Terrain Impact Decision Extensions (TIDE)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911QX-13-C-0111
Agency Tracking Number: A131-019-0162
Amount: $99,947.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2014
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
DUNS: 115243701
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Joseph Gorman
 Principal Software Engineer
 (617) 491-3474
 jgorman@cra.com
Business Contact
 Mark Felix
Title: Contracts Manager
Phone: (617) 491-3474
Email: 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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