HCI and C2 for Autonomous Air Evacuation of Casualties

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W81XWH-13-C-0110
Agency Tracking Number: A123-111-0127
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2013
Solicitation Year: 2012
Solicitation Topic Code: A123-111
Solicitation Number: 2012.3
Small Business Information
Kutta Technologies, Inc.
2075 W Pinnacle Peak Rd Ste 102, Phoenix, AZ, -
DUNS: 089294263
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Douglas Limbaugh
 (602) 896-1976
Business Contact
 Matthew Savoca
Title: President
Phone: (602) 896-1976
Email: msavoca@kuttatech.com
Research Institution
For this effort Kutta leverages its experience with multiple unmanned Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) resupply programs and Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) to create a new autonomous system for critical item resupply and casualty evacuation (CASEVAC). Kutta proposes to research multiple Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), and down-select to the optimal platform to deliver the best possible solution to meet the objectives of SBIR # A12-111. Simultaneously, Kutta performs a thorough cognitive task analysis (CTA) using both MEDEVAC and CASEVAC pilots as participants in its human factors study. Based on the CTA Kutta develops the technology selected by users for users for the unmanned resupply CASEVAC and medical resupply mission. Our team also architects the resulting software using the latest in service oriented architecture techniques so that the technology can be easily migrated to different UAS platforms. This UAS-agnostic approach allows the U.S. Army to expand the technology without having the data and source code"stove-piped"to specific air vehicle platforms. With expertise in UAS mission planning, unmanned resupply vehicles, and Ground Control Station (GCS) management, the Kutta team is uniquely positioned to design, develop, and commercialize an autonomous VTOL system capable of delivering critical supplies and conducting CASEVAC missions.

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