Integrated UGS and UAV Networks for Enabling Persistent ISR

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: W31P4Q-10-C-0046
Agency Tracking Number: 09SB2-0146
Amount: $99,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: SB092-008
Solicitation Number: 2009.2
Small Business Information
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DUNS: 791134542
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Lief Sorensen
 Senior Technical Staff
 (407) 660-9900
Business Contact
 Ryan Jorgenson
Title: Vice President of Advanced Systems
Phone: (407) 660-9900
Research Institution
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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