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

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$729,971.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W15QKN-06-C-0201
Agency Tracking Number:
A052-003-0992
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
KUTTA CONSULTING, INC.
2525 W. Greenway Road, Suite 332, Phoenix, AZ, 85023
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
089294263
Principal Investigator:
Tom Rychener
Senior Technical Fellow
(602) 896-1976
trychener@kuttaconsulting.com
Business Contact:
Douglas Limbaugh
CEO
(602) 896-1976
dlimbaugh@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 Grand Challenge. This prior work experience and knowledge allows the team to architect a Multi-Mission Planner and Controller Tool (MMPACT) and build a one-of-a-kind man portable controller that controls UAV/UGV teams. In Phase II Kutta builds and integrates the controller with innovative functionality selected by personnel at Picatinny Arsenal, Kutta's teaming partners, soldiers, and civilian authorities. Phase II culminates in a demonstration of a fixed-wing UAV, a rotorcraft UAV, and a small UGV in an operationally relevant setting. Kutta also integrates the stand-alone system with the ARDEC MPC network and demonstrates the ability to pass target, UV route, and imagery data between the network and the MMPACT system. The system will eventually be integrated into Kutta's network-centric UAV controller to support larger UV systems. This revolutionary leap in technology allows our troops to perform their duties more efficiently and effectively, all while remaining out of harm's way.

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