Open Call for Innovative Defense-Related Dual-Purpose Technologies/Solutions with a Clear Air Force Stakeholder Need

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA3002-19-P-A081
Agency Tracking Number: F183-005-1157
Amount: $74,983.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF183-005
Solicitation Number: 2018.3
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2018
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2018-11-26
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2019-02-14
Small Business Information
149 Falcon Drive, Atlanta, GA, 30328
DUNS: 074580285
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Chuck Bokath
 (404) 386-8468
 bokathc@blindtigercom.com
Business Contact
 Chuck Bokath
Phone: (404) 386-8468
Email: bokathc@blindtigercom.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Current Class 1 UAS technology relies on Line of Sight (LOS) Wi-Fi which operates across unlicensed wireless bands. Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) technology represents a huge advancement to the already widespread commercial UAS global community. BVLOS uses the mobile cellular network to provide command and control to the devices, removing the cost and technical barriers for near global coverage of a commercial off the shelf (COTS) UAS. BVLOS UAS operate more efficiently at altitude, than a traditional cellular phone in urban canyons. The commercial implications of BVLOS are enormous, but so to in the hands of terrorist or nefarious actors where the technology possess a devastating capability of which now is being fully understood by blue force operators as they defend against limited, LOS Wi-Fi devices. Our work provides a detailed feasibility report and roadmap of the current sUAS market addressing the options that are possible and how they interoperate laying the ground work for a phase II prototype system.

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