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

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$124,783.00
Award Year:
2013
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
NNX13CL44P
Agency Tracking Number:
124497
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
S3.05
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Area-I
GA, Kennesaw, GA, 30144-3636
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
829299747
Principal Investigator:
Daniel Kuehme
Aerospace Engineer
(678) 594-5227
dkuehme@areai.aero
Business Contact:
Nicholas Alley
CEO
(678) 594-5227
nalley@areai.aero
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
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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