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Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: W911NF-19-C-0053
Agency Tracking Number: D2-2252
Amount: $1,970,380.92
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: OSD12-AU3
Solicitation Number: 12.3
Solicitation Year: 2012
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2019-07-18
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2022-10-15
Small Business Information
500 West Cummings Park Suite 3000
Woburn, MA 01801
United States
DUNS: 859244204
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Socrates Deligeorges
 Principal Research Engineer
 (781) 933-5355
Business Contact
 Lora Loyall
Phone: (781) 933-5355
Research Institution
 Massachusetts Institute of Technology
 Dr. Jonathan How Dr. Jonathan How
77 Massachusetts Avenue Building NE18-901
Cambridge, MA 02139
United States

 (617) 253-3267
 Nonprofit College or University

In Dense Urban Environments (DUEs), a new and evolving battlefield, the ability to detect and respond quickly to multiple threats in complex environments (e.g., snipers on rooftops or in windows) is critical and is extremely important to both civilian and military tactical needs. Response latency in the critical moments after the beginning of an attack can significantly increase casualties. SWIFT ARROW uses new technology advances in distributed sensing to rapidly detect and localize threats such as shootings or bombings over wide areas, and respond immediately using autonomously cued small unmanned air vehicles (UAVs). The UAVS can quickly confirm the threat at close proximity for identification, putting ‘eyes’ on the threats in seconds, not minutes, enabling action to disrupt and neutralize the threat in accordance with Rules of Engagement (ROEs). These situations require systems to be portable, easy to deploy, repositionable, and cost effective, for wide distribution and coverage quickly where it is needed most, whether at a platoon or civilian police level.

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