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A Multifunction UWB Radar Sensor for Enhanced Helicopter Flight Safety and…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
73895
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A052-049-0169
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ZIMMERMAN ASSOC., INC.
9302 Lee Highway Suite 600 Fairfax, VA 22031 1214
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: A Multifunction UWB Radar Sensor for Enhanced Helicopter Flight Safety and Minefield Detection
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W911QX-06-C-0029
Award Amount: $69,821.00
 

Abstract:

This Phase I SBIR proposal is directed at the development of the design for a helicopter radar landing aid to assist the pilot in landing in brown out or white out conditions where the helicopter is engulfed in a cloud of sand or snow as it descends. The proposed down-looking, time modulated ultra wideband (TM-UWB) radar is to be mounted on the bottom of the fuselage of the helicopter. This small and short range radar will use a dual orthogonal linear array antenna and multiple parallel and independent low power channels to form a three dimensional image of the landing area beneath the descending helicopter. The virtual image generated by the system will be displayed and will allow the pilot to observe all obstacles and gullies beneath the helicopter. The system will provide the pilot with the ability to ensure that each of the aircraft's landing gear is clear of obstacles or depressions.

Principal Investigator:

Patrick W. Johnson
VP R&D
3013713584
pjohnson@zai-inc.com

Business Contact:

Chuck Hendershot
VP, CFO
7038830506
chendershot@zai-inc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ZIMMERMAN ASSOC., INC.
9302 Lee Highway, Suite 600 Fairfax, VA 22031

EIN/Tax ID: 521292002
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No