Ship Rapid Damage Assessment System
Navy SBIR 2020.1 - Topic N201-025
NAVSEA - Mr. Dean Putnam - email@example.com
Opens: January 14, 2020 - Closes: February 26, 2020 (8:00 PM ET)
PROGRAM: PMS 407, Surface Ship Modernization. Robust Combat Power Controls FNC
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Develop a Ship Rapid Damage Assessment System to rapidly determine actionable
information after a damage event occurs on board a naval vessel that will
reduce the time and cost to effect repairs on that vessel.
In order to facilitate the rapid repair of ships after major damage events such
as grounding, collision, or battle casualty, it is critical to be able to
immediately assess the location and extent of the damage. In addition,
assessing the impact to ship mobility and its ability to provide resources,
such as electrical power and cooling, in near real time is vitally important.
Currently, critical time is lost while a damaged ship is transported to a
shipyard where repair work will be performed. Only a fundamental visual and
operational assessment of ship condition is evaluated to determine need for
immediate return to a ship repair facility with no measures available to
evaluate structural or electrical damage, which can propagate after a casualty
event because of a lack of understanding of the ship’s integrity. Rapid
assessment through a Ship Rapid Damage Assessment System of the damage will
allow for the pre-positioning of critical assets, the procurement of long
lead-time items required for repair, and the initiation of other required
planning activities taking place prior to the ship’s arrival at the repair
facility. The net effect is considerable shortening of the time that a Fleet
asset is out of service after a major critical event.
Develop a concept for a Ship Rapid Damage Assessment System meeting the
parameters identified in the Description. Demonstrate technical feasibility
through modeling, analysis, and bench-top experimentation. The Phase I Option,
if exercised, will include the initial design specifications and capabilities
description to build a prototype solution in Phase II.
Demonstrate the technology using simulated data generated by the proposer.
Based on lessons learned in the technology demonstration, further refine,
fabricate, and deliver a complete advanced prototype that will pass Navy
qualification testing for demonstration and characterization of key parameters
and objectives. Recommend test fixtures and methodologies to support
performance, environmental, shock, and vibration testing and qualification.
Working with the Navy, demonstrate the Ship Rapid Damage Assessment System
capability on a relevant system to support improved system operations. Provide
detailed drawings, code and specifications in Navy defined format.
DUAL USE APPLICATIONS: Support the Navy in transitioning the technology for Navy
use on current and future Navy ships. Develop the Ship Rapid Damage Assessment
System for evaluation to determine its effectiveness in an operationally
relevant environment. Support the Navy for test and evaluation to certify and
qualify the system for Navy use.
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Battle Damage Assessment; Sensors for Ship Damage Assessment; Structural Health
of Damaged Ships; Rapid Repair of Ships; Artificial Intelligence; Machine