USA flag logo/image

An Official Website of the United States Government

Operator-aided Autonomous Recovery System (OARS)

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
87398
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N073-208-0676
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-
View profile »
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Operator-aided Autonomous Recovery System (OARS)
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N65538-08-M-0044
Award Amount: $99,937.00
 

Abstract:

The U.S. Navy's plans for addressing asymmetric threats of the twenty-first century relies heavily on Unmanned Surface Vehicles (USVs) and manned Organic Offboard Vehicles (OOVs) for reconnaissance, force protection, mine detection, special operations, anti-submarine warfare (ASW), and intelligence collection mission. Rapid launch and recovery of these vehicles will be critical to mission success. Currently, mechanical recovery techniques are highly dependent upon the unique operator controls resident on each watercraft to guide the vehicle into a final recovery position. In the case of USVs, the operator is hampered by limited sight lines to the incoming vehicle and surrounding seas, and has a challenging "reverse-perspective" for controlling the incoming vehicle. This current process results in operational limitations, increased recovery timelines, and increased risk of damage to the deployed vehicle and the ship. Robotic Research, LLC in partnership with General Dynamics Robotic Systems (GDRS), proposes the development of the Operator-aided Autonomous Recovery System (OARS), a standard control system for recovery of USVs and manned OOVs from a Littoral Combat Ship (LCS). OARS will make use of an established Hierarchical Control Architecture and Tactical Control Unit that have been effectively used for the control of several successful Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGVs).

Principal Investigator:

Karl Murphy
Principal Investigator
2406310008
murphy@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