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

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-10-M-1807
Agency Tracking Number: F093-137-2581
Amount: $61,035.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: AF093C-137
Solicitation Number: 2009.3
Small Business Information
3275 Progress Drive, Suite A, Orlando, FL, 32826
DUNS: 827853169
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Hoyt Burns
 (407) 739-6751
Business Contact
 Hoyt Burns
Title: President
Phone: (407) 739-6751
Research Institution
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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