Obstacle Display for Hover in Degraded Visual Environments

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$119,973.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W911W6-05-C-0034
Award Id:
73562
Agency Tracking Number:
A043-078-0449
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
301 East Carrillo Street 2FL, P. O. Box 519, Santa Barbara, CA, 93102
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
053859526
Principal Investigator:
Steven Rogers
Vice President
(805) 966-6157
sprogers@anacapasciences.com
Business Contact:
Steven Rogers
Vice President
(805) 966-6157
sprogers@anacapasciences.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The objective of this topic is to design a Rotorcraft Obstacle Avoidance Display (ROAD) for hover in degraded visual environments clearly showing the spatial relationships between the aircraft and potentially dangerous terrain and other obstacles. The ROAD will provide pilots with an easily understood display of obstacles 360 degrees around the aircraft and provide auditory or tactile alerts to the cue the pilot to the most immediate threats. The pilot interface design concepts to be developed will ensure that the ROAD is useful during approach-to-landing, hover, landing, and take-off maneuvers. Expert Army and civilian pilots will participate in structured interviews regarding required obstacle avoidance display system properties while performing confined area maneuvers at night in a rotorcraft flight simulator. The results of the studies and pilot comments will be analyzed and summarized preparatory to full-scale simulator-based experiments to be conducted in Phase II

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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