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Stable Platform Module for Ships (Phase II)

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
74968
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N043-225-0850
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Advanced Technology and Research Corp.
6650 Eli Whitney Drive suite 400 Columbia, MD 21046-1001
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Stable Platform Module for Ships (Phase II)
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-07-C-0173
Award Amount: $449,849.00
 

Abstract:

This Phase II SBIR proposes development of a stabilized motion platform for shipboard launch and recovery of UAVs on small surface combatants such as the DDG-51 or LCS. The system uses a macro-micro robotic arm to position the launch and recovery platform over the side of the ship and out of turbulence induced by the ship superstructure to provide safe, reliable recovery. The system's motion stabilizing controller allows launch and recovery operations in sea conditions up to sea state five. The proposed development program consists of two main parts: 1) developing a preliminary design for controller and essential mechanical elements of the system by using simulation to assess performance and refine the design, and 2) designing and building a fractional scale version of the mechanical design to perform a demonstration of the controller's ability to hold the platform stable in the presence of simulated ship motion. The proposed program will culminate in a feasibility demonstration: mounted on a rudimentary ship-motion simulator, the scale system will hold a platform fixed in inertial space in the presence of base motion. In the option, the recovery of a mock UAV will be demonstrated with the scale system mounted on a moving host vehicle.

Principal Investigator:

Gilbert Lovell
Principal Engineer (PI)
3019898047
glovell@atrcorp.com

Business Contact:

David Lupi
Contracts Manager
3019898058
dlupi@atrcorp.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY & RESEARCH CORP.
15210 Dino Drive Burtonsville, MD 20866

EIN/Tax ID: 520977059
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No