Air-sea flux, Turbulence, Aerosol and Wave Measurement System
Navy SBIR FY2008.2

Sol No.: Navy SBIR FY2008.2
Topic No.: N08-190
Topic Title: Air-sea flux, Turbulence, Aerosol and Wave Measurement System
Proposal No.: N082-190-0406
Firm: Zivko Aeronautics, Inc.
502 Airport Road, Hangar 6
Guthrie, Oklahoma 73044-6802
Contact: Christopher Morse
Phone: (405) 282-1330
Web Site:
Abstract: ZAI proposes to investigate advancing the capabilities of our Smart Towed Vehicle to be mounted and operated onto a more diverse range of aircraft and applications. Currently the STV has been fully tested and operated on a Twin Otter. During Phase I ZAI will look at mounted options for other possible aircraft. This investigation will include both centerline fuselage applications as well as designing a pod based system.
Benefits: The current Smart Towed vehicle has created a wide range of interest and has proven to be aa useful research tool. The next step is to allow a wider range of application making it more attractive to other groups doing research or needing data from layers not safe to operate their aircraft such as thunderstorms and hurricanes.