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
Contract: N00014-10-M-0283
Agency Tracking Number: N10A-038-0313
Amount: $69,998.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: N10A-T038
Solicitation Number: 2010.A
Small Business Information
40 Lloyd Avenue, Suite 200, Malvern, PA, 19355
DUNS: 075485425
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Scott Brown
 Vice President
 (610) 644-3400
Business Contact
 John Eldridge
Title: Treasurer
Phone: (610) 644-3400
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
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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