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Aircraft Carrier-based Precision Ship-Relative Navigation Guidance for Aircraft Landing under Emissions Control Conditions

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-15-P-1167
Agency Tracking Number: N15A-014-0191
Amount: $79,976.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: N15A-T014
Solicitation Number: 2015.1
Solicitation Year: 2015
Award Year: 2015
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2015-07-06
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2016-05-06
Small Business Information
46561 Expedition Drive
Lexington Park, MD 20653
United States
DUNS: 619354488
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Ian Gallimore
 (301) 880-3341
Business Contact
 Carrie Willmore
Title: Technical Point of Contact
Phone: (301) 880-3341
Research Institution
 Pennsylvania State University
 John Mazurowski
PSU Electro-Optics Center 222 Northpointe Blvd
Freeport, PA 16229
United States

 (724) 295-7000
 Domestic Nonprofit Research Organization

This research will show how data-capable laser communication retro-reflectors integrated with multispectral image processing can provide extreme reliability positioning suitable for full time automatic landing aboard ship of piloted fixed wing aircraft. The positioning system supports the SALRS long-term objective to reduce or eliminate pilot training to perform manual landing aboard ship including recurrent training. All landings aboard ship would be automatic, all the time, as was originally intended in the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. An interim step will support full automatic landing in zero visibility conditions typical of dense fog and sand storms. Future capabilities would include shallow or flared landings aboard ship.

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