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Design of a Graphical Interface for Managing Multiple Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
57553
Program Year/Program:
2003 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
021IF-2470
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Cybernet Systems Corporation
3885 Research Park Drive Ann Arbor, MI 48108-2247
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2003
Title: Design of a Graphical Interface for Managing Multiple Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: F30602-03-C-0035
Award Amount: $745,054.00
 

Abstract:

This proposal describes the design and creation of an interface for controlling multiple UAVs in a real-time situation. Named the Uninhabited Air Vehicle Management Interface (UAVMI), it is centered on a 3-dimensional graphical representation of theoperational geographic area. The operator is able to move a 3D cursor around within this geographic volume, selecting groups, paths, and targets in 3D space. This Phase II proposal describes a highly commercializable interface for training operators tocontrol multiple UAVs in a combat situation. Coupled with the latest off-the-shelf input and output hardware, the software will be an intuitive, real-time, graphical, 3D environment that enhances situation awareness as much as possible without perceptualoverload. This system will also be fully compatible with the Mixed Initiative Control for Automa-teams (MICA) Open Experimental Platform (OEP) multiple UAV scenario system. The interface will allow the user to essentially reach into the virtualbattlefield/airspace to control swarms of UAV.

Principal Investigator:

Charles J. Cohen
Vice President, R&D
7346682567
ccohen@cybernet.com

Business Contact:

Charles J. Jacobus
President and CEO
7346682567
proposals@cybernet.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

CYBERNET SYSTEMS CORP.
727 Airport Boulevard Ann Arbor, MI 48108

EIN/Tax ID: 430924383
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No