Metrics for Evaluation of Cognitive Architecture-based Collaboration Tools

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00178-01-C-3067
Agency Tracking Number: N001-0545
Amount: $600,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2001
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
TECHNOLOGY SERVICE CORP.
11400 West Olympic Blvd., Suite 300, Los Angeles, CA, 90064
DUNS: 053885604
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Menachem Levitas
 Chief Scientist Wash. Ops
 (301) 565-2970
 mlevitas@tscwo.com
Business Contact
 James Miller
Title: Chief Financial Officer
Phone: (301) 565-2970
Email: jmiller@tscwo.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
To develop and evaluate effective engagement capabilities againstlow elevation, anti-ship, threats, the Navy surface radarcommunity must have accurate, efficient, and robust models ofelevation angle measurement in the presence of ocean waves,standard and anomalous propagation, and land. During Phase I ofthis SBIR topic, it was demonstrated that existing elevation anglemodels, which represent higher sea-states using a flat surfacewith a suitable roughness coefficient, contain serious flaws. ForPhase II of this topic, TSC proposes to validate, demonstrate, andimplement a technique - whose feasibility was demonstrated inPhase I - to overcome these flaws. It utilizes a parabolicequation based propagation model, in conjunction with anoceanographically based ocean surface model, to yieldrealistically modeled elevation monopulse measurements inreal-time, under all propagation conditions, in the presence ofocean waves or variable terrain. TSC proposes to integrate thiscapability into its Electro-Magnetic Propagation Compressed DataEnvironment (EMPCODE) tool, developed under Phase II of SBIR topicN95-180, which supports real-time modeling of littoral propagationunder all refractivity conditions. This will result in a practicalcomposite tool, capable of providing consistent, real-timemodeling of both propagation and angle measurement under verybroad environmental conditions.

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