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Navy Automated Task Management Demonstration

Date: Saturday, May 1st, 2004


9:00 am – 10:00 am Registration and continental breakfast

10:00 am - 10:45 am: Automated Task Management Systems Background

11:00 am - 12:00 am: Simulation and Demonstration

12:00 am - 12:30 am: Questions and Answers

Location: Dolan Center for Science & Technology

John Carroll University

20700 North Park Blvd.

University Heights, OH 44118

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On May 1st, Orbital Research Inc. will demonstrate an innovative swarm-based control strategy for an automated task management system in fulfillment of a Phase II Small Business Innovation Research program sponsored by NAVSEA. The goal of this program is to optimize the material transport process throughout an aircraft carrier by complementing and enabling existing and future material handling systems given shipboard constraints. To accomplish this goal, Orbital Research has devised an automated task management system which provides total asset visibility via integration of control and tracking software with existing material handling systems as well as potential new commercial automated storage and retrieval systems. The control strategy will monitor material transport, and effectively allocate the appropriate resources to move material throughout the ship. The control strategy is adaptive and will dynamically reallocate tasks and routes to expeditiously store materials while mitigating congestion throughout a ship.

The automated task management system for material throughput optimization is designed to reduce manning required for material handling, minimize total ownership costs and improve crewmember quality of life while significantly reducing the time required for underway replenishment. The final system will be affordable, robust and survivable while facilitating shipboard constraints and material and manning logistics during the underway replenishment process. Orbital’s technology is a dynamic and adaptable control system that can be applied not only to material handling applications but also to many other operations in the movement of materials, weapons and cargo aboard navy ships.

The automated task management system will be demonstrated at John Carroll University in Cleveland Ohio (35 minutes from Cleveland Hopkins Airport). The efficacy of the material handling process will be demonstrated through the use of volunteers and a COTS material handling system interfacing in-the-loop with Orbital’s automated task management system.

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fax: 216-649-0347, e-mail: lisy@orbitalresearch.com or phone 216-649-0399 by Thursday April 29, if you have any questions or require additional information. Thank you for your interest in Orbital Research.

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