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Live Tactical Threat Toolkit (LTTT) Week 1, H4D, Stanford 2016


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Live Tactical Threat Toolkit (LTTT) Week 1, H4D, Stanford 2016

  1. Live Tactical Threat Toolkit (LTTT) Surgical-grade EOD, remotely We seek to create a stream of accurate information and insights for real-time defeat of improvised explosive devices by partner and coalition forces. The device we are building will be network- agnostic and designed for adverse and low-connectivity environments, and will be scalable across levels of information fidelity. Alex Zaheer CS Cyberpolicy Andreas Pavlou Physics/International Security Nitish Kulkarni Hardware Engineering Alex Richard CS Gaurav Sharma GSB Main Sponsor: OSD // JIDA Customers spoken to this week: 14 Support team/Sponsors: Booz Allen Hamilton US Army AWG AGUA Holdings Wolters Kluwer Crossdeck, Inc.
  2. Live Tactical Threat Toolkit (LTTT) surgical-grade EOD, remotely Team Member 1 Nitish Kulkarni Alex Zaheer Alex Richard Gaurav Sharma Academic Program MA IPS 2016 ME 2016 CS 2019 CS 2016 GSB MSx LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.c om/in/andreas-pavlou- 02676753 2 zaheer-ba6548bb m/in/arichard4 m/in/gauravsharmastanf ord Subject Matter Expert? No (Some Software/Proj Mgmt) No (Sensor Fusion, Systems Integration) Yes (Software Engineering) Yes (Software Engineering) Yes (Military Information Logistics) Role Jack of All Trades Hardware Engineering SWE SWE PM Experience Solving a Problem that Seemed Impossible Developing a curriculum for a course on Cybersecurity & International Relations in less than two days Developed and designed early-stage concepts for multi-million dollar DARPA aerospace and ISR vehicle programs, hypersonics. Educating mostly elderly workforce as a youth regarding “good” security practices -- many blank stares Senior in CS at Stanford, specializing in Logic Led a team that built a system to ensure seamless flow of equipment to build rockets for SpaceX in 3 months (when everyone said it would take atleast twice as long)
  3. Current MVP Key Pain Points: - Real-time translation (text, voice, video) - Persistent Communication Links - Operation in RF-denied or RF-unavailable environments - Language/Culture-agnostic UI/UX
  4. Customer Discovery Hypothesis: • Build a Live Tactical Toolkit digital notebook for differently located coalition & US forces to address diffusing remote IED (Improvised Explosive Device) Experiments: • Interviewed 14 stakeholders including end users, planners, solution providers, and procurement teams • Ascertained organization structure and its relation to JIDA Results: Challenges include • Information deficit, data reliability • Coalition forces are illiterate, semi-literate • Language barrier, no minimum training standards for coalition forces • Incentivizing coalition forces to use technology • Bandwidth and network capability • Possibility of RF-denied environments • Solution should be as easy as for kindergarten children • Hardware is not an issue, software is • Data encryption • Limited subject matter experts on IED & language translators available Action: • Study existing solutions within JIDA & private solution providers • Interview more end users and private solution providers • Possibly interview coalition forces
  5. DARPA PCAS Team - modifying existing systems Joint Improvised Threat Defeat Agency - work with technicians who deal with problem day-in day-out General Atomics, Raytheon - contractors already working in this space may be able to provide key insight ARMY Research Lab NAVEODTECHDIV ARMY Asymmetric Warfare Group Localization - ensuring system is applicable to every forward deployment Minimization - ensuring product fits every tactical situation Bridge - bridging the gap between forward deployed technicians and US remote technicians Personnel-centered - creating a system designed around those who need it most Integrated - creating a tool that is an aid, not a hinderance, to time- critical operations Engineers - contractor/DARPA employees may provide technical insight Technicians - connections to those who need this product most Embedded operations need support from those who need product Translation experts - those who do job already Iterate - Multiple simulated field test scenarios with technicians to fit product to need Incorporation - product has many possible futures - can potentially be incorporated into other DoD product needs Primary - JIDA, EOD specialists in recurring forward deployment operations across systems Secondary - Military remote technical communications wings. Software can be co-opted for many different communications missions Fixed: Variable: Software development optimization IT Management/maintenance Deployment training Mission Achievement Criteria Enable clear, safe, common-sense communication of time-sensitive high- stress technical information Real-time IED Defeat Assistance for Coalition and Remote Forces