Multi-Function Laser Radar (LADAR) for Rotorcraft Brownout and Cable Warning/Obstacle Avoidance

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$61,035.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA8650-10-M-1807
Agency Tracking Number:
F093-137-2581
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF 09-137
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
H. N. Burns Engineering Corporation
3275 Progress Drive, Suite A, Orlando, FL, 32826
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
827853169
Principal Investigator:
Hoyt Burns
President
(407) 739-6751
buck@hnbec.com
Business Contact:
Hoyt Burns
President
(407) 739-6751
buck@hnbec.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
This proposal is to investigate the feasibility of using a multifunction laser radar system to address both the zero-visibility and wire strike problems. The technical challenge is to design a lightweight system which can detect and warn of wire strike hazards at long range during low level flight while simultaneously providing the capability to detect surface hazards in the presence of volumetric scatterers such as dust. BENEFIT: This SBIR proposal addresses an urgent need to improve the safety of operations for rotorcraft operating in a DVE environment. The potential users include all branches of the military and related Government agencies, as well as commercial rotorcraft operators.

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