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Small Low Cost Marker for Littoral Mine Neutralization

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N66604-05-C-0287
Agency Tracking Number: N043-201-0465
Amount: $99,996.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N04-201
Solicitation Number: 2004.3
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2004
Award Year: 2005
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2004-12-14
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2005-11-18
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 systems analysis and proof of concept design for a low cost mine marker that can keep station for a week or more, even in high energy environments, to broadcast on command sonar homing signals that enable long range detection and accurate terminal navigation by a low capability mine neutralizing UUV to its intended target. The device will be small and readily placed, it will be a physically stable device that can store and transmit location and related data when interrogated, detect and transmit signals despite scour buildup, be readily identifiable from other markers operating simultaneously within range, operate cooperatively with the homing vehicle, and cease operation when commanded. The results of Phase I will enable Phase II design and fabrication of an engineering prototype device for laboratory and field testing of design capabilities.

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