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Automated Launch and Recovery of Un-tethered, Mini-Unmanned Underwater Vehicles…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
70161
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N041-127-0080
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
SEA CORP
62 Johnny Cake Hill Aquidneck Corporate Park Middletown, RI -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Automated Launch and Recovery of Un-tethered, Mini-Unmanned Underwater Vehicles from Unmanned Surface Vehicles
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-04-M-0165
Award Amount: $69,999.00
 

Abstract:

Current development of Unmanned Surface Vehicles (USVs) includes the exploration of various mission capabilities. One mission capability desired of future USVs is mine hunting, using Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUVs) to perform this task. Candidate USV/UUV future platforms to perform completely unmanned UUV launch, recovery, battery recharge, and data extraction of mine hunting include the Spartan USV and the REMUS UUV. REMUS UUV R&D test deployments to date have been from manned vessels. Similarly, USV R&D test deployments of the Spartan have not yet completely demonstrated the autonomous launch and recovery of a UUV, such as REMUS. SEA CORP will investigate the application of innovative technologies to perform the completely autonomous launch and recovery of a UUV from a USV. The SEA CORP solution will address four specific UUV processes required: Launch, Recovery, Data Extraction, and Make Ready. Reliability, cost, and producibility are key factors that will be investigated for this application.

Principal Investigator:

David A. Lussier
Vice President, R&D
4018472260
dlussier@seacorp.com

Business Contact:

Brian Gilligan
President
4018472260
gilligan@seacorp.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

SEA CORP.
62 Johnny Cake Hill, Aquidneck Corporate Park Middletown, RI 02842

EIN/Tax ID: 050392482
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No