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Environmental Adaptation for Off-Board Sensors

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
75143
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N051-044-0472
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Adaptive Methods, Inc
5860 Trinity Parkway Suite 200 Centreville, VA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Environmental Adaptation for Off-Board Sensors
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N65538-05-M-0121
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 Hydro-Acoustics Research, Inc. (AHA) and the Applied Physics Laboratory at the University of Washington (APL-UW) will design and develop a comprehensive toolset to meet this challenge, the Surface-ship Environmental Adaptation and Multistatic Optimization USW Toolset (SEAMOUNT). In the first phase of the research, the AHA/APL-UW team will complete and document a comprehensive design for SEAMOUNT. The team will also perform an assessment and algorithm candidate selection for the various components of the toolset. Components include optimal placement algorithms; optimal sensor setting algorithms; environmentally adaptive tools for detection, classification and localization; tools for rapid acoustic computations; and effectiveness routines for coordinated active and passive missions. In addition to the toolset design in Phase I, the team will implement and demonstrate an initial tool in a critical area of need. That tool will be an optimal placement algorithm merging APL-UW's Particle Swarm Optimization techniques, with the Navy's approved multi-static tactical decision aid engine (ASPECT), which was developed by AHA.

Principal Investigator:

Brian Samuels
Director, Modeling and Simulation
7039686112
samuels@aharinc.com

Business Contact:

Llew Wood
President
7039688040
llew@aharinc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

APPLIED HYDRO-ACOUSTICS RESEARCH, INC.
5885 Trinity Parkway, Suite 230 Centreville, VA 20120

EIN/Tax ID: 520970306
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No