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The Warfighter’s Associate (WA) is an implementation of the Observe-Orient-Decide-Act (OODA) loop, a process soldiers and organizations perform continuously as they develop situation awareness and situational understanding, decide on action, and re-assess the situation to determine the next steps.
The WA’s knowledge base captures how military experts use the OODA loop in combat situations. The WA uses this knowledge to provide context-sensitive tips and cues, enabling inexperienced and/or stressed warfighters to function closer to the level of their more experienced counterparts. Its development is consistent with Artificial Intelligence software being developed in commercial settings.
Velox is the framework Veloxiti has developed with CERDEC funding for implementing intelligent systems – the platform used for implementing the Warfighter’s Associate. Uniquely suited for building intelligent systems for military use, Velox is a framework for building applications that leverage the OODA-loop.
Associates System Technology
EVOLUTION OF THE PILOT’S ASSOCIATE (PA) PROGRAM 1987-1992
The Pilot’s Associate (PA) Program was a $200 million effort to create a new model for human-centered intelligent systems, built from the start to cooperate and support their human user. All such systems are now known as “Associates”.
The program was sponsored by DARPA under the Strategic Computing Program. The goal of this program was to investigate the applicability of emerging Artificial Intelligence capabilities in military applications. The PA was administered by the USAF Avionics Laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio, and was originally conceived as a set of four collaborating expert systems: Systems Status to report the ability of the aircraft to perform its mission; Situation Assessment to determine the external environment; Mission Planning to provide a long-term strategic view of the mission; and Tactics Planning to give a short-term, reactive view.
Pilot's Associate (PA)
Creates a new model for human-centered intelligent systems, built from the start to cooperate and support their human user.
EVOLUTION OF THE PILOT-VEHICLE INTERFACE (PVI) PROGRAM 1992-2011
After consultation with the customer, three more expert systems were added: Pilot-Vehicle Interface (PVI) to manage the presentation of information to the pilot and interpret pilot actions; Mission Management to maintain a consistent view of the mission parameters and organize the communications between systems; and Mission Support Tool to allow pilots to tailor the behavior of the systems before each mission.
Veloxiti (formerly Applied Systems Intelligence) led the integration and test of the system and contributed to the knowledge design and implementation as a sub-contractor to Lockheed Aeronautical Systems.
Pilot-Vehicle Interface (PVI)
Manages the presentation of information to the pilot and interpret pilot actions.
Maintains a consistent view of the mission parameters and organize the communications between systems.
Mission Support Tool
Allows pilots to tailor the behavior of the systems before each mission.