COUNTER: Contermeasures for Opposing Undersea Naval Threats and Emergency Response

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N65538-10-M-0072
Agency Tracking Number: N093-192-0694
Amount: $70,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: N093-192
Solicitation Number: 2009.3
Small Business Information
12 Gill Street, Suite 1400, Woburn, MA, 01801
DUNS: 967259946
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Richard Good
 Modeling and Simulation S
 (781) 496-2311
Business Contact
 Margaret Clancy
Title: Chief Financial Officer
Phone: (781) 496-2415
Research Institution
Current combat control systems require human manipulation that may unnecessarily draw the attention of the Commanding Officer (CO) and his team from more pressing matters such as damage control and re-engaging the enemy. There is no automatic method of selecting countermeasures and the CO must rely on crew actions, mental calculations, and approximations without the benefit of automated systems or processes. Addressing these concerns, the Aptima Team proposes to develop COUNTER (Countermeasures for Opposing Undersea Naval Threats and Emergency Response). COUNTER enables efficient and intuitive interaction with the command team to facilitate informed and timely decision making. Rigorous information flow modeling is used to provide a detailed mapping of the tasks and constraints that the CO uses to mentally integrate, identify, and execute countermeasures. The information flow models are integrated with dynamic decision aid algorithms to assist the CO in determining the best course of action during high-stress and time-critical hostile events. COUNTER also uses the information flow model to integrate the results of the decision aid algorithm, using an efficient interface that ensures that the CO receives the right information at the right time.

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