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Autonomous Operation of UAVs from USVs

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
75182
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N051-055-0888
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Accurate Automation Corporation
7001 Shallowford Road Chattanooga, TN -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Autonomous Operation of UAVs from USVs
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N65538-05-M-0127
Award Amount: $69,991.00
 

Abstract:

Accurate Automation Corporation (AAC) will address the integral operation of a USV with multiple UAVs. Such a system leverages the advantages of both platforms while compensating for the limitations of each. The USV provides range and endurance, deploying the UAVs across a long distance or after long periods on station. The USV also provides sensor coverage of the underwater environment, of which a UAV has a limited view. The UAVs extend the USV's sight over the horizon and provide additional communications range. AAC has outlined an innovative concept for stowing, launching, recovering, refueling, and then relaunching or restowing, multiple Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) from an Unmanned Surface Vessel (USV). This concept is identified as the Automated Launch and Recovery System (ALaRS) and it is based upon an Autonomous Ball Catch (ABC).

Principal Investigator:

Chadwick J. Cox
Principal Investigator
4238944646
ccox@accurate-automation.com

Business Contact:

Reba L. Pap
CEO
4238944646
rpap@accurate-automation.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ACCURATE AUTOMATION CORP.
7001 Shallowford Road Chattanooga, TN 37421

EIN/Tax ID: 621371359
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No