Intelligent Information Decluttering for UAV Displays

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-06-M-6689
Agency Tracking Number: F061-031-0860
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2006
Solicitation Year: 2006
Solicitation Topic Code: AF06-031
Solicitation Number: 2006.1
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
 Stephen McCauley
 Senior Technical Fellow
 (602) 896-1976
Business Contact
 Douglas Limbaugh
Title: CEO
Phone: (602) 896-1976
Research Institution
Kutta uses a proven methodology and input from an impressive list of partners including the Cognitive Engineering Research Institute (CERI) and the NGA to define the functions and determine the specifications for the development of network-centric intelligent decluttering algorithms. The company utilizes the iterative Rational Unified Process (RUP) to identify, rationalize, and detail the requirements for such algorithms. In the first stage of this process, Kutta identifies and prioritizes various relevant algorithmic qualities. In the second stage, Kutta determines which algorithmic qualities are suitable for inclusion in the project by utilizing a risk/benefit analysis. In the third stage, Kutta develops detailed software requirements for the project. At the end of Phase 1, Kutta delivers a prototype system that includes innovative declutter algorithms integrated with Kutta’s current UAV controller. The combination of human factors experts, UAV control experience, and aviation knowledge, results in algorithms that are user-friendly, applicable to current UAV control stations, and aware of UAV flight planning subtleties.

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