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Onboard Planning System for UAVs in Support of Expeditionary Reconnaissance and…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
83438
Program Year/Program:
2007 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
N074-019-0155
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Aurora Flight Sciences Corporation
9950 Wakeman Drive Manassas, VA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Onboard Planning System for UAVs in Support of Expeditionary Reconnaissance and Surveillance (OPS-USERS)
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-07-M-0424
Award Amount: $70,000.00
 

Abstract:

Aurora and MIT propose to develop the architecture, core algorithms, and human interface concepts for a multi-platform, distributed UAV team that responds to requests from field operators for intelligence support. Aurora will build on existing robust distributed tasking algorithms that have been demonstrated to work in intermittent communications environments, tailoring them to address multiple-operator issues, rules of engagement constraints, and the necessity to ensure performance of time-critical tasks. Capabilities will be incorporated into a collaborative decision-making process flow that specifically accounts for human supervisory control issues, including interfaces, cognitive roles, and situational awareness. The capabilities developed will be targeted at Phase II implementation in an onboard planning module, already in development, that can be incorporated into low-cost UAVs, giving them higher levels of autonomy and making it possible for them to coordinate their activities as a team over a real-world communication network.

Principal Investigator:

Olivier Toupet
Principal Investigator
6174012521
otoupet@aurora.aero

Business Contact:

Diana Eichfeld
Contracts Manager
7033966329
deichfeld@aurora.aero
Small Business Information at Submission:

AURORA FLIGHT SCIENCES CORP.
9950 Wakeman Drive Manassas, VA 20110

EIN/Tax ID: 541502935
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
MASSACHUSETTS INST. OF TECHNOLOGY
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Room E19-750
Cambridge, VA 2139
Contact: Michael P. Corcoran
Contact Phone: (617) 253-3906
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university