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Company Information:

Company Name: Adaptive Methods, Inc
City: Centreville
State: VA
Zip+4: -
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phone: (703) 968-8040

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $3,575,470.00 42
SBIR Phase II $20,778,440.00 28
STTR Phase I $159,953.00 2

Award List:

SURVEY AND EVALUATION OF TECHNIQUES FOR MEASUREMENT OF ACOUSTIC SENSOR POSITION IN LONG TOWED ARRAYS, USING INTERNAL OR EXTERNAL DATA OR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Fa Ryder , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $48,739.00

SURVEY AND EVALUATION OF TECHNIQUES FOR MEASUREMENT OF ACOUSTIC SENSOR POSITION IN LONG TOWED ARRAYS, USING INTERNAL OR EXTERNAL DATA OR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Fa Ryder , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $397,294.00
Abstract:
The proposed phase i effort consists of analysis and evaluation of techniques for measurement of acoustic sensor positions in long towedarrays for use in reducing performance degradations due to array motions and distortion. present and future array designs and operating environments will be… More

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Brian Samuels, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $69,976.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Walter S. Allensworth
Award Amount: $99,918.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Llew Wood
Award Amount: $1,332,882.00

Operator State Assessment Using Physiological Data

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Brian Samuels, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $736,587.00
Abstract:
The goal of the Middle Game Localization Utilizing Air DeployableActive Receiver (ADAR) project is the development of the passivecapabilities of the ADAR buoy. The Phase I of the researchinvolved a thorough investigation of the potential for gains dueto enhanced ADAR passive processing through a… More

Low-Cost Missile Environment Monitor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Robert Blanchard, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,942.00
Abstract:
The objectives of this research are to research and design the necessary components of an environmental impact assessment software suite and to provide modeled environmental impact assessment results for selected sites. The research will focus on theimpact of active acoustic emissions on marine… More

Surface Ship USW Sonar Data Fusion

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Walter Allensworth, Director of Advanced Deve
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
"The next generation USW combat system will implement improvedactive/passive sonar processing in a COTS architecture. Shipboardsensors include radar, hull array, towed array, and sonobuoys.The sonar analyst must efficiently manage a huge increase ininformation to realize the full potential of future… More

Tactical Sonar Data Fusion

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Walter Allensworth, Director of Advanced Tech
Award Amount: $99,974.00
Abstract:
"The objective of this proposed research is to define a USW tactical data fusion architecture and develop a fusion algorithm baseline that can continue to mature through an incremental technology and software build process. Phase 1 program emphasis will beplaced on data fusion algorithm assessments… More

Surface Ship USW Sonar Data Fusion

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Walter Allensworth, Director of Advanced Deve
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
"The next generation USW combat system will implement improvedactive/passive sonar processing in a COTS architecture. Shipboardsensors include radar, hull array, towed array, and sonobuoys.The sonar analyst must efficiently manage a huge increase ininformation to realize the full potential of future… More

Environmental Mission Planner - The Total Solution

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Brian Samuels, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $69,994.00
Abstract:
"The objective of this research is to research alternatives of a total planning system solution for use of environmental sensor data for the tactical ASW warfighter. The software will plan an integrated deployment strategy for both environmental andtactical sensors prior to takeoff. It will run… More

Environmental Sensor Simulation System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Brian Samuels, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $69,953.00
Abstract:
"The objective of this research is to produce an environmental sensor simulation system (ESSS) that will support advanced research and development for ASW. Efforts are underway to design new environmental sensors that will enable accurate, timelymeasurement of the ocean environment, especially for… More

Environmental Assessments and Mitigation of Naval Operations (Air and Surface)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Robert Blanchard, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $749,867.00
Abstract:
The objectives of this research are to fully design and develop a prototype of an environmental impact assessment and mitigation software suite, focusing on the impact of active acoustic emissions on marine mammals. This software will be: web-enabled,cross-platform capable, and be applicable… More

