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Tube-Launched Rotary Wing UAV for Remote Surveillance Operations

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
70397
Program Year/Program:
2004 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
N045-004-0003
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
LITE MACHINES CORP.
1291 Cumberland Ave #H We, IN -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Tube-Launched Rotary Wing UAV for Remote Surveillance Operations
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-04-M-0337
Award Amount: $70,000.00
 

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 electric-powered rotary-wing UAV having a cylindrical body and a counter-rotating, coaxial, rotor system, that fits within these tight size constraints, and that could be reconfigured for use in the Navy program. This Phase I work plan will measure the flight performance of the existing prototype UAV and use these measurements to calibrate a computer software model. This model will then be used to predict the flight performance of variants of the current UAV developed to meet specific P-3 mission requirements.

Principal Investigator:

Paul Arlton
President/Senior Engineer
7654630959
paularlton@litemachines.com

Business Contact:

Paul Eiff
Program Manager
7654630959
pauleiff@litemachines.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

LITE MACHINES CORP.
1291 Cumberland Ave West Lafayette, IN 47906

EIN/Tax ID: 351827103
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
Purdue University
Dept of Aviation Technology, 1401 Aviation Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47907
Contact: Gary Eiff
Contact Phone: (765) 494-2334
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university