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Integration of PALACE and Touchdown Planning Methods for Landing CUAS at…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
95172
Program Year/Program:
2010 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
N10A-039-0360
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
NAVY 10T039
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Aurora Flight Sciences Corporation
9950 Wakeman Drive Manassas, VA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Integration of PALACE and Touchdown Planning Methods for Landing CUAS at Unprepared Sites
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-10-M-0347
Award Amount: $69,915.00
 

Abstract:

Aurora Flight Sciences and MIT have been developing tools and techniques that, together with existing 3D environment decision-making and navigation tools developed by AMRDEC in the PALACE program, are well-suited to the problem of autonomous vertical landing on unprepared landing sites. In this program, Aurora will team with MIT researchers and UC Santa Cruz (UCSC licenses PALACE technologies for AMRDEC) to combine hybrid-system rapidly-expanding random trees (RRTs), PALACE technologies, careful system engineering/integration, and Phase II experimental demonstrations. The result will be a general purpose, environmentally robust, autonomous vertical landing system for remote, unprepared/sloped landing sites with obstacles, environmental disturbances, and minimal ground crew support/training. System engineering will focus on creating a system which minimizes size, weight, power, and cost (SWAP-C) requirements for sensing and computation.

Principal Investigator:

James Paduano
Senior Autonomy Controls
6175004807
jpaduano@aurora.aero

Business Contact:

Scott Hart
Financial Analyst
6175000536
shart@aurora.aero
Small Business Information at Submission:

Aurora Flight Sciences Corporation
9950 Wakeman Drive Manassas, VA 20110

EIN/Tax ID: 541502935
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
Massachusetts Institute of Technolo
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139-
Contact: Michael P. Corcoran
Contact Phone: 6172533906