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Expeditionary Maritime Mine Countermeasures
Title: Principal Investigator
Phone: (814) 441-0312
Phone: (570) 322-2700
The proposed Phase II program for the Maritime Mine Acoustic Countermeasure (MMAC) will be led by QorTek Inc. a small business located in Williamsport PA. The team is proposing the Phase II prototype build and in-water performance demonstration of a new generation of cost effective autonomous expendable acoustic mine influencing payload assets which have been ideally designed for attachment to existing UUV mine detection and classification UUV platforms. This new potential Navy asset is known as: REMORA (Remote Expendable Mine and Ordinance Removal with Acoustics). QorTek is providing the acoustic payload, comprised of a demonstrated low frequency transducer and power electronics that have been extensively verified on Navy and NASA systems. QorTek has teamed with another small business, Aquabotix and a large prime contractor, Lockheed Martin. Aquabotix has extensive experience with their micro UUV system known as the SwarmDiver. They will be responsible for scaling their proven technology to a slightly larger A size form factor to meet the REMORA target size requirements. This commercial SwarmDiver UUV has been proven in multiple demonstrations to the Navy and other DoD agencies.
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