Environmental Adaptation for Off-Board Sensors

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N65538-05-M-0121
Agency Tracking Number: N051-044-0472
Amount: $99,908.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2005
Solicitation Year: 2005
Solicitation Topic Code: N05-044
Solicitation Number: 2005.1
Small Business Information
5885 Trinity Parkway, Suite 230, Centreville, VA, 20120
DUNS: 135121148
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Brian Samuels
 Director, Modeling and Simulation
 (703) 968-6112
 samuels@aharinc.com
Business Contact
 Llew Wood
Title: President
Phone: (703) 968-8040
Email: llew@aharinc.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The DD(X) program seeks to use off-board sensors as adjuncts to a robust own-ship capability. Optimal use of these off-board sensors requires tools for providing environmentally adaptive tools to perform optimal placement and processing of these multi-static sensors. The team of Applied Hydro-Acoustics Research, Inc. (AHA) and the Applied Physics Laboratory at the University of Washington (APL-UW) will design and develop a comprehensive toolset to meet this challenge, the Surface-ship Environmental Adaptation and Multistatic Optimization USW Toolset (SEAMOUNT). In the first phase of the research, the AHA/APL-UW team will complete and document a comprehensive design for SEAMOUNT. The team will also perform an assessment and algorithm candidate selection for the various components of the toolset. Components include optimal placement algorithms; optimal sensor setting algorithms; environmentally adaptive tools for detection, classification and localization; tools for rapid acoustic computations; and effectiveness routines for coordinated active and passive missions. In addition to the toolset design in Phase I, the team will implement and demonstrate an initial tool in a critical area of need. That tool will be an optimal placement algorithm merging APL-UW's Particle Swarm Optimization techniques, with the Navy's approved multi-static tactical decision aid engine (ASPECT), which was developed by AHA.

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