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Expeditionary Maritime Mine Countermeasures

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: 140D0420C0020
Agency Tracking Number: D2-2386
Amount: $1,313,991.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: HR001119S0035-09
Solicitation Number: DARPA HR001119S0035-09
Solicitation Year: 2019
Award Year: 2020
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2020-03-29
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2021-09-29
Small Business Information
1965 Lycoming Creek Road Suite 205
Williamsport, PA 17701
United States
DUNS: 028856420
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Jonathan M Zook
 Principal Investigator
 (814) 441-0312
Business Contact
 Cathy Brooke
Phone: (570) 322-2700
Research Institution

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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