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Wave Characterization from Improved Navy Lighterage System (INLS) Warping Tug Motions

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N39430-18-C-2027
Agency Tracking Number: N172-123-0442
Amount: $124,907.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N172-123
Solicitation Number: 2017.2
Solicitation Year: 2017
Award Year: 2018
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2017-12-29
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2018-06-30
Small Business Information
1818 Library Street
Reston, VA 20190
United States
DUNS: 107939233
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Kevin A'Hearn
 (703) 326-2933
Business Contact
 Seth Blackwell
Phone: (703) 326-2907
Research Institution

A method is proposed for the estimation of directional wave spectra using vessel motion measurements, with the only a priori knowledge required being the vessel mass and/or waterplane characteristics. All other relevant vessel characteristics are learned in the field. The method may be extended to eliminate the need for any a priori knowledge whatsoever using machine learning techniques, for situations where training operations can be conducted with moderate quality external wave measurements.

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