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Littoral Navigation Autonomy for Unmanned Surface Vehicle

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Award ID:
83074
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
O063-UM1-4039
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ROBOTIC MARINE SYSTEMS LLC
139 Cottage Road PO Box 1359 Gray, ME 04039-1359
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Littoral Navigation Autonomy for Unmanned Surface Vehicle
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Contract: N66604-07-M-2921
Award Amount: $99,999.00
 

Abstract:

Unmanned underwater and surface vehicles are increasingly being used to provide persistent littoral surveillance and a wide array of autonomous operations. Autonomous maritime navigation with obstacle avoidance requires adherence to the U.S. Coast Guard and International Maritime Organization (IMO) collision avoidance regulations (COLREG), a.k.a. "Rules-of-the-Road". Robotic Marine Systems (RMS), Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) Newport, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology Ocean Engineering (MIT) have jointly developed and demonstrated baseline algorithms and multi-behavior control technologies to implement optimal safe navigation. Results from this research will also provide the critical maritime situation awareness required for Littoral Navigation Autonomy for Unmanned Surface Vehicles (USV). General Dynamics Robotics Research (GDRS) have developed and demonstrated maritime situation awareness with passive video camera arrays. Automated maritime situation awareness technology will also transition to the thousands of sensor systems required for the Sea Power 21 initiatives: Sea Base Force Protection and Maritime Domain Awareness.

Principal Investigator:

Joseph Curcio
President
2074085879
jacurcio@netscape.net

Business Contact:

Joseph Curcio
President
2074085879
jacurcio@netscape.net
Small Business Information at Submission:

ROBOTIC MARINE SYSTEMS LLC
139 Cottage Road PO Box 1359 Gray, ME 04039

EIN/Tax ID: 050632477
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No