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ARES DV FCS Software Load 1 Testing

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8649-22-P-0910
Agency Tracking Number: F2D-4429
Amount: $1,249,562.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF221-DCSO1
Solicitation Number: X22.1
Solicitation Year: 2022
Award Year: 2022
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2022-05-06
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2023-02-09
Small Business Information
519 W Second Street
Essington, PA 19029-1231
United States
DUNS: 002266609
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 James Duvall
 (610) 521-5700
Business Contact
 Jennifer Adams
Phone: (610) 521-5700
Research Institution

The objective of this Phase II effort is to develop the Flight Control System (FCS) for Aerial Reconfigurable Embedded System (ARES) Demonstration Vehicle (DV). ARES is a modular multi-mission VTOL Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) platform focused on addressing emerging requirements within DoD and commercial markets for on-demand distributed logistics, emergency medical services, and other missions. The ARES FCS leverages commercial off the shelf Fly-by-Wire (FBW) Flight Control Computers (FCC), Piasecki designed Actuator Control Modules (ACM) and other interface hardware and software to create a safe and triple-redundant FCS that can be adapted to carry troops/passengers at a fraction of the cost of traditional military FBW development. This Phase II will develop and test Software Load 1 for all FCS components including FCCs, ACMs, Control Laws (CLAW) and Ground Control System (GCS).

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