Sensor and Payload Evaluation Process

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$69,999.00
Award Year:
2002
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
DAAB07-02-C-L408
Award Id:
58046
Agency Tracking Number:
A012-1096
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
3085 Woodman Drive, Suite 200, Dayton, OH, 45420
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
603299207
Principal Investigator:
Ronald Riechers, Ph.D.
Director Electromagnetics
(937) 299-5999
rriechers@spectra-research.com
Business Contact:
Paul Zidek
President
(937) 299-5999
zidek@spectra-research.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
"Recent developments have led the services to consider the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) and/or unmanned ground systems(UGS) to perform tasks that previously performed by military personnel. Reductions in force levels have made it necessary to keepavailable forces, "out of harm's way" and the unmanned vehicle or unattended sensor offers the solution. Recent advances in technology have permitted size, weight, cost and volume reductions on a scale that makes the use of these devices practical. Payloadassessment for cost effectiveness is critical since the likely outcome of using these devices is their ultimate destruction after relaying the collected information. Spectra Research, Inc. and Veridian Engineering propose to leverage the results of anongoing study funded by DARPA to provide a payload analysis capability to the U.S. Army. The effort will provide an assessment of the requirements for such payloads, the threat to them, and development of a set of analytical tools to perform the tradestudies needed to determine the cost effectiveness, reliability, and feasibility of a given payload. The benefit to military analysts is clear, the most effective payload for the mission. An "engineering toolbox" containing the necessary scripts to performsuch trades clearly offers the ability to review many scenarios and understand the impact of a particular parameter on the outcome of a mission. An obvious commercial application is in the

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