SPEAR (Search Planner with Environmentally Adaptive Response)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$69,867.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N65538-05-M-0120
Agency Tracking Number:
N051-044-0740
Solicitation Year:
2005
Solicitation Topic Code:
N05-044
Solicitation Number:
2005.1
Small Business Information
PLANNING SYSTEMS, INC.
40201 Highway 190 East, Slidell, LA, 70461
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
788021749
Principal Investigator:
Donald Delbalzo
Senior Scientist
(985) 649-7252
delbalzo@neptunesci.com
Business Contact:
Marshall Earle
Vice President
(985) 649-7252
md.earle@neptunesci.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Since the Second World War, increased performance has been acquired by investing heavily in expensive new sensor hardware, including advanced off-board sensors, at the near exclusion of developing new algorithms and tactics to optimize use of sensors in complex environments. The shift toward threats in just such hostile areas demands a more synergistic approach wherein new sensors breed new tactics, and possibly vice versa. The optimization strategies to date either provide precise answers to sensor usage, but too slowly to be tactically useful, or quick answers that are at best suggestive of the proper strategy. SPEAR (Search Planner with Environmentally Adaptive Response) is a novel approach which combines the best aspects of the most promising existing tactical planners (i.e., GRASP and SCOUT), adds environmental adaptation, and approaches the solution in a sufficiently general way that its capabilities will be useful for all DD(X) ASW missions.

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