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Advanced Flight Controls for Ultra-agile Small Unmanned Air Vehicles

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N102-172-0604
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
N102-172
Solicitation Number:
2010.2
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: 2011
Title: Advanced Flight Controls for Ultra-agile Small Unmanned Air Vehicles
Agency: DOD
Contract: N00014-10-M-0488
Award Amount: $69,976.00
 

Abstract:

The proposed research will explore innovative flight control methodologies combining recent advances in system identification, novel flight sensors, and neural network based adaptive flight control design to develop a new, high bandwidth flight controller architecture capable of rejecting the disturbing effects of wind gusts and turbulence. The proposed controller architecture will be most appropriate for small rotary-wing VTOL UAVs weighing less than about 70 kg (150 lbs.) and having a hover flight mode in which the rotor(s) primarily produce a lifting force and a forward flight mode where the rotor(s) primarily produce a thrust force.

Principal Investigator:

Paul Arlton
President
(765) 463-0959
paularlton@litemachines.com

Business Contact:

Jon Maynell
Program Manager
(765) 463-0959
jonmaynell@litemachines.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Lite Machines Corp
1291 Cumberland Ave #H West Lafayette, IN -

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