Sensor Guided Flight for Unmanned Air Vehicles

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$730,000.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W911W6-10-C-0001
Agency Tracking Number:
A082-019-1877
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
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:
Gaemus Collins
Senior Analyst
(805) 968-6787
gcollins@toyon.com
Business Contact:
Marcella Lindbery
Director of Finance
(805) 968-6787
mlindbery@toyon.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Toyon Research Corporation proposes to develop advanced algorithms to enable Sensor Guided Flight (SGF) by small fixed-wing Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAVs). SGF is understood as the ability for a UAV''s sensing system to automatically request a platform position and attitude that maximizes sensor performance. It includes the ability to monitor viewing conditions for sensor tasks, assess whether the sensor system parameters and platform position and attitude most optimal for those viewing conditions, and, if not, compute and recommend preferred parameters and platform state for best quality imagery for those viewing conditions. Toyon''s SGF algorithms shall use a joint UAV routing and sensor optimization technique that tightly couples the platform and sensor dynamics and controls. Optimality is measured in terms of maximizing the number of pixels on target while avoiding visibility obscurations due to buildings, terrain, etc.

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