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

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-10-C-0124
Agency Tracking Number: N093-186-0718
Amount: $79,545.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: N093-186
Solicitation Number: 2009.3
Small Business Information
6767 Old Madison Pike, Suite 410, Huntsville, AL, 35806
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Stephen Fox
 Senior Optical Engineer/P
 (256) 971-0036
 fox@aos-inc.com
Business Contact
 Kristina Parmenter
Title: Business Manager
Phone: (256) 971-0036
Email: 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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