Military Embedded Systems

U.S. Army officials add Infoscitex to its SUMIT evaluations program


November 10, 2017

Mariana Iriarte

Technology Editor

Military Embedded Systems

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. U.S. Army officials tapped Infoscitex Corp. (IST), a DCS Corp. subsidiary, for a three-year research contract to participate in the Army's Synergistic Unmanned Intelligent Teaming (SUMIT) evaluations program.

Under the SUMIT contract, IST human systems engineers and simulation developers will integrate innovative and advanced Manned Unmanned Teaming (MUM-T) enabling technologies onto the AMRDEC's Future Open Rotorcraft Cockpit Environment simulator. Leveraging the Fusion Advanced Human-Machine Interface framework and the Unmanned Air/Ground/Surface Autonomy Services (UxAS) automated route planning tool, IST will provide its software suite Tasking and Execution of Collaborative Unmanned and Manned Systems with Autonomy (TECUMSA) for use in the SUMIT evaluations.

In addition, IST will be assisted by aviation subject matter experts from Nobletech, Inc. and researchers from the University of Dayton Research Institute.

The SUMIT program will evaluate the impact of new and recent autonomy, decision aiding, and human-machine interface (HMI) technologies in Army Aviation missions. This exploratory research program is managed by the U.S. Army Aviation & Missile Research, Development & Engineering Center (AMRDEC) Aviation Development Directorate. The overall program goal is to inform the Acquisition and User communities of emerging capabilities that can meet the demands of the Army's next generation Future Vertical Lift program.

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