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Persistent Active Deployable Systems (PADS)

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Department of Defense
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Program Year/Program:
2012 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Progeny Systems Corporation
9500 Innovation Drive Manassas, VA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: Persistent Active Deployable Systems (PADS)
Agency: DOD
Contract: N00014-12-M-0221
Award Amount: $79,219.00


Persistent Active Deployable System (PADS) consists of an Autonomous Station Keeping Vehicle (ASKV) that features an inflatable hull to maximize packaging efficiency and allows an innovation low drag hull form a passive propulsion device. The ASKV provides the platform, buoyancy and control for the deployable active Sonar. Two of the packaged systems will be stored in a standard ISO container and easily deployable from a platform such as the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS). Our technical approach begins with system level modeling. We will begin with modeling the operational environment to calculate power requirements. This will also include some systems engineering at the subsystem and component levels. Following system level modeling, we will perform technology research and development into critical components and develop a solid model. Development of PADS will build on the experience and knowledge we have gained from the research performed on numerous other projects for an autonomous underwater station-keeping buoy and Risk Management and Systems Engineering consultation for the Deep Water Active Deployable System (DWADS). We will build upon that knowledge by designing an autonomous, sea-keeping vehicle that controls the transmit-and-receive functions of the sonar system.

Principal Investigator:

John Thornton
Principal Investigator
(858) 715-1203

Business Contact:

Christine Sigety
Manager of Business Suppo
(703) 368-6107
Small Business Information at Submission:

Progeny Systems Corporation
9500 Innovation Drive Manassas, VA -

EIN/Tax ID: 541766108
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No