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MH-60S Vertical Replenishment Object Proximity Warning System

Award Information

Department of Defense
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
Solicitation Year:
Solicitation Topic Code:
NAVY 09-186
Solicitation Number:
Small Business Information
Piasecki Aircraft
519 W 2nd Street Essington, PA 19029-1231
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: MH-60S Vertical Replenishment Object Proximity Warning System
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N68335-10-C-0129
Award Amount: $150,000.00


The proposal presents a solution to the challenge presented in SBIR N093C-186, that is to develop an Object Proximity Warning System (OPWS) for use by rotorcraft performing VERTREP missions at sea. The Phase I approach is to research and identify a reliable and effective sensor suite, extend algorithms for safer and more effective VERTREP operations, and develop a conceptual design that includes a user-friendly interface for the air crews. The developmental tasks are challenging in that the sensor suite must identify landing areas and evaluate them on the constantly moving surface of a ship at sea. The solution will feature highly reliable sensors, open architecture software algorithms, and reliable warnings and information to aviators involved in VERTREP or other low altitude operations.

Principal Investigator:

Fred Piasecki
Chief Technology Officer

Business Contact:

John Piasecki
President & CEO
Small Business Information at Submission:

Piasecki Aircraft Corporation
519 West Second Street P.O. Box 360 Essington, PA 19029

EIN/Tax ID: 231473063
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No