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Adaptive Cooperative Path and Mission Planning for Multiple Aerial Platforms

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
70392
Program Year/Program:
2006 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
N045-003-0244
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Intelligent Automation, Inc.
15400 Calhoun Drive suite 400 Rockville, MD 20855-
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: Adaptive Cooperative Path and Mission Planning for Multiple Aerial Platforms
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N68335-06-C-0105
Award Amount: $375,000.00
 

Abstract:

In the phase 1 effort, IAI and its subcontractor, Prof. Jose B. Cruz of the Ohio State University (OSU), have successfully developed and demonstrated innovative algorithms and software tools that are built on a hierarchical game-theoretic framework to automate path planning and mission planning for multiple unmanned platforms to enhance system effectiveness and robustness. We have provided a general framework for the design of a hierarchical cooperative plan architecture that exploits the advantages of a sensor network onboard the UAVs by combining both collaborative decision making (coordination) and decentralized real time control. With this novel structure and the incorporation of game theoretic framework for estimation and control, the UAV operations from this architecture can optimally track multiple targets and adapt to the dynamic and uncertain environment. In Phase II, we will refine and expand the path and mission planning algorithms. First, we will develop a cooperative target tracking and data fusion algorithm. Second, we will develop an emitter localization algorithm. Third, investigate extension of current planning algorithm. Forth, investigate extension of current game theory, whereby players act sequentially rather than simultaneously. Fifth, develop a software prototype for field test.

Principal Investigator:

Chiman Kwan
Vice President, R&D
3012945238
ckwan@i-a-i.com

Business Contact:

Mark James
Contracts and Proposals Manager
3012945221
mjames@i-a-i.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

INTELLIGENT AUTOMATION, INC.
15400 Calhoun Drive Suite 400 Rockville, MD 20855

EIN/Tax ID: 521497192
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
THE OHIO STATE UNIV.
205 Dreese Laboratories
2015 Neil Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210
Contact: Jose B. Cruz, Jr.
Contact Phone: (614) 292-1588
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university