Subminiature Hi-def UAV Reconnaissance (SHUR)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$97,785.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA9201-10-C-0115
Award Id:
97521
Agency Tracking Number:
F093-213-0902
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF 09-213
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
6800 Cortona Drive, Goleta, CA, 93117
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
054672662
Principal Investigator:
Roger Helkey
Senior Scientist
(805) 968-6787
rhelkey@toyon.com
Business Contact:
Marcella Lindbery
Director of Finance and Contracts
(805) 968-6787
mlindbery@toyon.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Toyon proposes to develop a compact, high performance transceiver module for Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) applications. This module will combine an efficient modulation waveform, efficient video compression, target tracking, and compact packaging technology in a volume of 2.5 cubic inches. The modulation waveform uses Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM), which is the highest efficiency modulation standard currently available. The modution format is 802.16e mobile WiMAX, which is designed for high multipath rejections under mobile operating conditions. The proposed video compression uses IEEE H.264, which is the highest performance video compression currently available. The transceiver interface will also be coupled with Toyon''s GeoTrack system, for target recognition and tracking. This provides the highest possible data compression, in cases where the most crucial data are target locations. Toyon has demonstrated experience with the compact packaging technology needed to implement this transceiver. The design uses a single integrated integrated circuit for WiMAX baseband processing, video compression, and target tracking in order to minimize transceiver volume. BENEFIT: The anticipated benefit of this program is a compact, lightweight transceiver enabling high bandwidth communications, including compressed video, for a variety of platforms including UAVs.

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