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Long-Duration, Eye-in-the-Sky Monitoring for Airfield Threat Detection

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
79112
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F061-204-3686
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Defense Research Associates, Inc.
3915 Germany Lane Suite 102 Beavercreek, OH -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: Long-Duration, Eye-in-the-Sky Monitoring for Airfield Threat Detection
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8650-06-M-1045
Award Amount: $99,652.00
 

Abstract:

Base and airfields in forward-operating areas are continually threatened by small enemy forces using portable weapons. It is desire to develop a small UAV to assist military personnel in base and airfield patrol and protection. Current small UAVs are limited in their military effectiveness due to their lack of payload-carrying capability, minimal flight time to support a military mission, and lack of significant bandwidth to transmit collected data. To address these issues, DRA proposes a soaring UAV that has an autonomous refueling (recharging) capability. Available high-power transmission lines are the power source. The UAV will use readily available lines to charge its batteries, and then continues its mission when desired. This UAV also utilizes soaring aerodynamics to significantly enhance endurance and reduce power consumption. Finally, the data collection issues are addressed through the application of the EO/IR sensor and image processing technology developed under previous and current DRA efforts.

Principal Investigator:

Michael McKinley
Senior Technical Staff
9374311644
mmckinley@dramail.com

Business Contact:

Ray Trimmer
Vice President
9374311644
rtrimmer@dramail.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

DEFENSE RESEARCH ASSOC., INC.
3915 Germany Lane, Suite 102 Beavercreek, OH 45431

EIN/Tax ID: 310970718
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No