Robust Towed Array Beamforming

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Walter Allensworth, Sr. Vice President
Award Amount: $60,816.00
Abstract:
Even when built to exacting standards, towed arrays invariably suffer acoustic sensor failures. A relatively small number of sensors can have large negative impact on beamformer side-lobe levels. This SBIR program will develop, implement, and integrate atowed array beamformer shading algorithm that… More

Environmental Mission Planner - The Total Solution

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Brian Samuels, Director, Modeling and Si
Award Amount: $748,130.00
Abstract:
The objective of this research is to develop alternatives for a total planning system solution for use of environmental sensor data for the tactical ASW warfighter. This software will be used for pre-flight planning to evaluate alternatives and develop effective tactical search plans based on… More

Environmental Sensor Simulation System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Brian Samuels, Director, Modeling and Si
Award Amount: $749,793.00
Abstract:
The objectives of this research are to design and develop a software prototype of a realistic ocean simulation system primarily to support development of environmental sensors through more precise evaluation of sensor design alternatives. This simulation system, the Environmental Sensor Simulation… More

Robust Towed Array Beamforming

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Walter Allensworth, Vice President
Award Amount: $1,188,750.00
Abstract:
In Phase I Robust Towed Array Beamforming (RTAB) work, Applied Hydro-Acoustics Research, Inc. (AHA) developed and tested several candidate algorithms, including a data-adaptive "Hole-Filling" algorithm, that recover losses of acoustic performance resulting from acoustic channels failures. With… More

Surface Ship, Hull Mounted, Mine Avoidance Sonar

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Jeong Kim, Sensior Engineer
Award Amount: $69,956.00
Abstract:
Reducing reverberation noise, and increasing resolution drive the ability to detect, and classify underwater mines in a shallow littoral environment. This proposal addresses the problem with an analysis of reverberation noise from recorded sea tests, adaptive beamforming (ABF), and adaptive… More

Surface Ship, Hull Mounted, Mine Avoidance Sonar

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Walter Allensworth, Senior VP
Award Amount: $299,843.00
Abstract:
The survivability of Navy tactical surface ships operating in forward shallow water littoral environments largely depends upon the effectiveness of hull-mounted active sonar to detect, classify and localize threat sea mines. Employment of active sonar for mine avoidance in shallow water… More

Avoidance of Twinline Towed Array Entanglement

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Walter S. Allensworth, Senior Vice President
Award Amount: $98,582.00
Abstract:
The Program Executive Office of the Littoral and Mine Warfare Systems (PMS 485) operates SURTASS TwinLine acoustic surveillance arrays in the Western Pacific where they encounter areas of intense fishing activity. The TwinLine array system consists of two acoustic streamers that are towed by a heavy… More

Environmental Adaptation for Off-Board Sensors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Brian Samuels, Director, Modeling and Simulation
Award Amount: $69,950.00
Abstract:
The DD(X) program seeks to use off-board sensors as adjuncts to a robust own-ship capability. Optimal use of these off-board sensors requires tools for providing environmentally adaptive tools to perform optimal placement and processing of these multi-static sensors. The team of Applied… More

Automated Multi-Static Processing Of Off-Board Sensors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Barclay Roman, Director, Software & Systems Devel
Award Amount: $69,991.00
Abstract:
Use of multi-static active sonar fields provides necessary and complementary coverage to on-board organic sensors of surface combatants. Effective field management and performance requires an effective means for planning the collection of, managing, gathering, detecting, classifying, localizing,… More

Acoustic Surveillance Multi-Array Search Aid

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: William Franklin, Senior Systems Engineer
Award Amount: $69,992.00
Abstract:
The IUSS operators detect, localize, classify and report contacts of interest based on displays of acoustic data from one or more arrays of hydrophones. Currently, operators search through large amounts of information presented on acoustic displays. When there are a large number of arrays, the… More

