Innovative Rotorcraft/Ship Environment Suppression for Enhanced DI Flight Control

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-08-C-0408
Agency Tracking Number: N071-031-0965
Amount: $249,996.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: N07-031
Solicitation Number: 2007.1
Small Business Information
34 Lexington Avenue, Ewing, NJ, 08618
DUNS: 096857313
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Robert McKillip, Jr.
 Senior Associate
 (609) 538-0444
Business Contact
 Barbara Agans
Title: Director, Business Admini
Phone: (609) 538-0444
Research Institution
A follow-on research effort to develop a means to improve rotorcraft handling in the Dynamic Interface (DI) environment is proposed. This work will investigate the use of both rotor state feedback and enhanced ship motion sensing systems for providing improved disturbance rejection during DI launch and recovery operations. Test data from both hardware concepts will be incorporated into simulation models for subsequent use in real-time flight simulation investigations of their utility. The resulting simulation trials will provide pre-test predictions of performance benefits that will justify a Phase III shipboard testing of these technologies by the Navy.

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