GENERIC DESIGN OF AN EMERGENCY RECOVERY AND ESCAPE PATH CLEARANCE SUBSYSTEM FOR ROTARY WING VEHICLES

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 6074
Amount: $381,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1988
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
605 Louis Dr - Ste 503b, Warminster, PA, 18974
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 W Barry Shope
 (215) 675-9656
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Research Institution
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Abstract
INFLIGHT RECOVERY OR ESCAPE FROM A DISABLE HELICOPTER REQUIRES THAT THE ROTOR BLADES NOT INTERFERE WITH THE ORDERLY OPERATION OF THE EMERGENCY SYSTEM THAT WILL RETURN THE OCCUPANTS SAFELY TO EARTH. THE OBJECTIVE IS TO PRESENT A METHODOLOGY FOR REMOVAL OF THE ROTOR BLADES IN A CONTROLLED MANNER TO ELIMINATE THEIR BECOMING A FLYING HAZARD TO OTHER AIRCRAFT IN CLOSE PROXIMITY. THIS REPORT PRESENTS A GENERIC DESIGN FOR BOTH BLADE REMOVAL AND DECELERATION TO DELETHALIZE THEIR DANGER AS FREE FLYING MISSILES. STARTING FROM A TRADE-OFF STUDY OF CANDIDATE CONCEPTS WHICH TAKES INTO ACCOUNT COMPLEXITY, COST, RELIABILITY, MAINTENANCE, AND SYSTEM SAFETY FACTORS, A GENERIC DESIGN IS PROPOSED FOR ACCOMPLISHING THE OBJECTIVE.

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