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SPEAR (Search Planner with Environmentally Adaptive Response)

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
75142
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N051-044-0740
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
PLANNING SYSTEMS, INC.
12030 Sunrise Valley Drive Suite 400, Reston Plaza Reston, VA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: SPEAR (Search Planner with Environmentally Adaptive Response)
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N65538-05-M-0120
Award Amount: $69,867.00
 

Abstract:

Since the Second World War, increased performance has been acquired by investing heavily in expensive new sensor hardware, including advanced off-board sensors, 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. SPEAR (Search Planner with Environmentally Adaptive Response) is a novel approach which combines the best aspects of the most promising existing tactical planners (i.e., GRASP and SCOUT), adds environmental adaptation, and approaches the solution in a sufficiently general way that its capabilities will be useful for all DD(X) ASW missions.

Principal Investigator:

Donald Delbalzo
Senior Scientist
9856497252
delbalzo@neptunesci.com

Business Contact:

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

PLANNING SYSTEMS, 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