MH-60S Vertical Replenishment Object Proximity Warning System

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$957,723.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N68335-12-C-0293
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
N093-186-0664
Solicitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Topic Code:
N093-186
Solicitation Number:
2009.3
Small Business Information
519 West Second Street, P.O. Box 360, Essington, PA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
002266609
Principal Investigator:
Fred Piasecki
Chief Technology Officer
(610) 521-5700
piasecki_fw@piasecki.com
Business Contact:
John Piasecki
President and CEO
(610) 521-5700
piasecki_jw@piasecki.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
In Phase II, PiAC and CMU plan to develop and demonstrate an operational prototype of a VERTREP Object Proximity Warning System (OPWS) sensor and software. The prototype will be evaluated in a subscale demonstration using the actual sensor package and a surrogate mechanical system to simulate rotorcraft motion to land on a scaled ship deck undergoing pitch, roll, and heave motions. The operator will"fly"the surrogate system, where the motion of the ship deck will be able to be adjusted to simulate different sea states. An operator warning interface will alert the operator when various limits are approached, exercising the actual sensor hardware and generating sensor data without any approximations that would be required in a sensor simulation. Effects such as material properties, angle of incidence, and size of the object being imaged all play a role in the quality of the sensor returns that a simulation may not capture, reducing integration risk in preparation for a future flight test program in a follow on Phase II effort. Additional obscurants such as fog or smoke will be used to test the performance and accuracy of the sensor package.

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