Morgantown, WV (PRWEB) September 7, 2006
Augusta Systems, a provider of sensor system technologies, was awarded a $750,000 contract to assist the U.S. Army with the development of advanced power control systems for robotic vehicles.
Under a contract from the Army’s Aviation Applied Technology Directorate, Augusta Systems will provide sensor-enabling technologies as part of a larger effort to integrate fuel cell power systems into unmanned vehicles.
“Our technologies will provide the sensor-driven control mechanisms for the vehicle’s power control system, as well as enable rapid development of sensors systems for use in vehicle platform testing” said Pat Esposito, chief executive officer of Augusta Systems. “This is an important contribution to the overall effort to field fuel-cell-powered robotic systems. We are pleased to assist the Army with its goal of enhancing the capabilities of unmanned vehicles.”
The Army’s Aviation Applied Technology Directorate is part of the Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center. Augusta Systems will serve as a subcontractor to American Science and Technology Corp. on the effort. Other project contractors include Chicago State University and Argonne National Laboratory.
“Numerous unmanned vehicles have been deployed in recent years,” said Ali Manesh, chief executive officer of American Science and Technology Corp. “As the complexity and duration of missions increase for these robotic vehicles, they will need a more independent and longer-lasting source of power. Our goal is to make these unmanned systems more efficient and effective through the use of advanced power systems.”
Augusta Systems’ technologies will enable streamlined development of the new power control systems for this effort, as well as enhance vehicle platform testing through rapid sensor system development. The company has also assisted the U.S. Navy with unmanned vehicle sensor systems, providing technologies that deliver at-point sensor processing, at-point data filtering, resilient communications and rapid data alignment from diverse sensor sources.
About Augusta Systems:
Augusta Systems, Inc. (Augusta SystemsTM) provides sensor system technologies. These sensor enabling technologies assist business, industry and government with managing the data overload resulting from wide-scale sensor deployments for security, asset tracking and monitoring. The company’s flagship technology is SensorBridge, a sensor system middleware product enabling rapid integration of sensor assets into existing data systems and streamlined development of new sensor systems. Other products include sensor processing and aggregation technologies. These technologies enable sensors and sensor networks, wireless sensors and wireless sensor networks, RFID systems, IPv6 and netcentric systems, physical/IT security convergence and more.
About American Science and Technology Corp.:
American Science and Technology Corp. is a full-service company providing insight, innovation, experience and a technological network to resolve the toughest scientific and engineering challenges. Founded in 1991, American Science and Technology Corp. provides capabilities in modeling and simulation; electronic product design, prototype, testing and manufacturing; system design, integration and performance testing; sensor design, upgrade and verification; and product lifecycle management to clients, including U.S. military agencies.