Sonobuoy - Electronic Function Selector (EFS) Replacement

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$78,465.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N68335-06-C-0293
Award Id:
77139
Agency Tracking Number:
N061-010-0889
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
9500 Innovation Drive, Manassas, VA, 20110
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
945837219
Principal Investigator:
SeibertMurphy
Principal Investigator
(703) 368-6107
smurphy@progeny.net
Business Contact:
ChristineSigety
Business Management
(703) 368-6107
csigety@progeny.net
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
Design and develop an alternative concept to replace the Electronic Function Selector (EFS) used in sonobuoys. Currently setting buoy operating parameters is a time consuming manual process and misprogramming requires the crewman to restart the program process from the beginning. The new handheld device is the primary interface for programming sonobuoys when the aircraft is on the ground. The handheld EFS programming terminal will use wireless link to interface with buoys; when buoys are checked-in/out of inventory "the buoy locker", and immediately prior to loading into the stores of the MMA aircraft rotary launcher. The scope of this effort may include additional sonobuoy stores inventory and management features including inventory control and mission planningBENEFITS: The fleet will derive benefit by using a handheld controller that automatically programs the EFS functions. Automation is expected to provide faster time to setup, reduced paperwork, and accurate accounting of sonobuoys in the aircraft and on the ground.

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