Virtual Visual Landing Aid for Rotorcraft Recovery (V2LAR2)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-14-P-1077
Agency Tracking Number: N132-133-1086
Amount: $79,991.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2014
Solicitation Year: 2013
Solicitation Topic Code: N132-133
Solicitation Number: 2013.2
Small Business Information
Continuum Dynamics, Inc.
NJ, Ewing, NJ, 08618-2302
DUNS: 096857313
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Robert McKillip
 Senior Associate
 (609) 538-0444
Business Contact
 Barbara Agans
Title: Director, Business Admini
Phone: (609) 538-0444
Research Institution
Operational utility for ship-based rotorcraft is often limited by weather conditions that can influence sea states, wind over deck (WOD) and airwake turbulence, and pilot visibility. Recent advances in Visual Landing Aid (VLA) design have made strides in providing better situational awareness to pilots operating at night and in inclement weather, but still require visual contact between the pilot and the ship superstructure to be effective. The proposed research program will extend recent work at CDI on computer-based VLA design tools to provide a head-down display symbology and virtual representation of the ship to support landing operations in zero/zero (visibility/altitude) conditions onto a ship deck. The design of the display representation will include information on deck motion energy and landing suitability, and will be supported by consultants who are subject matter experts in deck motion displays, shipboard recovery, and human factors and flight display design. The resulting display system will, at the completion of Phase I/II development, provide greatly enhanced operational readiness for rotorcraft operating from"small deck"ship platforms.

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