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Acoustic Data Software "Intelligent Agent" Search Tool

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
75196
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N051-063-0372
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Progeny Systems Corporation
9500 Innovation Drive Manassas, VA 20110-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: Acoustic Data Software "Intelligent Agent" Search Tool
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00024-06-C-4124
Award Amount: $588,520.00
 

Abstract:

Today's sonar operators are presented with a voluminous amount of acoustic contact data, spanning a multidimensional search space of arrays, bearings, frequencies, and time. Improvement in arrays, signal processing, and computer performance has led to the ability to detect even more contacts. When combined with high contact density in littoral operating regions, the result can be a loss of contact detection and tracking opportunities. Even when detected, it can be difficult to annotate and log a single contact's behavior during a watch, much less all the contacts. The opportunity exists to address this problem by combining advances in sonar system automation (e.g. trackers and bell ringers), historical on-boat recording of automation by Progeny's Data Collection System (DDCS), and Data Mining techniques. While the sonar operator is limited to the data he's at, sonar system automation continuously searches a larger search space with processing parameters optimized for a given array, frequency range, bell, etc. DDCS continuously records this data for up to ~40 hours. With the proper intelligent agent tools, this data can be mined to provide the sonar operator new near-real-time contact characterization, interrogation, comparison, and behavior prediction capabilities

Principal Investigator:

John Sevick
Principal Investigator
7033686107
jsevick@progeny.net

Business Contact:

Christine Sigety
Business Manager
7033686107
Csigety@progeny.net
Small Business Information at Submission:

PROGENY SYSTEMS CORP.
9500 Innovation Drive Manassas, VA 20110

EIN/Tax ID: 541766108
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No