A configural Mine Countermeasure Dynamic Planning Tool -- Phase I (U)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 32418
Amount: $594,285.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1998
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
1460 North Sandburg, Terracesuite 1001, Chicago, IL, 60610
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Timothy J. Horrigan
 (312) 642-8272
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Research Institution
The overall objective of Phase I and Phase II is to develop (1) the mathematical means to design, control, and modify a minesweeping operation in order to minimuze the time needed to nullify a minefield with specified assets in the light of intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) products that become available befor and during the mine countermeasure operation and (2) a software implementaion of those algorithms that permits revised estimates to be made in "near real time" on a desktop computer. The algorithms to be developed determine the minimum minsweeping time that is sufficient to ensure that the random number of casualties among the ships that subsequently attempt to penetrate a minefield of unknown but customary design is at most an acceptably small, specified number with at least a suitably high, specified probability. The general factors to be accommodated that pertain to ISR products include mines that may have been laid, their operational characteristics, and their quantities; the boundaries of the minefield; and on-site operational observation sof minefield behavior in the course of the minesweeping operation. Phase I is primarily analytical. Its principal objective is to develop, describe, and illustrate the architecture of the dynamic planning tool and to discuss and illustrate what the underlying mathematics does.

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