RDT&E

NEANY engineers are dedicated to the advancement of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) technologies through intense research and development. The NEANY team continues to improve UAS capabilities offering flexible mission support to better serve military, commercial, and civil applications. NEANY is committed to the research, development, test and evaluation of onboard sensing and computing, communications, rapid prototyping, software development, and high-speed image and signal processing. Our team works closely with the user community to develop and realize operations-based scenarios to demonstrate and evaluate equipment adding context to the system’s use and results.

 

 

Test & Evaluation

Successful Test and Evaluation (T&E) includes an organized process of acting on Warfighter feedback to address design flaws and system failures that may result in poor mission performance, logistical concerns, or safety issues. NEANY has a strong history of creating systems of information exchange and data logging to weigh and evaluate field-generated feedback ensuring deficiency reporting and corrective measures along the stakeholder's chain of influence. These critical procedures also address the overall system performance, human interface, systems integration, and other factors associated with successful systems deployment. Dispensing feedback to the appropriate Integrated Product Team (IPT) stakeholders to facilitate timely resource response/ allocation to the redress of deficiencies or chances for improvement can be complex when dealing with an intricate supply chain. NEANY’s testing and evaluation information exchange provides the government team with a reliable source of feedback enabling effective decision making critical to the successful advancement of any mission critical program.

 

 

University Collaboration

Penn State

  • Penn State purchased a TigerShark to test the autopilot and Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) communications bus
  • NEANY provided the UAV Operator and initiated testing


University of Maryland, College Park

  • NEANY developed a low-cost, expendable UAV that met the Department of Defense's long duration and payload requirements
  • Maryland Industrial Partnerships Program (MIPS) jointly funded collaborative R&D project


John Hopkins

  • NEANY worked with the Whiting School of Engineering to develop a UAV data link 
  • NEANY is working on Persistent Weather Web (PWW) with Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory