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Unmanned Surface Vehicle Autonomous Maritime Seaway Navigation

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
70162
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N041-128-1942
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Maritime Applied Physics Corporation
1850 Frankfurst Avenue Baltimore, MD 21226-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Unmanned Surface Vehicle Autonomous Maritime Seaway Navigation
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-04-M-0180
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 a human would have sensed, and algorithms will have to be developed to react to the sensed information. One of the primary limitations of a manned vessel that will not exist on an unmanned vessel is motion sickness incidence of the crew. The discussion changes from needing to ensure that the crew can perform their duties and remain healthy in heavy seas, to ensuring that the unmanned vessel can maintain structural integrity, hydrodynamic stability, and directional control in a seaway. Beyond simply slowing the vehicle to reduce accelerations in heavy seas, the unmanned vessel will have to determine how to manage the trade off between efficiency and speed to achieve its destination.

Principal Investigator:

Danny Jordan
Principal Engineer
4435243330
djordan@mapcorp.com

Business Contact:

Peter MacShane
Business Develop Director
4435243330
macs@mapcorp.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

MARITIME APPLIED PHYSICS CORP.
1850 Frankfurst Avenue Baltimore, MD 21226

EIN/Tax ID: 521513939
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No