Flight Control Technology

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 36251
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1997
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
12450 Fair Lakes Circle,, Suite 500, Fairfax, VA, 22033
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Richard Staats
 (703) 263-2800
Business Contact
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Research Institution
The Air Force has identified the need to develop affordable flight control technology to support Air Force Global Engagement objectives. Of particular interest to the Air Force is the development of real-time optimization algorithms for cooperative engagement solutions among Uninhabited Air Vehicles (UAV) in a multiple target environment. DSR proposes developing a real-time, rule based, Cooperative Engagement and Weapons Coordination (CEWC) algorithm employing doctrine statements and advanced flight control technology. DSR will evaluate three operational architectural implementation alternatives for CEWC optimization algorithm development on UAVs during this phase I project, specifically: CEWC via on-board sensors; CEWC via off-board sensors; and Hybrid CEWC employing a combination of on-board and off-board sensors. In Phase I, DSR will propose to do the following: (a) identify Information Exchange Requirements (IERs), (b) develop doctrine statements, (c) conduct an implementation design algorithm, (d) perform a simulation, and (e) conduct an implementation design tradeoff. DSR will also provide a hardware/software design, a proposed implementation plan, and a Phase II proof of concept demonstration plan.

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