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DARC Lab and Nevada NanoTech Systems receive U.S ARMY STTR Phase II contract for autonomous chemical sensing UAV

DARC Lab and Nevada NanoTech Systems receive U.S ARMY STTR Phase II contract for autonomous chemical sensing UAV.  The two-year $1M project is entitled, “Autonomous Broad Spectrum Environmental Sentinels”.  The goal of the proposed program is the development of a hover-capable, flying robot with integrated chemical sensing, inter-unit communication, and the potential for basic swarming. Utilizing the real-time data collected and analyzed by these sensors, the unit will be capable of swarming with other units during surveillance of a given area to, for example, localize and profile a contaminant source.