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Cueing Specific Processor for DADs

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-04-C-0078
Agency Tracking Number: N022-0051
Amount: $449,416.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N02-200
Solicitation Number: 2002.2
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2002
Award Year: 2004
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2004-02-25
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2005-07-24
Small Business Information
21311 Hawthorne Blvd. Suite 300
Torrance, CA 90503
United States
DUNS: 081116725
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Kenneth Poehls
 Director
 (310) 543-5433
 kpoehls@dynatec.com
Business Contact
 Thomas Liesy
Title: CFO/COO
Phone: (310) 543-5433
Email: tliesy@dynatec.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract

The algorithmic focus for a cueing system required a change from emphasizing tracking to emphasizing detection, classification, and final track estimation. In phase 1, Dynamics Technology, Inc. (DTI) implemented modifications to the existing DADS processor to better satisfy the new goals. Recent changes and improvements in the detection and location algorithms have greatly improved DADS capability to satisfy the detection, classification and tracking criteria. However, deployability remains as a critical issue. DTI proposes to select and partially implement an operationally efficient deployment scenario. Selection will be based upon a comparison of different deployment scenarios: bottom deployment by UUV, bottom deployment using an airdropped profiling buoy, and drifting deployment from a UUV. Comparisons will be based upon classification performance but will also engineering feasibility (packaging, number of sensors required, as well as processing, configuration, and communication requirements). Comparisons will be based upon simulation and balanced by recent DADS test results. Phase 2 will also provide a detailed design and critical component analysis and test of the selected system. If possible, the critical component(s) of the system will become part of a DADS demonstration test.

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