On Saturday, April 28, 2018 @ 8.30AM – Noon

Presented by Maria Romero, Systems Engineer

GMU Fairfax Campus Nguyen Engineering Building (Room 2608) | $0




The development of autonomous unmanned systems represents a set of challenges that share many of the same crosscutting issues as a traditional system of systems (SoS). These challenges arise from the need to tightly integrate diverse platform technologies in a federated system where components may be owned and developed independently. As the demand for unmanned systems grows, the availability of more robust and capable vehicles that can perform multiple mission types will be needed.

This presentation/tutorial will explain how control architectures as well as open system architecture play a vital role in performing unmanned systems engineering. Fuzzy logic and artificial intelligence will also be discussed when it comes to path planning in autonomous navigation for unmanned systems. In closing, different methodologies will be discussed and how they are applied to a specific type of autonomous vehicle.

Presenter Bio: A seasoned systems engineering professional with over 21 years of experience throughout every phase of the systems engineering lifecycle (SELC) working with EO/IR/SAR sensors, manned and unmanned airborne platforms, missile defense, space systems engineering, and SoS engineering. I have worked for a variety of customers including Army, Air Force, AFRL, Special Ops, Navy, White House Communications Agency (WHCA), DHS, NCTC, NASA, NRO, NGA, and MDA, which has empowered me with specialized experience and detailed knowledge for developing required system solutions to meet mission objectives and statutory regulations.