Autonomous Target Engagement for Multiple Remote Weapon Stations

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W15QKN-09-C-0016
Agency Tracking Number: A082-045-1662
Amount: $69,999.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: A08-045
Solicitation Number: 2008.2
Small Business Information
13620 Merriman Road, Livonia, MI, 48150
DUNS: 176513604
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Douglas MacKenzie
 (734) 367-0430
Business Contact
 Karen Brehob MacKenzie
Title: Vice President
Phone: (734) 367-0430
Research Institution
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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