Unmanned Ground & Air System for CBRNE Contaminated Personnel Recovery

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W81XWH-09-C-0011
Agency Tracking Number: A082-121-0194
Amount: $68,913.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: A08-121
Solicitation Number: 2008.2
Small Business Information
PO Box 202, West End of Second Street, Essington, PA, 19029
DUNS: 793042243
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Bob Rellim
 (917) 324-4654
Business Contact
 Greg Piasecki
Title: CFO
Phone: (610) 521-6115
Email: GregoryPiasecki@DragonflyPictures.c
Research Institution
Research is proposed to investigate the feasibility of using a number of small, mobile ground robots to carry out search and recovery missions in conjunction with unmanned aircraft. This innovative approach marks a departure from the alternative monolithic ground systems currently being funded for casualty evacuation. Simulations will validate the essential elements of multiple air and ground robots collaborating to operate, plan, search, locate, lift, tow, and communicate in complex environments. Research will provide the technology to enable autonomous unmanned helicopters to acquire and carry external payloads (other robots and remains) to and from the loading zone. Results will motivate a Phase II demonstration of finding, classifying, collecting, and transporting remains of people contaminated with chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) elements, to be completed in conjunction with the Combat Medic UAV Program flight demonstrations.

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