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Bio-Inspired Battlefield Environmental Situation Awareness

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
87161
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A082-056-1851
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Arete Associates
P.O. Box 2607 Winnetka, CA 91396-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Bio-Inspired Battlefield Environmental Situation Awareness
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W911QX-10-C-0002
Award Amount: $729,916.00
 

Abstract:

In recent years the number, capabilities, and types of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) has grown dramatically, resulting in an increase in the variety and complexity of mission scenarios for these vehicles. The successful proliferation of UAV assets into missions, such as convoy protection, reconnaissance, surveillance, and targeting, has established an undeniable value that UAVs contribute to the war fighter in the combat arena. With micro-UAVs among the newest class of UAVs added for deployment at the squadron level the modern war fighter is presented with unprecedented situational awareness capabilities. However, with increased capability come increased demand for time and attention to fly and monitor micro-UAV assets. Aret, Associates will provide Force Multiplication of micro-UAV assets by constructing an autonomous sensing and navigation system for micro-UAVs based on the innovative integration of contemporary bio-inspired technologies. Core design components will consist of a stereoscopic vision system, an insect-inspired visual processing architecture, an adaptable neural-inspired navigation system, and state of the art environmental sensors.

Principal Investigator:

Bradley Walls
Program Manager
5205718660
bwalls@arete.com

Business Contact:

David Kane
Executive Vice President
5205718660
contracts@arete.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ARETE ASSOC.
P.O. Box 2607 Winnetka, CA 91396

EIN/Tax ID: 952954108
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No