System Optimization for Backup VTUAV Shipboard Landing

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$79,951.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N68335-12-C-0067
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
N112-127-0219
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
N112-127
Solicitation Number:
2011.2
Small Business Information
9950 Wakeman Drive, Manassas, VA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
604717165
Principal Investigator:
James Paduano
Senior Autonomy Controls
(617) 500-4807
jpaduano@aurora.aero
Business Contact:
Scott Hart
Financial Analyst
(617) 500-4892
shart@aurora.aero
Research Institute:
Stub




Abstract
Aurora Flight Sciences, working with Optical Air Data Systems (OADS), proposes to develop a retrofit system to perform the functions of the current Fire Scout / UCARS landing system while eliminating or minimizing dedicated communication links and/or specialized equipment on the ship deck. Technologies to be utilized are proprietary OADS methods (Landsafe), camera-based ship-deck position and attitude estimation, or a fused combination of these . By eliminating the use of an active on-deck system, and by placing the measurements and computations on board the VTUAV, a completely disparate system from the current"deck-centric"system will be created. The backup recovery system will be evaluated against landing dispersion requirements for a range of conditions. Additional performance enhancements will be considered, if they are necessary to meet dispersion requirements in elevated sea states and/or poor visibility conditions.

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