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Ranger XN: A Low Cost, Man-Portable UUV for Mine Warfare

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00024-07-C-4108
Agency Tracking Number: N052-128-0156
Amount: $750,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N05-128
Solicitation Number: 2005.2
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2005
Award Year: 2007
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2006-12-26
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2010-12-21
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
 President/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
Phase II effort will produce and evaluate the Ranger XN vehicle for mine neutralization in shallow and very shallow water. The vehicle is designed for optimized payload delivery, station keeping, and ease of use by NSCT1 operators. The modular design of the vehicle permits attachment of various payloads and sensor packages for efficient storage and for ease of field preparation. The vehicle provides extended transit capabilities and the ability to hold station for extended periods adjacent to a mine. The design of the vehicle also enables fit-up for other related or unrelated missions with minimal additional on-board storage requirements, as well as making available for academic and commercial users a highly affordable, easily configured UUV for a wide range of applications.

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