Mission-Aware Payloads for Unmanned Platforms

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$124,994.00
Award Year:
2013
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
NNX13CL45P
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
120223
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
T15.02
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
VA, Leesburg, VA, 20175-5686
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
164558376
Principal Investigator:
Chris Brinton
Vice President
(703) 980-3961
brinton@mosaicatm.com
Business Contact:
Chris Stevenson
Business Manager
(540) 454-7458
cstevenson@sentixcorp.com
Research Institution:
Brigham Young University
Debbie Silversmith
A-258 ASB
Provo, UT, 84602-84602
() -
Domestic nonprofit research organization
Abstract
Sentix and Brigham Young University propose the research and development of embedded payload intelligence for inflight optimization of surveillance, reconnaissance, and scientific missions. The current proposal leverages a substantial body of scientific and experimental knowledge derived from the Tactical Seeability?System developed by Sentix' staff and BYU researchers to provide fully automated, optimal optical sensing over rugged 3D terrain. Discriminating features of our target capability include the following: 1.) A modular, sensor and platform agnostic framework for preflight and inflight modeling and optimization of performance in data acquisition missions, 2.) Mission impact modeling relating sensor payload configuration (states) to "sensing value" for the mission. 3.) An optimizer for the configuration of the aircraft and payload. 4.) An online estimator of current mission impact arising from the actual, achieved sensing, which can be used to inform a re-planning process for corrections to flight trajectories and payload configuration.

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