BLAST: A System for Bandwidth- and Latency-Scalable Teleoperation

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W56HZV-14-C-0125
Agency Tracking Number: O133-HS3-2149
Amount: $149,940.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2014
Solicitation Year: 2013
Solicitation Topic Code: OSD13-HS3
Solicitation Number: 2013.3
Small Business Information
145 Lake Drive, Suite 104, Wexford, PA, 15090-
DUNS: 831883868
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Mark Ollis
 Director of R&D
 (724) 799-8078
Business Contact
 Parag Batavia
Title: President
Phone: (724) 799-8078
Research Institution
Most current teleoperated ground vehicle systems require a high-bandwidth link to support either real-time streaming video or streamed 3D structure back to the operator control unit, and experience significant performance degradation in the presence of communication latencies as small as 100 milliseconds. These latency and bandwidth requirements severely hamper use of teleop systems in situations where latency is high and/or bandwidth is low. The goal of the proposed work is to construct such a system by combining a vehicle safeguarding approach with a solution for effective 3D data compression, and coupling it with a novel approach for controlling the intended vehicle path.

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