Accession Number:

ADA582601

Title:

Low-cost Cognitive Electronics Technology for Enhanced Communications and Situational Awareness for Networks of Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV)

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Oct 2010-Sep 2012

Corporate Author:

VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC INST AND STATE UNIV BLACKSBURG

Report Date:

2013-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

77.0

Abstract:

This document describes the design, construction, and testing of a proof-of-concept hardware and software package that combines cognitive radio and autonomous vehicles in a single system whose behavior captures the essential features of both. The result is a low-cost less than 200 cognitive radio and cognitive engine package suitable for installation in the small experimental UAVs flown by USAFRL. Experiments with the package controlling a small wheeled vehicle demonstrate its ability to explore and learn a multidimensional environment that combines changing RF, location, and mission data and to optimize its mission performance intelligently.

Subject Categories:

  • Pilotless Aircraft
  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Computer Hardware
  • Cybernetics
  • Air Navigation and Guidance
  • Radio Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE