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Expendable Electro-Optic Infrared Camera System

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-06-C-0154
Agency Tracking Number: N053-138-0449
Amount: $148,481.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N05-138
Solicitation Number: 2005.3
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2005
Award Year: 2006
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2006-02-15
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2006-08-15
Small Business Information
PO Box 1500, 2621 Wasco Street
Hood River, OR 97031
United States
DUNS: 126008643
HUBZone Owned: Y
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 William Vaglienti
 Principal Engineer
 (541) 387-2120
 vaglient@cloudcaptech.com
Business Contact
 Ross Hoag
Title: President
Phone: (541) 387-2120
Email: rhoag@cloudcaptech.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract

Cloud Cap Technology is proposing to develop a stabilized pan tilt zoom camera gimbal system for the Coyote sonobuoy tube launched UAV. Cloud Cap is the maker of the Piccolo autopilot, which is used in many UAV systems, including the prototype of the Coyote. In the spring of 2006 Cloud Cap will introduce a new product, the TASE stabilized pan tilt zoom camera system for small UAVs. TASE is almost small enough to fit in the Coyote as is. Our proposal is to modify the TASE to reduce its cost and size for the Coyote. In addition we also propose, as an option, to develop a combined autopilot and gimbal electronics package in which the autopilot and gimbal controller are a single PCB. This novel approach leverages heavily off of Cloud Cap's proven expertise in autopilots and our existing gimbal product development to deliver an integrated solution that will dramatically reduce the overall size and cost of the electronics of the Coyote.

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