Automated Data Recording Technology for Assessing Parachute Performance and Use

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$69,998.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W911QY-10-C-0055
Agency Tracking Number:
A093-163-0336
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
Army 09-163
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Applied Physical Sciences Corp.
475 Bridge Street, Suite 100, Groton, CT, 06340
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
112716357
Principal Investigator:
Jeffrey Allanach
Senior Engineer
(860) 448-3253
jallanach@aphysci.com
Business Contact:
David Horne
Sr Vice President/CFO
(860) 448-3253
dhorne@aphysci.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Applied Physical Sciences Corp. (APS) in collaboration with Capewell Inc. will develop an automated system for logging parachute usage and performance electronically using a miniature embedded data logger which interfaces directly with commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) radio frequency identification (RFID) readers. The proposed system is intended to replace parachute logbooks with a small, removable data logger that can measure parachute opening shock and altitude descent. The focus of this Phase I effort will be to develop an integrated platform with electronics and sensors that requires minimal servicing, and that may be easily and safely retrofitted to existing parachute systems, both personnel and cargo. Commercialization within the US Army and the civilian skydiving markets will be pursued.

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