MH-60S Vertical Replenishment Object Proximity Warning System ~ Safe Inter-ship Transfer Operations (SITO)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$79,545.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N68335-10-C-0124
Agency Tracking Number:
N093-186-0718
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
NAVY 09-186
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Advanced Optical Systems, Inc.
6767 Old Madison Pike, Suite 410, Huntsville, AL, 35806
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Stephen Fox
Senior Optical Engineer/P
(256) 971-0036
fox@aos-inc.com
Business Contact:
Kristina Parmenter
Business Manager
(256) 971-0036
contracts@aos-inc.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Our baseline concept is to precisely locate the aircraft relative to the ship, using a cooperative 6 Degree of Freedom (6-DoF) optical sensing system. The system also identifies the ship though time modulation on the sensing system. The 6-DoF information is combined with a database of the ship's geometry to provide Object Proximity Warning data to the Ground Proximity Warning System. The system is designed to reject false signals and confirm true signals, in order to provide extreme robustness. We include robust, simplified use of laser radar to detect objects in the should-be-empty space defined by the baseline system.

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