Orbit Logic Awarded Phase II Navy Autonomy Contract
GREENBELT, MD (July 9th, 2019) – Orbit Logic has been awarded a Phase II Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) contract sponsored by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) to develop the MinAu System - an advanced multi-vehicle mission planning, scheduling, and response system for the maritime environment. MinAu addresses current and future mission needs by employing teams of autonomous, cooperative, agent-based vehicles of differing types. Through collaboration strategies, these teams can be highly effective in maximizing mission effectiveness in dynamic environments (where conditions may not be known until the team is deployed). MinAu accomplishes this flexibility through a combination of comprehensive up-front mission planning and onboard autonomous response capabilities. The solution has been adapted from Orbit Logic’s high-heritage COTS space mission planning software.
Our STTR team includes the University of Colorado Boulder’s (CU’s) Research and Engineering Center for Unmanned Vehicles (RECUV) and the University of California San Diego’s (UCSD’s) MUlti-Agent RObotics (MURO) lab.
MinAu Architecture: System-Level Process Flow and Data Exchange
Phase I efforts resulted in an initial prototype of the MinAu solution that demonstrated its effectiveness through several relevant multi-vehicle collaborative mission scenarios played out in simulation.
During Phase II of the STTR, the team will be collaborating with the Naval Information Warfare Center (NIWC) Pacific Command to integrate MinAu with vehicles in NIWC’s Heterogeneous Autonomous Mobile...