USA flag logo/image

An Official Website of the United States Government

Autonomous Underwater Sensing of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
56146
Program Year/Program:
2003 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
N023-0115
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Nomadics, Inc.
1024 S. Innovation Way Stillwater, OK 74074
View profile »
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2003
Title: Autonomous Underwater Sensing of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-03-C-0468
Award Amount: $492,939.00
 

Abstract:

Nomadics, teamed with the University of Rhode Island, proposes to develop sensors for the detection of weapons of mass destruction underwater for protection of the nation's coastlines and the protection of deployed forces. The Phase I effort successfullydemonstrated that payloads using these types of sensors could be deployed on REMUS underwater autonomous vehicles and be capable of detecting explosives and radioactive materials. In Phase II, sensor development will build on existing efforts at Nomadicsto address chemical and biological agent analytes. Nomadics will develop and demonstrate such sensors in a realistic marine environment. These sensors will be developed in a modular format to allow specific mission configuration of UAVs and ease inupdating sensors to incorporate new technologies or to address new threats. The Nomadics/URI team is working closely with the Navy to ensure that the technologies meet service needs and will be adopted by end-users. Further, we are working with themanufacturer of the REMUS UAV and other UAVs to ensure a pathway to commercialization and marketing. The initial product will enable the capture and return of samples via REMUS UAVs. This will help to avoid placing divers in harm's way and will fill animmediate defense and research need for UAVs. Subsequent elements of the sensor suite will provide detection of weapons of mass destruction and, during commercialization, other analytes of environmental and health interest.

Principal Investigator:

Matthew Dock
Principal Investigator
4053729535
mdock@nomadics.com

Business Contact:

Jim Luby
Chief Operating Officer
4053729535
jluby@nomadics.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Nomadics, Inc.
1024 S. Innovation Way Stillwater, OK 74074

EIN/Tax ID: 731443947
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
UNIV. OF RHODE ISLAND
Oceanography, Bay Campus, CACS Room 207
Narragansett, RI 02882
Contact: Franca Cirelli
Contact Phone: (401) 874-5138
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university