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NASA Ames Researchers To Participate in Air Force Research Lab's Summer of Innovation
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NASA Ames Researchers To Participate in Air Force Research Lab's Summer of Innovation

NASA Ames is participating in the Air Force Research Lab’s (AFRL) Summer of Innovation, which kicks off on May 8th and concludes on August 18th. The goal is to use AFRL’s Unmanned Systems Autonomy Services architecture (UxAS) to create a modular, open, and verifiable in-house Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) autonomy architecture.

BACKGROUND: AFRL has selected a team of 22-30 experts in Formal Methods and software design from academia, government, and industry to collaborate on creating an Open Source autonomy foundation that will not only support AFRL’s Intelligent Control and Evaluation of Teams (ICE-T) capability, but will allow for the addition of new capabilities at a fraction of the traditional cost. NASA Ames researchers will be applying advanced safety tools to AFRL’s autonomous platform, including tools that aid in creating formalized requirements, creating decomposable models of systems, automatically verifying safety properties, and using the verification evidence within a safety case for certification.

NASA PROGRAM FUNDING: Safe Avionics and ATM (Air Traffic Management) Future Evolution (SAAFE), Shadow Mode Assessment using Realistic Technologies for the National Airspace System (SMART-NAS) project, Airspace Operations and Safety Program (AOSP); and a joint NASA/AFRL Space Act Agreement.

POINT OF CONTACT: Misty Davies, misty.d.davies@nasa.gov

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