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Very Low Cost Unmanned Air Vehicle (UAV) Avionics

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
59307
Program Year/Program:
2002 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N01-147-06
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ATHENA TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
3721 Macintosh Drive Vint Hill Tech Park Warrenton, VA 20187 0187
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2002
Title: Very Low Cost Unmanned Air Vehicle (UAV) Avionics
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N41756-02-M-2034
Award Amount: $69,924.00
 

Abstract:

"Athena Technologies Inc. (Athena) proposes to develop an affordable, lighweight, and low power INS/GPS integrated flight control system (FCS), hereafter referred to as micro-FCS, capable of guidance, navigation, and control of expendable unmanned airvehicles (UAVs). The proposed approach leverages Athena's expertise in design, fabrication, and operational qualification of our miniaturized GuideStar flight control hardware and our patented and flight-demonstrated Feedback LTI'zation control algorithms.Unlike conventional gain scheduling techniques that require design and testing of tens or hundreds of control design points and switching among each, Feedback LTI'zation uniquely achieves this with the design of only a few design points, valid and stableover the entire flight envelope. This design formulation elegantly produces robust and very small footprint control algorithms, resulting in efficient software maintenance, moderate computational requirements, and overall reduction in software life cyclecosts. We believe Athena's expertise in highly-integrated hardware design, combined with the elegance of our flight control algorithms, affords a powerful and innovative solution in producing a new generation of miniaturized and very affordable advancedavionics applicable to a myriad of expendable UAV systems. The future global commerical potential for the micro-FCS in the model airplane market will be enormous, and will allow a larger gro

Principal Investigator:

Ben Motazed
VP, Technology
7033311051
motazed@hiflight.com

Business Contact:

John Langford
President
7033693633
jsl@hiflight.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Athena Technologies, Inc.
9950 Wakeman Drive Manassas, VA 20110

EIN/Tax ID: 541894449
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No