Fusion and Optimization for C2 of Unmanned Systems (FOCUS)

Period of Performance: 07/19/2016 - 07/26/2017


Phase 2 SBIR

Recipient Firm

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


The Fusion and Optimization for C2 of Unmanned Systems (FOCUS) project will, as part of the SBIR 151-020 team, provide NAVAIR with the theoretical, modeling and simulation (M&S), and operational frameworks, as well as tools and algorithms/software, necessary for validation of novel C2 and communications approaches, in the context of existing and emerging Navy Interoperability Profiles (NIOPs). The key technologies to be developed under this project are framed within two operational concepts. Concept 1 is an evolutionary improvement over current communications protocols that combines novel compression techniques with novel cooperative inference capabilities and dynamic message routing. Concept 2 is a revolutionary change in military C2 that builds on Concept 1 by leveraging shared context between collaborative partners.