Advanced Visualization Methods for Mission Planning, Course of Action (COA) Evaluation and After Action Review (AAR).

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$100,000.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
FA8650-09-M-6982
Solitcitation Year:
2008
Solicitation Number:
2008.3
Branch:
Air Force
Award Year:
2009
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
F083-024-1374
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF083-024
Small Business Information
Sonalysts, Inc.
215 Parkway North, P.O. Box 280, Waterford, CT, 06385
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
077317766
Principal Investigator
 Margaret Bailey
 Principal Investigator
 (860) 326-3621
 bailey_m@sonalysts.com
Business Contact
 Sara Theriault
Title: Contracting Officer
Phone: (860) 326-3634
Email: sarat@sonalysts.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Sonalysts will demonstrate the feasibility of developing a Course of Action Rehearsal, Visualization, and Evaluation Tool (COARVET), which will allow users to analyze possible outcomes of pending operations, conduct mission rehearsals, and perform After-Action Reviews (AARs) of past missions.  This research will produce a design and prototype interfaces for a system that enables operators from squadron level to the Air Operations Center to increase unit effectiveness through superior planning, mission rehearsal, and lessons learned from AAR.  The design for COARVET will draw on Sonalysts successful gaming engine and wXstation® family of weather products to integrate planning and simulation with the best data sources in a coherent way to improve war-fighting capability as well as forest firefighting. BENEFIT: The product we develop will improve unit effectiveness through improved mission planning, course of action analysis, execution, and AAR.  It will also have outstanding potential in the commercial sector, with applications in Homeland Security.  A quick transition to forest firefighting is anticipated.  Our teaming partner Boeing believes the resultant technology could have direct application to several Boeing programs, including Future Combat Systems, SBINet, and the air space control systems being implemented in Iraq.

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