UGV Dynamic Mobility Updates Using Real Time Prognostic and Diagnostic Information

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W56HZV-07-C-0056
Agency Tracking Number: A062-203-3520
Amount: $69,624.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2006
Solicitation Year: 2006
Solicitation Topic Code: A06-203
Solicitation Number: 2006.2
Small Business Information
1946 South 1600 West, Young Ward, UT, 84339
DUNS: 964299791
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Don Cripps
 Sr. Research Scientist
 (435) 755-2980
Business Contact
 Chris Brown
Title: Business Development Manager
Phone: (435) 755-2980
Research Institution
An improved control system for autonomous vehicles is proposed in which prognostic and diagnostic data generated by the vehicle itself is used as an input to the controller. This is in contrast to conventional controllers in which the vehicle is represented by a static model. ASI will analyze the parameters of the NATO Reference Mobility Model to decide which most affect overall vehicle control and specify sensors for monitoring these parameters. A new vehicle controller will be designed which will use this data, in addition to data on the external environment, for vehicle control. This will result in a more autonomous system, since it will be ‘aware’ of its own condition as well as its surroundings.

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