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Validation and Evaluation of Remote, Interactive Teams of Autonomous Systems (VERITAS)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-10-M-0114
Agency Tracking Number: O09B-004-4014
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: OSD09-T004
Solicitation Number: 2009.B
Solicitation Year: 2009
Award Year: 2010
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2010-05-06
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2010-11-06
Small Business Information
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Woburn, MA 01801
United States
DUNS: 967259946
HUBZone Owned: No
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Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Nathan Schurr
 Human Agen Collaboration Scientist
 (781) 496-2453
Business Contact
 Margaret Clancy
Title: Chief Financial Officer
Phone: (781) 496-2415
Research Institution
 University of Illinois at Chicago
 Ken Moore
Office of Research Services 304 Administrative Office
1737 West Polk St., IL 60612
United States

 (312) 996-7044
 Nonprofit College or University

different modes, while using different combinations of subsystems. This presents a challenge for the personnel validating the system during design and development; the number of combinations of environments, modes, and subsystems is exponential. They cannot all be tested, so an optimal subset of tests must be run. We propose to develop VERITAS: Validation and Evaluation of Remote, Interactive Teams of Autonomous Systems, a tool that will optimize the specification of tests for complex UV systems and supports analysis of performance. VERITAS will enable system developers, testers, and operators to define the attributes and capabilities of a system, its operating modes, and mission environments. The VERITAS tool will analyze system performance to (1) identify the factors that are responsible for mission performance and outcomes, and (2) define the performance envelope (capabilities and limitations) of the system. VERITAS will accomplish this by (1) optimizing the form and sequence of test cases to define the performance envelope most rapidly and effectively, and by (2) providing an advanced user interface that simplifies configuration of the test environment, monitoring of test progress, and comprehension of test results.

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