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Collaborative Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Threat Assessment

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Department of Defense
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2011 / SBIR
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Daniel H. Wagner, Associates, Incorporat
559 West Uwchlan Avenue Suite 140 Exton, PA 19341-3013
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Woman-Owned: No
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Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Collaborative Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Threat Assessment
Agency: DOD
Contract: N00167-11-P-0042
Award Amount: $80,000.00


In this project, Wagner Associates, with George Mason University and DDL OMNI as subcontractors, will develop the ASW Threat Prioritization System (ATPS). This system will: I. Prioritize targets based on threat potential, combining Direct Classification Evidence (e.g. feature measurement clues) and Indirect Classification Evidence (e.g. tactical events and relationship clues). II. Reduce the time to make threat contact engagement decisions. In order to achieve Goal I, we will combine the classification/identification capabilities of Wagner"s Bayesian Inference Engine with the inter-entity reasoning capabilities of GMU"s Multi-Entity Bayesian Networks and Probabilistic Ontologies. This Level 2/3 Data Fusion functionality will be built on top of the existing Level 1 Fusion algorithms (agent-based simulation, Bayesian statistical, and non-Gaussian optimization) currently implemented in the Undersea Warfare Decision Support System (USW-DSS) Data Fusion Engine (DFEN) and Mission Optimization Configuration Item (MOCI). Achieving Goal II requires extracting the knowledge within ATPS and presenting it to the operator in a way that improves his performance. It is critical that the operator be able to"see"into the ATPS reasoning. The criteria used by the system for promoting contacts to a"threat warning"level will require careful development to avoid a system with excessive false alarms.

Principal Investigator:

C. Butler
(757) 727-7700

Business Contact:

W. Monach
Vice President
(757) 727-7700
Small Business Information at Submission:

Daniel H. Wagner, Associates, Incorporated
559 West Uwchlan Avenue Suite 140 Exton, PA -

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