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
Agency Tracking Number:
120223
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
T15.02
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Sentix
801 Sycolin Road, Suite 306, Leesburg, VA, 20175-5686
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
164558376
Principal Investigator
 Chris Brinton
 Vice President
 (703) 980-3961
 brinton@mosaicatm.com
Business Contact
 Chris Stevenson
Title: Business Manager
Phone: (540) 454-7458
Email: cstevenson@sentixcorp.com
Research Institution
 Brigham Young University
 Debbie Silversmith
 A-258 ASB
Provo, UT, 84602
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 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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