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Review Article, J Comput Eng Inf Technol Vol: 6 Issue: 1

A Foundation for Adaptive Agent-Based “On the Fly” Learning of TTPs

Margery J Doyle*

Cognitive Systems Architects and Engineers, Ohio, USA

*Corresponding Author : Margery J Doyle
Cognitive Systems Architects and Engineers, 6529 Greeley Ave, Dayton Ohio 45424, USA
937-221-8325 (H); 937-422-3473 (C)

Received: April 25, 2017 Accepted: May 25, 2017 Published: June 01, 2017

Citation: Doyle MJ (2017) A Foundation for Adaptive Agent-Based “On the Fly” Learning of TTPs. J Comput Eng Inf Technol 6:3. doi: 10.4172/2324-9307.1000173


In this article, we report the methods and flexible frameworks employed to develop, integrate, and test adaptive Agent-Based Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures (AB-TTPs), in a complex training research environment. A Modeling and Simulation (M&S) environment developed for the Air Force Research Lab 711th/ HPW was used for the foundation for the Not-So-Grand-Challenge (NSGC); the use-case as applied. To do so, we capitalized on the properties of complex adaptive systems and situations. Allowing for context-based modeling and ultimately an agent’s ability to independently asses, test and learn new tactics. These capabilities were accomplished, through agent and system use of modularization, decomposition and/or use of the combinatorial capabilities of the agent/s, the system, and or the situation’s functional properties; i.e., affordances. The development and use of a Knowledge-to-Model (k2Mod) Environment Abstraction (EA) architecture gave agent’s the capacity to gain situation awareness, recognize change in their environment and react and respond appropriately. In fact, the Adaptive Agent Intelligence (AI), i.e., models used were even able to accurately predict their own performance and tune their own parameters. This method also facilitates the speed by which new agent definitions, situation parameters, agent intelligence, and ABTTPs can be developed and updated by “AI learning on the fly”; pun intended. In addition, formalizing such a protocol affords the M&S community a process that promotes portability, usability, reusability, and composability for rapid agent-based modeling development and agent intelligence based research in complex environments.

Keywords: Agent-based modeling; Interoperability; Context-based processes; Feedback loops; Environment abstraction; Syntactic protocols; Tactical observation agent; Fighter combat-tactical awareness capability; Hybrid repeat/multipoint sampling Gaussian process; Agent intelligence; Adaptive agent-based TTPs Affordances; Perception-action; Enactive knowledge; Enactive representation; Enactive perception

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