Low Magnetic Signature Expendable Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) for Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW)

Period of Performance: 05/20/2014 - 11/20/2014


Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Area I, Inc.
1590 N Roberts Rd
Kennesaw, GA 30144
Principal Investigator


The team proposes to leverage their expertise to develop an anti-submarine warfare (ASW) variant of Area-I s Air-Launched, Tube-Integrated Unmanned System (ALTIUS). ALTIUS, meaning higher in Latin, represents a paradigm shift in the performance of small, tube-launched unmanned aircraft. Core features and capabilities of the ALTIUS-ASW will include: A highly efficient, lightweight, composite airframe that is designed to minimize magnetic signature, to accommodate an advanced MAD sensor system, and to survive the launch and flight forces of P-8 Poseidon-based sonobuoy operations. 2) An advanced, low-cost miniature MAD sensor system 3) Design that will enable ALTIUS-ASW to accommodate a wide array payloads and sensors