Charles River Analytics Inc., a developer of intelligent systems solutions, won an additional two-year, $1-million contract from the U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) to build behavior-modeling capabilities with its Modeling Operator Reasoning and Performance for Human-in-Control Simulation (MORPHIC). The MDA will use MORPHIC to create models of human behavior for simulation to understand how human behavior impacts system performance in multiple situations.

Charles River will use Hap architecture to build the MORPHIC human behavior modeling features. Hap defines a language for describing agent behaviors and provides an execution engine for running these agents. Charles River has incorporated Hap to model cyber adversaries, physiological parameters and develop intelligent tutoring algorithms.