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UAS Air Dropped Remotely Operated Sensors

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Department of Defense
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2013 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
McQ Inc.
1551 Forbes Street Fredericksburg, VA 22405-1603
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2013
Title: UAS Air Dropped Remotely Operated Sensors
Agency: DOD
Contract: FA8651-13-C-0157
Award Amount: $746,113.00


ABSTRACT: The Air Force needs a Remotely Operated Sensor, Beacon, and Navigation Aid system that can be dropped to a very precise location and provide a broad variety of information and intelligence from a denied territory in a deep Battlespace. This system has to provide real time information on the activities, weather, and dangers in the forward area, as well as, serve as a navigation beacon (or provide offset targeting) in GPS denied environments. In Phase I, McQ performed research to demonstrate conceptually a broad range of technologies for the AiR Dropped Remotely Operated Sensor System (ARDROSS). As its name implies, ARDROSS is a beacon system and unattended ground sensor (UGS) capable of being precisely deployed via air drop in remote areas. The system will feature a modular design that allows the Air Force to deploy beaconing sensors capable of being configured to detect different targets for different missions and relay this information over a long haul communication (LHC) link to a user or backend server. The system will enable the Air Force special operating forces to understand the situation and the issues in a denied territory. BENEFIT: The ARDROSS can be seamlessly integrated with the OmniSense Common Operating Picture (COP) user interface technology developed under past SBIRs. McQ is supplying sensor technology and user display technology to many DOD, DOE, DHS, Counter Narcotics and Terrorism Program Office applications. These customers provide the opportunity to introduce the technology developed under this SBIR to a broad base of government customers. These opportunities will generate revenue both from the improved information fusion implementation but also from the sale of additional systems.

Principal Investigator:

Brent Roeder
Director of R&D
(540) 373-2374

Business Contact:

Keith Armstrong
Chief Operating Officer
(540) 373-2374
Small Business Information at Submission:

McQ Inc.
1551 Forbes St. Fredericksburg, VA -

EIN/Tax ID: 541341225
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No