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An Optimized Semi-Flush Flasher

Award Information
Agency: Department of Transportation
Branch: N/A
Contract: DTRS57-01-C-10032
Agency Tracking Number: DTRS57-01-C-10032
Amount: $250,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 2001
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
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40 Nutmeg Lane
Glastonbury, CT 06033
United States
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
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It is proposed to develop a full prototype next-generation semi-flush flasher system for airport runway approach lighting. Current systems are many years old and inefficient; airports need inset flashers to add runway length and more efficiently use strictly limited land allocations. An inset flasher is proposed that is optimized both optically and electrically. A flasher fixture based on the Phase 1 prototype will be optimized, fabricated, and tested, forming a Phase 2 prototype to be commercialized. Phase 1 program feasibility was demonstrated by comparing prototype performance with FAA specifications and current systems and by assessing the practicality and value of the other program innovations. Thoughtventions Unlimited LLC, specializing and research and development, and Flight Light, Inc., an 8(a) manufacturer of airport lighting systems are teaming to bring state of the art optics and commercial practice to the program. The active and immediate participation of commercial partners will greatly aid practical development and speed the commercialization of this system, bringing earlier and more extensive needed improvements to airport lighting systems

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