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Unmanned Water Vehicle Maneuver Recommendation (UWVMR)

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Award ID:
83075
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
O063-UM1-4046
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Daniel H. Wagner, Associates, Incorporat
559 West Uwchlan Avenue Suite 140 Exton, PA 19341-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Unmanned Water Vehicle Maneuver Recommendation (UWVMR)
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Contract: N66604-07-C-2920
Award Amount: $99,999.00
 

Abstract:

In this project Wagner Associates will develop an Unmanned Water Vehicle Maneuver Recommendation (UWVMR) system that processes all available data, dynamically generates a SA Picture and a maneuver recommendation plan, and provides this information to the UWV control system (and potentially alerts a UWV operator). A key capability provided by UWVMR will be the ability to fuse data obtained by off-board systems (e.g., friendly aircraft and ship radars and E-O systems, Digital Nautical Charts (DNCs), detections of mines or mine-like objects) with UWV sensor data in real-time. To minimize the risk and cost of developing UWVMR, we will leverage algorithms and software developed in our Object Avoidance for Unmanned Surface Vehicles (OAUSV) project for Naval Surface Warfare Center-Dahlgren Division (NSWC-DD). The primary algorithmic techniques that will be utilized in UWVMR are non-Gaussian and multiple hypothesis data registration and fusion, Bayesian inferential reasoning, and non-Gaussian route optimization. In Phase I of this project we will show the feasibility of creating the UWVMR, and we will also describe how we will interface to the UWV control system, and provide both the UWV control system and its operator (if desired) with recommendations concerning how to avoid potentially threatening objects in the water.

Principal Investigator:

W. R. Monach
Vice President
7577277700
reynolds@va.wagner.com

Business Contact:

W. R. Monach
Vice President
7577277700
reynolds@va.wagner.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

DANIEL H. WAGNER, ASSOC., INC.
40 Lloyd Avenue Suite 200 Malvern, PA 19355

EIN/Tax ID: 231677707
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No