Development of an Autonomous Coordinated Control System (ACCS) for Multiple Unmanned Surface Vehicles (USVs)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-07-M-0392
Agency Tracking Number: N071-096-0941
Amount: $69,995.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2007
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: N07-096
Solicitation Number: 2007.1
Small Business Information
500 West Cummings Park - Ste 3000, Woburn, MA, 01801
DUNS: 859244204
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 Jovan Boskovic
 Grp Lead-Autonomy & Int. Contr Sys
 (781) 933-5355
Business Contact
 Jay Miselis
Title: Corporate Controller
Phone: (781) 933-5355
Research Institution
SSCI proposes to develop an Autonomous Coordinated Control System (ACCS) for multiple USVs, and evaluate its feasibility through simulations. The proposed system will coordinate diverse tasks for USVs such as: (i) Area search with a platoon of USVs; (ii) Vehicle-to-target assignment, and removal of vehicles from the platoon to pursue and inspect suspicious vessels; (iii) Reconfiguration of the remaining vessels to continue the search; (iv) Return of the pursuit & inspection vehicles to the platoon; and (v) Platoon retasking to continue the search with additional vehicles. Phase I tasks include: (i) Problem statement and mission scenario definition; (ii) Simulation development; (iii) Algorithm development and integration; and (iv) Simulation testing. Phase II will focus on further algorithm development, high-fidelity simulation testing, and in-water demonstration of the proposed system. Lockheed Martin Undersea and Security Systems(USS) will provide technical guidance, and in-water testing and commercialization support throughout the project.

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