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Rapidly Deployable SUAS Protection System (RDSPS)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911QY-19-P-0002
Agency Tracking Number: A181-075-0728
Amount: $99,967.12
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: A18-075
Solicitation Number: 2018.1
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2018
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2019-02-25
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2019-09-24
Small Business Information
20 New England Business Center, Andover, MA, 01810
DUNS: 073800062
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Adam Duff
 (978) 689-0003
 aduff@psicorp.com
Business Contact
 B. David Green
Phone: (978) 689-0003
Email: green@psicorp.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) will develop an innovative universal crash protection system for use with the Armys growing range of multi-rotor SUAS.PSIs configuration will allow for rigid attachment to the central body of the SUAS and provides a collapsible structure capable of withstanding obstacle collisions at speeds up to 10 knots.It will be constructed from high strength-to-weight ratio materials to reduce the weight burden on the operator between missions.Additionally, PSIs approach will use integrated sensors to collect impact force data in all six directions, utilize that data to determine where the point of contact occurred in relation to the SUAS, and provide visual feedback to the operator through lights located within the field of view of the integrated camera(s) on board the SUAS.PSIs crash protection system will provide a ring of protection around the propellers of a SUAS which may be up to 15 inches from tip to tip.In a stowed configuration, the collapsible structure will be able to be packed into a volume of less than 70 cubic inches.

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