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Algorithms for Dynamic 4D (3D space with time) Volumetric Calculations and…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
98350
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N101-019-1755
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
NAVY 10-019
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Inkographics
7925 Romaine Street suite 306 West Hollywood, CA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Algorithms for Dynamic 4D (3D space with time) Volumetric Calculations and Analysis
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N68936-10-C-0076
Award Amount: $79,709.00
 

Abstract:

Inkographics will develop an algorithm for generating optimal flight paths for two aircraft (protected entity and jammer asset) over terrain with known threat emitters, and implement it in software. This algorithm utilizes a hybrid approach to path generation, borrowing from both reactive and deliberative motion planning techniques. It runs in two stages, defining safe corridor volumes for each aircraft first, and then computing optimal trajectories within these corridors. The safe corridors are generated solving a constrained motion problem, where constraints are derived from flight characteristics/ aircraft dynamics, alignment geometries of aircraft, threat emitter locations and characteristics, and terrain features. Each next set of waypoints is generated with the use of a cost function. At the core of this path-planning algorithm are volumetric calculations such as intersection of jammer acceptability regions with safe corridor segments, as well as the technique for rollback and path branching. These two key components bound runtime performance of the algorithm. The proposed hardware/software architecture is designed in consideration of the defined restriction on runtime performance. The proposed modeling, simulation, visualization, and analysis software provides high-quality 3D visualization as well as playback and interactive capabilities.

Principal Investigator:

Simon Latyshev
Senior Partner
3233565314
simon@inkographics.com

Business Contact:

Inna Abramova
Junior Partner
3234015122
simon@inkographics.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Inkographics
7925 Romaine Street suite 306 West Hollywood, CA 90046

EIN/Tax ID: 271299891
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No