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UAV - Combat Medic Collaboration for Resupply & Evacuation

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Award ID:
83100
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
O063-UM8-2027
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Dragonfly Pictures, Inc.
PO Box 202 West End of Second Street Essington, PA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: UAV - Combat Medic Collaboration for Resupply & Evacuation
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Contract: W81XWH-07-C-0043
Award Amount: $748,300.00
 

Abstract:

For the Phase II SBIR, DPI is proposing a series of demonstrations that focus on autonomy technologies required to make the UAS simple to operate and effective for autonomous flight operations including obstacle avoidance, takeoff and landing. The autonomy selected will support autonomous takeoff, landing and site selection. The specific technology that we are proposing to integrate is the following DP-6 WHISPER UAS Open standards (JAUS and STANAG-4586) ground and air vehicle control elements Dynamic path planning Kutta Unified Ground Control Station Navsys Smart-DEM based on the 3D-Eye Fibertek LIDAR with DPI obstacle field module. DPI will build a Phase II demonstration platform from the existing DP-6 VTOL UAS. DPI evaluated a number of other vehicles for the autonomy demonstrations and many have a much higher cost per flight hour, which would significantly constrain both the possible number of demonstrations and available time for testing in Phase II. The DP-6 Whisper will demonstrate all relevant autonomy technologies needed for the Combat Medic Mission to potential military sponsors. With additional sponsorship, DPI will fly the DP-5XT Medevac and meet the requirement to carry 1000 lbs in a logistically efficient and simple to operate configuration.

Principal Investigator:

Bob Rellim
Principal Investigator
6105216115
jhacunda@verizon.net

Business Contact:

Gregory Piasecki
Director of Commercializa
9173244654
GregoryPiasecki@DragonflyPictures.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

DRAGONFLY PICTURES, INC.
PO Box 202 West End of Second Street Essington, PA 19029

EIN/Tax ID: 232675311
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No