Collaborative Airborne ASW Mission Evaluation and Optimization (CAMEO)

Period of Performance: 05/24/2016 - 11/28/2016


Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

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


In this SBIR project Daniel H. Wagner Associates (DHWA), with DDL OMNI as a subcontractor, will develop a Collaborative Airborne ASW Mission Evaluation and Optimization (CAMEO) system that will automatically:(1)Accurately estimate the current and future 3-dimensional (3-D) location of a threat submarine Target of Interest (TOI) taking into account all available information, e.g.: positive (sensor or intelligence reports), negative (effective searches not detecting the TOI) and target motion (including depth changes and periscope/mast exposures).(2)Recommend militarily effective, executable, jointly optimized, and integrated airborne ASW plans utilizing all available and relevant assets and their synergistic acoustic and non-acoustic, passive and active sensors, against one or more threat targets of interest (weighted for importance), that account for all relevant factors.(3)Quantitatively determine mission effectiveness of plan using operationally relevant metrics.(4)Monitor the tactical situation and environmental conditions in real-time, and alert the operator and automatically recommend a new jointly optimized and integrated airborne ASW plan if either the tactical situation or environmental conditions change significantly.