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Optimized and Rapid Employment of Loitering Weapons in Response to Fires

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
65080
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N032-0694
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ALPHATECH, INC.
6 New England Executive Park Burlington, MA 01803
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Optimized and Rapid Employment of Loitering Weapons in Response to Fires
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N68335-05-C-0062
Award Amount: $736,365.00
 

Abstract:

ALPHATECH has developed a prototype planning tool, dubbed RATTLER, for Robust Automated Tactical Tomahawk Loitering and Engagement Router, in Phase I of this SBIR effort. RATTLER uses a variety of optimization techniques to construct missile trajectories that maximize target "coverage": the ability of the collective salvo of missiles to be redirected to a new set of aim-points. A RATTLER-generated strike plan is robust against uncertain retargeting events: once a strike plan is generated and put into execution, the same optimization techniques will be applied to the problem of dynamic retargeting. When a missile is diverted from its nominal flight path, RATTLER simultaneously perturbs the other flight paths, such that the remaining missiles maintain maximal coverage of the outstanding potential targets. In Phase I we have demonstrated the feasibility of our algorithmic concepts for tactical Tomahawk loiter and engagement planning. Our goal in Phase II will be to build upon this success: develop and rigorously evaluate a software tool based on these algorithmic concepts. The objectives of the software tool will be to optimize planning for near real-time employment of loitering weapons in support of critical user decisions.

Principal Investigator:

Craid Lawrence
Lead Research Engineer
7032848440
craig.lawrence@alphatech.com

Business Contact:

John J. barry
Contracts Manager
7812733388
jack.barry@alphatech.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ALPHATECH, INC.
6 New England Executive Park Burlington, MA 01803

EIN/Tax ID: 042654515
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No