Rapid Sample Transport in Austere Environments

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$99,907.00
Award Year:
2013
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W911SR-13-C-0024
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
C122-108-0092
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
CBD12-108
Solicitation Number:
2012.2
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:
Brian Geiger
NEED
(610) 521-5700
geiger_br@piasecki.com
Business Contact:
John Piasecki
CEO&President
(610) 521-5700
piasecki_jw@piasecki.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
Piasecki Aircraft proposes to meet the challenge of delivering a biological or chemical sample maintained at less than -20 deg Celcius over a range of up to 1000 miles with a precision landing with a portable unmanned aerial system capable of a vertical takeoff, cruise flight range typical of a fixed wing platform, and able to perform a precision landing. The system consists of a lifting quadrotor that air-launches a fixed wing, packable UAV with threshold 450 mile range and a soft precision landing system using a parachute capable of 50 yard accuracy. An electric cooling system using a peltier junction maintains the sample temperature at -50°C throughout the flight. En-route the system can accept updated flight plan data, and provided health and status information via remote telemetry. The Phase I development work will produce a preliminary design including CAD models and an operator interface to directly support a follow-on proof of concept prototype demonstration in Phase II.

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