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Intelligent Mission Planner/Controller for Multiple Manned and Unmanned Autonomous Vehicles

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W15QKN-06-C-0017
Agency Tracking Number: A052-003-3647
Amount: $69,938.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: A05-003
Solicitation Number: 2005.2
Solicitation Year: 2005
Award Year: 2005
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2005-11-28
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2006-05-28
Small Business Information
888 Easy Street
Simi Valley, CA 93065
United States
DUNS: 611466855
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Yes
Principal Investigator
 Ching-Fang Lin
 (805) 582-0582
Business Contact
 Cecile Huling
Title: Controller
Phone: (805) 582-0582
Research Institution

The objective of this project is to demonstrate the feasibility of an innovative intelligent autonomous mission planner/controller for networked multiple manned/unmanned autonomous vehicles which is applicable to the Future Combat System (FCS), Future Force Warrior (FFW), and Future SOF systems. The intelligent multi-vehicle autonomous mission planner/controller includes navigation, obstacle detection and avoidance, waypoint tasking planner, mission trajectory planner, and vehicle formation control. The navigation subsystem is implemented by fusion of the AGNC coremicro AHRS/INS/GPS Integration Unit, monocular/stereo vision, Doppler radar, odometer, etc. Obstacle detection and avoidance is based on the object detection systems (using ultrasonic sensor, laser radar, and vision) and wireless ad hoc communication networks. A Joint Architecture for Unmanned Systems (JAUS)-compliant intelligent autonomous control system for networked robotic vehicles will be designed and demonstrated.

* Information listed above is at the time of submission. *

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