Kinnami Software has won a U.S. Air Force Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) contract in partnership with West Virginia University (WVU), the company said in a statement.
Kinnami’s data management platform, in combination with WVU positioning and navigation algorithms for unmanned drones, provides a solution to increase operational effectiveness in saving isolated personnel, says Kinnami. The solution can provide data about the person being rescued in real-time to support mission operations, according to the company.
This Phase 2 STTR award, sponsored by the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) under its AFWERX Agility Prime program, will fund technology development focused on improving operations and outcomes of Personnel Recovery (PR) and CSAR missions.
The research is in collaboration with the U.S. Air Force 563rd Rescue Group (RQG), located at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Arizona.
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