MH-60S Vertical Replenishment Object Proximity Warning System

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$150,000.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N68335-10-C-0129
Agency Tracking Number:
N093-186-0664
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
NAVY 09-186
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Piasecki Aircraft Corporation
519 West Second Street, P.O. Box 360, Essington, PA, 19029
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
002266609
Principal Investigator:
Fred Piasecki
Chief Technology Officer
(610) 521-5700
piasecki_fw@piasecki.com
Business Contact:
John Piasecki
President & CEO
(610) 521-5700
piasecki_jw@piasecki.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
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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