CITY BEAT AGENT-BASED MODELING
With terrorist events becoming a national security issue over the past decade, the goal of City Beat is to sense the early indications of an attack and stop it before it happens. Through a support effort for the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), Woolpert is working with Numerica to develop an interactive, graphical gaming environment for use in determining crowd behaviors in a defense context to identify early indications of a hostile attack, anticipate individual group intent and sort out probable insurgents prior to hostile actions.
- The software needed to represent the geospatial model of the city, populate it with normal activities by vehicles and dismounts and provide scripted scenarios to represent hostile acts within the city. Woolpert provided wide-area imagery analysis and annotation, geospatial and statistical modeling and algorithm development for the purposes of determining normalcy in OCONUS patterns of life.