Computer Controlled Automatic Loading Water Bucket System for Aerial Firefighting

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$296,000.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
2005-33610-16539
Agency Tracking Number:
2004-00026
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Hawkins and Powers Aviation, Inc.
P.O. Box 391, Greybull, WY, 82426
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Duane Powers
Co-Owner
(307) 765-4482
candd@tctwest.net
Business Contact:
Duane Powers
Co-Owner
(307) 765-4482
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.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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