Awards

$79.3K

Low Drag 2.75 Inch Rocket and Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS) Launchers

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Navy
Topic: N111-018
Budget: 05/31/11 - 05/31/12
PI: Mr. Fred W. Piasecki

The proposal describes a solution to the challenge presented in SBIR Topic N111-018 for a Low Drag 2.75 Inch Rocket and Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS) Launchers. The Phase I approach is to develop and validate through prototype engineering, a Low Drag 2.75" Launcher. PiAC will hypothesize different approaches to respond to the top...

$150K

MH-60S Vertical Replenishment Object Proximity Warning System

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Navy
Topic: N093-186
Budget: 01/26/10 - 04/29/11
PI: Mr. Fred W. Piasecki

The proposal presents a solution to the challenge presented in SBIR N093C-186, that is to develop an Object Proximity Warning System (OPWS) for use by rotorcraft performing VERTREP missions at sea. The Phase I approach is to research and identify a reliable and effective sensor suite, extend algorithms for safer and more effective VERTREP operat...

$80K

Advanced Design Concepts for High Performance Helicopter Masts

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Navy
Topic: N091-031
Budget: 04/20/09 - 10/20/09
PI: Mr. Fred W. Piasecki

Piasecki Aircraft Corporation (PiAC) proposes to develop an innovative approach to substantially upgrade helicopter main rotor shaft designs, materials, and manufacturing processes. A number of design concepts will be addressed and a matrix of coating materials and application methods selected for further examination. A systems engineering analy...

$70K

Innovative Systems for Reduction of Rotorcraft Hub Drag

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Army
Topic: A08-021
Budget: 10/22/08 - 04/21/09
PI: Mr. Fred W. Piasecki

This technology program investigates methods to reduce the aerodynamic drag of the helicopter rotor hub and blade shanks, including investigation of the hub/pylon relationship and its contribution to the flat plate drag of the hub. Examination of both active and passive technologies which can be applied is an integral part of the study effort. ...

$70K

Unmanned Ground & Air System for CBRNE Contaminated Personnel Recovery

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Army
Topic: A08-121
Budget: 10/02/08 - 05/19/09
PI: Mr. Fred W. Piasecki

The solicited objective is to develop a design concept for a collaborative UAS / UGS system to recover casualties and remains from CBRNE contaminated areas. The primary challenge in developing the design concept lies in the integration of aerial and ground unmanned systems to an extent that has not been accomplished before. The effort will sta...

$750K

UAV – Combat Medic Collaboration for Resupply & Evacuation

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Office of the Secretary of Defense
Topic: OSD06-UM8
Budget: 04/30/08 - 04/30/10
PI: Mr. Fred W. Piasecki

A conceptual design study was performed for the Phase I effort of a development of a Combat Medic Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (CM-UAV). During this effort, a Concept of Operations (CONOPS) was developed, decomposed, and translated to functional requirements. From the requirements, enabling capabilities and technologies were identified to meet these...

$70K

Power Transmission Shafting for Air Cushion Vehicles

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Navy
Topic: N07-061
Budget: 06/26/07 - 01/09/08
PI: Mr. Fred W. Piasecki

The purpose of this SBIR initiative is to develop an improved system of power transmission shafting for Air Cushion Vehicles (ACVs). The Phase I effort involves a number of tasks leading to the selection of an optimized shaft design for follow-on qualification and test. These tasks include a review of the current shafting design, operational p...

$100K

UAV – Combat Medic Collaboration for Resupply & Evacuation

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Office of the Secretary of Defense
Topic: OSD06-UM8
Budget: 02/28/07 - 02/28/08
PI: Mr. Fred W. Piasecki

A conceptual design study is proposed for the development of a Combat Medic Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (CM-UAV). This Phase I effort will conduct a Concept of Operations (CONOPS) analysis of the mission requirements for a CM-UAV for timely delivery of medical supplies and LSTAT systems for treatment, stabilization, and subsequent evacuation of cri...

$1.63MM

Wing and Bomb Bay Launched (WBBL) Unmanned Air Vehicle (UAV)

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Navy
Topic: N05-005
Budget: 01/09/07 - 09/30/09
PI: Mr. Fred W. Piasecki

The Phase I study completed the preliminary design and mission analysis of an air vehicle responsive to the WBBL UAV requirement for a UAV system capable of being launched from a P-3 aircraft. The follow-on Phase II effort involves the detail design, fabrication, and testing of a Proof of Concept WBBL UAV and development of an Air Launch Kit ...

$150K

Wing and Bomb Bay Launched (WBBL) Unmanned Air Vehicle (UAV)

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Navy
Topic: N05-005
Budget: 05/11/05 - 11/11/05
PI: Mr. Fred W. Piasecki

An economical and expeditious way of incorporating a small tactical Wing and Bomb Bay Launched (WBBL) Unmanned Air Vehicle (UAV) to enhance the operational effectiveness and survivability/safety of the P-3C will be investigated. The WBBL-UAV will be capable of carrying interchangeable payloads which will be controllable by P-3C crew. To demonst...

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