Netted Full Spectrum Sensors

Period of Performance: 01/23/2003 - 01/23/2005

$1.13MM

Phase 2 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Prediction Systems, Inc.
309 Morris AvenueSuite G
Spring Lake, NJ 07762
Principal Investigator

Abstract

This Phase II proposal describes the architectural design for a Netted Full Spectrum Sensor (NFSS) Operations Management System (OMS) to manage and control disparate MASINT sensor systems via an integrated graphical interface. The NFSS-OMS will support connections with sensor systems for sensor report collection, processing, data fusion and graphical display. Interfaces to sensor control tasking will be provided using graphical panels. Sensor coverage maps will be generated automatically based on user specified parameters depicting the areas of the battlefield coved by each sensor system. PSI's state-of-the-art simulation and system development tools, the General Simulation System (GSS), Virtual Software Environment (VSE), and non-linear Optimization facility will be used to provide mission planning for both pre and post deployment scenarios. Interfaces with other sensor management and control systems will be supported to expand sensor fusion and deployment deconfliction capabilities. The capabilities provided at the end of this Phase II will be used for sensor system management and control, real-time mission planning, Future Combat System (FCS) design and testing, and sensor system coordination algorithm development. PSI will use its experience with the development of planning and tasking tools to support CINC staff operations to successfully implement the system architecture outlined within this proposal. Several government programs have already been identified that will benefit immediately from the development of the NFSS-OMS under Phase II including the Warfighter Electronic Collection and Mapping (WECM), Acoustic Canopy MASINT System (ACMS), Electronic Support for the Objective Force (ESOF) and Future Combat System (FCS). Potential commercial applications include home and business security, support of commercial test facilities, fire fighting, and the support of large distributed utility networks.