Software Agents for Airspace Management and Deconfliction of Networked UAVs

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Amount:
$69,995.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W911W6-04-C-0036
Agency Tracking Number:
A032-0719
Solicitation Year:
2003
Solicitation Topic Code:
A03-066
Solicitation Number:
2003.2
Small Business Information
IMPACT TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
125 Tech Park Drive, Rochester, NY, 14623
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
073955507
Principal Investigator
 Michael Roemer
 Director of Engineering
 (585) 424-1990
 mike.roemer@impact-tek.com
Business Contact
 Mark Redding
Title: President
Phone: (585) 424-1990
Email: mark.redding@impact-tek.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Impact Technologies, in collaboration with the Georgia Institute of Technology and Boeing Phantom Works, proposes the development of an agent-based software for airspace management and deconfliction of networked unmanned air vehicles (UAVs) to optimize UAV performance while still assuring stability and robustness concerns. Specifically, this project will consist of 1) Trade studies to identify best methods and technologies for SUAV airspace management and deconfliction using Quality Function Deployment (QFD), Morphological Matrix, Pugh Concept Selection Matrix, and Multi-Attribute Decision Matrix (MADM) techniques; 2) Development of a novel architecture and algorithms for the coordinated control of multiple UAVs whose primary task is to execute critical missions faithfully and reliably while satisfying local survivability conditions; 3) Specification of an integrated software architecture for networked UAV modeling, flight control, contingency management, and mission management design; 4) Integration of intelligent agents and distributed object-based computing using GA Tech's Open Control Platform (OCP) for optimization of the entire networked UAV's operation; and 5) Software demonstration of the developed technology on a UAV swarm under various mission scenarios and with the occurrence of un-planned events.

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