HCI and C2 for Autonomous Air Evacuation of Casualties

Period of Performance: 09/30/2014 - 09/30/2015


Phase 2 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Kutta Technologies, Inc.
2075 W Pinacle Peak Rd Ste 102
Phoenix, AZ -
Principal Investigator


As a company that focuses on fixed-based and man-packable Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Ground Control Stations (GCSs), Kutta has been privileged to work with the U.S. Government and Prime Contractors on shaping the future of the unmanned resupply capability. Kutta leverages this knowledge and its experience with multiple unmanned Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) resupply programs and UASs to create an autonomous system for critical item resupply and casualty evacuation (CASEVAC). Kutta has successfully demonstrated an innovative solution for control of a UAS simulating a CASEVAC scenario during Phase I of the Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) project; and, proposes to build on this experience by optimizing the hardware and software of the system to allow for a fully integrated system available to all components of the CASEVAC System (air vehicles (AVs), field users, military treatment facilities, and military operation bases). The proposed Phase II effort culminates with the integration of an Autonomous CASEVAC System into multiple AV platform simulations for a proof of concept demonstration of Kutta s UAS-agnostic solution.