The Software

Neptus

Distributed Command and Control Infrastructure for the operation of all types of unmanned vehicles. Neptus supports the different phases of a typical mission life cycle: planning, simulation, execution and post-mission analysis.
Neptus can be adapted by operators to fit mission-specific requirements and extended by developers through a comprehensive plug-in framework.

See more at: lsts.pt/toolchain/neptus

IMC

Inter-Module Communication Protocol

Defines a common control message set understood by all types of vehicles and computers nodes in networked environments.

See more at: lsts.pt/toolchain/imc

DUNE

Unified Navigation Environment

Embedded software at the heart of the vehicle: modules for control, navigation, simulation, networking, sensing, and actuation.

See more at: lsts.pt/toolchain/dune

T-REX

The Teleo-Reactive EXecutive (T-REX) is an advanced Artificial Intelligence based software controller that synthesizes, refines and executes abstract temporal plans to command the LAUV vehicle. T-REX uses concepts previously flown by this group on two NASA spaceflight missions, Deep Space 1 Remote Agent 65 Million miles from Earth in 1999 and as the Mixed-Initiative human-in-the-loop controller for the two 2003 Mars Exploration Rovers (MER) mission. The Open Source automated planner at the heart of T-REX was designed and built at NASA Ames Research Center.