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Energy management system for unmanned, untethered sensors

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N66001-10-C-5206
Agency Tracking Number: N08A-033-0251
Amount: $475,172.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: N08-T033
Solicitation Number: 2008.A
Solicitation Year: 2008
Award Year: 2010
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2010-08-30
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2012-02-29
Small Business Information
1851 Alexander Bell Dr Suite 105
Reston, VA 20191
United States
DUNS: 172952033
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Yes
Principal Investigator
 Jason Craig
 (571) 243-8233
Business Contact
 Jack Coverick
Title: Director, Defense Program
Phone: (708) 297-8384
Research Institution
 University of Colorado
 Albin Gasiewski
University of Colorado
Boulder, CO 80309
United States

 (303) 492-9688
 Nonprofit College or University

Research Proposed: The continued development of an innovative and comprehensive energy management technology that could lead to revolutionary improvements in Combat Reach Capabilities (CRC)and significant increases in a force multiplier.The goal is to optimize energy sources of untethered unmanned vehicles and unattended sensors in order to significantly improve the overall mission capabilities of the platform.Problem/Opportunity:UUV''s and underwater sensor technologies are maturing rapidly to serve a variety of fleet applications. The autonomous vehicle/sensor development is diverse and dynamic with specifications influenced by technological advances and emerging requirements. Sensor advancements have outpaced energy management development and this divergence has slowed the evolution and potential of this capability.Technology now exists that can solve this disparity and lead to a spiral type energy and mission package development. Plan/Process Outline: Identify and integrate in a power oriented architecture theme energy sources/systems that deliver a model that characterizes a trade space enabled by detailed design solutions. Benefits: A novel solution in overcoming the undersea energy management challengesand advancing into the next generation of long range and extended endurance UUVs/unmanned sensors.

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