Decentralized and Autonomous Data Fusion Service (DADFS) - MOD 1

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$821,566.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N00014-10-C-0525
Award Id:
92542
Agency Tracking Number:
N091-068-0384
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
NAVY 09-068
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
40 Lloyd Avenue, Suite 200, Malvern, PA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
075485425
Principal Investigator:
W. Monach
Vice President
(757) 727-7700
GovtMktg@pa.wagner.com
Business Contact:
W. Monach
Vice President
(757) 727-7700
GovtMktg@pa.wagner.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
In this Phase II SBIR project Daniel H. Wagner Associates will develop a full-scale prototype Decentralized and Autonomous Data Fusion Service (DADFS) for heterogeneous Unmanned Vehicles (UVs) that obtains contact/track data from real-world UVs and (1) creates a Common Operational Picture (COP) on each UV node using sensor data from all communicating UV nodes and any other available relevant additional data; (2) synchronizes this COP across all UV nodes within the constraints of the available limited and intermittent communications links by making optimal use of available bandwidth; and (3) (when human operators are available) provides alerts, requests for assistance, and the relevant COP information to UV operators in an intuitive and quickly/accurately comprehended manner. We will design and implement DADFS so that it (1) can be easily integrated into existing and future UV platform and command and control architectures, and (2) minimizes the processing and bandwidth necessary to generate and synchronize the COP, and also minimizes the operator time spent interacting with the COP.

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