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Advanced Autonomous Securing Vehicle (AASV) System Phase II

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-08-C-0316
Agency Tracking Number: N071-026-1226
Amount: $990,449.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N07-026
Solicitation Number: 2007.1
Solicitation Year: 2007
Award Year: 2008
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2008-08-28
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2010-08-28
Small Business Information
20 New England Business Center
Andover, MA 01810
United States
DUNS: 073800062
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Michael White
 Group Leader, Control and
 (978) 689-0003
Business Contact
 B. Green
Title: President, Chief Executiv
Phone: (978) 689-0003
Research Institution

The current procedure for securing aircraft to a Navy flight deck is both manpower intensive, as measured in “blue-shirt billets”, and equipment intensive, requiring up to eighteen TD-1B chain tie downs per aircraft. As emerging Navy trends and tactics move towards reduced shipboard manpower and increased reliance on unmanned assets, Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) introduces a pathway to new technology which will allow autonomous securing without manual installation of wheel chocks and chains. PSI’s concept uses tug-tractor deployed autonomous vehicles for aircraft landing gear docking and magnetic clampdown to the flight deck. Additionally, PSI’s Autonomous Aircraft Securing Vehicle (AASV) system poses minimal impact to aircraft hardware, ship hardware, and ship operations.

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