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Environmental Sensor for Autonomous UAVS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
81346
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A072-003-2382
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Anasphere, Inc.
106 Pronghorn Trail Bozeman, MT -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Environmental Sensor for Autonomous UAVS
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W911W6-08-C-0025
Award Amount: $69,918.00
 

Abstract:

Improved observations of the battlespace are of key and growing importance in today's combat environment. UAVs are making key contributions in this area, and sensor improvements are a key part of increasing UAV capabilities. However, all sensors are subject to degradation under detrimental environmental conditions. Adding a sensor system to UAVs that enables the in-situ identification and quantification of such conditions will aid in the most effective use of UAVs and their onboard sensors as well as enable more accurate evaluation of the sensor data being returned. Anasphere proposes to develop a highly miniaturized, low-power environmental sensor system - on the order of one to two cubic inches in volume, and with a power consumption on the order of 500 milliwatts - suitable for use on a broad variety of UAVs. Specific quantities to be measured include standard meteorological parameters, visibility, ambient light level, and precipitation rate and type. On-board processing will yield additional value-added parameters of significance. In Phase I, a proof-of-concept system will be designed, fabricated, and demonstrated on a UAV. The Phase I Option will involve definition of Phase II systems and UAV interfaces. Phase II would see iterative design improvements and tests culminating in a production-ready system.

Principal Investigator:

John A. Bognar
President
4069949354
jbognar@anasphere.com

Business Contact:

John A. Bognar
President
4069949354
jbognar@anasphere.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ANASPHERE, INC.
6597 Maltse Lane, Unit D Bozeman, MT 59718

EIN/Tax ID: 352176869
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No