Computer Controlled Automatic Loading Water Bucket System for Aerial Firefighting

Award Information
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Branch: N/A
Contract: 2005-33610-16539
Agency Tracking Number: 2004-00026
Amount: $296,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2005
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
P.O. Box 391, Greybull, WY, 82426
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Duane Powers
 Co-Owner
 (307) 765-4482
 candd@tctwest.net
Business Contact
 Duane Powers
Title: Co-Owner
Phone: (307) 765-4482
Email: candd@tctwest.net
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Millions of dollars in personal property and thousands of acres of natural resources will be saved annually if wildfires can be controlled effectively by increasing the safety and efficiency of helicopters in aerial firefighting. The purpose of this project is to research and develope a computer controlled water bucket system to increase safety and efficiency by automating weight management of loading, load-splitting and flow-control features.

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