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Company Information:

Name: LITE MACHINES CORP.
Address: 1291 Cumberland Ave #H
We, IN
Located in HUBZone: No
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
URL: N/A
Phone: (765) 463-0959

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $369,843.00 4
SBIR Phase II $2,251,980.00 2
STTR Phase I $70,000.00 1
STTR Phase II $545,202.00 1

Award List:

Tube-Launched Rotary Wing UAV for Remote Surveillance Operations

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: Purdue University
Principal Investigator: Paul Arlton, President/Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $70,000.00
RI Contact: Gary Eiff
Abstract:
The Navy desires to equip P-3's and similar future aircraft with UAV's that can be launched from a standard A-size sonobouy tube and return real-time information including video images from remote locations to the P-3 for further analysis and action. Lite Machines has previously developed an… More

Tube-Launched Rotary Wing UAV for Remote Surveillance Operations

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: PURDUE UNIV.
Principal Investigator: Paul Arlton, President
Award Amount: $545,202.00
RI Contact: Gary Eiff
Abstract:
The Navy desires to equip P-3s and similar future aircraft with UAVs that can be launched from a standard A-size sonobouy tube and return real-time information including video images from remote locations for further analysis and action. Lite Machines has developed an electric-powered rotary-wing… More

Rotary Wing UAV for Bomb Impact Assessment within an Urban Environment

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Paul Arlton, President/Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Warfare within a city is a difficult business not only because of the abundance of man-made obstacles, but because the effects of bomb strikes are difficult to measure. Reconnoitering at low altitude and close range by a manned aircraft is often prohibitively dangerous because of the lack of… More

Rotary Wing UAV for Bomb Damage Information within an Urban Environment

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Paul Arlton, President / Senior Engine
Award Amount: $749,985.00
Abstract:
Warfare within a city is a difficult business not only because of the abundance of man-made obstacles, but because the effects of bomb strikes are difficult to measure. Reconnoitering at low altitude and close range by a manned aircraft is often prohibitively dangerous because of the lack of… More

Rotary-Wing UAV as On-Demand Sensor Platform for Aircraft Operators

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / SOCOM
Principal Investigator: Paul Eiff, Program Manager
Award Amount: $99,927.00
Abstract:
During warfare, strikes made with surgical precision by Special Operations Forces reduce collateral damage and loss of life among non-combatants and have become the expectation of our war-fighters. Such strikes, however, require the ability to survey the target area in a timely fashion and guide… More

Rotary-Wing UAV as On-Demand Sensor Platform for Aircraft Operators

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / SOCOM
Principal Investigator: Paul Arlton, President
Award Amount: $1,501,995.00
Abstract:
USSOCOM has a need to provide high-resolution video imagery to the sensor operators of current and future gunships, other unmanned aircraft systems, and similar platforms, while supporting missions above an area of interest. The key factors driving this need are the ability to see beyond visual… More

Advanced Flight Controls for Ultra-agile Small Unmanned Air Vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Paul Arlton, President – (765) 463-0959
Award Amount: $69,976.00
Abstract:
The proposed research will explore innovative flight control methodologies combining recent advances in system identification, novel flight sensors, and neural network based adaptive flight control design to develop a new, high bandwidth flight controller architecture capable of rejecting the… More

Wings and Propulsion for MAV Gust Rejection

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Jon Maynell, Project Manager – (765) 463-0959
Award Amount: $99,940.00
Abstract:
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