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Autonomous Vehicle Management System

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Department of Defense
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Program Year/Program:
2002 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2002
Title: Autonomous Vehicle Management System
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N68335-02-C-3035
Award Amount: $69,656.00


"We propose to develop a Decision Aiding Tool (DAT) for operators ofmultiple UAVs. The tool will consist of the following: (i) Auser-friendly operator interface based on Multiple Unified SimulationEnvironment (MUSE); (ii) Finite-State Machine (FSM) based software fordetermining the status of subsystems and components in multiple UAVs;(iii) On-line trajectory generation software for trajectoryreconfiguration in response to the dynamically changing environments;and (iv) Fault-tolerant control software. The main idea behind theproposed approach is to migrate a number of tasks from the operator tothe intelligent DAT that will enable straightforward operation ofmultiple UAVs. In order to achieve these objectives, we propose tocarry out the following tasks: (i) Problem formulation; (ii)System-wide health monitoring and status determination; (iii)Autonomous trajectory reconfiguration in response to pop-up threats;(iv) Develop an integrated Operator Aiding (OpAID) simulation; (v)Demonstrate the new capabilities enabled by the proposed tool. Thefeasibility of the proposed approach will be evaluated using a VTUAVsimulation and an integrated simulation environment to be develpedthrough a joint effort of SSCI, Altair and Draper Lab. Potential applications of the proposed OpAID system, combiningeffective health monitoring, status determination, and fault tolerantop

Principal Investigator:

Jovan D. Boskovic
Senior Research Engineer

Business Contact:

Raman K. Mehra
President & CEO
Small Business Information at Submission:

Scientific Systems Co., Inc.
500 West Cummings Park, Suite 3000 Woburn, MA 01801

EIN/Tax ID: 043053085
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No