Awards

$900K

Natural Dialogue – based Gesture Recognition for Unmanned Aerial System Carrier Deck Operations

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Office of the Secretary of Defense
Topic: OSD12-HS3
Budget: 09/05/14 - 03/05/15
PI: Dr. Edward N. Bachelder

Communication on the carrier flight deck is primarily gestural because of the extreme noise, which has led to a well established vocabulary of gestures that deck handlers and Navy pilots use to communicate. An unmanned aircraft controlled by this gesture

$150K

Mobile Older Driver Assessment and Training Simulator (MODATS)

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Health & Human Services
Topic: PA-13-088
Budget: 04/01/14 - 09/30/14
PI: Theodore J. Rosenthal

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): This project is collaboration between Systems Technology, Inc. (STI) and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst (UMass) both with extensive driving simulator experience and research with older drivers. It is proposed to develop an assessment and training system with a simulator to mediate the traffic safety...

$749K

Attitude Control Enhancement Using Distributed Wing Load Sensing for Dynamic Servoelastic Control

Phase 2 STTR

Institution: University of Florida

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: 12-2-T4.02
Budget: 01/01/14 - 12/31/14
PI: Mr. Peter M. Thompson

Strain sensor information is used in nature to achieve robust flight, good rejection of wind disturbances, and stable head motion. Similar man-made sensing devices will be used to demonstrate flight control using Fly-by-Feel, with the overall objective of achieving similarly good performance with piloted and autonomous vehicles. The Phase I work...

$125K

Aeroservoelastic Suppression of LCO due to Free-Play Using a Combined Analytical and Experimental Approach

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: 14-1-A3.01
Budget: 01/01/14 - 12/31/14
PI: Brian Danowsky

Aerodynamic control surfaces with excessive free-play can cause limit cycle oscillations (LCO), a sustained vibration of constant amplitude that is caused by a combination of aeroservoelastic effects and free-play. The LCO can impact handling qualities, ride quality and can cause structural fatigue, ultimately leading to structural failure. Due ...

$80K

Advanced Helo Display for Zero-Zero Shipboard Landings

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Navy
Topic: N132-133
Budget: 10/28/13 - 08/28/14
PI: Dr. Edward N. Bachelder

Landing a piloted helicopter such as the SH-60R on the moving deck of a small ship currently requires close cooperation between the pilot, copilot, Landing Safety Officer (LSO), and the onboard Sensor Operator (for RAST/free deck recoveries). This critical task is resource-intensive and can be extremely challenging due to factors that include: 1...

$150K

Natural Dialogue – based Gesture Recognition for Unmanned Aerial System Carrier Deck Operations

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Office of the Secretary of Defense
Topic: OSD12-HS3
Budget: 05/23/13 - 11/22/13
PI: Dr. Edward N. Bachelder

"Remotely sensed data has an inherent physical detachment from the environment being sensed. At a high-level, we propose leveraging Oblong Industries revolutionary g-speak platform to restore fully embodied situational awareness through multimodal interaction within the ICEbox environment. The g-speak spatial operating environment (SOE) is th...

$125K

Attitude Control Enhancement Using Distributed Wing Load Sensing for Dynamic Servoelastic Control

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: University of Florida

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: 12-1-T4.02
Budget: 01/01/13 - 12/31/13
PI: Mr. Peter M. Thompson

Fly-by-feel uses distributed sensing of forces along the lifting surfaces of an aircraft. Whether such measurements are made via hot films, pressure sensors, or strain gauges, all can provide distributed force information that must be intelligently fused and utilized to achieve performance goals. Fly-by-feel will be used to achieve robust distur...

$700K

Reduced Order Aeroservoelastic Models with Rigid Body Modes

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: 11-2-A2.04
Budget: 01/01/13 - 12/31/13
PI: Mr. Peter M. Thompson

Complex aeroelastic and aeroservoelastic phenomena can be modeled on complete aircraft configurations generating models with millions of degrees of freedom. Starting from a freely supported version of the model, a two-step model reduction process is proposed to create aeroelastic models that include rigid body dynamics. In the first step, proper...

$400K

Translation and Dissemination of Simulators for Novice Drivers

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Department of Health & Human Services
Topic: PA-11-096
Budget: 09/01/12 - 08/31/13
PI: Mr. R. Wade Allen

PROJECT SUMMARY Traffic accidents are the leading cause of teenage injury and death. This Phase II proposal describes a project to translate and disseminate a computer based instructional system developed for driver education that has been shown to reduce the teenage accident rate. The computer based instructional system includes: 1) tradi- tion...

$150K

System Identification and Modal Extraction from Response Data

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF121-208
Budget: 05/31/12 - 02/28/13
PI: Mr. Peter M. Thompson

ABSTRACT: To address the needs of the Air Force regarding improved flight control room tools, Systems Technology, Inc. (STI) proposes the development of a software toolbox suite for real-time aeroelastic aircraft system identification and modal extraction using flight test data. Modal extraction includes accurate identification of system modal f...

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