Autonomous Target Engagement for Multiple Remote Weapon Stations

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$69,999.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W15QKN-09-C-0016
Award Id:
87141
Agency Tracking Number:
A082-045-1662
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
13620 Merriman Road, Livonia, MI, 48150
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
176513604
Principal Investigator:
Douglas MacKenzie
President
(734) 367-0430
doug@mobile-intelligence.com
Business Contact:
Karen Brehob MacKenzie
Vice President
(734) 367-0430
karen@mobile-intelligence.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
This project will address critical Army technology shortcomings related to the use of semi autonomous and autonomous weapons platforms under development for the Future Force. Phase I will address "colloborative processes" for autonomous acquisition, track and engagement of targets by integration of an existing Multi Target Tracker with a CDAS Network Enabled Decision Aid Component hosting reuseable software components developed under previous research programs. The resulting application will allow tasking a collection of autonomous unmanned ground systems with an autonomous target "search, acquire, and track" mission and will automate engagement of multiple targets using a distributed decision aid module resident on the robots themselves. It will also provide automated target hand-off to the appropriate shooter for employment of multiple Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGV) in an MxN shooter-target environment. The demonstration mission is a complete thread from receipt of a Tactical Order from FBCB2, through the Search and Surveillance/Tracking process, determination of the optimal Engagement Course of Action, and execution of the autonomous MxN Shooter-Target Engagement process.

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