Design of a Graphical Interface for Managing Multiple Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$745,054.00
Award Year:
2003
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
F30602-03-C-0035
Agency Tracking Number:
021IF-2470
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
CYBERNET SYSTEMS CORP.
727 Airport Boulevard, Ann Arbor, MI, 48108
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
197187602
Principal Investigator:
Charles Cohen
Vice President, R&D
(734) 668-2567
ccohen@cybernet.com
Business Contact:
Charles Jacobus
President and CEO
(734) 668-2567
proposals@cybernet.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
This proposal describes the design and creation of an interface for controlling multiple UAVs in a real-time situation. Named the Uninhabited Air Vehicle Management Interface (UAVMI), it is centered on a 3-dimensional graphical representation of theoperational geographic area. The operator is able to move a 3D cursor around within this geographic volume, selecting groups, paths, and targets in 3D space. This Phase II proposal describes a highly commercializable interface for training operators tocontrol multiple UAVs in a combat situation. Coupled with the latest off-the-shelf input and output hardware, the software will be an intuitive, real-time, graphical, 3D environment that enhances situation awareness as much as possible without perceptualoverload. This system will also be fully compatible with the Mixed Initiative Control for Automa-teams (MICA) Open Experimental Platform (OEP) multiple UAV scenario system. The interface will allow the user to essentially reach into the virtualbattlefield/airspace to control swarms of UAV.

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