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Rotary Wing UAV for Bomb Impact Assessment within an Urban Environment

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
73041
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F051-164-0151
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: 2005
Title: Rotary Wing UAV for Bomb Impact Assessment within an Urban Environment
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8651-05-C-0199
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 maneuvering room and the high probability of hostile fire. A small, unobtrusive UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) capable of transporting sensors such as a video camera to a bomb impact site would greatly assist in determining, in real-time, the efficacy of the strike without exposing the operator to danger. In this Phase I study, Lite Machines will develop a variant of its rotary-wing UAVs and will study possible launch strategies from an existing munitions platform and the effectiveness of the UAV for bomb impact assessment in a cluttered urban environment.

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 #H West Lafayette, IN 47906

EIN/Tax ID: 351827103
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No