Obstacle Display for Hover in Degraded Visual Environments

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$119,973.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
W911W6-05-C-0034
Solitcitation Year:
2004
Solicitation Number:
2004.3
Branch:
Army
Award Year:
2005
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
A043-078-0449
Solicitation Topic Code:
A04-078
Small Business Information
ANACAPA SCIENCES, INC.
301 East Carrillo Street 2FL, P. O. Box 519, Santa Barbara, CA, 93102
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
053859526
Principal Investigator
 Steven Rogers
 Vice President
 (805) 966-6157
 sprogers@anacapasciences.com
Business Contact
 Steven Rogers
Title: Vice President
Phone: (805) 966-6157
Email: 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

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