Avoidance of Twinline Towed Array Entanglement

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Walter S. Allensworth, Sr. V.P.
Award Amount: $599,878.00
Abstract:
The Program Executive Office of the Littoral and Mine Warfare Systems, Maritime Surveillance Systems Program Office (PMS 485) operates SURTASS T-AGOS ships with TwinLine acoustic surveillance arrays in the Western Pacific where they encounter areas of intense fishing activity. The TwinLine array… More

Data Fusion Handoff

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Walter Allensworth, Sr. V.P.
Award Amount: $79,776.00
Abstract:
Multi-sensor data fusion is a critical technology used to support contact tracking and association for many Navy missions and systems. Traditional approaches focus on fusing contact position and kinematics data from multiple heterogeneous sensors, with overlapping coverage areas, in order to… More

Fish Net Penetration by UUVs

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: James R. Wiggins, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $69,990.00
Abstract:
According to The Navy's Unmanned Undersea Vehicle (UUV) Master Plan updated in 2004, UUV's will perform important, force multiplying missions such as intelligence, surveillance, mine countermeasures, tactical oceanography, navigation and anti-submarine warfare. The missions they perform will be… More

USW Intelligent Controller

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Llew Wood, President
Award Amount: $69,961.00
Abstract:
This SBIR topic for USW Intelligent Controller addresses innovative technology to help the sonar watch team to optimally employ USW assets for search and detection, classification, and tracking of surface and sub-surface platforms. Adaptive Methods and Metron have formed a team for this project -… More

Hand Deployed Situational Awarness Sensor for Shipboard Damage Control

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Kevin Keiffer, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $69,945.00
Abstract:
Damage sustained on board a US Naval vessel is a serious situation. Rapid situational assessment of a damaged compartment by a rugged, hand-deployed, situational sensor would be advantageous in coordinating a response, mitigating additional damage to the ship and crew, and preserving the ship's… More

Modeling and Implementations of Non-explosive Electric Sparker Sources

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Brian Samuels, Director, Modeling & Simu
Award Amount: $79,925.00
Abstract:
Environmental adaptation is critical to the success of vital ASW missions. Environmental adaptation is particularly important for confident and effective multi-static active ASW in challenging littoral waters characterized by a high degree of uncertainty and variability. Acoustic sources are… More

Whale Search Radar

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Barclay Roman, V.P.
Award Amount: $79,909.00
Abstract:
Marine mammals are often found in areas where US Navy ASW test operations are carried out. Several events have raised levels of concern that sonar emission could be causing deleterious impacts on marine mammals. For instance, in March of 2000, a mass stranding of beaked whales [NOAA report Dec 20,… More

Fish Net Penetration by UUVs

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: James Wiggins, Senior Mechanical Enginee
Award Amount: $299,849.00
Abstract:
UUVs will perform important, force multiplying missions such as intelligence, surveillance, mine countermeasures, tactical oceanography, navigation and anti-submarine warfare. The missions they perform will be autonomous, low risk, and have low observability which will reduce risk to our forces. It… More

USW Intelligent Controller

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Walt Allensworth, Sr Vice President
Award Amount: $300,000.00
Abstract:
This Phase 2 project will develop and integrate intelligent controller technology into the Navy's Undersea Warfare-Decision Support System (USW-DSS). Technologies to be developed include (1) XMAP cross-platform sensor data fusion, (2) XMAP contact state estimation, and (3) common tactical picture… More

Tethered Antennas for Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUVs)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Jim Wiggins, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $69,757.00
Abstract:
When submerged, unmanned undersea vehicles (UUVs) have difficulty with navigation and communication: inertial navigation systems can be used but they are subject to drift the longer the unit remains below; communications are limited to low bandwidth acoustics or wiring back to another vessel or… More

Distributed Multi-Layer Data Fusion

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: William Farrell, Principle Engineer
Award Amount: $69,954.00
Abstract:
As the Navy moves forward with plans to augment the conventional assets with unmanned sensor vehicles, standoff weapons, and intelligent command and control (C2) systems we find more data will be available from these remote assets that is needed to maintain an accurate, complete, and consistent… More

