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Unmanned Autonomous Vehicle Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) Payload Interface Master Module, PIMM

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Special Operations Command
Contract: H92222-06-P-0002
Agency Tracking Number: S052-005-0061
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: SOCOM05-005
Solicitation Number: 2005.2
Solicitation Year: 2005
Award Year: 2005
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2005-11-14
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2006-03-14
Small Business Information
655 Montgomery Street, Suite 540
San Francisco, CA 94111
United States
DUNS: 112060251
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Yes
Principal Investigator
 Gerard Pizarro
 Program Manager
 (415) 837-3201
Business Contact
 Gerard Pizarro
Title: Program Manager
Phone: (415) 837-3201
Research Institution

Significant advances have been made in sensor development, unmanned air platforms, and electronics system performance. However SOF tactical teams often do not receive near real time imagery intelligence and other sensor data relating to their area of operations. The objective of this project is to design and prove the feasibility of building a light weight, rugged, and low cost payload interface master module (PIMM) for use on a UAV. The PIMM will provide the ability to command, control, communicate, and cross-queue multiple ISR payloads onboard the UAV via commercial communications paths. The project will also include modification of a current SOF Ground Segment that can be used to control the sensor payload and receive the sensor data from the UAV. VIPMobile's proposed solution will include the use of high performance light weight computers running VIPMobile's custom software for image management and compression as well as bi-directional sensor control from the Ground Segment to the PIMM. The Ground Segment design will be influenced by VIPMobile's existing Enhanced Image Capture and Transfer (EICT) ruggedized handheld computer that was developed for SOCOM. Implementation of this project will allow state of the art UAV sensor data to be made fully available to SOF tactical teams.

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