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Modular Charge Delivery System (CDS) for Undersea Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00024-17-P-4524
Agency Tracking Number: N162-114-0976
Amount: $79,950.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N162-114
Solicitation Number: 2016.2
Solicitation Year: 2016
Award Year: 2017
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2016-10-28
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2017-04-26
Small Business Information
300 Bear Hill Rd
Waltham, MA 02451
United States
DUNS: 005313494
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 David Shane
 (781) 314-0760
Business Contact
 Mark Smithers
Phone: (781) 314-0714
Research Institution

US Navy EOD teams need to outfit currently procured small ROVs with a cost effective, aftermarket, multi-platform compatible, Charge Delivery System (CDS) that can use existing EOD explosive materials and processes. Boston Engineering has developed multiple underwater vehicle systems that deliver customer payloads, already overcoming common payload delivery issues such as changes to hydrodynamic loading and variances in system stability due to addition or removal of mass while providing high reliability attach/detach mechanisms. Our solution is inexpensive and easily assembled to a COTS ROV. The compatibility of this system with existing demolition charges avoids impacting the controlled explosive supply chain. Our system is passive, removing cost and complication related to electrical or software integration into the COTS ROV. Phase I focuses on verifying the robustness of our design and proving individual subsystem functionality, minimizing risk to Phase II. We propose to provide a functional, TRL6 prototype, capable of neutralizer placement on bottom, moored, and floating mines at the conclusion of PHII or sooner.

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