Coordinated Asset Allocation and Route Planning for Anti-Submarine Warfare

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00167-11-P-0378
Agency Tracking Number: N111-044-0743
Amount: $79,923.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2011
Solicitation Topic Code: N111-044
Solicitation Number: 2011.1
Small Business Information
Quantum Leap Innovations, Inc.
3 Innovation Way, Suite 100, Newark, DE, -
DUNS: 077990047
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Ganesh Vaidyanathan
 Chief Scientist
 (302) 894-8040
 gv@quantumleap.us
Business Contact
 Frank Abbott
Title: VP of Finance, CFO
Phone: (302) 894-8045
Email: fta@quantumleap.us
Research Institution
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Abstract
Existing Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) mission planners can specify patrol regions for available sensor platforms and provide detailed, coordinated search tracks for each platform. However, most of the planners have not considered any real-time sensor information feedback during optimization and cannot support dynamic re-planning. To better support ASW in a dynamic and uncertain environment, Quantum Leap Innovations, Inc. (QLI) will collaborate with Professor Stephen Smith at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) and Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) to develop a novel two stage sequential mission planning framework for coordinated asset allocation and route planning. In Phase I, we will leverage our extensive experience in various, successful mission planning applications for manned/unmanned systems and investigate approximate algorithms for real-time asset allocation and route planning in ASW. We will develop a simulation testbed for multiple manned/unmanned platforms and evaluate the effectiveness of coordinated search tactics using simulations. In the Phase I option, we will study many actual factors for multi-sensor coordinated search in ASW, such as variable size of sensing field of view, environment-dependent sensor models and communication connectivity.

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