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Multi-Agent Based Small Unit Effects Planning and Collaborative Engagement with…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
81391
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A072-032-0959
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Numerica Corporation
4850 Hahns Peak Drive Suite 200 Loveland, CO 80538-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Multi-Agent Based Small Unit Effects Planning and Collaborative Engagement with Unmanned Systems
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W15QKN-08-C-0011
Award Amount: $69,944.00
 

Abstract:

Armed Unmanned Systems (UMSs) will be common in the Future Force Battlespace. In order to make the most efficient use of manpower, control modes with more UMS autonomy are necessary. Numerica envisions a system of multiple aerial and ground vehicles that intelligently prioritizes, tracks, and engages targets in complex environments. The collaborative control algorithm on each UMS will plan its actions based on shared knowledge of targets, platform capabilities, and situational awareness. Local UMS teams will exchange information to resolve conflicts in their plans of action. These actions will then be dynamically re-planned in response to evolving threats and changes in situational awareness. Operators will be able to preempt engagement plans to influence the behavior of the UMS team. Numerica's approach to decentralized collaboration is unique because it simultaneously addresses the limitations in communication resources and UMS onboard processing. To ensure a successful outcome of this effort, Numerica will leverage its expertise in areas such as network-centric tracking, signal processing, communication resource management, and discrete optimization. The value of Numerica's approach to decentralized collaborative engagement using autonomous UMS teams will be illustrated through a proof-of-principle simulation in Phase I and a sensor/control, hardware demonstration in the Phase I option.

Principal Investigator:

Shawn M. Herman
Program Director
9704612000
smherman@numerica.us

Business Contact:

Stephanie Mueller
Contract Manager
9704612000
smueller@numerica.us
Small Business Information at Submission:

NUMERICA CORP.
4850 Hahns Peak Drive Suite 200 Loveland, CO 80538

EIN/Tax ID: 841349484
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No