Mission Planning Application for Submarine Operations and Risk Management
Navy SBIR FY2013.1

Sol No.: Navy SBIR FY2013.1
Topic No.: N131-044
Topic Title: Mission Planning Application for Submarine Operations and Risk Management
Proposal No.: N131-044-0511
Firm: Adaptive Methods, Inc
5860 Trinity Parkway
Suite 200
Centreville, Virginia 20120
Contact: Lewis Hart
Phone: (703) 968-8040
Web Site: www.adaptivemethods.com
Abstract: Submarines conduct operational missions in a complex environment , as in any military operation, risk is inherent in the execution of these missions. Understanding operational risk is critical, and managing risk is necessary to affect predictable outcomes. The Adaptive Methods ForeSight system addresses risk management by providing automated task-centered tools which capture the complete operational context, apply specific risk assessment to current and recommended COA sin a near real time process. ForeSight uses information from all relevant, available data sources, coupled with Navy doctrine, instructions, messages, lessons learned, additional relevant guidance, and user definable parameters in it generation of mission risk assessment and risk control recommendations, providing integrated risk management panels and widgets in the AN/BYG-1 mission planning Human System Interface.
Benefits: Real-time integrated view of mission risks, objectives and constraints, coupled with risk control recommendations shorten the decision making time-line and improve the effectiveness of overall decision-making. Decision-making will be further improved through integration with planning tools that provide the ability to practice missions beforehand further improving decision-making and reaction time. The ForeSigth technology developed and matured with this SBIR can be applied or adapted to any planning or execution environment which exhibit complex risk landscapes and high failure cost.