Autonomous Operation of UAVs from USVs

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$1,244,410.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N00024-07-C-4124
Agency Tracking Number:
N051-055-0888
Solicitation Year:
2005
Solicitation Topic Code:
N05-055
Solicitation Number:
2005.1
Small Business Information
ACCURATE AUTOMATION CORP.
7001 Shallowford Road, Chattanooga, TN, 37421
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
Y
Duns:
194646782
Principal Investigator:
Chadwick Cox
Principal Investigator
(423) 894-4646
ccox@accurate-automation.com
Business Contact:
Reba Pap
CEO
(423) 894-4646
rpap@accurate-automation.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Accurate Automation Corporation (AAC) proposes a unique Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Launch and Recovery system for a U.S. Navy Unmanned Surface Vessel (USV). AAC proposes an innovative concept for repeatedly stowing, launching, guiding, recovering, and restoring one or more UAVs without sacrificing operational tempo. While UAV’s have been used extensively in-theater to support the troops, USVs are just getting a roadmap. The Naval Expeditionary Combat Command (NECC) has defined a concept for operating a UAV from a USV in support of their mission. The proposed program can be used to support another program where AAC is delivering a USV and a UAV for use in theater. With the proposed technology, the NECC UAV can be recovered on the NECC USV. Our Automatic Launch and Recovery System (ALaRS) will provide the U.S. Navy with the capability to operate UAVs for extended periods at remote locations without putting people in danger. An ALaRS leverages the advantages of two platforms with diverse capabilities while compensating for the limitations of each. The UAV and the USV bring together significant operational advantages into a single package.

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