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Sensor Guided Flight for Unmanned Air Vehicles

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
87090
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A082-019-1877
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Toyon Research Corporation
6800 Cortona Drive Goleta, CA 93117-3021
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Sensor Guided Flight for Unmanned Air Vehicles
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W911W6-10-C-0001
Award Amount: $730,000.00
 

Abstract:

Toyon Research Corporation proposes to develop advanced algorithms to enable Sensor Guided Flight (SGF) by small fixed-wing Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAVs). SGF is understood as the ability for a UAV''s sensing system to automatically request a platform position and attitude that maximizes sensor performance. It includes the ability to monitor viewing conditions for sensor tasks, assess whether the sensor system parameters and platform position and attitude most optimal for those viewing conditions, and, if not, compute and recommend preferred parameters and platform state for best quality imagery for those viewing conditions. Toyon''s SGF algorithms shall use a joint UAV routing and sensor optimization technique that tightly couples the platform and sensor dynamics and controls. Optimality is measured in terms of maximizing the number of pixels on target while avoiding visibility obscurations due to buildings, terrain, etc.

Principal Investigator:

Gaemus E. Collins
Senior Analyst
8059686787
gcollins@toyon.com

Business Contact:

Marcella R. Lindbery
Director of Finance
8059686787
mlindbery@toyon.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

TOYON RESEARCH CORP.
6800 Cortona Drive Goleta, CA 93117

EIN/Tax ID: 953526665
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No