AN INVESTIGATION OF THE APPLICATION OF NEURAL NETWORK TECHNOLOGY TO DAMAGE ASSESSMENT

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$200,000.00
Award Year:
1990
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
9774
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Harris Group Inc.
1801 Robert Fulton Dr - Ste 20, Reston, VA, 22091
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
C Dan Kohlhaas
(703) 391-6426
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
A NEED EXISTS FOR PROVIDING TIMELY DAMAGE ASSESSMENT INFORMATION TO THE KEY DECISION MAKERS ON A TYPICAL AIRBASE DURING AN ATTACK OR NATURAL DISASTER. AT PRESENT, THE DIFFICULTY OF PROVISING ACCURATE AND TIMELY INFORMATION HINDERS DECISION MAKING DURING A CRISIS. REAL-TIME DAMAGE ASSESSMENT MAY BE POSSIBLE THROUGH THE APPLICATION OF NEURAL NETWORK TECHNOLOGY. FOR A DAMAGE ASSESSMENT SYSTEM TO BE SUCCESSFUL IT MUST PERFORM THREE KEY FUNCTIONS: RECOGNITION AND IDENTIFICATION, CATEGORIZATION, AND LOCATION. IN THIS PROPOSAL A SYSTEM CONSISTING OF A DIGITAL COMPUTER HOSTING A NEURAL NETWORK WITH SIMULATED SENSORS WILL BE USED TO INVESTIGATE THE CAPABILITIES OF THE SYSTEM TO PERFORM THE THREE FUNCTIONS. THE MAIN THRUST OF THIS EFFORT IS TO SHOW THAT THESE FUNCTIONS CAN BE ACCOMPLISHED ON REAL-TIME AND WITH SUFFICIENT PRECISION AND RELIABILITY TO MAKE REMOTE SENSING DAMAGE ASSESSMENT POSSIBLE.

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