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Sonobuoy Glide-Kit Development for Rapid and Precise Delivery

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2012 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N102-117-0947
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
N102-117
Solicitation Number:
2010.2
Small Business Information
Barron Associates, Inc.
1410 Sachem Place Suite 202 Charlottesville, VA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: Sonobuoy Glide-Kit Development for Rapid and Precise Delivery
Agency: DOD
Contract: N68335-12-C-0193
Award Amount: $749,980.00
 

Abstract:

Barron Associates, Inc. has developed a unique and innovative design for precision-guided sonobuoy delivery. A compact glide-kit encloses the sonobuoy and deploys aerodynamic surfaces in-flight to provide glide and maneuver capability. The glide-kit fits within a compact design volume and has minimal impact on the interior sonobuoy volume. Barron Associates custom guidance and control (G & C) algorithm provides accurate targeting to command the glide-kit with sonobuoy payload to a specified touchdown location and can achieve precision touchdowns even in presence of unknown wind disturbances. The Phase II effort will focus on enhancing the design for full-envelope operation and flight-testing the glide-kit. The flight test demonstrations will include autonomous testing that utilizes the G & C algorithms implemented onto custom autopilot hardware. Barron Associates has teamed with Virginia Commonwealth University UAV Group to develop a low-cost integrated navigation hardware/software solution. In addition to the flight test efforts, Barron Associates will perform a manufacturing analysis to determine unit production costs.

Principal Investigator:

David Neal
Research Scientist
(434) 973-1215
barron@bainet.com

Business Contact:

Connie Hoover
General Manager
(434) 973-1215
barron@bainet.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Barron Associates, Inc.
1410 Sachem Place Suite 202 Charlottesville, VA -

EIN/Tax ID: 541243694
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No