Common Unmanned Vehicle Control Procedures Trainer for Airborne and Sea Based Unmanned Systems and Sensors

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-12-C-0205
Agency Tracking Number: N111-008-1469
Amount: $961,755.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2011
Solicitation Topic Code: N111-008
Solicitation Number: 2011.1
Small Business Information
RPA Electronic Solutions Inc.
1285 Chenango Street, Binghamton, NY, -
DUNS: 829851141
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Barry Williams
 Vice President of Enginee
 (607) 771-0393
 barry@rpaelectronics.com
Business Contact
 Richard Pray
Title: President
Phone: (607) 771-0393
Email: rick@rpaelectronics.com
Research Institution
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Abstract
The Navy has a requirement to produce training systems for several UAV platforms for which no dedicated training platform is currently available. To develop a cost effective training solution for all such devices, the ability to start with one central, core solution is highly desirable. A Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), capable of real-time operation can provide such a platform, providing programmable interconnection of various vehicle component models (engine, aerodynamics, control systems, human interface, etc.) along with predefined interfaces for each required model. Differing models of the same system functions can then be interchanged without affecting other elements or the programmable core software. Users can thus retain intellectual property or security of sensitive models by integrating executable code to the SOA through the use of the predefined interfaces, or they can modify the interfaces necessary and define new revision module interfaces as required. Making the SOA software available as an open source product (by Navy permission) allows for maximum flexibility to design function modules, adapt interfaces, add new features and meet the navy"s overall goal for open architecture systems.

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