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Cognitive Risk Management for UAS Missions

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-17-C-0630
Agency Tracking Number: N17B-035-0045
Amount: $124,997.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: N17B-T035
Solicitation Number: 2017.0
Solicitation Year: 2017
Award Year: 2017
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2017-09-11
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2018-04-16
Small Business Information
1650 South Amphlett Blvd.
San Mateo, CA 94402
United States
DUNS: 608176715
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Dr. Emilio Remolina
 Principal Investigator
 (650) 931-2700
Business Contact
 Carolyn Maxwell
Phone: (650) 931-2700
Research Institution
 Embry Riddle Aeronautical Universit
 Susan Erdman
 (386) 226-7034
 Nonprofit College or University

Enabling operators to command and control multiple UAVs will require higher levels of supervisory control, enabling vehicles to operate autonomously during larger portions of each mission. For the foreseeable future, however, critical portions of each mission will require operators to apply their superior knowledge, judgment, and skills to assess the situation, monitor execution more closely and, when necessary, assume greater control of the vehicles actions. An intelligent mission risk management system would help planners and operators detect, assess, and mitigate risks to the mission. For planners, this capability would accelerate planning and ensure consistent plan quality. During mission execution, this capability would ensure that operators become aware of mission risks and resolve them quickly, enabling them to allocate their attention more efficiently across multiple vehicles.During Phase 1, we will explore, prototype, and demonstrate the feasibility of an intelligent risk management capability, focusing on designing the necessary algorithms and knowledge models and on ensuring high-level compliance with the UCS architecture. In addition, we will design the system to be developed during Phase II, and we will develop a project plan that specifies tasks and schedule, making effective use of the experience, expertise, and technology assets of the project team.

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