Open Call for Innovative Defense-Related Dual-Purpose Technologies/Solutions with a Clear Air Force Stakeholder Need

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8751-19-C-A049
Agency Tracking Number: F183-005-0431
Amount: $749,999.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF183-005
Solicitation Number: 2018.3
Solicitation Year: 2018
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2019-03-06
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2021-03-06
Small Business Information
8840 S Jack Bates Ave, Tulsa, OK, 74132
DUNS: 081038459
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Tiziano Fiorenzani
 (918) 851-5692
Business Contact
 Brian Meier
Phone: (918) 851-5692
Research Institution
The Bird Aircraft Strike Hazard (BASH) team is responsible for bird/wildlife strike mitigations for the USAF. This team consistently tries to come up with new ways to harass birds so that they are not a hazard for operating aircraft. According to the BASH data, more than $24 million/year (on average), is spent on bird damage repairs. Additionally, The BASH team has been given a mandate by AFI 91-212 which in short states there is zero-tolerance for large animals on the airfield. These animals gather outside of the perimeter of an airfield and can be observed and mitigated with the right tools. The XWorks RDISt can assist in answering this need; the RDISt can launch a drone autonomously, on a scheduled time, or based on human input and assist the BASH team in monitoring for birds and other wildlife and harassing them from airport operations areas. The end result of this effort is meant to assist the BASH team in carrying out this mandate in addition to improving the overall safety of flight operations around Air Force Bases.

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