State Estimation Tool for Undersea Systems (SETUS)

Period of Performance: 06/08/2015 - 12/05/2015


Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Daniel H. Wagner, Assoc., Inc.
559 West Uwchlan Avenue Array
Exton, PA 19341
Principal Investigator


Understanding and exploiting the complex features of the acoustic underwater environment is necessary for the next generation of sonar tactical decisions aids. Daniel H. Wagner Associates (DHWA) proposes to develop automated and efficient algorithms and software components for a State Estimation Tool for Undersea Systems (SETUS) that quantifies uncertainties in the acoustic underwater environment, and incorporates these uncertainties into refined state estimates of threats detected by passive sonar arrays. Using these improved state estimates together with a complete picture of the acoustic environment, the SETUS will provide software support for submarine sonar/fusion teams to better track, engage, and avoid detection by a wide range of anti-submarine warfare threats.