Electronic Bumper for Rotorcraft Brownout Approach and Landing

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$100,000.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA8650-08-M-1385
Agency Tracking Number:
F081-074-0573
Solicitation Year:
2008
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF081-074
Solicitation Number:
2008.1
Small Business Information
NGIMAT CO.
5315 Peachtree Industrial Blvd., Atlanta, GA, 30341
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
806337762
Principal Investigator:
Zhiyong Zhao
Manager
(678) 287-3944
zzhao@ngimat.com
Business Contact:
Andrew Hunt
CEO
(678) 287-2402
ahunt@ngimat.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
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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