WASP-III Advanced Reconnaissance Device Network (WARDN)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Amount:
$99,829.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W31P4Q-11-C-0225
Agency Tracking Number:
11SB1-0135
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
SB111-004
Solicitation Number:
2011.1
Small Business Information
MAV6
1619 Walnut Street, Vicksburg, MS, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
795466437
Principal Investigator:
Jay Kim
Senior Engineer
(703) 340-1304
jkim@mav6.com
Business Contact:
Mark Meisarah
Principal
(703) 340-1304
mmeisarah@mav6.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
The WASP-III Advanced Reconnaissance Device Network (WARDN) is a miniaturized VHF/UHF emitter geolocation system targeted for installation on micro-UAV platforms. The Mav6 design approach of embedded antenna design, compact RF circuit design, and load balancing the signal processing and geolocation tasks between the airborne payload and the ground unit enables significant size, weight, and power optimizations. Designed with the WASP-III payload form factor in mind, WARDN can be installed in larger UAS such as the RQ-11 Raven and the Boeing ScanEagle. The Mav6 proposed design is flexible, cost effective, manufacturable, and scalable across various TTPs and CONOPs involving one or several UAVs. WARDN will provide the operators with RF situational awareness to assist in tactical decision making on the go.

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