Marine Mammal Detection and Mitigation

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-01-M-0208
Agency Tracking Number: N013-0106
Amount: $70,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2001
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
ADVANCED CERAMICS RESEARCH, INC.
3292 E. Hemisphere Loop, Tucson, AZ, 85706
DUNS: 602374951
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Anthony Mulligan
 Cheif Executive Officer
 (520) 573-6300
 a.mulligan@acrtucson.com
Business Contact
 Brett Waldo
Title: Controller
Phone: (520) 434-6345
Email: b.waldo@acrtucson.com
Research Institution
 IIT RESEARCH INSTITUTE
 Richard Johnson
 10West 35th Street
Chicago, IL, 60616
 (312) 567-4953
 Domestic nonprofit research organization
Abstract
This program will utilize the Swarm concept of very low cost expendable UAV's out fitted with IR and optical cameras to continuously detect marine mammals near or on the surface in the proximity of Navy ships. ACR will team with IIT Research Institute ofLanham, MD for sensor technology and development. Phase I will demonstrate functionality of key systems, develop and integrated system design, and provide cost analysis. Phase II will produce and demonstrate a working prototype. Phase III will set upmanufacturing operations on a Native American Reservation located in southern Arizona.Commercial markets include the Coast Guard, National Parks Service for fire fighting, animal researchers for tracking in remote locations, aircraft based trafficcongestion reporting services, fisherman, aircraft based real estate photography providers, commercial shipping, and organizations with needs to do monitoring of remote sights such as oil and gas pipe lines.

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