers, pallets, boxes, aircraft cargo areas; and a set of operator specified preferences or priorities and produce optimal loading configurations. A resulting capability would provide more efficient use of cargo space, resulting in fewer air transports, containers, or pallets being required, which means less of everything required to support those resources – people, fuel, equipment wear and tear, etc. This system would also decrease the time it takes to develop load configurations and reduce errors resulting from manual development. The focus of this Phase 1 effort is to design the prototype capability and its algorithms and demonstrate the feasibility of automated algorithms and planning tools for palletized cargo and potential integration.
CSI leverages advanced AI and automation concepts as well as multi-agent systems 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 AI platform, called ActiveEdge®, a distributed intelligent cognitive agent development framework based on the DARPA Cognitive Agent Architecture (Cougaar) technology. CSI’s 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/