USA flag logo/image

An Official Website of the United States Government

Dynamic Control Surfaces for Extreme Maneuvers of UUVs

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
98092
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N092-143-0539
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
NAVY 09-143
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Scientific Systems Company, Inc
500 West Cummings Park - Ste 3000 Woburn, MA 01801-6562
View profile »
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Dynamic Control Surfaces for Extreme Maneuvers of UUVs
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N65538-10-M-0053
Award Amount: $70,000.00
 

Abstract:

By exploiting fish locomotion principles, we are going to address truly difficult control challenges such as station keeping under large perturbations, rapid maneuvering, and trajectory planning and tracking. The analysis of biological control surface design, composition, and capabilities will be applied to nautical vessels to enhance performance and maneuverability and reduce detection. We will study the optimal shape and size of the control surfaces to reduce drag and increase thrust. The trade-off between stability and maneuverability is also an important design factor. In collaboration with Prof. Michael Triantafyllou (MIT) and Prof. David Barret (Olin College) we will demonstrate our results on small UUVs in their state-of-the-art laboratories.

Principal Investigator:

Jovan Boscovic
Group Leader, Auton. & In
7819335355
Jovan.Boskovic@ssci.com

Business Contact:

Jay Miselis
Corporate Controller
7819335355
contracts@ssci.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Scientific Systems Company, Inc
500 West Cummings Park - Ste 3000 Woburn, MA 01801

EIN/Tax ID: 043053085
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No