Electronic Bumper for Rotorcraft Brownout Approach and Landing

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-08-M-1385
Agency Tracking Number: F081-074-0573
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: AF081-074
Solicitation Number: 2008.1
Small Business Information
5315 Peachtree Industrial Blvd., Atlanta, GA, 30341
DUNS: 806337762
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Zhiyong Zhao
 (678) 287-3944
Business Contact
 Andrew Hunt
Title: CEO
Phone: (678) 287-2402
Email: ahunt@ngimat.com
Research Institution
nGimat proposes to develop a lightweight, low-cost electronic bumper system for maintaining safe clearance from obstacles during brownout approach and landing. To address the system requirements, nGimat will use a phased array system. In Phase I, we will develop a system level concept, design and analyze the antenna system, and build and test critical component to assure a successful transition and completion of a possible Phase II. Trade studies will be carried out through extensive modeling and simulation. In Phase II we will build a prototype antenna array, along with the appropriate hardware/software, perform field test, and conduct further risk analysis to meet the cost/weigh/performance goals.

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