EF-18 Electronic Combat Automation

Period of Performance: 08/25/2006 - 07/08/2009


Phase 2 SBIR

Recipient Firm

GBL Systems Corp.
760 Paseo Camarillo Suite 401
Camarillo, CA 93010
Principal Investigator


The Electronic Combat Decision Support System (ECDSS) Phase II effort will refine and demonstrate critical components associated with electronic warfare decision aids and electronic combat automation in the EA-18G. The work to be performed in the phase II effort includes refinement and requirements derivation, design and demonstration of basic system components, and maturation of research related to electronic combat decision aid and automation concepts. The initial system design includes EA-18G and JMPS Mission Planning Environment (MPE) interface integration. The Phase II research effort will employ Intelligent Agent based architecture layered on a CoABS grid framework that includes airborne MPE components, the inclusion of refined jamming management control algorithms, and candidate aircrew-interface decision aid advisories. GBL will utilize ECDSS in conjunction with GBL s Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with Naval Air Warfare Center (NAWC) Point Mugu to provide aircraft system integration and test environments, aircrew / subject-matter-expert interface development, evaluation of potential decision aids, and library modifications to support the new Intelligent Agent Algorithms. Application of the GBL ECDSS spans the AEA mission on many potential EW platforms.