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Company Information:

Name: Maritime Applied Physics Corporation
Address: 1850 Frankfurst Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21226-1024
Located in HUBZone: No
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
Phone: (443) 524-3330

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $1,386,652.00 19
SBIR Phase II $6,061,800.00 11
STTR Phase I $199,657.00 2

Award List:

Hydrofoil Small Waterplane Area Ship (HYSWAS) Demonstrator

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Mark S. Rice
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
1The present proposal addresses those mission areas where excellent seakeeping is required in a small, high-speed craft that has substantial range. A preliminary and detail design will be performed for a 10-ton, carbon-fiber reinforced Hydrofoil Small Waterplane Area Ship (HYSWAS). The design will… More

Improved Hull Form Patrol Combatant

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Mark S. Rice, P.e.
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
A concept design will be performed to allow the conversion of a 160-foot Athena Class Gunboat (PG) to a HYSWAS hull form. This work will be performed by the same team of personnel who designed and built the 27-foot HYSWAS demostration vessel QUEST under an earlier Phase II SBIR. The proposed… More

Improved Hull Form Patrol Combatant

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Mark S. Rice, P.e.
Award Amount: $746,310.00
Abstract:
A concept design will be performed to allow the conversion of a 160-foot Athena Class Gunboat (PG) to a HYSWAS hull form. This work will be performed by the same team of personnel who designed and built the 27-foot HYSWAS demostration vessel QUEST under an earlier Phase II SBIR. The proposed… More

Design of High-Speed, High-Endurance Mine Warfare Craft

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Mark Rice
Award Amount: $69,974.00
Abstract:
Not Available APTI proposes use of its Photonically Controlled Dynamically Re-configurable Circuits technology, developed under IR&D funding, to develop re-configurable, broadband, phased array antennas for receive/transmit applications in the Buoyant Cable Antenna (BCA) system. The technology is… More

Design of High-Speed, High-Endurance Mine Warfare Craft

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Mark S. Rice
Award Amount: $599,804.00

Advanced Electric Vehicle Research

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Geoff Green, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $99,977.00
Abstract:
"Research and development of advanced electric vehicle technology Integration of advanced electric vehicle technology into DoD fleets.Advanced technology adopted by niche markets throughout the US.Environmentally clean technology; lessense dependance on foreign fuel supplies."

Advanced Electric Vehicle Research

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Geoff Green, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $528,786.00
Abstract:
Phase II design, fabrication and fielding of an advanced electric pick up truck which incorporates Li-Ion Polymer, high-density batteries. This truck is a zero-emission service vehicle with double the operation range of current,similar electric trucks.Target markets are DOD bases, utilities and… More

Hybrid electric drive for small craft

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: James Chafe, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $69,931.00
Abstract:
The Navy's small craft spend the majority of their operating hours at either idle or full power. The form of hybrid drive proposed for the 7-meter RHIB is tailored to these operating characteristics while preserving present speed and range capabilities.This type of drive is characterized as a… More

Permanent Magnet Motor Steering Gear

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: James Chafe, Mechanical Engineer
Award Amount: $69,933.00
Abstract:
The design of a permanent magnet motor (PMM) steering gear system for a DDG51 class ship is proposed. The system utilizes proven PMM technology developed by Magnet Motors of Starnberg, Germany The proposed design will meet Navy requirements including: maximum torque (583,333 ft-lbs), slew rate… More

Unmanned Surface Vehicle Autonomous Maritime Seaway Navigation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Danny Jordan, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $69,980.00
Abstract:
The U.S. Navy is developing unmanned vehicle technologies for air, sea and undersea applications. Many technologies will have to be developed to replace functions that are now performed by human operators. Additional sensors will be required to provide the vehicle controller with information that… More

Airdroppable High Speed, Low Signature Craft

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Thomas Bein, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $67,893.00
Abstract:
Stationary sensors are deployed in the ocean to provide situational awareness. Although the sensors provide valuable data, they cannot be repositioned as the situation changes. Increased capabilities of unmanned vehicles offer the potential to combine the sensors with the unmanned vehicle to produce… More

