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Terrain Impact Decision Extensions (TIDE)

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Department of Defense
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Program Year/Program:
2014 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Charles River Analytics Inc.
625 Mount Auburn Street Cambridge, MA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
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Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2014
Title: Terrain Impact Decision Extensions (TIDE)
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W911QX-13-C-0111
Award Amount: $99,947.00


The US Army faces a significant burden in planning sustainment operations. Currently, logistics planners must manually evaluate potential emplacement sites to determine their terrain suitability. Sites subject to rainfall-runoff responses such as ponding are ill-suited for emplacements, but evaluating the likelihood of such responses requires significant time and expertise. To reduce the time and to ease the difficulty of logistics site selection we propose a series of Terrain Impact Decision Extensions (TIDE) to the My Weather Impacts Decision Aid (MyWIDA). TIDE performs data-fusion over a variety of terrain and weather data sets, and can reason with uncertainty to evaluate the suitability of potential logistics sites against a series of expert rules for a variety of emplacement systems.

Principal Investigator:

Joseph Gorman
Principal Software Engineer
(617) 491-3474

Business Contact:

Mark S. Felix
Contracts Manager
(617) 491-3474
Small Business Information at Submission:

Charles River Analytics Inc.
625 Mount Auburn Street Cambridge, MA 02138-4555

EIN/Tax ID: 042803764
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No