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Cooperative Decision and Control with Intermittent Asynchronous Communication

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
73367
Program Year/Program:
2006 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
F054-011-0151
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 2
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: Cooperative Decision and Control with Intermittent Asynchronous Communication
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9550-06-C-0088
Award Amount: $749,817.00
 

Abstract:

This proposal describes the development of an on-board planning module for coordinated search and tracking (CSAT) using low-cost (~50 lb class) UAVs. The NTC/MIT Phase I CSAT system, based on Robust Distributed Task Assignment (RDTA), has been tested in a unique communication emulation environment, which validated that RDTA and associated consensus management approaches work in the face of realistic communiation constraints. We also proved feasibility of distributed MILP-based planning using a prototype on-board planning module, through brass-board tested in a hardware-in-the loop simulation. Significant further enhancements, leading to both flight test and multi-vehicle HILsim testing are planned for Phase II.

Principal Investigator:

James D. Paduano
President
7816528571
paduano@nascent-tech.com

Business Contact:

James D. Paduano
President
7816528581
paduano@nascent-tech.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

NASCENT TECHNOLOGY CORP.
37 Liberty Avenue Lexington, MA 02420

EIN/Tax ID: 043464673
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLO
77 Massachusetts Avnenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
Contact: Jon How
Contact Phone: (617) 253-3267
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university