Lighter-Than-Air Optical Platform

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 25710
Amount: $67,803.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 1994
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
4300 San Mateo Blvd., Ne,, Suite A220, Albuquerque, NM, 87110
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 James H. Boschma
 (205) 882-9394
Business Contact
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Research Institution
A miniaturized lighter-than-air (LTA) unmanned air vehicle (UAV) is proposed as a low altitude, station keeping, optical instrumentation platform. The advanced airship design will be derived from parameters developed during the successful Small Aerostat Surveillance System, Low Intensity Target Exploitation (SASS LITE) UAV program. This miniature airship developed by Applied Research Associates, Inc., (ARA) meets the Navy requirements for speed, stability, and endurance on-station. The Phase I activity will include a comprehensive assessment of the platform mission, definition of required functions, functional analysis to support selection of components, synthesis of multiple LTA concepts, and concept evaluation and selection decisions. Testing and modeling of critical components will be undertaken to support decisions and risk reduction. Phase I will result in a prototype specification with supporting rationale and verification test results of high risk components.

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