Multiple Objective Collision-free 3D Route Planning using RAMPANT (Real-time Aggressive Maneuver Planner to Assist Integrated Teams)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$69,999.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W911W6-10-C-0011
Award Id:
92110
Agency Tracking Number:
A092-017-0977
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
500 West Cummings Park - Ste 3000, Woburn, MA, 01801
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
859244204
Principal Investigator:
Jovan Boscovic
Group Leader, Auton. & Int. Control
(781) 933-5355
Jovan.Boskovic@ssci.com
Business Contact:
Jay Miselis
Corporate Controller
(781) 933-5355
contracts@ssci.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
We propose to develop Real-time Aggressive Maneuver Planner to Assist Integrated Teams (RAMPANT) to push the operational envelope while considering collision avoidance and dynamic limitations of airborne vehicle teams. The RAMPANT planner will be employ highly efficient and expeditious random-search planning techniques to arrive at feasible paths in real-time designed to safely scramble away from enemy pursuit or fire. Our efficient obstacle and objective representation methods expedite the course planning process, and enables the planning algorithms to be plan and re-plan iteratively in real-time when flight conditions put aerial teams under duress. Scientific Systems Company, Inc, has extensive experience in real-time autonomous vehicle path planning and collision avoidance, and has likewise has recently used our collaborative control architecture to optimize team mission success for such missions as search and suppression of enemy air defenses (SEAD).

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