Hand Deployed Situational Awarness Sensor for Shipboard Damage Control

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Kevin Kieffer, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $297,164.00
Abstract:
Damage sustained on board a US Naval vessel is a serious situation. Rapid situational assessment of a damaged compartment by a rugged, hand-deployed, situational sensor would be advantageous in coordinating a response, mitigating additional damage to the ship and crew, and preserving the ship's… More

Exercise Torpedo End-Of-Run (EOR) Global Positioning System (GPS) Locator

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Kevin Kieffer, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $69,803.00
Abstract:
The US Navy seeks the development of a miniature transponder locator unit, capable of sustaining high shock loads that can be placed in both lightweight and heavyweight exercise torpedoes for rapid torpedo recovery. Currently, a considerable amount of time and resources is expended to visually… More

Distributed Multi-Layer Data Fusion

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Jim Farrell, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $1,332,596.00
Abstract:
Over the last decade developments in ASW sensor systems has greatly increased the number and quality of the sensor systems deployed thus increasing the volume of data to be assessed by orders of magnitude. Data fusion concepts have been employed to help reduce the operator workload and provide… More

Training Cognitive Situational Awareness for Multi-Platform Command and Control

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Joe Elder, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,758.00
Abstract:
This proposal recognizes the complexity of the concept of Situational Awareness (SA) in the context of information-based warfare paradigms. The principal objective of the Phase I effort is to establish the reliability of an innovated "Boolean" approach to establishing SA scoring. Our approach… More

Environmentally Constrained Naval Search Planning Algorithms

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Jim Farrell, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $79,986.00
Abstract:
The current ASW route planning and asset allocation algorithms suffer from several major shortcomings. First, the current capability provides solutions that are often counterintuitive and have little tactical utility. Second, the operator has virtually no insight or control over the solutions.… More

Synthetic Elements for Moving Line Arrays

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Walt Allensworth, Vice President
Award Amount: $69,965.00
Abstract:
Uniformly spaced line arrays (ULAs) exhibit spatial ambiguities governed by to the Nyquist sampling theorem. This results in grating-lobes which degrade array gain and also results in direction of arrival estimation ambiguities for signals of interest. The challenge associated with the formation of… More

Data Fusion Handoff

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Jim Farrell, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $296,664.00
Abstract:
The technology developed under this Phase II SBIR provides an automated collaborative data exchange capability to realize significant reduction in the time it takes for an operator to promote a contact, which requires high confidence contact validation. In particular, this technology will focus on… More

Automated Situational Understanding for Undersea Warfare Decision Support

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: Penn State University
Principal Investigator: Lewis Hart, Principal Investigator – (703) 968-8040
Award Amount: $79,964.00
RI Contact: James Poduszlo
Abstract:
The Anti Submarine Warfare Commander (ASWC) needs an accurate operational picture and timely answers to critical questions in order to take effective action. They operate under severe time pressure, performing complex multi-component decision tasks, and in rapidly evolving and changing information… More

Near Field Passive Tracking

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: David Helms, Principal Investigator – (206) 595-9683
Award Amount: $79,881.00
Abstract:
Over the last decade developments in ASW sensor systems has greatly increased the number and quality of the sensor systems deployed thus increasing the volume of data to be assessed by orders of magnitude. Sonobuoys as acoustic sensors provide the unique quality of being an in-situ sensor in remote… More

Towed Array Fishing Net Entanglement Prevention or Damage Reduction

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Jim Wiggins, Principal Investigator – (301) 840-9722
Award Amount: $149,784.00
Abstract:
Fishing gear continues to become entangled in underwater towed array surveillance equipment causing a variety of damage to the arrays and towing equipment. Adaptive Methods proposes two solutions which should significantly reduce this damage, fishing gear deflection and fishing gear penetration… More

