System for Multi-Ship Brown-Out Helicopter Landings

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-08-C-0456
Agency Tracking Number: N082-152-0364
Amount: $79,956.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: N08-152
Solicitation Number: 2008.2
Small Business Information
P.O. Box 2607, Winnetka, CA, 91396
DUNS: 082191198
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Joseph Triscari
 Senior Scientist
 (520) 770-6028
 jtriscari@arete.com
Business Contact
 David Kane
Title: Vice Persident
Phone: (520) 571-8660
Email: dkane@arete.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Areté Associates (Areté) 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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