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Shock Tube for Testing Conventional Building Components

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
45040
Program Year/Program:
1999 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A982-1909
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Baker Engineering and Risk Consultants Inc.
3330 Oakwell Court Suite 100 San Antonio, TX -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1999
Title: Shock Tube for Testing Conventional Building Components
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: A982-1909
Award Amount: $68,686.00
 

Abstract:

Not Available This Small Business Innovative Research Phase I project will develop a system that provides a positive indication to the catapult officer when an aircraft launch bar is properly seated in the catapult shuttle of an aircraft carrier. Improper launch bar seating has resulted in the loss of numerous aircraft. The proposed system will employ a two dimensional machine vision system based on charged coupled device (CCD) camera technology and pattern recognition software. The machine vision system will provide highly reliable indication of launchbar seating during day and night operations, in all weather conditions. The proposed system will require no alteration to the aircraft, and requires no attachment of any components to moving parts of the catapult. The machine vision system will not protrude above deck, will provide its own source of collimated red light for illumination of the target, and will compensate for variations in shuttle position after tensioning. The machine vision system proposed will work with any present or future aircraft, as the system can easily learn the correct seating configuration of any aircraft launchbar.

Principal Investigator:

Quentin Baker
2108245960

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

WILFRED BAKER ENGINEERING, INC.
8700 Crownhill, Suite 310 San Antonio, TX 78209

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No