Aviator Mission Tasker of Distributed Unmanned Assets

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911W6-12-C-0016
Agency Tracking Number: A113-131-0245
Amount: $99,505.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2011
Solicitation Topic Code: A11-131
Solicitation Number: 2011.3
Small Business Information
3650 Brookside Parkway, Suite 500, Alpharetta, GA, -
DUNS: 808996508
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Norman Geddes
 Chief Technology Officer
 (678) 942-1171
Business Contact
 Sharon Scott
Title: VP, Business Services
Phone: (678) 942-1161
Email: sscott@asinc.com
Research Institution
With the advent of glass cockpits in the CH-47F, UH-60M and AH-64D Block III, the Army has recognized the opportunity to control Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) from the cockpit of its manned aircraft. The combined Manned Un-Manned (MUM) team promises to provide the Army aviator with improved situational awareness and mission effectiveness, thereby improving combat outcomes without degrading the mission safety. Typical UAS controls require intensive user inputs to specify the desired mission behaviors. In the cockpit, this presents a high cognitive demand that increases flight risks. MUM team operations need an innovative and effective way to dynamically task distributed unmanned assets that is adaptable by the user community, both at design time and in the cockpit at execution time. Applied Systems Intelligence, Inc. and Georgia Tech Research Institute have teamed to develop adaptive tasking for distributed unmanned assets to improve tactical management of MUM teams. Our approach is called Collaborative Adaptive Tasking System, or CATS. CATS uses a goal-activity-action representation together with a global situation model to provide robust task definition and execution that will create large gains in operational capability for the joint manned UAS team.

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