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Target on the Move and Dynamic Retargeting for Enhanced Lethality

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W15QKN-23-P-0035
Agency Tracking Number: A222-001-0239
Amount: $111,283.04
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: A22-001
Solicitation Number: 22.2
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2022
Award Year: 2023
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2023-08-02
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2024-01-29
Small Business Information
3259 Progress Dr Ste 166
Orlando, FL 32826-1111
United States
DUNS: 081266985
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Danny Stirtz
 (407) 579-5869
 danny.stirtz@esc-aerospace.us
Business Contact
 Lars Weimer
Phone: (407) 965-9679
Email: lars.weimer@esc-aerospace.us
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract

Our proposed technology will allow reprioritization of targets, preserve concealment of the munition in a GPS-denied environment, and allow for information fusion between multiple sensors and databases to enable geolocation for fire control and battle management systems in multiple engagement scenarios from drone swarms, vehicles, and maritime vessels in a kill-chain. The technology will be designed to allow dynamic retargeting in multiple denied operational environments from a vehicle mounted or Forward Operating Base (FOB) deployed system. esc Aerospace has been developing a concept for Visual Aided PNT and Enhanced Situational Awareness. This includes the integration of existing high TRL components to enable: Operations in total GPS denial Real-Time terrain mapping Applied AI for autonomous object ID, positioning and tracking Information interoperability Secure communications with other data sources (i.e. transnational targeting information, intelligence targeting information, Satellite/Airborne Imagery, etc.) Secure integration with other DOD/IC Community Compliance with open systems standards (MOSA) to enable “plug and play” integration Our Low Size, Weight and Power and cost (SWaP-C) enables us to meet growing demand in markets that are currently underserved (including small UAS, personal (dismounted), precision weapons, etc.).  Our robust technology roadmap has been designed to continuously add reliability/accuracy for our existing customers and additional commercial/government markets. We have been successfully adding the use of LEO satellite signals (under AF LCMC Phase II SBIR), Visual Aided PNT through an AFWERX SBIR co-sponsored by the Air Force and the Army, Network Assisted PNT (Army Phase 1 SBIR) to enable accurate PNT in total GPS denial. Additionally, we are currently working to develop a chip size Ultra-Low Power Timing Circuit that is a critical technology enabler for PNT and many other applications that require accurate time when GPS is not available (secure communications, monitoring, cyber security, IoT, edge computing, etc.) With our technology partners (i.e. Lockheed Martin and Photon-X) our concept enables: Passive targeting/ranging that use COTS polarized light sensors Shape-based 3D-AI solutions for ISR&T including passive identification, tracking, and ranging, prioritization algorithms including swarms, and extraction of targets from cluttered backgrounds. Highly scalable, low SWaP, near IR visible and LWIR shape and surface machine vision, learning, and identification algorithms which are versatile in identifying, tracking, and ranging objects, people, and defects Vision-based positioning for aircraft - Simultaneous Localization & Mapping (SLAM) engine Mapping products and visualization in real-time as you fly

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