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Real-time In-situ Adaptation of Decision Parameters for Undersea Target Tracking in a Sensor Field

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-10-M-0284
Agency Tracking Number: N10A-038-0383
Amount: $70,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: N10A-T038
Solicitation Number: 2010.A
Solicitation Year: 2010
Award Year: 2010
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2010-06-28
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2011-04-30
Small Business Information
15400 Calhoun Drive Suite 400
Rockville, MD 20855
United States
DUNS: 161911532
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: Yes
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Renato Levy
 Chief Scientist
 (301) 294-5241
Business Contact
 Mark James
Title: Dir. Contract & Proposal
Phone: (301) 294-5221
Research Institution
 The Pennsylvania State University
 Asok Ray, Ph.D
329 Reber Building
University Park, PA 16802
United States

 (814) 865-6377
 Nonprofit College or University

Network-centric command and control of complex military missions (e.g., anti-submarine warfare, collaborative mine hunting, etc.) calls for cost-effective designs that can dynamically tradeoff multiple conflicting objectives. Often these optimizations have to be carried out at a higher level, and the associated control directives have to be disseminated down to a distributed system, thereby, influencing its behavior. The key innovations in the proposed effort are twofold: 1) mathematical formulation and algorithm development of real-time in-situ decision-parameter adaptation for undersea target tracking in a sensor field, and 2) development of an enhanced composable cross-layer simulator for realistic undersea communication to validate the proposed algorithms. This research will be jointly conducted by Penn State University and IAI under the technical direction of Prof. Asok Ray of Penn State University. Penn State University will lead the research on formulation of multi-objective-optimization and language-measure-theoretic decision tools and the associated software development at the preliminary stage. These software tools will be developed and modified by IAI for implementation on the simulation test-bed; the software development efforts will address emulation of communication problems in the undersea network environment.

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