Mine Drift Prediction Tactical Decision Aid (TDA)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$79,935.00
Award Year:
2014
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00014-14-P-1065
Agency Tracking Number:
N132-136-0614
Solicitation Year:
2013
Solicitation Topic Code:
N132-136
Solicitation Number:
2013.2
Small Business Information
Ocean Acoustical Services and Instrumentation Syst
5 Militia Drive, Lexington, MA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
611628595
Principal Investigator:
Kevin Heaney
Senior Scientist
(703) 346-3676
oceansound04@yahoo.com
Business Contact:
Maureen Booth
Contracts Manager
(781) 862-8339
booth@oasislex.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Drifting mines pose a serious threat to the safe passage of US and international naval and commercial shipping traffic. In this SBIR, OASIS Inc. proposes to combine two algorithms developed under ONR/SPAWAR funding into a Mine Drift Tactical Decision Aid (MD-TDA). These algorithms include a tracer forecasting method, developed by the University of New Orleans and the Naval Research Lab, and an optimal path-planning algorithm developed by OASIS. Safe Q-routing (a detailed flight plan that includes specific transit lanes and turns) will be determined using a combination of dynamic ocean model forecasting that includes uncertainty, assimilation of in-situ measurements and situational awareness, and non-linear optimization algorithms. These tools will be integrated into a state-of-the-art 3D visualization mission-planning package for a prototype of the MD-TDA during Phase I. In Phase II these algorithms will be integrated with standard Mine Counter Measures (MCM) Command and Control (C2) systems.

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