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OVERVIEW

Original Description
SBIR P I.
Place of Performance
Houma, LA USA
Pricing
Fixed Price
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 I
Title
XLUUV Launch and Recovery System
Abstract
Okeanus's proposal for a modular Launch and Recovery system (LARS) for On-board handling and Servicing of the Navy XLUUV is based on a simple concept involving minimal deck equipment. It takes inspiration from technology and equipment readily used in the offshore industry and available on the market today. It is also based Okeanus's extensive experience in designing and manufacturing LARS systems, using the knowledge that operations in higher sea states are typically more successful when the vehicle (in this XLUUV) is fully constrained and supported. Okeanus has experience designing of LARS systems safe, reliable systems that successfully operate in sea state 5. The concept comprises a single, capture cradle to support the XLUUV and a configurable winch and tugger winch design to handle the load. Adjustable, self-inflating and deflating floatation devices attached to the cradle will aid the launch and recovery by increasing the draft of the XLUUV without the need for additional attachment. The proposed floatation devices will also allow the XLUUV easily accessible during servicing. A modular design will mean that the cradle can be resized for various UUVs. A configurable winch design using multiple winches enables the system upsized or down sized. It also enables the proposed system to take advantage of existing deck equipment where appropriate. During Phase 1 Okeanus aims to confirm the technical feasibility of the system by confirming key components using data on the LPD17 vessel and XLUUV. This will include analyzing the floatation requirements, cradle requirements and structural loading, options for moving the cradle around the well deck and into storage, winch specifications and the control system requirements. The outcome would be a technically feasible, preliminary design. Okeanus plans to undertake this work as part of a four-stage process with 3 optional stages that can be exercised if desired by the customer. These stages will result in the provision of 3D CAD models of critical components, air supply system schematics to determine how the cradle with inflate/deflate and block diagrams of electrical and controls systems. Okeanus is confident that the concept it is putting forward would be adaptable and scalable to support various UUV deployments in line with the Navy's targets by 2045. For phase 2 Okeanus will look to find support from multiple larger partners to support the delivery of a prototype as well as developing a commercialization and communication strategy to appropriately scale up for production. In the meantime, it deems this SBIR as significant step in supporting Okeanus, a small US-based business, with developing its concept and it plans to capitalize on the investment that this opportunity provides.
Topic Code
N211-032
Solicitation Number
21.1
Contact
Donald Brockett
(425) 869-1834
dbrockett@okeanus.com

STATUS
(Complete)

Period of Performance

6/28/21

Start Date

12/27/21

Current End Date

6/23/22

Potential End Date
100% Complete

Obligations and Backlog

$140.0K

Total Obligated

$140.0K

Current Award

$238.6K

Potential Award
59% Funded

$0.0

Funded Backlog

$98.6K

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
18
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
National Interest Action
None
IT Commercial Item Category
Not Applicable
AGENCY DETAIL
Created By
danielle.ramos1.n68335@navy.mil
Last Modified By
danielle.ramos1.n68335@navy.mil
Approved By
danielle.ramos1.n68335@navy.mil
Awarding Office
N68335 NAVAIR WARFARE CTR AIRCRAFT DIV
Funding Office
N00167 NSWC CARDEROCK

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: 7/2/21


PIID: N68335-21-C-0541