Cooperative Decision and Control with Intermittent Asynchronous Communication

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9550-06-C-0088
Agency Tracking Number: F054-011-0151
Amount: $749,817.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2006
Solicitation Year: 2005
Solicitation Topic Code: AF05-T011
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
37 Liberty Avenue, Lexington, MA, 02420
DUNS: 061935057
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 James Paduano
 (781) 652-8571
Business Contact
 James Paduano
Title: President
Phone: (781) 652-8581
Research Institution
 Jon How
 77 Massachusetts Avnenue
Cambridge, MA, 02139
 (617) 253-3267
 Nonprofit college or university
This proposal describes the development of an on-board planning module for coordinated search and tracking (CSAT) using low-cost (~50 lb class) UAVs. The NTC/MIT Phase I CSAT system, based on Robust Distributed Task Assignment (RDTA), has been tested in a unique communication emulation environment, which validated that RDTA and associated consensus management approaches work in the face of realistic communiation constraints. We also proved feasibility of distributed MILP-based planning using a prototype on-board planning module, through brass-board tested in a hardware-in-the loop simulation. Significant further enhancements, leading to both flight test and multi-vehicle HILsim testing are planned for Phase II.

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