Pathfinder Systems received two Phase I SBIR Contracts from the Naval Air Systems Command within the last six weeks: N68335-20-C-0048 "Demonstration of Advanced Collision Avoidance System," and Task order N68335-20-F-0113 under Basic Ordering Agreement N68335-20-G-1001, "On-board Real-Time Situational Awareness." Both of these SBIRs expand on our previous work on the Air Force's "Operational Prototype of See-and-Avoid Technology" project.
Pathfinder Systems will be holding an Info Session on the Colorado School of Mines Campus! We will be discussing what we do as a company, some of the technologies that we developed, and answering questions about life as an employee here at PSI. The event details are below. We hope to see you there!
PSI delivered the Disabling Fire weapon to the Royal Netherlands Air Force as an addition to the Door Gunner Simulator. The weapon replicates an HK416 assault rifle, down to recoil and muzzle flash, and is completely wireless. It will be used to allow training of precision targeting during helicopter missions. The Dutch article and footage of the weapon can be found here, courtesy of the Dutch Ministry of Defense.
The Door Gunner Simulator (DGS) is a high fidelity training simulator made to be as immersive as possible. To increase the effectiveness of training in these simulators, the weapon systems are made as accurate as possible, down to weight and recoil. Pathfinder Systems was able to patent the methods used to make the heavy gun simulator as realistic as possible. See the full article here.
The Door Gunner Simulator (DGS), built by PSI, was visited last week by the king of the Netherlands, King Willem-Alexander. DGS is part of many installed at the Gilze-Rijen airbase, and their use for military training was the focus of the visit. The simulators are being used for a variety of benefits, including the ability to simulate many environments and the reduced noise they produce when compared to the real thing.
Pathfinder's recent simulator for the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLA) is featured in the July/August 2017 edition of Military Training & Simulation News Magazine. The Door Gunner Simulator (DGS), developed by PSI, is lauded as a time- and cost-saving training mechanism for the RNLA.