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Autonomous Watercraft Docking and Refueling Architecture (AWDRA)

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
87824
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N082-177-0358
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 48108-2285
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Autonomous Watercraft Docking and Refueling Architecture (AWDRA)
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N65538-09-M-0015
Award Amount: $69,815.00
 

Abstract:

With the increased emphasis in recent years on expanding the Navy's capabilities in littoral battlespace, there has been an increasing demand for self-sustaining autonomous vehicle networks that can support this expansion. Manned refueling and servicing of surface vehicles is currently possible, but imposes a significant degree of risk on the crew; bringing the autonomous vehicles back to a host ship for refueling and replenishment takes time and effort away from the assigned mission. Michigan Aerospace Corporation proposes to leverage its extensive technical experience in the field of autonomous servicing systems to develop a common, robust, multi-platform-capable refueling system architecture. The Autonomous Watercraft Docking and Refueling Architecture (AWDRA) will provide for a compliant capture system that is used in a bow-to-stern rendezvous and docking operation between an automated surface tender and a target surface vehicle in need of replenishment while both vehicles are moving forward in up to Sea State 3 conditions.

Principal Investigator:

Anthony Hays
Manager, Mechanical Systems
7349758777
ahays@michiganaerospace.com

Business Contact:

Pete Tchoryk
Chief Executive Officer
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