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Modeling Tool for Design, Manning, and Training of Shipboard Aircraft Operations

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Department of Defense
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Program Year/Program:
2002 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Sonalysts, Inc.
215 Parkway North P.O. Box 280 Waterford, CT -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2002
Title: Modeling Tool for Design, Manning, and Training of Shipboard Aircraft Operations
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00178-02-C-2027
Award Amount: $70,000.00


"Sonalysts, Inc. proposes to develop a networked modeling tool to demonstrate design, manning, and training of shipboard aircraft operations. This project will leverage Sonalysts' commercial naval simulation technology to provide computations, graphics,video capture, and simulation for shipboard aviation operations model. This proof of concept will demonstrate the ability to simulate a variety of fixed wing, rotary, and unmanned aircraft during launch, recovery, and ground handling operations fromdifferent types of surface combat ships. This simulation will allow the user access to a 3-D camera view of the aircraft during these aircraft operations to determine structural interference, effects of ship's motion in various sea states, visibility andweather conditions. The Naval combat environment is included in the simulation for own-ship and associated aircraft to experience combat damage from other ships, aircraft, and ground-based objects. The proof of concept will include the ability to createand modify ship's geometry required in this simulation. Finally, this tool will demonstrate that the model development and execution processes can be bundled into a compact package for use during concept design. The application tool will be of a modulardesign to incorporate modifications and updates with changes in functionality, technology, and missions. Potential benefits derived from this research project will have applications to othe

Principal Investigator:

Daniel L. Bowden
Principal Investigator

Business Contact:

LaVeria Sanders
Contracting Officer
Small Business Information at Submission:

Sonalysts, Inc.
215 Parkway North, P.O. Box 280 Waterford, CT 06385

EIN/Tax ID: 060902362
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No