Maritime Lethality Analysis Toolset
Navy SBIR FY2018.1

Sol No.: Navy SBIR FY2018.1
Topic No.: N181-008
Topic Title: Maritime Lethality Analysis Toolset
Proposal No.: N181-008-1196
Firm: Anyar, Inc.
2113 Lewis Turner Blvd
Suite 104
Fort Walton Beach, Florida 32547
Contact: Eric Clark
Phone: (850) 226-8511
Web Site:
Abstract: The toolset Anyar will develop in this SBIR will provide a 3D physics-based engine for assessing the effects of single and/or multi-weapon engagements against maritime geometric target models. Many of the algorithms/methodologies for the physics-based calculations involved in maritime engagements already exist and have been developed by contractors and government agencies; however, they tend to be developed independently of each other resulting in a number of applications for analysis of these effects that have no way of communicating or cooperating with each other. The problem is that these methodologies are related and should be capable of working together to form a single answer/solution to the scenario in question. Due to the separate development of these methodologies, analysis of problems that need input from all or some of the methodologies to form one cohesive solution just does not exist. The toolset developed under this proposed effort is intended to do just that and provide a means for integrating the existing methodologies into one cohesive analysis toolset.
Benefits: The Phase I effort will produce a set of components that work together seamlessly via modern programming interfaces hiding all implementation details from the user. The components provided will give the Navy a toolset analogous to AJEM, Endgame Framework, IMEA, FIST and the entire JWS suite of tools. The components developed will adhere to strict rules of development to ensure a long-lasting application that can be extended as new physics methodologies are developed for maritime environments. The components developed will give the Navy a fast, lightweight and efficient 3D interrogation engine (Core Computation Engine), a user-friendly 3D interface for setup of vulnerability and lethality scenarios (Visualizer - Setup), an extensible framework for plug-n-play of old, new and conceptual methodologies that can work together to provide synergistic effects of single and/or multi-weapon engagements against maritime targets (Extensible Framework), a statistics based execution interface for running thousands or even millions of runs leveraging the full range of hardware and software components in modern desktops, network clusters and HPCs to produce a set of results for analysis and design of attack problems. In other use cases, such as the Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. Coast Guard, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and maritime insurance companies supporting anti-piracy and maritime terrorism studies, the entity will need the tools developed in this SBIR to provide a sophisticated system capable of providing distributed, traceable, analyses of challenging maritime experiments or scenarios from first assumptions to modeling and assessment as they solve their agency challenges. Of course, we anticipate commercial shipping would work with these agencies to standardize methodologies to utilize this analysis toolset as part of a validation process for their designs and to plan for contingency operations in various parts of the world.