Autonomous Systems

JHNA finding unique solutions

The future of the Army is innovation and disruption, which is why the application of robotics and autonomous systems stands at the core of JHNA's Autonomous Systems services. Our consultants have decades of experience helping systems engineers and technology communities navigate the challenges of developing disruptive robotic and autonomous technologies for an Army seeking to dominate in battle across all domains.  

Our JHNA team members have been involved in requirements development, operational concept constructs, capabilities needs assessments, and subsequent testing for every Army innovation program in the last 17 years. It is our breadth of experience that allows us to thoroughly understand the challenges and pitfalls associated with this work.

JHNA stands at the forefront of analysis, from the Future Combat System and Objective Force Warrior programs, to the latest Leader/Follower autonomous tactical wheeled vehicles and the emerging Robotic Combat Vehicle autonomy objectives. Our dedicated subject matter experts excel at framing operational concepts in terms both engineers and requirements developers can understand. In fact, organizations like TARDEC, PM-Force Projection and PM-Next Generation Combat Vehicle rely on JHNA for guidance and leadership in this next generation technology field. 

JHNA currently provides technology research and analysis for several government clients, including Army program managers directly involved with Robotic and Autonomous Systems who use JHNA services to define militarily useful operational expectations for robotic behaviors while seeking autonomous and A.I. capabilities.

Notable JHNA projects include:
  • JHNA is the only advanced technology consulting firm to successfully develop militarily useful operational autonomous levels for unmanned systems (O-ALFUS). Army leaders were willing to accept O-ALFUS as a way ahead to map useful autonomous tactical behaviors.

  • JHNA worked with the NGCV-CFT and the Ground Combat Systems Center in at the Detroit Arsenal to translate operational warfighting tasks into engineering language useful to those who build Robotic and Autonomous Systems.

  • JHNA provided TARDEC with the industry's best Operational Robotic Convoy Ground Mission set CONOPs in support of Advanced Teaming initiatives.

  • JHNA provides current operationally relative subject matter expertise / analysis for air, ground and maritime applications for unmanned systems.   Our consultants understand warfighting in all domains and are routinely called upon to map mission-to-task-to-behavior concepts necessary for the implementation of autonomy on individual autonomous combat platforms.

  • JHNA provides PM-Force Projection with routine reports and analysis of the latest state-of-the-art in robotics and autonomous systems technology across the commercial industry JHNA is proving subject matter expertise on the Optimally crew Vehicle study that will inform FVL on the impact of autonomy and the future of manning FARA and FLRAA.

JHNA assists the government in their pursuit of autonomy technologies necessary to enable teamed, multi-domain operations in lethal, denied environments, including the US Army's Advanced Teaming Program. This program is developing and demonstrating advanced teaming of manned and unmanned aviation assets to execute tactical missions with minimal human intervention, while operating as part of a combined arms team in a contested multi-domain battle space. It will develop, mature, integrate, and demonstrate technologies for autonomy and teaming essential to satisfying operational capability requirements of the FARA, FLRAA, and AUAS ecosystem, enhancing the capabilities of the current fleet and enabling operational concepts envisioned by the Future Vertical Lift (FVL) Cross Functional Team (CFT) and the wider military community. 


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