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Expendable Array Installation System

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
70008
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N041-052-0619
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Progeny Systems Corporation
9500 Innovation Drive Manassas, VA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Expendable Array Installation System
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00024-04-C-4163
Award Amount: $69,886.00
 

Abstract:

Rapidly deployable acoustic surveillance in the form of the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) mission modules will significantly extend the tactical horizon of tactical platforms. This will be accomplished with wireless connectivity to the off-board sensor. The Advanced Deployable System is on the brink of providing this capability but is in need of an expendable installation system for deploying an underwater acoustic array. Progeny is teaming up with Ocean System Inc (OSI) to provide a Wet-end Installation System Element (WISE) and a Low Cost Array Installation Vehicle (LCAIV) to perform this mission. Our phase I effort includes the performance of functional and physical trade-studies to provide a preliminary design of the LCAIV and WISE components. Our team's innovative approach for the WISE is a launch-and-forget "bullet" that includes the array(s), power, processing, buoy and the vehicle. The LCAIV is novel with low-cost horizontal and vertical thrusters and advanced navigational capabilities to ensure that the array is laid straight. Progeny's experience in deployable sensors coupled with OSI's expertise in low cost unmanned underwater vehicles will enable our team to provide a capability to the Navy that will transform the way that ASW is performed in the littorals.

Principal Investigator:

Ron Gehn
Principal Investigator
7033686107
rgehn@progeny.net

Business Contact:

Walter P. Kitonis
President / CEO
7033686107
wkitonis@progeny.net
Small Business Information at Submission:

PROGENY SYSTEMS CORP.
9500 Innovation Loop Manassas, VA 20110

EIN/Tax ID: 541766108
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No