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Powered Ascender for Pilot Extraction

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
67585
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F041-128-0888
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
QUOIN INTERNATIONAL, INC.
3000-B Conestoga Drive Carson City, NV 89706
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Powered Ascender for Pilot Extraction
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8651-04-C-0334
Award Amount: $99,999.00
 

Abstract:

The Air Force has identified a need for a system that provides improved firefighter and rescue personnel access to cockpits and speeds pilot extraction under ground emergency conditions. Emergency personnel must be able to open the canopy, accomplish engine shutdown, make the ejection system safe, and extract the pilot during ground emergencies. The proximity of engine inlets to the cockpit and the toughness of modern canopies prevent successful application of traditional approaches to pilot extraction. There is a significant risk of damage to high value-aircraft components and low-observable surface finishes during recurring live aircraft training involving simulated pilot extraction. The required system must be easily carried by one person, be fire resistant, and compatible with aircraft and high-value aircraft parts. The system must also be safe for fire or rescue personnel to use for emergency situations Quoin proposes to develop and demonstrate a fully-fieldable lightweight (approximately 6 pounds) powered ascender that will meet all requirements for safe pilot extraction from modern aircraft during a ground emergency without damaging sensitive finishes.

Principal Investigator:

Michael D. Jacobson
CEO/CTO
7604464052
mjacobson@quointech.com

Business Contact:

Cathryn Jacobso
VP. Business Development
7604464052
cjacobson@quointech.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

QUOIN INTERNATIONAL, INC.
1331 N. Inyo Ridgecrest, CA 93555

EIN/Tax ID: 770504514
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No