Station-Keeping Low-Visibility Glider

Period of Performance: 06/27/2011 - 04/30/2012


Phase 2 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Lbi, Inc.
Groton, CT 06340
Principal Investigator


The SK-LVC Phase II proposal requires the employment of new and evolving technologies in the areas of power generation, autonomous operation and control of both surface and undersea unmanned vehicles, and operation of vehicles across the operational environment continuum from subsurface, surface, and airborne. Additionally, the SK-LVC Phase II proposal provides an opportunity to employ existing, new and evolving sensor, intelligence collection, information transmission, and command and control technologies in trans physical environment (littoral, near land, surface and subsurface; off shore, surface, subsurface, and airborne) and trans operational theater environment (fleet, theater, AOR), as well as support for peacetime reconnaissance activities and intelligence collection. The SK-LVC Phase II proposal pushes the technical and operation envelope of not only the system that comprise the actual LVC vessels but also the sub-systems and technologies employed within the LVC vessels that are used in other non-related systems.