Biologically-Enabled Awareness for Urban Terrain

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$69,970.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
W911QX-09-C-0026
Solitcitation Year:
2008
Solicitation Number:
2008.2
Branch:
Army
Award Year:
2008
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
A082-056-0318
Solicitation Topic Code:
A08-056
Small Business Information
MOSAIC ATM, INC.
801 Sycolin Road, Suite 212, Leesburg, VA, 20175
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
164558376
Principal Investigator
 Stephen Pledgie
 Dir. Adv Autonomy / App Cybernetics
 (800) 405-8576
 pledgie@mosaicatm.com
Business Contact
 Chris Stevenson
Title: Business Manager
Phone: (800) 405-8576
Email: stevenson@mosaicatm.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Biologically-inspired technology holds tremendous potential for endowing micro air vehicles with the wide field-of-regard (wFOR) sensing, situational awareness, and platform agility necessary for persistent flight in spatially complex urban terrain. Mosaic ATM proposes an insightful Phase I effort comprised of two synergistic lines of investigation: 1.) Robust urban navigation through biologically augmented sensing; 2.) Agile urban perception with biologically-inspired processing. Our approach is designed to provide an expedient means for transitioning truly useful biological technology to fixed and rotary wing UAVs. We are teamed with the Computational Sensory-Motor Systems Lab at The Johns Hopkins University and WINTEC, Inc, an advanced flight test and integration group with specific expertise in MAV development. The Mosaic team possesses the complete spectrum of expertise necessary to research, develop, and transition biologically inspired technology to U.S. Army UAVs.

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