Wing and Bomb Bay Launched (WBBL) Unmanned Air Vehicle (UAV)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-05-C-0264
Agency Tracking Number: N051-005-0174
Amount: $149,206.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2005
Solicitation Year: 2005
Solicitation Topic Code: N05-005
Solicitation Number: 2005.1
Small Business Information
397 Little Neck Road, 3300 Building, Suite 301, Virginia Beach, VA, 23452
DUNS: 129788092
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Edgar Mueller
 Program Manager
 (704) 824-0199
Business Contact
 John Torbett
Title: Dir. of Business Development
Phone: (704) 824-0199
Research Institution
The Navy requires a way to assist the P-3 Community in fulfilling the objectives of a diverse set of missions. DTI and the Navy understands that a Wing and/or Bomb-Bay Launched (WBBL) Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) is the solution. This concept would be useful, in many different scenarios, where interchangeable payloads are controlled by P-3 crewmembers. This concept would allow the P-3 aircraft and crew to remain at a safe altitude and range while successfully gathering sensor information and fulfilling the mission. The creation of this UAV, with its interchangeable payloads, would make it possible for it to be used on all P-3 aircraft due to the standardized bomb racks. Currently available sensors can fulfill these requirements, but there is currently no vehicle available that can be launched from either Wing or Bomb Bay. In Phase I of this SBIR, DTI and their Team will develop a design approach that will meet all requirements for a Wing and Bomb Bay Launched (WBBL) UAV. In Phase II and III the DTI Team will develop and produce a UAV capable of being launched from a Navy P-3 Aircraft, and will be fully functioning semi-autonomous sensor platform.

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