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

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$69,938.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W15QKN-06-C-0017
Agency Tracking Number:
A052-003-3647
Solicitation Year:
2005
Solicitation Topic Code:
A05-003
Solicitation Number:
2005.2
Small Business Information
AMERICAN GNC CORP.
888 Easy Street, Simi Valley, CA, 93065
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
Y
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
611466855
Principal Investigator:
Ching-Fang Lin
President
(805) 582-0582
cflin@americangnc.com
Business Contact:
Cecile Huling
Controller
(805) 582-0582
cbhuling@americangnc.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
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.

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