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Sonobuoy Launched small UAV system

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
70400
Program Year/Program:
2005 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
N045-004-0428
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Sensintel Inc.
3292 E. Hemisphere Loop Tucson, AZ 85706-5013
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Sonobuoy Launched small UAV system
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N68335-05-C-0340
Award Amount: $499,795.00
 

Abstract:

The Navy and other government-sponsored agencies use the P-3 aircraft. Due to the diverse missions and limited number of P-3 aircraft, the most economical and expeditious way to enhance operations and assure crew safety would be to incorporate low-cost expendable tactical unmanned air vehicles (UAV's). If UAVs were incorporated into each P-3, a load-out of sonobuoy launched UAV's with interchangeable payloads (i.e., IR, TV, RF, HS, etc.) tailored to the specific mission could be locally launched, be controlled by the on-board sensor operator, and assist the platform in carrying out its mission. It would serve to enhance sensor capability and, in effect, allow the aircraft to operate in several areas at the same time due to the UAV's capability to detect/confirm contact data and relay information to the special missions crew without forcing the aircraft to leave station. The UAV would keep the crew safe because it could penetrate and operate in areas deemed hostile for manned operations.

Principal Investigator:

Jason Douglas
Program Manager
5205736300
jdouglas@acrtucson.com

Business Contact:

Brett Waldo
Controller
5205736300
bwaldo@acrtucson.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Advanced Ceramics Research, Inc.
3292 E. Hemisphere Loop Tucson, AZ 85706

EIN/Tax ID: 860640868
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
UNIV. OF ARIZONA
University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ 85721
Contact: Richard C. Haney
Contact Phone: (520) 621-2211
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university