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Onboard Avionics Synergistic Information System (OASIS)

Problem: Advanced Creations, Inc. (ACi) saw a need to improve safety and reliability of General Aviation aircraft at an affordable price through the development of new cockpit displays for displaying critical aircraft control information.

Solution: ACi will team with Air Force Research Laboratory Crew System Interface Division (AFRL/HEC) of the Human Effectiveness Directorate to enhance ACi's OASIS product line through the implementation of cockpit instrumentation and display concepts developed by the Air Force.

For many years, AFRL has been in the forefront of the development of methods to present optimal information to the pilot. This AFRL research has resulted in the development of the world class Pilot Vehicle Interface (PVI) systems incorporated in today's military aircraft.

This PVI technology can also be applied to the general aviation market to improve aviation safety. Wright Technology Network (WTN) facilitated the creation of this Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA). Several meetings were held with both parties to draft the work statement, obtain agreement, and definitize terms and conditions of the CRADA.

Benefits:

  • The Air Force will benefit through the delivery of the enhanced prototype OASIS.
  • ACi will benefit from the research performed by the Air Force in developing the optimal methodology for consolidating and presenting information to the pilot in such a manner as to maximize the pilot's situational awareness, while minimizing pilot workload and "data overload".

Current Status:

  • CRADA was fully signed in July, 1997
  • Collaborative effort is underway to conduct the agreed upon research effort.

If you have any questions about this Cooperative Research and Development Agreement or are interested in getting more information about technology transfer and CRADA projects, please contact Jim Singer at Wright Technology Network (937) 253-0217 or CRADA@wtn.org

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