Multi-Platform Manned/Unmanned System-Mission Planner/Controller

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W15QKN-06-C-0025
Agency Tracking Number: A052-003-0992
Amount: $120,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2005
Solicitation Year: 2005
Solicitation Topic Code: A05-003
Solicitation Number: 2005.2
Small Business Information
KUTTA CONSULTING, INC.
2525 W. Greenway Road, Suite 332, Phoenix, AZ, 85023
DUNS: 089294263
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Douglas Limbaugh
 Senior Technical Fellow\CEO
 (602) 896-1976
 dlimbaugh@kuttaconsulting.com
Business Contact
 Matthew Savoca
Title: President
Phone: (602) 896-1976
Email: msavoca@kuttaconsulting.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
In this proposal, Kutta capitalizes on existing DOD investments, its own hand-held UAV controller technology, and additional UGV technology developed as part of DARPA's 2004 Grand Challenge. This prior work experience and knowledge allows the team to architect a multi-mission planner and controller tool (MMPACT) that is supportive of future hardware and software upgrades. Kutta and its prestigious partners use a proven software engineering methodology to derive the set of functionality for MMPACT. Based upon a functionality assessment, Kutta leverages its experience in architecting flight certifiable software and UV related systems to design a highly-reliable, component-based, JAUS compliant system. The innovative architecture allows the operator to plan, coordinate, and re-plan a heterogeneous mix of manned and unmanned asset acting as a single unit. The phase I effort culminates in a demonstration on a hand-held platform which allows an operator to plan, control and re-plan a typical mission with multiple UAVs, UGVs and manned assets. Kutta also measures and quantifies MMPACT's CPU and memory utilization on a variety of hand-held platforms. At the end of the Phase I effort, Kutta delivers a system and software requirements document and a list of "must have" functionality for MMPACT.

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