Expert System Simulation Capability for Recoverability Modeling

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N65538-10-M-0020
Agency Tracking Number: N092-128-0337
Amount: $99,919.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: N092-128
Solicitation Number: 2009.2
Small Business Information
400 Holiday Court, Suite 204, Warrenton, VA, 20186
DUNS: 144165409
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Derek Skahen
 Survivability Engineer
 (703) 966-5319
Business Contact
 Daniel Foos
Title: Managing Member
Phone: (540) 349-9885
Research Institution
Recent events such as the fire on the USS GEORGE WASHINGTON have shown that communications and decision making can have a dominant impact on scenario outcomes involving shipboard fires. The processes by which information is learned, disseminated, assembled, and processed have a direct effect on where, when, and what kind of response is mounted by the crew. Current recoverability simulations, such as the Integrated Recoverability Model (IRM) are able to realistically emulate the interaction and dependencies of ship’s systems, initial systems configuration(s), structural and equipment damage from weapon effects, fire, flooding, and stability. The IRM is also able to simulate crew actions over time, but provides overly optimistic predictions of crew actions. Test & Evaluation Solutions, LLC, in partnership with Soar Technology, Inc., and Hughes Associates, Inc. proposes to address the crew behavior limitations of the IRM by developing a crew behavior module that works with the IRM Simulator and existing fire and flooding modules. The Soar software architecture provides a powerful platform to address the most complex aspects of human behavior and paired with the IRM can enable an innovative solution to simulating damage scenarios, including a more realistic crew response.

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