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UVARS: Unmanned Vehicle Autonomous Routing System

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
70391
Program Year/Program:
2004 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
N045-003-0282
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Scientific Systems Company, Inc
500 West Cummings Park - Ste 3000 Woburn, MA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: UVARS: Unmanned Vehicle Autonomous Routing System
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-04-M-0322
Award Amount: $69,900.00
 

Abstract:

The objective of this project is to develop UVARS: Unmanned Vehicle Autonomous Routing System an automated path and mission planning for aerial platforms under dynamic conditions and constraints. UVARS is based on evolutionary algorithms for global optimization that accounts for factors such as terrain, the platform's dynamic maneuvering capabilities, minimize visibility to threats, and navigational constraints and will respond to a changing environment such as new threats/targets detected, changes in no-fly zones or rules of engagement, new mission tasks required, new target priorities, new prioritization between threat exposure and image quality requirements. Phase I will demonstrate prototype performance and Phase II will demonstrate operational performance. Commercial applications of the approach will also be investigated during the Phase I and fully developed during the Phase II. A candidate platform for project demonstration and Phase III transition will be the Tomahawk cruise missile (through PMA 281 - Cruise Missiles Command and Control Program), or through the Time Critical Strike FNC and/or Autonomous Operations FNC. Scientific Systems Company Inc. (SSCI) leads this proposal team that includes the Operations Research Department at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA as our academic partner and Boeing Mission Planning Systems in St. Louis MO as our industrial partner.

Principal Investigator:

B. Ravichandran
Manager R & D
7819335355
ravi@ssci.com

Business Contact:

Raman Mehra
President
7819335355
rkm@ssci.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

SCIENTIFIC SYSTEMS CO., INC.
500 West Cummings Park - Ste 3000 Woburn, MA 01801

EIN/Tax ID: 043053085
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
Naval Postgraduate School
Operations Research Department, Naval Postgraduate School
Moterey, CA 93943
Contact: Richard Rosenthal
Contact Phone: (831) 656-2795
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university