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Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award ID:
32504
Program Year/Program:
1996 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
32504
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ZIMMERMAN ASSOC., INC.
9302 Lee Highway Suite 600 Fairfax, VA 22031 1214
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1996
Title: Micro-Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (MUAV) Critical-Technologies-Communications Architecture
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $98,905.00
 

Abstract:

This proposal addresses the requirements for a Micro Aerial Vehicle (uAV) communications systems. The RF link between an airborne uAV and uAV Ground Control Station (MGCS) presents significant technical challenges. The central issue is the competing requirements of communications system complexity necessary to overcome the multiple communication link degradations versus the necessity for miniaturization to accomodate the size and weight constraints of the uAV platform. An approach is considered which would maximize the leverage possible from existing infrastructure and communications systems. The existing commercial cellular phone network is a possibility for the uAV/MGCS link. PCMCIA cards are considered simultaneously as part of the airframe and ground station and, as a "snap in and snap out" uAV communication system modules which are selected and installed in response to mission requirements. This proposal will result in a Preliminary Design for prototype uAV/MGCS communications system which will be developed and demonstrated in Phase II. The Preliminary Design will be sufficiently detailed to demonstrate the feasibility of the proposed Phase II prototype.

Principal Investigator:

Patrick Johnson
7038830506

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

American Electronics, Inc.
8229 Boone Blvd., Suite 200 Vienna, VA 22182

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