Collaborative and Shared Control of Unmanned Vehicle Systems

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-07-M-0277
Agency Tracking Number: O063-UM6-4186
Amount: $99,953.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2007
Solicitation Year: 2006
Solicitation Topic Code: OSD06-UM6
Solicitation Number: 2006.3
Small Business Information
SA TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
3750 Palladian Village Drive, Building 600, Marietta, GA, 30066
DUNS: 179321302
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Mica Endsley
 President
 (770) 565-9859
 mica@satechnologies.com
Business Contact
 Mica Endsley
Title: President
Phone: (770) 565-9859
Email: mica@satechnologies.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The Navy is evolving into a force that will project power, assure access, and protect and advance America’s interests worldwide within an environment of reduced shipboard manning and increased operational efficiency. This confluence of events has resulted in an increase in the number and types of unmanned systems. In order to maximize the potential of these systems, there is a critical demand for technology which supports the operators, sensor specialists and commanders as they coordinate activity among multiple heterogeneous unmanned systems. Technological solutions that allow warfighters to rapidly and easily command and monitor the operation of unmanned vehicles (UVs) in a highly unpredictable world and receive needed situation awareness from UV sensors will facilitate this force transformation. Our goal for this SBIR is to develop and integrate technologies that support high levels of SA for distributed teams, built on a backbone of proven technology for UV mission planning and control. We will apply leading edge methods for designing systems to support SA, with specific attention to the critical factors that make SA challenging in UV operations, and have a solid foundation for ensuring high levels of shared SA across the distributed team.

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