Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Tactical Decision Aid (ISRTDA)
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DOD / NAVY
Daniel H. Wagner Associates, Inc., with Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) as a subcontractor, will develop a report containing requirements and a detailed design for a Level 2 data fusion system that will significantly improve minewarfare situational awareness within the maritime littoral region. As defined by the Joint Directors of Laboratories Data Fusion Subpanel, Level 2 data fusion (situation assessment) involves creating hypothetical scenarios of the state of the threat,including patterns, placement, and types of mines.This Mine Warfare Situational Awareness (MIWSA) system will evaluate the mine warfare situation using information from MIW Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) operations. It will alsodetermine how best to utilize available MIW Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) assets to improve the situational awareness of MIW planners and operators. MIWSA will allow MIW planners and operators to (1) develop more effective ISR plans,(2) more accurately evaluate the effectiveness of ISR operations, and (3) more accurately evaluate the threat to shipping from mines that may be in a maritime littoral region of interest. Having these capabilities will significantly improve the ability ofNaval MIW forces to carry out their missions through the more effective use of information obtained from ISR systems.The immediate benefit to the Government at the end of Phase II will be a full scale prototype system that uses Level 2 data fusiontechniques to evaluate and optimize MIW ISR operations. Improved MIW technologies such as these are particularly necessary at a time when the United States is facing a sophisticated MIW threat with limited funds to procure additional MIW assets/sensors.Effective use of Level 2 data fusion techniques in MIW operations will produce more effective MIW operations, conducted at lower risk, which will result in fewer casualties to friendly forces and improved overall US Navy effectiveness.
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DANIEL H. WAGNER, ASSOC., INC.
40 Lloyd Avenue Malvern, PA 19355
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