R&D

Sample Government Contracts

Over the last 10 years, IET has participated in a wide variety of research and development efforts that have significantly advanced the state-of-the-art in computational inference and decision support technology. Following are some efforts of special interest.




The Application Information eXchange Environment (AIXE)
IET is developing a semantically rich metadata standard for use in marking-up data sources within key infrastructure sectors...



Collaborative Autonomous Distributed Systems (CADS)
IET designed a distributed hierarchical data fusion approach at the sensor package level that supports adaptive detection, classification, identification, and tracking of targets...



Computational Hypotheses Space for Geospatial Data (CHS)
This research leverages existing IET technology to build a computational hypothesis space that provides capabilities for advanced reasoning about features distributed in time and space based on diverse sources of information...



Decision Network Based BMD Battle Management Algorithms
IET has contributed solution concepts for the MDA by applying Decision Network technology that is a decision-theoretic extension of Bayesian Network inference technology...



Detection of Misleading Information (DMI)
IET combined natural language processing techniques and Bayesian classification to identify the fundamental characteristics of consistency for a selected domain...



Distributed Sensor System for Target Tracking (DSS)
IET is working on the design and implementation of concepts for integrating, controlling, and fusing a large network of heterogeneous microsensors for the purpose of target geolocation, identification, and tracking...



Dynamic Data Base-Dynamic Situation Modeling (DDB-DSM)
IET has developed probabilistic models that fuse information from disparate sources...



Dynamic Multi-User Intelligence Fusion (DMIF)
IET developed a fundamental innovation in military intelligence modeling and fusion that provides the flexibility for situation adaptation, both for automatic data fusion functionality and interactive human-machine intelligence analytical tasks...



Evidence Extraction / Link Discovery (EE/LD)
IET has been a key contributor on DARPA's EE/LD program from the beginning. IET is supporting: 1) Challenge problem domain selection, 2) the design and development of performance tasks...



Facilitation of Influence Diagram Assembly (FIDA)
IET is designing tools to aid analysts and engineers in predicting, explaining, and controlling the behavior of their models...



Project Hercules
IET provided expertise in modeling complex ballistic missile defense problem domain and development of advanced tracking algorithms. In addition, IET has provided the computational tools...



High Performance Knowledge Base (HPKB)
IET developed challenge problems to focus and evaluate HPKB technology...



Image Exploitation System/Balanced Technology Initiative (IES/BTI)
IET designed and led a multi-contractor development of a supercomputing hardware architecture and multiple software engines that performed real-time automatic target recognition (ATR) processing of both low and high resolution synthetic aperture radar (SAR) imagery...



Information Assurance
For DARPA's Information Assurance Systems Engineering Technology program, IET explored the high-level system structure of complex computer networks and that structure's implications...



Mixed Resolution Modeling (MRM)
To address the challenge of MRM in the Joint Battlespace Infosphere (JBI), IET explored a probabilistic knowledge-based reasoning approach that established a sound theoretical foundation for transforming JBI objects from one internal representation to another...



Moving Target Exploitation (MTE)
IET developed fusion architecture concepts that could effectively exploit Moving Target Indicator (MTI) reports and derived tracks for situation monitoring...



Multivariate Manpower, Personnel and Training (MPT) Modeling and Management System
IET worked with the Navy Personnel Research and Development Center to learn probabilistic knowledge from data...



Rapid Knowledge Formation (RKF)
IET annually develops and administers challenge problems (CPs) in which lightly trained subject matter experts (SMEs) use previously built knowledge bases and knowledge authoring tools developed by RKF's two integration teams...



Personal Education and Training Assistant (PETA)
IET has been working with the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) and the Naval Air Warfare Center/Technical Systems Division (NAWC/TSD) to build a Personal Education and Training Assistant...



Quasi-Invariant Matching for Robust Biometric Identification
IET applied the theory of observational quasi-invariants and hierarchical Bayesian inference ... to the biometric challenge of correctly associating human identification with measurements taken under a wider range of distortions...



Scalable Inference Algorithms for the BMD Decision Architecture
IET is developing a suite of hybrid, exact+approximate Bayesian network solution algorithms that can robustly and dynamically trade-off accuracy against time and memory requirements of the solution algorithm...



Ultra*Log
IET built a package for the Cougaar library that implements utility-based logistics plan execution monitoring for hierarchical plan fault detection, isolation, and prediction...



WARBREAKER Intelligence Correlator
On this DARPA program, IET elicited knowledge from domain experts to structure and populate Bayesian networks that represent approximately 100K probabilities...