Phase I SBIR award to develop tactical decision aids


Posted on January 3, 2011

Dignitas Technologies has been awarded a Phase I SBIR entitled “Algorithms for Ground Soldier Based Simulations and Decision Support Applications”. With this RDECOM-Natick contract, Dignitas Technologies will investigate ways to apply M&S technologies for the direct use of soldiers in an operational context, particularly front line soldiers. Embedded algorithms and concepts within M&S applications which are intended to help simulated entities make reasonable decisions will be applied to directly benefit soldiers outside of a training context, including support for mission rehearsal, tactical decision aids, what if analysis, and more.

“Our approach is based upon combining our industry-leading experience with computer generated forces applications along with our growing technology for tactical decision aids running on mobile and embedded environments.” said Mr. Jon Watkins, Dignitas’ founder and CTO. “Our Phase I SBIR effort will focus on combining these two threads to demonstrate the ability to develop common planning and tactical decision aid software that can be applied to benefitting the M&S community as well as ground troops.”

Dignitas Technologies, LLC, a Certified Woman-Owned Small Business, founded in 2004, is providing system and software engineering services for the modeling and simulation community with a mission to shape the future of simulation with innovative technology. Dignitas leads several Small Business Innovation Research projects and supports a wide range of large and small programs spanning the Live, Virtual, and Constructive domains across a diverse customer set. Dignitas has extensive experience and successful past performance in the development of key simulation systems and provides expertise in management, research, engineering, and programming.