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Software Agents for Airspace Management and Deconfliction of Networked UAVs

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
68141
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A032-0719
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Impact Technologies, LLC
200 Canal View Blvd Rochester, NY -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Software Agents for Airspace Management and Deconfliction of Networked UAVs
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W911W6-04-C-0036
Award Amount: $69,995.00
 

Abstract:

Impact Technologies, in collaboration with the Georgia Institute of Technology and Boeing Phantom Works, proposes the development of an agent-based software for airspace management and deconfliction of networked unmanned air vehicles (UAVs) to optimize UAV performance while still assuring stability and robustness concerns. Specifically, this project will consist of 1) Trade studies to identify best methods and technologies for SUAV airspace management and deconfliction using Quality Function Deployment (QFD), Morphological Matrix, Pugh Concept Selection Matrix, and Multi-Attribute Decision Matrix (MADM) techniques; 2) Development of a novel architecture and algorithms for the coordinated control of multiple UAVs whose primary task is to execute critical missions faithfully and reliably while satisfying local survivability conditions; 3) Specification of an integrated software architecture for networked UAV modeling, flight control, contingency management, and mission management design; 4) Integration of intelligent agents and distributed object-based computing using GA Tech's Open Control Platform (OCP) for optimization of the entire networked UAV's operation; and 5) Software demonstration of the developed technology on a UAV swarm under various mission scenarios and with the occurrence of un-planned events.

Principal Investigator:

Michael Roemer
Director of Engineering
5854241990
mike.roemer@impact-tek.com

Business Contact:

Mark Redding
President
5854241990
mark.redding@impact-tek.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

IMPACT TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
125 Tech Park Drive Rochester, NY 14623

EIN/Tax ID: 161567136
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No