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Myriad advances in software algorithms have enabled engineers and designer to model systems and infrastructure in vehicles, electronics equipment, buildings, and numerous other applications. Now, BAE Systems has developed software designed to create an interactive model of an operational environment, allowing military planners to assess the political, territorial, and economic aspects that can lead to conflicts.

The software, called Casual Modeling for Knowledge Transfer, Exploration, and Temporal Simulation (CONTEXTS), purports to help planners quickly understand potential conflicts so they can proactively take actions that can prevent such situations from escalating.

“Military planners often conduct manual research and use limited modeling tools to generate models and evaluate conflict situations, which are extremely time consuming and labor intensive,” said Chris Eisenbies, product line director of the Autonomy, Controls, and Estimation group at BAE Systems. “To break down these barriers, CONTEXTS will use reasoning algorithms and simulations with the goal to give planners a quicker and deeper understanding of conflicts to help avoid unexpected and counterintuitive outcomes.”

CONTEXTS builds on the company’s autonomy technology portfolio and is being created by BAE Systems’ research and development team, which investigates, creates, and deploys cutting-edge technology capabilities. Work for this program is being performed at the company’s facilities in Burlington, Massachusetts, and Arlington, Virginia.

 

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