Strike Group Active Sonar Exploitation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Walt Allensworth, Principal Investigator – (301) 840-9722
Award Amount: $149,939.00
Abstract:
AN/SQQ-89 surface combatant active processing does not currently leverage echoes from off-board sources, such as other combatants in the strike group or transmissions from other systems. Leveraging active emissions bi-statically can improve Q-89 ASW capabilities in high-interest scenarios.… More

Visualization Framework for Navy Tactical Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Clive Butler, Principal Investigator – (703) 968-8040
Award Amount: $149,954.00
Abstract:
Current tactical display applications, while adequately providing operator tools needed to assess the data and gain an awareness of the tactical situation, have not achieved seamless integration of decision aides in a cohesive geographic presentation. Specifically, systems suffer from the too many… More

Very High Frequency Volumetric Acoustic Array

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Walt Allensworth, Principal Investigator – (301) 840-9722
Award Amount: $79,966.00
Abstract:
The Navy has a need for a high-resolution, high-gain acoustic array that will allow them to make special acoustic measurements of full and model scale submarines. Volumetric arrays such as the High Gain array used on the Hayes for NSWC-CD source localization and the Twisted Bi-Cone array developed… More

A Lightweight, Flexible, Scalable Approach to Trainer Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Jim Nuttall, Principal Investigator – (860) 439-1871
Award Amount: $79,903.00
Abstract:
Over the last decade developments in ASW sensor systems has greatly increased the number and types of the sensor deployed thus increasing the volume of data by orders of magnitude that is required to be simulated by a trainer system. Traditional training systems suffer severe scaling limitations, as… More

Improved Towed Array Localization for Active Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Oscar Gutierrez, Principal Investigator – (703) 968-8040
Award Amount: $79,866.00
Abstract:
The Surface Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) community has been focused on improving active processing in recent years. The introduction of the Multi-Function Towed Array (MFTA) provides the fleet with an advanced passive and active receive system. This bi-static system has many advantages to the… More

Acoustic Surveillance Multi-Array Search Aid

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Bill Matuszak, Principal Investigator – (401) 380-2080
Award Amount: $749,732.00
Abstract:
This proposal recognizes the intricacies of maintaining an accurate, complete, and consistent Common Tactical Picture (CTP) across a strike group at the multiple layers of the ASW command structure. As the Navy moves towards more capable sensor systems and netted sensors on conventional and unmanned… More

Automated Multi-Static Processing Of Off-Board Sensors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Bill Matuszak, Principal Investigator – (401) 380-2080
Award Amount: $749,919.00
Abstract:
This proposal acknowledges the difficulties of developing an accurate, actionable representation of the battlespace in a Common Tactical Picture. As the Navy matures and expands cross platform network communications, the amount of data shared by multiple platforms in a strike group will continue to… More

Environmental Adaptation for Off-Board Sensors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Pete Nulty, Principal Investigator – (727) 532-1583
Award Amount: $749,920.00
Abstract:
This proposal acknowledges the challenges with developing Carrier Strike Group (CGS) This proposal acknowledges the challenges with developing Carrier Strike Group (CGS) Undersea Warfare mission plans and maintaining shared situational awareness. As CSG ASW sensor and sensor processing systems have… More

Exercise Torpedo End-Of-Run (EOR) Global Positioning System (GPS) Locator

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Kevin Kieffer, Principal Investigator – (301) 840-9722
Award Amount: $599,930.00
Abstract:
The US Navy seeks the development of a miniature transponder locator unit, capable of sustaining high shock loads that can be placed in both lightweight and heavyweight exercise torpedoes for rapid torpedo recovery. Currently, a considerable amount of time and resources is expended to visually… More

