Comprehensive Magnetic Noise Suppression Methods for Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$79,994.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N68335-12-C-0222
Agency Tracking Number:
N121-006-1291
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
N121-006
Solicitation Number:
2012.1
Small Business Information
Sky Research, Inc
445 Dead Indian Memorial Rd, Ashland, OR, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
932096969
Principal Investigator:
Gregory Schultz
Director of Science and T
(603) 643-5151
greg.schultz@skyresearch.com
Business Contact:
Sue Hawkins
Director of Administratio
(541) 552-5105
sue.hawkins@skyresearch.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
To support the Navy's requirements for low-noise magnetic sensing from small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), we present effective methods for suppressing platform and external interferences. We propose to develop a comprehensive magnetic compensation system that heavily leverages a number of innovations, experience, and on-going work by our team. Our approach combines thorough characterizations of candidate Tier I and/or Tier II UAVs with full-spectrum noise cancellation algorithms and miniaturized sensor and electronics amenable to future installation on in-service unmanned Navy assets. The resulting technology will maximize the potential use of advanced implementations of digital filtering and compensation software fed by new chip-scale vector magnetic sensors.

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