Cargo Handling Software for Navy and Marine Aircraft
Navy SBIR 2020.1 - Topic N201-021
NAVAIR - Ms. Donna Attick - email@example.com
Opens: January 14, 2020 - Closes: February 26, 2020 (8:00 PM ET)
AREA(S): Air Platform
PROGRAM: PMA261 H-53 Heavy Lift Helicopters
Develop innovative software to assist aircrew in loadmaster duties and generate
cargo configurations to achieve sufficient cargo restraint for Navy and United
States Marine Corps (USMC) aircraft using handheld devices.
The Navy is in need of a software tool that can design, evaluate, and display
cargo-loading configurations to ensure restrained cargo is to the Navy required
parameters within aircraft. This solution should be capable of autonomously
designing the most effective and efficient cargo-loading configuration that
meets all loading requirements without the use of additional tools and display
this information to the user.
Develop and demonstrate the feasibility of an innovative software for a
handheld device that can display multiple unique aircraft loading spaces and
aircraft tie down locations, measure and input unique cargo dimensions and
locations within the aircraft, and calculate restraint provided by tie down
provisions. Exhibit capability to display CLG publications and use a notepad and
calculator tool within the software. Establish performance goals and approach
for Phase II with emphasis on user interface and generation of optimized tie
down patterns. The Phase I effort will include prototype plans to be developed
under Phase II.
Develop a prototype software tool, deployed on a hand-held device and operating
system including, but not limited to, Android OS, that can measure a unique
cargo's dimensions, locate its tie down rings, and generate an optimal tie down
pattern that meets Navy and Marine Corps requirements and provides cargo
placement that does not exceed aircraft limitations, provided by the
Government. Exhibit capability to display, evaluate and generate cargo
configurations across different cargo loading zones and aircraft requirements.
Demonstrate capability to save and display known and newly developed cargo
configurations for different aircraft. Develop performance metrics for the
prototype and path forward.
DUAL USE APPLICATIONS: Evaluate the ability to integrate adaptive cargo loading
analysis capability into software for implementation on the MAGTAB and assess
the system performance against the metrics developed during Phase II efforts.
Transition to appropriate platforms.
MIL-STD-1791C, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE INTERFACE STANDARD: DESIGNING FOR INTERNAL
AERIAL DELIVERY IN FIXED WING AIRCRAFT (23-OCT-2017) http://everyspec.com/MIL-STD/MIL-STD-1700-1799/MIL-STD-1791C_55770/
MIL-STD-1366E, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE: INTERFACE STANDARD FOR TRANSPORTABILITY
CRITERIA (31 OCT 2006) http://everyspec.com/MIL-STD/MIL-STD-1300-1399/MIL-STD-1366E_2979/
MIL-STD-209K, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE INTERFACE STANDARD FOR LIFTING AND TIEDOWN
PROVISIONS (22 FEB 2005) http://everyspec.com/MIL-STD/MIL-STD-0100-0299/MIL-STD-209K_22319/
Cargo; Loading; Tie-Down; Handling; Software; Restraint