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Retractable UUV Antenna Buoy with Smart Tether GPS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
87859
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N082-194-0919
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 16801-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Retractable UUV Antenna Buoy with Smart Tether GPS
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-09-M-0039
Award Amount: $69,999.00
 

Abstract:

KCF Technologies, in collaboration with Star-H and Penn State ARL, will fabricate a tethered antenna to support two-way RF communication and GPS reception. In addition, the module will incorporate a "watch circle error" position correction using KCF Smart Tether sensors on the tether, to project the buoy GPS accurately onto the submerged UUV. In Phase 1, KCF and Star-H will fabricate and test a preliminary deployable antenna. The prototype will be configured as a module for the Bluefin 21 UUV. During Phase 2, Penn State ARL and Bluefin will support a demonstration of the deployable antenna module on a Penn State UUV and the Bluefin 21, respectively. The eventual goal is to also integrate the module onto the Bluefin 12 and other 12 _ inch UUVs.

Principal Investigator:

Dave Kraige
Senior Mechanical Engineer
8148674097
dkraige@kcftech.com

Business Contact:

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

KCF TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
112 W. Foster Ave Suite 1 State College, PA 16801

EIN/Tax ID: 251879000
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No