Autonomous Navigation and Obstacle Avoidance for Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles without Global Positioning System

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$119,999.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W911W6-07-C-0018
Agency Tracking Number:
A062-001-2743
Solicitation Year:
2006
Solicitation Topic Code:
A06-001
Solicitation Number:
2006.2
Small Business Information
TOYON RESEARCH CORP.
6800 Cortona Drive, Goleta, CA, 93117
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
054672662
Principal Investigator:
Benjamin Werner
Analyst
(805) 968-6787
bwerner@toyon.com
Business Contact:
Marcella Lindbery
Director of Finance and Contracts
(805) 968-6787
mlindbery@toyon.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Toyon will develop an obstacle avoidance sensor and flight control system for small unmanned aerial vehicles or (SUAVs) and micro air vehicles (MAVs) operating in cluttered urban and indoor environments. The enabling component of this system is Toyon’s Hybrid Fixed Inertial (HyFI) sensor suite. HyFI is a compact, lightweight, self-contained position sensor that incorporates inertial measurement, ultrasonic object tracking, and passive optical sensing. Toyon will develop a flight control algorithm that matches the HyFI sensor characteristics with the platform dynamics of a selected MAV. The flight performance of the HyFI-equipped MAV will be evaluated in a physical environment simulation.

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