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Low-cost, Expendable Surface Ship Threat Countermeasure

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-22-C-0202
Agency Tracking Number: N201-034-0570
Amount: $1,216,006.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N201-034
Solicitation Number: 00.1
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2020
Award Year: 2022
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2022-02-10
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2024-07-01
Small Business Information
P.O. Box 49
Doylestown, PA 18901-1111
United States
DUNS: 179041470
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Jonathon Stone
 (540) 349-8083
 jrstone@rdainc.com
Business Contact
 Richard E. Dator
Phone: (215) 340-9514
Email: redator@rdainc.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract

Naval surface assets operate under constant threat from undersea adversaries.  Our naval superiority relies heavily on the safety of our fleet.  While safety and security are critical to mission capability and readiness, cost must not be ignored.  RDA, Inc. proposes a novel, low-risk, low-cost Surface Ship Threat Countermeasures Defense (SSTD) solution using proven, existing fleet deployed Navy technology.  By leveraging a currently developed product for an analogous problem, we expect to see significant cost savings and reduced deployment time to the fleet.  RDA proposes to apply an existing solution suited for use on multiple types of surface ships and operational situations.  In this proposal, we will demonstrate the performance capabilities of this solution to meet or exceed the performance requirements for the existing ADC Mk2 Mod 6 at a lower cost.    We will also show that the proposed solution meets all necessary storage, deployment and operating environmental requirements for the surface ship.  Our study includes a comparative analysis between the submarine and shipboard requirements.  While the proposed solution will likely require some modification to meet the capabilities required for shipboard use, we believe that the overall engineering design costs will be minimized due to our ability to use components of an existing fielded product.  Expansion to protection of commercial ships of high value is also a potential application by leveraging the techniques and systems engineering developed for the US Navy surface ships.

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