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Integrated, Cost Effective CRAB System (ICECRAB)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: M67854-21-C-6608
Agency Tracking Number: N203-148-0018
Amount: $139,859.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N203-148
Solicitation Number: 20.3
Solicitation Year: 2020
Award Year: 2021
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2021-07-15
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2022-05-13
Small Business Information
330 Billerica Road Ste 200
CHELMSFORD, MA 01824-0440
United States
DUNS: 796010411
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Craig Miller
 (978) 856-1911
Business Contact
 Collette Jolliffe
Phone: (978) 856-4158
Research Institution

In response to the Navy SBIR Topic N203-148, entitled Crawling Amphibious Breacher (CRAB), Triton Systems, Inc. and team members will develop a submersible autonomous amphibious breaching vehicle capable of proofing assault lanes from the surf zone (<40 feet depth) through the beach zone, reducing explosive and non-explosive obstacles, and clearing craft landing zones  to allow Warfighters and their equipment safe passage from vessel to beach and beyond. This project leverages Triton’s experience developing autonomous products for the DoD. In Phase I, our team will demonstrate the feasibility of Triton’s ICECRAB solution as a superior assault lane proofing system that meets Navy requirements. Furthermore, Triton will demonstrate feasibility of the ICECRAB concept to assure ICECRAB’s ability to meet Marine Corps needs and establish that ICECRAB is a useful and effective Marine Corps proofing system.  Triton will also provide a Phase II development plan, including performance goals (KPP) that addresses technical risk reduction. In Phase II, the team will develop, test and validate the practical implementation of a scaled prototype system outlined in Phase I for evaluation. Triton’s team will determine the prototype ICECRAB’s ability to meet performance goals (using evaluation to refine the prototype) defined in the Phase II development Plan and Marine Corps requirements. In Phase III, Triton’s team will support the Marine Corps in transitioning the technology through test and validation to certify and qualify the system for Marine Corps use. Develop an ICECRAB vehicle for evaluation to determine its effectiveness in an operationally relevant environment. Support the Marine Corps for test and validation to certify and qualify the system for Marine Corps use.

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