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Company Information:

Company Name:
Kutta Technologies, Inc.
Address:
2075 W Pinnacle Peak Rd Ste 102
Phoenix, AZ
Phone:
(602) 896-1976
URL:
EIN:
861032281
DUNS:
89294263
Number of Employees:
28
Woman-Owned?:
No
Minority-Owned?:
No
HUBZone-Owned?:
No

Commercialization:

Has been acquired/merged with?:
N/A
Has had Spin-off?:
N/A
Has Had IPO?:
N/A
Year of IPO:
N/A
Has Patents?:
N/A
Number of Patents:
N/A
Total Sales to Date $:
$ 0.00
Total Investment to Date $
$ 0.00
POC Title:
N/A
POC Name:
N/A
POC Phone:
N/A
POC Email:
N/A
Narrative:
N/A

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $1,879,968.00 18
SBIR Phase II $11,145,558.00 13
STTR Phase I $99,993.00 1
STTR Phase II $524,613.67 1

Award List:

Dismounted Small Unmanned Air Vehicle (SUAV) Associate

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$120,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
Kutta will use a proven methodology, input form an impressive list of partners, and its internal avionics software expertise to define the functions and determine the specifications for an SUAV dismounted associate. The company's iterative rational unified process identifies, rationalizes and… More

Dismounted Small Unmanned Air Vehicle (SUAV) Associate

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$729,730.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
In Phase I, Kutta Consulting defined and detailed its vision for a Dismounted Associate (DA) that gives America's soldiers over-the-hill battlefield intelligence. Kutta, however, did not act alone. AATD, Boeing Phantom Works, General Dynamics, Advanced Ceramics Research, Neural Robotics… More

Multi-Platform Manned/Unmanned System-Mission Planner/Controller

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$70,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Douglas V. Limbaugh, Senior Technical Fellow\CEO
Abstract:
In this proposal, Kutta capitalizes on existing DOD investments, its own hand-held UAV controller technology, and additional UGV technology developed as part of DARPA's 2004 Grand Challenge. This prior work experience and knowledge allows the team to architect a multi-mission planner and controller… More

Subterranean Communications for First Responders and the Military

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$120,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Ray Keeler, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Kutta will design a portable Subterranean Wireless Electronic Communications (SWEC) system that allows two-way, networked communications with up to 10 nodes through over 100 feet of solid rock per hop. At the end of the Phase 1 effort, Kutta will demonstrate the ability to send a picture and provide… More

Network-Centric Communications: Distributed Real-Time UAV Access

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Jeff Getzlaff, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
This proposal addresses the significant need for the design of a Human Computer Interface (HCI) in a Distributed UAV Access System (DUAS). The DOD roadmap goals of UAV interoperability are addressed utilizing the Global Information Grid (GIG). Goals and objectives for the design of two desired… More

Personal Issue Flight Test Data Recorder with Display

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Douglas Limbaugh, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Kutta uses a proven methodology and input from an impressive list of partners including The Boeing Company, to define the functions and determine the specifications for a wireless Personal Flight Data Recorder (PFDR) device. The company's iterative Rational Unified Process (RUP) identifies,… More

Subterranean Communications for First Responders and the Military

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$2,607,488.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Raymond Keeler, Senior Systems Engineer
Abstract:
In Phase I, Kutta defined and detailed its vision for a subterranean wireless communication system that gives America's soldiers the ability to communicate more effectively and efficiently than ever before in underground caves and urban tunnels. During Phase I, Kutta exceeded the Army's Phase I… More

Multi-Platform Manned/Unmanned System-Mission Planner/Controller

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$729,971.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Tom Rychener, Senior Technical Fellow
Abstract:
In this proposal, Kutta capitalizes on existing DoD investments, its own hand-held UAV controller technology, and additional UGV technology developed as part of DARPA's Grand Challenge. This prior work experience and knowledge allows the team to architect a Multi-Mission Planner and Controller Tool… More

Personal Issue Flight Test Data Recorder with Display

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$617,424.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
In Phase I, Kutta Consulting defined and detailed its vision for a Personal Flight Data Recorder Device with Display (PFDR-D) that gives pilots the ability to record and view aircraft data in the palm of their hand. Kutta, however, did not act alone. The Air Force Flight Test School, Navy Flight… More

Network-Centric Communications: Distributed Real-Time UAV Access

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,945.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Jeff Getzlaff, Project Manager
Abstract:
This proposal contains Kutta Consulting's approach for the development and integration of a Human Computer Interface Distributed Real-time UAV Access System (HCI DUAS) into the Vigilant Spirit UCAV simulator at the AFRL. The Phase II development efforts address the need of HCIs to the GIG for UAV… More

