Environmental Sensor Simulation System

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$749,793.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N00421-04-C-0055
Award Id:
59778
Agency Tracking Number:
N022-1380
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
15825 Shady Grove Rd. Suite 135, Rockville, MD, 20850
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
074844234
Principal Investigator:
Brian Samuels
Director, Modeling and Si
(703) 968-8040
samuels@aharinc.com
Business Contact:
Llew Wood
President
(703) 968-8040
llew@aharinc.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The objectives of this research are to design and develop a software prototype of a realistic ocean simulation system primarily to support development of environmental sensors through more precise evaluation of sensor design alternatives. This simulation system, the Environmental Sensor Simulation System (ESSS), must accurately represent the ocean's spatial, azimuthal and temporal dependencies. In the first phase of research, AHA developed a preliminary design for the ESSS, and built a functioning prototype of the ocean temperature portion. In the second phase, AHA will finalize that design and develop a complete functioning prototype. AHA's design incorporates functional, operational and infrastructure components in a complex system, using state-of-the-art software design methodologies. Functional components, relying on Navy-standard and research-level models and databases, produce models of bathymetry, temperature, salinity, currents, wind, and bottom sediment. Where appropriate, environmental parameters are modeled with temporal variability, including diurnal and short-term fluctuations. Derived acoustic components (transmission loss, reverberation, ambient noise, etc.) are also included. Operational components, connected using a modified model-view-controller (MVC) paradigm, provide interface to users and other sensors or simulations. Infrastructure components control time and space variables within the simulation environment. The software will be cross-platform compatible and deployable as a standalone or web-enabled system.

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