Network-Centric Communications: Distributed Real-Time UAV Access

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$100,000.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
FA8650-05-M-6569
Solitcitation Year:
2005
Solicitation Number:
2005.1
Branch:
Air Force
Award Year:
2005
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
F051-056-1402
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF05-056
Small Business Information
KUTTA CONSULTING, INC.
2525 W. Greenway Road, Suite 332, Phoenix, AZ, 85023
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
089294263
Principal Investigator
 Jeff Getzlaff
 Principal Investigator
 (602) 896-1976
 jgetzlaff@kuttaconsulting.com
Business Contact
 Douglas Limbaugh
Title: CEO
Phone: (602) 896-1976
Email: dlimbaugh@kuttaconsulting.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
This proposal addresses the significant need for the design of a Human Computer Interface (HCI) in a Distributed UAV Access System (DUAS). The DOD roadmap goals of UAV interoperability are addressed utilizing the Global Information Grid (GIG). Goals and objectives for the design of two desired Distributed UAV Access Systems are presented, along with goals for simulations of the systems. An impressive team of industry partners is assembled, including The Boeing Company. The Phase 1 work plan employs the Rational Unified Process (RUP) to ensure a focus on user needs. Examples of unique and innovative proposed functionality for the HCI DUAS solutions include 3D situational awareness, mission plan comparison and visualization, UAV filtering, and route retasking. Technologies developed from Kutta's previous work creating a hand-held PDA controller for small UAVs are leveraged. Kutta captures the requirements of two candidate systems in a system and software requirements specification document and creates a simulation integration plan. At the end of Phase 1, time sensitive targeting prototype demonstrations are presented for both proposed solutions. Military and civilian market segments are defined, including the DOD, Coast Guard, Border Patrol, and police departments.

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