Rapid Sample Transport in Austere Environments

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Office for Chemical and Biological Defense
Contract: W911SR-13-C-0024
Agency Tracking Number: C122-108-0092
Amount: $99,907.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2013
Solicitation Year: 2012
Solicitation Topic Code: CBD12-108
Solicitation Number: 2012.2
Small Business Information
Piasecki Aircraft Corporation
519 West Second Street, P.O. Box 360, Essington, PA, -
DUNS: 002266609
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Brian Geiger
 NEED
 (610) 521-5700
 geiger_br@piasecki.com
Business Contact
 John Piasecki
Title: CEO&President
Phone: (610) 521-5700
Email: piasecki_jw@piasecki.com
Research Institution
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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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