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Mission-Aware Payloads for Unmanned Platforms

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2013 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
120223
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
T15.02
Solicitation Number:
Small Business Information
Sentix, LLC
801 Sycolin Road, Suite 306 Leesburg, VA 20175-5686
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2013
Title: Mission-Aware Payloads for Unmanned Platforms
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX13CL45P
Award Amount: $124,994.00
 

Abstract:

Sentix and Brigham Young University propose the research and development of embedded payload intelligence for inflight optimization of surveillance, reconnaissance, and scientific missions. The current proposal leverages a substantial body of scientific and experimental knowledge derived from the Tactical Seeability?System developed by Sentix' staff and BYU researchers to provide fully automated, optimal optical sensing over rugged 3D terrain. Discriminating features of our target capability include the following: 1.) A modular, sensor and platform agnostic framework for preflight and inflight modeling and optimization of performance in data acquisition missions, 2.) Mission impact modeling relating sensor payload configuration (states) to "sensing value" for the mission. 3.) An optimizer for the configuration of the aircraft and payload. 4.) An online estimator of current mission impact arising from the actual, achieved sensing, which can be used to inform a re-planning process for corrections to flight trajectories and payload configuration.

Principal Investigator:

Stephen Pledgie
Vice President
8004058576
spledgie@sentixcorp.com

Business Contact:

Chris Stevenson
Business Manager
5404547458
cstevenson@sentixcorp.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Sentix, LLC
801 Sycolin Road, Suite 306 Leesburg, VA 20175-5686

EIN/Tax ID: 461432294
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
Brigham Young University
A-258 ASB
Provo, UT 84602-84602
Contact: Debbie Silversmith