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Three Dimensional Dynamic Environments Path Planner (3DDEPP)

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award ID:
91771
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
08SB2-0587
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Robotic Research LLC
555 Quince Orchard Road Suite 300 Gaithersburg, MD 20878-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Three Dimensional Dynamic Environments Path Planner (3DDEPP)
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: W31P4Q-09-C-0400
Award Amount: $98,923.00
 

Abstract:

Planning with dynamic entities is at the core of the "safe ops" risk identified by FCS' Autonomous Navigation System (ANS) and other robotic programs. Autonomous robotic systems will not be extensively deployed unless they can safely operate in environments sharing spaces with other dynamic entities. One of the biggest challenges is that most planning systems do not understand the idea of a dynamic entity. Robotic Research, LLC and General Dynamics Robotic Systems will create a planner for dynamic environments utilizing a 3D planning space (x,y,t) for ground vehicles and a 4D space for aerial vehicles (x,y,z,t). This will include integration of terrain registration into the (x,y,t) planner to provide a mapping between the relative navigation solution and the map navigation solution, development of an ego-graph based extension to the current (x,y,t) planner, developing a complex simulation environment for testing using RIVET and preliminary demonstration of a synchronized prediction planning system.

Principal Investigator:

Alberto Lacaze
President
2406310008
lacaze@RoboticResearch.com

Business Contact:

Alberto Lacaze
President
2406310008
lacaze@RoboticResearch.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ROBOTIC RESEARCH LLC
814 W. Diamond Ave. Suite 301 Gaithersburg, MD 20878

EIN/Tax ID: 270030984
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No