MAN IN THE LOOP SURROGATE FOR THE WHITE SANDS AIR DEFENSE TEST BED

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 15984
Amount: $50,338.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1991
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Sparta Inc
23041 Avendia De La Carlota S, Uite 400, Laguna Hills, CA, 92653
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 William Goodner
 Principal Investigator
 (205) 837-5200
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
A MAN-IN-THE-LOOP SURROGATE NODE FOR THE FORWARD AREA AIR DEFENSE (FAAD) COMMAND AND CONTROL (C2) SYSTEM ALLOWS TESTING TO TAKE PLACE WHEN THE FAAD TACTICAL C2 NODE IS UNAVAILABLE, WHICH AIDS INTHE OPTIMUM UTILIZATION OF VALUABLE RANGE RESOURCES. SUCH A SURROGATE NODE ALSO ALLOWS THE ELEMENTS UNDER TEST TO BE SUBJECTED TO BOTH LIVE AND SIMULATED TEST EVENTS, THROUGH IT CAPABILIT TO RECEIVE PRESCRIPTED SIMULATED BATTLEFIELD INFORMATION AS WELL AS INFORMATION FROM TACTICAL NODES. THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS PROPOSAL IS TO DESIGN A SURROGATE NODE WHICH WILL MEET THESE REQUIREMENTS AND ALSO HAS THE MODULARITY AND FLEXIBILITY TO ALLOW FOR EASY GROWTH AS FAAD EVOLVES. TO ACHIEVE THIS OBJECTIVE, COST, RISK, AND UTILITY TRADEOFF ANALYSIS STUDIES WILL BE PERFORMED TO ARRIVE AT THE FINAL DESIGN. SYSTEM SPECIFICATIONS (A-LEVEL), DEVELOPMENT SPECIFICATIONS (B-LEVEL), AND PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS (C-LEVEL) WILL BE PRODUCED. AT THIS TIME, IT IS BELIEVED THAT THE POWERFUL FEATURES OF THE MACINTOSH COMPUTER (E.G. TOOLBOX AND USER INTERFACE) MAKE IT A LIKELY CHOICE FOR THE CENTERPIECE OF THE SOLUTION.

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