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Automated Ship Active Sonar Mutual Interference Planning

Award Information

Department of Defense
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Program Year/Program:
1994 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Sonalysts, Inc.
215 Parkway North P.O. Box 280 Waterford, CT 06385-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1994
Title: Automated Ship Active Sonar Mutual Interference Planning
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $100,000.00


Phase I of this project will provide an automated active sonar mutual interference (MI) planning module design and proof-of-concept demonstration with the following innovative elements: Methodology for predicting MI levels, characteristics, and timing from a transmitting sonar to a receiving sonar based on the sonar type and setups of each ship, range and relative aspect angle, and propagation factors; Measures of effectiveness (MOEs) that quantify the degrading effects of MI on the receiving sonar performance; Hierarchy of MI reduction techniques that can be evaluated automatically (or interactively) to determine the optimum setup, spacing, and relative orientation for combined search performance; and Graphical user interface (GUI) that allows the search planner to obtain an intuitive "feel" for the multiship/MI planning process and sensitivity analysis. The technical approach to this project is compatible with sensor performance prediction (SPP) program architecture with a task element structure that is designed for technical risk mitigation and extension. Risk mitigation is achieved as each innovative element represents a useful research effort that can be independently carried through Phases II and III. Technical extension is accommodated as measured interference levels that can be incorporated in subsequent project phases.

Principal Investigator:

Anthony Cowden

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Small Business Information at Submission:

Sonalysts, Inc.
215 Parkway North, P.o. Box 280 Waterford, CT 06385

Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No