A low-cost unmanned aerial vehicle with towed miniature atomic magnetometer array

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$149,581.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N68335-12-C-0221
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
N121-006-0914
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
N121-006
Solicitation Number:
2012.1
Small Business Information
848 Alexander Road, Princeton, NJ, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
Y
Duns:
794039441
Principal Investigator:
ThomasKornack
Chief Scientist
(609) 759-0859
kornack@twinleaf.com
Business Contact:
ElizabethFoley
President
(609) 759-0859
foley@twinleaf.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract

We propose a research and development program spanning Phase I and Phase II with three main elements: 1. Development of a towed & onboard miniature atomic magnetometer array for platform noise avoidance and compensation. 2. Development of magnetometer array signal processing algorithms that compensate for platform magnetic noise and heading errors. 3. Development of a complete tube-launched prototype UAV system design optimized for MAD with both low magnetic noise components and a sensor array for noise compensation. The technology developed in these tasks may be widely applied to alternative UAV platforms. In developing a complete system with a focus on low overall system cost, this team would be in a position to fill a significant need for military, government and commercial customers.

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