Terrain Impact Decision Extensions (TIDE)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$99,947.00
Award Year:
2014
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W911QX-13-C-0111
Agency Tracking Number:
A131-019-0162
Solicitation Year:
2013
Solicitation Topic Code:
A13-019
Solicitation Number:
2013.1
Small Business Information
Charles River Analytics Inc.
625 Mount Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138-4555
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
115243701
Principal Investigator:
Joseph Gorman
Principal Software Engineer
(617) 491-3474
jgorman@cra.com
Business Contact:
Mark Felix
Contracts Manager
(617) 491-3474
mfelix@cra.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The US Army faces a significant burden in planning sustainment operations. Currently, logistics planners must manually evaluate potential emplacement sites to determine their terrain suitability. Sites subject to rainfall-runoff responses such as ponding are ill-suited for emplacements, but evaluating the likelihood of such responses requires significant time and expertise. To reduce the time and to ease the difficulty of logistics site selection we propose a series of Terrain Impact Decision Extensions (TIDE) to the My Weather Impacts Decision Aid (MyWIDA). TIDE performs data-fusion over a variety of terrain and weather data sets, and can reason with uncertainty to evaluate the suitability of potential logistics sites against a series of expert rules for a variety of emplacement systems.

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