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

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$79,932.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N68335-05-C-0264
Award Id:
75041
Agency Tracking Number:
N051-005-0174
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
397 Little Neck Road, 3300 Building, Suite 301, Virginia Beach, VA, 23452
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
129788092
Principal Investigator:
Edgar Mueller
Program Manager
(704) 824-0199
emueller@dtiweb.net
Business Contact:
John Torbett
Dir. of Business Development
(704) 824-0199
jtorbett@dtiweb.net
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
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.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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