Intelligent Terrain Analysis and Tactical Support System (ITATSS) for Unmanned Ground Vehicles
Final rept. Aug 2004-Feb 2005
SOAR TECHNOLOGY INC ANN ARBOR MI
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The objective of this work is to design a dynamic intelligent terrain analysis and tactical support system ITATSS. The system enable unmanned combat and support vehicles to achieve significant new levels of autonomy, mobility, rapid response, coordination and effectiveness, while simultaneously enriching human-robot interaction, expanding tactical capabilities, and reducing human workload. ITATSS integrates work in intelligent agent architectures for decision support, low-level feature processing for analyzing terrain and situational features, and robot sensorimotor interfaces. There are currently mature existing tools that handle these capabilities separately, but ITATSS will integrate them into a single architecture. One advantage of such an integrated architecture is that it will help make all of the digital aids familiar and useful to human operators. This report provides a document to guide the design, development, and evaluation of ITATSS. This should serve as a solid design document for any future efforts to build applications in this area. As part of the design, we have identified a large number of requirements on system components, and any system designed for this application area should meet these requirements.
- Military Intelligence
- Combat Vehicles