MH-60S Vertical Replenishment Object Proximity Warning System

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-10-C-0129
Agency Tracking Number: N093-186-0664
Amount: $150,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: N093-186
Solicitation Number: 2009.3
Small Business Information
519 West Second Street, P.O. Box 360, Essington, PA, 19029
DUNS: 002266609
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Fred Piasecki
 Chief Technology Officer
 (610) 521-5700
Business Contact
 John Piasecki
Title: President & CEO
Phone: (610) 521-5700
Research Institution
The proposal presents a solution to the challenge presented in SBIR N093C-186, that is to develop an Object Proximity Warning System (OPWS) for use by rotorcraft performing VERTREP missions at sea. The Phase I approach is to research and identify a reliable and effective sensor suite, extend algorithms for safer and more effective VERTREP operations, and develop a conceptual design that includes a user-friendly interface for the air crews. The developmental tasks are challenging in that the sensor suite must identify landing areas and evaluate them on the constantly moving surface of a ship at sea. The solution will feature highly reliable sensors, open architecture software algorithms, and reliable warnings and information to aviators involved in VERTREP or other low altitude operations.

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