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VERTICAL TAKEOFF AND LANDING UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLE FOR MARITIME AND CLOSE…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
20785
Program Year/Program:
1993 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
20785
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Piasecki Aircraft Corporation
519 West Second Street P.O. Box 360 Essington, PA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1993
Title: VERTICAL TAKEOFF AND LANDING UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLE FOR MARITIME AND CLOSE COMBAT APPLICATIONS
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,925.00
 

Abstract:

The unique criteria applicable to UAV shipboard operations will be identified and a specification established, including deck tie-down, launch and retrieval and hangaring/handling procedures. A baseline design to these criteria, with weight and balance and performance estimates, will be developed. Evaluation of the characteristics of weight, size, power, operational safety and operational control/handling qualities will be made. The command system will make maximum use of existing procedures and consoles where desirable. Effects of shipboard radar EMI will be a primary consideration in the design of the UAV automatic flight control system. A launching and retrieval system will be sized to match the vehicle's characteristics including weight, power required, stabilization system and deck handling from hangar to takeoff/retrieval position. Separate or ship's compressed air or steam will be investigated for auxiliary takeoff thrust for vertical launching. A plan for Phase II demonstration of a full-scale flight vehicle will be developed and included in the final report of the Phase I flight vehicle design activity.

Principal Investigator:

Frederick W. Piasecki
2155215700

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Piasecki Aircraft Corp
P.o. Box 360, Second Street, West Essington, PA 19029

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