Aerospace & Defense Technology

May 2020

    • Connectors Lighten the SWaP Burden in UAV/MUMT Aircraft Electronics
    • Playing Defense
      Uncertain Regulations Stall the Implementation of Counter-UAS Technology in The U.S.
    • Drone Swarms
      A Transformational Technology
    • Robotic Combat Vehicles
      Putting the Brains Behind the Brawn
    • Effectiveness of Inter-Vehicle Communications and On-Board Processing for Close Unmanned Autonomous Vehicle Flight Formations
      Developing an effective cooperative communication system for unmanned aerial vehicles can increase their autonomy, reduce manpower requirements, and improve mission capabilities.
    • Systems Engineering Approach to Develop Guidance, Navigation and Control Algorithms for Unmanned Ground Vehicle
      This research explores the development of a UGV capable of operating autonomously in a densely cluttered environment such as the tropical jungles or plantation estates commonly found in Asia.
    • Validation of Architecture Models for Coordination of Unmanned Air and Ground Vehicles via Experimentation
      Using the relationship of system architecture products and model-based systems engineering analysis to quantify system performance highlights the feasibility of a UAV-UGV team collaboratively conduct-ing the structured, rudimentary tasks necessary to find a person in distress.
    • Assessing the Effectiveness of a Combat UGV Swarm in Urban Operations
      Fighting in urban areas is extremely complex and challenging due to multi-story structures, new engagement conditions, and the consideration of civilian-military relations, but recent technological advancements could enable the military to employ robotic platforms in swarms to help overcome operational challenges in an urban environment.