OAV Repositioning Resource-Allocating Tracker (ORRATr)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Amount:
$749,959.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W31P4Q-04-C-R204
Award Id:
63491
Agency Tracking Number:
03SB1-0174
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
6 New England Executive Park, Burlington, MA, 01803
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
094841665
Principal Investigator:
Laughton Stanley
Senior Engineer
(781) 273-3388
laughton.stanley@alphatech.com
Business Contact:
John Barry
Contracts Manager
(781) 273-3388
jack.barry@alphatech.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The development of inexpensive unmanned aircraft will soon bring the opportunity to place persistent organic hovering sensors at key locations in support of intelligence gathering, targeting, and force protection missions. As many of the sensor packages flown on these assets will be line-of-sight dependent, careful platform placement will be crucial for sensor effectiveness. In order to assure good sensor placement without burdening the war fighter, fast automated techniques will be required to place sensors where they will be most effective and move them automatically when conditions change. Under this Phase II SBIR, ALPHATECH will build on its Phase I sensor location fitness algorithm to include static and dynamic placement strategies which will provide feasible dynamic routing solutions for hovering aircraft. These algorithms will be implemented in software within a test and demonstration environment which will permit the verification and quantification of algorithm performance, as well as visualization of system solutions. The resulting system will be appropriate for transition into a larger control package which includes tracking and management of the sensor time line.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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