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Open-Architecture Agent-Based Intelligent Control Framework for Simulation and…

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Department of Defense
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2011 / SBIR
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Intelligent Automation, Inc.
MD Rockville, MD 20855-2737
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Open-Architecture Agent-Based Intelligent Control Framework for Simulation and Execution of Robotic Counter-IED Operations
Agency: DOD
Contract: W15QKN-11-C-0139
Award Amount: $100,000.00


The fluid nature of the contemporary IED-based warfare necessitates the coalition forces to carry out IED defeat missions in a highly flexible and adaptive manner. To support this need, Intelligent Automation Inc., with collaboration from Black-I Robotics, will utilize its expertise in robotics, sensors, software engineering, mechanical engineering, and counter-IED technology to develop an open-architecture agent-based intelligent control framework that facilitates rapid prototyping and execution of robotic counter-IED operations including standoff detection/neutralization of IED threats as well as simple shared control driving. The key innovation includes a novel software toolset called DCF-CIED. Extended from IAI"s COTS product, Distributed Control Framework (DCF), the JAUS-compliant DCF-CIED provides the military personnel with a universal robotic software framework to rapidly develop a new robot behavior for a new mission specification or a new hardware configuration (e.g., sensors, actuators, robot platforms, etc.). The built-in simulator allows them to perform simulated, mixed-model (virtual and live/hardware in the loop), and live testing of the behavior before actual execution of the mission. As to demonstrate its utility, using this framework, robust counter-IED behaviors for deep insertion missions are going to be developed in this project.

Principal Investigator:

Yoichiro Endo
Research Scientist
(301) 294-4621

Business Contact:

Mark James
Director, Contracts and Proposals
(301) 294-5221
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Intelligent Automation, Inc.
15400 Calhoun Drive Suite 400 Rockville, MD -

EIN/Tax ID: 521497192
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No