Intelligent Proxies for Automated Mission Planning

Period of Performance: 03/01/2016 - 03/08/2018

$1.5MM

Phase 2 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Signal Processing, Inc.
13619 Valley Oak Circle
Rockville, MD 20850
Firm POC
Principal Investigator

Abstract

Navy wants us to focus on contingency planning for MQ-4C. A software system is required that can perform the following: 1) Automatic generation of contingency plans; 2) Complete plan generation in less than 5 minutes; 3) Publish plan in a website; 4) Interface with JMPS.Our goal in Phase II.5 is to develop a high performance software to achieve the above requirements. This software will be an intelligent proxy for commanders. It is a decision aid that can operate under high pressure and short time constraint situations. It can effectively generate contingency plans when pop-up threats occur during the mission, assess the goodness of the flight plan, and dynamically optimize the Air Tasking Order (ATO) for the mission.The Advanced Automatic Mission Planning System (AAMPS) to be developed in Phase II.5 will further improve the Phase II prototype by adding functionalities that can deal with some practical issues such as replanning during a mission, low altitude approach, and windy conditions. Moreover, contingency plan generation for UCLASS will also be carried out in Phase II.5.