AIRTEAM: Aerial Indoor Robot Teams for Exploration And Mapping

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8651-13-M-0099
Agency Tracking Number: O123-AU4-1214
Amount: $149,920.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2013
Solicitation Year: 2012
Solicitation Topic Code: OSD12-AU4
Solicitation Number: 2012.3
Small Business Information
500 West Cummings Park - Ste 3000, Woburn, MA, -
DUNS: 859244204
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 Mads Schmidt
 Lead Systems Engineer
 (781) 933-5355
Business Contact
 Jay Miselis
Title: Corporate Controller
Phone: (781) 933-5355
Research Institution
For the AIRTEAM (Aerial Indoor Robot Teams for Exploration And Mapping) Project, Scientific Systems Company, Inc. (SSCI) and iRobot Corporation propose to develop a command-and-control algorithm to allow aerial robotics scouts to cooperatively explore an unknown indoor environment and communicate their findings to each other and their human operators. In Phase I of this project, we will study the feasibility of cooperatively searching indoors with aerial robots. We will develop a basic multirobot coordination and exploration planning algorithm, and we will test this algorithm in simulation. This algorithm will be capable of handling the challenges of indoor operations, such as intermittent wireless communications and obstacles.

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