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Collaborative Engagement with Unmanned Systems

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
77274
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A062-052-2399
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
PROCERUS TECHNOLOGIES LC
452 South 950 East Orem, UT 84097-6689
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: Collaborative Engagement with Unmanned Systems
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W15QKN-07-C-0051
Award Amount: $69,989.00
 

Abstract:

Procerus Technologies and Renaissance Sciences Corporation propose an agent-based, collaborative control method for heterogeneous platoons of two or more unmanned systems (UMS). The hierarchical control system will enable platoons to autonomously operate for extended time periods and collaboratively engage designated targets. The system hierarchy includes subsystems for tasks with increasing complexity: local automatic control of individual UMS; decentralized and cooperative control for forming loose or tight platoons; path planning and trajectory tracking for the platoon; obstacle avoidance; and mixed initiative planning. After designating a potential target and selects a platoon, the human operator can support the control system with mixed-initiative planning. The developed algorithms will be implemented and demonstrated with a software simulation with two or more of Procerus proven Kestrel autopilots and a ground station in the loop. The demonstrated mission thread consists of acquisition and geo-location of a target designated and verified by a user, transmission of a spot call for fire message to an effects node, and tasking of an available asset to deliver required effects on target and follow-on battle damage assessment.

Principal Investigator:

Josh Hintze
Controls Engineer
8014370178
joshh@procerusuav.com

Business Contact:

Todd Titensor
CEO
8014370168
toddt@procerusuav.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

PROCERUS TECHNOLOGIES LC
452 South 950 East Orem, UT 84097

EIN/Tax ID: 200633766
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No