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Watercraft Controlled Approach System

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
87397
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N073-208-0336
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ATHENA TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
3721 Macintosh Drive Vint Hill Tech Park Warrenton, VA 20187 0187
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Watercraft Controlled Approach System
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N65538-08-M-0043
Award Amount: $68,796.00
 

Abstract:

Athena Technologies Incorporated (Athena) proposes to demonstrate a watercraft recovery control system to control, monitor and manage the recovery sequence of watercraft aboard small surface combatants. The solution leverages Athena's capabilities in vision-augmented estimation, control and path planning, and the field-proven multistate nonlinear Kalman filter (KF) attitude solution currently used in Athena's GuideStarT products. The objective is to provide active real-time tracking of multiple vehicles throughout the approach and recovery sequence, under a variety of environmental conditions, through sea-state 4 conditions. The proposed system will be used to track vehicle progress toward the recovery point, provide guidance recommendations to the operator, and evaluate the feasibility of a successful docking, generating warnings when appropriate. This information will be presented to the operator within an efficient, user-friendly interface, on a rugged outdoor-viewable display, which will be usable as a secondary display when the operator is directly controlling the vehicle during the recovery evolution.

Principal Investigator:

Rodin Lyasoff
Controls Engineer
5404283327
rlyasoff@athenati.com

Business Contact:

Steve Hamric
Chief Financial Officer
5404283316
shamric@athenati.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ATHENA TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
3721 Macintosh Drive Vint Hill Tech Park Warrenton, VA 20187

EIN/Tax ID: 541894449
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No