High Speed Naval Surface Munition

Period of Performance: 03/01/2011 - 03/31/2012


Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Cesaroni Technology Inc.
1144 Tallevast Road Suite 108
Sarasota, FL 34243
Principal Investigator


The Defense Advanced Research Program Agency (DARPA) is currently seeking a small semi-autonomous, very high speed maritime surface munition that is capable of speeds of 100 knots or greater in sea state 4 or above. The system must have the capability to track, differentiate and intercept a target such as a small high-speed watercraft , at an initial range of up to three miles at high speed while maintaining good sea keeping characteristics above, below, and on the surface of the water. Cesaroni Technology Incorporated (CTI) is proposing a Phase 1, design, analysis and development effort to produce an advanced munition configuration that will meet these requirements while addressing the technical challenges of such a system and its mission goals. Novel control, propulsion, morphing hull techniques and packaging arrangements will be studied and applied as part of this program.