Multi-Agent Management System (MAMS) for Air-Launched, Unmanned Vehicles

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNX13CL44P
Agency Tracking Number: 124497
Amount: $124,783.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2013
Solicitation Year: 2012
Solicitation Topic Code: S3.05
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
GA, Kennesaw, GA, 30144-3636
DUNS: 829299747
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Daniel Kuehme
 Aerospace Engineer
 (678) 594-5227
Business Contact
 Nicholas Alley
Title: CEO
Phone: (678) 594-5227
Research Institution
The main goal of this work is to design, implement, and demonstrate a guidance and mission planning toolbox for air-launched, unmanned systems, such as guided dropsondes, sonobuoys, or surveillance aircraft, with the primary goal of enabling users to more effectively achieve mission goals by enabling multi-agent interaction and cooperation. Typical missions that will benefit from the MAMS include those where multiple unmanned vehicles are launched from one or more mother aircraft: for example atmospheric research missions making use of many guided dropsondes, missions distributing a fleet of sonobuoys, or surveillance missions requiring multiple UAVs to patrol a given area. As new vehicles are introduced to the environment (launched from the mother aircraft), or as new areas of interest arise, the MAMS will utilize a distributed network method for adjusting the fleet vehicles' trajectories to maximize the mission effectiveness.

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