AN/ASQ-233 Magnetic Anomaly Detection (MAD) Light Weight Towing System for Light Weight Helicopters and Small, Vertical Take Off Unmanned Aerial Vehic

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-08-C-0191
Agency Tracking Number: N081-001-1002
Amount: $149,926.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: N08-001
Solicitation Number: 2008.1
Small Business Information
1810 N. Glenville Dr., Suite 116, Richardson, TX, 75081
DUNS: 144948056
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Donnie King
 Principal Investigator
 (972) 690-0099
Business Contact
 Robert Slocum
Title: Chairman
Phone: (972) 690-0099
Research Institution
This SBIR Phase I proposal describes the development of a conceptual design for the Light Weight Towing System (LWTS). Polatomic and Meggitt Defense Systems, Inc. will join their respective magnetic sensor and reel-in/reel-out towing system expertise and experience to develop the requirements for an affordable light weight ASQ-233 MAD towing system for light weight helicopter and small UAV applications. The design objectives will be to develop a design for a self contained very light weight universal towing system that will support multiple platforms. The towing system will consist of a non-magnetic stable tow vehicle, non-magnetic tow cable and a light weight reeling machine that can deploy, tow and retrieve the ASQ-233 MAD sensor. Tradeoff studies will be performed during the Phase I contract regarding system weight, aerodynamic requirements, towing speeds, cable characteristics, towed body design, and platform interchangeability.

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