Multi-sensor ASW Pod System (MAPS)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-17-C-0254
Agency Tracking Number: N151-058-0734
Amount: $999,922.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N151-058
Solicitation Number: 2015.1
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2015
Award Year: 2017
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2017-02-16
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2019-02-20
Small Business Information
11711 N. Creek Pkwy S., Suite D113, Bothell, WA, 98011
DUNS: 877425330
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Kirk Volland
 Senior Engineer
 (425) 486-0100
 kvolland@tethers.com
Business Contact
 Robert Hoyt
Phone: (425) 486-0100
Email: contracts@tethers.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The Multi-sensor ASW Pod System (MAPS) effort will develop an integrated system for vertical takeoff unmanned aerial vehicle anti-submarine warfare operations. MAPS will be composed of a podded system capable of conducting acoustic search operations, utilizing standard A-size sonobuoys and bathythermobuoys, and localized Magnetic Anomaly Detector (MAD) final targeting operations, utilizing modern compact magnetometers. Development of MAPS system will provide the MQ-8C Fire Scout and similar rotary wing platforms with a single easily installed and removed mission store with both search and queued sensor capabilities. Integration of search and final targeting sensors into a single minimal SWaP system will enhance the capabilities of the MQ-8C by freeing a stores station for additional ASW mission stores such as air launched torpedoes. Tethers Unlimited Inc. (TUI) will leverage its ongoing efforts in the development of a minimal Size, Weight, and Power (SWaP) towed MAD system for the MQ-8C Fire Scout integrating a sonobouy deployed to supplement existing MAD capabilities.

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