ONR BAA11-028 Large Displacement Unmanned Underwater Vehicle Innovative Naval Prototype (LDUUV INP) Energy Section Technology

August 4, 2011 - via ONR

Funding Type: BAA
Reference Number: ONRBAA11-028
Response Date: September 19, 2011

The Office of Naval Research (ONR) is interested in receiving proposals for an energy dense air-independent, rechargeable/refuelable energy system for the Large Displacement Unmanned Underwater Vehicle Innovative Naval Prototype (LD UUV INP). The performers will deliver a scalable energy system with threshold and objective performances as defined in Table 1 of the BAA.

Background: Greater breadth of mission profiles for current and future Naval UUVs require longer endurance stealthy propulsion systems that extend the current capability of 10-40 hours to several days or weeks (UUV Master Plan; www.navy.mil/navydata/technology/uuvmp.pdf). Current and future anticipated technologies based solely on high energy density batteries will not provide adequate endurance for the missions envisioned for the LDUUV. Solutions beyond battery-only technology capabilities are required.

The goal of this program is to develop and demonstrate power system technologies capable of the performance specifications and characteristics contained in Tables 1-4 of the BAA. Proposals shall describe a complete system concept, provide a detailed scope of work for the development of the core technology(ies) and conduct integrated bench-top system testing to achieve a Technology Readiness Level (TRL) of no less than 4 (Phase I Base). In addition to the specific S&T performance capabilities, proposers are expected to conduct a safety analysis (Preliminary Hazard/Safety Analysis (PHSA), reference in Appendix B) of the system energy technology concept. Any proposal that does not provide a specific full system solution, as well as a safety analysis, will not be considered.


Point(s) of Contact -
Questions of a technical nature should be submitted to:

Maria Medeiros Program Officer
Office of Naval Research Sea Platforms and Weapons Division, Code 333
One Liberty Center 875 North Randolph Street
Arlington, VA 22203-1995
Phone: (703) 696-5034
Email Address: maria.medeiros1@navy.mil

External link: https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=5122c23ded99c496dd15ebc33ac1995f&tab=core&_cview=0

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Author:Maria Medeiros