CSI Wins Navy Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) 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 6-month Phase 1 SBIR with the US Navy.

The purpose of this effort is to develop an automated application for a handheld device that can support US Navy aircrew in loadmaster duties by generating cargo configurations that achieve sufficient cargo restraint and optimize the use of space in the aircraft into which they will be loaded. The envisioned system will take a diverse set of air cargo (e.g., standard and nonstandard nonpalletized cargo, palletized, vehicles) that must be packed individually; a set of aircraft options (consolidators such as pallets and aircraft) with various cargo restrictions; and a set of user-specified preferences or priorities to produce optimal loading configurations. The application will utilize Government-provided cargo and aircraft/container characteristics and restraint restrictions that can be used for planning and optimization reasoning and will provide the ability for a user to load, unload, and edit the data as appropriate. The focus of this Phase I effort is to develop a design for the automated application for a handheld device described above.

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/