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Bladder Delivery System for UUVs and Weapons

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-11-M-0446
Agency Tracking Number: N112-155-0304
Amount: $79,975.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N112-155
Solicitation Number: 2011.2
Solicitation Year: 2011
Award Year: 2012
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2011-10-11
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
8100 Shaffer Parkway Suite #130
Littleton, CO -
United States
DUNS: 148034408
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Thierry Carriere
 Technology Director
 (303) 792-5615
Business Contact
 Clifton Brown
Title: President&CEO
Phone: (303) 792-5615
Research Institution

For more than the past 100 years, increasing the range and autonomy of ships, submarines and more recently unmanned undersea vehicles (UUVs) has been a primary goal for navies around the world and their ship designers. Many modern critical naval operations such as accessing strategic, denied maritime areas and operating and surviving attacks in hazardous and/or hostile environments require further improvements in these areas. High-performance UUVs would be particularly well suited to successfully execute such missions but their autonomy is still generally limited to between 10 and 80 hours of operations. Advanced propulsion systems could increase autonomy to weeks or months, vastly improving UUV"s capabilities to carry out these missions as well as enabling much more ambitious and complex ones. ADA Technologies is partnering with Aero Tec Laboratories (ATL) to propose the development of a refillable twin-skin bladder system for air-independent propulsion systems. The bladder system that we are proposing will utilize materials compatible with stored reactants for a minimum of 30 days. The concept for this device is to be able to provide a controllable fuel flow and expel the entirety of the fuel/oxidizer from the bladder system.

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