Comprehensive Latency Mitigation in EOIR Sensor Controls

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911W6-12-C-0035
Agency Tracking Number: A2-5101
Amount: $1,499,985.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2011
Solicitation Topic Code: A11-072
Solicitation Number: 2011.2
Small Business Information
Kutta Technologies, Inc.
2075 W Pinnacle Peak Rd Ste 102, Phoenix, AZ, 85027-1219
DUNS: 000000000
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Douglas Limbaugh
 Principal Investigator
 (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
In Phase I, Kutta hypothesized multiple Latency Improvement Algorithms (LIAs) for the control of Electro-Optical and Infrared payloads onboard Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. Through an extensive human factors study within a representative simulated environment, Kuttas researchers proved their hypotheses and, in many cases, saw a 50% or more improvement in effectiveness among the participants. In Phase II, Kutta incorporates the LIAs in a hybrid model that allows for intelligent decision aiding based upon the measured latency in the system. Additionally, Kuttas plans call for integrating new features that involve moving target tracking and video mosaics in an innovative fashion to increase the users situational awareness and keep the user focused on the task at hand. Once all the LIAs are incorporated into the system, Kutta initiates another human factors study to gather metrics on how much the discrete LIAs improve payload control when they are intelligently triggered and managed by the consent of the user. The Phase II culminates in a demonstration of the prototype algorithms and a summary of the lessons learned throughout the Phase II. To commercialize the efforts, Kutta works with large prime contractors, government agencies, and commercial organizations to integrate the LIAs into existing systems.

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