Sensor Guided Flight for Unmanned Air Vehicles

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911W6-10-C-0001
Agency Tracking Number: A082-019-1877
Amount: $730,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: A08-019
Solicitation Number: 2008.2
Small Business Information
6800 Cortona Drive, Goleta, CA, 93117
DUNS: 054672662
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Gaemus Collins
 Senior Analyst
 (805) 968-6787
Business Contact
 Marcella Lindbery
Title: Director of Finance
Phone: (805) 968-6787
Research Institution
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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