CSI Wins Air Force Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II Award

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 two-year Phase II SBIR with the US Air Force.

The purpose of this effort is to develop an automated system to assist the AMC in their efforts to load cargo on 463L pallets in a manner that improves the efficiency of aerial port cargo operations. The envisioned system will take the diverse set of air cargo elements – pallets, containers, and nonstandard packages; a set of conveyance options – containers, pallets, boxes, aircraft cargo areas; pallet configurations; and a set of operator specified preferences or priorities and produce optimal loading configurations using CSI’s load planning technologies, artificial intelligence algorithms for spatial reasoning, as well as several advanced planning technologies. The focus of this Phase II effort is to develop and demonstrate a pallet planning tool using automated AI techniques and a hardware solution for palletized cargo.

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/.