- Advanced system employs sensors and advanced algorithms to detect eject event and release goggles to aid prevention of aircrew injuries -
Seal Beach, CA (August 11, 2009)--- Diversified Technical Systems, Inc. (DTS), a leader in ruggedized data recorders and sensors for high performance testing and evaluation applications, announced that the company was awarded a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I grant by the US Air Force Research Lab at Wright Patterson AFB. The overall objective of the Phase I work is to analyze current test data that characterizes ACM (air combat maneuvers) and ejection events, build a helmet-mounted prototype device to perform real-time sensor data analysis, and test the device under simulated eject conditions.
The $99,625 award commenced March 20, 2009 and will conclude by December 20, 2009.
DTS will leverage their expertise in the design and development of helmet-mounted smart sensor systems for detecting and measuring blast and blunt impact events. The e-SENSING ER (embedded recorder) platform will be customized to build the prototype device that will attempt to accurately and reliably discriminate eject events from standard ACM. The design requirement calls for an extremely small, lightweight and low power device capable of providing a signal to release the helmet-mounted display system (HMDS) when an eject event is detected.
DTS is based in Seal Beach, California with sales and technical offices around the world.
More information on DTS products can be found at www.dtsweb.com, and inquiries relating to this application can be directed to Mike Beckage, Vice President, email@example.com.