Maritime Applied Physics Corporation (MAPC) designs and builds advanced technology systems for both commercial and government sponsors. We have employees in Maryland, Maine, and Minnesota. MAPC has a combination of engineering and heavy fabrication capabilities that allow the design, prototyping, and production of innovative systems.
Our particular interests in the Offshore Wind Commercial Market are the build of Crew Transfer Vessels, combating Right Whale strikes through our tethered parafoil system, and the use of unmanned systems for ecosystem and tower monitoring.
MAPC has specific experience with the design of electronic systems for advanced vehicles including ground robots, hydrofoils, passenger vessel motion reduction systems, rudder and autopilot systems, watercraft launch and recovery systems, shipboard machinery systems, and unmanned aircraft launch and recovery systems. We have an excellent capability to perform dynamic simulations of control problems and to design and implement digital controls for these systems. We have built and supplied inertial navigation systems and robotic control systems on land, air, and sea vehicles. We have built electric vehicles for a major car company. Some of our recent technology applications are summarized below:
• Barges and Amphibious Vehicles: MAPC is currently performing as a builder of various barge and amphibious platforms including Carderock’s Operational Logistics Office, Offshore wind programs, and for SAIC for their Armed Reconnaissance Vehicle, propulsion design for the ACV1.1. MAPC has also produced many up-armored panels as part of the AAV-Survivability upgrade.
• Surface Vessels and Unmanned Systems: MAPC has designed, constructed, and tested at sea 5 unmanned surface vessels, design and production of 55’ water taxis, and 32 GARC jet boats for various military and commercial customers. MAPC has extensive aluminum and fiberglass boat experience.
• Classified R&D and Production: As a contractor, MAPC has performed research, design and hardware work at a classified level.
• Subsea Systems/Submarine Arrays/ ISO9001 work: MAPC has assembled Light-Weight Wide Aperture Arrays for the Virginia Class submarine under ISO 9001 compliant procedures and inventory control. A recent subsea energy generator and a nitinol glider have also been designed and prototyped.
• Airborne Systems: MAPC has designed, constructed, and tested at sea a series of ram air parafoil systems (TALONS) that allow sensors and communications systems to be deployed from small and large ships to altitudes of up to 1,500 feet. MAPC has performed preliminary designs of seaplanes and WIG vehicles for both manned and unmanned delivery of personnel, sensors, and equipment. MAPC has designed an emergency life raft POD to AS9100 compliant standards for Sikorsky.
• Large Ship Engineering Programs: MAPC has three large contracts with Bath Iron Works for DDG1000 large ship engineering programs as ISO 9001 compliant programs. MAPC has also designed a pier (SVOP) capable of fuel, supplies and personnel transfer from small craft to large ships.
• Surface Buoys: MAPC has designed, constructed, and tested at sea an advanced surveillance buoy.
• Launch and Recovery Systems: MAPC has designed, constructed, and tested at sea the watercraft launch and recovery system for the LCS 2 Class, has designed and built an unmanned launch and recovery system for tow fish deployed from our unmanned vessels, and has designed and constructed unmanned refueling systems for unmanned surface vessels.
• Prototypes and Vessel Design: MAPC has designed and constructed three hydrofoil vessels including the first Hydrofoil Small Waterplane Area (HYSWAS) vessel. MAPC has also produced many models of naval vessels for customers such as Carderock.