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IED neutralization from an airborne platform

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Threat Reduction Agency
Contract: HDTRA119P0013
Agency Tracking Number: T182-001-0010
Amount: $149,224.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: DTRA182-001
Solicitation Number: 18.2
Solicitation Year: 2018
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2018-12-21
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2019-07-20
Small Business Information
PO Box 292521
phelan, CA 92329
United States
DUNS: 078891572
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Ian Furlong
 Principal Investigator/Project Manager
 (562) 480-6406
Business Contact
 Ian Furlong
Phone: (562) 480-6406
Research Institution

The Defense Threat Reduction Agency, DTRA, currently uses technologies capable of detecting IEDs using airborne sensors that are demonstrated as reliable. These systems are only used for detection purposes and are not capable of neutralizing the IED. Due to IEDs being located in remote, dangerous, and hostile locations, there is high casualty risk for personnel to manually neutralize the target by traveling to the sensor detected location and neutralizing the IED. TIP proposes to research and design a deployable multirotor, optimized for the mission, to be launched from a Group 3 UAV. An optimized deployment mechanism and initiation of explosive device will be explored. The goal is to provide a technology demonstration using a commercial off the shelf multirotor deployed from an winged subscale UAV to simulate the mission flight profile and gather data for the Phase II deployable multirotor.

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