Command and Control Course of Action (COA) Analysis Tool

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


Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Archarithms, Inc.
401 Holmes Avenue Array
Huntsville, AL 35801
Principal Investigator


Combatant Commands (CoComs) desire the ability to perform analyses on current plans, Blue Force Laydowns (BLFDs), and enemy Courses of Action (COA). These capabilities support critical decision making for Requests For Forces (RFF?s) and assess whether modification of forces or additional forces should be applied to mission areas. Analyses must take into account resource performance, resource availability and load, communications latency, expected enemy actions, raid scenarios, blue offensive capabilities, shot doctrine, and resource degradation. Novel techniques leveraging advanced optimization algorithms provide reasonable, actionable courses of action in support of resource acquisitions. Use of these techniques aids in the decision-making process to determine type of resource to assist in providing the optimum plan. In addition, the capabilities must have an exceptional ease-of-use with minimal training time; widespread availability in the form of a distributed, web-based User Interface (UI); and an advanced ability to accurately construct and represent BFLDs. Approved for Public Release 14-MDA-8047 (14 Nov 14)