High Energy Density Power Sources for Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV) Sensor Payloads

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Kevin W. Silbert, Engineer
Award Amount: $69,830.00
Abstract:
Without humans onboard, small unmanned vessels will be capable of remaining on-station for much greater lengths of time than their manned counterparts. This long cycle time puts great demand on the onboard power generation systems, as these systems must be compact and light weight in order to fit… More

Power generation for weight and space limited USV systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Kevin Silbert, Mechanical Engineer
Award Amount: $69,890.00
Abstract:
The creation of a compact, fuel efficient power generation system for use on the 7-M RHIB or SPARTAN would further increase the flexibility of this craft. Research is proposed herein to determine the best combination of JP-5/DFM fueled engine, electric generator, and power electronics technology… More

Hybrid-Electric Drive and Power Generation System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Kevin Silbert, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $593,809.00
Abstract:
The proposed effort is to design and build a hybrid power generation and drive system for use on unmanned vessels. The proposed system includes an epicyclic gear train (patent pending) that decouples the fixed ratio between the engine and propeller RPM, and leverages the electric power generation… More

Pulse Power Generator for USVs

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: P. D. Jordan, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $447,843.00
Abstract:
MAPC proposes herein to build a compact, light weight, and efficient 1 MJ pulse power generation system for use on small unmanned craft. This system will consist of a unique combination of an emerging compact diesel engine, emerging high power battery cells, and proven generator technologies.

Automated Launch and Recovery of Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles from Unmanned Surface Vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Daniel Harris, Ph.D.
Award Amount: $69,961.00
Abstract:
This proposal, submitted by Maritime Applied Physics Corp (MAPC) under the U.S. Navy SBIR topic N05-055 "Automated Launch and Recovery of Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles from Unmanned Surface Vehicles", is intended to address this need by developing a practical automated launch and recovery/refueling… More

Approach to Joining Multiple Displacement Hulls Together To Increase Speed

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Justin Harper, Naval Architect
Award Amount: $69,949.00
Abstract:
Maritime Applied Physics Corporation (MAPC) herein proposes to research the feasibility of hull form modifications for the LCU 1600 class landing craft to improve top speed, and to complete a concept design of the best solution. The primary goals are to increase speed while still maintaining as… More

In-Situ and Temporary Augmentation of Ship Hull Forms to Improve Top Speed

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Justin Harper, Naval Architect
Award Amount: $69,984.00
Abstract:
Maritime Applied Physics Corporation (MAPC) herein proposes to develop feasible combinations of LCU 1600-class landing craft temporarily joined in-line for at-sea propulsion, and to complete a concept design of the best solution. The primary goals are to increase speed while still maintaining as… More

Airdroppable High Speed, Low Signature Craft

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Thomas Bein, principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,967.00
Abstract:
The snorkel craft has been evaluated as being able to perform an Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) as an unmanned craft that can be air-dropped from a C-130 and remain in the mission area for weeks unattended after deployment. To meet he mission requirements the craft is also required to be able to… More

Ruggedized, Reconfigurable, Watercraft Stowage System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: James Chafe, PI
Award Amount: $69,981.00
Abstract:
This proposal contains an innovative approach and supporting technical elements of a reconfigurable stowage system that will safely and securely stow a wide variety of watercraft in a Naval shipboard environment.

Dynamic Compensation System for Towed Bodies

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Rick Harris, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,961.00
Abstract:
Refine Project Goals and Data; Define Candidate Systems; Establish Goals and Metrics. Evaluate Candidate Systems;Develop a Phase II Plan for a dynamic compensation system for towed bodies.

Advanced Active Electromechanical Track Tensioner Development

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Kevin Silbert, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $69,941.00
Abstract:
Research and development of an innovative and advanced active track tensioner is proposed. Multiple control schemes will be investigated, as will multiple integration issues that are inherent in the use of the system on high speed military tracked vehicles.

