Visual Tire Pressure Indication

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8222-15-M-0006
Agency Tracking Number: F151-169-2084
Amount: $150,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF151-169
Solicitation Number: 2015.1
Solicitation Year: 2015
Award Year: 2015
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2015-08-20
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2016-04-20
Small Business Information
2137 South Alaska Road, Belgrade, MT, 59714
DUNS: 078495891
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Fred Starkey
 Testing Engineer
 (704) 254-5999
Business Contact
 John Milanovich
Phone: (406) 219-3290
Research Institution
ABSTRACT: RightPSI, Inc. AF-151-169 Proposal # 2084 Volume One: Technical Abstract RightPSI has 8 years of experience in visual tire pressure indication. Research and engineering development has resulted in the Fill Through Tire Pressure Indicator (FTTPI), an effective, patented product for civilian vehicles. Popular Mechanics magazine recognized the product design with an Editors Choice Award in 2011. Military aircraft have strenuous requirements that will require advanced capabilities beyond current design. With its partner Domnica, RightPSI will develop a business case analysis for Visual Tire Pressure Indication. Keeping within the cost parameters, RightPSI will develop FTTPI to create an aviation version (AFTTPI) which withstands the extreme forces encountered by Air Force high performance aircraft. Benefits: The AFTTPI will allow for quick visual inspection for check list compliance, simplifying tire maintenance and ensuring proper inflation of all aircraft tires. This will amount to thousands of hours of maintenance time reduction per year. The AFTTPI can be used to record acceptable pressure without the application of an additional gauge. Commercial Applications: In addition to 300,000 registered aircraft worldwide, it is anticipated that the AFTTPI will provide improved maintenance and fuel savings benefits to the 3.6 million Class 8 trucks in the U.S. ; BENEFIT: Assist flight maintenance crews in tire pressure check. Commercial aviation, OTR, and automotive fleet benefits.

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