Training Cognitive Situational Awareness for Multi-Platform Command and Control

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Joe Elder, Principal Investigator – (703) 968-8040
Award Amount: $749,920.00
Abstract:
This proposal recognizes the complexity of Situational Awareness (SA) in the context of information base warfare paradigms. The principal objective of the Phase II effort is to prototype an innovated"binary"approach to establish SA scoring. Our approach breaks down complex problems into… More

Synthetic Elements for Moving Line Arrays

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Kevin Kieffer, Principal Investigator – (301) 840-9722
Award Amount: $999,669.00
Abstract:
The US Navy currently spends millions of dollars per year on consumable tapes to store acoustic sensor and track data during exercises and missions. These tapes are cumbersome and have a limited life in terms of read/write cycles. Tapes are typically recorded to only once. Tape drives are bulky and… More

Environmentally Constrained Naval Search Planning Algorithms

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Lewis Hart, Principal Investigator – (703) 968-8040
Award Amount: $1,623,945.00
Abstract:
Our Context-Aware Multiple Objective Planning (CMOP) is focused on the expansion and refinement of the mission planning capability in order to more fully support the capabilities required by Under Sea Warfare Decision Support System (USW-DSS). This includes expanding the spatial-temporal and… More

Adaptable Multi-Layer Inference System for Distributed Sensor Networks

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Lewis Hart, Principal Investigator – (703) 968-8040
Award Amount: $149,976.00
Abstract:
Adaptive Methods and Applied Research Laboratory at Penn State are developing a hierarchical inference approach for multi-modal unattended ground sensor (UGS) networks. that will enable significant performance gains via integrated machine learning techniques, to include In situ performance… More

Data Fusion for USW Common Tactical Picture

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Rick Taylor, Principal Investigator – (703) 968-8040
Award Amount: $149,981.00
Abstract:
This SBIR project provides the opportunity to address the challenges associated with protecting the carrier or other high value units from the submarine threat with the addition of a real-time decision aid for multi-sensor threat assessment. Adaptive Methods proposes a sailor-centric approach for… More

Fat Line Towed Array Straightening System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: James Wiggins, Principal Investigator – (301) 840-9722
Award Amount: $149,982.00
Abstract:
Submarines have a need for situational awareness at all times. They are equipped with Fat Line acoustic arrays such as the T-16 and the TB-34 in order to provide this awareness. However, at low tow speeds the array droops from front to back and also loses straightness. This spatial distortion… More

Surface Ship, Hull Mounted, Mine Avoidance Sonar

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: David Goffe, Principal Investigator – (703) 968-8040
Award Amount: $1,124,885.00
Abstract:
AN/SQQ-89 surface combatant mid-frequency active (MFA) processing will benefit significantly through an open-architecture approach (OA) to system implementation, allowing proposed and future advanced technologies to be introduced through a built-test-build and Advanced Processor Build (ABP) process.… More

Near Field Passive Tracking

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Joe Elder, Principal Investigator – (703) 968-8040
Award Amount: $749,931.00
Abstract:
Current and future ASW systems need a strategy to effectively share data among network users. Net-centric systems require exact data formats and vocabularies to create accurate knowledge without human intervention. Significant efforts have been expended developing the Anti-Submarine Warfare… More

Towed Array Fishing Net Entanglement Prevention or Damage Reduction

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: James Wiggins, Principal Investigator – (301) 840-9722
Award Amount: $743,698.00
Abstract:
Fishing gear continues to become entangled in SURTASS underwater towed array surveillance equipment causing a variety of damage to the arrays and towing equipment. Because of this, the SURTASS Program Executive Office has sought solutions to these entanglements in SBIR solicitation N102-155. In… More

Multi-Static Processing Using Sonobuoys as Opportunistic Receivers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Rob Blanchard, Principal Investigator – (703) 968-6127
Award Amount: $79,971.00
Abstract:
Existing organic sensors of surface combatants may be enhanced through the use of off-board sonobuoy receiver fields to extend both range and accuracy. Leveraging active transmissions in bistatic and multistatic geometries is a force multiplier that can provide additional courses of action for the… More

