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UAV Survivability Enhancement via Agile Maneuvering in Dynamic Environments

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award ID:
74281
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
04SB3-0300
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Centeye, Inc.
4905 Reno Road NW Washington, DC -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: UAV Survivability Enhancement via Agile Maneuvering in Dynamic Environments
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: W31P4Q-05-C-R102
Award Amount: $98,986.00
 

Abstract:

A significant challenge in the field of uninhabited air vehicles (UAVs), particularly micro air vehicles (MAVs), is that of navigating through a complex environment such as deep in the urban canyon or underneath a forest canopy. Such environments are filled with a variety of hazards, ranging from large buildings and trees to thin cables and potentially other threatening airborne objects. We propose an active perception system capable of sensing and avoiding the most difficult of these hazards. This system makes use of an optic flow microsensors, an "active perception unit" that interprets optic flow patterns to detect hazards, MEMS gyros, and a "control unit" that guides a UAV through trajectories creating useful optic flow patterns for perception. This system is intended to be used on fixed-wing micro air vehicles.

Principal Investigator:

Geoffrey L. Barrows
President
2022389545
geof@centeye.com

Business Contact:

Geoffrey L. Barrows
President
2022389545
geof@centeye.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

CENTEYE, INC.
6 Logan Circle NW, Suite 5 Washington, DC 20005

EIN/Tax ID: 522234809
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No