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Automated Launch and Recovery of Small, Untethered Unmanned Underwater Vehicles…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
83481
Program Year/Program:
2009 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
N074-037-0097
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: 2009
Title: Automated Launch and Recovery of Small, Untethered Unmanned Underwater Vehicles from Unmanned Surface Vehicles
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-09-C-0145
Award Amount: $494,081.00
 

Abstract:

As a follow-on effort to a phase I STTR, a program is proposed for the detail design, fabrication, integration, and in-water demonstration testing of an automated Launch, Recovery, On-board Handling, and Servicing System (LROHSS) for hosting Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUVs) aboard Unmanned Surface Vehicles (USVs). In the base phase of the program, the design concept shall be carried forward into sufficient detail to support fabrication and purchasing of necessary components. The mechanical components of the design will be assembled and electrical and hydraulic power distribution networks integrated. Integration of control system including controller and sensors will follow. Those aspects of the fully integrated system that can be tested will be verified in the laboratory. The LROHSS will then be transferred from the laboratory to a host vehicle for in water development testing with a free swimming UUV complete with automated homing and docking capability. The program will culminate in an in-water demonstration of launch and recovery of the UUV.

Principal Investigator:

Merrill K. Umbreit
Principal Engineer
4437667963
mumbreit@atrcorp.com

Business Contact:

Eric R. Rees
CFO/COO
4437667860
erees@atrcorp.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY & RESEARCH CORP.
6650 Eli Whitney Drive, Suite 400 Columbia, MD 21046

EIN/Tax ID: 520977059
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTIO
266 Woods Hole Road
Woods Hole, MA 2543
Contact: Thomas C. Austin
Contact Phone: (508) 289-2894
RI Type: Domestic nonprofit research organization