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Company Information:

Company Name: Piasecki Aircraft
City: Essington
State: PA
Zip+4: 19029-1231
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: N/A
Phone: (610) 521-5700

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $1,391,645.51 17
SBIR Phase II $3,803,337.00 5

Award List:

ADVANCED ARMAMENT STUB WINGS FOR MARINE ATTACK HELICOPTERS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Donald N Meyers
Award Amount: $49,230.00
Abstract:
The objective is to design a new armament stub-wing for an improved usmc ah-1w attack helicopter with two additional weapon stations, and simplified control wiring for multiple weapons, while minimizing weight and drag. the use of upper wing weapon stations for sidewinder, sidearm, and stinger… More

Attack Helicopter Alternative Tail Rotor Applicability

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Frederick W. Piasecki
Award Amount: $29,165.00

VERTICAL TAKEOFF AND LANDING UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLE FOR MARITIME AND CLOSE COMBAT APPLICATIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Frederick W. Piasecki
Award Amount: $49,925.00
Abstract:
The unique criteria applicable to UAV shipboard operations will be identified and a specification established, including deck tie-down, launch and retrieval and hangaring/handling procedures. A baseline design to these criteria, with weight and balance and performance estimates, will be developed.… More

Electromotive Propulsion Concepts for Rotarcraft

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Frank N. Piasecki
Award Amount: $69,989.00

Attack Helicopter Alternative Tail Rotor Applicability

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Frederick W. Piasecki
Award Amount: $754,804.00
Abstract:
1. The objective is to examine alternative tail rotor concepts for the AH-IW that could result in a more agile and maneuverable, quieter helicopter that is more survivable and less susceptable to battle damage. Additional speed capability and other improvements will be assessed. Specifically, the… More

Electromotive Propulsion Concepts for Rotarcraft

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Frank N. Piasecki
Award Amount: $590,872.00
Abstract:
The application of electromotive propulsion to rotorcraft provides several opportunities for the improvement of the helicopter's operational efficiency. The propulsion of rotors via tip thrusters has long been envisioned, since they provide the opportunity for higher G.W. helicopters, higher… More

Engine Infra-Red (IR) Signature Suppression

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / SOCOM
Principal Investigator: Fred W. Piasecki
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
The objective of this project is to develop a lightweight, low drag IR (infra-red light spectrum) suppression system for SOF aircraft. Power, weight and aircraft performance are negatively effected by traditinal suppression concepts and therefore, a new approach to the design problem is required. … More

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

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Frederick W. Piasecki, Vice President, Technology
Award Amount: $79,681.00
Abstract:
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… More

UAV - Combat Medic Collaboration for Resupply & Evacuation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Fred W. Piasecki, Vice President - Technology
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
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,… More

Power Transmission Shafting for Air Cushion Vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Frederick W. Piasecki, Vice President, Technology
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
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… More

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

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Fred W. Piasecki, Vice President - Technolo
Award Amount: $749,938.00
Abstract:
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"… More

UAV - Combat Medic Collaboration for Resupply & Evacuation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Fred W. Piasecki, Vice President - Engineer
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
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… More

Unmanned Ground & Air System for CBRNE Contaminated Personnel Recovery

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Frederick W. Piasecki, Vice President of Technology
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
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… More

Innovative Systems for Reduction of Rotorcraft Hub Drag

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Frederick W. Piasecki, Vice President of Technology
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
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… More

Advanced Design Concepts for High Performance Helicopter Masts

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Frederick Piasecki, Chief Technology Officer
Award Amount: $80,000.00
Abstract:
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… More

MH-60S Vertical Replenishment Object Proximity Warning System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Fred Piasecki, Chief Technology Officer
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
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… More

Covert Precision Aerial Delivery System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Brain R. Geiger, Specialist, Flight Controls Design – (610) 521-5700
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Piasecki Aircraft proposes to use a variant of its Turais Wing and Bomb Bay Launched UAV (WBBL-UAV) in conjunction with a covert trajectory planner and a guided parafoil to meet the challenges presented in the"Covert Precision Aerial Delivery System"SBIR solicitation. The Turais… More

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

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Fred Piasecki, Chief Technology Officer – (610) 521-5700
Award Amount: $79,272.00
Abstract:
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… More

MH-60S Vertical Replenishment Object Proximity Warning System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Fred Piasecki, Chief Technology Officer – (610) 521-5700
Award Amount: $957,723.00
Abstract:
In Phase II, PiAC and CMU plan to develop and demonstrate an operational prototype of a VERTREP Object Proximity Warning System (OPWS) sensor and software. The prototype will be evaluated in a subscale demonstration using the actual sensor package and a surrogate mechanical system to simulate… More

Rapid Sample Transport in Austere Environments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Brian Geiger, NEED – (610) 521-5700
Award Amount: $99,907.00
Abstract:
Piasecki Aircraft proposes to meet the challenge of delivering a biological or chemical sample maintained at less than -20 deg Celcius over a range of up to 1000 miles with a precision landing with a portable unmanned aerial system capable of a vertical takeoff, cruise flight range typical of a… More

Advanced High Speed Overrunning Clutch for Rotorcraft Transmissions

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Frederick Piasecki, Chief Technology Officer – (610) 521-5700
Award Amount: $99,606.00
Abstract:
Overrunning modes will be modeled with all the spring elements in a non-CF induced field in order to analytically determine normal forces applied. Transitions, fits, tapers, outer case thickness/wall will be varied to minimize stress and wear surfaces. The specific outcome of Phase I is to use the… More

120-X-2 Unmanned Aircraft System-Borne Atmospheric & Sea Surface Temperature (SST) Sensing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOC / NOAA
Principal Investigator: Brian Geiger, Senior Flight Controls and UAS Engineer – (610) 521-5700
Award Amount: $94,870.51
Abstract:
To capture critical weather and SST data in the Tropical Cyclone Boundary Layer (TCBL), Piasecki Aircraft proposes to evaluate existing meteorological sensor packages, integrate new off-the-shelf MEMS sensors, and design an air-launched UAS to improve the resolution of observations captured in the… More