High Friction, Conforming Boat Capture and Transfer System

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00024-12-P-4025
Agency Tracking Number: N112-135-0345
Amount: $79,951.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2011
Solicitation Topic Code: N112-135
Solicitation Number: 2011.2
Small Business Information
C3I, Inc.
4 Merrill Industrial Dr., Ste 108, Hampton, NH, -
DUNS: 019906085
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Charles Wagner
 President&CTO
 (603) 929-9989
 cwagner@c3i-usa.com
Business Contact
 Charles Wagner
Title: President&CTO
Phone: (603) 929-9989
Email: cwagner@c3i-usa.com
Research Institution
 Stub
Abstract
The boat transfer, launch, and recovery system proposed will utilize a system of composite moving ways, cradle, and configurable bouyant bladders, controlled by the Advanced Communication and Control System (ACCS) to safely launch, recover, and transfer a variety of boats ranging in size as a minimum, from 7 M to 11 M, with a variety of hull shapes and materials, including unmanned surface vessels from the sea to the ship. The system is designed to operate safely without risk to personnel or equipment at high sea states, with a wide range of vehicle to ship relative velocities, and to take advantage of wave energies when present. The system is designed to operate with a minimum of training, to be easily maintained, to be highly compatible with the marine environment, highly affordable, and to integrate well into existing ship systems and to unmanned platforms.

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