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Autonomous Operation of UAVs from USVs

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
75182
Program Year/Program:
2007 / 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 2
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Autonomous Operation of UAVs from USVs
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00024-07-C-4124
Award Amount: $198,245.00
 

Abstract:

Accurate Automation Corporation (AAC) proposes a unique Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Launch and Recovery system for a U.S. Navy Unmanned Surface Vessel (USV). AAC proposes an innovative concept for repeatedly stowing, launching, guiding, recovering, and restoring one or more UAVs without sacrificing operational tempo. While UAV's have been used extensively in-theater to support the troops, USVs are just getting a roadmap. The Naval Expeditionary Combat Command (NECC) has defined a concept for operating a UAV from a USV in support of their mission. The proposed program can be used to support another program where AAC is delivering a USV and a UAV for use in theater. With the proposed technology, the NECC UAV can be recovered on the NECC USV. Our Automatic Launch and Recovery System (ALaRS) will provide the U.S. Navy with the capability to operate UAVs for extended periods at remote locations without putting people in danger. An ALaRS leverages the advantages of two platforms with diverse capabilities while compensating for the limitations of each. The UAV and the USV bring together significant operational advantages into a single package.

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