Network-Centric Communications: Distributed Real-Time UAV Access

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-06-C-6620
Agency Tracking Number: F051-056-1402
Amount: $749,945.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2006
Solicitation Year: 2005
Solicitation Topic Code: AF05-056
Solicitation Number: 2005.1
Small Business Information
2525 W. Greenway Road, Suite 332, Phoenix, AZ, 85023
DUNS: 089294263
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Jeff Getzlaff
 Project Manager
 (602) 896-1976
Business Contact
 Doug Limbaugh
Title: Chief Executive Officer
Phone: (602) 896-1976
Research Institution
This proposal contains Kutta Consulting’s approach for the development and integration of a Human Computer Interface Distributed Real-time UAV Access System (HCI DUAS) into the Vigilant Spirit UCAV simulator at the AFRL. The Phase II development efforts address the need of HCIs to the GIG for UAV interoperability, access to imagery, collection plans, sensor re-tasking, and mission route re-tasking. Technical objectives related to the development and integration of a proposed solution include: knowledge models, decision aids, autonomous agents, and a distributed UAV access system. A detailed Work Plan is presented that utilizes the Rational Unified Process and Kutta’s proprietary development process. A field test is performed at ASU’s Decision Theater for the demonstrated capability of the HCI. Virtual and constructive simulations are created for surveillance and tactical mission scenarios of the HCI DUAS with the Vigilant Spirit UCAV simulator. A live simulation is also detailed for the HCI DUAS with a small UAV. Military and civil markets are identified for the commercialization of the HCI DUAS. Specific target markets of border and coastal patrol, critical infrastructures, natural disaster emergency communications, and commercial telecom are identified.

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