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Transformational Close Air Support

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award ID:
91857
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
08SB2-0912
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 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Transformational Close Air Support
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: W31P4Q-09-C-0282
Award Amount: $98,427.00
 

Abstract:

Research is proposed to investigate the feasibility of developing an HMMWV based Vertical Unmanned Aircraft System (VUAS) with laser designator and target geo-referencing capability to provide Close Air Support (CAS). Shoulder fired missiles have pushed US aircraft so far away from the CAS customer that he needs to find a replacement for the aircraft. As CAS aircraft stand off farther from the small unit commander they drive up complexity, training, response time, equipment weight, and costs involved in CAS. To transform CAS, DPI proposes to develop a multi-functional VUAS that operates in the near earth environment with on-board weapons. Innovations in flight controls, path planning, weapons management, and autonomous weight management are required to deliver this capability to the small unit commander.

Principal Investigator:

Richard Billingslea
Systems Engineer
6105216115
RichardBillingslea@DragonflyPictures.com

Business Contact:

Greg Piasecki
CFO
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