Aurora Flight Sciences: UxV Multi-Vehicle Autonomous Control for Littoral Missions
The Aurora SCOPE project is part of a Phase II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant from the Office of Naval Research that is held by Aurora Flight Sciences. The project focused on creating a physical demonstration of Aurora’s Onboard Planning Module (OPM). The OPM serves to coordinate missions between multiple autonomous vehicles.
The final demonstration involved the coordination of three unmanned surface vehicles on a target identification and tracking mission. The Aurora SCOPE team supplied two of the vehicles for this demonstration. The targets were identified and tracked using a sensor package determined by the research of the students of the team. The sensor package chosen consisted of a 180 degree LIDAR and a camera vision system.