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Swarm/agent Technology For Small Unit Scalable Effects

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
92132
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A092-036-0095
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: 2009
Title: Swarm/agent Technology For Small Unit Scalable Effects
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W15QKN-09-C-0173
Award Amount: $69,999.00
 

Abstract:

Procerus Technologies, along with its partner Brigham Young University, propose to develop cooperative control technologies to enable multiple small, unmanned air vehicles (SUAVs) to carry out a mission involving search, tracking, imaging, and localization (STIL). The goal is to carry out these activities as a team of SUAVs, enhancing the performance and robustness of the mission execution. During this Phase I SBIR task, the Procerus/BYU team will carry out the following technical tasks: 1) Create a multiple SUAV simulation testbed for algorithm testing and development. 2) Develop probabilistic target motion models that capture target behavior based on situational awareness. 3) Formulate and test a multi-model tracker to estimate target vehicle location. 4) Design and implement a cooperative control architecture that enables multi-SUAV STIL. 5) Develop a search strategy that maximizes the probability of target detection based on a location probability prior. 6) Design and implement a cooperative tracking algorithm that maximizes tracking robustness. 7) Demonstrate the multi-SUAV STIL algorithms in a realistic mission simulation. The Procerus/BYU team will leverage their technical expertise in vision-based control of SUAVs and cooperative control of SUAVs to successfully complete the technical objectives of this proposal.

Principal Investigator:

Blake Barber
Chief Engineer
8012245713
blakeb@procerusuav.com

Business Contact:

Todd Titensor
CEO
8012245713
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