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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:
2005 / 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 2
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Tube-Launched Rotary Wing UAV for Remote Surveillance Operations
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N68335-05-C-0339
Award Amount: $545,202.00
 

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 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. The focus of this Phase II work plan is to further develop the current UAV prototype in a vertical flight configuration, to flight test prototypes from the ground with a ground control station and autonomous guidance system, and to air-launch full test vehicles using the sonobouy launch tubes onboard an air launch platform such as the P-3.

Principal Investigator:

Paul Arlton
President
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 #H 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 UNIV.
1401 Aviation Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47907
Contact: Gary Eiff
Contact Phone: (765) 494-2443
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university