Deeply Integrated GMTI Radar/Laser/IR and EO and SWIR Payload for MAV

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$613,906.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W15P7T-10-C-A618
Agency Tracking Number:
A082-086-2167
Solicitation Year:
2008
Solicitation Topic Code:
A08-086
Solicitation Number:
2008.2
Small Business Information
ImSAR LLC
510 W 90 S, Salem, UT, 84653
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
626017854
Principal Investigator:
Logan Harris
CTO
(801) 319-7248
logan@imsar.com
Business Contact:
Logan Harris
CTO
(801) 319-7248
logan@imsar.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
A major problem faced by our warfighters utilizing a Micro Air Vehicle is its limited capability to provide wide area situational awareness and sense combatants under low visibility conditions such as night, rain, fog, dust, snow and sand. The other issue is that once a combatant is identified the warfighter must personally engage the combatant exposing the warfighter to enemy fighter. If the MAV had the ability to sense 24/7 over a wide area, identify the target and then cue munitions the warfighter could remain at safe standoff during an entire mission reducing the chance of himself and his team from coming under fire. In Phase I we demonstrated that is possible to fly a GMTI radar on the MAV and that we can integrated the camera and laser inside the turret ball of the MAV. In Phase II we will completely integrate the GMTI radar/Day&Night Camera/Laser into a fully integrated module that will be attached and flown on the Honeywell MAV. This is similar to have a short range version of the sensor package of a Apache Longbow on a 15lb. MAV.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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