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KCF/PSU Smart Tether Retrofit Device for Localization of Tethered Bodies

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
70436
Program Year/Program:
2005 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
N045-020-0329
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
KCF Technologies, Inc
336 South Fraser Street State College, PA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: KCF/PSU Smart Tether Retrofit Device for Localization of Tethered Bodies
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-05-C-0359
Award Amount: $499,923.00
 

Abstract:

A method is needed to measure the location of a submerged body relative to a tethered buoy. The initial defined Navy need for this technology is underwater unmanned vehicles used in mine identification and neutralization. Crawling vehicles require a 60-70 foot tether, while swimming vehicles require up to an 1800 foot tether. This creates a large error circle for localization of the tether. Our strategy is to develop a simple and robust device to sense the tether orientation, and couple this with a Smart Tether algorithm to provide watch circle correction in real time.

Principal Investigator:

Jeremy E. Frank
President
8148674097
jfrank@kcftech.com

Business Contact:

Jeremy E. Frank
President
8148674097
jfrank@kcftech.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Kcf Technologies, Inc.
119 S. Burrowes St.,Suite #605 State College, PA 16801

EIN/Tax ID: 251879000
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIV.
150A Hammond Building
University Park, PA 16802
Contact: Chris Rahn
Contact Phone: (814) 865-6237
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university