Automated Launch and Recovery of Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles from Unmanned Surface Vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Rick Harris, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $194,959.00
Abstract:
MAPC will develop and field an integrated system capable of launching and recovering an unmanned air vehicle from an unmanned surface vehicle.

Approach to Joining Multiple Displacement Hulls Together To Increase Speed

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Drew Mutch, Engineer
Award Amount: $299,995.00
Abstract:
Under the base Phase II award, MAPC will design a conceptual Aggregated Air Capable ship hull and connector system capable of full operations though SS5 and survivability though SS8.Under various options scaled toe tank models will be fabricated and tested.

Unmanned Surface Vehicles (USV) At-sea Fueling

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Thomas Bein, PI
Award Amount: $69,891.00
Abstract:
The first objective is to design a system for this initial fueling immediately following launch, with apparatus that can be connected prior to launch. The second objective is to significantly reduce the time to refuel a USV between mission sorties by refueling it from the LCS without bring it… More

Advanced Active Electromechanical Track Tensioner Development

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Kevin W. Silbert, P.E., Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $709,263.00
Abstract:
MAPC proposes herein to continue development of an active electromechanical track tensioner, in order to extend the service life of tracked vehicle suspension and track components.

Unmanned Surface Vehicles (USV) At-sea Fueling

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Thomas Bein, Principal Engineer – (443) 524-3330
Award Amount: $599,523.00
Abstract:
The Navy has an emergent need to refuel USVs immediately upon launch from LCS, without putting a sailor onboard the USV. To meet that need, a robust simple system was developed during Phase I using mostly COTS components. The system accomplished the objective simply by making the fuel connection… More

Hybrid Energy Harvesting Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: University of California LA
Principal Investigator: Nersesse Nersessian, Principal Investigator – (443) 524-3330
Award Amount: $99,666.00
RI Contact: G. Carman
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Efficiency of solar cells is typically low reaching on the order of 10% for commercially available cells. Furthermore, efficiency decreases by 0.5% for every degree increase in operating temperature. In order to increase the efficiency of the conversion of solar radiation per unit area to… More

Thermal Conversion Device for Hydrothermal Vents

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Keith Scidmore, Senior Engineer – (207) 837-6175
Award Amount: $79,717.00
Abstract:
One of the primary limitations of underwater sensors, unmanned underwater vehicles, and autonomous systems, especially in remote or deep locations, is the availability of energy. System endurance, speed, cost, and power for onboard systems can all benefit from the availability of in-situ power… More

Atomic Layer Deposition of Lead Zirconate Titanate Thin Films for PiezoMEMS Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Research Institution: UCLA
Principal Investigator: Narsesse Nersessian, Principal Investigator – (443) 524-3330
Award Amount: $99,991.00
RI Contact: J.p. Chang
Abstract:
A big challenge in atomic layer deposition (ALD) of complex metal oxides is that the ALD temperature for one constituent oxide is often different from that of another. Researchers at University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), have developed thermal and radical enhanced ALD processes to address… More

Thermal Conversion Device for Hydrothermal Vents

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Keith Scidmore, Senior Electrical Enginee – (207) 837-6175
Award Amount: $741,541.00
Abstract:
Underwater sensors, unmanned underwater vehicles, and other autonomous systems can all benefit from the availability of energy in remote or deep locations. In a Phase I effort, Maritime Applied Physics Corporation (MAPC) designed a modular, solid-state thermoelectric generator (TEG), based on the… More

Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV) Tow Point Surge Reduction for Towed Body Stabilization

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Thomas Bein, PI – (443) 524-3330
Award Amount: $79,859.00
Abstract:
Presently the performance of the AQS-20 is degraded when towed from a Fleet Class USV due to surge motion fluctuations. The ability to decouple the surge fluctuations between the USV and the towed body will enable the USV platform to achieve acceptable mine hunting system performance. This proposal… More