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Airworthy Cable Angle Measurement System For Slung Load Operations

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
92103
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A2-4196
Solicitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Topic Code:
A09-013
Solicitation Number:
2009.2
Small Business Information
Advanced Optical Systems, Inc
6767 Old Madison Pike Suite 410 Huntsville, AL -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Airworthy Cable Angle Measurement System For Slung Load Operations
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W911W6-10-C-0068
Award Amount: $1,733,594.00
 

Abstract:

Advanced Optical Systems, Inc. (AOS) has developed and demonstrated the Cable Angle Measurement System, a low-cost, accurate system for measuring a helicopter"s load position and motion at the end of an external sling. By using a camera, an LED target, and custom electronics, the AOS system measures the load"s angle with better than 0.1 degrees accuracy across a 150 degrees field of view and with 0.1 degrees /sec angle rate accuracy. AOS"s highly-successful Phase I produced a working lab prototype that met or exceeded the customer"s field of view, accuracy, and angle rate accuracy requirements. During Phase II we will install a prototype on a Blackhawk helicopter capable of providing cable angle and angle rate data at 50 Hz with very low and deterministic latency. Our Phase II cable angle measurement system allows direct slung load stabilization by providing feedback to a human pilot, flight computer, or dedicated automatic load stabilization system.

Principal Investigator:

Stephen Granade
Principal Investigator/Se
(256) 971-0036
granade@aos-inc.com

Business Contact:

Kristina Parmenter
Business Manager
(256) 971-0036
contracts@aos-inc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Advanced Optical Systems, Inc
6767 Old Madison Pike Suite 410 Huntsville, AL -

EIN/Tax ID: 630993088
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No