Micro Autonomous Systems and Technology (MAST)


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Perform enabling research and transition technology that will enhance warfighter's tactical situational awareness in urban and complex terrain by enabling the autonomous operation of a collaborative ensemble of multifunctional, mobile microsystems.

Overview Briefing

Contact Information

Collaborative Alliance Manager
Dr. Brett Piekarski
(301) 394-1263

Consortium Manager
Stephen Scalera
(603) 885-2407

Consortium Chief Technology Officer
Larry Matthies
(603) 885-2407

Research Area Technical Objectives

  • Microsystem Mechanics - Develop a fundamental understanding of mechanics for small unmanned air and ground vehicles as needed to obtain desired mobility objectives.
  • Microelectronics - Enable power efficient multi-functional sensing, ambulatory control, and reconfigurable networked response in mobile micro-scale platforms
  • Processing for Autonomous Operation - Provide the fundamental underpinnings for autonomous operation of distributed, mobile, multi-modal sensing micro-systems
  • Integration - Develop a fundamental understanding of microsystem architectures through the development and application of modeling and design tools, and through experimentation and analysis

Consortium Members

  • BAE (Industrial Lead)
  • Jet Propulsion Laboratory (Integration Principal Member)
  • University of Maryland (Microsystem Mechanics Principal Member)
  • University of Michigan (Microelectronics Principal Member)
  • University of Pennsylvania (Processing for Autonomous Operation Principal Member)
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • California Institute of Technology
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Harvard University
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • North Carolina A&T
  • University of New Mexico

Last Update / Reviewed: September 2, 2014