Advanced Physics-Based Modeling of Discrete Clutter and Diffuse Reverberation in the Littoral Environment

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Amount:
$497,166.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N00014-04-C-0399
Agency Tracking Number:
N033-0084
Solicitation Year:
2003
Solicitation Topic Code:
N03-T011
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
PLANNING SYSTEMS INC.
12030 Sunrise Valley Dr.,Suite 400, Rest, Reston, VA, 20191
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
072651391
Principal Investigator
 Peter Neumann
 Principal Staff Member
 (540) 552-5102
 pneumann@plansys.com
Business Contact
 Marc Chazan
Title: Director of Contracts
Phone: (703) 788-7759
Email: mchazan@plansys.com
Research Institution
 ARL/PSUNIV.
 Pamela R Righter
 P.O. Box 30
State College, PA, 16804
 (814) 863-3991
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
The performance of active Navy sonar systems in littoral environments is often limited by strong reverberation and discrete, target-like clutter events. An accurate, physics-based model for the prediction of clutter and diffuse reverberation is needed in order to shape the development of new sonar concepts and optimize the employment strategies of existing systems. The Phase I base program team showed that it has the skills required to analyze and model target-like, discrete clutter events. The team recommended the work of Kevin LePage using a summation of narrow-band results for continued development under the Phase II. The Phase II base program will expand the understanding of target-like clutter events through analyses of additional data sets. Continued model development by Kevin LePage will develop a mature modeling capability that will simulate discrete clutter and diffuse reverberation in littoral environments. A rigorous model-to-data comparison is also proposed for the Phase II base program. PSI will transition the model from Kevin LePage into a configuration managed product with documentation for an end-user. This proposal brings together key personnel’s skills to propose the development of a truly unique simulation capability applicable to wide variety of Navy programs including the AEER and LAMP programs.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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