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Hermetically Sealed Extreme Terrain Search and Rescue Vehicle (HERMES)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
Branch: N/A
Contract: 70RSAT22C00000014
Agency Tracking Number: 21.1-DHS211-005-0005-II
Amount: $999,924.81
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: DHS211-005
Solicitation Number: 21.1
Solicitation Year: 2021
Award Year: 2022
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2022-04-29
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2024-04-28
Small Business Information
330 Billerica Road Suite 200
Chelmsford, MA 01824-0440
United States
DUNS: 796010411
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Craig Miller
 Principal Investigator
 (978) 856-1911
Business Contact
 Collette Jolliffe
Title: Director of Contracts
Phone: (978) 856-4158
Research Institution

In response to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) SBIR Topic DHS211-005, titled Amphibious XTV for Ice Rescue, Triton Systems, Inc., a SBA Tibbetts Award Winner (2016) for Success in Commercializing SBIR-derived technologies, working with partners, plans to further develop an amphibious Xtreme Terrain Vehicle (XTV) based on a COTS amphibious vehicle platform (or equivalent) to facilitate United States Coast Guard (USCG) ice rescue missions quickly and safely. This project leverages Triton’s experience developing augmented vehicles for the military, including work in autonomous navigation systems and extensive robotic ground vehicle expertise.In Phase II, the team will develop, test and validate the practical implementation of the prototype system outlined in Phase I. The prototype will be designed to minimize life-cycle cost, allow for easy maintenance and conform to existing common boat parts to gain sustainment efficiencies. The prototype will be demonstrated in a realistic test and evaluation environment. Validation of requirements will be performed in an end-to-end operational viability demonstration.In Phase III, the team will transition the vehicle to a field-ready solution for the USCG. After meeting the USCG’s need, Triton plans to pursue additional applications such as USG (DHS/CBP, and DoD) as well as state and local law enforcement and first responders performing search and rescue operations near bodies of water in cold regions.

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