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Atmospheric Ice Detection and Avoidance System for Fixed and Rotary Wing Aircraft

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-16-C-0092
Agency Tracking Number: N142-101-0471
Amount: $1,499,674.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N142-101
Solicitation Number: 2014.2
Solicitation Year: 2014
Award Year: 2016
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2016-01-28
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2019-11-19
Small Business Information
5340 Airport Blvd.
Boulder, CO 80301
United States
DUNS: 125961123
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: Yes
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 James McDonald
 (303) 449-5211
Business Contact
 Jeanne Hill-Jurik
Phone: (303) 449-5211
Research Institution

FIRST RF Corporation proposes the development and integration of a low-cost, low-SWaP, Integrated System for Avoidance of Ice-producing Airborne Hazards (ISAIAH). This system will be lightweight (~15 lbs) and draw minimal prime power (less than 100W), but will dramatically widen the window of available operating conditions to Navy and Marine Corps aircraft systems by providing realtime 3D ice hazard detection. The ISAIAH system will be comprised of a ruggedized radiometer system by Radiometrics Corporation, and augmented with a robust 2-D scanning antenna by FIRST RF Corporation, which will allow the system to rapidly create a 3D mapping of supercooled liquid water in the aircrafts vicinity, allowing the pilot to avoid icing and permitting flight in conditions normally precluded because of the danger of icing.

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