Automated Ship Active Sonar Mutual Interference Planning

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 25742
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1994
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
215 Parkway North, P.o. Box, 280, Waterford, CT, 06385
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Anthony Cowden
 (203) 442-4355
Business Contact
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Research Institution
Phase I of this project will provide an automated active sonar mutual interference (MI) planning module design and proof-of-concept demonstration with the following innovative elements: Methodology for predicting MI levels, characteristics, and timing from a transmitting sonar to a receiving sonar based on the sonar type and setups of each ship, range and relative aspect angle, and propagation factors; Measures of effectiveness (MOEs) that quantify the degrading effects of MI on the receiving sonar performance; Hierarchy of MI reduction techniques that can be evaluated automatically (or interactively) to determine the optimum setup, spacing, and relative orientation for combined search performance; and Graphical user interface (GUI) that allows the search planner to obtain an intuitive "feel" for the multiship/MI planning process and sensitivity analysis. The technical approach to this project is compatible with sensor performance prediction (SPP) program architecture with a task element structure that is designed for technical risk mitigation and extension. Risk mitigation is achieved as each innovative element represents a useful research effort that can be independently carried through Phases II and III. Technical extension is accommodated as measured interference levels that can be incorporated in subsequent project phases.

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