Airdroppable High Speed, Low Signature Craft

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00024-04-C-4172
Agency Tracking Number: N041-044-1683
Amount: $96,969.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: 2004
Solicitation Topic Code: N04-044
Solicitation Number: 2004.1
Small Business Information
1850 Frankfurst Avenue, Baltimore, MD, 21226
DUNS: 188955991
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Thomas Bein
 Principal Engineer
 (443) 524-3330
Business Contact
 Peter MacShane
Title: Director, Business Develo
Phone: (443) 524-3330
Research Institution
Stationary sensors are deployed in the ocean to provide situational awareness. Although the sensors provide valuable data, they cannot be repositioned as the situation changes. Increased capabilities of unmanned vehicles offer the potential to combine the sensors with the unmanned vehicle to produce a sensor that can be repositioned by the operational commander. In addition, it is desirable to deploy the unmanned vessel from an aircraft, for the vessel to reposition itself at high speed and for the vessel to project low or no signature. This proposal identifies the approach to develop the unmanned vessel from operationally important mission scenarios, to down select to a specific hull design and to define the provisions necessary for the vessel to survive the air deployment.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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