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Collaborative Engagement with Unmanned Systems

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
77274
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A062-052-2399
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
PROCERUS TECHNOLOGIES LC
452 South 950 East Orem, UT 84097-6689
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Collaborative Engagement with Unmanned Systems
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W15QKN-08-C-0021
Award Amount: $729,945.00
 

Abstract:

Procerus Technologies and Renaissance Sciences are teaming together to provide critical technologies for collaborative engagement of ground targets by platoons of unmanned systems (UMS). We have developed a cooperative control strategy for platoons of UMS with specific focus on unmanned air vehicles (UAVs). Using this strategy we have demonstrated, using hardware-in-the-loop simulation, the ability to control the platoon to follow paths in formation in the presence of disturbances such as wind, and the ability to avoid vehicle collisions within the platoon. We have also performed flight tests demonstrating the ability to track and geo-locate targets of interest. We have performed preliminary demonstrations showing the ability to use electro-optical (EO) video to guide UAVs into ground targets. The overriding goal of this Phase II SBIR is to move the relevant capabilities toward commercialization and field implementation. We will work to implement our cooperative control strategy in hardware allowing flight test demonstrations of these capabilities to be performed. We will further develop and refine our vision-based target prosecution technology to create a fieldable product. These efforts will be carried out using standardized communications and networking protocols to enable easy integration into current Army UMS platforms.

Principal Investigator:

Josh Hintze
Systems Engineer
8014370178
joshh@procerusuav.com

Business Contact:

Todd Titensor
CEO
8014370168
toddt@procerusuav.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

PROCERUS TECHNOLOGIES LC
452 South 950 East Orem, UT 84097

EIN/Tax ID: 200633766
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No