The MiMoSEA technology provides a methodology for generating and executing mixed-mode simulations for quantitative assessments of architectural frameworks. It supports the entire analytic process from consistency checking of multiple system architectures to generating the requisite simulation and emulation models.
Today’s approaches to national defense are becoming more and more “capabilities”-centric. This focus necessitates the ability to rapidly realize systems that are formed as collections of interoperating systems: i.e., system-of-systems (SOS). Each component system of an SOS is a complex hybrid of elements that include information, computation, mechanical, and human elements. While information and computation elements of these systems-of-systems are the key functionality providers, the mechanical and human components ultimately deliver the punch. As a consequence, the system architectures themselves should enable capabilities assessment: these architectures should be directly usable for the quantitative assessment of interoperability or performance.
KBSI is developing an advanced component-based Data Display Markup Language (DDML), an XML-based neutral format also developed by KBSI, as the inter-lingua in translating the data display languages supported by different vendors.
Data display is a critical component for T&E environments in aircraft, space, and energy systems. Because telemetry functions associated with these systems produce too much data for a single person to comprehend, data display–customizable display objects, including strip charts, bar charts, vertical meters, round gauges, cross plots, tabular displays, orientation displays, and bit maps–is critical in presenting this information in an understandable format.
The BIOWARS technology is an adaptive system for discovering disease outbreaks and impending bio terrorism attacks. BIOWARS uses syndromic surveillance to find symptomatic data patterns and applies Bayesian networks in collecting and archiving these patterns.
An important challenge faced by intelligence analysts and the intelligence community in our post 9/11 world is to gather, piece together, and correctly interpret vast amounts of intelligence data–data that may signal an impending attack or that may help limit the severity of an attack. As a Defense Science Board study of transnational threats noted, the “making of connections between otherwise meaningless bits of information is at the core of (transnational) threat analysis.”
TINCOPS is a knowledge-based decision support system that manages and deploys knowledge for the U.S. military’s complex combat decision support applications and for analyzing and evaluating logistics plans.
The result of mission planning is a strategy for accomplishing the intended objectives that reflects decisions on the best methods and course of actions to follow. The mission planning process is knowledge intensive and involves a number of factors that must be considered including uncertainties in the intelligence collected, enemy response, changes in logistics needs or routes, etc. In addition, once the mission is active, changes in the battlespace can occur rapidly and commanders must receive accurate and current combat situational information in order to craft the most effective response and change to the original strategy.
Pathfinder is a comprehensive suite of technologies for life-cycle cost justification, cost/benefit analysis, integrated performance prediction, quantified trade-off analysis, and management decision-making for individual project selection, monitoring, and control.
Pathfinder, a KBSI-led effort in partnership with Texas A&M University (TAMU), focused on the design and development of a comprehensive suite of technologies for life-cycle cost justification, cost/benefit analysis, integrated performance prediction, quantified trade-off analysis, and management decision-making for individual project selection, monitoring, and control. The goals of Pathfinder addressed the need for life-cycle costing in depot environments, where the operational benefits of acquiring and maintaining weapons systems must be continually balanced.