System for Multi-Ship Brown-Out Helicopter Landings

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$79,956.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N68335-08-C-0456
Agency Tracking Number:
N082-152-0364
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
ARETE ASSOC.
P.O. Box 2607, Winnetka, CA, 91396
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
082191198
Principal Investigator:
Joseph Triscari
Senior Scientist
(520) 770-6028
jtriscari@arete.com
Business Contact:
David Kane
Vice Persident
(520) 571-8660
dkane@arete.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Arete Associates (Arete) proposes to develop advanced algorithms for landing area characterization from LADAR data for the purpose of assisting helicopter landing during brownout. Our algorithms will discriminate ground from non-ground objects; remove outlier data; identify flat areas/pits/trenches; and characterize level, uncluttered areas suitable for a helicopter landing zone. These processed data can then be distributed to a fleet of helicopters to plan a safe landing for each vehicle.

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