Shipboard Software Deployment Tools for Complex Heterogeneous Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Ron Steele, Principal Investigator – (703) 968-8040
Award Amount: $79,959.00
Abstract:
Navy tactical software, such as the AN/SQQ89A (V)15 surface ASW environment, requires hundreds of interacting software components deployed across a heterogeneous set of compute platforms and communication devices. Navy sonar operators tasked to perform maintenance often do not have the technical… More

Mission Planning Application for Submarine Operations and Risk Management

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Lewis Hart, Principal Investigator – (703) 968-8040
Award Amount: $79,931.00
Abstract:
Submarines conduct operational missions in a complex environment , as in any military operation, risk is inherent in the execution of these missions. Understanding operational risk is critical, and managing risk is necessary to affect predictable outcomes. The Adaptive Methods ForeSight system… More

Improved Detection, Localization, and Classification of Torpedoes

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Charles Gray, Principal Investigator – (703) 968-8040
Award Amount: $79,962.00
Abstract:
Torpedoes are a lethal threat to surface ships, and the ability to detect them remains a ship-safety priority. Current torpedo-detection algorithms are effective against certain models, but evolving torpedo propulsion systems and enemy tactics constantly chip at away at the present defense… More

LFA and CFLA Acoustic Sensors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Walt Allensworth, Principal Investigator – (301) 840-9722
Award Amount: $79,941.00
Abstract:
Challenges faced today by the U.S. Navy"s ASW forces are due to the increasing number of diesel-electric submarines operated by some nations. These threats faced by the U.S. Navy have become increasingly difficult to locate using traditional passive acoustic sonar due to the advancement of… More

Improving the Physics of Applied Reverberation Models

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: APL University of Washington
Principal Investigator: Rob Blanchard, Principal Investigator – (703) 968-6127
Award Amount: $79,989.00
RI Contact: Lynette Arias
Abstract:
We propose to enhance the capability of ASTRAL/ASPM by adding to it a treatment of several physical phenomena. Several methods enabling these new features have been developed and tested in recent years and are mature enough for transition. Efforts will be made to ensure the enhancement will not come… More

Mine Drift Prediction Tactical Decision Aid (TDA)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Lewis Hart, Principal Investigator – (703) 968-8040
Award Amount: $79,962.00
Abstract:
Adaptive Methods, teamed with Navmar Applied Sciences Corporation (NASC), proposes to develop algorithms for a Tactical Decision Aid (TDA) capable of adaptively tracking and predicting the locations of drifting mines. The TDA is capable of optimizing Mine Counter Measure (MCM) asset deployment plans… More

Visualization Framework for Navy Tactical Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Mark Outhier, Principal Investigator – (703) 968-8040
Award Amount: $742,644.00
Abstract:
This proposal addresses the challenges presented by multiple systems currently fielded onboard various Navy platforms containing incoherent USW C2 capabilities. These systems include CV-TSC, USW-DSS, SQQ-89/CADRT, GCCS-M, CFn and SWFTS. The redundant and overlapping capabilities, amplified by less… More

Data Fusion for USW Common Tactical Picture

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Rick Taylor, Principal Investigator – (703) 968-8040
Award Amount: $375,000.00
Abstract:
This proposal addresses the challenges presented by multiple tactical pictures being fielded via various Navy systems that attempt to provide a"Common Tactical Picture"(CTP). These systems include CV-TSC, USW-DSS, SQQ-89/CADRT, GCCS-M, AEGIS, SSDS, CFn and SWFTS. These redundant and… More

Fat Line Towed Array Straightening System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Jim Wiggins, Principal Investigator – (301) 840-9722
Award Amount: $739,950.00
Abstract:
Submarines have a need for situational awareness at all times. They are equipped with Fat Line acoustic arrays such as the T-16 and the TB-34 in order to provide this awareness. However, at low tow speeds the array droops from front to back and also loses straightness. This spatial distortion… More