Non-Lethal Avian Active Denial System Using Directed Energy

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9302-10-M-0011
Agency Tracking Number: F093-224-2496
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: AF093-224
Solicitation Number: 2009.3
Small Business Information
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DUNS: 057140477
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Abdo Husseiny
 Senior Engineer
 (985) 652-1127
Business Contact
 Zeinab Sabri
Title: President & COO
Phone: (985) 652-1127
Research Institution
This Phase I SBIR Project is aimed at determination of the technical feasibility and commercial viability of an Avian Infrasound Detection (passive) and Denial (active and non-lethal) System (AVIDDS) using infrasound energy. The primary purpose of the AVIDDS is system is collision avoidance between aircraft and birds during daily flight operations without impacting mission requirements through detection and denial actions. Those actions have the side benefit of preventing other forms of damage caused by birds nesting and perching in unwanted areas. The AVIDDS meets the technological challenge of detecting birds flying into an area where there is the potential for collision with an aircraft using a passive infrasound capability for detection of their presence then using non-lethal active infrasound capability to effectively repel the birds. The infrasound frequency range will not interfere with any current operational aircraft or ground-based sensor systems and it must not be able to target personnel. BENEFIT: The AVIDDS developed for military aircrafts can be used as a non-lethal avian active denial system at commercial aviation facilities, towers, and energy wind-driven windmills that have high concentrations of birds in areas that pose a threat to aircraft from bird-strikes and/or aircraft/facility damage.

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