Multi-Agent Based Small Unit Effects Planning and Collaborative Engagement with Unmanned Systems

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$70,000.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W15QKN-08-C-0013
Award Id:
81392
Agency Tracking Number:
A072-032-1254
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
2075 W Pinnacle Peak Rd Ste 102, Phoenix, AZ, 85027
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
089294263
Principal Investigator:
Douglas Limbaugh
CEO
(602) 896-1976
dlimbaugh@kuttaconsulting.com
Business Contact:
Matthew Savoca
President
(602) 896-1976
msavoca@kuttaconsulting.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
In this proposal, Kutta leverages its own Multi-Mission Planner and Controller Tool - Software Development Kit (MMPACT-SDK) as well as its partner's past autonomous collaborative experiences. Kutta's SDK allows the team to architect a controller that enables an operator to launch an offensive mission with unmanned aircraft (UA) and unmanned ground vehicles. The UAs in this proposal are unique in that they can be equipped with modular standard military issued small arms payloads (e.g. M-16s, grenades, flash-bang grenades, or subterranean radios). The user interface allows the operator the ability to launch semi-autonomous or completely autonomous missions. Unique concepts of operations that take advantage of the modular UA payloads enable offensive strafing operations, perimeter security, lead/follow modes, as well as surprise attacks, including unique subterranean capabilities. In order to accomplish this goal, Kutta uses a proven software engineering methodology to derive the set of functionality for the autonomous version of the MMPACT controller (A-MMPACT). Based upon the functionality assessment, Kutta designs the necessary software components for integration into the existing SDK and concludes the Phase I with a demonstration of a mission thread with an actual UA in the loop.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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