Autonomous Movement of Containers from Ship to Shore

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00024-09-C-4120
Agency Tracking Number: N053-152-0004
Amount: $599,940.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2005
Solicitation Topic Code: N05-152
Solicitation Number: 2005.3
Small Business Information
202 Pacific Avenue, Bremerton, WA, 98337
DUNS: 079273157
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Ralph Duncan
 Research Program Manager
 (360) 479-5600
Business Contact
 Ronald Selvidge
Title: VP, Research
Phone: (360) 479-5600
Research Institution
The JHSV will reach speeds of 35+ knots and allow for the rapid transit and deployment of conventional or Special Operations Forces (SOF) as well as equipment and supplies. It is planned for an FY10 IOC. One of program’s objectives is to reduce the Reception, Staging, Onward movement and Integration (RSO&I) burden in theater. Although the JHSV will be small enough to provide austere port accessibility, SOCOM units are often deployed covertly along coastlines away from populous port areas. Consequently, as these units move inland, their logistical resupply requirements include unique challenges such as maintaining covert operations, thus eliminating the option of using powered aircraft near the SOF operational area. Terrestrial conditions (bluffs, trees, swamps, etc.) between the shoreline and nearby roads may also preclude or slow the resupply line via ground vehicles. A cost effective stealth unmanned aircraft is needed that can be carried by and deployed by the JHSV and covertly replenish SOF units who are operating on the ground with ammunition, food, water and medical supplies.

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