DII, LLC is a constellation of advanced technology companies, owned by James Grimsley (bio) and Warren Thomas (bio), that serve both government and commercial clients across many important technology and industry sectors. DII's clients include government agencies along with Fortune 100 and 500 companies. DII was originally founded as a technology company focused on long endurance small drone technology, and has since expanded to broader business activities ranging from technical services and consulting to research and development. DII has developed advanced power management technology with features such as maximum power point tracking (MPPT) for solar energy and other technology to ensure that small electric-powered UAS can operate optimally with maximum range and endurance. DII has also developed the Eturnas line of solar-powered UAV systems. DII technology has also been used to support mobile ground power for remote austere environments.
DII will be the primary manager of research and technology-commercialization at Green Valley Farms Living Laboratory. Click here to view a recent demonstration presentation of DII at GVF Living Laboratory.
Eturnas solar-powered UAV
DII’s primary focus is the development of advanced unmanned systems technology, such as micro-air vehicles (MAVs). DII also develops advanced and highly-efficient power management systems for small unmanned aircraft that utilize “energy harvesting” technology, as well as advanced energy storage technology (including hybrid-technology).
DII's Mk4 UAV Shown at AUVSI North America 2012 and the IMTS 2012 in Chicago.
The MSP photovoltaic prototype, fitted to a standard USMC issue backpack, includes a 10.5-inch x 15.5-inch solar panel able to generate more than 11 Watts under 1-sun air mass (AM) of 1.5 illumination. (Photo: U.S. Naval Research Laboratory)
This 10-year-old company has recently formed 11 new companies, each created specifically for the markets targeted for research at the GVF Living Laboratory, and, thereafter a stream of entrepreneurial ventures. Please click here to view the DII Company Profiles. DII has won a significant number of the government's primary programs which encourage early-stage research and development for entrepreneurs and small businesses: i.e., "SBIR" (small business innovation research) and "STTR" (small business technology transfer). It is worthy of note that DII also has been selected to master-plan the strategic and regulatory framework for the 44,000 acre "Winding Stair" property (in SE Oklahoma) for the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma and opened an office at the prestigious NASA Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley, CA.
located in Cleveland & McClain Counties, Oklahoma