Translation of Mission Directives to Behaviors Including Thresholds in Autonomous Undersea Search Sensor Elements of Distributed Sensing Systems

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$69,998.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00014-10-M-0283
Agency Tracking Number:
N10A-038-0313
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
NAVY 10T038
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Daniel H. Wagner, Associates, Incorporated
40 Lloyd Avenue, Suite 200, Malvern, PA, 19355
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
075485425
Principal Investigator:
Scott Brown
Vice President
(610) 644-3400
sbrown@pa.wagner.com
Business Contact:
John Eldridge
Treasurer
(610) 644-3400
jeldridge@pa.wagner.com
Research Institution:
George Mason University
Carol-Ann Courtney
Center of Excellence in C4I
4400 University Drive
Fairfax, VA, 22030
(703) 993-2297
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
Autonomous unmanned distributed sensing systems are in the process of revolutionizing undersea military search. The importance of search to military operations is greatest in the environment where detection is the most difficult, i.e. undersea operations. Now distributed sensing systems promise an order of magnitude reduction in search times for enemy undersea targets. In order to realize the potential of distributed sensing systems, this project will design a decentralized methodology function which will control thresholds and other settable parameters of distributed sensing systems to carry out the intent of the warfighters' mission control directives in an environment where communication is severely limited. Our methodology will apply to a wide range of distributed sensing systems. It will allow these systems to utilize available intelligence on undersea targets, utilize environmental data, react to emerging events, and deal with failures of individual system components in a distributed manner.

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