Optimal Response Decision Aid for Time Critical Targets

Period of Performance: 04/15/1999 - 01/15/2000


Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

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

Research Topics


In the proposed research and development effort, Wagner Associates, a long-time leader in data fusion and tactinsl decision aid development, will develop a Time Critical Target Decision Support System (TCTDSS) that will have many desirable qualities. We will use state-of-the-art algorithms and techniques to develop a low cost and highly capable system to augment present capahility against the theater missile threat. Our approach is low in risk because we will build upon our successful systems such as the Surveillance and Search Planning System (SSPS), Anti-Surface Warfare Tactical Decision Aid (ASUWTDA) MELIAN II search decision aid, and Computer-Assisted Search Planning (CASP) decision aid for Search and Rescue. Each of these systems has features and functions developed specifically for a single search and surveillance audience. We will combine the best features of these decision aids into a single program that will be immediately applicable to the TCT target problem, be supported on multiple platforms, and be easy to learn and use. We will also target the package to commercial and other government customers as an affordable alternative to limited-audience, custom-developed search packages.