Automated Ship Active Sonar Mutual Interference Planning

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$100,000.00
Award Year:
1994
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
25742
Agency Tracking Number:
25742
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
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Anthony Cowden
(203) 442-4355
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
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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