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HCI and C2 for Autonomous Air Evacuation of Casualties

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Department of Defense
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Program Year/Program:
2013 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Neya Systems, LLC
145 Lake Drive Suite 104 Wexford, PA 15090-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2013
Title: HCI and C2 for Autonomous Air Evacuation of Casualties
Agency: DOD
Contract: W81XWH-13-C-0118
Award Amount: $99,440.00


Fixed wing UAVs such as the Predator, Global Hawk, and Shadow have become invaluable C4ISR and force projection assets. They have acted as force multiplers, have reduced risk to human personnel, and have enabled new tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs). Use of Vertical Takeoff and Landing (VTOL) unmanned craft is growing as well, including large platforms such as the Blackhawk and K-Max, and smaller C4ISR platforms such as FireScout and A-160. While each DoD Service and nearly all the major DoD Primes have fielded fixed wing systems, the set of fielded unmanned VTOL craft is currently limited to the K-Max and FireScout. The growing planned use of unmanned VTOL aircraft such as the K-Max provides an opportunity to expand the scope of unmanned air missions, but also requires new methods for Human-Computer Interfaces (HCI) and Command and Control (C2). To address this requirement, Neya Systems, LLC proposes to develop VERTI: A VTOL Evacuation and Resupply Tactical Interface. VERTI will leverage Neya"s expertise in developing intuitive, easy to use mission specification and management systems.

Principal Investigator:

Parag Batavia
(724) 799-8078

Business Contact:

Parag Batavia
(724) 799-8078
Small Business Information at Submission:

Neya Systems, LLC
12330 Perry Hwy Suite 220 Wexford, PA -

EIN/Tax ID: 201205809
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No