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.
|Thesis Title & Author|
|Information Encoding on a Pseudo Random Noise Radar Waveform
|Radar Based Navigation in Unknown Terrain
|Development of a Model and Localization Algorithm for Received Signal Strength-Based Geolocation
|Modeling the Effects of the Local Environment on a Received GNSS Signal
|The Dynamic Multi-Objective Multi-Vehicle covering Tour Problem
|Development of Autonomous Optimal Cooperative Control in Relay Rover Configured Small Unmanned Aerial Systems
|Airborne Network Data Availability Using Peer to Peer Database Replication On A Distributed Hash Table
|Modeling Cyber Situational Awareness through Data Fusion
|The Miniaturization of the AFIT Random Noise Radar
|Inertial Navigation System Aiding Using Vision
Navigation…a noble and heroical art.