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Platform routing and data fusion technologies for Cooperative ISR

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
83350
Program Year/Program:
2007 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
F074-021-0077
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
3 Phoenix, Inc.
14585 Avion Pwy Suite 200 Chantilly, VA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Platform routing and data fusion technologies for Cooperative ISR
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9550-07-C-0067
Award Amount: $99,865.00
 

Abstract:

In order for collaborative Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) to become a viable mission for an ever-expanding heterogonous UAV fleet, UAV autonomy must achieve autonomy level four (i.e. on-board route re-planning) and beyond (i.e. increasingly complex group coordination), so that operators are not overwhelmed with routine operational decisions. For UAV platform routing, current point-to-point routing techniques are not sufficient. New techniques must be developed that allow UAVs to autonomously generate and update routes during flight dynamically. The control strategy must therefore automate or self-manage as much of the low- and mid-level planning as possible to reduce the operator workload and provide coordination at the mission level to ensure that mission objectives are accomplished. To address this challenge, 3 Phoenix, Inc. and the Applied Research Laboratory / Pennsylvania State University have teamed to develop dynamic routing and multi-objective scheduling algorithms for implementation within a standards-based real-time data fusion and intelligent control C4ISR architecture. This two-tier approach will simultaneously reduce operator workload and increase fleet efficiency by enabling UAVs to autonomously plan their routes in accordance with the current tactical picture.

Principal Investigator:

John Jamieson
Principal
9195625333
john.jamieson@3phoenix.com

Business Contact:

Andy Liverman
Principal
7039566480
andy.liverman@3phoenix.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

3 PHOENIX, INC.
13135 Lee Jackson Hwy Suite 330 Fairfax, VA 22033

EIN/Tax ID: 201633533
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIV.
Applied Research Laboratory
P.O. Box 30
State College, PA 16804
Contact: Jeff Weinschenk
Contact Phone: (814) 863-0862
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university