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Detection Avoidance System for Submarines (DASS)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-16-C-3009
Agency Tracking Number: N14A-016-0077
Amount: $2,198,854.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: N14A-T016
Solicitation Number: 15.B
Solicitation Year: 2015
Award Year: 2016
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2016-05-12
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2020-06-11
Small Business Information
559 West Uwchlan Avenue Suite 140
Exton, PA 19341-3013
United States
DUNS: 075485425
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Dr. W. Reynolds Monach Dr. W. Reynolds Monach
 Vice President
 (757) 757-7700
Business Contact
 Trish Ferraro
Phone: (757) 727-7700
Research Institution
 University of Michigan
 Jeff Longe Jeff Longe
Wolverine Tower 3003 South State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
United States

 (724) 764-9118
 Nonprofit College or University

In this STTR, Daniel H. Wagner Associates, together with the University of Michigan (UM), will develop a Detection Avoidance System for Submarines (DASS). The proposed DASS is a set of software modules which solves the probabilistic passive sonar equation (PSE) using given environmental acoustic data, assesses submarine vulnerability based on intelligence about potential threat ASW assets, recommends routes and tactics given specific objectives and constraints, and displays this situational awareness information and mission planning recommendations in an intuitive manner to users. In the Phase I period of this STTR, we demonstrated the feasibility of our approach by developing an initial DASS prototype and testing it on unclassified acoustic environmental data provided by ONR. This prototype had many of the proposed features of the final software, including the ability to process uncertain environmental data, to produce a refined probabilistic estimate of the friendly submarine’s vulnerability to detection, and to recommend routes of minimum vulnerability to detection. In the proposed Phase II base and option periods of performance, we will enhance the DASS modules, and develop them into a complete software package using an open architecture approach that can seamlessly transition into Navy use through the APB process.

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