Mortar or Rifle Launched, Low-Cost, Miniature Ballistic and Guided Flight Surveillance Sensor Systems

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 36665
Amount: $98,995.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1997
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Veritay Technology, Inc.
4845 Millersport Highway,, P.o. Box 305, East Amherst, NY, 14051
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Edward Fisher
 (716) 689-0177
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Research Institution
The Department of Defense is creating capabilities that will provide near instantaneous awareness of friendly, enemy and neutral elements. Using micro UAV technologies, over-the-horizon military targets can be achieved. Realistic goals for an advanced micro UAV compatible with all unit operation include: - a man-portable viewer and remote control system, - a miniature sensor platform suitable for launch from systems, - indigenous to the small unit (e.g. mortars), - a simple light-weight recovery system, - a refurbishment/checkout time of less than 2 hours at the organic unit level using a minimum of special tools and replacement parts/fuels. The micro-UAV concept includes launch from an 81-mm mortar using deployment tail fins and canard wings fir initial ballistic and glided flight. Subsequently, wings are deployed and a propeller engine is started to provide powered flight to and surveillance of the target area for approximately 2 hours at a range of 30 km, followed by return for recovery. The micro UAV payload contains a high resolution CCD camera, telemetry package, receiver/transmitter, and a GPS-INS guidance/navigation system. The system design development will address low cost, low obserevables, modularity, quick turn-around for reuse, and maintainability. The proposed Phase I and potential Phase II and Phase II work, are expected to result in a micro UAV sensor projection system to provide cost-effective reconnaissance/surveillance capabilities for final military units and a wide range of potential commercial users which include law enforcement, crowd control, border control, forest fire monitoring, natural disaster assessment and relief, etc.

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