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Reinforcement Learning and Genetic Learning Classifier Systems for Sensor…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
56156
Program Year/Program:
2002 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
N023-0175
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
NASCENT TECHNOLOGY CORP.
37 Liberty Avenue Lexington, MA 02420-0346
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2002
Title: Reinforcement Learning and Genetic Learning Classifier Systems for Sensor Management and Adaptive Flight Control System
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-02-M-0264
Award Amount: $69,828.00
 

Abstract:

The work proposed here will build on current research results to develop and implement algorithms for planning trajectories of multiple Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) working cooperatively. Their common mission is to reach a target by flying in an unknownenvironment, which they learn about through onboard sensors. The resulting sensor resource control problem is solved via dynamic programming. The algorithms to be developed and flight tested are envisioned as part of a first-of-a-kind autonomous VTOL UAVsystem being developed by NTC. This system will bring military operations closer to the goal of safe, effective operation in dangerous urban warfare environments. In addition, NTC is pursuing commercial uses of UAVs in education, newscasting, andentertainment.

Principal Investigator:

James D. Paduano
President
6179684552
paduano@mit.edu

Business Contact:

Jeffrey Friedland
Senior Contract Administrator
6172531441
Jfried@mit.edu
Small Business Information at Submission:

Nascent Technology Corp.
20 Joyce Rd Arlington, MA 02474

EIN/Tax ID: 043464673
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
MIT
77 Massachusetts Avenue, Room E19-750
Cambridge, MA 02139
Contact: Jeffrey Friedland
Contact Phone: (617) 253-1441
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university