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Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Equipped for Air and Sea Locomotion

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-16-P-3044
Agency Tracking Number: N16A-025-0130
Amount: $79,975.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: N16A-T025
Solicitation Number: 2016.0
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2016
Award Year: 2016
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2016-07-11
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2017-05-10
Small Business Information
1410 Sachem Place
Charlottesville, VA 22901
United States
DUNS: 120839477
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 David Neal
 (434) 973-1215
 barron@bainet.com
Business Contact
 Connie Hoover
Phone: (434) 973-1215
Email: barron@bainet.com
Research Institution
 Virginia Tech
 John Rudd
 
300 Turner St. NW \N
Blacksburg, VA 24061
United States

 (540) 231-5281
 Nonprofit College or University
Abstract

The Navy seeks to develop a hybrid air/underwater autonomous vehicle that can rapidly inspect and/or engage submerged objects spread over great distances by flying through the air between sequential underwater operations. Compared to a standard AUV, the flight capability will offer substantial operational advantage by reducing mission time. For comparison, an AUV like the Remus-100 has a maximum speed of 5 knots. By augmenting an AUV with the capability to surface and fly through the air to the next target, distance over water can be covered much faster. This can provide substantial reduction in mission time, enabling a rapid response capability. Barron Associates research team has developed a vehicle capable of both air and sea locomotion.

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