Anti-Terrorism - Detection, Indications, and Warnings

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00039-03-C-0021
Agency Tracking Number: N022-1395
Amount: $96,889.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2003
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
104 Walker Pl., Lawrence, KS, 66049
DUNS: 108339966
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Tom Sherwood
 (785) 979-1113
Business Contact
 Suman Saripalli
Title: Principal
Phone: (785) 979-1116
Research Institution
The need for a ship-launched tactical reconnaissance mini UAV is presented, to support fleet/force protection and perimeter defense goals. A cohort of such vehicles could gather situational awareness data to provide early detection and indication ofassymetric threats on a round-the-clock basis. A low-observable, highly survivable platform design is presented. Aero, propulsion, structures, nav/comm/controls, payload integration issues are addressed. Manual, semi-autonomous and autonomous flightcapability is described. A detailed Phase I work plan is presented. Plans for Future Phase II efforts are presented. Low and medium altitude reconnaissance, litotral area reconnaissance, pipeline inspection, mine sweeping, commercial shippingprotection, wildfire monitoring

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