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Backup Shipboard Landing System for Vertical Takeoff and Landing Unmanned Air…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2012 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N112-127-0921
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
N112-127
Solicitation Number:
2011.2
Small Business Information
FarCo Technologies, Inc.
95 Joralemon Street Suite 1 Brooklyn, NY -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: Backup Shipboard Landing System for Vertical Takeoff and Landing Unmanned Air Vehicles
Agency: DOD
Contract: N68335-12-C-0068
Award Amount: $80,000.00
 

Abstract:

The objective of this SBIR Phase I is the development of a system-level hardware-software architecture and algorithms for a backup shipboard landing system for VTOL UAVs. The proposed system is comprised of a combination of a multi-modal sensor suite and a synergistic combination of algorithmic components including data fusion, perception, stochastic motion prediction, path planning, decision making, and inner-loop controls. The proposed effort demonstrates the feasibility of our approach through system-level design, identification of the sensor suite, development of the required algorithms, implementation of a demonstration software prototype of the algorithms, and simulation studies to demonstrate viability of the proposed system. The Phase I effort will provide a solid foundation for carrying out the Phase II objectives which would encompass implementation and integration of the entire suite of constituent algorithms within the system, integration of a hardware-software prototype of the system, Hardware-In-The-Loop simulation studies, and performance demonstration through experimental flight trials. While the primary focus in the design of the shipboard landing system in this proposal is on mid-size VTOL UAVs such as the Northrop Grumman Fire Scout, the system to be developed and the underlying technologies can address a wide range of VTOL UAV and ship platforms.

Principal Investigator:

Prashanth Krishnamurthy
Senior Project Manager
(347) 534-7018
pkrishnamurthy@farcotech.com

Business Contact:

Brenda Homick
Vice President
(347) 613-5155
bhomick@farcotech.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

FarCo Technologies, Inc.
95 Joralemon Street Suite 1 Brooklyn, NY -

EIN/Tax ID: 271948616
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No