Neya Principal Robotics Software Engineer David Martin Named Chair of SAE International’s AS-4 Steering Committee

Applied Research Associates, Inc.’s (ARA) Neya Systems Division, a leading provider of off-road autonomy and mission planning software, today announced that Principal Robotics Software Engineer David Martin has been named the chair of the SAE International AS-4 (Unmanned Systems) Steering Committee.

The primary objective of AS-4 is to standardize unmanned system interoperability across military, civil, and commercial domains through open systems and architecture development. The AS-4 Steering Committee also oversees the work of two additional committees: the AS-4 Joint Architecture for Unmanned Systems (JAUS) committee as well as the AS-4B task group, formerly known the AS-UCS (Unmanned Systems Control) committee.

In his new role, Martin will oversee the development of interfaces and standards as unmanned air, ground, surface, and undersea systems transition from teleoperation into autonomy. He plans to foster and grow the relationship between AS-4 JAUS and the U.S. Army’s Interoperability Profile (IOP), as well as increase in-person participation at biannual meetings.


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Applied Research Associates, Inc. (ARA) was founded in 1979, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, to offer science and engineering research to solve problems of national importance. ARA delivers leading-edge products and innovative solutions for national defense, energy, homeland security, aerospace, healthcare, transportation, and manufacturing. With over 2,000 employee-owners at locations in the U.S. and Canada, ARA offers a broad range of technical expertise in defense technologies, civil engineering, computer software and simulation, systems analysis, biomedical engineering, environmental technologies, and blast testing and measurement.