Innovative 2D/3D Building, Asset, and Resource Tracking Visualization Tool

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,993.00
Agency:
DHS
Principal Investigator:
Dr. Stephen McCauley, Senior Software Engineer
Research Institution:
Arizona State University at Poly Campus
RI Contact:
Dr. Anshuman Razdan
Abstract:
In this proposal, Kutta capitalizes on existing DOD investments and its own 2D and 3D visualization tools, and leverages the world-renowned computer graphics department at Arizona State University (ASU). This prior work experience and knowledge allows the team to build a resource and asset tracking… More

Intelligent Information Decluttering for UAV Displays

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Stephen McCauley, Senior Technical Fellow
Abstract:
Kutta uses a proven methodology and input from an impressive list of partners including the Cognitive Engineering Research Institute (CERI) and the NGA to define the functions and determine the specifications for the development of network-centric intelligent decluttering algorithms. The company… More

ATC Position Reports for Unmanned Aircraft (UA)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
In this proposal, Kutta architects a high-reliable UAV Reporting Schema (UAV-RS). Kutta leverages its experience in developing flight certifiable software, avionics bus schemas, and Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) ground control stations. Kutta also capitalizes on existing DOD investments and its… More

Multi-Agent Based Small Unit Effects Planning and Collaborative Engagement with Unmanned Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$70,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
In this proposal, Kutta leverages its own Multi-Mission Planner and Controller Tool - Software Development Kit (MMPACT-SDK) as well as its partner's past autonomous collaborative experiences. Kutta's SDK allows the team to architect a controller that enables an operator to launch an offensive… More

3D Building Visualization Tool for Incident Commanders

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / STTR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$524,613.67
Agency:
DHS
Principal Investigator:
Dr. Stephen McCauley, Senior Technical Fellow
Research Institution:
Arizona State University Poly Campus
RI Contact:
Dr. Anshuman Razdan
Abstract:
In this proposal, Kutta capitalizes on existing DOD investments and its own 2D and 3D visualization tools, and leverages the world-renowned computer graphics department at Arizona State University (ASU). This prior work experience and knowledge allows the team to build a resource and asset tracking… More

Reusable and Adaptable Cognitive Decision Aids Components For Remote Weapon Stations

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,969.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Douglas V. Limbaugh, dlimbaugh@kuttatech.com
Abstract:
Kutta proposes the development of a System of Modular Adaptive Reusable Tools (SMART) capable of real-time decision aiding and visualization across multiple platforms. SMART is a modular and componentized product designed to enhance operator performance, survivability, and lethality on both current… More

ATC Position Reports for Unmanned Aircraft (UA)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$746,182.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
For Phase II, Kutta leverages its experience in developing Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) flight certifiable software and hardware to build an Air Traffic Control Reporting Schema (ATC-RS) solution. The resulting product provides real-time UAS position reports on the battlefield and in the… More

Multi-Agent Based Small Unit Effects Planning and Collaborative Engagement with Unmanned Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$729,831.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
For Phase II, Kutta proposes their Autonomous Multi-Mission Planner and Controller Tool (AMMPACT) solution to produce a lightweight, modular, ruggedized heterogeneous unmanned vehicle controller. The AMMPACT product goal is to assist the Army with increasing the lethality and survivability of the… More

Reusable and Adaptable Cognitive Decision Aids Components For Remote Weapon Stations

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$729,987.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
David Barnhard, Business Manager
Abstract:
For Phase II, Kutta proposes the System of Modular Adaptable Reusable Tools (SMART) solution to produce a software and hardware product capable of providing the warfighter with dramatic reductions in cognitive workload across multiple platforms and applications. The SMART product provides the Army… More

UAV Sensor Controller for Manned Aircraft

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$70,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
This proposal offers a solution for the development of an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) controller for manned aircraft. In this endeavor, Kutta and its partners design and develop an innovative concept for the control of UAVs from the cockpit of manned airborne platforms. The Work Plan employs the… More

Network-Centric Supervisory Control of Multiple Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Jeffrey A. Getzlaff, Program Manager
Abstract:
This proposal addresses the significant need for the supervisory monitoring and control of multiple Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). A methodology and process to design an Application Web Service, Mission Capability Package decision agent, and toolset with advanced reasoning and processing… More

UAV Sensor Controller for Manned Aircraft

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$730,000.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Douglas Limbaugh, CEO – (602) 896-1976
Abstract:
In Phase II, Kutta builds a technical readiness level (TRL) 7 prototype based on thorough Phase I research. The Modular Unmanned Aerial System Controller (MUAS-C) allows STANAG level three and three plus control from the cockpit of any manned aircraft that contains the required UAS communication and… More

Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) Solution for Multivehicle Control and Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Capability Core Unmanned Control System (CUCS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$150,000.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Michele Atkinson, Net-Centric Program Manag – (602) 910-8903
Abstract:
This proposal describes an approach to establishing a Navy mission planning application marketplace and associated governance so the Navy may benefit from easily accessible open-market competition for mission planning applications. Ideally suited as an service application baseline, Kutta's UGCS… More

Scalable Warfighter Interface to Support a High-level Interactions with an Autonomous Cargo and Casualty Evacuation Unmanned Air System at Remote, Unp

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,999.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
James Bona, Principal Engineer – (602) 896-1976
Abstract:
UAVs are well suited for the resupply mission, reducing risk to human air crews and allowing more sorties (number of pilots and physical human requirements are currently limiters). Current users of a UAV systems must be trained and maintain domain specific knowledge regarding UAV operations (flight… More

Low Cost Cockpit head tracking and gestural recognition

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$150,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Douglas Limbaugh, CEO – (602) 896-1976
Abstract:
This proposal offers a solution for the development of a revolutionary new, low-cost, human machine interface for aviators. In this endeavor, Kutta and its partners design and develop an innovative concept that leverages commercial off the shelf (COTS) hardware and software. The well-structured… More

Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) Solution for Multivehicle Control and Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Capability Core Unmanned Control System (CUCS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$750,000.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Michele Atkinson, Principal Investigator – (602) 910-8903
Abstract:
Kutta Technologies proposes an effort to integrate mission planning services with the BYG-1 graphical user interface through a service oriented architecture (SOA). Kutta"s SOA will provide common control across heterogeneous vehicles with a focus on vehicle interoperability, shared area… More

Comprehensive Latency Mitigation in EOIR Sensor Controls

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$150,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Douglas Limbaugh, CEO – (602) 896-1976
Abstract:
Kutta proposes multiple solutions for the development of different Latency Improvement Algorithms and Latency Estimation Algorithms for the control of Electro Optical and Infrared (EO/IR) payloads onboard Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). Numerous innovative concepts to improve EO/IR payload control… More

Aviator Mission Tasker of Distributed Unmanned Assets

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$150,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Douglas Limbaugh, CEO – (602) 896-1976
Abstract:
Kutta Technologies proposes development of an Aviator Mission Tasker Toolkit (AMTT) which affords users the ability to drag and drop logical agent-based features to create a Manned/Unmanned Teaming (MUM-T) application that will interface with modern avionics systems and provide for multi-vehicle… More

Comprehensive Latency Mitigation in EOIR Sensor Controls

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$525,000.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Douglas Limbaugh, Principal Investigator – (602) 896-1976
Abstract:
In Phase I, Kutta hypothesized multiple Latency Improvement Algorithms (LIAs) for the control of Electro-Optical and Infrared payloads onboard Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. Through an extensive human factors study within a representative simulated environment, Kutta"s researchers proved their… More

HCI and C2 for Autonomous Air Evacuation of Casualties

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Douglas Limbaugh, CEO – (602) 896-1976
Abstract:
For this effort Kutta leverages its experience with multiple unmanned Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) resupply programs and Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) to create a new autonomous system for critical item resupply and casualty evacuation (CASEVAC). Kutta proposes to research multiple Unmanned… More

Aviator Mission Tasker of Distributed Unmanned Assets

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$500,000.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Douglas Limbaugh, Principal Investigator – (602) 896-1976
Abstract:
In Phase II Kutta creates the Aviator Mission Tasker Toolkit (AMTT) by leveraging existing Department of Defense (DoD) interoperability profiles, multiple SBIR Phase II technologies, as well as several ongoing unmanned aerial system contracts. Central to the development of the AMTT is the open… More

Low Cost Cockpit Head Tracking and Gestural Recognition

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$1,000,000.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Douglas Limbaugh, Principal Investigator – (602) 896-1976
Abstract:
As a developer of Unmanned Aerial System Ground Control Stations, the U.S. Army"s Bi-Directional Remote Video Transceiver (BDRVT), and several other manned-aircraft technologies, Kutta is keenly aware of human machine interface (HMI) issues inside military cockpits. Based on an extensive Phase… More

Advanced Helo Display for Zero-Zero Shipboard Landings

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$80,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Stephen McCauley, Principal Investigator – (602) 896-1976
Abstract:
As a primary developer of Radio Technical Commission for Aeronautics (RTCA) DO-178C applications for manned and unmanned systems, Kutta is keenly aware of human machine interface (HMI) interaction issues in fixed-wing and rotary wing platforms. For this effort Kutta proposes to develop an Advanced… More