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Aircrew Personnel Lowering Device

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
79299
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F061-020-0814
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Wizbe Innovations LLC
167 Kerns Hill Rd Manchester, ME -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: Aircrew Personnel Lowering Device
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8650-06-M-6669
Award Amount: $99,963.00
 

Abstract:

The Air Force has a need for an innovative solution to help parachutists that become trapped in trees or wires lower themselves to the ground safely and easily. The current personnel lowering device being used by the Air Force is bulky and inconvenient to use. Wizbe Innovations is proposing to develop an aircrew personnel lowering device expected to be simple to use, lightweight, and compact. Unlike the system currently being used or other conventional rappelling systems that requires the person being lowered to manually let the rope out, the proposed system will be automatically controlled to keep a constant rate even with different loads. In the Phase I, Wizbe Innovations plans to develop a working prototype capable of meeting the Air Forces requirements. In Phase II, the device will be tested by the Air Force and Wizbe Innovations will prepare a manufacturing process to make the devices.

Principal Investigator:

Stan Farrell
Program Manager
2074855690
sfarrell@wizbe.net

Business Contact:

Stan Farrell
Owner/Program Manager
2074855690
sfarrell@wizbe.net
Small Business Information at Submission:

WIZBE INNOVATIONS
167 Kerns Hill Rd Manchester, ME 04351

EIN/Tax ID: 204879670
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No