Intelligent Proxies for Automated Mission Planning

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$750,000.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N68335-12-C-0238
Agency Tracking Number:
N111-022-1569
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
N111-022
Solicitation Number:
2011.1
Small Business Information
SIGNAL PROCESSING, INC.
MD, Rockville, MD, 20850-3563
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
Y
Woman Owned:
Y
Duns:
620282256
Principal Investigator:
Chiman Kwan
Chief Technology Officer
(240) 505-2641
chiman.kwan@signalpro.net
Business Contact:
Chihwa Yung
Chief Operations Officer
(301) 315-2322
chihwa.yung@signalpro.net
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
In Phase 2, our Phase 1 version of the Automated Mission Planning System (AMPS) will be modified and expanded to generate contingency plans to handle unexpected problems such as popup threats or electrical and mechanical failures in UAV/UCAVs. The new software system must be adaptive and can react quickly to changes detected in the situation context. Conventional contingency plans are generated by human operators. The process is tedious, time consuming, and does not respond to unexpected situations quickly. In addition, plans generated by inexperienced operators under high pressure environments are not optimal. The new Advanced AMPS (called AAMPS) to be developed in Phase II will eventually need to interface with the Navy Joint Mission Planning System (JMPS) to obtain the required inputs for its reasoning algorithms, and its contingency plans will be published through Web Services to the concerned users (e.g., BAMS and Global Hawk).

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