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Decentralized Collaborative Planning & Control for Target Interception using a…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award ID:
74319
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
05SB2-0251
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 2
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Decentralized Collaborative Planning & Control for Target Interception using a Network of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs)
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: W31P4Q-07-C-0171
Award Amount: $705,000.00
 

Abstract:

The main objectives of this Phase II SBIR project are: (1) to implement, test and transition advanced algorithms and strategies for autonomous self-healing/repositioning and maneuvering target detection and pursuit in a network of AUVs, (2) to provide integration and test support for in-water Collaborative AUV demos, (3) Develop enhancements for end-to-end modeling and simulation and offline pre-mission planning and performance predictions for collaborative network of AUVs. Phase I resulted in the preliminary development of algorithms for initial node positioning in the field, pursuit guidance algorithms, and self-healing/repositioning algorithms, and the overall system was tested on a simplified Monte-Carlo simulation of the Collaborative AUV system. In Phase II, we propose to extend Phase I results, provide necessary support for the Autonomy Integration and Test effort, enhance and implement the algorithms developed in Phase I, carry out testing of the system on a higher fidelity simulation, and transition the Phase II results to DARPA programs. The overall goal of the effort is to meet the performance requirements and metrics of the collaborative AUV system in terms of endurance, probabilities of detection, tracking, pursuit and self-healing.

Principal Investigator:

Jovan Boskivic
Group Leader, Intelligent
7819335355
jovan@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