Multi-Vehicle Mission Planner (MVMP)

MVMP optimally allocates Unmanned Vehicle (UV) assets in a typical Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) mission scenario.  The demonstration MVMP optimally allocates Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUVs) such as the Remote Environmental Monitoring Unit System (REMUS) or the Battlespace Preparation Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (BPAUV), Unmanned Surface Vehicles (USVs), such as the Remote Minehunting System (RMS) and Spartan Scout, and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), such as Fire Scout.  MVMP could significantly improve the Navy’s ability to utilize UVs for missions such as mine warfare (MIW), Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW), and Surface Warfare (SUW) within the maritime littoral region.  The key to MVMP’s success is its ability to optimize assets within real-world operational constraints.  MVMP will be implemented as a Joint Architecture for Unmanned Systems (JAUS) and STANAG 4586-compliant component, pass information to individual UV control systems, and interface with existing high-level planning systems.