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Autonomous, Cooperative Behavior Amongst Unmanned Surface Vehicles

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
82743
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N071-096-1470
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Robotic Research LLC
555 Quince Orchard Road Suite 300 Gaithersburg, MD 20878-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Autonomous, Cooperative Behavior Amongst Unmanned Surface Vehicles
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-07-M-0391
Award Amount: $69,942.00
 

Abstract:

In the future, the U.S. Navy will likely use unmanned surface vehicles (USVs) as an integral part of the Navy's transformation to a networked, more agile force. Navy planners see USVs operating extensively in ocean, littoral (coastal), and riverine areas. USVs are less vulnerable operating on the water's surface than unmanned aerial and submersible vehicles in their respective areas. Unmanned systems are increasingly being used to provide persistent littoral surveillance for a broad range of missions, including reconnaissance, force protection, mine detection, special operations, antisubmarine warfare (ASW), and intelligence collection. The ability for Unmanned Surface Vehicles (USVs) to autonomously operate in a collaborative manner will significantly enhance mission capabilities. Robotic Research, LLC in partnership with General Dynamics Robotic Systems (GDRS), proposes to develop a multi-vehicle, collaborative, autonomous control system for Unmanned Surface Vehicles. Robotic Research and GDRS have already developed and demonstrated similar software for Unmanned Ground Vehicles for the U.S. Army. The system proposed here will leverage the GDRS Autonomous Navigation System (ANS) for vehicle command and control system to the Navy's unmanned surface vessel domain

Principal Investigator:

Charles Shoemaker
Senior Program Manager
2406310008
cshoe@roboticresearch.com

Business Contact:

Alberto Lacaze
President
2406310008
lacaze@roboticresearch.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ROBOTIC RESEARCH LLC
814 W. Diamond Ave. Suite 301 Gaithersburg, MD 20878

EIN/Tax ID: 270030984
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No