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Advanced Body Force Cueing for Dynamic Interface Simulation

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-19-C-0190
Agency Tracking Number: N172-109-0361
Amount: $986,179.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N172-109
Solicitation Number: 17.2
Solicitation Year: 2017
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2019-02-06
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2023-08-04
Small Business Information
34 Lexington Avenue
Ewing, NJ 08618
United States
DUNS: 096857313
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Jeffrey D Keller
 Senior Associate
 (609) 538-0444
Business Contact
 Barbara A. Agans
Phone: (609) 538-0444
Research Institution

Rotorcraft flight simulation provides a cost effective resource for handling qualities evaluation and pilot training in particular for shipboard launch and recovery operations. Furthermore, simulation fidelity can be enhanced when motion and body force cues are provided to the pilot. In Phase I, Continuum Dynamics, Inc. (CDI) examined methods to develop cueing strategies that combine high-fidelity aerodynamic models to characterize the rotorcraft operating environment with human perception models to characterize how this environment is processed to infer self-motion. Initial validation of the modeling framework and demonstration using a dynamic seat was performed in Phase I. The proposed Phase II program will continue development and validation of the motion / body force cueing algorithm framework, as well as perform test and evaluation using piloted simulation. Simulation testing will evaluate multiple levels of cueing fidelity, in addition to the modeling framework used to develop and implement cueing strategies given available hardware constraints. Successful completion of the Phase II will provide a suitably mature technology baseline including models, algorithm design, and dynamic seat hardware that can be transitioned to fleet trainers for naval helicopter and tiltrotor aircraft.

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