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Modeling and Implementations of Non-explosive Electric Sparker Sources

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
82417
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N063-167-0266
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 20120-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Modeling and Implementations of Non-explosive Electric Sparker Sources
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N68335-07-C-0158
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 required to generate the transmission loss or reverberation needed for inversion of bottom properties. Non-explosive sources provide logistical and tactical benefits to the inversion, but they also introduce some computational challenges. Specifically, algorithms are needed for the processing (inversion) and implementation (deployment strategy) of the non-explosive sources for environmental adaptation. The Adaptive Methods team brings a wealth of experience and expertise in the areas of environmental adaptation, geoacoustic inversion, Air ASW operational concepts, and underwater acoustics. Building on prior research in related areas, the team will meet the following objectives in the Phase I research: 1) the specification of processing algorithms for inversion, using a baseline of concurrent inversion based on the Adaptive Simulated Annealing approach; 2) the specification of deployment algorithms, using a baseline of an initial sparse field concept; 3) an evaluation of the algorithms that is data-driven and based on tactical performance metrics; and 4) a comprehensive, integrated plan for deployment of the algorithms to the fleet.

Principal Investigator:

Brian Samuels
Director, Modeling & Simu
7039688040
bsamuels@adaptivemethods.com

Business Contact:

Llew Wood
President
7039688040
lwood@adaptivemethods.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ADAPTIVE METHODS, 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