Solution for Unmanned Underwater Vehicle Interfaces

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N65538-04-M-0150
Agency Tracking Number: N041-092-1827
Amount: $99,983.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: 2004
Solicitation Topic Code: N04-092
Solicitation Number: 2004.1
Small Business Information
1777 Highland Drive, Suite B, Ann Arbor, MI, 48108
DUNS: 969868298
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Peter Tchoryk
 Executive Vice President
 (734) 975-8777
Business Contact
 Peter Tchoryk
Title: Executive Vice President
Phone: (734) 975-8777
Research Institution
As autonomous undersea vehicles become more widespread in their use for complex missions, the difficulty inherent in deploying versatile autonomous systems at long range becomes more challenging. Michigan Aerospace Corporation proposes a system of small autonomous undersea vehicles that are deployed from a larger autonomous vehicle, thereby greatly extending the effective range. To aid in the development of this system concept, Michigan Aerospace will bring its expertise in autonomous docking and servicing systems to the table, and will enlist the expertise of specialists in hydrodynamic modeling and underwater vehicle dynamics from the University of Michigan, and laser ranging systems from Sandia National Laboratories. Michigan Aerospace intends to accomplish a complete conceptual development and testing plan during this Phase I effort by identifying and analyzing the various system requirements, generating a preliminary concept model, analyzing the model through finite element and dynamic simulation methods, and generating a comprehensive test plan. It is also our intent to apply the Sandia laser range imaging technology that is currently evolving to this task, and to lay out an all-inclusive approach to develop its potential in this field.

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