Next Generation Combat System Display

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 40555
Amount: $69,980.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1998
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
12450 Fair Lakes Circle,, Suite 500, Fairfax, VA, 22033
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Michael Witlin
 (703) 263-2807
Business Contact
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Research Institution
DSR proposes three new concepts to improve performance and reduce workload for all SSN Combat Systems operators. 1) The automated generation of geographic situation (GEOSIT)-Plan View displays with icons and linked vectors representing ownship and contacts being held. 2) Classification confirmation and contact monitoring with SmartAudio providing post beamformer audio processing gain and high signal to noise (SNR) spatial presentations for Passive Broadband and Passive Narrowband contacts. Relegation of gram reviews using colorized grams to backup analyses. 3) 3D Navigation displays with bathymetric data and mine avoidance cylinders. These displays can be isographic renderings or true stereographic presentations, separate left and right eye images to significantly enhance navigation for obstacle avoidance in shallow water by enabling a true 3D view with depth perception. These improvements are required because new Submarine Combat Systems are providing more information in gram format for operator review. Future littoral and battlegroup operations will require more precise navigation and will place more difficult time constraints on operators for analysis and review. Fortunately, the video game driven commercial market is providing the pull for new multimedia technology that can be exploited to reduce operator workload.

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