Detailed ASV/USV Modeling and Simulation System (DAMS)
Detailed ASV/USV Modeling and Simulation system (DAMS) accurately assesses Autonomous Surface Vehicle (ASV) and Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV) effectiveness and vulnerability in any mission of interest (e.g., submarine track-and-trail; intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR); deception) in a user friendly, intuitive, detailed, and realistic modeling and simulation (M&S) environment (and with straightforward enhancements will support any autonomous or unmanned vehicle). In particular, DAMS accurately evaluates the mission performance of potential ASV/USV sensor suites, and determines the most cost-effective sensor suite for a particular mission or set of missions. Daniel H. Wagner Associates has over 50 years of experience in developing and transitioning complex software components to prime contractors and Department of Defense customers, and is teamed with NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and Spatial Integrated Systems.
Submarines are vulnerable to detection by passive sonar systems. To assist submarines in minimizing their vulnerability, DASS incorporates several uncertain and fluctuating parameters, including own-ship radiated noise and environmental conditions, into an acoustic vulnerability assessment. Daniel H. Wagner Associates has more than fifty years of experience in Navy algorithm development, and is assisted by the University of Michigan, who has developed a statistical approach, validated in environments of interest, to accurately account for uncertainty in acoustic underwater environments. DASS utilizes this environmental characterization to assess both real-time vulnerability and mission plans, account for both known and unknown threats, and provide tactical recommendations that reduce friendly submarine vulnerability. DASS will be transitioned to U.S. submarines via the Advanced Processor Build (APB) process and integrated into the Mission Planning Application (MPA).
Automated Active Sonar Interference Avoidance Algorithms (ASIA)
Automated active Sonar Interference Avoidance algorithms (ASIA) automatically produces a recommended Active Sonar Interference Avoidance Plan (ASIAP) that: (1) Improves passive and active search effectiveness (i.e., reduced time to detect and classify a submarine target of interest), (2) Significantly improves situational awareness and threat assessment, and (3) Reduces operator task load. ASIA also autonomously monitors the tactical situation in real-time, and, if necessary, alerts the operator and automatically generates a new recommended ASIAP. Daniel H. Wagner Associates has over 50 years of experience in developing and transitioning complex software components to prime contractors and Department of Defense customers, and developed many of the U.S. Navy’s Anti-Submarine Warfare systems, including the Operational Route Planner (ORP) and the MH-60R Acoustic Mission Planner.
State Estimation Tool for Undersea Systems (SETUS)
Passive sonar is an essential tool for covertly detecting threats to friendly submarines. However, it is difficult to accurately determine threat range directly from passive sonar contacts. SETUS is designed to enhance threat range estimation by accounting for uncertain environmental conditions, threat acoustic signature, and threat tactics. SETUS is developed by Daniel H. Wagner Associates, who has more than fifty years of experience in Navy algorithm development, including pioneering work in anti-submarine warfare (ASW). SETUS combines a new statistical approach to account for uncertainties in the acoustic environment, and a sophisticated Agent-Based Simulation with Bayesian Weights (ABSBW) algorithm to infer threat range, acoustic signature, and tactics. SETUS will be transitioned to U.S. submarines via the Advanced Processor Build (APB) software development Step process.
Fusion and Optimization for C2 of Unmanned Systems (FOCUS)
Effective use of manned/unmanned teams in complex contested environments requires a revolutionary change in mission planning technology to achieve desired mission management and execution capabilities. Our tools, built on formal methods and contextual messaging, will enable such complex mission planning and execution tasks. Planning details will be intuitively obtained from the user, and then formal methods will be utilized to produce provably correct plans that can be initially transmitted and dynamically changed using very limited bandwidth. We expect that this revolutionary technology will transition to one or more manned/unmanned cooperative planning and execution systems. Daniel H. Wagner Associates, Inc. has long been and continues to be at the forefront of DoD C2 efforts, with emphasis on optimal mission planning and information flow optimization.