Light Weight Coastal Topographic/ Bathymetric Charting System for Naval Unmanned Airborne Vehicles

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-11-C-0414
Agency Tracking Number: N101-089-1042
Amount: $891,400.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solitcitation Year: 2010
Solitcitation Topic Code: N101-089
Solitcitation Number: 2010.1
Small Business Information
Arete Associates
P.O. Box 2607, Winnetka, CA, -
Duns: 082191198
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 John McLean
 Chief Technology Officer
 (520) 770-6101
 jmclean@arete.com
Business Contact
 David Kane
Title: Executive Vice President
Phone: (520) 571-8660
Email: contracts@arete.com
Research Institution
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Abstract
The overall project objective is to develop an autonomous bathymetric/topographic mapping system compatible with a small UAV, with performance equivalent to current manned systems. During Phase 1, an integrated design was developed that is fully compatible with the Navy's selected STUAS platform. Detailed analysis indicates that this compact system is capable of meeting all DoD hydrographic survey requirements, in a package that is a factor of thirty smaller in volume, a factor of fifteen lighter weight, and draws a factor of ten less power than current systems. Fabrication, integration, and flight demonstration will be performed under Phase 2.

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