Unmanned Ground & Air System for CBRNE Contaminated Personnel Recovery

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$777,620.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W81XWH-09-C-0011
Agency Tracking Number:
A082-121-0194
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
DRAGONFLY PICTURES, INC.
PO Box 202, West End of Second Street, Essington, PA, 19029
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
793042243
Principal Investigator:
Jim Hacunda
Driector, Systems Enginee
(610) 521-6115
JimHacunda@DragonflyPictures.com
Business Contact:
Greg Piasecki
CFO
(610) 521-6115
GregoryPiasecki@DragonflyPictures.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
DPI proposes to simulate and flight demonstrate the DP-12 Rhino VTOL UAS as a surrogate for the Combat Medic UAS operating in a Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and high-yield Explosive (CBRNE) environment. The DP-12 autonomous tandem helicopter will prove its ability to minimize the time needed to map the progression of a CBRNE event as it moves across time, altitude, and geography. Simulation of efficient real-time mapping and planning will quantify the desired behavior and performance for an airborne CBRNE detection system. The DP-12 UAS will then validate the system through limited objective experiments to place, monitor, and adapt a CBRNE sensor network. The demonstrations will exploit the operational envelope of the unmanned aircraft systems' (UAS) capabilities in complex terrain to autonomously monitor and map a contaminant field. Mapping the CBRNE dispersion efficiently is critical to expedite safe ingress, egress, and evasive maneuvers of personnel to prevent further loss of life and limit exposure to harmful agents.

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