KNOWLEDGE-BASED ATTACK PLANNING AND STEERING IN BEYOND VISUAL RANGE ENGAGEMENTS

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 6541
Amount: $49,734.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1987
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
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485 Alberto Wy - Bldg D, Los Gatos, CA, 95030
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 PATRICK CIGANER
 (408) 395-9191
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Research Institution
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Abstract
THE HIGHLY SOPHISTICATED PERFORMANCE CHARACTERISTICS OF THE ADVANCED TACTICAL FIGHTER CALL FOR THE DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT OF PILOT AIDS WHICH WILL HELP ENHANCE AND STABILIZE OPERATOR PERFORMANCE THROUGHOUT THE MISSION CYCLE BY IMPROVING SITUATIONAL AWARENESS AS WELL AS REDUCING WORKLOAD. THIS PROJECT WILL EXPLORE THE FEASIBILITY OF USING A PRACTICAL KNOWLEDGE-BASED SCHEME TO DEFINE AND DISPLAY BEYOND VISUAL RNGE (BVR) ATTACK OPTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS. THESE RECOMMENDATIONS WILL TAKE INTO ACCOUNT THREAT EVALUATIONS, TACTICAL KNOWLEDGE, STEERING LAWS, AND MISSILE LAUNCH CONSIDERATIONS. THIS PROJECT COMPLEMENTS THE AIR-TO-AIR ATTACK MANAGEMENT (A3M) PROGRAM, IN WHICH TAU, AS A MAJOR SUBCONTRACTOR, IS ALREADY DEVELOPING THE SENSOR AND ALGORITHM MANAGERS. THE GOAL OF THIS SBIR PROJECT IS TO SHOW SPECIFICALLY HOW A KNOWLEDGE-BASED SYSTEM CAN BE USED TO ORGANIZE AND EMPLOY EXISTING STEERING LAWS IN REAL-TIME TO ENHANCE MISSION PERFORMANCE IN EXISTING AND PLANNED HIGH PERFORMANCE FIGHTERS.

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