Autonomous Underwater Sensing of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$492,939.00
Award Year:
2003
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N00014-03-C-0468
Award Id:
56146
Agency Tracking Number:
N023-0115
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
1024 S. Innovation Way, Stillwater, OK, 74074
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
879735579
Principal Investigator:
Matthew Dock
Principal Investigator
(405) 372-9535
mdock@nomadics.com
Business Contact:
Jim Luby
Chief Operating Officer
(405) 372-9535
jluby@nomadics.com
Research Institution:
UNIV. OF RHODE ISLAND
Franca Cirelli
Oceanography, Bay Campus, CACS Room 207
Narragansett, RI, 02882
(401) 874-5138
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
Nomadics, teamed with the University of Rhode Island, proposes to develop sensors for the detection of weapons of mass destruction underwater for protection of the nation's coastlines and the protection of deployed forces. The Phase I effort successfullydemonstrated that payloads using these types of sensors could be deployed on REMUS underwater autonomous vehicles and be capable of detecting explosives and radioactive materials. In Phase II, sensor development will build on existing efforts at Nomadicsto address chemical and biological agent analytes. Nomadics will develop and demonstrate such sensors in a realistic marine environment. These sensors will be developed in a modular format to allow specific mission configuration of UAVs and ease inupdating sensors to incorporate new technologies or to address new threats. The Nomadics/URI team is working closely with the Navy to ensure that the technologies meet service needs and will be adopted by end-users. Further, we are working with themanufacturer of the REMUS UAV and other UAVs to ensure a pathway to commercialization and marketing. The initial product will enable the capture and return of samples via REMUS UAVs. This will help to avoid placing divers in harm's way and will fill animmediate defense and research need for UAVs. Subsequent elements of the sensor suite will provide detection of weapons of mass destruction and, during commercialization, other analytes of environmental and health interest.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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