Intelligent Automation, Inc. (IAI) is a leader in the development of distributed simulations that emulate the behavior of physical systems and large complex networked systems.

IAI develops complex simulation systems that model the behaviors and interactions of the National Airspace System (NAS), and enabling Communication, Navigation and Surveillance (CNS) infrastructures. Our simulations are developed to support benefits analysis of NextGen Air Traffic Management (ATM) concepts.

The Advanced Computing team at IAI provides robust high performance infrastructures along with services and tools for the rapid development and deployment of large-scale distributed systems. Our advanced computing expertise extends to:

  • Modeling and simulation of interactions between various entities of the NAS, NextGen ATM concepts, and modeling of the NAS communication, navigation and surveillance infrastructures.

  • Human behavior modeling for applications such as crowd control, leadership and cultural training.

  • Communication and network modeling of radio frequency channels, transceivers, antenna, cyber threads, and the modeling of various network and routing protocols.

  • Agent-based scalable simulation for a wide range of applications that include ground and air traffic control, battle management, and logistics.

IAI leverages our expertise in electromagnetic systems and modeling and simulation for applications such as high fidelity communications channel modeling, radar cross section (RCS) estimation, antenna pattern prediction, and communications system performance evaluation. We specialize in High Frequency (HF) method, Method of Moment (MoM), Finite Element Method (FEM), and Finite Difference Time Domain (FDTD) based electromagnetic (EM) techniques.

Examples of our work


Proteus is a sensor management desktop client that interacts with sensor-related Web services compliant with the Open Geospatial Consortium standards such as Sensor Observation Service, Catalog Services for the Web, SensorML and Observation & Measurements.


CybelePro®’s agent infrastructure is used extensively by academia, industry, and government for applications such as robotics, data-mining, modeling & simulation, and control of air and ground transportation systems, communication networks and cross-enterprise systems.


Distributed Control Framework (DCF) offers an integrated environment for robot team coordination and management using state-of-the-art geo-spatial Command and Control editor along with its unique robust performance simulation with hardware-in-the-loop integration.


Channel Modeling based on Bi-directional Ray-tracing & Radiative transfer methods (CBAR) is a modeling & simulation tool that provides users with the capability to analyze telemetry link performance of aircraft or missile to ground links keeping environmental factors, such as terrain, foliage, atmosphere, and interference from man-made objects, in mind.


GISTe is an Open Source GIS tool for researchers and planners who work with research data that have geo-spatial attributes. GISTe provides simple-to-use interface to study novel spatial context of the data including geo-temporal trend, clustering, and multivariate models, without requiring elaborate set up and network connectivity.


ODCS enables System Analysts to compose complex networked systems of undersea sensors, using reusable component models, and evaluate the system using cloud-based software-in-the-loop simulations. ODCS addresses composition and reusability challenges to reduce costs and risks associated with deploying new technologies.

Core Competencies

IAI’s multi-agent solutions provide robust highperformance infrastructures along with services and tools for the rapid development and deployment of large-scale distributed systems. IAI has expertise in service oriented agent frameworks, cognitive systems, semantic SOA, and web services. IAI designs solutions compatible with distributed simulation and interoperability standards including standards from the DOD and the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) such as High Level Architecture (HLA), TENA, STANAG, JAUS, Common Control Systems (CCS), Sensor Observation Service (SOS) and Observation & Measurements (O&M).

IAI leverages our expertise in electromagnetic systems and modeling and simulation for applications such as high fidelity communications channel modeling, radar cross section (RCS) estimation, antenna pattern prediction, and communications system performance evaluation. We specialize in High Frequency (HF) method, Method of Moment (MoM), Finite Element Method (FEM), and Finite Difference Time Domain (FDTD) based electromagnetic (EM) techniques.

IAI uses Human Factors engineering methods to design easy-to-use interfaces that improve human-system functionality, productivity and situational awareness (SA). IAI applies current best practices to design integration of human-machine systems. We create new systems to automate previously un-automated capabilities, apply principles to test new designs in novel conditions, and create designs for existing products or those in development. We conduct cognitive analyses to design interfaces, and run usability tests to assess interfaces, tools and performance. We also create or revise computer interfaces that implement designs for specific products.

IAI reviews human use of automated tools to improve human-system functionality and productivity. We conduct usability studies of automated tools for logistics of military missions. We also build tools like Course Developer’s Workbench, Frameworker, and Adaptive Simple Sequencing Instruction Support Toolkit to support instructional designers to develop excellent instruction methods.

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