Magnetic Noise Mitigation on an Agile UAV

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$149,914.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
N68335-07-C-0257
Solitcitation Year:
2007
Solicitation Number:
2007.1
Branch:
Navy
Award Year:
2007
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
N071-030-0387
Solicitation Topic Code:
N07-030
Small Business Information
ARETE ASSOC.
P.O. Box 6024, Sherman Oaks, CA, 91413
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
082191198
Principal Investigator
 Paul Carter
 Principal Investigator
 (818) 501-2880
 pcarter@arete.com
Business Contact
 Curt Harkless
Title: Vice President
Phone: (818) 501-2880
Email: charkless@arete.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The next generation of ultra-small magnetic sensors will be deployed on small UAVs for a variety of military and commercial applications. The algorithms resulting from this SBIR will allow these new sensors to perform near their sensor noise level. While the U.S. Navy will accrue obvious benefits in submarine and buried littoral target detection, the Army will deploy mass swarms of small UAVs against IEDs and buried land mines. The intelligence community could benefit from an improved ability to detect underground facilities and buried weapons of mass destruction. The new noise mitigation system with the new sensors will help transition the environmental and geophysical survey industry to a wide array of small unmanned aircraft. Cheaper UAV alternatives to lengthy surveys with manned aircraft and large scalar sensors will become the norm. Benefits will include lowering costs for mineral exploration, environmental hazards detection, and construction costs, resulting in a larger and more profitable industry.

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