Comprehensive Latency Mitigation in EOIR Sensor Controls

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911W6-12-C-0009
Agency Tracking Number: A112-072-0217
Amount: $150,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2011
Solicitation Topic Code: A11-072
Solicitation Number: 2011.2
Small Business Information
2075 W Pinnacle Peak Rd, Suite 102, Phoenix, AZ, -
DUNS: 089294263
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Douglas Limbaugh
 CEO
 (602) 896-1976
 dlimbaugh@kuttatech.com
Business Contact
 Matthew Savoca
Title: President
Phone: (602) 896-1976
Email: msavoca@kuttatech.com
Research Institution
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Abstract
Kutta proposes multiple solutions for the development of different Latency Improvement Algorithms and Latency Estimation Algorithms for the control of Electro Optical and Infrared (EO/IR) payloads onboard Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). Numerous innovative concepts to improve EO/IR payload control when latency in the control systems reaches as high as five seconds are recommended. The Work Plan calls for Kuttas researchers to test their innovative ideas in a high-fidelity UAV video and payload simulation laboratory and perform human factors tests. The tests are purposely designed to determine which algorithms and GUIs are value-added, and the results are evaluated by a world-renowned human factors expert. Kutta also conducts a trade study that highlights the algorithms and GUIs that can be built given a SBIR Phase II time frame and budget. The Phase I culminates in a demonstration of the prototype algorithms and a summary of the lessons learned throughout the Phase I. The Phase I option concludes with recommended methodologies and action plans to design, develop, test the technology and transition it into the DoD UAV community.

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