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ISLE Platform: Immersive Simulation of Lifelike Experience

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-21-C-0015
Agency Tracking Number: N202-119-0566
Amount: $240,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N202-119
Solicitation Number: 20.2
Solicitation Year: 2020
Award Year: 2021
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2020-10-06
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2021-12-01
Small Business Information
15400 Calhoun Drive Suite 190
Rockville, MD 20855-2814
United States
DUNS: 161911532
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Gordon Franken
 (301) 294-4757
Business Contact
 Mark James
Phone: (301) 294-5221
Research Institution

Arresting gear system integrity aboard aircraft carriers is essential for aircraft recover aircraft safety and efficiency. The cross-deck pendant (CDP) cable is prone to substantial wear and tear, as it is subjected to high tensile forces from the aircraft tailhook as well as abrasion from dragging across the deck. Current CDP inspection procedures are highly subjective and rely on the trained expertise of the maintainer to correctly ascertain the health of the cable. In addition, the operating environment of aircraft carrier flight decks presents numerous challenges and ruggedization requirements that preclude the use of existing automated cable inspection technologies.  The Navy desires a simple, compact inspection device for use by Navy maintenance technicians to increase the CDP inspection accuracy/reliability and provide a “GO/NO-GO” indicator. Intelligent Automation, Inc. (IAI) proposes to develop CDP-Scan, a compact, user-friendly, automated inspection system for reliable cable assessment. CDP-Scan will be developed as a derivative of Auto-Scan, a handheld ruggedized inspection tool previously developed by IAI for the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) (F-35) Program that is certified for Navy flight deck operation.

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