Advanced Helo Display for Zero-Zero Shipboard Landings

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-14-P-1075
Agency Tracking Number: N132-133-1002
Amount: $79,955.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2014
Solicitation Year: 2013
Solicitation Topic Code: N132-133
Solicitation Number: 2013.2
Small Business Information
13766 S. Hawthorne Blvd., Hawthorne, CA, -
DUNS: 028281020
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Edward Bachelder
 Techical Director of Fuse
 (310) 679-2281
Business Contact
 Sanjeev Weerasuriya
Title: CFO&Corporate Treasurer
Phone: (310) 679-2281
Research Institution
Landing a piloted helicopter such as the SH-60R on the moving deck of a small ship currently requires close cooperation between the pilot, copilot, Landing Safety Officer (LSO), and the onboard Sensor Operator (for RAST/free deck recoveries). This critical task is resource-intensive and can be extremely challenging due to factors that include: 1) deck constraints requiring precise flight maneuvering, stabilization, and landing execution; 2) a landing target that moves randomly in six degrees-of-freedom; 3) a chaotic airmass that buffets the helicopter; and 4) the helicopter"s proximity to the ship structure constrains the pilot in command"s attention to the forward hangar face when hovering over the deck. Systems Technology, Inc. proposes to leverage advances in ship motion prediction, human-machine integration, display design, and brain-monitoring analysis with the Adaptive Shipboard Recovery Display (ASRD). ASRD will allow single pilot deck recovery, displaying a set of intuitively integrated guidance and spatial cues that are optimized in real time for wake turbulence, observed and predicted ship motion, and pilot control capability. While accounting for nominal helicopter dynamics, ASRD will also adapt to changes in the airframe and task such as boost off, SAS off, RAST, free deck, and one-engine-inoperative landing.

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