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
Amount:
$149,926.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N68335-08-C-0191
Agency Tracking Number:
N081-001-1002
Solicitation Year:
2008
Solicitation Topic Code:
N08-001
Solicitation Number:
2008.1
Small Business Information
POLATOMIC, INC.
1810 N. Glenville Dr., Suite 116, Richardson, TX, 75081
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
144948056
Principal Investigator:
Donnie King
Principal Investigator
(972) 690-0099
don_king@polatomic.com
Business Contact:
Robert Slocum
Chairman
(972) 690-0099
bob_slocum@polatomic.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
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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