SIFT Contributing to DARPA CODE Program in Phase 2
In 2014, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) launched the Collaborative Operations in Denied Environment (CODE) program. CODE’s main objective is to develop and demonstrate the use of collaborative autonomy for systems of unmanned vehicles. Various CODE participants from industry are providing the technology components necessary for vehicles to perform autonomous planning and control, and to leverage each other’s resources opportunistically during mission execution. The expectation is that this collaborative autonomy will enable teams of unmanned vehicles to overcome the challenges of denied communications and more capable adversarial systems.
In support of this vision, SIFT has designed and prototyped "Supervisory Control for Collaboration and Contingency Delegation" (SuperC3DE). SuperC3DE provides an integrated and holistic suite of human-computer interaction and intelligent decision-support tools. The system is designed to enable a single human operator to effectively command, monitor, and supervise a system of many unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) at once.
DARPA recently announced the start of Phase 2 for CODE (http://www.darpa.mil/news-events/2016-06-03#), and SIFT is one of ... "six companies -- all of which had Phase 1 contracts with DARPA to develop supporting technologies for CODE -- (that) will collaborate in various ways with the two prime contractors".