HAVDEM AIR-TO-GROUND AND COOPERATIVE BEHAVIOR ENHANCEMENTS

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$374,362.00
Award Year:
1994
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
15087
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Decision-science Applications
1110 N Glebe Road Suite 400, Arlington, VA, 22201
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Nathaniel E Bent
Principal Investigator
(703) 243-2500
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
THIS PROPOSAL DESCRIBES A PLAN FOR DEFINING THE FUNCTIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR THE INCORPORATION OF AIR-TO-GROUND AND COOPERATIVE BEHAVIOR CAPABILITIES INTO THE HELICOPTER AIR-TO-AIR VALUE-DRIVEN ENGAGEMENT MODEL (HAVDEM). HAVDEM IS AN ENGAGEMENT LEVEL SIMULATION OF HELICOPTER AIR-TO-AIR COMBAT DEVELOPED BY DSA AND THE AVSCOM AVIATION APPLIED TECHNOLOGY DIRECTORATE (AATD) AT FT. EUSTIS. ITS PHYSICAL MODELS, AERODYNAMICS, WEAPONS, AND SENSORS, ARE DERIVED FROM HELIPAC AND ITS PILOT DECISION LOGIC IS DERIVED FROM DSA'S TAC BRAWLER FIXED-WING COMBAT SIMULATION. HAVDEM'S MOST UNIQUE FEATURE IS THE PILOT DECISION LOGIC'S ABILITY TO EXPLOIT HIGH RESOLUTION DIGITIZED TERRAIN DATA TO AVOID DETECTION AND PLAN TACTICS. THIS REALISTIC PILOT BEHAVIOR CAN BE APPLIED TO AIR-TO-GROUND MISSIONS AS WELL. OUR PHASE I EFFORT WILL DEFINE THE FUNCTIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR HELICOPTER AIR-TO-GROUND MISSIONS THAT ARE NOT ALREADY REPRESENTED BY HAVDEM'S AIR-TO-AIR FEATURES AND DEFINE THE FUNCTIONAL REQUIREMENTS WHICH ENABLE THE HELICOPTERS TO MANEUVER COOPERATIVELY. WHILE BEING ABLE TO PROVIDE A SMALL AMOUNT OF MUTUAL SUPPORT, CURRENT HAVDEM PILOTS ARE ESSENTIALLY INDEPENDENT. COOPERATIVE BEHAVIOR ENABLES FLIGHTS OF HELICOPTERS TO PERFORM COORDINATED TACTICS FOR BOTH AIR-TO-AIR AND AIR-TO-GROUND MISSIONS.

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