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Development of a Concept for Swarmed mini-UAVs for Automatic Target Recognition

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
70404
Program Year/Program:
2005 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
N045-005-0116
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Augusta Systems, Inc.
3606 Collins Ferry Road, Suite 202 Morgantown, WV 26505
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Development of a Concept for Swarmed mini-UAVs for Automatic Target Recognition
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N68335-05-C-0303
Award Amount: $747,737.00
 

Abstract:

The objective of this project is to develop algorithms controlling the high level flight pattern of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) utilizing swarming technology in a manner to maximize Automatic Target Recognition (ATR) performance for a selected algorithm through cooperative search operations involving a larger number of inexpensive UAVs. Based upon the success and results of the Phase I work, this will be accomplished through the selection of a suitable ATR algorithm and sensor, modeling of the ATR algorithm and sensor performance, development of reactive agents to support appropriate, cooperative, swarming behaviors, development and application of optimization techniques for the reactive agent parameters, and ground truth verification of overall system performance.

Principal Investigator:

John Moody
Director of Systems Engineering
3045994255
jmoody@augustasystems.com

Business Contact:

Patrick Esposito, II
Chief Operating Officer
3045993200
patesposito@augustasystems.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Augusta Systems, Inc.
3606 Collins Ferry Road, Suite 202 Morgantown, WV 26505

EIN/Tax ID: 550781569
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
WEST VIRGINIA UNIV.
886 Chestnut Ridge Rd.,
Morgantown, WV 26506
Contact: Alan Martin
Contact Phone: (304) 293-7398
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university