Development of a Concept for Swarmed mini-UAVs for Automatic Target Recognition
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
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.
Small Business Information at Submission:
Research Institution Information:
Augusta Systems, Inc.
3606 Collins Ferry Road, Suite 202 Morgantown, WV 26505
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WEST VIRGINIA UNIV.
886 Chestnut Ridge Rd.,
Morgantown, WV 26506
Nonprofit college or university