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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:
2008 / 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 2
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Onboard Planning System for UAVs in Support of Expeditionary Reconnaissance and Surveillance (OPS-USERS)
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-08-C-0707
Award Amount: $499,827.00
 

Abstract:

Aurora Flight Sciences and the MIT Aero-Astro Department have been jointly developing the human interfaces and underlying automation for a planning system that enables a field operator to command a team of UAVs to perform operations consistent with expeditionary missions. During Phase II, these tools will be further developed and demonstrated as a comprehensive system including high-level collaboration with other expeditionary teams and high-level C2, mid-level highly automated team management, and low-level UAV tasking for 'drill-down' operations. The algorithms and software are embodied in a human interface and an 'on board planning module', which resides on each UAV in the team, enabling the team to perform coordinated multi-vehicle tasks. Phase II will culminate in a demonstration which utilizes MIT's mobile command and control experimental testbed for performing human testing, as well as the RAVEN (Real-time indoor Autonomous Vehicle test Environment) facility.

Principal Investigator:

James Paduano
Senior Autonomy Controls Engineer
6175004807
jpaduano@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 INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLO
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Building E19-750
Cambridge, MA 2139
Contact: Mike Corcoran
Contact Phone: (617) 253-3906
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university