HCI and C2 for Autonomous Air Evacuation of Casualties

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W81XWH-13-C-0118
Agency Tracking Number: A123-111-0005
Amount: $99,440.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2013
Solicitation Year: 2012
Solicitation Topic Code: A123-111
Solicitation Number: 2012.3
Small Business Information
12330 Perry Hwy, Suite 220, Wexford, PA, -
DUNS: 831883868
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Parag Batavia
 (724) 799-8078
Business Contact
 Parag Batavia
Title: President
Phone: (724) 799-8078
Email: paragb@neyasystems.com
Research Institution
Fixed wing UAVs such as the Predator, Global Hawk, and Shadow have become invaluable C4ISR and force projection assets. They have acted as force multiplers, have reduced risk to human personnel, and have enabled new tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs). Use of Vertical Takeoff and Landing (VTOL) unmanned craft is growing as well, including large platforms such as the Blackhawk and K-Max, and smaller C4ISR platforms such as FireScout and A-160. While each DoD Service and nearly all the major DoD Primes have fielded fixed wing systems, the set of fielded unmanned VTOL craft is currently limited to the K-Max and FireScout. The growing planned use of unmanned VTOL aircraft such as the K-Max provides an opportunity to expand the scope of unmanned air missions, but also requires new methods for Human-Computer Interfaces (HCI) and Command and Control (C2). To address this requirement, Neya Systems, LLC proposes to develop VERTI: A VTOL Evacuation and Resupply Tactical Interface. VERTI will leverage Neya"s expertise in developing intuitive, easy to use mission specification and management systems.

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