The Northrop Grumman Collaboration Project (NGCP) is a joint technology demonstration between Cal Poly, Pomona and Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. We provide a great interdisciplinary experience, allowing students to apply their classroom knowledge to solve real-life challenges...in our case, collaborative autonomous vehicles for search and rescue.
Our mission is to simulate the delivery of a care package to a person in need with the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), unmanned ground vehicles (UGV) and unmanned water vehicles (UUV). It involves a search UAV to scope an area for points of interest which then sends that information to VTOL aircraft to do an in depth search. If a person or target is found, another UAV is used to deliver a care package to the individual. Moving forward a UGV will be used to scout the area for other objects of interest. Additionally, a UUV will be able to complete this same mission if the person is stranded in water.
Project Requirements 2018-19
Cal Poly, Pomona
Team Requirements 2015-16
• Completed construction of redundant ISR UAV
• Obtained UAVs’ stability and control derivatives
• Created CAD models of both UAVs
• Completed Collision Avoidance algorithm
• Implemented Kalman Filter into CA system
• Utilized an open source simulation environment
• Developed Software-in-the-Loop test bench
• Hardware optimization
• Obstacle avoidance & autonomous navigation
• Target recognition
• Full hardware maintenance cycle
• Distributed Version Control System (DVCS)
Sponsor Mission Statement
Northrop Grumman strives to support STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) programs at Universities and Colleges to help grow young professionals who can contribute to society by advancing the future of technology.
More About Us...
Check out some article's that have been raving about our project and the wonderful opportunities made possible with the Northrop Grumman's sponsored project.
Cal Poly Pomona Symposium - FPGA Development for Unmanned Ground Vehicle
The project has become a Senior Project to many of our graduating members. In particularly for our UGV Chief Engineer, Onawahya Jones.
To checkout Ona's full UGV senior presentation poster click here!
Students Gain Real-World Skills Through Northrop Grumman ProjectPOSTED ZOE LANCE ON MAY 21, 2014 IN NEWS | 1482 VIEWS
Northrop Grumman Sponsors Second Year of Collaborative Engineering Project by California State University Students
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