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FIGHTER COCKPIT INGRESS IN CHEMICAL WARFARE ENVIRONMENT

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
6378
Program Year/Program:
1987 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
6378
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
SCIENCE & ENGINEERING ASSOC., INC.
6100 Uptown Blvd. NE Suite 700 Albuquerque, NM 87110
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1987
Title: FIGHTER COCKPIT INGRESS IN CHEMICAL WARFARE ENVIRONMENT
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,958.00
 

Abstract:

EXPOSURE OF PERSONNEL AND HARDWARE TO NBC CONTAMINANTS IS A CRITICAL PROBLEM IN MANY WARFARE SCENARIOS. ALTHOUGH SEVERAL CURRENT NBC PROTECTION TECHNIQUES EXIST AND MAY SATISFACTORILY PROTECT PERSONNEL AND HARDWARE IN MANY CIRCUMSTANCES, A METHOD IS REQUIRED THAT ENABLES FLIGHT CREWS TO EXPEDIENTLY INGRESS/EGRESS AN AIRCRAFT COCKPIT WHILE IN A CONTAMINATED FLIGHT LINE ENVIRONMENT. IT MUST ALLOW PROTECTION FOR BOTH THE CREW AND HARDWARE THROUGHOUT THE INGRESS/EGRESS ACTIVITY.IN ADDITION, BECAUSE OF THE STRINGENT PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS PLACED ON THE CREW, IT IS HIGHLY DESIRABLE THAT THEY BE ABLE TO PERFORM WITHIN A "SHIRT SLEEVE" ENVIRONMENT. THE USE OF A MODULAR CREW ESCAPE CPSULE, DESIGNED TO BE EASILY REMOVED AND REPLACED INTO ITS HOST AIRFRAME IS PROPOSED. THE OCCUPIED CAPSULE CAN BE INSTALLED BY ROBOTIC EQUIPMENT, NEVER EXPOSING THE CREW OR SUPPORT PERSONNEL TO THE DEADLY NBC CONTAMINANTS.

Principal Investigator:

William s riippi
2062858686

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Science & Engineering Assocs I
Po Box 3722 Albuquerque, NM 87190

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