Integrated Systems Inc. (SIS) will develop a Multi-Purpose Sensor
System (MPSS) for the Autonomous Maritime Navigation (AMN) Program
designed for future naval surface autonomous vehicles (USVs).
Last week the company reported the receipt of a four-year, U.S.
$24 million contract from the U.S. Navy Naval Surface Warfare
Center, to finance the development. The system will integrate
electro-optical, electro-magnetic, and acoustic sensors processed
on a geographic 3D 'world' to represent the vehicle's situation
awareness and control.
As the prime contractor SIS will integrate and
outfit an unmanned platform with sensor fusion, advanced decision-making,
data interpretation, and object recognition solutions to allow
the autonomous operation in a specified area. The company will
utilize proven technologies for the developing, capturing and
processing data obtained from multiple sensors such as a camera
array, radar, sonar, GPS, compass and digital charts. Furthermore,
the use of 3D world representation will allow the USV to make
onboard routine operational decisions, capture, process, and
record information that is outside the spectral bounds of the
human sensory system.
SIS's teammates for this program include Technology
Solutions, Inc., West Virginia Institute of Technology, Marshall
University and Technology, Research, Development and Education