Dynamic Compensation System for Towed Bodies

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$69,664.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N65538-07-M-0046
Agency Tracking Number:
N062-137-0597
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
NAVATEK LTD.
Suite 1880, 841 Bishop Street, Honolulu, HI, 96813
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
610401655
Principal Investigator:
Gary Shimozono
Vice President, Naval Arc
(410) 544-0210
jkline@navatekltd.com
Business Contact:
Todd Peltzer
Director of Program and C
(808) 531-7001
todd@navatekltd.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Navatek Ltd. will successfully integrate their Integrated Propulsion Pod (IPP) technology to provide dynamic motion compensation to manned and unmanned surface vehicles to facilitate safe and effective launch, tow and recovery of tow bodies for up to and including a sea state 4 condition at various headings over extended durations. Based on successful CEROS at-sea demonstrations in CY 06, Navatek will extend this technology to the Navy's LCS USV platform to mitigate craft motions on the order of 50% (RMS accelerations). This technology is effective across the entire towed body speed regime - from 0 knots for dipping sonars, 5 to 15 knots for towed arrays and 20 to 25 knots for MIW sweep systems. Additionally, it can be installed on-board the LCS USV platform without impacting the Mission Module stowage volume or weight allocations, or the launching, towing and recovery of the currently developed LCS USV towed bodies.

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