DRA was awarded its first Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) contract in 1993 from the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory to support electronic warfare related research. A second SBIR was soon-after awarded to DRA to develop an Optical Flow algorithm to detect motion in dynamic scene imagery. DRA received additional SBIRs from AFRL and delivered increasingly robust algorithms and other capabilities to the U.S. Air Force.
DRA has achieved a 50% commercialization rate for technology developed under the SBIR program while the National average for commercialization is 10%.
In the ensuing years DRA’s capabilities have expanded to include:
DRA has been awarded the Small Business Award for Excellence by the Small Business Administration.