CCDC Army Research Laboratory Center White Sands Missile Range United States
Military swarming is often encountered in asymmetric warfare where opposing forces are not of the same size or capacity. In such situations, swarming involves the use of a decentralized force against an opponent in a manner that emphasizes mobility, communication, unit autonomy, and coordination or synchronization. On a future battlefield, commanders will deploy intelligent autonomous systems IASs that can function in a swarm-like mentality. It is envisioned in 2040 that these IASs will pervade the battlefield. These systems must rapidly sense, react, and learn from the environment in which they function. This report describes the use of CCDC Army Research Laboratorys Automated Impacts Routing as a central part of an embedded system within an unmanned aerial system or drone, as demonstrated during Phase I of a Small Business Innovation Research program.