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Software Products

The IAVO Research and Scientific software product portfolio parallels our services and research and development segments. These are divided into the four core corporate competencies: (1) imagery science and production; (2) behavioral modeling; (3) fusion sciences; and (4) dynamic power management.

These are summarized further below.

 

Imagery

The imagery software products are now based on our completely redesigned GeoSPHERIC™ 3.0 common code foundation. The areas of software specialization include: imagery structure, data preparation tools, modeling and validation, and management systems. Likewise, these themes serve as the foundations for the current four products:

  • GeoGenesis® -
    • Serving as a pre-processing application, GeoGenesis provides imagery processing and content generation tools giving you complete control over your data. Using GeoGenesis you can rapidly orthorectify aerial and satellite imagery one at a time or in batch mode. In addition, GeoGenesis provides you the ability to perform bundle adjustment on multiple images assisted by automated tie point selection between overlapping images. GeoGenesis includes pan-sharpening capabilities to fuse high-resolution panchromatic imagery with lower resolution color imagery. The GeoGenesis mosaicking capabilities allow you to combine multiple images into a single orthomosaic, and our radiometric balancing capabilities help eliminate any visible seams using either color or grayscale source date. Geared totally for production applications, GeoGenesis is the tool of choice for your imagery processing and production needs.

  • IApioneer™ -
    • IApioneer is an all-in-one imagery analysis software system developed under the defined and strict guidance of the US Government. Its purpose is to maximize the efficiency of imagery analysis by providing accurate and easy-to-use software tools. Through its tight integration with geo parameters and standards, IApioneer allows users to explore, discover, and accurately reference spatial content in their data and truly forge ahead as modern investigative pioneers. IApioneer is fully integrated with the US DoD's Common Geopositioning Services (CGS) and serves as a data viewer (i.e., an Electronic Light Table or "ELT") in this regard.

  • OmniDEM® -
    • If you need accurate and up-to-date digital terrain elevation data, then OmniDEM is your solution. Digital Elevation Models (DEMs) are essential to a variety of geospatial production applications, such as GIS, digital terrain database generation, orthorectification, and watershed analysis. OmniDEM provides you the ability to efficiently extract accurate elevation models from stereoscopic imagery as well as full editing capability to refine existing DEMs. The OmniDEM easy to use interface unlocks the secret to generating accurate DEMs from overlapping satellite and aerial imagery.

  • FeatureXTract™ -
    • FeatureXTract is a geospatial site-modeling system composed of both automated and semi-automated tools. These allow you to rapidly extract 3D buildings and related features from aerial and satellite imagery. FeatureXTract employs a simple split-screen interface eliminating the need for active stereo displays in 3D feature extraction. Using FeatureXTract you can quickly extract accurate 3D site models even on a laptop and export them for use in a variety of applications, including digital terrain database generation. With FeatureXTract, building an urban environment is now simple, rapid, and most importantly accurate.

 

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Behavioral

The behavioral sciences division is in the intermediate stages of developing a software and services portfolio, which focuses on three main areas of original research and software development:

  • Behavioral and Decision Modeling
  • Social Network Analysis
  • Geospatial Analysis of Human Phenomena

The current product portfolio consists of multiple complimentary software programs:

  • ISRModeler™ – A causal modeling application suite which uses path analysis, structural equation modeling and growth mixture models.
  • CulturalISR – An advanced behavioral modeling software suite which offers three new applications, discrete time hazard modeling, multi- latent group structural equations modeling, and hidden Markov processes application .
  • PrismaCSN A hybrid methodology using the EM Algorithm, Quadratic Discriminate Analysis, SEM and the Genetic Algorithm to understand and manipulate behavior of complex social networks.
  • CMSEM – A modeling tool using Bayesian network models, latent variable models and error models in order to detect and expose hidden enemy networks.
  • TempusTEC– A modeling tool that analyzes how particular responses encourage or disrupt event chains and cause shifts in the decision making processes using Markov chain models.

 

ISRModeler™

ISRModeler™ is a causal modeling application suite that focuses on analyzing latent attributes of actors and processes within a battlespace, which directly and indirectly influence tactical level interactions and dynamics. ISRModeler uses the following applications:

  • Path Effects Models: Drives basis of theory for further analysis and data collection. Path effects is a simple method to understand what nodes and variables are connected.
  • Structural Equation Models: Statistical analysis using above nodes/variables to determine coefficients and quantitative relationships between each.
  • Growth Mixture Models: Sophisticated data analysis method to understand the why or how of a group of data or social network connections.

User Profile: Social scientists, intelligence analysts, effects-based operations personnel, human behavioral modelers.

 

CulturalISR™

CulturalISR™ is an advanced socio-temporal performance modeling and simulation framework which integrate the strengths of human behavioral social scientific theories with advanced quantitative abilities to clearly and succinctly forecast the decision-making of individuals-of-interest. These three models are the main components in CulturalISR:

  • Discrete Time Hazard Models (DTHM) – a model of simultaneous and serial decision-making that accounts for sources of variation in the temporal patterning of decision-based behavior.
  • Multi-Latent Group Structural Equation Modeling (MLGSEM) – a non- linear structural analysis capability to examine observed and latent aspects of data at the group-level, with specific emphasis on cross-cultural attributes.
  • Hidden Markov Processes Application (HMPA) – an application of Hidden Markov Models and similar models that uses available data on social structure, observed events and statistical decision-models to generate accurate predictions on social aggregate behavior and intent.

User Profile: Social scientists, field officers, intelligence analysts, effects-based operations personnel, human behavioral modelers.

 

PrismaCSN

PrismaCSN (CSN: Complex Social Network) is a hybrid methodology that harnesses the strengths of several data analysis processes that produce plans of action for how to best interact with complex social networks, discovering how to alter the actions of its interrelated members to generate new behavioral patterns which are consistent with mission planning objectives. This robust modeling framework and software tool will make the integration of these proven and innovative methods available at the tactical level by introducing a user-oriented, automated system comprised of five primary tools: 

  • Feature Space Definition (FSD): The process of determining relevant observable and latent variables, then quantifying these high-resolution metrics for use in probability models.
  • Expectation Maximization Classification of Actors (EMCA): Algorithmic prediction using observable and latent variables to estimate missing data to determine the probability of an actor’s classification within a social network as ‘good’ or ‘bad’.
  • Quadratic Discriminant Analysis (QDA):  Statistical classification of a node’s characteristic vectors, which separates a class surface into two planes by finding a best-fit threshold, thus distinguishing ‘good’ from ‘bad’.
  • Causal Model (CM): Using structural equation modeling to understand the system of interrelated effects of variable manipulation within a feature space.
  • Applied Genetic Algorithm (AGA): Identifying best-fit variable manipulations metrics to apply within a social network for desired outcome.

User Profile: Social network scientists, social scientists, intelligence analysts, effects-based operations personnel, human behavioral modelers.

 

CMSEM 

CMSEM(Computational Multi-level Structural Equations Model) A modeling tool using Bayesian network models, latent variable models and error models in order to detect and expose hidden enemy networks, specifically for use in large sets of communication data:

  • Bayesian Networks: The process of determining interdependencies among network data in observable enemy behavior.
  • Error Models: These models account for the uncertainty that is present in communications data.
  • Causal Models: Using latent variable modeling in order to understand the system of interrelated effects of variables within a dataset.

User Profile: social scientists, communications network analysts, intelligence analysts, effects-based operations personnel, human behavioral modelers.

 

TempusTEC™  

TempusTEC™ (Tracking Event Chains) will analyze how blue force response changes the way in which adversarial groups decide to carry out future acts of violence – thus being able to quantify and predict how particular responses encourage or disrupt event chains and cause shifts in the decision making processes. These analytical methods will allow intelligence officers to create an environment in which our military is able to manipulate and anticipate adversarial responses.

  • Estimation of Markov Chain Models -Estimation of Statistical Parameters of relationships between Markov chain events and finding the most accurate combination of latent and categorical variables (human, social, cultural, behavioral, etc.) to predict adversarial response.
  • Parsing Event Chains -Classification of event chains as belonging to a particular group, series of events or person.
  • Model Translation - Using model estimation numbers and formatting these results into actionable data.
  • Evaluating Predictive Capability – Forecasting future events and checking the models against previous event chains to determine accuracy.

User Profile: social scientists, communications network analysts, intelligence analysts, effects-based operations personnel, human behavioral modelers.

 

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For more information on these behavioral modeling systems, please use our contacts page or call 919-433-2400.

 



Fusion Sciences

DA2Cortex™

The premier project for the IAVO fusion sciences is DA2Cortex™ – an advanced, semi-automated asset (e.g., aircraft, public safety, etc.) allocation toolkit that utilizes intelligent methods of integer program generation and solutions to perform mission effectiveness maximization calculations, incorporating a pool of resources, tasks and allowing for the inclusion of up-to-date mission context information to re-allocate tasks as needed in real time. DA2Cortex™ calculates optimized task assignment strategies within the constraints of time, space and changing requirements and performs optimization based on a variety of task, resource, and mission parameters such as:

  • Task priority, number of required resources, location, and scheduling.
  • Resource location, flight dynamics, fuel capacity, and task performance effectiveness, etc.
  • User-designated mission plan alteration and total traveled distance parameters.
  • Contextual weather and no-fly-zone information.
  • Resource coordination for escorted flight and refueling.

User Profile: Homeland security programs (e.g., police, fire, etc.), mission planners (DoD), and commercial clients (highway freight haulers, distribution, and storage).

 

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For more information on fusion sciences, please use our contacts page or call 919-433-2400.

 



Dynamic Power Management

IPSManager

IPSManager™ is a power management tool, interoperable with alternative fuel sources, that helps optimize the use of established energy production devices such as diesel engines. The closed circuit network of a ship is the intended application, but the solution is scalable to other domains as well (e.g., localized smart grid systems). As ships take on a wider range of technologies -- that require large expenditures of energy -- and move to distributed dedicated storage devices, even moderate gains in energy management algorithms can provide enormous benefits when spread over the entire naval fleet. Current methods limit optimization of energy resources in that they do not anticipate future energy requirements, thus limiting strategic energy allocation within an integrated power system.

IPSManager™ controls the production and allocation of energy aboard ships. The technology was formulated to address several critical shortcomings of current methods:

  • The use of probabilistic Markov models to estimate future energy demands to find optimal strategies for real time energy allocation;
  • Developing a trade-space between energy cost and quality of service (QOS) to efficiently maintain performance of critical systems;
  • Incorporating support for distributed systems to ensure survivability and reliability of power supply to critical infrastructure in the event of catastrophic losses;
  • Developing an intelligent processing method which marries the benefits of computationally intensive mathematical solutions with real time solutions; and
  • Reducing life cycle costs through an interoperable open architecture that can be easily installed across multiple ship platforms and can readily incorporate energy demands for new devices.

User Profile: The shipping industry, closed power circuit systems (e.g., non-tethered circuits such as electric cars), and modern industrial design.

 

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For more information on power management, please use our contacts page or call 919-433-2400.


NEWS: IApioneer™ 3.0 Released

IAVO Research and Scientific announces the release of its fully integrated geo-software suite.

Visit the IApioneer™ website for more information and to download a free copy.

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