Autonomy and Navigation Technology Center

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Autonomy and Navigation Technology Center

Post by Patriots » May 4th, 2018, 5:35 pm


A look at efforts by the Autonomy and Navigation Technology (ANT) Center located at the Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. Projects included human and machine teaming, autonomy, and navigation, that contribute to the capabilities of the U.S. Air Force.

The Autonomy and Navigation Technology (ANT) Center is a forward-looking research center seeking to identify and solve tomorrow's most challenging navigation and autonomous and cooperative control problems. The ANT Center's goal is to develop navigation technology that ensures we can navigate anywhere, anytime, using anything. The ANT Center focuses on three research thrusts: autonomous and cooperative systems, non-GPS precision navigation, and robust GPS navigation/NAVWAR. Under Air Force Research Laboratory sponsorship, the ANT Center designed and built a GPS-based relative navigation system that determines cm-level relative positions between two flying aircraft. The Center also developed autonomous formation flight control algorithms and successfully flew the entire system at the USAF Test Pilot School, accomplishing the first fully autonomous precision formation flight appropriate for aerial refueling.

U.S. Air Force video
by Staff Sgt. Nathan Tucker
February 2018

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