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Marine Mammal Mitigation (MMM) Mission Planning Tool

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
77347
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N061-051-0287
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Rite-Solutions
110 W. Broad Street P.O. Box 1060 Pawcatuck, CT -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Marine Mammal Mitigation (MMM) Mission Planning Tool
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00024-07-C-4138
Award Amount: $1,049,911.00
 

Abstract:

There is a critical need for the US Navy to hone and maintain its ASW skills. Air-Independent Propulsion (AIP) submarines particularly pose a particularly difficult challenge. The ability to detect, localize and prosecute these platforms requires a high level of proficiency in the use of active sonar. This proficiency requires extensive training in the use of active sonar. At the same time, our Navy is under tremendous pressure to minimize the impact of active sonar transmissions on marine mammals. There has been a significant amount of negative press in the last few years purportedly linking the use of active sonar to incidents of marine mammal strandings. Although there has been no causal links established, the perception is negative and the Navy has had to take steps to counter the perception. Training opportunities are infrequent and costly. The effectiveness of these opportunities must be maximized. In the recent past, attention has been focused on protection of marine mammals with little regard for the impact on ASW effectiveness. A balance must be restored. Our team will develop a system to effectively protect marine mammals while ensuring that the Navy obtains the maximum benefit from all active sonar training opportunities.

Principal Investigator:

Tom Skrmetti
Principal Investigator
4018473399
tskrmetti@rite-solutions.com

Business Contact:

Michele Nellenback
Contracts Manager
4018473399
mnellenback@rite-solutions.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

RITE-SOLUTIONS
110 W. Broad Street P.O. Box 1060 Pawcatuck, CT 06379

EIN/Tax ID: 061568667
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No