Onboard Planning System for UAVs in Support of Expeditionary Reconnaissance and Surveillance (OPS-USERS)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$70,000.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00014-07-M-0424
Award Id:
83438
Agency Tracking Number:
N074-019-0155
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
9950 Wakeman Drive, Manassas, VA, 20110
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
604717165
Principal Investigator:
OlivierToupet
Principal Investigator
(617) 401-2521
otoupet@aurora.aero
Business Contact:
DianaEichfeld
Contracts Manager
(703) 396-6329
deichfeld@aurora.aero
Research Institute:
MASSACHUSETTS INST. OF TECHNOLOGY
Michael P Corcoran
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Room E19-750
Cambridge, VA, 2139
(617) 253-3906
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
Aurora and MIT propose to develop the architecture, core algorithms, and human interface concepts for a multi-platform, distributed UAV team that responds to requests from field operators for intelligence support. Aurora will build on existing robust distributed tasking algorithms that have been demonstrated to work in intermittent communications environments, tailoring them to address multiple-operator issues, rules of engagement constraints, and the necessity to ensure performance of time-critical tasks. Capabilities will be incorporated into a collaborative decision-making process flow that specifically accounts for human supervisory control issues, including interfaces, cognitive roles, and situational awareness. The capabilities developed will be targeted at Phase II implementation in an onboard planning module, already in development, that can be incorporated into low-cost UAVs, giving them higher levels of autonomy and making it possible for them to coordinate their activities as a team over a real-world communication network.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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