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Company Information:

Company Name: Aerotonomy, Incorporated
City: LITHIA SPRINGS
State: GA
Zip+4: 30122 1546
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: N/A
Phone: (678) 398-1135

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $379,626.00 5
SBIR Phase II $1,918,014.00 3
STTR Phase I $369,896.00 4
STTR Phase II $1,349,517.00 2

Award List:

Development of an Innovative Practical UAV with no Moving Aerodynamic Control Surfaces

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: James Neidhoefer, CEO
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
Aerotonomy, Incorporated (AI) and subcontractor Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) will apply the latest knowledge in circulation control and piezo-electric synthetic (zero net mass flux) jet actuators (SJAs) to develop a practical small UAV with no hinged control surfaces. In the area of flow… More

Development and flight test demonstration of an innovative practical Autonomous Formation Flying System (AFFS) for manned rotorcraft.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Research Institution: GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Principal Investigator: James Neidhoefer, CEO
Award Amount: $99,935.00
RI Contact: Eric Johnson
Abstract:
Aerotonomy, Incorporated and our Research Institution partner the Georgia Institute of Technology (GIT) will combine an innovative adaptive guidance system, the latest knowledge in autonomous adaptive rotorcraft control, and intuitive pilot interface techniques to arrive at a safe, practical,… More

Multifunctional Design of Load Bearing Antenna Structures for Small UAVs

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: GEORGIA TECH RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Principal Investigator: Chris S. Gibson, CFO, Director of Engineering
Award Amount: $99,995.00
RI Contact: Victor Tripp
Abstract:
Aerotonomy, Incorporated and our research institution partner Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) will apply the latest knowledge in conformal load bearing antenna design, structural and electromagnetic modeling, and optimization techniques to develop a unique 2 Stage Multi-Disciplinary… More

Development of an Innovative Practical UAV with no Moving Aerodynamic Control Surfaces

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: James Neidhoefer, CEO
Award Amount: $749,964.00
Abstract:
Prior to this project, zero net mass flux Synthetic Jet Actuators (SJAs) were used primarily as a mechanism to keep flow attached that would otherwise be separated. Thus, SJAs located near a wing's leading edge have been shown in experimental projects such as the NASA/GTRI Stingray UAV to be… More

Multifunctional Design of Load Bearing Antenna Structures for Small UAVs

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: GEORGIA TECH RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Principal Investigator: Chris S. Gibson, CFO
Award Amount: $749,518.00
RI Contact: Victor K. Tripp
Abstract:
Aerotonomy, Incorporated, and our research institution partner Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) will continue development of our unique two-stage Multi-Disciplinary Optimization (MDO) system for the design of highly integrated miniature broadband antennae for small UAVs. The concept of… More

A Safe, Legal, and Autonomous See-and-Avoid System for UAVs

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: James C. Neidhoefer, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,691.00
Abstract:
Aerotonomy, Incorporated, and subcontractors Georgia Tech and the AAI Corporation will combine state-of-the-art adaptive UAV control, optimized sensor suites, innovative strategic and tactical maneuvering systems, and a wealth of experience in manufacturing and operating Tactical UAVs (including the… More

Development and Optimization of Innovative 3D "Confetti" Miniature Antennas for HF Communications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: GEORGIA TECH RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Principal Investigator: James Neidhoefer, CEO
Award Amount: $69,982.00
RI Contact: Victor Tripp
Abstract:
Aerotonomy, Incorporated, and our research institution partner Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) propose to Design and optimize a miniature 3D fragmented "Confetti" antenna for application to broadband voice communications over the frequency range of 2 to 30 MHz. The Confetti antenna is an… More

Physically Small Confetti Antennas for High-Power Directive Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: James Neidhoefer, CEO
Award Amount: $69,977.00
Abstract:
The proposing team has developed an innovative antenna technology called the "Confetti" antenna that is particularly suited to this application, offering potentially revolutionary performance in antenna efficiency, bandwidth, and compactness. We propose to design and optimize a compact "Confetti"… More

A Small Image-aided Navigation And Path-planning System (SINAPS) for Small UAVs

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: James Neidhoefer, CEO
Award Amount: $69,967.00
Abstract:
Due to the limitations and power requirements of modern computational hardware and sensors, the central goals of smallness and high-level autonomy (usually associated with higher algorithmic complexity and computational cost) are directly at odds with each other. Current small UAVs often shed… More

Implementation of Extreme STOL Capability in Cruise Efficient Aircraft

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Research Institution: Georgia Tech Research Institute
Principal Investigator: Chris S. Gibson, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,984.00
RI Contact: N/A
Abstract:
Aerotonomy, Incorporated and the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI), will develop enabling technologies for an aircraft that is capable of Extreme Short Takeoff and Landing (ESTOL), while retaining efficient transonic cruise performance, by applying a comprehensive, systems-based design and… More

An Autonomous UAS Detect, Sense, and Avoid System (AU-DSA)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: James Neidhoefer, CEO
Award Amount: $69,992.00
Abstract:
The proposing team will develop a practical, complete Autonomous UAS Detect, Sense, and Avoid (AU-DSA) system for safe and effective UAS operations within the National Airspace System (NAS) and outside of Special Use Airspace. The AU-DSA will incorporate a compact, flexible, state-of-the-art… More

Implementation of Extreme STOL Capability in Cruise Efficient Aircraft

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / STTR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Research Institution: Georgia Tech Applied Research Corporation
Principal Investigator: Chris Gibson, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,999.00
RI Contact: N/A
Abstract:
Aerotonomy, Incorporated, the Georgia Tech Research Institute, and the Boeing Company propose here to continue work towards the development of commercially viable enabling technologies for a Cruise Efficient, ESTOL-capable Transport Aircraft (CEETA). Results of the Phase I effort provide a broad,… More

A Small Image-aided Navigation And Path-planning System (SINAPS) for UAVs

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: James Neidhoefer, CEO
Award Amount: $729,982.00
Abstract:
The proposing team will continue the development, testing, and productization of a Small, Image-aided Navigation and Autonomous Path-planning System (SINAPS) for UAVs. The SINAPS utilizes a capable suite of sensors together with state-of-the-art computing to enable real-time autonomous sensing and… More

An Autonomous UAS Detect, Sense, and Avoid System (AU-DSA)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: James Neidhoefer, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Award Amount: $438,068.00
Abstract:
The proposing team will continue the development and testing of the Autonomous UAS Detect, Sense, and Avoid (AU-DSA) system for Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS). Key capabilities of the AU-DSA that set it apart from other autonomous collision avoidance systems include: 1) Autonomously complying with… More