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Fully autonomous retrieval, turnaround, and launch for a long-endurance UAV…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
90247
Program Year/Program:
2009 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
N09A-001-0190
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Aerovel Corporation
83 Oak Ridge Rd White Salmon, WA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Fully autonomous retrieval, turnaround, and launch for a long-endurance UAV with VTOL capability
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N68335-09-C-0385
Award Amount: $69,881.00
 

Abstract:

We propose to develop techniques and equipment for fully automated retrieval, refueling/ recharging, and relaunch of a miniature VTOL UAV. Our proposed method would be suitable for use on a small platform such as a pickup truck, or a small boat in a choppy sea. It would allow the ground-handling cycle to be performed remotely with no manual intervention, and so enable extended missions through remote unattended sites. Phase I work would evaluate concepts with prototype hardware, and do aerodynamic testing and flight-control analysis. Phase II would then implement and demonstrate the selected concept.

Principal Investigator:

Tad McGeer
President
5414904103
tad@aerovelco.com

Business Contact:

Tad McGeer
President
5414904103
tad@aerovelco.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Aerovel Corporation
83 Oak Ridge Rd White Salmon, WA 98672

EIN/Tax ID: 205985142
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
Aero/Astro, Univ. of Washington
Dept of Aero/Astro
Box 352400, University of WA
Seattle, WA 98195 2400
Contact: Uy-Loi Ly
Contact Phone: (206) 543-6679
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university