Integrated UGS and UAV Networks for Enabling Persistent ISR

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Amount:
$99,000.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W31P4Q-10-C-0046
Agency Tracking Number:
09SB2-0146
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
CAMGIAN MICROSYSTEMS CORP.
2500 Maitland Center Parkway, Suite 203, Maitland, FL, 32751
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
791134542
Principal Investigator:
Lief Sorensen
Senior Technical Staff
(407) 660-9900
lsorensen@camgian.com
Business Contact:
Ryan Jorgenson
Vice President of Advanced Systems
(407) 660-9900
rjorgenson@camgian.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
In today's asymmetric warfare, the warfighter relies on technological advantages to enable them to identify, track and monitor targets of interest, to distinguish between combatants and non-combatants, and to do this in rugged and isolated areas. There is a need for both long term surveillance of chokepoints, caves, and critical infrastructure, as well as short term tracking and validation of targets. Existing UGS systems can provide the long term surveillance but have limited detection/monitoring range. UAVs can provide tracking and improved look angles at targets, but have very limited mission lifespans. This program seeks to push the limits of state-of-the-art, demonstrating the ability to provide a multi-tiered sensor system that: Uses UGS to initially detect suspects; Communicates the key features of the target (e.g., size, position, direction and rate of travel) to a remote UAV base (or loitering UAV that might be covering a broad area); Vectors a UAV to the target's location, where the UAV acquires potential targets and discriminates targets based on the information from the UGS system to support a robust target re-acquisition.

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