This focus area aids the understanding and development of methods and technologies that advance future unmanned vehicle systems operating in the air, on the ground, or maritime environments. The goal is to help facilitate effective intelligent vehicle interactions with servicemembers to engender the trust essential to forming efficient teams. When successful, intelligent vehicles will increase unit capabilities, situational awareness, mobility, and speed of action. The objective of this project is to produce demonstratable technologies that enable coordinated movement, via shared situational awareness, of a team of air and ground vehicles across rough terrain while avoiding obstacles to accomplish a mission.
To talk, text and get around, people use cellular towers, fiber-optic lines and a global system of satellites. On the battlefield, the military has to bring its own system.