Precision Guided Aerial Delivery of Intelligent Ground Based Munitions and Sensors

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W15QKN-08-C-0058
Agency Tracking Number: A072-046-2363
Amount: $119,314.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2007
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: A07-046
Solicitation Number: 2007.2
Small Business Information
61 S. William Dillard Drive, Gilbert, AZ, 85233
DUNS: 023949006
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Glen Bailey
 Chief Engineer
 (480) 850-1555
 glen@MiniAirdrop.com
Business Contact
 Colin McCavitt
Title: President
Phone: (480) 850-1555
Email: colin@MiniAirdrop.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
STARA Technologies is the leading developer of miniature guided parachutes. Over the past seven years we have fabricated guided parachute systems for the US Department of Defense, Department of Energy and other Federal Agencies to precisely deliver light weight payloads such as Unattended Ground Sensors (UGS), communications relays, medical supplies, top attack smart munitions and intelligent robots. In 2006 we developed the world’s smallest guided parachute system for the Navy’s Center for Interdisciplinary Remotely Piloted Aircraft Studies (CIRPAS). Because we have chosen to specialize in miniature delivery systems, our Mosquito guided parachute system continuously outperforms all other guided parachute systems in the < 500 pound weight range. These results have been documented by the US Army at the Precision Airdrop Conference Technology and Demonstration (PATCAD). In its current form STARA’s Mosquito 2 miniature guided parachute system is capable of delivering multiple payloads within a 10 meter CEP using inputs from a GPS receiver and inertial navigation system.

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