Integrated Command and Control Course of Action (COA) Analysis Tool for Defense Planning and Resource Optimization

Period of Performance: 01/01/2014 - 12/31/2014


Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Davidson Technologies, Inc.
530 Discovery Drive
Huntsville, AL 35806
Principal Investigator


Davidson Technologies, Inc (DTI) proposes to develop the architecture and design for an innovative Course of Action (COA) analysis tool that seamlessly integrates defense design analyses, ?what-if analyses?, and COA development. DTI will develop the architecture and design through our ?Capabilities Adaptive Approach?, used to derive requirements and develop system-of-systems simulations. Our work products will include an analysis of COCOM requirements, trade studies of available tools and services, and a recommendation of appropriate interfaces to Service Oriented Architectures (SOA). Our proposed architecture will enable comprehensive defense analyses of COA excursions, with the added option to assess risk, affordability, and return-on-investment of different defense alternatives. Our architectural approach will enable a flexible choice of data input and report output, with appropriate expansion options to embrace COAs for Integrated Air and Missile Defense. We will propose an architecture and design that interfaces seamlessly to SOA-compliant frameworks. Approved for Public Release 14-MDA-8047 (14 Nov 14)