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Terminal Guidance for Autonomous Aerial Refueling

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
98492
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N101-073-1148
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
NAVY 10-073
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Advanced Optical Systems, Inc
6767 Old Madison Pike Suite 410 Huntsville, AL -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Terminal Guidance for Autonomous Aerial Refueling
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N68936-10-C-0112
Award Amount: $69,833.00
 

Abstract:

Advanced Optical Systems Proximity Operations Measurements System (POMS) for terminal guidance during Autonomous Aerial Refueling (AAR) provides relative position and attitude, all 6 Degrees of Freedom (DoF), in a manner similar to that sensed by a human pilot. POMS recognizes and locates features on the tanker and drogue with a sensor on the UAS and converts the relative location of those features into 6 DoF via an inverse perspective algorithm (IPA). In addition to allowing for hookup to the drogue, the extension from 3 DoF to 6 DoF improves formation flying by sensing tanker maneuvers.

Principal Investigator:

Keith Farr
Principal Scientist/PI
2569710036
farr@aos-inc.com

Business Contact:

Kristina Parmenter
Business Manager
2569710036
contracts@aos-inc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Advanced Optical Systems, Inc.
6767 Old Madison Pike Suite 410 Huntsville, AL 35806

EIN/Tax ID: 630993088
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No