Advanced Flight Controls for Ultra-agile Small Unmanned Air Vehicles

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$69,976.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
N00014-10-M-0488
Solitcitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Number:
2010.2
Branch:
Navy
Award Year:
2011
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
N102-172-0604
Solicitation Topic Code:
N102-172
Small Business Information
Lite Machines Corp
1291 Cumberland Ave #H, West Lafayette, IN, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
803462456
Principal Investigator
 Paul Arlton
 President
 (765) 463-0959
 paularlton@litemachines.com
Business Contact
 Jon Maynell
Title: Program Manager
Phone: (765) 463-0959
Email: jonmaynell@litemachines.com
Research Institution
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Abstract
The proposed research will explore innovative flight control methodologies combining recent advances in system identification, novel flight sensors, and neural network based adaptive flight control design to develop a new, high bandwidth flight controller architecture capable of rejecting the disturbing effects of wind gusts and turbulence. The proposed controller architecture will be most appropriate for small rotary-wing VTOL UAVs weighing less than about 70 kg (150 lbs.) and having a hover flight mode in which the rotor(s) primarily produce a lifting force and a forward flight mode where the rotor(s) primarily produce a thrust force.

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