Multi-Vehicle Mission Planner for Unmanned Vehicles

Period of Performance: 08/18/2006 - 10/29/2010

$599K

Phase 2 SBIR

Recipient Firm

OR Concepts Applied
7032 Comstock Avenue Suite 100
Whittier, CA 90602
Principal Investigator

Abstract

The goal of the Multi-Vehicle Mission Planner (MVMP) Phase II SBIR effort is to design a mission planner capable of providing pre-mission planning and dynamic replanning for multiple heterogeneous unmanned systems. In Phase I, OR Concepts Applied (ORCA) designed the MVMP architecture for multi-vehicle mission planning for teams of unmanned air, sea surface, underwater, and ground vehicles. ORCA also designed an MVMP software component for coordinated multi-vehicle planning and control of Navy unmanned vehicles (UVs). Phase II will build on the results of Phase I. ORCA will finalize the MVMP architecture, implement a preliminary version of the MVMP software and associated interfaces, and demonstrate the MVMP architecture and software. MVMP planning capabilities will include task allocation, route planning, and deconfliction. Analysis tools will be provided to help operators evaluate mission plans. MVMP tools will also provide dynamic replanning and autonomous operations capabilities to Navy UV operators.