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Autonomous Decision Support for Unmanned Vehicle Control in a Multi-vehicle,…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2014 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N122-124-0442
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
N122-124
Solicitation Number:
2012.2
Small Business Information
Soar Technology, Inc.
3600 Green Court Suite 600 Ann Arbor, MI -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2014
Title: Autonomous Decision Support for Unmanned Vehicle Control in a Multi-vehicle, Multi-domain Environment
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N68335-14-C-0015
Award Amount: $249,286.00
 

Abstract:

SoarTech will research technologies, collectively called"Lucid,"to enable and manage supervisory control of multiple unmanned vehicles (UVs). Lucid will monitor the mission and behavior of a team of UVs and (1) detect and project important events, alerting users to them and (2) estimate user workload and automatically distribute tasks when a user is overloaded. Lucid will is designed to allow operators to spend less time interacting with the system and more time doing other important tasks. To achieve these results Lucid will implement computational situation awareness (CSA), and use it as a basis for intelligent UI control, decision support, and high-level command inputs. The core concepts behind Lucid were prototyped and tested in the MAGIC International Robot Competition where SoarTech teamed with the University of Michigan to win in 2010. Lucid will build on that ground-breaking work and will be integrated these new capabilities with existing and future Naval systems such as Raptor X, the Common Control Station (CCS), the Joint Mission Planning System (JMPS), and the Global Command and Control System (GCCS).

Principal Investigator:

Jacob Crossman
Senior Research Engineer
(734) 887-7606
jcrossman@soartech.com

Business Contact:

Andrew Dallas
Vice President
(734) 887-7603
contracts@soartech.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Soar Technology, Inc.
3600 Green Court Suite 600 Ann Arbor, MI 48105-

EIN/Tax ID: 383382261
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No