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Miniature Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (MUAV)

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Special Operations Command
Award ID:
78602
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
S052-011-0105
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
AEROVIRONMENT, INC.
181 W. Huntington Drive, Suite 202 Monrovia, CA 91016
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: Miniature Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (MUAV)
Agency / Branch: DOD / SOCOM
Contract: H92222-06-P-0020
Award Amount: $99,758.00
 

Abstract:

Special operation forces utilize C-130 aircraft that often operate in night/adverse weather, low-level, deep-penetration missions in contested or hostile environments. These low altitude missions result in higher risks to the crew and aircraft. AeroVironment proposes to leverage their current packaged and air-launched unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) developments to design a self-contained, packaged UAV, organic to the C-130 (and potentially other platforms) to increase its safety and operational effectiveness. Such an UAV will be capable of being deployed from the host aircraft, fly low and close to the contested area to provide intelligence, surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) and battle damage assessment (BDA) data while keeping the C-130 at a safe standoff distance and crew out of harms way. The UAV would have interchangeable modular payloads with sensor packages tailored for the specific mission. Real-time data link will enable the onboard sensor operator to quickly investigate, identify, and mark hostile forces for interception, engagement, or avoidance. Additionally, the use of UAVs would provide the capability to conduct operations simultaneously in multiple locations, greatly enhancing the operational effectiveness of the C-130 aircraft.

Principal Investigator:

Jerry Cleveland
Director, Contracts & Legal Affairs
6263579983
cleveland@aerovironment.com

Business Contact:

Jerry Cleveland
Director, Contracts & Legal Affairs
6263579983
cleveland@aerovironment.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

AEROVIRONMENT, INC.
825 S. Myrtle Avenue Monrovia, CA 91016

EIN/Tax ID: 952705790
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No