Boeing opens collaborative autonomous systems laboratory

Published on : Monday, July 4, 2016

Japan-Wants-to-Build-Boeings-Next-Gen-Commercial-Plane-150x150In Missouri, United States, Boeing opened a new research laboratory to test hardware and software for new generation of autonomous air, sea and land vehicles.The lab will serve as the company’s leading location for collaborative autonomous technology development with academic institutions and research partners, including government agencies and other companies.

 

 

“This lab provides us an outstanding environment to experiment and innovate with a variety of autonomous vehicles and the systems and sensors that drive them, from small unmanned aerial vehicles to unmanned undersea vehicles,” said Nancy Pendleton, leader of the Boeing Research & Technology Missouri research center.

 

 

The cornerstone of the lab is an 80,000-cubic-foot motion capture system that allows the facility to simultaneously operate multiple unmanned air vehicles (UAVs) and unmanned ground vehicles. The indoor flying test range contains a high-resolution blended projection system for the development and testing of vision-based technologies, such as image processing algorithms or detection of moving objects in scenery.

 

 

The projection system can work in concert with the motion capture system and high-fidelity simulations to support live-virtual testing in realistic simulated scenarios. The facility also includes an enclosed, vented area that enables an around-the-clock reliable test environment and access to Global Positioning System and other signals used for ground testing and static engine runs of small UAVs.

 

 

Source:- Boeing

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