Development and flight test demonstration of an innovative practical Autonomous Formation Flying System (AFFS) for manned rotorcraft.

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911NF-05-C-0092
Agency Tracking Number: A054-011-0161
Amount: $99,935.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2005
Solicitation Year: 2005
Solicitation Topic Code: A05-T011
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
117 Herron Street, Fort Oglethorpe, GA, 30742
DUNS: 170566918
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 JAMES NEIDHOEFER
 CEO
 (706) 413-1582
 jneidhoefer@aerotonomy.com
Business Contact
 James Neidhoefer
Title: CEO
Phone: (706) 413-1582
Email: jneidhoefer@aerotonomy.com
Research Institution
 GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
 Eric Johnson
 School of Aerospace Engineerin, 270 Ferst Drive
Atlanta, GA, 30332
 (404) 385-2519
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
Aerotonomy, Incorporated and our Research Institution partner the Georgia Institute of Technology (GIT) will combine an innovative adaptive guidance system, the latest knowledge in autonomous adaptive rotorcraft control, and intuitive pilot interface techniques to arrive at a safe, practical, Autonomous Formation Flying System (AFFS) for manned rotorcraft. This Phase I project will culminate in an actual heterogeneous formation flight test demonstration with GIT's GTMax UAV flying autonomously in formation with a manned UH-60 simulation.

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