Unmanned Underwater Riverine Craft (UURC) - Novel Energy Systems

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: W31P4Q-09-C-0116
Agency Tracking Number: 07SB2-0572
Amount: $749,840.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: SB072-040
Solicitation Number: 2007.2
Small Business Information
1510 Springport Rd Suite C, Jackson, MI, 49202
DUNS: 005055582
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Brian Montague
 Director of Engineering
 (517) 784-8340
 bmontague@sealandaire.com
Business Contact
 David Sparks
Title: President
Phone: (517) 784-8340
Email: dsparks@sealandaire.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Phase I efforts culminated in the recommendation that SeaLandAire’s future research should focus on the dual challenges of propulsion and energy harvesting to facilitate persistent surveillance in a shallow water environment. Ultimately these issues both point to a fundamental limitation preventing progress in other challenging areas: energy budget. In this Phase II effort, SeaLandAire will develop hybrid power subsystem concepts that successfully address the energy needs of the UURC for a variety of mission scenarios. SeaLandAire will investigate novel methods for energy storage, harvesting and conversion. One expected outcome of this objective is to identify and address hurdles along the critical design path for both conventional and unconventional, higher-risk UUV energy technologies.

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