UAV Sensor Controller for Manned Aircraft

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911W6-10-C-0010
Agency Tracking Number: A092-016-1401
Amount: $120,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: A09-016
Solicitation Number: 2009.2
Small Business Information
2075 W Pinnacle Peak Rd Ste 102, Phoenix, AZ, 85027
DUNS: 089294263
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Douglas Limbaugh
 (602) 896-1976
Business Contact
 Matthew Savoca
Title: President
Phone: (602) 896-1976
Research Institution
This proposal offers a solution for the development of an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) controller for manned aircraft. In this endeavor, Kutta and its partners design and develop an innovative concept for the control of UAVs from the cockpit of manned airborne platforms. The Work Plan employs the Rational Unified Process to ensure focus on user needs and system goals. The Work Plan utilizes innovative human factors tests to optimize the notional GUI and refine the vision of the controller to something that can be produced in a Phase II effort. The resulting research yields an optimized controller that is augmented by adaptive, proven and certifiable UAV control software. The resulting product is a ubiquitous controller that can be utilized by pilots in the air and soldiers on the ground to conduct UAV-based Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance, and Target Acquisition missions. The Phase I work culminates in a bread-boarded demonstration and summary of the lessons learned through actual flight test and quantitative human factors evaluations. The Phase I option concludes with recommended methodologies and action plans on how to design, develop, test, and facilitate technology transition into the DoD UAV community.

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