Integrated Motion Planning and Autonomous Control Technology for Autonomous ISR

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNX13CL46P
Agency Tracking Number: 120193
Amount: $125,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2013
Solicitation Year: 2012
Solicitation Topic Code: T15.02
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
500 West Cummings Park, Suite 3000, Woburn, MA, 01801-6562
DUNS: 859244204
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 Jovan Boskovic
 Sr Grp Lead - Auto Control Sys
 (781) 933-5355
Business Contact
 Michael McComas
Title: Business Official
Phone: (603) 860-6016
Research Institution
 Massachusetts Institute of Technology
 Susan Kilmer
 77 Mass Avenue, Bldg NE 18-901
Cambrdige, MA, 02139-02139
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 Domestic nonprofit research organization
SSCI and MIT propose to design, implement and test a comprehensive Integrated Mission Planning \ & Autonomous Control Technology (IMPACT) for Autonomous ISR missions employing collaborating Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV). The main feature of the IMPACT system for Autonomous ISR is that it is based on robust real-time learning about dynamic and stochastic environments, and on a capability to autonomously react to contingencies while satisfying the mission objectives and the overall flight safety. The project will leverage a number of technologies recently developed by SSCI and MIT, and integrate various system modules within a flexible and user-friendly framework. In order to achieve the project objectives, the following tasks will be carried out: (i) Problem Statement & Test Scenario Selection jointly with NASA; (ii) Develop, Implement & Test Vehicle-level Subsystems; (iii) Develop, Implement & Test Mission-level Subsystems; and (iii) Carry out Integration & Initial Testing of the overall IMPACT System for an Autonomous ISR mission. Phase II of the project will be focused on the enhancements and full implementation of the IMPACT system, prototype system development, and demonstration of its features through hardware-in-the-loop simulations and flight tests at MIT.

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