Automated Mine Neutralization Vehicle

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N65538-06-M-0044
Agency Tracking Number: N052-128-0156
Amount: $99,949.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N05-128
Solicitation Number: 2005.2
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2005
Award Year: 2005
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2005-11-09
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2006-05-08
Small Business Information
4625 Industry Lane, Durham, NC, 27713
DUNS: 932142052
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Frederick Vosburgh
 CEO
 (919) 405-3993
 rvosburgh@nektonresearch.com
Business Contact
 Jeffrey Bourn
Title: CFO
Phone: (919) 405-3993
Email: jbourn@nektonresearch.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
We propose a small expendable neutralizer (XN) UUV capable of autonomously neutralizing proud and volume mines. XN will be compatible with legacy launchers and readily deployed from submerged, surface or air platforms. It will be capable of long range submerged deployment, as well as persistent station keeping. It will employ low cost/power guidance and control technology, yet home precisely. Propulsion, sensing and guidance and control will take up minimal volume, preserving payload space for the neutralizer payload.

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