DTS selected to develop helmet jettison device

  • 14-Aug-2009 11:12 EDT

Seal Beach, CA-based Diversified Technical Systems Inc. (DTS) has been awarded a Small Business Innovation Research Phase I grant by the U.S. Air Force Research Lab at Wright Patterson Air Force Base to analyze current test data that characterizes air combat maneuvers (ACMs) and ejection events and to build a helmet-mounted prototype device to perform real-time sensor data analysis. The work will also involve testing the device under simulated eject conditions. Work on the $99,625 award is already under way and will conclude by Dec. 20, 2009. The e-SENSING embedded recorder platform will be customized to build the prototype device that will attempt to accurately and reliably discriminate eject events from standard ACMs. 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 when an eject event is detected.

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