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Offboard Refueling Support System for Unmanned Surface Vehicles

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
87825
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N082-177-1093
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Navatek Ltd
841 Bishop Street Suite 1110 Honolulu, HI -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Offboard Refueling Support System for Unmanned Surface Vehicles
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N65538-09-M-0016
Award Amount: $69,618.00
 

Abstract:

It is proposed that a new "refueling mission package" capability be developed for the LCS ASW Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV) to perform function of a refueling tanker for refueling other offboard systems (USVs or unmanned underwater vehicles) without restricting host ship operations. Utilizing the existing ASW USV "hard point" deck sockets and command and control, this refueling mission package will minimize impact on LCS by eliminating the need for another unique USV. The refueling USV objective will be to transit to the watercraft, connect a refueling hose to a common port on the watercraft, refuel the watercraft, detach the refueling hose, and return to the host ship without human intervention. We will leverage Oceaneering's Large Vessel Interface Lift-on/Lift-off Crane (LVI Lo/Lo) Program to develop the motion sensing and compensation refueling effector. We propose to demonstrate concept feasibility by integrating Navatek developed USV-to-USV motion simulations with Oceaneering's LVI Li/Lo Land Based Test Facility.

Principal Investigator:

Jeffrey E. Kline
Vice President
4105440210
jkline@navatekltd.com

Business Contact:

Todd Peltzer
Contract Manager
8085317001
todd@navships.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

NAVATEK LTD.
Suite 1110 841 Bishop Street Honolulu, HI 96813

EIN/Tax ID: 990178612
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No