To enhance tactical situational awareness in urban and complex terrain by enabling the autonomous operation of a collaborative ensemble of multifunctional, mobile microsystems through collaborative and multidisciplinary research.

The MAST consortium has worked collaboratively to develop a management structure that embraces paradigm shift through an integrated research plan that incorporates ARL researchers with the consortium and cross- cutting themes to join the four research centers together as one. In addition to ARL, the consortium is currently comprised of twenty one member institutions.