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Coordinated Multi-Asset Replanning: Decision Support Tool Enabling High…

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Department of Defense
Air Force
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2002 / SBIR
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6 New England Executive Park Burlington, MA 01803
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Woman-Owned: No
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Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2002
Title: Coordinated Multi-Asset Replanning: Decision Support Tool Enabling High Accuracy Time Critical Targeting
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: F30602-02-C-0056
Award Amount: $98,909.00


"It is widely recognized that improved real-time dynamic replanning of airborne Intelligence Surveillance Reconnaissance (ISR) assets is needed to enable rapid information gathering in support of tactical battlefield operations. Moreover, the problem ofreal-time ISR resource management is magnified in the context of attaining high targeting accuracy on high priority time critical targets (TCTs), where coordination of multiple assets is crucial to enable fusion processes for timely, geo-registeredinformation from a variety of sources. In this effort, ALPHATECH will develop an automated decision support tool that will enable high accuracy time critical targeting through agile, coordinated, operator-supervised replanning control of multiple ISRassets. This tool will rapidly generate, evaluate, and assist operator down-selection of replanning alternatives in response to new information regarding the presence of high priority TCTs. Performance prediction models will be developed to evaluate theimpact of integrated cross-INT / synchronized multi-sensor collection plans on targeting accuracy and timelines. Core contributions in optimization-based algorithms for resource allocation and sensor collection scheduling will be extended to anticipateand generate replan contingencies against expected cross-cueing and information requests typical of tactical ISR battlefield operations. Proof-of-concept will be demonstrated against low-complexity

Principal Investigator:

Andrew J. Newman
Senior Analyst

Business Contact:

Andrew S. Mullin
GC & Dir of Contracts
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Alphatech, Inc.
50 Mall Road Burlington, MA 01803

EIN/Tax ID: 042654515
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No