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High Speed Teleoperation with Variable Latency

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
97768
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A093-188-0435
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
Army 09-188
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
MOBILE INTELLIGENCE CORP.
13620 Merriman Road Livonia, MI -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: High Speed Teleoperation with Variable Latency
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W56HZV-10-C-0233
Award Amount: $70,000.00
 

Abstract:

Teleoperation of high speed ground robots is very difficult. People use an enormous amount of proprioceptive cues to estimate safe travel speeds and compensate for motion jitter in their visual cortex. Simply moving the controls off-board takes away those cues, and makes the task much harder. Worse, the reality of radio links dictates that latency will appear between the time at which a movement is commanded and the time when the video display reflects the resulting vehicle motion. While driving, especially in urban areas, the quality of radio data links can vary tremendously which causes changes in the latency and potential dropouts exceeding a couple seconds. Variable latency quickly becomes irritating and dramatically reduces controllability of the platform, and loss of operator control for longer than a fraction of a second is a serious hazard. To solve this problem, MIC will apply three complementary techniques to improve the vehicle safety and operator experience of high-speed teleoperation with variable latency.

Principal Investigator:

Douglas MacKenzie
President
7343670430
doug@mobile-intelligence.com

Business Contact:

William Oseles
Contracts Manager
7343670430
brguthrie@mac.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Mobile Intelligence Corporation
13620 Merriman Road Livonia, MI 48150

EIN/Tax ID: 383147215
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No