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Solution for Unmanned Underwater Vehicle Interfaces

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
70091
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N041-092-1827
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Michigan Aerospace Corporation
1777 Highland Drive Suite B Ann Arbor, MI 48108-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Solution for Unmanned Underwater Vehicle Interfaces
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00167-05-C-0024
Award Amount: $809,915.00
 

Abstract:

As the Navy proceeds to update our shipboard assets through the fielding of new and innovative ship designs, the need for a modular, adaptable, multi-purpose warship becomes apparent. The Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) program is intended to field a multi-purpose, mission-adaptable combat ship for littoral near-coastal warfare, and to yield a platform ship capable of sustaining unmanned, automated systems in the littoral environment. Though numerous autonomous vehicles and small manned surface vessels are currently in use or planned for near-term use by the Navy, there is a distinct lack of any standardized interface that can capture and launch all types of vehicles from a common system. To meet the growing need for a single adaptable common interface, Michigan Aerospace Corporation and the University of Michigan Department of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering have developed a conceptual approach to a modular adaptable launch and recovery system that will meet the Navy's needs for Offboard Organic Vehicle (OOV) handling. This Phase II effort proposes to develop this technology into a functioning system suitable for capturing and deploying a wide range of OOVs from a combat ship platform.

Principal Investigator:

Anthony Hays
Manager-Mechanical System
7349758777
ahays@michiganaerospace.com

Business Contact:

Peter Tchoryk
CEO
7349758777
ptchoryk@michiganaerospace.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

MICHIGAN AEROSPACE CORP.
1777 Highland Drive Suite B Ann Arbor, MI 48108

EIN/Tax ID: 383323642
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No