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Definitive Contract - N6833520C0330

OVERVIEW

Original Description
RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
National Interest Action
Place of Performance
Pittsburgh, PA USA
Pricing
Cost Plus Fixed Fee
Set Aside
Small Business Set Aside - Total (SBA)
Extent Competed
Full And Open Competition After Exclusion Of Sources
Related Opportunity
None

SBIR DETAILS

Research Type
Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR) Phase II
Title
Robust Relative Navigation and Control for Autonomous Ship-Based Landing of Resupply Vertical Take-off and Landing Aircraft
Abstract
There is a stated need by the Navy to develop and test practical autonomy systems for unmanned air vehicles operating onboard ship decks that leverage recent advances in miniaturization of computing, sensing, perception, and motion planning. The Navy-funded programs "Autonomous Aerial Cargo/Utility System," SBIR Phase II "A System and Testing Methodology for Autonomous Ship-Based Resupply VTOL Aircraft," and "Unmanned Logistics Systems Air, Joint Capability Technology Demonstration" have developed/are developing generalized, modular systems for rotorcraft autonomy, adaptable to different concepts of operations. Still, current unmanned aircraft systems are limited in their autonomous behavior by insufficient real-time perception and on-board decision-making, and furthermore remotely-piloted systems do not provide low enough latency information or command authority to reliably operate in and out of ship decks in dynamic sea states or degraded visual conditions. This proposal addresses these limitations by leveraging our work on the aforementioned programs to continue development, simulation, flight testing, and field demonstration of an advanced sensing and computing payload to enable an operationally relevant vertical take-off and landing tactical resupply vehicle to autonomously land on moving ship-decks using only on-board closed-loop relative perception, guidance, navigation, and control.
Topic Code
N152-084
Solicitation Number
15.2
Contact
Marcel Bergerman
(412) 513-6110
marcel.bergerman@nearearth.aero

STATUS
(Complete)

Period of Performance

3/16/20

Start Date

3/28/22

Current End Date

3/28/22

Potential End Date
100% Complete

Obligations and Backlog

$1.7M

Total Obligated

$1.7M

Current Award

$2.2M

Potential Award
77% Funded

$0.0

Funded Backlog

$499.4K

Unfunded Backlog

AWARD RELATIONSHIPS

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Subcontracts

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Subs

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ACTIVITY TIMELINE

SUBCONTRACT AWARDS

Opportunity Lifecycle

HISTORY

COMPETITION
Solicitation Procedures
Negotiated Proposal/Quote
Number of Offers Received
17
Other Than Full and Open Competition
None
Evaluated Preference
None
Commercial Item Acquisition
Commercial Item Procedures Not Used
Simplified Procedures for Commercial Items
No

OTHER CATEGORIZATIONS

Subcontracting Plan
Plan Not Required
IT Commercial Item Category
Not Applicable
AGENCY DETAIL
Created By
dina.marinelli.n68335@navy.mil
Last Modified By
dina.marinelli.n68335@navy.mil
Approved By
dina.marinelli.n68335@navy.mil
Awarding Office
N68335 NAVAIR WARFARE CTR AIRCRAFT DIV
Funding Office
N00421 NAVAL AIR WARFARE CENTER AIR DIV

LEGISLATIVE MANDATES

Clinger-Cohen Act Compliant
No
Construction Wage Rate Requirements
Not Applicable
Labor Standards
Not Applicable
Materials, Supplies, Articles & Equipment
Not Applicable
Last Modified: 7/8/21


PIID: N68335-20-C-0330