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Processing, Exploitation and Dissemination (PED) System for Rapid Response to Disasters

Award Information
Agency: Department of Commerce
Branch: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Contract: NA20OAR0210333
Agency Tracking Number: 2860954
Amount: $149,999.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: 9.4.01
Solicitation Number: NOAA-OAR-OAR-TPO-2020-2006320
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2020
Award Year: 2020
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2020-07-01
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2020-12-31
Small Business Information
5717 Huberville Avenue Suite 300
Dayton, OH 45431
United States
DUNS: 002231525
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Christopher Rowley
 (937) 252-2710
 crowley@skywardltd.com
Business Contact
 Daniel Cyphers
Phone: (937) 252-2710
Email: dcyphers@skywardltd.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract

"First responders are more frequently using Small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS) to aid rapid response to various types of natural disasters. Platforms, however; are typically focused on small, specific areas of interest and resulting data is rarely shared in real time. Decision makers may have no access to this data, nor access to broad area Common Operating Pictures (COP) fusing real-time sUAS data with layers of contextual information and products from supporting groups. Such practices are, however; common within the Department of Defense (DoD). Skyward seeks to transition these practices to the civil community.
During Phase I Skyward proposes to research the feasibility of developing enhancements to an existing sUAS-based Processing, Exploitation and Dissemination (PED) system based CONOPS which incorporates an sUAS platform, asset tracking technology, real-time sensors and geospatial data fusion and visualization environment. Phase I enhancements will focus on pulling products from supporting organizations for storage, visualization and sharing with the goal of rapid, enhanced broad area situational awareness for decision makers and first responders. This system, and the proposed enhancements, represent a revolutionary approach to civil disaster response Command and Control."

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