Aircrew Personnel Lowering Device

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$99,963.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA8650-06-M-6669
Award Id:
79299
Agency Tracking Number:
F061-020-0814
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
167 Kerns Hill Rd, Manchester, ME, 04351
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
614973688
Principal Investigator:
Stan Farrell
Program Manager
(207) 485-5690
sfarrell@wizbe.net
Business Contact:
Stan Farrell
Owner/Program Manager
(207) 485-5690
sfarrell@wizbe.net
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
The Air Force has a need for an innovative solution to help parachutists that become trapped in trees or wires lower themselves to the ground safely and easily. The current personnel lowering device being used by the Air Force is bulky and inconvenient to use. Wizbe Innovations is proposing to develop an aircrew personnel lowering device expected to be simple to use, lightweight, and compact. Unlike the system currently being used or other conventional rappelling systems that requires the person being lowered to manually let the rope out, the proposed system will be automatically controlled to keep a constant rate even with different loads. In the Phase I, Wizbe Innovations plans to develop a working prototype capable of meeting the Air Forces requirements. In Phase II, the device will be tested by the Air Force and Wizbe Innovations will prepare a manufacturing process to make the devices.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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