Model Driven Autonomous System Demonstration and Experimentation Workbench

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Threat Reduction Agency
Contract: HDTRA1-13-P-0016
Agency Tracking Number: O123-AU2-5002
Amount: $149,999.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2013
Solicitation Year: 2012
Solicitation Topic Code: OSD12-AU2
Solicitation Number: 2012.3
Small Business Information
1353 Forbes Dr., Bloomfield Hills, MI, -
DUNS: 969847834
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 William Smuda
 Principle Investigator
 (248) 496-6278
Business Contact
 William Smuda
Title: owner
Phone: (248) 496-6278
Research Institution
To achieve high-level strategic goals, DoD elements are investigating the potential of adding autonomy to unmanned assets. An autonomous system must be able to amend its"pre-loaded"plan by rapidly assessing the current situation, examining a number of possible outcomes, initiating a course of action and continuing to reassess its decisions and plan. Currently, data needed for training autonomous models, as well as response algorithms and heuristics, are limited for the system architect designing an autonomous platform. In areas where such data is available, such as observations of the recent DARPA Grand Challenge for autonomous automobiles, no well-developed system for identifying, archiving and maintaining useful information related to autonomous platform design exists. A well-defined framework for Autonomous Demonstration and Experimentation could collect real-world data, design decisions, requirements and experiment results into a scalable and intuitive workbench. This workbench will greatly aid the design of autonomous systems and identify gaps as well as provide management with actionable data.

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