EXPLOSIVE ORDNANCE DISPOSAL ADVISOR SYSTEM (EODAS)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 4576
Amount: $150,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1987
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
11150 Sunrise Valley Dr, Reston, VA, 22091
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Charles J Garvey
 (703) 648-9691
Business Contact
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Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
THE ARMED SERVICES MAKE A SIGNIFICNAT INVESTMENT IN PERSONNEL RECRUITING AND TRAINING TO PRODUCE QUALIFIED EXPLOSIVE ORDNANCE DISPOSAL (EOD) EXPERTS. BY ANY STANDARD, THE MISSION OF EOD PERSONNEL IS ONE OF THE MOST HAZARDOUS DURING WAR OR PEACETIME. PRESENT METHODOLOGIES TO RENDER MUNITIONS SAFE REQUIRE THE EOD EXPERT TO ENDANGER HIS OR HER LIFE IN MANY SITUATIONS. IT IS CLEAR THAT THE REQUIREMENT EXISTS TO DEVELOP INNOVATIVE PROCESSES TO ENHANCE THE TRAINING AND SURVIVABILITY OF THESE CRITICAL EXPERTS. THE OBJECTIVE OF THE PHASE I STUDY IS TO DETERMINE THE POTENTIAL OF INNOVATIVE TECHNIQUES FOR ASSISTING THE EOD SPECIALIST IN TRAINING AND IN THE FIELD. THE APPROACH INVOLVES: (1) A LITERATURE SEARCH AND INTERVIEWS WITH EXPERTS IN THE FIELD; (2) ORGANIZING AND COLLATING ASSEMBLED DOCUMENTS AND INFORMATION; (3) CONDUCTING ANALYSIS OF NEEDS; AND REQUIREMENTS AND SETTING PRIORITIES FOR AN EOD ADVISOR SYSTEM (EODAS); (4) REVIEW ARITIFICAL INTELLIGENCE TECHNIQUES AND EVALUATE FEASIBILITY TO DEVELOP AN EXPERT SYSTEM; (5) FORMULATE AND SELECT A CONCEPTUAL VIDEODISC SUPPORT SYSTEM; (6) PREPARE CONCLUSIONS, RECOMMENDATIONS, AND A FINAL FEASIBILITY REPORT.

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