Automated Launch and Recovery of Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles from Unmanned Surface Vehicles

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$69,961.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N65538-05-M-0126
Award Id:
75183
Agency Tracking Number:
N051-055-0974
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
1850 Frankfurst Avenue, Baltimore, MD, 21226
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
188955991
Principal Investigator:
Daniel Harris
Ph.D.
(443) 524-3330
rharris@mapcorp.com
Business Contact:
Peter MacShane
Director - Business Development
(443) 524-3330
macs@mapcorp.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
This proposal, submitted by Maritime Applied Physics Corp (MAPC) under the U.S. Navy SBIR topic N05-055 "Automated Launch and Recovery of Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles from Unmanned Surface Vehicles", is intended to address this need by developing a practical automated launch and recovery/refueling systems for unmanned aerial vehicles, for use onboard an unmanned boat. The primary goals of this system are: ¿ Automated start, launch, recovery, and refueling of up to four small (25 lb, 6 foot wingspan, 6 foot length) Naval unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) from an unmanned surface vessel. ¿ Data transfer and UAV reprogramming while refueling. ¿ Fit into the payload bay of the 40 foot Low Speed USSV currently under development by NSWC. ¿ Operate in a seaway.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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