Solution for Unmanned Underwater Vehicle Interfaces

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$809,915.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N00167-05-C-0024
Award Id:
70091
Agency Tracking Number:
N041-092-1827
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
1777 Highland Drive Suite B, Ann Arbor, MI, 48108
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
969868298
Principal Investigator:
Anthony Hays
Manager-Mechanical System
(734) 975-8777
ahays@michiganaerospace.com
Business Contact:
Peter Tchoryk
CEO
(734) 975-8777
ptchoryk@michiganaerospace.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
As the Navy proceeds to update our shipboard assets through the fielding of new and innovative ship designs, the need for a modular, adaptable, multi-purpose warship becomes apparent. The Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) program is intended to field a multi-purpose, mission-adaptable combat ship for littoral near-coastal warfare, and to yield a platform ship capable of sustaining unmanned, automated systems in the littoral environment. Though numerous autonomous vehicles and small manned surface vessels are currently in use or planned for near-term use by the Navy, there is a distinct lack of any standardized interface that can capture and launch all types of vehicles from a common system. To meet the growing need for a single adaptable common interface, Michigan Aerospace Corporation and the University of Michigan Department of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering have developed a conceptual approach to a modular adaptable launch and recovery system that will meet the Navy's needs for Offboard Organic Vehicle (OOV) handling. This Phase II effort proposes to develop this technology into a functioning system suitable for capturing and deploying a wide range of OOVs from a combat ship platform.

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