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Airborne and Air-Deployed Multi-Sensor Search Optimization

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
69955
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N041-022-1664
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
NEPTUNE SCIENCES, INC.
40201 Highway 190 East Slidell, LA 70461
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Airborne and Air-Deployed Multi-Sensor Search Optimization
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N68335-04-C-0145
Award Amount: $69,958.00
 

Abstract:

Since the Second World War, increased performance has been acquired by investing heavily in expensive new sensor hardware, at the near exclusion of developing new algorithms and tactics to optimize use of sensors in complex environments. The shift toward threats in just such hostile areas demands a more synergistic approach wherein new sensors breed new tactics, and possibly vice versa. The optimization strategies to date either provide precise answers to sensor usage, but too slowly to be tactically useful, or quick answers that are at best suggestive of the proper strategy. SCOUT (Sensor Coordination for Optimal Utilization and Tactics) is a novel approach which combines the best aspects of the most promising methods, and approaches the solution process in a sufficiently general way that its capabilities will be useful for land-based, sea-based, air-based sensors, platforms, and searches, and the much more difficult problem of mixed-environment missions (such as a beachhead invasion). SCOUT adapts previous work with genetic and Bayesian solutions to solve the specific problem of optimally choosing aircraft sensors and flight paths to maximize overall mission performance, while minimizing vulnerability.

Principal Investigator:

Donald R. Delbalzo
Senior Scientist
9856497252
delbalzo@neptunesci.com

Business Contact:

Marshall D. Earle
Vice President
9856497252
md.earle@neptunesci.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

NEPTUNE SCIENCES, INC.
40201 Highway 190 East Slidell, LA 70461

EIN/Tax ID: 721181381
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No